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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…

Hardworking students from Northwest Georgia were honored for the Fall 2017 semester at their respective colleges and universities:

Educators wear many hats and one East Central Elementary fourth-grade teacher just may be seen wearing a tall top hat with red and white stripes this week. On Feb. 21, Ashley Hoban was awarded the Read Across America Grant in the amount of $150, and she said she has plans to use the funds fo…

The Berry College Forensic Unit earned their 24th consecutive team state championship at the Georgia Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Championship, earning themselves a spot at both the National Speech Championship as well the Novice Nationals in March.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College student Chris Roberson, a resident of Cedartown, was selected to receive the Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to injured military veterans. Roberson was one of two TCSG students selected for the scholarship.

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 …