Donna Daugherty has retired from Georgia Highlands College after a 32-year career with the school.
Members of the Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma volunteered last weekend with Habitat for Humanity’s Brush With Kindness project.
Works created by Katherine Tracy Page have recently been accepted into both the general and the loan collection categories of Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition.
Cheryl Willoughby, Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair 2013, recently finished first runner-up in the Ms. Senior Georgia pageant in Atlanta.
The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association has elected and installed new officers for 2014-2015.
Two volunteers with the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center were honored for their service during the Rome City Commission meeting Monday.
Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor military veterans wounded in combat.
Dr. Doug Olson (left), a flight doctor with Phoenix Air in Cartersville, poses with Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, at the Phoenix facility Wednesday. Olson was part of the crew that tended to Dr. Kent Brantly during his 16-hour evacuation from Liberia with the Ebola virus earlier this month. Hufstetler was joined by Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-Cartersville, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle during the visit to Phoenix Air to learn about complex medical issues that were dealt with during the flight.
Laura Musselwhite, interim vice president of academic affairs at Georgia Highlands College, has been named the chief academic officer and dean of instruction at the University of New Mexico — Valencia Campus.
Melissa Powell Johnston, daughter of Cathy and Jim Powell of Rome, recently received her Master of Arts in arts administration from Savannah College of Arts and Design.
Armstrong State University in Savannah recently named Maggie Lambert of Armuchee to the Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester. Lambert, a psychology major, earned a GPA of 3.6 or higher for the semester.
Jerry Collins received his 50-year Masonic apron during the Floyd County Masonic Convention at Cherokee Lodge No. 66. Pictured behind him are his sons, Jeff, Jody and Joel Collins, who also are Masons. The four Collins men represent 119 years of Mason service.
The Floyd County Police Department announced the retirement of two longtime officers who have 36 years of combined service and experience.
Citizens First Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced its 2014 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. Among the recipients were Christopher Hill and Wilson Taylor.
Rome City Manager Sammy Rich has been appointed Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2014-2015.
The West Rome High School class of 1974 had their 40th reunion Aug. 9 at Mellow Mushroom on Broad Street.
Rome’s Rachel Waters has been selected to receive an Alfred Shorter Scholarship to attend Shorter University.
Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece has been reappointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Council.
Airman Tyler J. Sutherland graduated June 6 from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
The following Rome residents earned degrees from Western Governors University, an accredited online university based in Salt Lake City, Utah:
AT&T has continued its support of the United Way of Rome and Floyd County through a $13,600 donation.