Great Backyard Bird Count Prep Walk

Great Backyard Bird Count Prep Walk!  Chewacla State Park, Lee County

Auburn Alabama–The Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail (PPBT) is pleased to announce our Saturday, February 6, 2016 event, a Great Backyard Birding Event preliminary learning session and bird walk at Chewacla State Park, Lee County, Alabama. The event starts at 8:00 am.

Join the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail, Chewacla State Park, Alabama Extension Service/4-H and Auburn/Opelika Tourism for a morning of fun preparing for Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), the following weekend, February 12-15, 2016.  The February 6 events include an introduction to common birds; feeding wild birds (Wild Birds Unlimited); planting native landscapes (Master Gardeners); instruction on participating in the GBBC (PPBT); the Great Migration Challenge game (Extension 4-H) and finally a short bird hike lead by Chewacla State Park staff.   The Southeastern Raptor Center will be with us early with their education raptors, giving an up-close look at the hunters of the bird world.

Chewacla State Park is one of 34 sites on the Piedmont Birding Trail, covering nine counties in east central Alabama.

Contact:
Joanne Ninesling
ppbirdingtrail@gmail.com

Alexander City, Alabama

Ph:  256-786-0541

 

Site information:   http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/sites/chewacla-state-park/

http://www.alapark.com/chewacla-state-park

 

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED IN CASE OF RAIN.  SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ppbirdingtrail@gmail.com TO BE NOTIFIED OF ANY WEATHER-RELATED CHANGES.  CHANGES WILL ALSO BE ANNOUNCED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/piedmontplateaubirdingtrail

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Katie Wesson 256-404-2948
American Cancer Society
Katie.wesson@cancer.org

Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination Save Lives
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and serves as a reminder to all women to talk with their physician about the risks of developing cervical cancer, what causes it, and what they can do to prevent it.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2016 an estimated 12,990 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,120 will die from the disease. With access to vaccination and regular screening, most of these cases could be prevented.

The death rate from cervical cancer, which was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past 30 years, thanks in large part to screening with the Pap test.

“The majority of cervical cancer cases in the U.S. could be prevented with HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines, which have been recommended for a decade,” said Richard C. Wender, M.D., chief cancer control officer for the American Cancer Society. “In fact, about 90 percent of all cervical cancers could be prevented with screening and HPV vaccination.”

According to Dr. Wender, despite the enormous potential to reduce suffering and death from cervical cancer, millions of women who should be screened are not getting screened. The HPV vaccination rate among youth has been widely underutilized.

The American Cancer Society recommends the HPV vaccine to be given to girls ages 11 to 12. Cervical cancer screening with a Pap test should start at age 21. Women between the ages of 21 and 29 should have a Pap test every three years. Women aged 30 to 65 should have an HPV test with a Pap test every five years. Another option is to have just a Pap test every three years. Women over 65 years who have had regular screening with normal results should not be screened. Women who get the HPV vaccine still need to get regular screening for cervical cancer.

Uninsured women or those without a regular health care provider are significantly less likely to receive cervical cancer screening. Still, studies show about seven in 10 women who had not been screened in the previous five years had a regular doctor and health insurance.

“Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it does not affect everyone equally,” said Dr. Wender. “Statistics show that some minority populations and people who lack health insurance are more likely to develop cancer – and die from it – than the general U.S. population. The opportunity to prevent death and suffering from cervical cancer is real. Screening can find changes in the cervix before they turn into cancer, and vaccination can prevent most cervical cancers. If we can apply what we know today, it is possible we may see a day when cervical cancer is virtually eliminated.”

For more information, on how to become involved in your area, contact Katie Wesson, 256-404-2948 or katie.wesson@cancer.org. Make a difference in a local cancer patients life!
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About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

New Randolph County ‘Brand’ revealed

 

From The Randolph County Leader – 30 Dec 2015

2016 randolph county new brand logoRandolph County Economic Development Authority hosted a media conference to announce a new county-wide brand on Tuesday morning at the Bank of Wedowee-Roanoke Branch.

