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3 regional companies create Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 counties

NGN, Parker FiberNet, and ETC Communications launched a partnership today to create the Education Exchange, a fiber optic network to connect schools across North Georgia.

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Monday 08/25/2014
4 sets of brothers make Darlington home
Posted: August 25, 2014

Summerbell House at Darlington is even more like home than usual this year.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Berry College welcomes new students for 2014-15 academic year
Posted: August 21, 2014

ROME, Ga. – More than 600 new students arrived at Berry College this week in preparation for the new semester that starts Monday.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Teacher shares importance of students' digital citizenship in 21st century
Posted: August 20, 2014

Four years ago, when she was teaching in Carroll County, Terrie Ponder began transforming her class.

2014 ACT results: Georgia a leading state in Southeast
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:08 pm

August 20, 2014 – 2014 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southeastern states, outperforming Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, and South Carolina.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Candidates for Ga. school superintendent debate standards
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The candidates vying to lead Georgia's K-12 education agency split on a set of national academic standards being implemented in the state and tried to appeal to teachers during their first debate of the general election on Tuesday.

Berry College reading series supports new Creative Writing major
Posted: August 19, 2014

ROME, Ga. – A new annual reading series, named after a Berry College alumnus and accomplished writer, will begin in September.

Student enrollment up in Rome City, Floyd County schools
Posted: August 19, 2014

Enrollment is up in both Rome City and Floyd County schools for the 2014-2015 year.

GHC interim president named among 9 considered for president of Northwestern State in Louisiana
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:06 am

Consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University in Louisiana, including Georgia Highlands College interim president Renva Watterson.

Monday 08/18/2014
Cell phones get green light for new program at Rome High
Posted: August 18, 2014

Even a casual observer will notice something very different at Rome High this year.

Friday 08/15/2014
Rome resident receives Alfred Shorter Scholarship from Shorter University
Posted: August 15, 2014

Rome, Ga., resident Rachel Waters has been selected to receive an Alfred Shorter Scholarship to attend Shorter University in Rome, Ga.

Scout groups reaching out to future scouts at Cave Spring Elementary
Posted: August 15, 2014

Kelly Meacham anxiously made his way through the hallways of Cave Spring Elementary as he walked to the school’s auditorium.

Thursday 08/14/2014
FBLA chapter returns to Model High School
Posted: August 14, 2014

Model High School is pleased to announce the reactivation of chapter 434 of FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America for the 2014-15 school year.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Polk School District enters into agreement with GHC, GNTC for College and Career Academy program
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 11:27 am

Cedartown, GA, – Polk County is one step closer to ensuring that a College and Career Academy is a reality for the community. This past week, leaders from Polk School District, Georgia Highlands College, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College met to sign the Memorandum of Understanding, formally announcing the intent of all parties to apply for charter status for the academy and to pursue funding from Georgia College & Career Academies. 

Rome schools to buy tech storage building, accepting superintendent applications through Sept. 12
Posted: August 13, 2014

Rome City Schools will spend $152,000 for a 0.7-acre property on North Avenue to have a climate-controlled, safe place to store technology.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Southeast Elementary on 2014 Alert Schools list
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 11:18 am

Southest Elementary was among the Georgia Department of Education's 2014 Alert Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Monday 08/11/2014
Shorter University course designed to cultivate good character
Posted: August 11, 2014

Rome, Ga. — The first verse in Proverbs chapter 22 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” The goal of the ancient wisdom is not popularity but instead the cultivation of good character. And that’s a goal that Shorter University instructor Rick Johnson shares with the students who enroll in his Character Education course.

Floyd County Schools' online Math Tutor makes it easier for parents, teachers
Posted: August 11, 2014

If anyone wants to know how to do that pesky math problem on junior’s homework, there is no need for a desperate Internet search.

Friday 08/08/2014
2014 AP Scholars announced for Floyd County Schools
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 5:10 pm

The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 26 Floyd County students earning AP Scholar Awards.
The teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2014. Only 18 percent of students worldwide earn an AP Scholar Award each year.
  • Armuchee High School
    • Harrison Brown, senior - AP Scholar
    • Elizabeth Clonts, 2014 graduate - AP Scholar
    • Dakota Couey, senior - AP Scholar 
    • Mason Dillard, 2014 graduate - AP Scholar 
    • Rachel Garland, senior – AP Scholar  
    • Joshua Hines, senior – AP Scholar  
    • Cathrine Lankford, senior – AP Scholar
    • Brittani McGinnis, senior - AP Scholar
    • Valerie Moore, senior - AP Scholar
    • Douglas Reid, senior - AP Scholar
    • Calvin Russell, 2014 graduate - AP Scholar
    • Anna Tibbetts, senior - AP Scholar
    • Claire Tibbetts, senior - AP Scholar
    • Collin Wilcox, senior - AP Scholar
    • Anna Young, 2014 graduate - AP Scholar
  • Coosa High School
    • Layton Hayes, 2014 graduate – AP Scholar with Distinction
    • Nathan Johnson, 2014 graduate – AP Scholar with Distinction
    • Nathan Mitchell, senior - AP Scholar
    • Devin Rhodes, senior - AP Scholar
  • Model High School
    • Ciara Coleman, 2014 graduate – AP Scholar with Honor
    • Rachel McFry, senior – AP Scholar
    • Jacob Stewart, senior – AP Scholar
  • Pepperell High School
    • Kaitlyn Childers, 2014 graduate – AP Scholar with Distinction
    • John Dobson, senior – AP Scholar
    • William Dean Merriweather, 2014 graduate – AP Scholar  
    • Madeline Robinson, junior – AP Scholar  The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement based on a students’performance on AP Exams.

Darlington head of school looks to first year
Posted: August 08, 2014

Brent Bell is ready to start his first year as head of school at Darlington and is anticipating the students’ arrival next week.

House of the Children Academy conducts first graduation
Posted: August 08, 2014

The first graduating class from the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority’s House of the Children Academy received diplomas Thursday night.

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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