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Rotary Club of Rome honors Terrific Students

Terrific Students Eduardo Zavala and Jaquelin Sandoval are honored by the Rome Rotary Club. Nigara Nizamidin was also recognized but was absent because of a math competition. Monthly, the Rome Rotary Club’s Terrific Student program recognizes Rome Middle School eighth-graders who demonstrate willingness to excel and perform beyond what is expected. Students are nominated for the recognition by a teacher based on: positive attitude and enthusiasm, determination and effort, and attendance — making school a priority.

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Sara Pate graduates with Master of Science in nursing from Emory University
Posted: March 21, 2015

Sara Pate of Rome has earned a Master of Science in nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University in Atlanta.

GHC says farewell to 40-year faculty member Ken Weatherman
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 1:46 am

It was 1974 when Ken Weatherman started working at Georgia Highlands College, which at the time was called Floyd Junior College.

GNTC official discusses student-aid changes in Washington, D.C.
Posted: March 18, 2015

Amber Singletary, associate director of financial aid at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, recently visited Washington, D.C., to participate in a leadership symposium for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Floyd County 4-H’ers compete at Rock Eagle
Posted: March 17, 2015

Floyd County Junior and Senior 4-H’ers competed at Rock Eagle for district honors last weekend.

3 Floyd County Schools students selected for summer Governor's Honors program
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 12:51 am

Three students from Floyd County Schools have been selected to participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors program.

Pepperell Elementary student donates hair
Posted: March 16, 2015

Allie Cox, 8, a third-grade honors student at Pepperell Elementary, donated her hair to Children with Hair Loss Foundation. This is the second time Allie has donated her hair. She donated to the Locks of Love Foundation in 2011. This is done is memory of Debbie Brewer and in honor of Tammy Penny and Brenda Lynn. Allie is the daughter of Erika and Dustin Waddell of Rockmart and Greg Cox of Silver Creek. Her hair was cut by Kathy Hames at Visible Changes Salon in Rome.

Rome 12-year-old Rantasia Reynolds finalist in National American Miss Georgia Pageant
Posted: March 14, 2015

Rantasia Reynolds, age 12, of Rome, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant to take place July 3-4 in Atlanta. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions.

Georgia first lady visits local pre-K
Posted: March 13, 2015

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal came to Kids’ Stop Learning Center this week to read the book “T.J.’s Discovery” to students in the Pre-K Program. March is Read Across Georgia Month.

Lawler stepping down from Mercy Care Rome after 36 years
Posted: March 13, 2015

Rita Lawler, executive director of Mercy Care Rome, said she plans to retire in June.

GHC’s Six Mile Post wins best print and online newspaper at state competition
Posted: March 12, 2015

Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper the Six Mile Post was awarded best print newspaper and best online newspaper at the 64th annual Southern Regional Press Institute held in Savannah at Savannah State University.

Shorter University student missions team helping to ‘Keep Alaska Warm’
Posted: March 11, 2015

Shorter University’s Alaska Missions team is in Alaska for its annual spring break mission trip.

Anna Tibbetts takes all-around award as seven seniors honored by Rome Noon Optimist Club
Posted: March 10, 2015

Seven seniors from Floyd County Schools were honored recently by the Rome Noon Optimist Club at the groups annual Student of the Year awards banquet. Anna Tibbetts of Armuchee High received the All-around award. Tibbetts plans to attend Samford University after graduation. All-around finalists were: John Tyler Dobson, Pepperell High; and Rachel McFry, Model High. Dobson plans to pursue a career in the performing arts while McFry is considering a career in biology or bio-medical engineering at Georgia Tech or the University of North Georgia.

GHC dean becomes official national nursing program evaluator for ACEN
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 1:09 am

Georgia Highlands College’s Dean of Health Sciences Janet Alexander has been selected to be a program evaluator by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Armuchee Middle School students score at technology fair
Posted: March 09, 2015

Five Armuchee Middle School students brought home medals from the recent Georgia Educational Technology Fair.