The “Genuinely Different” logo created by award-winning community marketing firm, Red Sage Communications Inc., will become the icon for Randolph County defining the county as it is today and supporting the county as it continues to define its future.

The new brand and messaging for Randolph County reflects the genuine Southern experience found across the county. Few communities offer such an authentic spirit and wealth of preserved natural resources. This strength is now highlighted to capture the unique characteristics of each of the four towns and to bring attention to the intriguing history, wide-ranging industrial base, diversity of land and unspoiled beauty, such as Lake Wedowee, found throughout the county.

“As we worked through the strategic planning process, a theme that kept occurring time after time was one of promoting county unity,” said Jared Kirby, president of First Bank and chair of the strategic planning committee. “We began working with Red Sage to achieve the goal of branding our county. The process included the insight and contributions of numerous community members. We are excited to unveil a brand that can be used consistently and help Randolph County become instantly recognizable. ”

Red Sage Communications Inc. President Ellen Didier said, “To learn what makes a community special, you have to go to the people. We kept hearing words like genuine, community, authentic, close-knit, pride and heritage. Our task was to translate these attributes into a tagline and logo that clearly and uniquely defined the county as a whole.”
The logo uses a bold color palette to represent many sectors of the county, including education, downtown streetscapes, industry, agriculture and beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and peaceful waters. The logo, as well as the tagline, captures the genuinely different features and character of Randolph County.

“Our county has so many unique aspects, and they all work together to make Randolph County a dynamic place to live, work and visit. The branding committee wanted the logo and tagline to encompass the things that make the county what it is; therefore the elements of the logo represent a variety of things that people think of when they think of our county,” said Shondae Brown, director of public relations at Southern Union, who served as the branding committee co-chair.

“In order to move the county forward on many different fronts, it is important to promote unity. This branding process helped us to be able to look at the many wonderful things that Randolph County has to offer, and to bring them all under one umbrella to effectively promote our great county,” said Larry Roberts, chair of Randolph County Commission.

The brand was developed with input from a local brand advisory committee of eight (Shondae Brown, Vickie Cummings, Tom Garland, Gregory Johnson, Larry Roberts, Marian Royston, Cotina Terry and Clay Tinney) following two focus group sessions conducted on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. These two sessions welcomed 54 participants, including representatives from the county commission, every municipality in Randolph County, state representatives, the chamber of commerce, school systems, healthcare, local businesses, economic development and other key groups. Following the focus group sessions, an online survey was launched to determine the new tagline. The resulting brand supports the core strengths and unique characteristics identified in these sessions.

“Throughout the focus group process, people kept mentioning the genuine compassion and authenticity of the people of the county. The committee felt that these are among our greatest strengths, and we wanted to be sure to capture that sentiment in our brand,” said Vickie Cummings, co-chair of the branding committee and sales supervisor for TEC.
The branding project and implementation efforts are being partially funded through the Community Marketing Program, a program developed by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative to provide the counties within their service area with tools for leveraging their county’s presence on the regional, national and international stage and drive economic development efforts.

“PowerSouth Energy was happy to be able to play a role in the Randolph County Community Branding Initiative,” said Caleb Goodwyn, economic and community development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. “The level of community participation throughout this process lends further proof to the commitment of the citizens of Randolph County and the dedication and professionalism of the Randolph County Economic Development Authority. We hope that this unique brand will lead to greater visibility for Randolph County on the national and international levels and will lead to future economic development successes. Randolph County is a unique place to live, work and play, and we hope this will allow the county to more effectively reach their target audience.”
The new logo and tagline will be adapted for use and implemented throughout the county with brand-building activities led by the brand advisory committee, including county marketing, as well as national and international recruitment. The Randolph County Economic Development Authority is sporting a custom adaptation of the logo and commissioned a county brochure utilizing the new brand and messaging.

