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The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to announce the hiring of Tish Edwards to serve as District Program Assistant for the Coosa River Conservation District.

Mr. Benjamin Pleas Stell was duly sworn in to practice law on November 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. by the Honorable John E. Niedrach. Mr. Stell will be practicing law with the Firm of McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith & Monroe located at 111 Bridge-point Plaza, Rome.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation has named Richard C. (Rick) Hayes Jr. as plant manager at the Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant in the Armuchee community in Floyd County. Hayes replaces long-time Plant Manager Bill Tharpe, who has retired.

Charles Williams REIC is pleased to welcome Danielle Stitt as the Property Manager for Rome Georgia’s newest apartment community, The Riverpoint Apartments, located adjacent to State Mutual Stadium.

Reese & Smallwood Real Estate welcomes E.M. “Buddy” Childers to their staff. Childers is a graduate of Model High School, served in the U.S. Marine Reserves, is owner of Grant Telecommunications, a member of Riverside Baptist Church and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from…

Global Impact International, the parent ministry of Restoration Rome, has announced Dr. Courtney Cash as their new Vice President of Development and Community Engagement. Cash began work in September focused on securing funds to transform the old Southeast Elementary School building into a h…

Harbin Clinic Oncologist Dr. Melissa Dillmon has been named an advocacy champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

United Community Bank welcomes Fred Taylor to its Board of Directors in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Taylor is the founder of several businesses including OTR Wheel Engineering, Blackstone OTR, and Green Carbon, which are located in Rome, along with Silverstone Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, OTR Europe, OTR T…

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United Community Bank welcomes Fred Taylor to its Board of Directors in Rome, Georgia. Taylor is the founder of several businesses including OTR Wheel Engineering, Blackstone OTR, and Green Carbon, which are located in Rome, along with Silverstone Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, OTR Europe, OTR Thail…

Amanda Miller was born in Macon, Georgia, but grew up in the Rome area. She is a 2006 graduate of Georgia Highlands and obtained a certification in phlebotomy in 2013. Before starting at Hardy Realty, Amanda worked for Wells Fargo.

The Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center is pleased to announce Sergeant Darius Hall as its 2017 Second Quarter Security Employee of the Quarter and Food Service Supervisor Valerie Allen as its 2017 Second Quarter Support Employee of the Quarter. Both were nominated by their peers fo…

Native Roman Mason Minshew has joined Owes & Owens CPA, PC as a staff accountant. Mason graduated from Shorter University in December 2016 with a degree in accounting and a minor in marketing, and has just returned to his Alma Mater to pursue a Master’s degree in Accountancy. Mason is a …

Brian Hawkins has been named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank. “Brian brings an impressive eight-een years of financial and operational experience to our team,” said David J. Lance, President and CEO. “I am confi-dent that his expertise will be an asset to the bank.”

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sergeant Mitch Glass as its Employee of the Quarter for the Second Quarter, 2017. With 22 years of dedicated service, Sgt. Glass is being recognized for exemplary performance, teamwork, innovative thinking, motivation and attitude. Mit…

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia recently elected two new directors to serve on its Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Volunteers on June 6 at Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun: Mr. Add Layson of Calhoun and Mrs. Linda Jennings of Rome.

Allen Stephens, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC, M.Div, has earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Augusta University. He has become a board certified adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 Ricky Williams is no stranger to the Rome area. He played basketball for and graduated from Berry College. He returned to the area in 1996 as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Shorter University, and then returned to his alma mater as Director of Intramurals in 2007. In 2012, he establishe…

Becky Woodard graduated from Thornwood School, attended University of Georgia and graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree. She worked at SunTrust Bank before obtaining her real estate license from Barney Fletcher Real Estate School in 1980, and has been in real estate …

Mike Stover, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, has been named as a vice president of Greater Community Bank. “Banking is a very competitive business, and we compete every day to be our customer’s first choice,” said Stover. “I am honored to have established many wonderful relationsh…

A Berry College communication professor is one of six faculty members in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College Assistant Dean and instructor Grace Beam has graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. A May 2 ceremony honored the Business Management leader and several classmates from various organizations across Northwest Georgia.

Vanessa Waddell has been recognized with a 20 year certificate of attendance from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens. According to Board Chairman Steve Miller, “this commitment from Ms. Waddell to attend these annual meetings on such a consistent basis …

Lindy Williams has been hired to serve as Darlington’s director of enrollment management, effective July 1. As such, she will coordinate and lead all elements of the admission process, including recruitment and admissions, retention, data and research, information management, financial aid a…

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