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Shorter University, Pepperell Elementary team up for Family Science Night

Equipped with their Science Night Passports, more than 35 Pepperell Elementary School students and their family members recently took a trip around the world of science through interactive stations developed by Shorter University teacher candidates. During the Family Science Night activities, students and their parents participated in hands-on exercises that explained scientific concepts including magnetism, forming hypotheses, and the order of the planets.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
GeorgiaBEST implemented at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Posted: October 22, 2014

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills.

Rome school board zeroes in on superintendent finalists
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 1:19 am

The Rome Board of Education narrowed their list of superintendent candidates down to three finalists to interview but would not release their names Tuesday.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Shorter University student receives Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
Posted: October 21, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University Criminal Justice major Chad Wilson says he feels a distinct calling to make positive impact on the lives of America’s youth. This is why the Carrollton, Ga., police officer decided 13 years ago to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program, where he now serves as post advisor for Police Explorer Post 911.

Montessori, Main, McHenry, Pepperell in Wednesday edition of Young Romans
Posted: October 21, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Montessori School of Rome have a busy morning with language, math and science work.

Monday 10/20/2014
Darlington’s Moss honored by college admissions group
Posted: October 20, 2014

ROME, Ga. — Darlington School’s Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss was recently honored by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) for his service to the association and to the college admissions profession.

Friday 10/17/2014
Pepperell eighth-grader on Georgia all-star football team
Posted: October 17, 2014

Tucker McCoy, an eighth-grade student at Pepperell Middle School, has received an invitation to play on the Football University (FBU) National Championship Team for Team Atlanta.  Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playing ability and skill of elite-level athletes in middle and high school. The training is provided by the NFL's top coaches and players.  Organizers of the team are the producers of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

McCoy participated in a tryout in August to earn the invitation to compete for the team. At Football University, he will be part of a 35-man team made up of teens from around the state of Georgia.  The teams will participate in bracket play during the months of October and November.  There are 192 teams nationwide across 16 regions of the country. Only 12 teams will advance to the FBU Championship to be played in Naples, Florida.  Of the twelve teams, four will be selected from each age bracket.  The teams will have to prove they are among the best in the country as they seek to advance in the single elimination tournament.  The winning teams in each division will be FBU National Champions.

McCoy plays for Pepperell Middle School and is the starting nose guard on defense and right tackle on offense.  The Dragons are undefeated in their quest for the team’s third straight middle school championship. This is not McCoy’s first invitation to an all-star program.  Last summer, he participated in the Future Stars All-Stars football program in Bradenton, Florida where he was the starting right tackle for Team Georgia.

Thursday 10/16/2014
GHC faculty receives grant funding to boost learning
Posted: October 16, 2014

Georgia Highlands College Teaching-Learning Center awarded on Monday four faculty members mini-grants for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Groundbreaking Friday for Berry College's Valhalla Stadium
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 12:59 pm

ROME, Ga. – Berry College officials will break ground Friday to start construction on Valhalla, a lighted stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field.

Rome City Schools names its teacher, support person of year
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

The teacher and support person of the year from Rome City Schools both agree that they love what they do and they owe a lot to their mothers.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Young Romans features Mystery Mission Day
Posted: October 14, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, Floyd County Kaleidoscope students learn how to solve mysteries during their Mystery Mission Day.

Monday 10/13/2014
Shorter VP gives report on study abroad programs at global education meeting
Posted: October 13, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Martin joined other higher education representatives at the Consortium for Global Education’s 27th Annual Strategic Meeting in Waco, Texas, where he presented a special report on the university’s study abroad programs. The meeting, which was hosted by Baylor University, was a time for universities’ employees from throughout the United States to engage with speakers with a goal of advancing quality education throughout CGE’s global networks.

Rome City Schools board to announce Teacher of Year, unveil new website Tuesday
Posted: October 13, 2014

A new website for Rome City Schools will be unveiled at the board of education meeting Tuesday.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Arcade games, robots rule at Rome & Floyd County Cardboard Challenge
Posted: October 12, 2014

Business was good at the plastic bottle pit.

Saturday 10/11/2014
Berry's eagles draw fan club from across Southeast
Posted: October 11, 2014

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. Participants came from North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Friday 10/10/2014
Student cardboard arcade to open Saturday; will be judged by local engineers
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 12:05 pm

It will be all about cardboard and imagination at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday as more than 500 local students show off their creations during the Rome & Floyd County Cardboard Challenge.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Berry College students to teach creative writing class for high school students
Posted: October 09, 2014

ROME, Ga.—  The Berry College “Writing and Community” class invites local high school students to take part in a series of creative writing workshops beginning Oct. 28.

GNTC student overcomes barriers to success
Posted: October 09, 2014

Thirty-four years ago Kim Riddle of Fort Oglethorpe left High School, now she is enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and is studying Business Administrative Technology.

Drones bring new dimension to students as part of Geek Week
Posted: October 09, 2014

The world of unmanned aerial vehicles is being introduced in the classroom and producing a new way of thinking about the future.

Rome school board will hear recommendations for superintendent, name teacher of year in separate meetings
Posted: October 09, 2014

The Rome Board of Education will hold two sets of meetings Tuesday, one to make progress on finding a new superintendent, and another to take care of business and name its teacher of the year.

Georgia Department of Education releases stats on college-credit exams
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 12:54 am

More Advanced Placement exams are being taken by students in Rome and Floyd County, according to information released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.

Tuesday 11/12/2013
1. UPDATE: Video released of Adairsville shootout
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
2. Sinkhole found under Cave Spring quadruplex
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 12:52 pm

CAVE SPRING — A large sinkhole under a Park Street apartment forced one tenant to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night, said Cave Spring fire officials.

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