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Terrific Students from Rome Middle School were honored last week by the Rome Rotary Club for their excellence in attitude, academic performance and attendance. Pictured from left are: Stephen McCord, RMS Assistant Principal Ben Gleason, Lauren Walters, Hayley Alred, Kaitlyn Martinez and RMS …

Rome Lions Induct new member: Past President Raiden Sherman (from left) looks on as Lions Past district Governor Jerry Curtis welcomes Chris Ingram into the Rome Lions Club and presents him with his new member packet. Chris Ingram and his wife, Misty Ingram, live in Rome. (Contributed photo)

Five new Court Appointed Special Advocates who completed 40 hours of specialized training were sworn in this month by Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. CASA volunteers are assigned to a foster child’s case to advocate for the child’s best interest in juvenile court proceedings until the case …

In honor of breast cancer awareness month the team at Hardy Realty raised $3,600 for Cancer Navigators through donations and a collective yard sale on Oct. 21. The Hardy Realty family has been affected by all forms of cancer through the years and supports the dedicated efforts that Cancer Na…

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Kindred Healthcare is the largest provider of long term acute care services in the United States, with 76 Transitional Care Hospitals nationwide. The 5K Performance Program rates the performance of each Kindred Hospital across the country on a scale of 1K to 5K based on five key quality indi…

Ron Roach was celebrated at Jacksonville State University's 1967 50th Year Golden Gamecock Class Reunion on Oct. 27. He fondly remembers being a member of the JSU football and tennis teams. He also coached and played on the JSU undefeated softball and basketball intramural teams. During his …

Shorter University students made a strong showing at this year’s Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions in Athens. Held on the campus of the University of Georgia, the state NATS competition featured voice students from throughout Georgia, who performed and wer…

The Rome High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated their 60th reunion on Nov. 4 at Coosa Country Club in Rome. Sam Evans, reunion chairman, welcomed everyone and also recognized Frances Raines, a former teacher. During the group’s time together, they were able to have a moment to remembe…

U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Sean Cothran recently flew to the area in an Air Force T-6 Texan II airplane and presented his grandfather, Hollis Cothran of Armuchee, with the U.S. National Defense Service Medal. Hollis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War but was unaware that he had ear…

Model Ruritan Club presented their 2017 Model Ruritan Club Scholarship to Karson Cabe. Karson is a 2017 graduate of Model High School and is now attending Georgia Highlands College. Pictured from left are Model Ruritan Club Treasurer Larry Meeks, Karson Cabe and Model Ruritan Club Secretary …

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Veterans who haven’t made sure their discharge papers are recorded at the courthouse should do so in case they need it in the future, said Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court Barbara Penson. The court will then be able to provide the veterans with a certified copy as a free service if they …

Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, as Georgia Retired Educator's Day. The Rome City Commission and the Floyd County Commission have also recognized Georgia Retired Educator’s Day with proclamations at their meetings in October.

Rachel Camp, program manager, Outpatient Services at Willowbrooke at Floyd, talks about the alcohol and opioid addiction crisis on Thursday at the Polk County College & Career Academy in Cedartown. The free educational event gave therapists and counselors an opportunity to discuss how to…

Shorter University honored three alumni, LaShell Williams, Mary Shotwell Smith and Juan Pablo Selle, with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards were presented during a pregame ceremony at Shorter’s homecoming football game on Oct. 21.

Two Shorter University students have received scholarships funded with proceeds from Shorter University’s inaugural Little Black Dress Tea.

The 1956 graduating class of Armuchee High School met Sept. 22 at the Red Lobster restaurant to celebrate their 61st reunion. Pictured are, first row: Betty Kuykendall, Frances and H.I. Jones, Hugh Selman, Gertrude Selman, George and Linda Corbin. Second row: Beth Green, Dale and Ann Boyd, H…

The Theta Psi Chapter at Shorter University earned its fourth Pyramid of Excellence award this past summer along with an academic sustainability award at the Delta Sigma Phi national convention in Baltimore.

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Rome Shakespeare Festival has been awarded a $5,000 Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Arts Council for its performances of Free Shakespeare on The Town Green, workshops and student performances of Macbeth.

The Rome Rotary Club recognized four terrific students from Rome Middle School last Thursday. Students are nominated by their teacher for having an excellent attitude, academic performance and attendance. Pictured (from left) are Rome Middle School counselor Bess Bosworth, Rome Middle School…

Rotary International District Governor David Cooper, left, and Rome Rotary President Jerry Lee named Peg Arey, retired club recretery, a Paul Harris Fellow Thursday. The honor represents a $1,000 donation to Rotary in Arey's name. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

The 1967 graduating class of Pepperell High School celebrated its 50 year class reunion Sept. 15-16. On Sept. 15, classmates enjoyed a tour of the new high school and were introduced at the following football game. The class met at the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Lin…

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0545 Rome and Northwest Georgia held their annual picnic recently at the Charles C. Parker Active Adult Center. Field Representative for Senator David Perdue Beatrice Torralba (from left), Branson Gayler (seated), Service Officer Duke Bor…

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The Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome Floyd, along with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and PAWS, has been hard at work for several weeks collecting donations for RomeGaCares. The donations are supplies for displaced animals affected by the hurricanes. These donations will leave Rome today.

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Several members of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association attended the Georgia Retired Educators Association Area 15 and 16 meeting in Cedartown. Leaders of the GREA were at the meeting to give updates to those who attended. The speakers were Myrtice Johnson, president of the Georgia R…

Rockmart Troop 23 lowers the United States flag at Chickamauga National Battlefield as part of serving as the Honor Guard at the park headquarters this Labor Day weekend. The troop also participated in a USA flag retirement ceremony and historic trails cleanup effort. During the flag retirem…

Shorter University graduate Aaron Harper went from the university’s campus, locally known as ‘The Hill,’ to Capitol Hill for a summer internship in the office of Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Ala. As he served as one of four interns, Harper gained experiences that are already proving beneficial…

The Rome Seven Hills Rotary Club meets Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2017, for lunch and a tour of the Rome-Floyd ECO Center. ECO Center Director Ben Winkelman shows onlookers some of the wildlife which inhabits our area. (Contributed photo)

Rome Marine Corps League commandant Hal Gosnell (right) presents a $2,000 check to retired Maj. Gen. Mike Regner to support the Marines Helping Marines program that provides assistance to Marines wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families. The League’s national convention was held i…

The Floyd County CASA Program swears in two new volunteers. CASA Volunteers speak up for abused and neglected children going through Juvenile Court proceedings. Pictured from left are CASA Director Sue Lagermann, volunteer Keith Phillips, volunteer Robin Phillips, Judge Greg Price, advocacy …

Rich Lampkin (left), executive director of the Rome Floyd United Way, accepts a ceremonial check of $9,000 from Don Barbour of AT&T in Georgia. Rome banker Bryan Shealy, a United Way volunteer, joins in the presentation. (Photo contributed by United Way)

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2017 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be …

West End Elementary partnered with Keller Williams Realty to collect water for Hurricane Harvey victims. The school had a great response from the community, said Misty Braden, volunteer coordinator with the school. The group lost count at around 250 plus cases of water that will be taken Thu…

Dewey Stevens (seated left) checks out a cake presented to him Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in honor of his 69th anniversary as a member of the Rome Lions Club. Joining in the presentation were Ralph White (from left), Max Hill, Jerry Curtis, Wayne Cauthen, club President Bill Pinson and Raiden S…

Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal visit the Rome-Floyd County Library to read to students and dedicate a new Georgia flag that was donated to the library by the Xavier chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Scouts from Rome Troop 113 handled the flag-raising ceremony.…