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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…

The Theta Psi Chapter at Shorter University earned its fourth Pyramid of Excellence award this past summer along with an academic sustainability award at the Delta Sigma Phi national convention in Baltimore.

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Rome Shakespeare Festival has been awarded a $5,000 Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Arts Council for its performances of Free Shakespeare on The Town Green, workshops and student performances of Macbeth.

The Rome Rotary Club recognized four terrific students from Rome Middle School last Thursday. Students are nominated by their teacher for having an excellent attitude, academic performance and attendance. Pictured (from left) are Rome Middle School counselor Bess Bosworth, Rome Middle School…

Rotary International District Governor David Cooper, left, and Rome Rotary President Jerry Lee named Peg Arey, retired club recretery, a Paul Harris Fellow Thursday. The honor represents a $1,000 donation to Rotary in Arey's name. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

The 1967 graduating class of Pepperell High School celebrated its 50 year class reunion Sept. 15-16. On Sept. 15, classmates enjoyed a tour of the new high school and were introduced at the following football game. The class met at the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Lin…

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0545 Rome and Northwest Georgia held their annual picnic recently at the Charles C. Parker Active Adult Center. Field Representative for Senator David Perdue Beatrice Torralba (from left), Branson Gayler (seated), Service Officer Duke Bor…

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The Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome Floyd, along with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and PAWS, has been hard at work for several weeks collecting donations for RomeGaCares. The donations are supplies for displaced animals affected by the hurricanes. These donations will leave Rome today.

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Several members of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association attended the Georgia Retired Educators Association Area 15 and 16 meeting in Cedartown. Leaders of the GREA were at the meeting to give updates to those who attended. The speakers were Myrtice Johnson, president of the Georgia R…

Rockmart Troop 23 lowers the United States flag at Chickamauga National Battlefield as part of serving as the Honor Guard at the park headquarters this Labor Day weekend. The troop also participated in a USA flag retirement ceremony and historic trails cleanup effort. During the flag retirem…

Shorter University graduate Aaron Harper went from the university’s campus, locally known as ‘The Hill,’ to Capitol Hill for a summer internship in the office of Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Ala. As he served as one of four interns, Harper gained experiences that are already proving beneficial…

The Rome Seven Hills Rotary Club meets Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2017, for lunch and a tour of the Rome-Floyd ECO Center. ECO Center Director Ben Winkelman shows onlookers some of the wildlife which inhabits our area. (Contributed photo)

Rome Marine Corps League commandant Hal Gosnell (right) presents a $2,000 check to retired Maj. Gen. Mike Regner to support the Marines Helping Marines program that provides assistance to Marines wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families. The League’s national convention was held i…

The Floyd County CASA Program swears in two new volunteers. CASA Volunteers speak up for abused and neglected children going through Juvenile Court proceedings. Pictured from left are CASA Director Sue Lagermann, volunteer Keith Phillips, volunteer Robin Phillips, Judge Greg Price, advocacy …

Rich Lampkin (left), executive director of the Rome Floyd United Way, accepts a ceremonial check of $9,000 from Don Barbour of AT&T in Georgia. Rome banker Bryan Shealy, a United Way volunteer, joins in the presentation. (Photo contributed by United Way)

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2017 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be …

West End Elementary partnered with Keller Williams Realty to collect water for Hurricane Harvey victims. The school had a great response from the community, said Misty Braden, volunteer coordinator with the school. The group lost count at around 250 plus cases of water that will be taken Thu…

Dewey Stevens (seated left) checks out a cake presented to him Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in honor of his 69th anniversary as a member of the Rome Lions Club. Joining in the presentation were Ralph White (from left), Max Hill, Jerry Curtis, Wayne Cauthen, club President Bill Pinson and Raiden S…

Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal visit the Rome-Floyd County Library to read to students and dedicate a new Georgia flag that was donated to the library by the Xavier chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Scouts from Rome Troop 113 handled the flag-raising ceremony.…

The Rev. Dr. Luther McDaniel, formerly of Rome, has completed requirements to earn his doctorate degree. McDaniel, now residing in Athens where he is the principal of Whitehead Elementary School, grew up in the Rome City Schools system and later became a teacher and assistant principal at Ro…

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2017 summer 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 min…

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Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary President Betty Ford presented Floyd President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel with checks totaling $130,000 at the group’s annual meeting.

The Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority announces the ribbon cutting at Antiques on the Square on Thursday. Antiques on the Square hosted an after-hours open house with snacks and beverages.

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As Rome and Floyd County students return to class, a special group of people are tasked to help meet their health needs during the school day. Floyd Corporate Health, part of the Floyd health care system, provides school nurses to both the Floyd and Rome school systems.

Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price has become one of only three Juvenile Judges in the State of Georgia to receive certification as a specialist in Child Welfare Law. The NACC, in collaboration with the American Bar Association, has granted Judge Price the national certification. T…

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia recently elected two new directors to serve on its Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Volunteers at Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun: Add Layson of Calhoun and Linda Jennings of Rome.

Rome Junior Service League celebrated another successful year in its League for Learning program. Originally established in 2005, serving 545 students, League for Learning has grown to serve over 2,000 students in 22 schools in Floyd County and Rome City Schools. League provisional members s…

School leaders, family and members of the community gathered Monday to dedicate the atrium of Model High School in honor of Nevin Jones and the late Joan Jones. The Joneses retired with a combined 70-plus years of service to Floyd County Schools. Nevin Jones served as a teacher, coach, and p…

The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University. The university held its 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 graduates.

Jesse Hunter (left), past-president of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, and Edward Waters, president of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association, discuss upcoming events. The FRREA is hosting a homecoming meeting on Sept. 11. All members and former members are invited to attend…

Loyd Dobbs of Rome is one of about 25 people who participated in a Fly Fishing for Vets day at Rolater Park in Cave Spring hosted by the Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Saturday. Organizers said the participation numbers were hurt by the heat but those who showed up were having a …

Paul Whittle and his 11-month old daughter, Ryleigh, at Floyd Medical Center's Rock-a-Thon. The even raised raised $10,000 toward buying a camera system for the hospital's NICU patients. This small camera system will be placed at beds in the NICU, allowing parents, family and friends to view…