Buzz: Church Bowling League updates on March 27. Rome TEA Party meets Tuesday. A Brush With Kindness returns. Honors for Berry students, Viking Fusion.

Buzz: Church Bowling League updates on March 27. Rome TEA Party meets Tuesday. A Brush With Kindness returns. Honors for Berry students, Viking Fusion.


Metropolitan United Methodist Church will hold the organizational meeting for the Spring/Summer Session of the Church Bowling  League at 7 p.m Thursday, March 27, at Classic Bowling Center on Huffaker Road in West Rome.  Representatives from churches and all interested persons are invited to attend.  League bowling starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and continues for 20 Thursday evenings.  Information: please call Classic Lanes or 706-802-1659.

The Rome TEA Party hosts its monthly Lunch Bunch meeting with our partners of the Floyd County Republican Party, Floyd County Republican Women and Floyd County Young Republicans invited. It will be held at Fuddruckers on Tuesday March 19, from noon until 1 p.m. Dr. Jim Cook, professor emeritus Georgia Highlands College, will be the featured speaker discussing the historical events, the people, the values that made this an exceptional nation. Arrive early to order lunch from the menu. For more information, contact Mike Morton 706- 346-3400.

A Brush with Kindness returns.  Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley will be accepting A Brush with Kindness applications for projects to be done this spring, summer and fall.  Applications may be picked up at the Habitat office or ReStore at 95 Three Rivers Drive NE, Rome, GA  30161. For more: Call at 706-378-0030 or email me at

Honors for Berry students, Viking Fusion: Berry College Department of Communication students and Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, were recognized in multiple categories by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in its Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

Viking Fusion and the Department of Communication received the following recognitions:

  • Noah Syverson, Finalist, “I try and catch the ball when it comes to me,” Television Sports Reporting
  • Haley Edmondson and Rachel Siler, Finalist, “Memorializing a tragedy: A look into America’s history of slavery and social justice today,” Television Feature Reporting
  • Haley Edmondson, Finalist, “Greater Florence to get its first mosque,” Online News Reporting
  • Lauren Richardson, Finalist, “Depth of Field,” Online Feature Reporting

In addition to being recognized by SPJ, Noah Syverson recently placed third in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts for his story “A Wheel, a Trail, and a Student: The Story of Berry’s Mountain Unicyclist.”

Haley Edmondson’s “Greater Florence to get its first mosque” story was written as part of a multimedia digital magazine “Place as Text: ‘The Spaces of Florence, Italy’” from the Department of Communication’s study abroad trip to Florence, Italy.

SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ’s Region 3 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina schools.

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