The Last Stop Gift Shop is proud to announce the annual Spring Art Market will take place April 1-2, at the Rome Civic Center and will feature local artists, authors and Georgia Made, Georgia Grown products.
Jimmy Collins, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, will speak at Shorter University on Monday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, 232 Shorter Ave., Rome. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Daniel Lovell, a 2016 graduate of Pepperell High School, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy for the Class of 2021. Lovell received two nominations to the Naval Academy this past year. He was nominated by U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Congressman Tom Graves. He was also nominated to West Point by Congressman Graves.
More than three dozen students from all six campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will strap on their helmets and compete for the title at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.
Light rain Saturday didn’t stop a large crowd from taking part in the dedication of the new GE Trails at Garrard Park. Well over a hundred hiking and biking enthusiasts along with descendants of Dr. John L. Garrard huddled under tents near the trailhead, at the east end of the old General Electric parking lot, to dedicate the recreation area (map).
Two students from each Rome and Floyd County Elementary School were honored at the annual Terrific Kid Banquet sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club and held in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.
Georgia Highlands College has appointed Michelle Boyce as the new dean of Health Sciences. Boyce will oversee the Division of Health Sciences, which includes nursing and dental hygiene. GHC currently offers an associate and bachelor’s in both nursing and dental hygiene.
President Donald Trump recently pledged, once again, to dump restrictions on church political activity, a move that a local pastor fears would make religious institutions “beholden to the money that is dragging our politics around” and risks “sacrilegious” idolizing of political parties over worshiping the Gospel of Christ.
Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of Sociology Christina Wolfe has been chosen to take part in the University of South Carolina’s International Perspectives on Higher Education (IPHE) in March. Wolfe will join a group of other college faculty and staff from around the country on a visit to South Africa.
Eight Romans made The University of Alabama fall dean’s or president’s lists. To make the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. To make the president’s list, students must achieve a 4.0 GPA.
A Calhoun-based textile business, a Piedmont, Alabama, land protection organization, Boys & Girls clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized April 6 with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Greenie Awards for their efforts to protect natural resources in the upper Coosa River basin.
Members of the Etowah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star visited Glenwood Primary to donate funds to help the school purchase a new Chromebook for Martha Broome's kindergarten class. The Chromebook will add to the resources available to the class to be used by children in their academic classwork.
As though they’ve walked out of the comic strip itself, the beloved characters Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Sally and Snoopy will take to the Historic DeSoto Theatre stage in Rome Little Theatre’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens Feb. 10.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has announced Floyd County students that made the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2016 fall semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.8 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the dean’s list the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 with a course load of at least 12 credit hours.