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Thursday 11/06/2014
Watters and Davis from Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia honored
Posted: November 06, 2014

For over 60 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia has been a safe haven for area youth after school and during the summers, a place where they can build the knowledge, behavior and skills that set them on the road to a successful life.

Monday 11/03/2014
United Community Bank announces service champions, sales for the third quarter
Posted: November 03, 2014

United Community Bank is recognizing 10 top performing individuals and bank teams who exhibited sales and service excellence during the third quarter. The recognition is part of the bank’s quarterly Sales and Service Champion program.

Friday 10/31/2014
Chicken Salad Chick founders named Alabama’s Restaurateur of the Year
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:39 am

Native Roman Stacy Melton Brown and her husband, Kevin Brown, have been named Alabama’s Restaurateurs of the Year. The Browns founded the Chicken Salad Chick chain of restaurants.

Thursday 10/02/2014
Darlington senior named Commended Student by National Merit Scholarship Program
Posted: October 02, 2014

Senior Spencer Fields has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from Darlington and the National Merit Scholarship Corp. was presented to him during assembly.

“The young men and women named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

Spencer is the son of Drs. Katy and Jason Fields of Kingston, Ga.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT. 

Dr. Sonya Collins Joins Floyd Medical Center as a Neonatologist
Posted: October 02, 2014

Sonya R. Collins, M.D., MPF, FAAP, has joined Floyd Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Collins is a neonatologist, a physician who specializes in the medical care of newborn infants in need of special care.

Friday 09/19/2014
Berry educator reappointed to Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 1:47 am

ROME, Ga. – A Berry College biology professor has been re-appointed to the position of Associate of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Shorter University’s Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society names officers
Posted: September 17, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Six Shorter University students have recently been named as officers of the university’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Lydia Bezeau promoted to branch manager of Floyd branch of Atlanta Postal Credit Union
Posted: September 16, 2014

Atlanta Postal Credit Union announced the promotion of Lydia Bezeau to Branch Manager of APCU’s Floyd County Branch temporarily located at 101 Elliott Drive, Suite E, Rome, GA 30165.

GHC announces fifteen new faculty members
Posted: September 16, 2014

Fifteen new faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds joined Georgia Highlands College this semester.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Dean Daugherty retires after years of service to GHC
Posted: September 11, 2014

Donna Daugherty, a well-respected member of Georgia Highlands College, retired Sept.1. She will be remembered fondly for her remarkable career, meaningful contributions and dedicated leadership. Her service, which remained steady through many leadership transitions, was greatly appreciated and will be missed.

Monday 09/08/2014
Dr. Lyndsay Bass Claroni joins Floyd Primary Care Network
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 12:29 am

Lyndsay Bass Claroni, D.O., has joined Floyd Primary Care Network. She is seeing patients at Floyd Primary Care and Center for Diabetes located at 48 Hills Creek Rd., Taylorsville, GA.

Friday 09/05/2014
Shorter University welcomes 14 new faculty members for fall 2014
Posted: September 05, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Fourteen new faculty members have joined the Shorter University campus for the 2014-15 academic year.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Dr. Greta Dowling Flaherty now seeing primary care patients in West Rome
Posted: August 26, 2014

Greta Dowling Flaherty, D.O., a physician with the Floyd Primary Care network for the last year, is now seeing patients at 1501 Shorter Ave., Rome, formerly Dr. Keith Parmer’s office.

Friday 08/22/2014
Georgia Highlands College recognizes outstanding faculty and staff members
Posted: August 22, 2014

Georgia Highlands’ greatest asset is its faculty and staff. At the recent annual in-service meeting, several employees were recognized for their contributions during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Citizens First Bank announces 2014 Jack Parker Scholarships
Posted: August 20, 2014

Citizens First Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced its 2014 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. Among the recipients were Christopher ‘Chris’ Hill and Wilson ‘Wil’ Taylor. This year, 94 scholarships totaling $114,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and internal fundraising activities.

Friday 08/08/2014
Clay McCollum FMC physical therapist earns Sports Certified Specialist designation
Posted: August 08, 2014

Clay McCollum, PT, DPT, SCS, a physical therapist with Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab, has earned a Sports Certified Specialist designation, PT, DPT, SCS, a physical therapist with Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab, has earned a Sports Certified Specialist designation. McCollum is one of 28 specialists in Georgia, and his new certification recognizes him as an expert in the field of sports medicine.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Brinson Askew Berry partner Thomas Richardson accepts Inn of Court invitation
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 2:09 am

Thomas D. Richardson, a partner with Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP, has accepted an invitation to become a Master of the Bench in the inaugural class of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Paul Brock named Faculty Member of the Year by students at Medical College of Georgia
Posted: August 06, 2014

Harbin Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty healthcare group in Georgia, today announced that longtime surgeon Dr. Paul Brock has been named “Faculty Member of the Year” for his exceptional work with students at the Medical College of Georgia’s clinical campus in northwest Georgia.

Monday 08/04/2014
Alexandra Collins of Rome wins Georgia Power scholarship
Posted: August 04, 2014

ATLANTA – August 4, 2014 – Alexandra Collins, daughter of Georgia Power employee Eric Collins at the company’s Plant Hammond in Rome, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship. Collins attends Mercer University where she majors in biology/pre-med.

Monday 07/28/2014
Greater Rome CVB welcomes Falcitelli to visitor center staff
Posted: July 28, 2014

ROME, GA. — The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) announced today that Kendra Christie Falcitelli of Rome has joined the organization as customer service specialist for the Last Stop Gift Shop & Rome-Floyd Visitor Center.