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GNTC awarded a Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Community Orchard grant

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.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Local school systems awarded $150,000 technology grants to upgrade Internet access
Posted: October 29, 2014

Local school systems will soon receive more than $300,000 in state grants to provide faster Internet connections in classrooms.

Gordon Central's Burnham named Northwest Georgia media specialist of the year
Posted: October 29, 2014

Leigha Burnham of Armuchee has been selected as the Library Media Specialist of the Year for the Northwest Georgia District by the Georgia Library Media Association.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
GHC joins eCore to provide more online courses
Posted: October 28, 2014

Georgia Highlands College partnered with eCore, the University of Georgia System approved online class provider, to offer students greater online class availability beginning spring 2015.

Shorter University’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducts newest members
Posted: October 28, 2014

Shorter University’s Georgia Theta Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducted 19 new members during a ceremony held Oct. 24 in Brookes Chapel. Alpha Chi members represent the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically across all disciplines.

Berry welcomes new Board of Trustees member
Posted: October 28, 2014

ROME, Ga. – GaiaTech Inc. Senior Vice President Peter J. Capponi is the newest member of the Berry College Board of Trustees.

Rome City, Floyd County Schools awarded grants as part of state high speed broadband program
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 8:35 am

Rome City Schools have been awarded $172,918 grand and Floyd County Schools have been awarded a $162,115.45 grant as part of the  Connections for Classrooms program that joins multiple state agencies around the common goal of ensuring Georgia schools and classrooms have the high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning, according to

Monday 10/27/2014
Shorter, Pepperell Elementary team up for Family Science Night
Posted: October 27, 2014

Students and their families took a trip around the world of science during Family Science Night at Pepperell Elementary School.

Friday 10/24/2014
Shorter University, Pepperell Elementary team up for Family Science Night
Posted: October 24, 2014

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.

State School Superintendent Barge applies for Rome City Schools superintendent position
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 8:55 am

Current State School Superintendent John Barge confirmed this morning that he has applied for the vacant Rome City Schools superintendent position.

Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

Ga. School Superintendent to be at Rome Middle School Friday
Posted: October 23, 2014

State School Superintendent John Barge will be at Rome Middle School Friday at 8:30 a.m. Barge will tour the school and speak with the students, according to Rome City School central office staff.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
GHC class throws out the textbook
Posted: October 22, 2014

Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative, awarded grant money to Georgia Highlands College for the redesign of one of its classes toward the use of more free open resource learning materials. The freshman college studies —FCST 1010—class is a 10-week course that strives to teach students skills relevant to achieving success in college such as time management, organizational and test-taking skills.

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.

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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