“The Genuinely Different logo and tagline for Randolph County fully captures the essence of Randolph County. I am very excited to have a unified brand to use in all of our marketing and recruiting efforts,” said Cotina Terry, executive director, Randolph County Economic Development Authority. “The brand is a great fit for all of RCEDA’s efforts in promoting existing industry, enhancing our workforce, highlighting our educational offerings, as well as recruiting new business and industry to the county. We are now ready to let the world know that Randolph County is ready to offer tourists, businesses and industry a ‘Genuinely Different’ experience.”

“When we started the planning process a year and a half ago, we really wanted to capture who we already are as a county. We feel this logo and tagline embodies our strengths. Our hope is that the brand is embraced by all who live in and love Randolph County,” stated Wendell Shelton, immediate past president, RCEDA.

Chamber Annual Meeting Celebration

Randolph County Chamber of Commerce  Annual Meeting Celebration

2015 Member of Year - Small Town Bank

Member of the Year – Small Town Bank. Left to right: 2014-2015 RCCC President Paula Lambert, Teller Rich Phillips , Executive Vice President Harold Heard and Executive Director Dorothy Tidwell.

The East Alabama Antique Tractor Club Pavilion located in the Wedowee Kiwanis Park in Wedowee was the setting for the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The well-attended member event provided a networking opportunity for a diverse group of individual, business persons, governmental agencies, and civic and social organizations to gather in celebration of the Chamber’s successful 2014-2015 year. A pink theme was carried out to promote the Chamber’s campaign for “Think Pink Randolph County” in support of breast cancer awareness. Dorothy Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chamber welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked those attending for their continued membership, sponsorships and participation in the year’s events.

Director Tidwell recognized the following Annual Meeting Sponsors: Regional Medical Center, Tanner Medical Center, Small Town Bank, W M Grocery, Bank of Wedowee, First Bank, Purohit Pediatric Clinic, Roanoke Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Alabama Power, Eagle 1023, Eye Care Alabama, Lake Wedowee Life/Southern Holiday Life, Randolph County Ag & Equine, Randolph County Economic Development Authority, and The Randolph Leader.

District One Board of Director Tom Garland recognized Bill Caypless, Randolph County Health Care Authority Chairman, for his long hours of hard work on the 1% Sales Tax in support of a new hospital in Randolph County.

2015 Community Service - State Farm

Community Service Award – State Farm. Left to right: 2014-2015 RCCC President Paula Lambert, State Farm Insurance Agent Ken Seiffert and RCCC Executive Director Dorothy Tidwell.

Highlighting the celebration was the presentation of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards. The Chamber Awards were presented by 2014-2015 President Paula Lambert and Executive Director Dorothy Tidwell. Receiving this year’s awards are: Member of the Year: Small Town Bank, Community Service Award: State Farm Insurance, Ken Sieffert Agent and a tie for Lifetime Achievement Award: Roanoke Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and Traylor Retirement Center. See more photos.

Director Tidwell thanked the 2014-2015 Chamber Board of Directors for their continued support and guidance during the year. Out-going directors, Joe Ammons, Doug Williams and Jimmy Allen were thanked for their years of service to the Chamber and presented plaques from President Lambert and Director Tidwell.

Dr. Carol Knight, long-time Chamber supporter, presided over the swearing ceremonies of the in-coming Board of Directors. The 2015-2016 Board of Directors are as follows:

President- Richard Cotney, Vice President- Barbara Burroughs, Secretary/Treasurer – Daniel Bozeman, Past President – Paula Lambert, District 1 – Tom Garland, District 2 – Marie Lanier, District 3 – Marty Kirby, District 4 – Margaret Calhoun, District 5 – Gertie Hill, Roanoke District – Amy Goode, Wadley District – Open, Wedowee District – Amy Pike and Woodland District – Fred Lovvorn.

Newly sworn-in President Richard Cotney closed the meeting.

See more photos at http://randolphcountyal.com/photo-gallery/.

