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In comparing Shorter University’s handling of two separate sexual harassment complaints occurring within the same time frame, Assistant Director of Campus Safety James Hall said the response to the case concerning former Vice President of Student Affairs Corey Humphries failed to follow a po…

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Redmond Regional Medical Center is seeking to develop a new obstetrics and birthing program. Hospital management has filed for a Certificate of Need citing a 2008 exception to the CON rules. “With this application, we are seeking to provide an opportunity for families in our community to hav…

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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Georgia spends billions of dollars a year on healthcare and social services, but lawmakers have no way to determine if the programs work in the long run or if there's a cheaper way to achieve better results.

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Years of planning was culminated Friday when, in spite of horrible weather conditions, the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority honored Joe Wright, Hilda Curtis and Jim Keaten with an open house in the new Joe Wright Village public housing complex in North Rome.

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Needy families in the Rome area were still winners Saturday even though a motorcycle ride for Toys for Tots was cancelled because of the snow and extreme cold. Motorcycle riders still turned out at Honda & Suzuki of Rome, 2595 Shorter Ave., with toys to support the annual toy drive. Sant…

  • By Nick Godfrey, Special to the Rome News-Tribune
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Georgia Highlands College’s new bachelor’s in business administration students brought their first semester to a close with a service learning project aimed to help the homeless this holiday season.

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Early Friday morning, as snow continued to fall across Floyd County, Tim Herrington called his contacts at the National Weather Service and asked a simple question: “When is it gonna stop?”

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Removing austerity cuts to the state’s formula in providing funding to public schools was one of a number of issues brought before Floyd County legislators during a joint meeting with local school boards Thursday.

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Rome City Manager Sammy Rich likened a special called meeting of the Rome Business Development committee to a “final exam.” By the end of the session, the consensus was that the year-long effort to make Rome a more business-friendly city passed, but there was still room for improvement.

Dieshylle Wiggins and Sandy Coward of the Floyd County Police Department decorate a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center (Diane Wagner/RN-T)

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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The Floyd County Board of Education was provided an update on a revised promotion/retention policy that would have criteria, such as assessments, as the basis for schools deciding whether a student passes a grade or must repeat it.

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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The 2017 SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee is slated to meet Thursday — its first public session since voters approved the $63.8 million special purpose, local option sales tax package.

  • By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News
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The illegal use of prescription painkillers is decreasing, but heroin and synthetic fentanyl have grown in popularity among drug users here, says the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Editor’s note: The list of the winners of the tech competitions for each school system will run in Wednesday’s Rome News-Tribune, inside the Young Romans section.