The Coosa River Basin Initiative this week honored three individuals and one local business for their efforts to support the river protection organization and efforts to protect the area’s natural resources.
Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis received the Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
MACON, Ga. – Zippy Duvall has been elected for a two-year term as American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president by the voting delegates at the 97th AFBF Annual Convention on January 12, in Orlando, Florida. Duvall succeeds Bob Stallman who served 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Duvall, a broiler, cattle and hay producer from Greensboro, Georgia, becomes the 12th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history.
Students in the Floyd County 4-H and Pepperell Future Farmers of America clubs participated in the Classic City Showdown held in Athens on Jan. 8-9. Abigail Sartin of Pepperell FFA placed first in class, showing her Simmental heifer. Brett Dunagan of Floyd County 4-H placed second with both his Hereford heifer and his Simmental heifer. Both exhibited positive showmanship in and out of the ring, according to Abbie Salmon, Floyd County 4-H extension agent.
A group of donors pledged a matching gift of $110,000 to Unity Christian School in October to encourage support for the school’s fundraising efforts. By year-end, the school doubled the donations needed to receive the pledges.
Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the fall semester of 2015. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2015 fall 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 minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at least a 3.5 average.
Generosity poured out in abundance as Kroger customers and associates in Cartersville, Cedartown and Rome, Ga., contributed more than $6,600 in just six weeks to Kroger’s 2015 Can Hunger campaign and an additional $3,000 to a second initiative benefitting the Salvation Army of Dalton.
The following students have been named to the Berry College fall 2015 Dean’s List, according to Provost Kathy Richardson. The Dean’s List recognizes students with an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.
The New Romans Club raised more than $4,200 through its annual charity auction to benefit Open Door Children’s Home, Angel Express, Family Resource Center, Harbor House, Rejuvenate Hope and Hospitality House.
Five Armuchee Middle eighth-grade students took home awards in three categories during the 4th Annual Northwest Regional Technology Fair last week. More than 300 students in grades 3 through 12 submitted 190 projects this year in the fair held at Georgia Highlands College.
Zainab Waseem and Kasey Barnett were winners in the category of Video Production, Madelynn Judd and Grace Stanley came in first in Internet Applications and Mackenzie Reece was the winner in Digital Photography. The winning Armuchee Middle students will now move on to the next level of competition at the State Technology Fair in Macon.
Thanks to the support of local business sponsors, students were able to compete in 15 different project categories including: audio production, game design, Internet application and robotics. A $250 scholarship was provided to the winner of the Tech Fair logo design competition. Sponsorships also provided prizes to students that competed in Bingo and online trivia throughout the day.
Nine districts competed in the Technology Fair that has doubled in size since last year. Participating districts included: Calhoun City, Dalton Public, Darlington, Floyd County, Gordon County, Haralson County, Rome City, Walker County and Whitfield County.
Sponsors for the event included: A.C.W. Landscapes, Eagle Sportz, Georgia Highlands College, Logical Systems, Inc., SMALLab Learning, CISCo. and Country Run Boarding Kennel.
Members of the national offices of the Young Americas Foundation traveled to Rome on Sunday to meet with the members of the Young American’s for Freedom chapter at Unity Christian School. Recent events planned by students at Unity caught the attention of national organizers, and they decided to take the time to meet those responsible.