Nominations for the Annual Achievement Awards

September 16, 2015

Dear Chamber Investors:

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual achievement awards presented each year at the Annual Meeting.  Awards will be presented in the following categories:  Member of the Year, Community Service Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

These awards honor businesses and/or individuals whose contributions to the community and county enrich us all. Chamber members are encouraged to submit nominations for these awards. Only Chamber members in good standing may be nominated. For your reference, a membership list, as well as the winners from the past three years, is listed below.

Criteria for the awards are as follows:

Member of the Year:

The Chamber Member of the Year Award will be presented to the member or member’s representative who has demonstrated over the past year their abilities in the following categories: active participation in Chamber activities, active participation in community projects, and actions ensuring the continued viability of the Chamber and/or the county as a whole.

Community Service Award:

This award will be presented to a member that devotes their time, efforts, and talents towards community service and the enhancement of the quality of life for the citizens of our county or who has made an outstanding contribution through volunteer involvement.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

This award will be presented to a long-standing business that has made a lasting impact or contribution to the county and who promotes the good of the community/county through their activities.

Winners of the awards will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Directors. Please submit any nominations in writing to RCCC PO Box 431 Roanoke, AL 36274 or e-mail to rancococ@teleclipse.net by October 1, 2015. Thank you for all you do to make Randolph County great! We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on October 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the East Alabama Antique Tractor Club Pavilion Wedowee Kiwanis Park in Wedowee, Alabama (invitations will follow).

Sincerely,

Paula Lambert, President 2014-2015
Dorothy Tidwell, Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Annual Achievement Awards 2011-2014

2014

Member of the Year – Regional Medical Center and Tanner Health System

Community Service Award- Randolph County Animal Shelter

Lifetime Achievement Award – Bank of Wedowee

2013

Member of the Year – W M Grocery

Community Service Award – Roanoke Rotary Lifetime

Achievement – Piggly Wiggly – Cliff Nelson Inc

2012

Member of the Year – Kesa Johnston Dunn

Community Service Award – National Alliance Mental Illness

Lifetime Achievement – Southern Union State Community College

 

