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Lee Dollar was named as a consumer member on the Georgia Real Estate Commission by Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday. Dollar is facilities and project manager for the 32 facilities in the Uncle Remus Regional Library System and West Georgia Regional Library System. He and his wife live in Lindale…

Shown is the presentation of a donation to the Ruth & Naomi House from Order of Eastern Star East Floyd Chapter 501. From left are Joyce Gray, Ashley Demonbreun-Chapman and Pat Townes. Gray and Townes, along with JD Raborg (not pictured), represented OES East Floyd Chapter 501.

Lee Dollar was named as a consumer member on the Georgia Real Estate Commission by Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday. Dollar is facilities and project manager for the 32 facilities in the Uncle Remus Regional Library System and West Georgia Regional Library System. He and his wife live in Lindale…

Ben Taylor (far left) of Cave Spring and Andy Smith (far right) of Adairsville, along with their wives, visited their children Drew Taylor (center left) and Emma Kate Smith (center right) at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ben and Andy graduated from Coosa High Scho…

Floyd County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Chairman Cleve Jackson was a finalist in the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet, held during the GFB YF&R Leadership Conference on Jekyll Island.

Lt. Meredith Ansley, a 2001 Darlington School graduate and native of Rome, is one of those responsible for providing timely, comprehensive and tactically relevant information for ships, submarines, aircraft and other commands operating throughout the globe.

Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed around the world, sailors and civilians serving with the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi…

A delegation from the Rome Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees recently met with U.S. Rep. Tom Graves at his Rome office to discuss bills currently in Congress which affect Federal Employees and Retirees. Members of the group that met with Rep. Graves (center) included (…

The Model High School Class of 1959 held their annual reunion on Aug. 3 at the Shannon Scout Hut. Classmates in attendance included (front row, from left) Peggy Goddard Sims, Patricia Carver Martin, Shelvia Ann Buttram Payne, Brenda Burton Jones, Sheila Barton, Mary Sue Stroup Gilliland, Jew…

The Rome Lodge No. 79 Prince Hall Masons recently held their second annual Charlie R. Morrison Scholarship Dinner at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center, 41 Washington Drive, on Aug. 4. Scholarship recipients included (seated, from left) Christopher North, Rome High; Shakeem Hudson, Rome High; …

Haley Dyanne Jackson, daughter of Mardi Haynes-Jackson and the late Willie J. Jackson of Rome, has earned a Doctorate of Public Health with minors in epidemiology and leadership and management from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Erin Lehmberg, a Rome resident and Georgia State University master of arts degree candidate, is this year’s Lyle Mamer Fellowship recipient. The $1,000 fellowship, awarded by the Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals, is presented to an outstanding student pursuing a degree …

On Wednesday, Gov. Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies for 21 appointees to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Sheriffs’ Retirement Fund, Board of Corrections, Board of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts and the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority Board.

Terrell Shaw of the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild entertained the local unit of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees during NARFE’s August meeting.

The Watters District Council for Historical Preservation recently moved its collection of historic items. The task was made easier by the help of many people. Jeff Ratliff of the Shannon Pharmacy allowed the group to store its materials prior to finding a permanent home in the Shannon Masoni…

Lovejoy Baptist Church recently celebrated its annual Rev. J.L. Vaughn Day. The Rev. Vaughn believed in education, fought for civil and human rights and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Carey Ingram initiated a scholarship program in remembrance of the Rev. Vaughn. Rome High Schoo…

World War II veteran Bob Lattimer was recently presented with medals he earned during his service, including the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory medal, the National Defense medal and the Honorable Service lapel pin.

Volunteer Services presented two checks to Floyd Medical Center on Friday, $270,000 to Floyd Medical Center and $5,000 to Polk Medical Center. The money was raised by sales at the gift shops at both hospitals, donations through the Hole in the Wall thrift shop, baby photos and special sales.

Judge Greg Price swears in Ashley Stringer as the newest Court Appointed Special Advocate for Floyd County. Stringer completed a 40-hour training program with Floyd County CASA and will be advocating for abused and neglected children in the local community. For many of these children, their …

The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion welcomed Lt. Col. Scott H. Starr, incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 27.

The 77th annual Georgia 4-H Congress was recently held at the Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta. Over 550 people attended this year’s Congress. 4-H’ers earned this opportunity by winning their project area at district competition this past spring. 4-H’ers project competitions were…

Young graduates of the Eat, Play, Learn program were celebrated during a recent ceremony at Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic for their dedication in completing a program aimed at eliminating childhood obesity.

Robin Forston, who works as the Department of Family and Children Services Foster and Adoption Recruiter for Region 3, which includes Bartow, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding and Polk Counties, participated in the Summer Showcase at Mount Berry Mall on July 18.

Stephen Rood of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services presented the program at the July meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Rood (right) is pictured with NARFE President Willie Caldwell. NARFE meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:15 at the Landmar…

Floyd County resident Dale Herndon was announced as the national director of Bikers For Trump in Washington D.C. during the events of the recent Independence Day celebration.

On Aug. 3 and 4, Stephan LaPointe will be one of 17 riders from Georgia who will pedal up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $60 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

R.A.C.E. Rome’s Beth Smith and Tri for the Kids triathletes recently presented J.R. Davis, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia, a check for $18,000 from the proceeds of the 11th annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon held this past spring.

SpecialLOCAL RETIRED EDUCATORS RECOGNIZED: The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association recently recognized some of their members for their work throughout the year. Those named included (from left) Phil Herron for publicity, Nancy Smith for the group’s scrapbook, Daphnie Morrison for schola…

Balerie Byars, C.E.O and founder of Lips Unchained, held a Stop the Violence event on June 30 at the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 building on Shorter Avenue to acknowledge parents that have lost their daughter or son to violence.

Nine Rome and Floyd County first-responder units have donated 124 units of blood in Blood Assurance’s third annual Heroes Unified event. The first responder units hosted a community-wide blood drive that saw 104 donors in three locations with two bloodmobiles and an inside station on the sec…

The Armuchee, Glenwood and Everett Springs reunion group met June 1 in the fellowship hall of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Approximately 130 were in attendance. Betty Kuykendall was the emcee and Elsie Crabb, Denson McDow and Molly Jett performed several musical numbers. Mac Eubanks…

After retiring from Colonial Bread in 2000, James Lowery worked for ten years at North Broad Baptist Church. In 2010, he took up reading as a hobby and decided to try to read at least 100 books a year. He kept track of these books in a notebook to avoid duplicates. This list did include the …

Volunteers from Rome’s Mission IS Possible Foundation ran the Hotlanta Half Marathon in downtown Atlanta on June 9 to raise awareness and support for the Shining Stars Special Needs Cheer Team and the Birthday Club Parent Respite program. The 13.1-mile race began and ended at The World of Co…

Rome student Veeka Malanchuk will study the Russian language in the Eastern European country of Moldova during the summer. Malanchuk earned a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, took home the top prize in two categories of the Student Production Awards as decided by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, while also being nominated in a third.