Buzz: Darlington presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ ‘To Kingdom Come’ showcases relationship between GE, Rome. Floyd Chaplain Jack Foley earns certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. 300 RHS students certified in CPR. Legal assistance offered.

Buzz: Darlington presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ ‘To Kingdom Come’ showcases relationship between GE, Rome. Floyd Chaplain Jack Foley earns certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. 300 RHS students certified in CPR. Legal assistance offered.

Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Fiddler on the Roof” Feb. 15-17 at the Rome City Auditorium. Doors will open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with showtime at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m., after doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, or at the door on the day of the show. General admission tickets are $10. Tiger Booster Club members and current Darlington families may request reserved seating for no additional cost. The general public can purchase tickets in the reserved section for $15 each. All reserved tickets are offered online only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Darlington’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” contact the box office at 706-368-5256, or by email at

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Floyd Chaplain and Director of Pastoral and Spiritual Services Jack Foley has earned an advanced subspecialty certification as a Clinical Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Care.

Foley says chaplains are taught how to actively listen, how to recognize and respond to emotional and spiritual distress, and how to provide a “non-anxious presence,” regardless of the circumstance.

“I deeply love what I do, and I am blessed beyond measure to get to do it every day. I have been a minister for almost 30 years now, and this ministry may be the most meaningful I’ve ever done as people allow me into their lives,” Foley said.

He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Evangelical Presbyterian Church pastor.

Foley began his chaplaincy career with Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd in 2011 after 20 years as a local church pastor.  The following year, Foley joined the hospital staff working with the Palliative Care team.

He is a member of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Foley is an End of Life Nursing Education Consortium trainer and a Vital Hearts certified trainer and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management.

Rome High School certified roughly 300 students in CPR this month. Most of these students were freshmen, with a few sophomores added to the classes. Abra Gordon, Lauren Fallin and Melissa Green are educators who all help the Healthcare Science pathway students to reach their goals, and Floyd Medical Center’s CPR trainers check off on the skills they learn in class. The students are then certified by Floyd’s trainers and issued a certificate valid for two years when they are able to demonstrate the steps of CPR. The Early Childhood Education students are also trained in CRP through Rome High’s certification program. Students learned how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the order of steps in caring for someone who is in distress and the proper techniques when administering CPR to a victim.

‘To Kingdom Come’ showcases relationship between GE, Rome: Coosa River Basin Initiative, Georgia Highlands College and the Berry College Environmental Studies program have teamed up to co-sponsor a special screening of the 2018 Rome International Film Festival Audience Award winner for Featured Films, To Kingdom Come, at Heritage Hall Centre Stage on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

To Kingdom Come presents the multigenerational relationship between General Electric and the Rome community.  The story is told from the unique and diverse perspectives of the earliest employees of the Rome GE transformer plant, local riverkeepers who battled GE over the dumping of harmful pollutants, and scientific and medical experts.

The film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Paper Panda Audio Productions, and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants.  The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.

Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10.  All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative in their ongoing work.

Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program.  For more information call 706-291-5190.

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