Chamber Membership

2014-2015

A & J Tax
AL/Ga Roll off Container
Air Control
Air & Electric
Air Evac EMS Inc
Alpha Omega Chapter of DKG International
Alabama Power Company
Amedisys
American Legion Post #53
American Steeples & Baptistries, Inc
American Red Cross
Joe & Mary Ammons
Annie L Awbrey Public Library
Ann’s Flowers
Ava Hills Assisted Living
M L Awbrey Inc
Awbrey Studio on Main
Bank of Wedowee
Kim Benefield
Benefield Funeral Home
Bluestone Technologies
Boys & Girls Club of  East Alabama
Bruce & Susan Brownlee
Josh Burns, Revenue Commissioner
Burger King #7164
Barbara & Bobby Burroughs
C & C Pumping
Cheaha Regional Mental Health
Circle of Care
City of Roanoke
Community Action Agency
Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
Cotney & Company
Cotney Farms
Deer Valley Ranch
Denton & Associates
George Diamond, Probate Judge
Law Firm of Kesa M Johnston Dunn
Eagle 1023 WELR
East Alabama Antique Tractor
East Alabama Arts Society
Elite Rehab
Emergency Medical Transport
Emerging Home Care Pharmacy
Envision Wadley
Express Chicken & Fish
Eye Care of Alabama
Farmers Insurance
Fiberglass Unlimited
Bob & Shelia Fincher
First Bank
First Baptist Church
First State Bank
Fort Mc Clellan Credit Union
Foundation for Randolph County Schools
Four Corners Thrift Store
431 Banquet Hall
431 Fuel Connection
Fuller Hampton LLC
Toni Gay
Genesis Weight Clinic
Gerson’s Garden
H & M Drugs
Habitat for Humanity
Chris Hammond Foundation
JD & Chris Hardin
Sid & Susan Hare
Hillside Park
Home Team Pizzeria LLC
Hunter Bend Realty
I Rock and Boogie
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Stan Jones
Key Concept Services
Rance & Marty Kirby
Carol and Dale Knight
Lady of the Lake Herbs
LWPOA
Lakeside Market & Grill
Lake Wedowee Life/Southern Holiday Life
Large Animal Veterinary Services
Life Choice Hospice
Life South Community Blood Center
Lowry Drugs & Gifts
Jack and Sarah Mc Kay
Mad Indian Quickie Mart
The Magazine Club
Magnolia Garden Club
Mary Messser’s Flower Shop
M2 Connections
Main Street Animal Hospital
Chris May, Circuit Clerk
Buster Miles Chevrolet & Ford
Mohawk Industries
NAMI
New South Shopping Centers, LLC
Nissan of Lagrange
Norton’s Flooring
OK Tire
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Perryland Foods
Piggly Wiggly
Pilot Club of Roanoke
Purohit Pediatric Clinic
Quality Beverage
Quality Quick Lube & Auto Care LLC
Quattlebaum Funeral Home
Rainbow Family Service
Rand Co Ag & Equine
Randolph County Animal Shelter
Randolph County Aviators
Rand Co Chapter Al Democratic Conference
Randolph County Cattleman’s Association
Randolph County Cattle Women’s Association
Randolph County Commission
Randolph County Co-Op Extension
Randolph County Concrete
Randolph County Dept of Human Resources
Randolph County E-911
Randolph Co. Economic Development Authority
Randolph County EMA
Randolph County Fire Association
Randolph Co Foster/Adoptive Parents
Randolph County Healthcare Authority
Randolph County Historical Museum
Randolph County Insurance
Randolph Co Jobs Task Force
Randolph County Learning Center
Randolph County Publishers
Randolph  County Retired Educators
Regional Medical Center
Reliance Realty
City of Roanoke
Roanoke Ace Hardware
Roanoke Auto Parts
Roanoke Career Center
Roanoke City Board of Education
Roanoke First United Methodist Church
Roanoke Housing Authority
Roanoke Junior Service League
Roanoke Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center
Roanoke Police  Dept
Roanoke Rotary Club
Rock Stand Volunteer Fire Dept
Russell Do It Center
ServPro of Tallageda, Clay & Randolph
SIFAT
Paul and Ellen Sims
Small Town Bank
Smith Garage & Body Shop
SOS Cleaners
Spirit of the Living God Praise & Worship
Southern Home Comfort
South Home Realty
Southern Restoration Services
Southern Union State Community College
Smith Garage & Body Shop
State Farm Insurance
SteefFab Inc -Alabama
Stevenson Insurance Co
Don and Traci Strength
Superior Gas Inc
TEC
Tallapoosa River Electric
Tanner Health System
TempForce
Clay Tinney, District Judge
John Tinney, Attorney at Law
Clay Tinney, District Judge
Tobin Electric Co
Town of Wadley
Town of Wedowee
Town of Woodland
Traylor Retirement Center
Tres Hermanos Mexican Restaurant
Tri-County Plumbing
Trinity Baptist Church
True Customs by Wayne
Two Guys & A Girl Antiques
Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Authority
United Way of East Central Alabama
W M Grocery
Walker’s Service LLC
Walmart
Wedowee First Methodist Church
Wedowee Hospital
Wedowee Marine
Welch One Stop
Williams/Transco

 

 

 

Dorothy B. Tidwell

Executive Director

Randolph County Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 431

Roanoke, AL 36274

Phone: 334-863-6612 Cell: 334-863-1402

rancococ@teleclipse.net

7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert

7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert

June 6, 2015

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host the 7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival and Concert on June 6, 2015 in downtown RoanokeThe festival will bring a variety of art and craft vendors with unique and specialty items, food vendors, entertainment, and lots of fun for the entire family. The  festivities will begin the at  8 am with a Summer on Main 5K Run sponsored by the Roanoke Junior Service League. The day will be packed with activities, new events and a variety of entertainment during the day at Main Street Theatre. A new event this year for the festival will be the Womanless Beauty Pageant sponsored by Roanoke Junior Service League. The live entertainment will begin at 3 pm in the Main Street Theatre with a concert featuring WIND at 7 pm.

