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Skylar Haynes to compete in Miss Teen Atlanta pageant

Skylar Haynes of Rome has been selected to compete in the 2014 Miss Teen Atlanta pageant on Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Sonja Wells and Johnny Haynes of Rome. Personality is the No. 1 aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Skylar wins the title, she would represent Atlanta and the surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando, Florida.

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Saturday 11/22/2014
Rome native competes in ironman competition
Posted: November 22, 2014

Jennifer Whitley (center) of Rome participated in the Chattanooga Ironman, a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, a bike ride of 116 miles, and a run of 26 miles, on Sept. 28. The line of participants, approximately 2,500, was about a mile long. She was able to finish in less that 14 hours. She is the daughter of Sarah (left) and Johnny Whitley (right) of Rome. (Contributed photo)

Friday 11/21/2014
Model Class of 1958 looks back over the years
Posted: November 21, 2014

The Model High Class of 1958 conducted its annual reunion at the Oostanaula United Methodist Church activity building on Bells Ferry Road.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Scott serves with Navy sea patrol squadron
Posted: November 20, 2014

Rome native Kevin Scott is serving with the U.S. Navy’s Patrol Squadron Sixteen, also known as the “War Eagles.”

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Everett Springs School Reunion
Posted: November 19, 2014

The annual reunion of Everett Springs School was at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church on Nov. 1. Pictured (from left) are, on the front row: Donald White, Lamar Miller, Carolyn Terry Miller, Daisy Dew Rhinehart, Betty Duvall Herndon, Howard Touchstone, Alvin Duvall and Anna Lee Mills Blalock; middle row: Larry Touchstone, Al Everett, Maryland Ransom Sharpe, Finnis Mills, Martha Terry Kemp, Sandra Treadaway Brown, Beverly Miller Burke, Gail Miller, Richard Earle, Carolyn Mills Cothran; and back row: Sue Mills Houze, Melanie Everett Caldwell and Janice Mills Miller.

Monday 11/17/2014
Mull to lead Ruritan district
Posted: November 17, 2014

Charles Mull has been elected to lead the North Georgia District of Ruritan in 2015.

Georgia Municipal Association gives grants to City of Rome
Posted: November 17, 2014

The city of Rome received a $6,000 safety grant and a $5,995.49 liability grant from the Georgia Municipal Association to purchase various rescue and confined space equipment for the Rome Fire Department. Pictured are Battalion Fire Chief Gene Proctor (from left), Risk Manager Kristy Childre, Assistant City Manager Patrick Eidson and Battalion Fire Chief Brad Roberson.

Pepperell cheerleader to compete for Miss Ga. Teen
Posted: November 17, 2014

Keetra Lauren Murphy, 17, of Rome will compete Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Scout’s Eagle project repairs benches
Posted: November 15, 2014

Alan Shepherd, a Boy Scout with Troop 118, recently completed an Eagle Scout project, which included repairing benches at the tabernacle at Morrison Campground.

Monday 11/10/2014
Higgins earns Master degree at Southeast Missouri St.
Posted: November 10, 2014

Alison Higgins of Rome is among Southeast Missouri State University’s summer 2014 graduates.

Clay to attend Clemson University
Posted: November 10, 2014

Kimberly Rachel Clay of Rome has enrolled in Clemson University.

Thacker completes drug expert course
Posted: November 10, 2014

Officer Aaron Thacker of the Rome Police Department completed Drug Recognition Expert School conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Saturday 11/08/2014
Freshman named Miss Shorter University
Posted: November 08, 2014

Sydney Hillman, a freshman musical theater major from Grovetown, was crowned Miss Shorter University during the university’s annual scholarship pageant Thursday evening at Rome City Auditorium.

Friday 11/07/2014
Volunteers chip in for West Rome Boys & Girls Club's dance room
Posted: November 07, 2014

Community members are coming together to provide a major facelift for the West Rome Boys & Girls Club dance room.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Retired Educators Day
Posted: November 06, 2014

The Floyd County Commission and Rome City Commission presented Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association with a certificate declaring Nov. 2 Retired Educators Day. Pictured are City Commissioner Sue Lee (left) presenting the joint certificate to Diane Lanham, FRREA president.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Golf lessons for Boys & Girls Club kids
Posted: November 04, 2014

Youngsters from the South Rome unit of the Boys & Girls Club received golf lessons with assistance from the Darlington Golf Academy following the 2014 South Rome Open at Coosa Country Club on Branham Avenue on Monday. The event raised close to $20,000 for the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Sfc. Patricia Carson retires from National Guard
Posted: November 02, 2014

Sfc. Patricia J. Carson of Rome retired from the Georgia Army National Guard on Oct. 27 after many years of military service.

Crawford inducted into Order of Gownsmen
Posted: November 02, 2014

Sara Jessica Crawford, of Rome, was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee: The University of the South during the Founders’ Day convocation. Crawford is the daughter of Gayle K. Crawford.

Saturday 11/01/2014
Coosa High Class of '64 gathers for reunion
Posted: November 01, 2014

The Coosa High School Class of 1964 recently celebrated its 50th reunion on Oct. 11. Pictured are front row, seated left to right: Joan Eaves Hendrix, Linda Robinson Watters, Sandra Drake Husky, Donnie Barnette, Paulette Johnson Brown, Nancy Patrick Lovelace, Maureen Sharkey Hall, Lois Hines Britton, Marilyn Blanton Campbell. Second row, left to right: Larmar Robinson, Sandra Goble Popham, Gale McDaniel Goss, Annette Gilreath Brown, Cindy Linehan Trulock, Jeris Clayton Hall, Mary Jane Worsham Byars, Freida Tucker Seckinger, Sheila Lawer Stephens, Martha Books Lewis, Bruce Adams. Third row, left to right: Jerry Rucker, Charles Carlisle, Daniel Clay, John Munoz, Dennis Abney, Billy Nicholson, David Axley, Bobby Vann, Jerry Lovelace and Raymond Downs.

Friday 10/31/2014
Slice N Dice Divas top money earners in Powder Puff tournament
Posted: October 31, 2014

The Slice N Dice Divas are the top money earners in this year’s Powder Puff tournament. The annual fundraiser that took place earlier this month at Grizzard Park raised more than $20,000 for Cancer Navigators. The Divas raised more than $4,500.

Fort Oglethorpe hosts Living History event
Posted: October 31, 2014

Johnny Davis (from left), Gen. George S. Patton (portrayed by Denny Hair of Texas Third Army Living Historians) and Everett Stewart pose for a photo at a Day of Living History and Remembrance of Our Armed Forces event in Fort Oglethorpe. Davis and Stewart are both from Rome and are members of the Marine Corps League.