Jackson Harris from Rome recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Juris Doctorate degree.
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.
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.
ROME, Ga. – A Berry College biology professor has been re-appointed to the position of Associate of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
The following area residents earned places on the Jacksonville State University spring 2014 President’s List:
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Berry College Chief of Staff Alexander Whitaker to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.
Donna Daugherty has retired from Georgia Highlands College after a 32-year career with the school.
Ford, Gittings & Kane Jewelers completed its fifth annual Kickback to the Community Silent Auction last month and was able to present checks to local charities.
Kasi Doyle Dixon of Lindale has been named to the President’s List at the University of North Georgia.
The following local students have been awarded merit scholarships to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year:
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2014 summer semester.
Members of the Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma volunteered last weekend with Habitat for Humanity’s Brush With Kindness project.
Works created by Katherine Tracy Page have recently been accepted into both the general and the loan collection categories of Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition.
Cheryl Willoughby, Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair 2013, recently finished first runner-up in the Ms. Senior Georgia pageant in Atlanta.
The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association has elected and installed new officers for 2014-2015.
Two volunteers with the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center were honored for their service during the Rome City Commission meeting Monday.
Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor military veterans wounded in combat.
Dr. Doug Olson (left), a flight doctor with Phoenix Air in Cartersville, poses with Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, at the Phoenix facility Wednesday. Olson was part of the crew that tended to Dr. Kent Brantly during his 16-hour evacuation from Liberia with the Ebola virus earlier this month. Hufstetler was joined by Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-Cartersville, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle during the visit to Phoenix Air to learn about complex medical issues that were dealt with during the flight.
Laura Musselwhite, interim vice president of academic affairs at Georgia Highlands College, has been named the chief academic officer and dean of instruction at the University of New Mexico — Valencia Campus.