Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Pictured left to right at Lori Bledsoe, Northwest District Program Development Coordinator, and Lauren Wood, Floyd County 4-H Member. Contributed photo.


Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on March 8-10.  Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perform or prepare a food item.  They are also required to submit a portfolio that represents all their hard work over the year in categories such as project work, community service, leadership activities and other 4-H and school organizations they participate in.  This competition teaches 4-H’ers personal and professional skills such as research, public speaking and even helps them learn the process of creating a resume.

Floyd County had eight 4-H’ers attend this competition in grades seventh through 12. There were three Junior 4-H Members who competed with awards going to Makalya Coomer who placed first in Sports Individual, Madison Wood placing first in Robotics and Bryson Williams placing second in Performing Arts-Instrumental.

Senior 4-H’ers also placed at the competition with placings going to Lauren Wood in Performing Arts-Dance, Mason Daniel placing second in History as well as being a sweepstakes winner.  Other seniors 4-H’ers to compete were Riley Holbert in the Dairy Foods Lab, Julia Wood in Family Resource Management and Dylan McFry in the Performing Arts-Instrumental project.  Wood and Daniel advance to state congress competition to be held this summer.  State Congress is a weeklong event held in Atlanta, where 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to compete against 4-H’ers across the state of Georgia with their presentations and portfolios as well as undergo an interview process. 4-H’ers who compete in this level of competition can earn the highest honor as a Georgia 4-H’er, Master 4-H Status.  This title shows they are the best in the state in their project area.

If you would like more information on how your child may be a part of Floyd  County 4-H,  please call 706-295-6210.

Several emergency responders were awarded for outstanding service to their communities at the 40th Annual Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council Awards Banquet on March 14.

The ceremony for the 40th year celebration began with the presentation of *Pioneer of Region 1 EMS Awards to original council members: Buddy Autry, Larry Ballew, Patti Nethery, Johnny Crabtree, Robert Graham, Robert Gammon and Herman Spivey, M.D. Special Award Georgia Region 1 EMS Office recognition went to former employees of the Region 1 Office of EMS: Jim Cutcher, Mike Ellington, Phil Frazier, Ian Hamilton, M.D., Lisa Norton, Jordon Pierson, David Loftin and David Foster.

Here are some of those honored with the  2019 Northwest Georgia Region 1 EMS Awards:

  • EMS REGION 1 PERSON OF THE YEAR – THE ONE: Scott Stephens, Region 1 EMS-C Chair.
  • DR. VIRGINIA HAMILTON SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: William “Bill” Peace of Rome – Floyd County 911 Center.
  • DR. JAMES H CREEL, JR PIONEER OF THE YEAR: Scott Johnson of Redmond EMS, serving Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties.
  • STANLEY PAYNE EMS LEADERSHIP AWARD: Daniel Smith of Redmond EMS, serving Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties.

The Friends of the Library is offering the Rome community our spring Silent Auction.  The three showcases have amazing items anyone would love having.  Our outside foyer showcase has “Gardening and Homesteading”.  Inside the library near the doorways of the Friends of the Library Used Book Store, one showcase has “American Art and Artists” and the other showcase features books about “Christianity, Islam and Judaism”.

All Silent Auction items are from community donations or library discards.  For a complete list of all the books offered in all three showcases, please check the Library website,  

The Silent Auction will close Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. There will be no bids accepted after this date and time.  Be sure to check the collection in all three showcases.  All proceeds help our library.


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