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The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association gives scholarships each year to education majors who have good academic records, are good citizens and are recommended by their college or university. 

Katelyn E. Towe of Rome was one of 29 students in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts to be inducted into the Zeta of Georgia Chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

Floyd County CASA has sworn in three new volunteers during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. Court Appointed Special Advocates help abused and neglected children going through Juvenile Court proceedings. Sue Lagermann, (from left), CASA director; volunteers Donna Miller, Susan Fitzpatrick…

Rome Rotary Club recognizes Rome Middle School Principal Greg Christian (from left) and Terrific Students Jonathan Guerrero, Lindsey Keith, MacKenzie McNitt and Kendall Murphy. Christian will be retiring soon and was thanked by Rome Rotary for his support and encouragement of the Terrific St…

Rome High Interact Club members William Douglas (from left), teacher Mary Holcomb, Kade Garrard, Kate Maslanka, Meredith Burton and Chasmin McKeever attend a recent Rome Rotary meeting.  

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. David Wright (left) presents a plaque to CAP Lt. Col. Earl Tillman honoring him for 50 years of service to the Civil Air Patrol. The presentation was made at the Museum of Flight’s seventh annual Open Hangar Gala at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. (Photo contr…

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association recently met at the Charles C. Parker Center and organized approximately 600 books for distribution to the Floyd Students Summer Program and the North Rome Community Center.

Miss Rome and Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful cleaned up along Riverside Parkway on Saturday, April 8, 2017, as part of a national day of service with the Miss America Organization. Pictured left to right: Olivia Braun, Shorter University; Jenna Kay Groom, Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen; Julia Rutla…

Tomato plants like these will be available at Darlington School's plant sale, which continues today, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the school on Cave Spring Road's science building. There is a limited supply. Plants are $3 each, but some that are smaller or misshapen will b…

Rome High National Honor Society officers Chris Klasson and Stephania Luna help Armuchee Elementary student Ryan Strickland win a prize at the Relay for Life "Lucky Ducky" game booth in Ridge Ferry Park on Friday afternoon, April 7, 2017. Rome High's NHS raised close to $1,000 for the Americ…

The Baker’s Boutique, a new ladies’ clothing shop on the town square in Cave Spring, holds a ribbon-cutting Friday morning. The boutique, at 6 Alabama St., includes a coffee shop and offers homemade baked goods. Melody Noyes (left, holding scissors) and Joni Baker Canant (right, holding scis…

Officials from the city of Franklin, Tennessee, visited Rome on Monday as part of a multi-city tour to help with their greenway system planning.

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University congratulates the students who were named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List. Local students named to the Dean’s List were enrolled in at least 9 credit hours of courses and earned a grade point average of at least 3.5.

It was a crazy rendition of a classic rock song but the performance worked to collect first place and a scholarship in the annual Kiwanis Music Showcase for a group of teens calling themselves Off Constantly.

Morgan Padgett, a senior at Rome High School, is the winner of the annual youth Patriotic Speech Contest held Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Exchange Club of Rome. Morgan will now go on to represent the Rome Exchange Club at the district competition this summer.  (Photo contributed by Beverl…

The Tyson Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant Wednesday for the YMCA’s Summer Feeding, Fitness & Enrichment Program. Pictured from left to right are Thomas Huynh, Paul Hart, YMCA Executive Director Scott McCreless, YMCA Board President Stephen Moseley, Chris Quillen, Ron Casey and Lynn Bu…

Model Middle School has won the 2017 Floyd County Academic Quiz Bowl for middle schools. This is the third victory in the last four years for the Model team. The Academic Quiz Bowl is a county-wide academic competition and this year the event was held at Berry College on Wednesday, March 15.

Beth Youngblood, a teacher at Glenwood Primary School, does not just teach and encourage the children in her class to read but she also seeks to capture the attention of adult readers by sharing a ghostly tale. Youngblood has published a book that is a compilation of local ghost lore.

Telisa Chapman, graduation interventionist and athletic director at Armuchee High School, has been named Athletic Director of the Year for region 7-AA by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association. The honor is voted on by other athletic directors.

Rome’s Libby and Ira Levy will be among a group of preservation supporters from around the state at The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual Preservation Gala on April 1 in Atlanta.

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