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Financial Representative Norman Barden, Director of Operations and Finance for the Rome office of 21st Century Financial, Inc., recently received the 2016 Emerging Advisor of the Year Award - Bronze Level.

Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. announces the addition of Jonathan W. Harris as a Realtor. A native of Rome and a 1999 graduate of Darlington School, Harris attended Athens Technical College before returning to Rome to start a residential contracting business in 2002.

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Alfa Insurance Agent Mark Swanson of Rome was recently honored with the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award for Georgia during the company’s annual awards ceremony. He also received the Distinguished Service Award - Bronze Level.

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The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) recently awarded the 2017 GGIA Communicator of the Year Award to Keith Mickler, County Extension Coordinator, UGA Cooperative Extension in Floyd County. This award honors an individual who best serves the horticulture industry in Georgia through …

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Casey Wright has joined Floyd Healthcare Foundation as the Donor Relations Coordinator. She will assist with all giving plans and work with foundation employees, board members and donors in an effort to raise funds to further the mission of Floyd health care system. She will also take an act…

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Mark L. Busby, CFP, of Coosa Valley Financial Group and Southern Financial Consultants in Rome, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification …

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Shear Madness Hair Salon, 3486 Martha Berry Highway, welcomes an addition to its crew.  Janeise Wilson, master cosmetologist, joined the salon in December, 2016. A news release from salon states: “Janeise brings a vast knowledge of hair and high energy to our staff.” 

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CALHOUN – Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living presented the annual Exceeding Expectations Award to Bruce Harkins, maintenance director at Morning Pointe of Calhoun, for exemplifying exceptional customer service and dedication to residents and their families.

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ServiceMaster welcomes Tonya Faith Murphy to its staff as a project coordinator. According to a statement released by ServiceMaster, “Murphy will be a wonderful addition to the team, where she will oversee the daily details of mitigation for her service areas.  Her background in administrati…

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ServiceMaster welcomes Scott Irmscher to its staff as director of sales and marketing. Irmscher will be a valued addition to the directorial team where he will oversee the sales and marketing efforts in all 11 ServiceMaster franchises owned by Larry and Barry Alford. Irmscher grew up in the …

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Marty Robinson has been named the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Redmond Regional Medical Center. In this role, Robinson will manage numerous Redmond medical staff consisting of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who serve the Chattooga, Polk and Floyd counties.

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Michele Rikard, a Rome, a native, joined the Hardy team in late November. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Rikard spent nearly a decade serving as a senior level executive assistant and marketing director before stepping away to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations, saying…

Robert (Bob) Owens Jr., chief financial officer of OTR Wheel Engineering Inc., was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest board of directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

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Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Tyler Dubs, MD has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Dubs joins Redmond Medical Group as the family practice provider and is now accepting new patients. The practice is at 100 John Maddox Drive, on the campus of Redmond Regional Medical Center.

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 Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Stephanie Jones as Chief Nursing Officer. In her role, Jones will oversee operations of assigned clinical and non-clinical departments, ensuring that patient-care, clinical, and regulatory standards are met.

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Ryan Earnest, president of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announces the addition of veteran banker Anna B. Bridges to its team. Bridges will serve as assistant vice president/ credit administration at the bank’s main office, 501 Broad St.

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HardyRealty welcomes Lisa Sheerin. She is a new resident of Rome. Prior to moving to Rome, Sheerin lived in Douglasville, where she raised her three children. She was on the PTSO Board and volunteered at the schools with various fund-raising and educational activities.

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Redmond Regional Medical Center announces that John Pittman, MD has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Pittman’s practice, Rome Primary Care, is now Redmond Medical Group East. Dr. Pittman’s practice remains at its East Rome location, 715 East Second Ave.

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Tejas Raiyani, MD, FACP has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Raiyani will serve as the primary physician at Redmond’s new physician practice, Redmond Medical Group. This new clinic is at 100 John Maddox Drive, on Redmond Regional Medical Center’s campus. Raiyani is now accepting …

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The Georgia Society of CPAs presents the 2016 Distinguished Member Award to Beverly A. Smith, CPA, CTE, CGMA.Smith has 10 years’ experience in accounting with a focus on audits of small businesses and not-for-profits and is a partner at Whittington, Jones, & Rudert, CPAs in Rome.

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