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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…

Darlington School will have history teacher Jared Willerson as the keynote speaker at the baccalaureate service on May 17. Life Trustee Betty Ledbetter, a current Darlington grandparent and daughter of longtime Darlington president and headmaster E.L. Wright, will give the commencement address.

Mercy Care filled their buses Wednesday morning with seniors for a trip to the Moon Gallery at Berry College. But this wasn’t a regular field trip. They were guests of honor at their own art exhibit, displaying their collective works from art therapy in Adult Day Health. Over 50 people inclu…

Armuchee High senior Harper Buffington earned the Best of Show title and a $1,000 educational scholarship in the Art Showcase hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Rome with a scratchboard art entry titled “Moo’ving On.” Second and third place scholarships were awarded to Model sophomore Alexis Peed…

The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association Board of Directors recently presented Kathy Kerce, director of the lactation consultant program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, with the Friend of SELCA Award.

The Armuchee Ruritan Club celebrated the club’s 65th anniversary during their March meeting. 51 people took part in the anniversary celebration. Representing the Ruritan organization were National Director Donna Poulton, Ruritan Foundation Treasurer and Zone 4 Gov. Brent Wheeler, Georgia/Nor…

Blood Assurance honored donors at Redmond Regional Medical center April 1 who reached their one gallon or more donation milestone. 79 donors, most of whom were Redmond Regional Medical Center employees, reached a donor milestone and gave a total of 159 gallons. Each donor received a certific…

Roman Judson Crawford has completed his one-year appointment as a Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. Crawford was among the students who gathered in Boston for a nationwide convention hosted by Campus Compact and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. The program includes webi…

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association was honored to have six new members at its recent meeting. New members include (from left) Rebecca Crymes, Debra Hall, Lynn Peek, Ruth Cipollo, Gwen Lewis and Cathy Busby. The association has 310 members. Anyone who is interested in education may …

Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, March 8-10. Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perfo…

Students from Model High and Armuchee Middle School earned top honors in the annual Rome Noon Optimist Club oratorical contest held Saturday in the chapel at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. Eight students delivered brief, original speeches on the topic, “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism an…

Rome News Tribune Features Editor and columnist Severo Avila is pictured in the Floyd County CASA Hero Cape and is CASA’s “Hero of the Month” for March 2019. Court Appointed Special Advocates provides trained and supervised volunteers to speak for the best interest of abused and neglected ch…

Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Donald Abernathy, Adairsville, lights a cutting torch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) in the Black Sea, Eastern Europe, on Feb. 20. The  Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patro…

Askew speaks at retired educators meeting: C. King Askew, local attorney and founding partner of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis LLC, spoke to the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association during their February meeting at the Thornton Recreation Center in Armuchee. Aske…