Rome’s Kroger, 1476 Turner McCall Blvd., has joined the growing list of retailers offering online ordering of goods with same-day pick-up at the store. The Kroger service is called ClickList.

“Our hope with ClickList is to provide greater convenience and satisfaction while helping our Rome-area customers save time during the day with their busy schedules,” said Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division in a press release. “By adding same-day ordering and pickup, our customers will be even more empowered with the personalized shopping experience they expect.”

More than 40,000 grocery items are available to shoppers on ClickList, everything from meat and seafood, dairy, fresh produce and other items. Once shoppers go through the list online they choose the location and time slot most convenient for them to make the pick-up, even same-day service. Items are delivered to the customer at the pick-up location within minutes of their arrival at the store.

To access the service, customers can go to  www.Kroger.com/ClickList, fill their online buggy (cart), choose the pick-up location and time, and then place the order. An associate will select the foods and store them in proper temperature zones until the customer arrives.

There is a $4.95 service fee however Kroger is waiving that fee for each customer’s first three orders.

Census time is drawing near

Rome and Floyd County officials have started the processes that will lead up to the 202 Census.

The Local Update of Census Address, LUCA, is getting underway this month with the assistance of personnel at the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome. This is the only opportunity before the 2020 Census for cities and counties to compare their residential address lists to those that the Census plans to use for the official to count.

The accuracy of the Census is critical to the distribution of tax dollars for infrastructure, education, health, safety and other needs of the community.  Local governments also depend on accurate information to assist in the application for grants and loans, and the determination of eligibility all sorts of federal and state programming.

As required by law, the Census has established strict confidentiality and security rules to keep information private that would link a person to a particular address and to prevent the misuse of address information.  Concerns over privacy and recent security breaches in computer systems are a couple of the major issues the Census Bureau faces anticipates as it prepares to get an accurate count in 2020.

At the same time the upcoming Census will be the first one in which the actual survey can be completed online at the Census’s Bureau’s website.

For additional information and details on preparation for the next count, go to www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html.

Cave Spring to hold hearing on grant application

Cave Spring is considering an application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons.

Activities the money can be used for include housing, public facilities and economic development.

Details regarding the eligible activities and plans will be offered during a public hearing Friday, February 9 at noon at City Hall, 10 Georgia Avenue,