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Harris earns law degree with honors from UGA

Jackson Harris from Rome recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Juris Doctorate degree. 

  • icon Posted: September 30

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Monday 09/22/2014
Rome Noon Optimist Club names Students of the Month
Posted: September 22, 2014

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.

Delta Sigma Theta honors senior member
Posted: September 22, 2014

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.

Saturday 09/20/2014
West Rome Class of ’64 gathers for 50-year reunion
Posted: September 20, 2014

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.

Friday 09/19/2014
Berry educator reappointed to Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 1:47 am

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.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Area residents earn honors at Jacksonville State
Posted: September 17, 2014

The following area residents earned places on the Jacksonville State University spring 2014 President’s List:

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Noon Optimist Club's September Students of the Month
Posted: September 16, 2014

Monday 09/15/2014
Governor appoints Berry College Chief of Staff to state board
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:11 am

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Berry College Chief of Staff Alexander Whitaker to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Daugherty retires from Georgia Highlands College after 32 years
Posted: September 13, 2014

Donna Daugherty has retired from Georgia Highlands College after a 32-year career with the school.

Friday 09/12/2014
Ford, Gittings & Kane donates to 2 local charities
Posted: September 12, 2014

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.

Monday 09/08/2014
Dixon named to University of North Georgia President’s List
Posted: September 08, 2014

Kasi Doyle Dixon of Lindale has been named to the President’s List at the University of North Georgia.

Local students net Wofford scholarships
Posted: September 08, 2014

The following local students have been awarded merit scholarships to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year:

Sunday 09/07/2014
GNTC announces summer semester President’s, Dean’s lists
Posted: September 07, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2014 summer semester.

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.