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Sixteen of Georgia Highlands College’s student-athletes were recently recognized for their work in the classroom in addition to their abilities on the field and basketball court with National Junior College Athletic Association All-Academic honors.

During the 2020-21 school year, 52 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams. 

Veeka Malanchuk, a sophomore at Beloit College in Wisconsin majoring in Russian and education with minors in geology and Spanish, has been selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Advocacy Corps program. She is one of 18 applicants selected for the highly competitive national program. Malanc…

The Greater Rome Board of Realtors presented a check for $1,500 to the Floyd Health Care Foundation on Thursday. Participating in the presentation were Susan Jones (from left), Katie Edwards, Soraya Collins, Derinda Stephens, Cassidy Carter with the Foundation, John Massey, Hollie Smith and …

Armuchee High School graduate Nichola McCullough is the second Margaret Gayler Memorial Scholarship recipient. Accepted into the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, he will participate in the marching band and orchestra. The scholarship is administered by the Floyd County H…

Sydney Barbee recently graduated with honors from the University of Alabama. Sydney received a BS in Elementary Education, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Sydney’s parents are Mike and Dee Barbee of Huntsville, Ala. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Aycock of Armuchee, the …

More than 300 seventh through 12th grade youth from 35 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for the Northwest District Project Achievement. Floyd County was represented by six youth in five project areas.

Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. announced Friday that Luke Chaffin has joined the real estate brokerage as its first director of marketing. As such, he will oversee and lead media and public relations, communications, strategic marketing and community-based initiatives. Chaffin joined TTW af…

The Rome Noon Optimist Club’s Student of the Semester program honors area Middle School students selected by faculty and staff for their scholarship and extracurricular contributions. (Seated from left) Caroline Fletcher of Armuchee, Mason White of Coosa and Allie Robinson of Darlington. (St…

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Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. announced that real estate agent Wendy Lignell has completed the necessary training and curriculum to receive her Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. ABRs represent a select group of Realtors who focus on …

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…

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.