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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.

Daniel Lovell, a 2016 graduate of Pepperell High School, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy for the Class of 2021. Lovell received two nominations to the Naval Academy this past year. He was nominated by U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Congressman Tom Graves. He was also nominated to We…

More than three dozen students from all six campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will strap on their helmets and compete for the title at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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Georgia Highlands College has appointed Michelle Boyce as the new dean of Health Sciences. Boyce will oversee the Division of Health Sciences, which includes nursing and dental hygiene. GHC currently offers an associate and bachelor’s in both nursing and dental hygiene.

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A Calhoun-based textile business, a Piedmont, Alabama, land protection organization, Boys & Girls clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized April 6 with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Greenie Awards for their efforts to prot…

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Members of the Etowah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star visited Glenwood Primary to donate funds to help the school purchase a new Chromebook for Martha Broome's kindergarten class. The Chromebook will add to the resources available to the class to be used by children in their academi…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has announced Floyd County students that made the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2016 fall semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.8 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours…

During the academic year, four eighth-grade students are selected monthly by their teachers at Rome Middle School to be a Terrific Student. As one of Rome Rotary Club’s projects, each is honored for attitude, effort and attendance with a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. January’s student…

Rome Federated Garden Club President Ansley Seville (left) poses with Kennard Neal (right), the son of the late Elizabeth Neal, and Lisa Neal, along with a wrought iron bench presented to the group in honor of Elizabeth Neal. The club honored Elizabeth Neal in November. Elizabeth Neal was a …

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