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Stephen Rood of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services presented the program at the July meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Rood (right) is pictured with NARFE President Willie Caldwell. NARFE meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:15 at the Landmar…

Floyd County resident Dale Herndon was announced as the national director of Bikers For Trump in Washington D.C. during the events of the recent Independence Day celebration.

On Aug. 3 and 4, Stephan LaPointe will be one of 17 riders from Georgia who will pedal up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $60 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

R.A.C.E. Rome’s Beth Smith and Tri for the Kids triathletes recently presented J.R. Davis, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia, a check for $18,000 from the proceeds of the 11th annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon held this past spring.

SpecialLOCAL RETIRED EDUCATORS RECOGNIZED: The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association recently recognized some of their members for their work throughout the year. Those named included (from left) Phil Herron for publicity, Nancy Smith for the group’s scrapbook, Daphnie Morrison for schola…

Balerie Byars, C.E.O and founder of Lips Unchained, held a Stop the Violence event on June 30 at the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 building on Shorter Avenue to acknowledge parents that have lost their daughter or son to violence.

Nine Rome and Floyd County first-responder units have donated 124 units of blood in Blood Assurance’s third annual Heroes Unified event. The first responder units hosted a community-wide blood drive that saw 104 donors in three locations with two bloodmobiles and an inside station on the sec…

The Armuchee, Glenwood and Everett Springs reunion group met June 1 in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Approximately 130 were in attendance. Betty Kuykendall was the emcee and Elsie Crabb, Denson McDow and Molly Jett performed several musical numbers. Mac Eubanks…

After retiring from Colonial Bread in 2000, James Lowery worked for ten years at North Broad Baptist Church. In 2010, he took up reading as a hobby and decided to try to read at least 100 books a year. He kept track of these books in a notebook to avoid duplicates. This list did include the …

Volunteers from Rome’s Mission IS Possible Foundation ran the Hotlanta Half Marathon in downtown Atlanta on June 9 to raise awareness and support for the Shining Stars Special Needs Cheer Team and the Birthday Club Parent Respite program. The 13.1-mile race began and ended at The World of Co…

Rome student Veeka Malanchuk will study the Russian language in the Eastern European country of Moldova during the summer. Malanchuk earned a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, took home the top prize in two categories of the Student Production Awards as decided by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, while also being nominated in a third.

Armuchee High graduate Eli Brock was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.’s 2019 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Floyd County. Brock plans to attend the University of Georgia and major in business.

Rome resident Matt Schneider shows off the scooter he’s riding through 14 states to raise awareness for organ donation. Schneider, has had four kidney transplants himself, was in town on Wednesday. He began his journey in Miami on April 1 and plans to finish some time in October in San Franc…

Officers Nick Jennings and Dylan Wright of the Rome Police Department have completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

The Kiwanis Club of Rome awarded $9,500 in scholarship money on May 7 during their annual scholarship awards banquet. Kiwanis presented scholarships to high school students in the areas of Key Club, Art and Music.

Members of the Floyd Rome Retired Educators Association were among the 500 individuals attending the 61st annual convention of the Georgia Retired Association on May 7 to 9 at the Augusta Marriott. The event, themed "Share the Light, included educational workshops, awards and scenic tours an…

Members of the Rome Federated Garden Clubs were among the 289 attendees of The Garden Club of Georgia’s 91st Annual Convention April 16-18 at the Convention & Trade Center, Columbus. Mayor B.H. Henderson welcomed the group to the city. The theme of the event was “Gardening on My Mind” an…

On Thursday Keller Williams Realty Northwest closed their office for the day to serve Restoration Rome as part of its annual RED Day “Give where you Live” community service event.

The Floyd/Rome Retired Educators Association gives annual scholarships to local students based on students’ being an education major, having a good academic record, good citizenship and a recommendation from students’ colleges or universities.

Kenneth Kennedy, a junior at the Georgia School for the Deaf representing the Rome Noon Optimist Club, recently won the Optimist International District Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Kenneth came out on top at the finals after students competed in local and regional…

Shorter University’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration, inducted 16 new members during the spring 2019 semester.

The 8th annual Branch Bragg Golf Tournament was held this past Saturday at Stonebridge. The event was held to raise scholarship money for two senior athletes at Coosa High School in honor of the late football coach, Branch Bragg. This year's winners included a team sponsored by Jay Shell at …

The Floyd/Rome Retired Educators Association were honored to present a check for $3,000 to the Ferst Foundation of Floyd County. The donation will provide books for 100 children from birth to kindergarten. Past President Edward Waters presented the check to Debbie Ross, regional program dire…