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Mae Byrd (left) congratulates Coosa High School graduate Mariah Lambert on being named to receive the Sam and Mae Byrd Scholarship presented each year by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. Looking on is Troy Bolt, detachment senior vice commandant and scholarship program chairman. …

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Sean P. Cothran, (center) grandson of Hollis and Carolyn Cothran of Armuchee, earned his silver wings and graduated from USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training on June 8 as a “Distinguished Graduate.” His father, Barry Cothran, his uncles David and John Cothran,…

Rome City Schools hosts a Summer Language Camp at Elm Street every year for students learning English as a second language. Students who need help with their academic English can build their skills over the summer in a two week camp. Students work on language and literacy skills they can pra…

The Greater Young Marines recently celebrated Rome Young Marines Gunnery Sgt. Jerry Cable’s retirement. Cable joined the Rome Young Marines in 2009 at 8 years old. 

Retiring Floyd County Schools employees Jill Miller, a diagnostician, John Jackson, the school superintendent, and Chris Toles, the executive director of finance, are celebrated during a retirement party May 29, 2018. / Contributed

Rome Middle School was recently visited by State Superintendent Richard Woods, where he officially awarded Rome City Schools with the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant. As one of the largest and most competitive grants in the state, the Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading g…

Rome City Schools’ Superintendent Louis Byars was elected to join the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. as a member of the board of directors on May 22.

Renva Watterson worked briefly at Georgia Highlands College as a part-time instructor of communication in 2005. At the time, she was the dean of Liberal Arts at Shorter University. One of her faculty members at Shorter, who was slated to teach summer classes at Shorter and GHC, had an emerge…

Shorter University student David Thompson has been selected to receive the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship from the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society for his senior year of study at Shorter. In addition, he was selected as a recipient of an Alpha Chi Region III scholarship for undergradua…

Officers representing six state and local agencies were honored Tuesday during the annual Respect for Law awards luncheon sponsored jointly by the Rome Noon Optimist Club and the Seven Hills Rotary Club. Selected by their respective departments were (from left) Ofc. Phil Smith, Georgia Depar…

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Across the state on May 8, local school systems hosted their own Georgia Future Educators Signing Day. Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy participated in this initiative which provided the opportunity to recognize high school students who have decided to dedicate their service i…

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Rome High School students Magdelena Macias and Maiasia Johnson speak to Anna K. Davie students as part of the Career Pathways Day at the elementary school. Pathways programs give students the option to take classes at Rome High School and at the end of three or more years they can graduate f…

The annual Rome City Schools Elementary Honor Chorus event was held at Rome High School on April 30. Fifth and sixth-grade students from Anna K. Davie, East Central, Elm Street, West Central and West End Elementary Schools participated under the direction of Rome Middle School chorus teacher…

Taking Best of Show top honors at the Kiwanis Club of Rome Art Showcase held recently at the Rome-Floyd County Library and grant-supported by the Rome Area Council for the Arts are Model High School senior Kat Hatcher, first place; Rome High School senior Emma Rose Bailey, second place, and …

Armuchee High School senior Josiah Hammond was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.’s 2018 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Floyd County. Hammond plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in Aeronautical Engineering.

Darlington’s Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss, Associate Dean Ivy Brewer, and Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman were featured presenters at The Association of Boarding Schools/National Association of Independent Schools Global Symposium in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Berry College junior Sarah Cooper is one of 211 students in the nation to receive the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship — one of the most prestigious scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics fields. Contributed. Cooper, a biochemistry major from Lafayette, Ind., found her p…

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association annually gives scholarships to local students. The scholarships are given to students who are education majors, have a good academic record, good citizenship and on the recommendation of their college or university. This year four scholarships of …

If hard work in the classroom pays off, then Jaaie Varshney has just hit the jackpot. After a rigorous application process, she has been named UGA Foundation Fellow which is the highest academic opportunity the university offers.

The Model High School yearbook, From Every Angle, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2018 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their …

Terrific Students from Rome Middle School were honored by the Rome Rotary Club for their excellence in attitude, academic performance and attendance. Each student received a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, Rotary theme pen and certificate. From left are: Emily Johnston, Ava Wilson, Bridget…

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators were entertained by Terrell Shaw at their last meeting. He told stories and amused the audience from start to finish. Shaw is the president of the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild and participated in the 24th Annual Big Fibbers Storytelling Contest this mo…

Fifteen education majors at Shorter University were recently inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. The induction ceremony was held at Shorter’s Thornwood Campus, which houses the university’s School of Education.

With Alan Menken’s version of “Santa Fe,” Coosa High School junior Zac Mitchell claimed the first-place $1,000 scholarship award at the Kiwanis Club of Rome Music Showcase held recently at Berry College’s Ford Auditorium. Mitchell was accompanied by pianist Kyla Cummins Zollitsch of Rome. Mi…

Two new Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers who have completed 40 hours of specialized training were sworn in March 6 by Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. CASA volunteers are assigned to a foster child’s case to advocate for the child’s best interest in Juvenile Court proceedings. The…

The Rome High School Interact Club visited Rome Rotary on March 1. Interact Club is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 and is part of Rotary International that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace while discovering the power of…