Xavier Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a quilted wall hanging to the Fairview E.S. Brown Heritage Corp. to be exhibited in the restored school building.
Eight local charities had a special reason to be thankful Wednesday as R.A.C.E. Rome presented them with a check on the steps of City Hall on Broad Street.
Five Boy Scouts with Troop 113 were awarded the Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church.
The trails at Jackson Hill now are marked with names and directional arrows thanks to William Douglas, who is working on his Eagle Scout Project with Troop 113 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church.
More than 60 fans of Berry College’s bald eagles gathered at the school on Saturday morning after meeting on the Berry College Eagle Facebook page.
Victoria Lynn Mathis, a Brenau University first-year student from Rome, enjoyed the “chance of a lifetime” with fellow college students when she had the opportunity to meet former President Jimmy Carter at a special program at the Carter Center, which was founded by the former president in Atlanta.
The Shorter University School of Nursing conducted its annual Rising Ceremony on Thursday at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.
The Rome Shrine Ladies donated $4,000 to the Shriner Hospitals for Children, which treats handicapped and burned children nationwide for free. Pictured are Jean Fields (from left), Barbara Cash, Diane Collins, Nadine Headrick, Debbie Penny, First Lady Judy Burke, Potentate Richard Burke, Mary Helen McGregor, Carol Godfrey, Betty Miller and Peggy Sims.
ATLANTA – The thing that went bump in the night for one lucky Rome newspaper employee was an ample prize from the Georgia Lottery. Christopher Fricks, an employee of the Rome News-Tribune, played the new Georgia Lottery instant game The Walking Dead and won a $50,000 top prize.
Judges Nelle Reagan (from left), Donna Carver and Nancy Lam take some time Wednesday to sample local Rome News-Tribune 2014 Recipe Bake Off recipes. Winners will be announced in the Taste of Home Cooking School special section that will be included in the Oct. 19 edition of the paper.
Luke Chaffin, special projects coordinator for the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be leaving the organization Friday.
Seventeen local government supervisors from the city of Rome successfully completed an in-depth Management Development Program administered by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Jackson Harris from Rome recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Tim Reynolds was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award from Xavier Chapter to recognize his dedication and contributions to the Lindale community.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club has named Alex Mills its Optimist of the Year and installed new officers.
Jessica Glover was named to the Law List for the spring semester 2014 at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Students with a 3.0 average or higher are named to the Law List.
Organizers report that Sunday’s Jesus in the Park event served 1,170 families 71,923 pounds of food. Those families represent 4,293 individuals and 10 counties. Pictured at Sunday’s event are Ella Burnett (left), 11, and Emma McCreless, 11, both of Rome, spraying vibrant colors into 9-year-old Abbie Wells’ hair during Jesus in the Park in Ridge Ferry Park.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club announced its Student of the Month recipients for September. Pictured are Macey Jones (from left), Armuchee High School; Levi Farmer, College and Career Academy; Madison Hubbard, Coosa High School; Hope Roberson, Darlington; Chris Buczynski, Georgia School for the Deaf; Rachel McFry, Model High School; Tyler Dobson, Pepperell High School; KiWan KenTrell Thrash, Rome High School; Anderson Krueger, Unity Christian School.
Members of the Rome Alumni Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated Soror Lois Bryant and her 70 years of membership with the sorority. She was initiated on May 20, 1944, in Alpha Chi Chapter at Tennessee State University. She lives at Renaissance Marquis.
The West Rome High School Class of 1964 gathered for its 50-year class reunion this month. On Sept. 5 classmates attended the First Friday concert. On Sept. 6, an afternoon cookout was held at the former site of the high school in an area adjacent to Sam’s Club. At the conclusion of the cookout, dozens of green and white balloons were released at the West Rome High School Monument located between Sam’s Club and Walmart. That was followed with a gathering and dinner at Coosa Country Club. A program was delivered by Eddie Hines, and many door prizes were given away throughout the night. A dance with ’60s music was provided by Kre8shuns Dee Jay Service.
ROME, Ga. – A Berry College biology professor has been re-appointed to the position of Associate of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.