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Shorter University fired James Hall, who had held the assistant director of campus safety position, on Wednesday following a report detailing his claims that the university failed to follow policy in the handling of a sexual harassment complaint ran in the Rome News-Tribune on Monday.

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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Rome police are looking for a man who fired several shots Wednesday afternoon into a car in a South Rome neighborhood less than a block from the former Southeast Elementary School.

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Four outgoing Rome Board of Education members had a chance to share thanks for the opportunity they’ve had and touch on their experiences during their last meeting Tuesday.

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Looking for ways to increase productivity in the workplace? UGA-Rome Small Business Development Center Director Richard Montanaro suggests employers do everything within their power to improve the physical fitness of their employees.

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The Floyd County Commission announces the appointment of Assistant Chief of Police Mark Wallace to Chief of Police for the Floyd County Police Department. Wallace has been with the Floyd County Police Department for 37 years. He was promoted to Assistant Police Chief on Feb. 22, 2016.

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In the past several days the City of Rome and Floyd County residents have reported thefts of packages being delivered and left on porches. Please be aware that this time of year there are those who will keep a vigilant watch for your hard earned Christmas gifts to be delivered and do their s…

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In comparing Shorter University’s handling of two separate sexual harassment complaints occurring within the same time frame, Assistant Director of Campus Safety James Hall said the response to the case concerning former Vice President of Student Affairs Corey Humphries failed to follow a po…

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Redmond Regional Medical Center is seeking to develop a new obstetrics and birthing program. Hospital management has filed for a Certificate of Need citing a 2008 exception to the CON rules. “With this application, we are seeking to provide an opportunity for families in our community to hav…

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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Georgia spends billions of dollars a year on healthcare and social services, but lawmakers have no way to determine if the programs work in the long run or if there's a cheaper way to achieve better results.

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Years of planning was culminated Friday when, in spite of horrible weather conditions, the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority honored Joe Wright, Hilda Curtis and Jim Keaten with an open house in the new Joe Wright Village public housing complex in North Rome.

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Needy families in the Rome area were still winners Saturday even though a motorcycle ride for Toys for Tots was cancelled because of the snow and extreme cold. Motorcycle riders still turned out at Honda & Suzuki of Rome, 2595 Shorter Ave., with toys to support the annual toy drive. Sant…

  • By Nick Godfrey, Special to the Rome News-Tribune
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Georgia Highlands College’s new bachelor’s in business administration students brought their first semester to a close with a service learning project aimed to help the homeless this holiday season.

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Early Friday morning, as snow continued to fall across Floyd County, Tim Herrington called his contacts at the National Weather Service and asked a simple question: “When is it gonna stop?”

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Removing austerity cuts to the state’s formula in providing funding to public schools was one of a number of issues brought before Floyd County legislators during a joint meeting with local school boards Thursday.

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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Plans for the Hoyt property on West First Street call for a painted brick building with a Victorian feel that houses 12 townhouses of varying sizes.

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Rome City Manager Sammy Rich likened a special called meeting of the Rome Business Development committee to a “final exam.” By the end of the session, the consensus was that the year-long effort to make Rome a more business-friendly city passed, but there was still room for improvement.

Dieshylle Wiggins and Sandy Coward of the Floyd County Police Department decorate a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center (Diane Wagner/RN-T)

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The Floyd County Board of Education was provided an update on a revised promotion/retention policy that would have criteria, such as assessments, as the basis for schools deciding whether a student passes a grade or must repeat it.