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Gandy wins first place in Daughters of the American Revolution competition

Julia Vera Ables Gandy, a Rome native and member of the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Marietta, took first place in the national organization’s art, sculpture and china competition.

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Northwest Georgia students named to Jacksonville State Dean’s List
Posted: April 08, 2014

The following Northwest Georgia students earned places on the Jacksonville State University Fall 2013 Dean’s List:

Monday 04/07/2014
Ada B. Towe turns 100
Posted: April 07, 2014

Ada B. Towe celebrated her 100th birthday on March 28 at Chulio Hills Health and Rehab. Towe is the widow of the Rev. Ben J. Towe and the mother of Charlotte Stafford of Conyers and Bernice Riley of Rome.

Sunday 04/06/2014
Banks lauded for Mercy Senior Care’s Two Million Dollar Capital Campaign
Posted: April 06, 2014

Mary Sib Banks was recognized recently for her successful chairmanship of Mercy Senior Care’s Two Million Dollar Capital Campaign. The framed icon is only the second such piece presented to a Mercy Foundation leader.

Page given Photographer of the Year award
Posted: April 06, 2014

Rome photographer Tracy Page was awarded the Photographer of the Year award from the Georgia Professional Photographers Association recently in Atlanta. She also received the Best in State award from the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association.

Friday 04/04/2014
Cabe receives Legion of Honor medal
Posted: April 04, 2014

World War II veteran Emmett Cabe, a life-long resident of Lindale, was at the State Capitol in Atlanta on Thursday to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor medal. Cabe, who joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 as a 16-year-old eager “for the uniform and adventure,” was honored along with other Georgians by the Consulate General of France for helping to liberate France from the Nazis during the D-Day invasion at Normandy. After being informed he would receive the award he said he is honored by the recognition, but he is most proud of serving his country in the Navy. “I have seen the face of terror,” he said. “I have felt the stinging cold of fear. I have lived the times most would say are best forgotten. But at least I can say I am proud of what I was, a sailor.”

Sunday 03/30/2014
Local educators go to Jasper workshop
Posted: March 30, 2014

Area members of Delta Kappa Gamma recently attended a workshop in Jasper.

Saturday 03/29/2014
Pepperell graduate Pfc. Anthony Dillard returns from Afghanistan, now stationed at Fort Hood in Texas
Updated: April 04, 2014 - 1:47 am

Pfc. Anthony Dillard, son of Rodney and Mary Dillard of Silver Creek, has returned to the states after being deployed in Afghanistan.

Monday 03/24/2014
Berry College to host Walk MS 5K in April
Posted: March 24, 2014

ROME — Teams are registering now for the Walk MS: Georgia 2014 on April 5 at Berry College.

Sunday 03/23/2014
Retired educator receives Golden Gift from Delta Kappa Gamma
Posted: March 23, 2014

Virginia McChesney, a retired educator, has received the Golden Gift from Delta Kappa Gamma.

Saturday 03/22/2014
Oglethorpe University names locals to Dean’s List
Posted: March 22, 2014

The following students were named to Oglethorpe University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

Armuchee High School graduate returns from Afghanistan tour
Posted: March 22, 2014

Rome native Special Agent Michael Rowe of the U.S. Air Force  returned home March 9 from Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, where he served an eight-month tour.

Friday 03/21/2014
Air Force pilot from Cave Spring promoted to Colonel
Posted: March 21, 2014

Lt. Col. Ted “Vader” Dempsey, from Cave Spring, has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force.

Sunday 03/16/2014
Elm Street Elementary teacher Merrimac Locklear Forsyth wins education award
Posted: March 16, 2014

Merrimac Locklear Forsyth of Rome has received a Lucile Cornetet Individual Award for professional development from The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation.

Friday 03/14/2014
Shriners recieve can tabs from family
Posted: March 14, 2014

Pictured above are: Barry Jones, Juanita Gulley, Cindy Holcomb and Jerry Collins. Gulley’s brother Gene Nicholson recently passed away and left a 30 gallon drum of pull-tabs along with three 5-gallon containers which he asked to be used to benefit children. Gulley, who is a member of the AT&T Pioneers, and Holcomb, her daughter, thought of The Shriners. The AT&T Pioneers have been donating pull-tabs to The Shriners’ Hospitals for Children for years through The Rome Shrine Club. Hospital Chairman Collins said he would see that the tabs are delivered to the hospitals in Greenville and Cincinnati. He also explained that the tabs will be sorted and sold by Shriners Volunteers and the money will go into the Hospital Operating Budget to be used for the patients as discretionary funds by the staff.

Wednesday 03/12/2014
Floyd County 4H students share in Northwest District Project Achievement
Posted: March 12, 2014

Floyd County 4-Hers recently participated in the Northwest District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

Sunday 03/09/2014
Darlington hosting blood drive in honor of student’s mother who is fighting breast cancer
Posted: March 09, 2014

Darlington School will host a blood drive Thursday in honor of Sureyya Kosedag, the mother of Darlington junior Nadin Kosedag. The Blood Assurance Blood Vessel will be at the McCallie-Kennedy Library steps from 2 to 7 p.m. for anyone who would like to participate.

Saturday 03/08/2014
Rome Police Department names Wooten Officer of the Year
Posted: March 08, 2014

The Rome police department selected officer Joel Wooten as the 2013 Officer of the Year.

Wednesday 03/05/2014
Model senior earns $1,000 Comcast scholarship
Updated: March 06, 2014 - 2:25 am

Laura Graben, a senior at Model High School, has earned a $1,000 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. Graben can use the money next school year at a college or university.
Graben has a 4.0 GPA as a student in the Honors Preparatory program at Model High. She has earned many academic honors including course awards in Honors Biology, Spanish III, Honors American Literature, Honors World History, Honors Chemistry, AP Calculus and AP World History.  She won the excellence in Anatomy and Physiology award and has been inducted into the National Honor Society. Graben was selected for the Governor's Honors program in math at the local and state level as a sophomore and junior.  She is in the Model SAT/ACT 1700 Club, represents the school on the Student Advisory Board, served as Key Club vice-president as a junior and president as a senior, and was selected as the Optimist Student of the Month for September, 2013.  
Graben is also active in the sports program at Model.  She is on the girl's soccer team, cross country team, and the volleyball team.

Accomplishments inside the classroom and in extracurricular activities have earned Graben early admission status at the University of Georgia.

Mercer University announces Fall 2013 President’s List
Posted: March 05, 2014

The following students from the area were named to the President’s List of their college or school at Mercer University for the fall 2013 semester.

Monday 03/03/2014
Shorter's Kappa Alpha Chapter of TriBeta National Biological Honor Society inducts new members
Posted: March 03, 2014

Thirteen Shorter University biology students recently were inducted to the Kappa Alpha Chapter of TriBeta National Biological Honor Society.