Members of Oak Hill Church of Christ served breakfast to community servants Wednesday morning during the church’s annual Do Good Week activities. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. the church members provided coffee, biscuits, doughnuts, pastries and other breakfast foods to firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance personnel and others who serve the community as first responders.
After being hit by a car, a little chihuahua became an oddity and made Rome residents smile when it suddenly began walking only on its front paws. But years later, it’s bringing joy to people in a whole new way.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilton Hjort, Junior of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Margaret Hjort of Rome to Reid Thomas Morin of Virginia Beach, Virginia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Randall Morin of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
An Armuchee couple was stuck on each other from the beginning at the Armuchee High prom this year. That may have been literal as the two wore prom outfits they fashioned from Duck Tape. Now the two are hoping their creativity will win the $10,000 scholarship prize from the Duck Tape company. Kiana Mata, class of 2017 at Armuchee High, and Fernando Espinal, a 2014 graduate of Armuchee, were selected in the top 10 for their fashion sense and design by Duck Tape from 89 nationwide entries of Duck Tape attire. The Armuchee pair now needs community votes for their tape dream to become a reality.
Soul Fest 2016, is a full day of soul music and family fun featuring a variety of bands and the Infinity Show Band as the headliner. The event will be held at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Catch a rare glimpse inside historic homes in downtown Rome’s Between the Rivers Historic District on Saturday, July 9, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Downtown Rome Tour of Homes will feature four properties, with the possibility of more being added closer to the date of the event. The special tour will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia as part of the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.
Shorter University has announced students named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester of 2016. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term:
Floyd County teachers, Brandi Crider, band director at Model Middle School; Emily Threlkeld, music teacher at Garden Lakes Elementary School; and Jenifer Beaver, music teacher at Armuchee Elementary School have been elected to state and district level positions with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).
After nearly four decades of computer instruction on the collegiate level, Georgia Northwestern Technical College instructor Dwight Watt has been honored by one of the world’s most prestigious networking giants. Cisco Systems, Incorporated has given Watt an Expert Level Instructor Excellence status for his contribution to networking instruction. This award places Watt among the top 10 percent of Cisco Networking Academy instructors worldwide.
Rome Shakespeare Festival founder Gail Deschamps said their first attempt at doing classic theater — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — on the Town Green was an artistic, cross-cultural and, possibly, financial success.
As his June 15 concert with fellow “The Voice” contestant Emily Ann Roberts at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre approaches, Marietta’s own country crooner, Zach Seabaugh, released his first single today.
The city of Rome has declared Tuesday, June 14 “Blood Assurance Day” which coincides with World Blood Donor Day, a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors. The organization is asking 600 community members to make a blood donation on Blood Assurance Day to help replenish the blood supply used by local hospitals so far this summer.