Click for Vendor Booth Registration Form – Download PDF

Festival Booth space is available for $50 for food vendors and $25 for craft and other booths. Non-profits and Chamber members may rent a booth at a discounted price. Please contact the Chamber office for details. Each space is 10 ft X 10 ft. All vendors will be assigned space at the descretion of the festival committee on a first-come first-serve basis. We will attempt not to have duplication in booth themes. Artist, Craft and Food Vendors must provide all materials for the booth space including tables, chairs, tents, equipment, etc. NO YARD SALE ITEMS will be permitted.

Make your plans to attend a day of fun and don’t forget to bring your fiends. Come once and you will never want to miss it. Summer on Main is fruly a festival to remember. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 334-864-6612, 33-4-864-1402, email at rancococ@teleclipse.net or randolphcountyal.com.

Eighth Annual Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Prayer Breakfast

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host the Eighth Annual Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 7:00 am until 8:00 am at the Roanoke First United Methodist Church Mc Donald Family Life Center in Roanoke, Alabama.

The breakfast brings together our community for an inspirational and uplifting breakfast with special messages from local Randolph County pastors. Joining key-note speaker Pastor Stanley Yarbrough Bethany Line Congregational Christian Church will be Pastor Ralph Barrow, Roanoke First United Methodist Church, Pastor Calvin Trammell, Friendship and Hopewell Baptist Church Wadley, Alabama, and Pastor Bobby Burroughs Hope Memorial Christian Church Wadley, Alabama.

The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by, Regional Medical Center, SmallTown Bank, Tanner Health System, WM Grocery, Bank of Wedowee, First Bank, Purohit Pediatric Clinic, Roanoke Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center, Alabama Power, Emergency Medical Transport, Mohawk Industries, Randolph County Economic Development Authority, Southern Union State Community College, State Farm Ken Seiffert Agent, Steel Fab, TEC, Traylor Retirement Center, Eagle 1023, Lake Wedowee Life, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, The Randolph Leader, Roanoke Rotary Club, Randolph County Agriculture and Equine Center, Benefield Funeral Home, Jerry and Patsy Cotney, Emerging Home Care Pharmacy, Fort Mc Clellan Credit Union, Fiberglass Unlimited, M2 Connections, Piggly Wiggly, Roanoke Ace Hardware, Russell Do It Center, Superior Gas, and Two Guys & a Girl Antiques.

Please join us as we pause, be thankful for what we have and recognize the strength of working together. There is no charge for the breakfast but reservations are requested no later than May 4th. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber office at 334-863-6612, 334-863-1402 or emailing at rancococ@teleclipse.net.

Dorothy B. Tidwell
Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 431
Roanoke, AL 36274
Phone: 334-863-6612 Cell: 334-863-1402
rancococ@teleclipse.net

Randolph County Health Care Forums

Submit Your Questions Now!

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host two important health care forums regarding the 1% sales tax increase in Randolph County on Tuesday, April 28th at Roanoke City Auditorium @ 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 4th in the court room at the Randolph County Court House @ 6:00 p.m.

We want to make sure that our community knows what this means for them and the role they play in this county.

In preparation for these Health Care Forums, we have reached out for high priority questions that you want answered during this event.

Below are a few examples of questions that have been raised for that discussion. By means of this website, we are soliciting other question that you need answered. Lastly, submit any additional questions you may want answered.

-If the 1% sales tax increase is passed:

1) How long will the tax be in place?

2) Who is in charge of everyday operations to provide for the financial longevity of the facility?

3) Where will the hospital be located?

-Additional Questions can be submitted at the following link. Please submit your questions as soon as possible: https://surveyplanet.com/552bf3209fe1f304543129dc

In the event that you do not have a Facebook account or cannot access the Chamber of Commerce’s website, you may e-mail questions about the hospital to rancococ@teleclipse.net.

