Members of the Rome Exchange Club present a check for $642 to the Bagwell Food Pantry to support efforts to feed the hungry across Rome and Floyd County. The money will purchase anywhere from 2 to 6 tons of food. Representing the club were Howard Cothran (front row from left), Paula Wachstet…
Jack McWhorter said music inspires him and he wanted to paint something that pays tribute to that inspiration. The result was “Live Jazz,” a painting of jazz musicians performing.
Thad Rush was recently honored for his 50 years of service as a district supervisor for the Coosa River Soil and Water Conservation District. He was presented a plaque and service pin by the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts at the District meeting held in Calhoun on April 27
The Rome Noon Optimist Club presented its annual Student of the Year awards and cash scholarships during a Tuesday night banquet at Sweet P’s at the Palladium.
Local nonprofit Restoration Rome has been named a Champion of Blueprint for Family First by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in recognition of their effective model of bringing public and private services together to do better for children and families.
Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated its 113th Founders Day via Zoom Virtual Platform.
A Berry College biochemistry major has won $10,000 for his idea that converts organic waste into biogas at the most recent entrepreneurship PITCH competition.
The Social Sciences Department at Shorter University has released the latest volume of Christus Cultura: The Journal of Christianity in the Social Sciences.
Cicely Thomas, nutrition service director for the Northwest Georgia Public Health District, has been appointed to the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
For the second year, local real estate agent Heath Rogers of Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. will be hosting Community Shred Day in partnership with Georgia Secure Shred. This year’s “spring cleaning” event will again be offered free of charge, and takes place Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. t…
Rome Troop 113’s newest Eagle Scouts are Thomas Luthi (from left), Nate Smith, Gabe Kozelle, Adan Conrad, Caleb Sabino and Carson Glass. Troop 113 is sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.
The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association awarded two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to Sydney Shell (from left) and Matthew Wall. Presenting the scholarships is FRREA President Juanita King. Sydney is pursuing a degree in Middle Grades Education at Shorter University, while Ma…
Six students representing Georgia Northwestern Technical College placed in the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda Virtual State Leadership Conference held in early April.
Five volunteers from a variety of departments have been named Good Samaritans as Floyd Medical Center recognizes April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week. The Good Samaritan program honors exceptional volunteers who give of their time and talents.
Rome real estate agent Steve Graves has been appointed to a five-year term on the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Graves, an agent with Hardy Realty, will succeed Paul Brower, whose term expired in January.
The Northwest District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition was held virtually this year, due to the pandemic, but Floyd County 4-H students weren’t fazed.
Three Floyd County Schools students were recognized for their storytelling skills in the Young Georgia Authors writing competition and two are advancing to the state finals that will be held in mid-April.
Six Floyd County Schools eighth graders and their parents or guardians signed their Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen Georgia Scholarships before counselors, school administrators, and FCS administrators to become members of the REACH Scholars Class of 2025.
Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper, the Six Mile Post, won three first-place awards from the Southern Regional Press Institute and a first-place award from the Georgia College Press Association.
Sometimes teens need to be influenced and taught by their peers and that is exactly what students at Pepperell High School continue to do.
The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts recognized Viking Fusion’s “Seth Spins” this month with an award of excellence in the Audio Division’s Specialty Programs and Podcasts category.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced the appointment of Rome Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney to the state’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on Monday.
The Rome Floyd Chamber announced on Wednesday the finalists for its 2021 awards: the Exceptional 7-Young Professionals, Small Business of the Year and Emerging Small Business of the Year.
The Berry College student newspaper, Campus Carrier, won 13 awards for journalism excellence in the 2020 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the third-place award for general excellence in its division. The awards were announced via an awards ce…
The Puryear Detachment 1020, Marine Corps League Foundation is accepting applications for two $1,000 college scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming Fall Semester.
All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods as he announced the 2021 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Cox Byington Twyman LLP is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Christopher P. Twyman, has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021.
Darlington High School senior Angel Laramie, a resident student from Cumming, has met all requirements to advance to finalist standing in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered this spring.
Kendell Pewitt, from Model High School, is one of the 45 students selected to attend the virtual Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium as a presenter.