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Saturday 09/06/2014
Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma members ‘brush with kindness’
Posted: September 06, 2014

Members of the Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma volunteered last weekend with Habitat for Humanity’s Brush With Kindness project.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Page’s entries selected for International Photographic Exhibition
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair Cheryl Willoughby is runner-up in Ms. Senior Georgia pageant
Posted: August 31, 2014

Cheryl Willoughby, Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair 2013, recently finished first runner-up in the Ms. Senior Georgia pageant in Atlanta.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Retired Educators group installs officers
Posted: August 30, 2014

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association has elected and installed new officers for 2014-2015. 

Friday 08/29/2014
Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center volunteers recognized for service
Posted: August 29, 2014

Two volunteers with the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center were honored for their service during the Rome City Commission meeting Monday.

Aug. 7 named Purple Heart Day
Posted: August 29, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor military veterans wounded in combat. 

Thursday 08/28/2014
Sen. Hufstetler, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visit Phoenix Air
Posted: August 28, 2014

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.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
GHC's Laura Musselwhite named to University of New Mexico post
Posted: August 27, 2014

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.

Monday 08/25/2014
Johnston earns masters from Savannah College of Arts and Design
Posted: August 25, 2014

Melissa Powell Johnston, daughter of Cathy and Jim Powell of Rome, recently received her Master of Arts in arts administration from Savannah College of Arts and Design.

Lambert named to Armstrong State Dean’s List
Posted: August 25, 2014

Armstrong State University in Savannah recently named Maggie Lambert of Armuchee to the Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester. Lambert, a psychology major, earned a GPA of 3.6 or higher for the semester.

Collins receives 50-year Masonic apron
Posted: August 25, 2014

Jerry Collins received his 50-year Masonic apron during the Floyd County Masonic Convention at Cherokee Lodge No. 66. Pictured behind him are his sons, Jeff, Jody and Joel Collins, who also are Masons. The four Collins men represent 119 years of Mason service.

Sunday 08/24/2014
Officers announce their retirement from Floyd County police department
Posted: August 24, 2014

The Floyd County Police Department announced the retirement of two longtime officers who have 36 years of combined service and experience.

Friday 08/22/2014
Citizens First awards Jack Parker Scholarships to 2 local graduates
Posted: August 22, 2014

Citizens First Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced its 2014 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. Among the recipients were Christopher Hill and Wilson Taylor.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Rome City Manager to chair Heart of Community board
Posted: August 21, 2014

Rome City Manager Sammy Rich has been appointed Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2014-2015.

Sunday 08/17/2014
West Rome High Class of '74 gathers for reunion
Posted: August 17, 2014

The  West Rome High School class of 1974 had their 40th reunion Aug. 9 at Mellow Mushroom on Broad Street.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Coosa High School grad receives scholarship to Shorter
Posted: August 16, 2014

Rome’s Rachel Waters has been selected to receive an Alfred Shorter Scholarship to attend Shorter University.

Thursday 08/14/2014
McNiece reappointed to Georgia Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Council
Posted: August 14, 2014

Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece has been reappointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Council.

Sutherland graduates from Air Force basic training
Posted: August 14, 2014

Airman Tyler J. Sutherland graduated June 6 from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Sunday 08/10/2014
Romans earn degrees at Western Governors University
Posted: August 10, 2014

The following Rome residents earned degrees from Western Governors University, an accredited online university based in Salt Lake City, Utah:

Friday 08/08/2014
AT&T donates $13,600 to United Way of Rome and Floyd County
Posted: August 08, 2014

AT&T has continued its support of the United Way of Rome and Floyd County through a $13,600 donation.