It is important that the community be informed either by the online survey or attending the health care forum. Become an informed voter and receive answers to important questions so that you can make an educated decision regarding the 1% sales tax increase to fund a hospital in your county.

Dorothy B. Tidwell – Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 431
Roanoke, AL 36274
Phone: 334-863-6612 Cell: 334-863-1402

rancococ@teleclipse.net

Attention Employers: Exhibit at the 8th Annual Randolph County Career Expo

Dear Employer or Career Training Representative,

The Randolph County Economic Development Authority and the Randolph County JOBS Task Force are proud to announce the 8th Annual Randolph County Career Expo.  This  event will be held at the Trinity Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 3501 U.S. Hwy 431 in Roanoke, Alabama, on Tuesday, April 21st 2015.  Set up will begin at 8:00 am, and the Expo will be from 9:00 am until noon.  (Please plan to stay the entire time, so that the community can benefit from your company’s information.)

It is our hope that you will join us on this day by setting up a booth to present information about the job opportunities that your company has available; to take applications and resumes; or to provide information regarding various career paths and training which may be available to individuals in the community.   The number of quality applicants which have attended this event over the past seven years has been tremendous and we are sure that you will find this event to be an excellent place to locate great employees for your organization.  Attendees include persons of various skill levels including experienced operators, college graduates, certified technical persons, high school students, job readiness trainees and many others.

There is no setup fee for the Expo.  All employers and career exhibitors will be provided complimentary breakfast, snacks and lunch.

We are very excited about the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you in April.  If you have any questions regarding how to find us, or any other questions, please contact Tamiya Lane at 256-357-3053 or Amanda Nichols at 256-357-3018.

Sincerely,

Lathonia Wright, President – Randolph County JOBS Task Force

Cotina Terry, Executive Director – Randolph Co. Economic Development Authority

Helping the Community – One Family at a Time

Little Tallapoosa River and the Alabama Scenic River Trail

The Alabama Scenic River Trail has begun the process of including the Little Tallapoosa River in our system of over 5,000 miles of navigable waterways used for fun and recreation. As part of this process, we are contacting all land-owners with property that borders on or near the Little Tallapoosa. As a community leader, you are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about, and participate in, a program that could bring opportunity to your community. This pro-gram is at no cost to you. Our first meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 23 2015 at: El Chilar Mexican Restaurant, 43 Pam Street, Wedowee, Alabama 36278.

Community input is extremely important to the success of this project.

Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to:

Joanne Ninesling, at either: littletallapoosa@gmail.com or by telephone, 256-786-0541.

Upcoming Events

Feb
8
Mon
6:00 pm Roanoke City Council Meeting
Roanoke City Council Meeting
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roanoke City Council Meeting – 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
Feb
16
Tue
5:00 pm Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedowee Town Council Meeting – meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Feb
22
Mon
3:00 pm Randolph County Commission Meeting
Randolph County Commission Meeting
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Randolph County Commission meets every second and fourth Monday of each month with a workshop meeting on the Thursday prior to.  All meetings are at 3:00pm.
6:00 pm Roanoke City Council Meeting
Roanoke City Council Meeting
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roanoke City Council Meeting – 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
Mar
1
Tue
5:00 pm Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedowee Town Council Meeting – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Mar
7
Mon
11:00 pm Wadley Town Council Meeting
Wadley Town Council Meeting
Mar 7 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 12:00 am
Wadley Town Council Meeting  – 1st Monday of every month.
Mar
14
Mon
3:00 pm Randolph County Commission Meeting
Randolph County Commission Meeting
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Randolph County Commission meets every second and fourth Monday of each month with a workshop meeting on the Thursday prior to.  All meetings are at 3:00pm.
5:00 pm Woodland Town Council Meeting
Woodland Town Council Meeting
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Woodland Town Council meets the second Monday of each month.
6:00 pm Roanoke City Council Meeting
Roanoke City Council Meeting
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roanoke City Council Meeting – 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
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15
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5:00 pm Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedowee Town Council Meeting – meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.