Noon Optimists honor Terrific Kids at 13th annual program
Posted: March 08, 2015

Two outstanding students from area elementary schools were honored by the Rome Noon Optimist Club during its 13th annual Terrific Kid program that took place at The Forum.

Georgia Highlands College history professors participate in ‘Bridging Cultures’ seminar
Posted: March 07, 2015

Georgia Highlands College history professors Steve Blankenship and Shannon Bontrager recently completed a three-year “Bridging Cultures” seminar meant to redesign and widen the basis of college history courses.

Noon Optimist Club honor students of year
Posted: March 05, 2015

Nine seniors from area high schools were honored during the Rome Noon Optimist Club’s annual Student of the Year awards banquet at Coosa Country Club Tuesday.

GNTC student earns GED diploma and finds career in healthcare
Posted: March 04, 2015

For Faye Johnson the decision to return to school and begin her work towards a career in healthcare started when her father was in home hospice care.

GHC honors longtime faculty members
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 3:02 am

Georgia Highlands College was proud to honor faculty at all five of its campuses with years of service awards this year, ranging from five years to 40.

Darlington alumnus named the editor-in-chief of Georgia Law Review
Posted: March 02, 2015

Darlington School alumnus Payton Bradford has been named the editor-in-chief of the 50th anniversary edition of Georgia Law Review. His tenure on the executive board for the volume will begin in the fall for the 2015-16 school year.

Coosa Valley Credit Union names new president
Posted: March 02, 2015

Andy F. Harris, former vice president of lending and member support services, takes the reins at Coosa Valley Credit Union today.

Blood drive planned at Darlington School to honor teacher battling cancer
Posted: March 01, 2015

Darlington School will host a blood drive Thursday in honor of Laura Hicks, Darlington’s ELA-8 Teaching and Learning Center director.

Educator sorority group Delta Kappa Gamma visits Capitol in Atlanta
Posted: February 28, 2015

Local member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators, recently visited the state Capitol.

Floyd-Rome Retired Educators host historian Dan Roper
Posted: February 26, 2015

Dan Roper spoke to the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association at its February meeting. Roper is the owner, editor and publisher of Georgia Backroads. He searches for the small story within the larger history.

Darlington graduate makes most of Navy Reserves training
Posted: February 25, 2015

Darlington School graduate William Monk has been able to take his time and training on a nuclear submarine and turn it into new opportunities to work and serve his country.

GHC’s student paper takes on 4-year colleges for first time at GCPA, wins 12 awards
Posted: February 22, 2015

Matched up against four-year colleges for the first time, Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper, the Six Mile Post, brought home 12 awards from the annual Georgia College Press Association award ceremony this month.

Exchange club raises $18,800 with Night at the Movies fundraiser
Posted: February 21, 2015

The Exchange Club’s annual Night at the Movies fundraiser raked in more than $18,800, according to club officials.

City dedicates trees in the North Pointe neighborhood
Posted: February 21, 2015

On Feb. 20 the city of Rome, as a Tree City USA, dedicated 17 Chinese Pistache trees in the North Pointe neighborhood. Pictured are Howard Mullinax (from left), Keith Mickler, Chad Hampton, Terry Paige, Steven Foy, Ernest Watson, Jeffrey Poston, Hal Ruland, Sammy Rich, Jamie Doss, Mary Hardin Thornton and Tracy Mobley.

Unity Christian School names Courtney Cash as new director of advancement
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 1:57 am

Unity Christian School has named Courtney Cash as the new director of advancement for the school.

GHC’s student paper takes on four-year colleges for first time at GCPA, wins 12 awards
Posted: February 19, 2015

Rome – Feb. 19, 2015 – After being matched up against four-year colleges for the first time, Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper, the Six Mile Post, brought home 12 awards from the annual Georgia College Press Association award ceremony in February.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation honors Jerry Lee for service on citizen board
Posted: February 18, 2015

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority recognized the service of Jerry Lee during a meeting of the board of directors on Monday.

