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The Oostanaula Lodge F. & A.M. No. 113 recently elected and appointed officers for the 2018 Masonic year. Pictured from left to right are, Front row, from left are: Charles Hoge, Junior Steward; Jeff Adair, Senior Warden; Phillip Martin, Worshipful Master; William Bannister, Junior Warde…

Easterseals Southern Georgia announces State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, is among a select group of state legislators receiving the Easterseals Distinguished Service Award. Dempsey was a strong supporter of HB 201, The Family Care Act. This legislation, which provides flexibility in the use …

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2017 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minim…

Commissioner Evie McNiece received the Certificate of Excellence from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s Mayors’ Day conference in Atlanta on Sunday.

Young Harris College President Drew Van Horn, Ph.D., is announces the following students have been named to the College’s President’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average are eligible to be named to the President’s List.

The Rome HomeBuilders Association has awarded two scholarships to students at GNTC who have expressed an interest in a career in the buildings trade. Jerry Rucker, from left, owner of JR’s Grading & Landscaping, Connie Williams, CFO of River City Bank and the RHBA Executive Officer, Fran…

Johnathan Evans has been named the new location manager for Daniel’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 901 E. Second Ave. Evans has worked in the funeral industry since he was a small child. He obtained his degree at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and completed his apprenticeship …

Each year the Mathematical Association of America recognizes college or university mathematics teachers who demonstrate extraordinary success in teaching effectiveness, even beyond their own institutions with The Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or Universit…

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Board of Directors recently saw Floyd County, Georgia’s Al Hodge sworn in during a meeting held on the college’s Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold. Hodge, along with Robert Bradham, was one of two to be sworn in by Georgia Northwestern President Pet…

Five recent, Rome-area graduates of Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, joined their Marine recruiters and members of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, for breakfast at Bojangle’s Restaurant, 708 Martha Berry Blvd., on Thursday morning. They were home o…

Terrific Students from Rome Middle School were honored last week by the Rome Rotary Club for their excellence in attitude, academic performance and attendance. Pictured from left are: Stephen McCord, RMS Assistant Principal Ben Gleason, Lauren Walters, Hayley Alred, Kaitlyn Martinez and RMS …

Rome Lions Induct new member: Past President Raiden Sherman (from left) looks on as Lions Past district Governor Jerry Curtis welcomes Chris Ingram into the Rome Lions Club and presents him with his new member packet. Chris Ingram and his wife, Misty Ingram, live in Rome. (Contributed photo)

Five new Court Appointed Special Advocates who completed 40 hours of specialized training were sworn in this month 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 until the case …

In honor of breast cancer awareness month the team at Hardy Realty raised $3,600 for Cancer Navigators through donations and a collective yard sale on Oct. 21. The Hardy Realty family has been affected by all forms of cancer through the years and supports the dedicated efforts that Cancer Na…

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Kindred Healthcare is the largest provider of long term acute care services in the United States, with 76 Transitional Care Hospitals nationwide. The 5K Performance Program rates the performance of each Kindred Hospital across the country on a scale of 1K to 5K based on five key quality indi…

Ron Roach was celebrated at Jacksonville State University's 1967 50th Year Golden Gamecock Class Reunion on Oct. 27. He fondly remembers being a member of the JSU football and tennis teams. He also coached and played on the JSU undefeated softball and basketball intramural teams. During his …

Shorter University students made a strong showing at this year’s Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions in Athens. Held on the campus of the University of Georgia, the state NATS competition featured voice students from throughout Georgia, who performed and wer…

The Rome High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated their 60th reunion on Nov. 4 at Coosa Country Club in Rome. Sam Evans, reunion chairman, welcomed everyone and also recognized Frances Raines, a former teacher. During the group’s time together, they were able to have a moment to remembe…

U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Sean Cothran recently flew to the area in an Air Force T-6 Texan II airplane and presented his grandfather, Hollis Cothran of Armuchee, with the U.S. National Defense Service Medal. Hollis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War but was unaware that he had ear…

Model Ruritan Club presented their 2017 Model Ruritan Club Scholarship to Karson Cabe. Karson is a 2017 graduate of Model High School and is now attending Georgia Highlands College. Pictured from left are Model Ruritan Club Treasurer Larry Meeks, Karson Cabe and Model Ruritan Club Secretary …

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Veterans who haven’t made sure their discharge papers are recorded at the courthouse should do so in case they need it in the future, said Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court Barbara Penson. The court will then be able to provide the veterans with a certified copy as a free service if they …

Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, as Georgia Retired Educator's Day. The Rome City Commission and the Floyd County Commission have also recognized Georgia Retired Educator’s Day with proclamations at their meetings in October.

Rachel Camp, program manager, Outpatient Services at Willowbrooke at Floyd, talks about the alcohol and opioid addiction crisis on Thursday at the Polk County College & Career Academy in Cedartown. The free educational event gave therapists and counselors an opportunity to discuss how to…

Shorter University honored three alumni, LaShell Williams, Mary Shotwell Smith and Juan Pablo Selle, with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards were presented during a pregame ceremony at Shorter’s homecoming football game on Oct. 21.

Two Shorter University students have received scholarships funded with proceeds from Shorter University’s inaugural Little Black Dress Tea.

The 1956 graduating class of Armuchee High School met Sept. 22 at the Red Lobster restaurant to celebrate their 61st reunion. Pictured are, first row: Betty Kuykendall, Frances and H.I. Jones, Hugh Selman, Gertrude Selman, George and Linda Corbin. Second row: Beth Green, Dale and Ann Boyd, H…