Muhammad Yunus, who shared the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will be the keynote speaker at a September event in Rome.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club announced its Student of the Month recipients for September. Pictured are Macey Jones (from left), Armuchee High School; Levi Farmer, College and Career Academy; Madison Hubbard, Coosa High School; Hope Roberson, Darlington; Chris Buczynski, Georgia School for the Deaf; Rachel McFry, Model High School; Tyler Dobson, Pepperell High School; KiWan KenTrell Thrash, Rome High School; Anderson Krueger, Unity Christian School.
Members of the Rome Alumni Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated Soror Lois Bryant and her 70 years of membership with the sorority. She was initiated on May 20, 1944, in Alpha Chi Chapter at Tennessee State University. She lives at Renaissance Marquis.
As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, September 24, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune
Monday, Sept. 21, 1964
Jim and Suzan Littlefield of Douglasville and Brian and Diane Land of Rome are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Elizabeth Littlefield and Joshua Caleb Land.
For 80 years the Junior Service League has been an active part in the Rome community. The group is most visible a couple times each year during popular events such as the iconic Follies show and the poinsettia sale but it’s impact is far reaching.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wessell of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacy Hope Williams, to Jonathan Travis Kendrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kendrick Jr. of Rockmart.
Harley BreAnn Pyle and Dillan Tyler Greenleaf, both of Rome, announce their engagement.
One of my favorite songs is Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.”
The West Rome High School Class of 1964 gathered for its 50-year class reunion this month. On Sept. 5 classmates attended the First Friday concert. On Sept. 6, an afternoon cookout was held at the former site of the high school in an area adjacent to Sam’s Club. At the conclusion of the cookout, dozens of green and white balloons were released at the West Rome High School Monument located between Sam’s Club and Walmart. That was followed with a gathering and dinner at Coosa Country Club. A program was delivered by Eddie Hines, and many door prizes were given away throughout the night. A dance with ’60s music was provided by Kre8shuns Dee Jay Service.
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, was named a finalist in two categories for this year’s College Media Association (CMA) Pinnacle Award.
ROME, GA. —The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is now offering special weekend hotel packages in conjunction with the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s Georgia Guitar Explosion, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Three tractor-trailers filled with food for the Jesus in the Park event this Sunday are a modern-day version of five loaves and two fishes.
The popular Broadway musical “The Fantasticks” hits the Berry College stage Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 .
The Rome Symphony Orchestra is bringing a performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev to the students of the Rome City, Floyd County schools, and area private schools on Friday at Model High School’s auditorium.
The heroic true story of Helen Keller and her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, will unfold at Shorter University’s Callaway Theatre.
The Rome News-Tribune sponsored trivia takes place each week at Johnny's New York Style Pizza on Broad Street Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
ROME, Ga. – Artist Rick Berman will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m. to open his exhibit on Sept. 22 in Berry College's Moon Gallery.
The following area residents earned places on the Jacksonville State University spring 2014 President’s List:
Rome, Ga. — The heroic true story of Helen Keller and her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, will unfold at Shorter University’s Callaway Theatre.