Two Darlington students nominated for GADA scholarship award
Posted: February 16, 2015

ROME, Ga. — Seniors Natalie Collins and John Goldin have been selected to represent Darlington in the 2015 High School Female/Male Scholarship Award Competition, sponsored by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA). The program recognizes seniors who have represented their respective sports well both in performance and in leadership. Two winners will be chosen from the state, each winning a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

Universities honor local students
Posted: February 13, 2015

Clemson University

North Heights Elementary STEM program gets donation
Posted: February 12, 2015

Members of American Legion Post 52 donate a $200 check for the North Heights Elementary STEM program to Principal Tonya Wood. Pictured are Charles Patterson (from left), Ken Waters, Wood and Ellis Butler. Patterson, Waters and Butler are members of the post.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College dean named to national testing team
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 10:53 am

Bill Scoggin, assistant dean of Industrial Technologies and instructor of Industrial Systems Technology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, was recently selected as a subject-matter expert by The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute.

Darlington student covers National Signing Day for national student media outlet
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Sophomore Matthew McConnell recently joined other students and media professionals in Atlanta to cover National Signing Day at the College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.

UGA releases 2014 fall Dean’s List
Posted: February 10, 2015

The following Floyd County students were named to the University of Georgia’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List:

UGA releases 2014 fall President’s List
Posted: February 10, 2015

The following Floyd County students were named to the University of Georgia’s Fall 2014 President’s List:

Floyd Medical Center's top nurse earns Doctorate
Posted: February 08, 2015

Sheila Bennett, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Floyd, has been awarded a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University in Denver. Bennett earned the degree by completing the school’s 28-month Executive Leadership Program.

Local students make Ga. Tech Dean’s List
Posted: February 08, 2015

The following students from Rome have earned the distinction of Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester:

Pepperell Middle School's Taylor Carles named on 2015 Student Advisory Council
Updated: February 07, 2015 - 12:48 am

Taylor Carles, an eighth-grader at Pepperell Middle School, has been named to serve on the 2015 Student Advisory Council of State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Carles is one of 64 Georgia students selected to participate in the group that will provide a student focus to policy decisions on education at the state level.

Unity Christian wins GICAA Quiz Bowl state title
Posted: February 06, 2015

The Unity Christian School took first place in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association State Quizbowl Competition.

Mary Chubbs retires after 52 years at Shorter University
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Shorter University’s lead custodian, Mary Chubbs, retired last week after 52 years of service and the university’s custodial services contractor, National Management Resources Corp., threw a retirement party for the native Roman.

Lavender View Garden Club tours Barnsley Gardens
Posted: January 31, 2015

The January meeting of the Lavender View Garden Club was at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville.

Coosa High quiz bowl win to air Saturday on WSB-TV’s High Q program
Posted: January 30, 2015

Coosa High’s IQ was on display as a team from the school won its first-round match on WSB-TV’s High Q program.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College names scholars for Floyd campus
Posted: January 29, 2015

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2014 fall semester at the Floyd County campus.

Shorter professor a finalist for 2014 Julie Suk Prize
Posted: January 28, 2015

“Keeping Me Still,” a collection of Southern free-verse poems written by Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Prize for best poetry book published by an independent press.

Tellus Science Museum recognized at annual museum awards conference
Posted: January 27, 2015

Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville and some of its significant supporters were recognized with awards during the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual conference in Statesboro on Friday.

Floyd nominee is Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership semifinalist
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 1:03 am

Alice Towe, a horticulture student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County campus, is one of four GNTC students from across the region selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

Reinhardt announces Dean’s List
Posted: January 24, 2015

Reinhardt University announces that 449 students have been named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2014. The following local residents were among those named: