SAVANNAH — Rome City Commissioner Milton Oliver Slack III received the Certificate of Distinction award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 83rd annual convention.
Modern Woodmen’s Rome chapter honored Telsa Vaughn as a Hometown Hero for the many volunteer hours she has devoted to Floyd Medical Center and Heymon Hospice. The chapter presented Vaughn with a certificate and awarded a $100 grant to Heyman Hospice Care, the charitable organization of her choice.
Members of Oak Hill Church of Christ served breakfast to community servants Wednesday morning during the church’s annual Do Good Week activities. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. the church members provided coffee, biscuits, doughnuts, pastries and other breakfast foods to firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance personnel and others who serve the community as first responders.
Shorter University has announced students named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester of 2016. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term:
Floyd County teachers, Brandi Crider, band director at Model Middle School; Emily Threlkeld, music teacher at Garden Lakes Elementary School; and Jenifer Beaver, music teacher at Armuchee Elementary School have been elected to state and district level positions with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).
After nearly four decades of computer instruction on the collegiate level, Georgia Northwestern Technical College instructor Dwight Watt has been honored by one of the world’s most prestigious networking giants. Cisco Systems, Incorporated has given Watt an Expert Level Instructor Excellence status for his contribution to networking instruction. This award places Watt among the top 10 percent of Cisco Networking Academy instructors worldwide.
The city of Rome has declared Tuesday, June 14 “Blood Assurance Day” which coincides with World Blood Donor Day, a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors. The organization is asking 600 community members to make a blood donation on Blood Assurance Day to help replenish the blood supply used by local hospitals so far this summer.
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the three winners of the hospital’s 2015 Frist Humanitarian Awards: Dr. Daniel Robitshek, Internal Medicine Residency Program – Physician Recipient; Andrew Ballantine, Director of Food and Nutrition Services – Employee Recipient; and Eunice Evans – Volunteer Recipient. Redmond also recognizes Angie Terry, RN as the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher B. Wiley recently retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army. He is the son of Nancy E. Andrews and Dwight F. Andrews, of Rome. During his 20 years of service, Wiley served in 14 countries and and was deployed to Iraq, Haiti and Afghanistan. He graduated from Armuchee High School.
Bruce Watterson of Rome sent in a photo he and his wife, Renva Watterson, had taken when they dined with the U.S. ambassador to Namibia during their travels in South Africa. Watterson said Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton of Arizona, and his wife, Melinda Burrell, invited them to the official residence and were delightful hosts.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has released the names of Floyd County students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2016 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.8 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. For the Dean’s List, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 with at least 12 credit hours.
Members of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association attended the 55th Annual Georgia Retired Educators Association Convention on May 3-5 in Augusta. The FRREA received awards in all categories — The Archives Award, Community Service Award, Georgia Educators Museum Award, GREA 10 Percent Growth Membership Award, Healing4Heroes Award, Scholarship Award, Unit of Excellence Award — and certificates of achievement.