The Slice N Dice Divas are the top money earners in this year’s Powder Puff tournament. The annual fundraiser that took place earlier this month at Grizzard Park raised more than $20,000 for Cancer Navigators. The Divas raised more than $4,500.
Madeleine Sabourin, 14, of Rome, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015 on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough.
Floyd County Farm Bureau member Iris Peeler received a district Excellence in Agriculture award from the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Model High School 50th reunion attendees gather for a group photo. Pictured in the front are Ann Sharp Adams (from left), Starla Sherrill Davis, Laura Jones, Sherry Guyton, Shirley Miller Lindsey, Janice McCain Henderson, Betty Payne Wilson, Shirley Campbell Duvall, Gaile Carroll Wood and Carol Braden Bradshaw. In the second row are Evelyn Jackson McClendon (from left), Susie Shaw Dotson, Margaret Fletcher Parmer, Jeanette Tate Rhinehart, Carol Robbins Bragg, Barbara Canada Touchstone, JoAnn Goss Kerns, Elaine Skelton Keasler, Wayne Keasler, Pat Cromer Law, Johnny Henderson, Charles White, Sherry Carroll Floyd, Jim Darby, Louise Paris Edwards, Paula Lynch Jones, Sharyne Self Gaddis, Helen Smith and C.L. Tate. In the third row are Bud Self (from left), Bill Payne, John Early, Jerry Hight, Johnnie Fowler, Ken Couch, Jim Laney, Ralph Davis, Tommy Kiser, Willis White, Doyle Morris, Alvin Williams, Jim West and Ron Cochran.
The officers of Rome Electric Motor Works Inc. present David Jackson with a plaque and $20 U.S. double eagle gold coin minted in 1904. This presentation was in honor of Jackson and his 28 years of hard work and dedication to Rome Electric. Jackson was hired in 1986 and served as a salesman for most of his time employed at the company. Pictured are Shellie Bowling (from left), Bill Bowling, David Jackson, Charles Bowling and Annette Bowling.
Eight local charities had a special reason to be thankful Wednesday as R.A.C.E. Rome presented them with a check on the steps of City Hall on Broad Street.
Five Boy Scouts with Troop 113 were awarded the Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church.
The trails at Jackson Hill now are marked with names and directional arrows thanks to William Douglas, who is working on his Eagle Scout Project with Troop 113 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church.
More than 60 fans of Berry College’s bald eagles gathered at the school on Saturday morning after meeting on the Berry College Eagle Facebook page.
Victoria Lynn Mathis, a Brenau University first-year student from Rome, enjoyed the “chance of a lifetime” with fellow college students when she had the opportunity to meet former President Jimmy Carter at a special program at the Carter Center, which was founded by the former president in Atlanta.
The Shorter University School of Nursing conducted its annual Rising Ceremony on Thursday at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.
The Rome Shrine Ladies donated $4,000 to the Shriner Hospitals for Children, which treats handicapped and burned children nationwide for free. Pictured are Jean Fields (from left), Barbara Cash, Diane Collins, Nadine Headrick, Debbie Penny, First Lady Judy Burke, Potentate Richard Burke, Mary Helen McGregor, Carol Godfrey, Betty Miller and Peggy Sims.
ATLANTA – The thing that went bump in the night for one lucky Rome newspaper employee was an ample prize from the Georgia Lottery. Christopher Fricks, an employee of the Rome News-Tribune, played the new Georgia Lottery instant game The Walking Dead and won a $50,000 top prize.
Judges Nelle Reagan (from left), Donna Carver and Nancy Lam take some time Wednesday to sample local Rome News-Tribune 2014 Recipe Bake Off recipes. Winners will be announced in the Taste of Home Cooking School special section that will be included in the Oct. 19 edition of the paper.
Luke Chaffin, special projects coordinator for the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be leaving the organization Friday.
Seventeen local government supervisors from the city of Rome successfully completed an in-depth Management Development Program administered by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Jackson Harris from Rome recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Tim Reynolds was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award from Xavier Chapter to recognize his dedication and contributions to the Lindale community.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club has named Alex Mills its Optimist of the Year and installed new officers.
Jessica Glover was named to the Law List for the spring semester 2014 at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Students with a 3.0 average or higher are named to the Law List.
Organizers report that Sunday’s Jesus in the Park event served 1,170 families 71,923 pounds of food. Those families represent 4,293 individuals and 10 counties. Pictured at Sunday’s event are Ella Burnett (left), 11, and Emma McCreless, 11, both of Rome, spraying vibrant colors into 9-year-old Abbie Wells’ hair during Jesus in the Park in Ridge Ferry Park.