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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.

Floyd County 4-H JR LifeSmarts Team participants completed multiple online quizzes to earn one of four spots at the state competition held Monday, Feb. 17. The team was challenged through three rounds of quiz bowl type questions and one Speed Smarts round.

Rachel Stubbs and William Black were named the queen and king of Valentine’s Day festivities as part of a mystery trip with the Rome Nutrition Center to Larry’s Restaurant in Trenton. The group also was treated to a dessert by Beverly Cowart, president of the state council.

Samuel D. Raper of Rome was named to the University of Alabama’s President’s List for fall 2019. The President’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students with an academic record of 4.0, or all A’s.

Kobe Tyler Sims, of Boy Scout Troop 118, earned his Eagle Scout honor for remodeling an unused room at First United Church of Shannon as an activity room. He was required to plan, develop and complete a community service project to join the fewer than 7% of all Boy Scouts who become Eagle Scouts. 

The Georgia Auctioneers Commission presents Charlie Gay with a plaque on Jan. 27 in recognition of his 16 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Georgia and the commission. He was appointed to the commission on Dec. 18, 2003, by then-Gov. Sonny Purdue and served until his resignation …

Floyd County 4-H had four youth participate in the Carroll County Winter Classic this weekend. Lexi Terry (right) is shown with her Hereford, which won ribbons in Grand Champion Breed, Reserve Champion Breed and 3rd Showmanship. Other local winners are Blaine Terry — Grand Champion Breed, 3r…

Amanda Maloney (right), pictured with NARFE President Willie Caldwell, presented a program on the 2020 Census at the January meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees. Data collection for the census will be held in April. NARFE meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:15 …

Priscilla Tunnell, minister of music and children at North Broad Baptist Church, is presented with the Doyle E. Carlton Award from Stetson University on Nov. 9. The award is given to a Stetson alumnus in recognition of a life-long devotion to Christian higher education and ministry. Ranell T…

Applications for two $1,000 college scholarships are being accepted by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. Applicants must have a family connection to an active duty or former Marine. They must reside in either of the following area counties: Floyd, Polk, Chattooga, Bartow, Cherokee…

Mike Hester (right), newly-installed commandant of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, is congratulated by retiring commandant Tom Beavers. Other officers installed during Saturday ceremonies were (from left) John Riley, sergeant-at-arms; Tom Bing, paymaster; Jerry Curtis, senior vi…

At the December meeting of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association, Robert Kresser, a representative from Association Member Benefits Adviser, spoke to the association on the importance of having insurance at retirement age. Some of the areas addressed were home health and long-term car…

Kiwanis Club of Rome member Claborn Bradfield, center, is congratulated by Georgia District Kiwanis Division 11 Lt. Gov. Brett James of the Murray County club and Rome club President Diana Sands. Bradfield was awarded the Legion of Honor for 50 years of service — including as club president …

Berry College student publications received national awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 36th annual Gold Circle Awards contest and the Fall National College Media Convention.