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Wednesday 04/02/2014
Judge Price swears in 3 new Court Appointed Special Advocates
Posted: April 02, 2014

Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge, Greg Price recently swore in three new Court Appointed Special Advocates to assist the Court in advocating for neglected and/or abused children.

WRGA's Mather Payne named as Georgia Radio 2014 Legacy inductee
Posted: April 02, 2014

The organizations 2014 Legacy inductees are (in alphabetical order):

Wednesday 03/26/2014
BCSO promosted Prentice to rank of captain
Posted: March 26, 2014

This month, Bartow County Sheriff's Office Captain Lee Fletcher retired after more than 20 years of service. Captain Fletcher served in all areas of the BCSO over the years and last served as assistant commander of the Uniform Patrol Division.

Monday 03/03/2014
Polk Names DAISY Award Winner
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 1:07 am

Vanessa Heath has been honored as Polk Medical Center’s first DAISY award winner. The DAISY Award celebrates nurses who demonstrate exceptional clinical skill and provide compassionate bedside care.

Wednesday 02/26/2014
UGA Small Business Development Center adds Ballard Betz to its team of experts
Posted: February 26, 2014

Rome, Georgia –The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has added Ballard Betz, of Rome, to its team of experts.

Monday 02/24/2014
Redmond Directors complete Leadership Academy
Posted: February 24, 2014

Joe Gleason, Stephanie Jones, Curt Layton and Mel McCary from Redmond Regional Medical Center have completed TriStar’s first Leadership Academy.

Darryl Gilbert joins The Car Store
Posted: February 24, 2014

 The Car Store announces that Darryl Gilbert has joined its sales team.

Redmond welcomes Pat Cooper, RN
Posted: February 24, 2014

Redmond Regional Medical Center welcomes Pat Cooper, registered nurse, to the center’s inpatient rehab unit.

Redmond Regional promotes Leigh Bolton
Posted: February 24, 2014

Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the promotion of Leigh Bolton as the new director of pharmacy.

Friday 02/14/2014
Anita Jackson named director of clinical services at Polk Medical Center
Posted: February 14, 2014

Anita Jackson has been named Director of Clinical Services at Polk Medical Center. Jackson will head the West Wing, which is a 25-bed unit, Outpatient Infusion Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Services and Utilization Management. She will also work with Cardiac Rehab, Cardiology and Physical Therapy.

Monday 02/10/2014
Winthrop announces staff promotion, additions
Posted: February 10, 2014

Winthrop Court Senior Living announces a promotion and two additions to its staff:

Monday 01/27/2014
Stephen Dobbins was promoted from Jail Officer
Posted: January 27, 2014

Stephen Dobbins was promoted from Jail Officer to Deputy Sheriff November 24, 2013. Deputy Dobbins has 2 years law enforcement experience and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since February 20, 2012. Deputy Dobbins is a graduate of the Cherokee County High School (Centre, AL).

Kristin Johnson promoted to Deputy Sheriff
Posted: January 27, 2014

Kristin Johnson was promoted from Jail Officer to Deputy Sheriff, November 24, 2013. Deputy Johnson has 5 years law enforcement experience and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since January 23, 2012. Deputy Johnson previous employment includes the Lake City Police Department (FL) and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office (Dallas, GA). In addition, Deputy Johnson studied at Akron University (Akron, OH).

Friday 01/17/2014
Floyd Medical Center names first DAISY award winner
Posted: January 17, 2014

Shirley Lemaster, a nurse with Heyman HospiceCare, has been honored as Floyd’s first DAISY award winner.  The DAISY Award celebrates nurses who demonstrate exceptional clinical skill and provide compassionate bedside care.

Monday 12/30/2013
Georgia Farm Bureau honors Rush family at annual convention
Posted: December 30, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Georgia Farm Bureau honored Floyd County’s Joe and Leigh Rush for their service on the GFB Young Farmer Committee during the organization’s annual convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 8-10.

Wednesday 12/18/2013
Ty Wilkes joins Heritage First Bank as vice president and lender
Updated: December 18, 2013 - 11:01 am

ROME - Ryan Earnest, President of Heritage First Bank, today announced that Ty Wilkes has joined the bank and will serve as Vice President, with responsibilities in Business Development and Consumer Lending.

Thursday 11/14/2013
Phillip Ford named CEO of OTR Wheel Engineering
Posted: November 14, 2013

OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer specializing in off-the-road tires, wheels, mounted tire/wheel assemblies and rubber tracks, is pleased to announce Phillip Ford as its new CEO. Phillip has assumed his new position as of Monday, November 4, 2013.

Redmond Regional Medical Center names Lisa Wallace new chief nursing officer
Updated: November 14, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Lisa Wallace as the new Chief Nursing Officer effective November 1, 2013.  Wallace replaces Kay Rhodes who returned to full time clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner with Redmond's West Rome Family Care.  Wallace earned her ASN degree from the College of Central Florida, her BSN from the University of Central Florida and her MSN from Research College of Nursing. 

Friday 11/01/2013
ShawHankins welcomes new employees to growing team in Georgia
Updated: November 01, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Experienced, Dynamic Professionals Join ShawHankins’ Expanding Benefits Firm ShawHankins, one of the largest employee benefits brokerage firms in Georgia, welcomes four new employees to its growing team.

Thursday 10/31/2013
Gretchen Corbin named president of Leadership Georgia 2014 Board of Trustees
Posted: October 31, 2013

Rome, Georgia – Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has been named President of the 2014 Board of Trustees for Leadership Georgia.  Gretchen and her husband David are 2003 graduates of Leadership Georgia.