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4-H competition at GHC spark creativity in elementary school students

More than 800 elementary school students from across Northwest Georgia converged on Georgia Highlands College on Saturday for the annual 4-H District Project Achievement competition.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Weather center helps Shorter students get hands-on experience
Posted: January 25, 2015

A new weather station recently installed on the campus of Shorter University is giving students the opportunity to track meteorological data.

Saturday 01/24/2015
400 converge on Georgia Northwestern Technical College for Skills USA competition
Posted: January 24, 2015

Sparks were flying as high school students combined moments of focused concentration with quick movements between stations to complete their projects.

Floyd County Board of Education members quiz candidates
Posted: January 24, 2015

Floyd County Board of Education members moved a step closer to filling an empty seat on the board after spending two hours interviewing their three finalists Friday.

Friday 01/23/2015
Armuchee Middle eighth-grader wins annual speech contest
Posted: January 23, 2015

Kayla Hutcherson, and eighth-grader at Armuchee Middle School, has won the 2015 Floyd County Schools Gifted Oratorical Contest.   The event was started in 2009 to allow gifted students to display their academic skill and connect with other gifted students. "Just as athletes showcase their talents, we want our academically gifted students to have the opportunity to display their academic skill and talent," stated McCall Govignon, director of advanced programs for Floyd County Schools. 

Hutcherson and participants from Armuchee Middle, Coosa Middle, Model Middle and Pepperell Middle competed in the seventh annual oratorical contest on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Floyd County Board of Education office.  

The gifted students competed at the school level to represent their school and advance to the system contest.  The top two qualifiers from each school participated in the system contest for grades 6 through 8.  The students were judged on poise, content of their speech, delivery and overall effectiveness.  Each contestant was to give a speech of no more than five minutes on an assigned topic.

Placements in the 2015 Oratorical Contest were:
  • First Place: Kayla Hutcherson, Armuchee Middle School
  • Second Place: Logan Angle, Model Middle School 
  • Third Place: Trisha Dobson, Pepperell Middle School

Participants included:

GNTC names semi-finalists for GOAL award
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Shorter University weather station provides students with hands-on learning experience
Posted: January 23, 2015

A new weather station recently installed on the campus of Shorter University is giving students the opportunity to track meteorological data unique to the area. The solar-powered station was set up by Assistant Professor of Physical Science Dr. Michael Crosby with the assistance of students in his meteorology class during the course’s first lab of the semester.

Thursday 01/22/2015
GNTC instructors nominated for Rick Perkins award
Posted: January 22, 2015

Instructors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated 9 of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.

Friday 01/16/2015
Former teacher, senator among 6 on list for Coosa area seat on Floyd County Board of Education
Updated: January 17, 2015 - 1:09 am

The Floyd County Board of Education has received applications from six people who hope to be appointed to fill a vacancy on the board.

Thursday 01/15/2015
6 apply for Floyd County Board of Education vacancy; names expected to be released Friday
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 12:23 am

The Floyd County Board of Education has received six applicants hoping to replace Brian Barcomb.

Ga. Board of Education approves revisions to common core standards in English language arts and math
Posted: January 15, 2015

The State Board of Education has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-day public comment period on November 12, 2014.

Pepperell High team wins Floyd County Academic Decathlon
Updated: January 15, 2015 - 1:07 am

Pepperell High’s Academic Decathlon team was crowned the champion in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition at the Board of Education central office Wednesday.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Move-in day for new Anna K. Elementary School expected in April
Posted: January 14, 2015

A new school that is just a few months shy of being ready to fill, plans for another school’s new cafeteria and kitchen and an increase in ELOST 4 revenue all made an impression at the Rome Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

Monday 01/12/2015
Floyd County Board of Education earns state board organizations highest honor
Posted: January 12, 2015

The Floyd County Board of Education has earned the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s 2014 Distinguished School Board recognition. The recognition is currently the highest level of recognition for local boards sanctioned by GSBA.

Thursday 01/08/2015
School board seeks applicants to replace Brian Barcomb
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 8:50 pm

The deadline for applications to fill the vacant District 3, Coosa Area seat on the Floyd County Board of Education is Jan. 15.

Floyd County announces Pre-K registration dates
Posted: January 08, 2015

Parents eagerly awaiting Pre-K registration can now add the registration dates for this year to their calendar. Floyd County Schools Pre-K registration period is scheduled for Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 13, 2015. This is an opportunity for parents to register their children for the slots available in the Pre-K program in Floyd County Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. To be eligible for Pre-K, a child must be four-years-old on or before September 1, 2015.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Floyd BOE sets furlough-free calendar, elects Bevels chairman
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 10:15 am

For the second year in a row, the Floyd County Board of Education approved a school calendar with no furlough days.

Rome, Floyd County Schools to keep normal schedule tomorrow
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Rome City and Floyd County Schools will be open on normal schedule for Thursday.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Winter arts, wrestling wins featured in Young Romans
Posted: December 30, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Berry College Elementary and Middle School get in the mood for winter break by creating winter-themed artwork in class.

Monday 12/29/2014
Student Earns GED at GNTC and opens photography company
Posted: December 29, 2014

Brandy Singleton’s current career path in photography began at home when she was young.

Friday 12/19/2014
Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy robotics team places in competition
Posted: December 19, 2014

The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy robotics team participated in their first competition of the year at North Forsyth High School this week. From a field of 41 robotics teams, the two College and Career Academy teams finished in 3rd and 5th place to automatically qualify for the state tournament.

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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