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Shorter University professor to perform in the Philippines

Shorter University Artist-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Music Jerico Vasquez will return to his home country for a solo piano recital on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the esteemed Ayala Museum in Makati, Philippines. Featured selections for the evening’s performance include works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Alexander Scriabin.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Berry College will go tobacco-free in 2015
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 1:59 am

All 27,000 acres of Berry College, the world’s largest college campus, will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1, 2015.

Chickens, horses, bunnies in this week's Young Romans
Posted: November 18, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Elm Street Elementary School got to enjoy visiting with chickens, horses and bunnies during Farm Day.

Monday 11/17/2014
Rome Noon Optimist Club's students of the month for November
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Rome Noon Optimist Club awarded their Student of the Month designatin for November to Maleny Escobar, Model; Halle Hanks, Pepperell; Kimberly Comix Silis, Rome; Rebecca Landsdell, Unity; Andrew Hollis, Armuchee; Chandler Hart, College and Career; Molly Nicole Van Kleef, Coosa; Jackson Wall, Darlington; Shayla Acree, GSD.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Fall of Berlin Wall remembered by Unity students as earth changing
Posted: November 15, 2014

Corey Stone was born in 1998, nine years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.

Friday 11/14/2014
Deputy Bibb Co. superintendent didn't apply for vacant Bibb post
Posted: November 14, 2014

A school district administrator may be in line for a superintendent’s job, but it won’t be in Bibb County.

Thursday 11/13/2014
GNTC secures $8,700 in grants for adult education
Posted: November 13, 2014

Georgia Northwestern’s Department of Adult Education has secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.

GHC partners in fraud awareness week program
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 10:37 am

The University System of Georgia is an active participant in the International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22. In support of this effort, Georgia Highlands College will be hosting activities to bring awareness to fraud and further promote an ethical culture on our campuses.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Rome schools system names 2 superintendent finalists: Buck, Castlin-Gacutan
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 5:00 am

The Rome City Board of Education announced Tuesday that Mike Buck and Kelley Castlin-Gacutan are the finalists for the superintendent position.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Shorter University teacher candidates, Alto Park students present Veterans Day program
Posted: November 11, 2014

A timeline of prominent American freedom fighters, brought to life by Alto Park third- and fourth-grade Kaleidoscope students, was the centerpiece of the local elementary schools’ annual Veterans Day program Tuesday morning. Teacher candidates from the Shorter University School of Education joined the students as they recounted eight U.S. heroes’ achievements throughout the history of the United States.

Berry College students tackling new majors and minors this year
Posted: November 11, 2014

ROME, Ga. – Students at Berry College are busy exploring eight new majors, minors, and concentrations this academic year.

Monday 11/10/2014
Pepperell students mark progress, take pledge to heart as clock ticks toward graduation
Posted: November 10, 2014

The countdown to graduation is on at Pepperell High School.

Friday 11/07/2014
Shorter University cuts ribbon for nursing school dedication
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University has received a seven-figure gift from the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the university is renaming its nursing school the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing.

Georgia Milestones exam won’t seal students’ fate
Posted: November 07, 2014

Schools across the state will not be using the new Georgia Milestones test as a deciding factor to pass or fail a student next year.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Floyd County teachers present at state math conference
Posted: November 06, 2014

Three math teachers from Floyd County Schools presented their work at a state math conference last month to help other teachers across the state teach math concepts to children. Dr. Robbie Vincent, a third grade teacher at Pepperell Elementary and Angela Lacey Hester, a math teacher at Coosa High School, presented strategies for math vocabulary and Jennifer Greer, math facilitator for Floyd County Schools, presented the systems Math Tutor program and a new Advanced Algebra course. The teachers shared their math instruction knowledge at the 55th Georgia Mathematics Conference held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Shorter University to officially name nursing school Friday
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Shorter University has received a seven-figure gift from the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the university is renaming its nursing school the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing.

A new twist: Darlington teacher contributes thoughts on how to fight cyberbullying
Posted: November 05, 2014

ROME, Ga. — Darlington School’s Cynde Reneau, instructional technology coordinator, was recently featured online as a contributing author for the International Society for Technology in Education.

2015 Ga. Teacher of the Year to speak at Berry College
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 4:22 pm

ROME, Ga. -- Amanda Miliner , Georgia Teacher of the Year  and a former Miss Georgia, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 12) in the Berry College McAllister Auditorium.

Friday 10/31/2014
GNTC awarded a Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Community Orchard grant
Posted: October 31, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has received a $2,000 grant to plant an orchard as part of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Community Orchard Project. The project’s dual purpose is to plant trees for environmental benefit while providing a source of free, local food.

School officials positive about graduation rate figures; Floyd County Schools issues statement
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:02 am

Rome and Floyd County graduation rates both beat the state average, according to numbers released by the Georgia Department of Education, although Rome’s rate leveled out as Floyd County’s rose.

Thursday 10/30/2014
GNTC’s John Kenyon receives 2 awards for college promotional videos
Posted: October 30, 2014

John Kenyon, marketing media specialist at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, received two Silver Medallion Awards from District 2 of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations in the College Promotional Video category.

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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