Garden Lakes Realty Co. announces Bill Pelfrey Jr. has joined its firm as a licensed Realtor. Steve Miller, principal broker of the firm, said Pelfrey’s initial primary focus will be on all things involving residential real estate services.
Shorter University announces the addition of three new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robert Stinchcomb is serving as assistant professor of sport management in Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business. David Webb is assistant professor of mathematics in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Also joining the College of Arts and Sciences is Veronica Tudor Allen, who is biology laboratory instructor/coordinator.
The 2015 property tax bills will be mailed today for all Floyd County, City of Rome, and Cave Spring taxpayers, according to Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne. The deadline to pay property taxes will be November 16th. The normal due date of November 15th falls on a Sunday; so payments can be made through the end of the day on the 16th without any added late fees.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate for July was 7.6 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 9.5 percent.
A Florida-based consulting firm, Burton and Associates, firm has been hired by the city of Rome to do a new water and sewer rate study. Wendy Davis, chairman of the Rome Water and Sewer committee, said the Burton bid of $39,950 was right in the middle of seven bids received for the work.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, 501 Riverside Parkway, will host a fall plant sale this year. The inaugural fall sales will differ from the longtime spring sale in that plant lovers will be able to place orders for their plants in advance.
Kim Hawkins has joined the staff at Darlington School as a nurse in the Student Health Center. She holds an A.S. degree in nursing from Floyd Junior College and a B.S. degree in nursing from West Georgia College. A registered nurse, Hawkins has over 34 years of experience in the medical field, most recently as a contracted anesthesia, pre-op and pain management nurse at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Hawkins is certified in CPR and ACLS.
Harbin Clinic welcomes family medicine physician, Karen A. Eberhart MD to Harbin Clinic Family Medicine in Cedartown. Dr. Eberhart joins the practice of Dr. Heather Pryor, Dr. Robert Pyle and Dr. Todd Robinson.
AUGUST - Georgia Highlands College has named Elijah Scott the Dean of Libraries, College Testing, and Curriculum Innovation. On top of overseeing GHC’s libraries, Scott will additionally take charge of the college testing sites at each of the five campuses and the college’s curriculum innovation processes.
The new Rome Veterans Administration legal clinic is now open, taking appointments for every Friday going forward. The clinic will be in a room at the Veterans Administration medical clinic, 30 Chateau Drive in Rome.
Cristy Baldwin has joined the staff at Darlington School and will teach Spanish in the middle grades. A native Spanish speaker, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language from Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico and a Master of Arts degree in education from Regent University.
Team Legacy Cheerleading and Tumble Center, 309 Dodd Blvd. Suite 200, introduces its newest staff member, Coach Madison Bercich. Bercich is the center’s new director of community relations - athlete recruitment and retention.
Someone told Pam Bearden that she would know when the time had come for her to sell Meeks Picture House, 308 E. Sixth Ave., and retire. The epiphany came a few weeks ago, and Bearden will start a liquidation sale today to start the process of closing the business she has owned for 27 years.
The Georgia Department of Labor Career Center in Rome will host a job fair to help the Halex Corp. recruit a number of workers for its Calhoun facility Tuesday, Aug. 18. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the GDOL’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.
The Tillman hangar at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome has developed a reputation through the years as a special events facility. It is also the home base for Tillman Aviation University, which turns out new pilots and helps re-certify scores of pilots annually.
Three new shade-sail rest areas have been completed along the Oostanaula River levee trail, thanks to funding from a $69,105 2011 Georgia Recreational Trails Program grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Dixie Cook, senior employment manager for Mercy Care Rome, 300 Chatillon Road, was recognized on for 25 years of service at the Saint Joseph’s Health System Employee Recognition Celebration held in Atlanta on June 19.