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Even if the Floyd County Schools property tax rate is dropped to a rollback rate, the system is still looking at raking in an estimated increase of $900,000 in tax revenue as part of next year’s budget, according to Chris Toles, the system’s executive director of finance. Toles based his pro…

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When Pepperell High School senior Max Rampley started in choir in the fifth-grade, he didn’t know its benefits would help him fight the respiratory disorder he was diagnosed with when he was 18 months old.

When Oasis Farley transferred to Model High School from a school in Flint, Michigan, in August, she didn’t have a transcript and had an academic record guidance counselor Jenny Wear said was “credit deficient” — her chances of graduating this year were just about impossible. But Farley doesn…

Under an advocacy program being implemented at Rome Middle School next school year, system officials are trying to instill in students that it’s not just their teachers and parents who want them to succeed, but their community as well.

There will be two public hearings on next year’s budgets for the Rome and Floyd County school systems this week, and while the tax rate for Rome City Schools is expected to stay the same for another year, Floyd County Schools hasn’t decided on its own yet.

Fernando Guzman, a Coosa High School senior and self-described five-time cancer survivor, has one thing on his mind in the lead-up to Friday’s graduation: “I better walk across that stage.”

  • By John Kenyon, Special to the Rome News-Tribune
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Miette Craig of Rossville had to leave classes at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga early on Thursday in order to go to Rome and make it to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony to receive her associate degree in Business Management.

When he was younger, Kordell Prevatte would help take care of his great-grandmother, instilling in him a passion for helping older people. And once Prevatte graduates from the Georgia School for the Deaf on Wednesday, he will be one step closer to turning that passion into a career.

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Nutrition directors for both Rome and Floyd County school systems welcome the recent move by President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Department to delay steep cuts in sodium levels in school lunches.

After 14 years at Unity Christian School, senior Abigail Sorrow, who graduates Saturday with 21 of her peers, said it’s “weird that that’s not going to be my life anymore.”

When the announcement came across the intercom Friday that Cave Spring Elementary School is now STEM certified, Principal Trina Self said shouts immediately rang through the hallways.

Tonya Wood will continue as the principal at North Heights Elementary School as it absorbs students and teachers from Main Elementary this fall, according to Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars.

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Mary-Kate Billings will be joining 689 other college graduates at Georgia Highlands College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 1 p.m. The only difference is Mary-Kate is a high school student who will be walking in a college graduation several w…

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Floyd County Schools intra-district transfer window will open June 1 and close June 15 at 3 p.m. The process is for students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system. The deadline for submitting an application for intra-…

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Replacing the decades-old animal shelter on Mathis Road with PAWS did more than provide a better environment for abandoned animals and potential pet-adopters.

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The intra-district transfer window will open for students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system on Thursday, June 1 and close on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 3 p.m  for regular program students. The deadline for submit…

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The Mount Berry Mall will host Rome READS Recognition Nights for participating elementary schools on Monday, May 1st, Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. Rome READS is designed to publicly promote reading through special events held at the Mall that inspire students, make re…

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You can find a little bit of everything at a HackBerry Lab prototype show, from a historically accurate toy sword suitable for whacking your friends with to a tube that shoots fire in time with music to origami as a mathematical and artistic concept.

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The World Class Lab program which helps fund programs at institutions within the Technical Colllege System of Georgia (TCSG) helps make an important shipment to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Commercial Truck Driving program take place.

Rome High School students are recognized during the Laws of Life banquet sponsored by the Seven Hills Rotary Club. The students competed in the 2017 Georgia Rotary Character Education Essay Contest. Lou Byars (from left), the superintendent of Rome City Schools; Cheryl Huffman, a member of t…

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The Board of Regents set tuition for the University System of Georgia Tuesday. All 28 of the colleges and universities in the USG will keep tuition increases to 2 percent.

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 The Young American’s for Freedom chapter at Unity Christian School is proud to announce that former Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, will be visiting Unity Christian School on Monday, April 24 at 2 p.m.. Mr. Santorum will be speaking to secondary school students on the topi…

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Three Floyd County students took the top awards at the Kiwanis Club of Rome's annual Art Showcase Thursday afternoon at the Rome-Floyd County Library. Natalie Daniel, a junior at Armuchee High, took the top honors, Pepperell senior Heaven Forsyth came in second and Armuchee senior Kiana Mata…

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Uriel Rangel, a senior at Georgia State University from Cedartown, has been chosen to fill one of three exclusive summer internships with BCD Travel. Only three students were chosen from more than 260 applicants for the corporate travel company’s Management Associate Program.

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