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Public viewing of the Tomb of the Known Soldier replica was held last Saturday, Nov. 10, in Lindale. Local residents came out to visit the replica and pay tribute to our veterans. The replica was made possible through the cooperation of the Floyd County Government, the Rome Exchange Club, Re…

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A veterans' reception was held in the Floyd County administration building community room Thursday, at 4 p.m. to honor employee veterans. The reception was led by Everett Gray III, Floyd County Public Works Warehouse Manager, who is retired from the US Marine Corps. Guests speakers included …

Local resident Barbara McCollum completed all 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park on Nov. 4. Completion of the trails qualifies Barbara for membership in the GSMNP 900-Miler Club. Between 1,100 and 1,200 total miles are required to hike the 900 because many of the t…

Lindale Masonic Lodge No. 455 recently presented Pepperell Primary School with a check for $1,260 for the school's innovation lab/makerspace project. Pictured from left are interim Pepperell Primary Principal Barbara Smith, Lindale Masonic Lodge No. 455 Past Masters Ron Pajor and Richard Joh…

Floyd County Commissioner Allison Waters was recently recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, or Georgia’s County Association, with a certificate for her completion of their continuing education requirements within the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. Watters and others…

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The holidays are approaching and area artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, interior designers and others have created original holiday wreaths that can be purchased to benefit Cancer Navigators.

Elise Tallent is currently a senior at the University of Georgia where she maintains a coveted position in the Redcoat Marching band of UGA. She attended Rome City Schools from West End Elementary through Rome High. 

Rome News-Tribune graphic designer Lee Field has earned a spot in the quarter finals of Shore Scripts’ annual scriptwriting contest. Shore Scripts is an association created by filmmakers in the United States and the United Kingdom to help novice screenwriters get past the wall of anonymity i…

Renaissance Marquis, 3126 Cedartown Highway, presented a check for $11,830 to the Alzheimer's Association on Oct. 25. The funds were raised from the sixth annual Charlie Hyde Memorial Golf Tournament held Sept. 28 at Stonebridge Golf Course, 585 Stonebridge Drive. About 150 people on differe…

The team "HomeBoys" took both 1st place and 3rd place in the "Judges' Choice" category for the fourth year in a row at the Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off this past Saturday. Team members (from left) Rick Daffron, Tom Ewing, John Davis, Parker Ewing, Joe Wade and Richard Penson are local busi…

Tiyari Redwine, Talia Bowers and Mable Boone share snacks and smiles while finishing up an art project in the cafeteria. This celebration was part of North Heights Elementary's Grandparents event. Literacy coach Joslynn Hart said, “We had two schools combine, Main and North Heights. We thoug…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown is one of six finalists selected for the American Welding Society US Invitational Weld Trials, part of a four stage process to select the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the 2019 WorldSkills Completion.

Ashley Greenway was named as a 2018 finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a first-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary and she traveled to the Georgia Department of Education where she was recognized by State School Superintendent Ric…

Floyd County 4-H Agent Abbie Salmon was awarded the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Creative Excellence Award at the 2018 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents held in Columbus, Ohio. The award was presented to Salmon and others in recognition of their contributions to Extens…

As more victims cope with losses resulting from Hurricane Michael, one North Georgia Red Cross volunteer is heading down to provide help for their immediate needs. Rome native Betty Ford is reporting to Macon, where she will learn where she will be deployed to help provide shelter for those …

Pepperell Middle School student Waylon Miller, son of David Miller and stepson of Kimber Miller, recently won the I-64 National Open Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Miller was undefeated in the dual and individual categories at the tournament. He trains at The Factory Wrestling Club …

Dr. John Linatoc of Rome is pictured with a 98-year-old Haitian woman on a medical and dental mission trip to Hinche, Haiti, on Sept. 28. A group of 16 Americans supported by Remote Area Medical, Rockford, Tennessee, and God's Planet for Haiti, Maryville, Tennessee, served over 1,250 during …

American Legion Post 136 presented Kim Baker a check for $1,500. The money will be used to support Kim Baker’s STEM and robotics classes at Pepperell Middle School. Terry Simmons (from left) American Legion chaplain, Ron Pajor, James Cox, Mike O’Shea, Kim Baker, Ben Terry and Eric Waters of …

Four Rome Middle School students were honored by Rome Rotary as Terrific Students for the month of September. Pictured are Rotary representative Mary Hardin Thornton, RCS counselor Ayanna Clarke-Daniel, Heidi Aguilar Mandujuano, Giselle Perez, Albin Manuel-Mendez, Asma Odeh and Rome Middle S…

The Coosa High School volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 season. This marks the first time CHS has earned the award and is only one of nine girls high school volleyball programs in the state of Georgia to receive the award. …

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 95 presented the Young Marines of Rome with a check for $350 to assist in purchasing uniforms. DAV member Robert "Doc" Williams works with the Young Marines and helped make the donation possible. Pictured from left are Robert "Doc" Williams, Young Mar…

(From left) Rick Sheerin, Floyd Medical Center CFO; Ryan Earnest, Floyd Healthcare Foundation chairman; Lauren Adams, Floyd Healthcare Foundation director and Kurt Stuenkel, Floyd Medical Center president and CEO. Adams and Earnest present a $2,000,000 check from the foundation for Floyd Med…

Harold Storey is celebrating his 96th birthday today. Storey attended the University of Georgia and graduated early to serve in the US Army. He was involved in The D-Day invasion landing at Utah Beach. Storey served from Utah Beach across France to The Battle of the Bulge. He later served as…

John Helbing, son of Matt and Lisa Helbing of Armuchee, recently completed eight weeks of basic military training with the United States Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, Lackland, Texas. Helbing graduated Sept. 8 and has been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, wh…

Floyd-Rome Retired Educators President Scott Moody and FRREA past President Ed Waters met with Georgia Retired Educators Association GREA Membership Director Lester Dean and GREA past President Jesse Hunter at a GREA state meeting to discuss programs and growth of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educ…

Sarah Smith (right) donates eight inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Smith chose to donate in honor of her grandmother, "Nana" Annie Catherine Smith, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2013. Pictured with Sarah is Tracey Murphy from Shear Professionals, Rome.

Three Floyd County 4-H students have placed at the 76th Annual Georgia 4-H Congress, an annual event celebrating the success and achievements of 4-H’ers in Georgia. The congress included recognition of scholarships, special events, leadership and project winners, competition in 4-H Project A…

Glenwood Primary School was presented with a check from Floyd Springs Masonic Lodge #167 to begin their innovation lab and makerspace initiative. (From left) Floyd County Schools employee and Floyd Springs Lodge #167 member Paul Brownlow, Floyd Springs Lodge #167 member Shortie Gray, Cheroke…

Joe Costolnick, Executive Director of the Harbor House Child Advocacy Center(center), accepts a donation from the staff of F & P Georgia after the F & P Georgia 5k and Healthwalk which was held in June. The company chooses a different person or organization every year to benefit from…

The members of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association have elected new officers for 2018-2019. Area 15 Director Joe Boland (from left) installed the new officers for the local retired educators association: President Scott Moody, past president Edward Waters, Secretary Jan Cassidy and …

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and General Electric announced this week the 20 students who were awarded the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship program, which just completed its eighth year, rewards students who embody the vision and values personified…