Hometown Headlines

Redmond Regional Medical Center announced on Friday the appointment of Rick Stevenson to its Board of Trustees. Stevenson will serve a two-year term on Redmond’s Board.

Master Gunnery Sgt. (ret.) Tom Beavers was named 2020 Marine of the Year by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. Beavers (right) received the award from Mike Hester, detachment commandant. Beavers served 24 years in the Marine Corps, including two years in Vietnam. Following active d…

Hunter Burkhalter takes his oath as the newest member of the bar Tuesday afternoon as three generations of the Burkhalter family of attorneys watch. In the background are his grandfather Albert Burkhalter (from left), cousin Taylor Burkhalter Patterson and aunt Terri Burkhalter Pierce.

Main Elementary’s Principal LaRoyce Sublett, Assistant Principal Stephanie Dean and students join members of the Exchange Club of Rome and Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful for a ceremony marking the beginning of their partnership in the local Adopt-A-Mile program. Volunteers from the Exchange Club …

Troop 20 of Cave Spring United Methodist Church celebrated Ryan Bittner and Randall Litton achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in December. Ryan’s project included hand carving cedar signs for the Cave Spring Pinhoti Trail. Randall’s project included the creation and placement of cement mile m…

Linda-Kay McLaughlin with Ford, Gittings & Kane Jewelers has been recognized by the Cultured Pearl Association as a Pearl Specialist after completing the Cultured Pearl Course. She has also just completed the Jewelry Essentials Course with the Gemological Institute of America. She and he…

Ford, Gittings & Kane Jewelers is pleased to announce Rome’s newest Applied Jewelry Professional, Hannah Bing. To attain this title, you must successfully complete Jewelry Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials and Diamond Essentials through the Gemological Institute of America. She joined…

Harbin Clinic recently honored its longest serving full-time employees with a drive-thru service award ceremony. During the two-day socially-distanced event, employees were acknowledged and celebrated for their contribution of 10 years or more.

The Kiwanis Club of Rome welcomed their new president Buster Young this week. He is an Edward Jones financial advisor, and was presented the gavel by outgoing president Diana Sands. After a break because of the virus pandemic, Kiwanis members have resumed meeting during the club’s regular me…

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that it awarded scholarships in 2020 totaling $503,000.

Etowah Landing Care and Rehabilitation treated the Rome Police Department to a lunch and dinner this week for their dedication and compassionate service. The residents wrote cards to the officers thanking them for their service.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 81 Scoutmaster Jason Costlow (from left) poses with new Eagle Scouts Joshua Satcher, Hunter Maddox and Will Costlow, who passed the final hurdle of the Eagle Scout Board of Review on July 30. Hunter, Will and Joshua were honored in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on…

Coosa Valley Credit Union was recently honored with four MAC awards in the marketing, advertising, branding and community engagement categories from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions.

The first Margaret Gayler Memorial Scholarship recipient is Aden Edwards graduate of Armuchee High School. Presenting the scholarship check are Aden’s grandparents Terry and Cindy Thomas. Aden attends Georgia Northwestern Technical College and plans to open his own machine shop with an empha…

Preston Peck of Floyd County 4-H won first place statewide in the 2020 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest. Preston’s watermelon grew a monstrous 108 lbs. The contest offers the opportunity to exhibit knowledge and ability to cultivate and grow one or more watermelons over a regulated per…

Floyd Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatme…

After competing virtually in the Phi Beta Lambda 2020 National Leadership Online Experience, two Georgia Northwestern Technical College students placed eighth in the Management Analysis and Decision Making competition.

Rome Middle School agriculture educator and Future Farmers of America advisor Ashley Hamby placed second in the state for her work during a workshop hosted by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. “For the hands-on portion of the class we had a garden design lab for succulents and air plants…

Floyd-Rome Retired Educators had three new members join the organization at their recent meeting. Pictured are (from left) Terry Brandon, Elaine Turner, Arch Metcalf and Diane Lanham, the organization’s membership chairperson. The organization now has over 300 members.