Buzz: Floyd job fair July 25. New assignments for Rome educators. Berry summer market is July 20. County Commission called meeting July 17. Local ticket holder misses $165 million jackpot by one number.

Buzz: Floyd job fair July 25. New assignments for Rome educators. Berry summer market is July 20. County Commission called meeting July 17. Local ticket holder misses $165 million jackpot by one number.

Job fair set for July 25 to fill 20-plus positions. Media release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Floyd County for an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on July 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.  Floyd County currently has more than 20 positions available. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you can prepare and submit a résumé. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.  Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés, driver’s licenses and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.

Rome City Schools announces that two current educators will have new roles for the upcoming school year.

Twilya Toombs

Twilya Toombs, who served Rome High School as a counselor for the senior class, will now fill the position of Student Support Coordinator at Rome High School. Toombs holds an Educational Specialists degree in School Counseling and a certificate in Educational Leadership. She serves as the Secretary of the Columbus State University Alumni Association Board of Directors and she is a member of the RCS Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, the Jacksonville State University School Counselor Advisory Team, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dual Enrollment Council and the Georgia Department of Education School Counselor Professional Learning Team.

Lisa Ann Johnson

North Heights Elementary third grade math teacher, Lisa Ann Johnson, will serve as math coach at the new Main Elementary School set to open in the fall of 2019. Johnson completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Jacksonville State University in 1993 and received a Master’s degree at the same university in 2003. She also holds an Education Specialist Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University she completed in 2005.


The Berry College summer market on Saturday, July 20, will feature more than 60 vendors with products ranging from fresh cut flowers and banana pecan bread to Angus beef and handmade wood décor. The market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Ford buildings and is hosted by the Berry College Student Enterprise Program, a collective of student-run businesses that foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Ten student enterprises will be present, selling items such as artisan cheese and handmade skincare products. The Berry College Middle and Elementary School will also host a kids station with attractions such as hands-on science experiments and face painting. There will be a bouncy house and Angus beef hamburger plates as well. For more: Student Enterprises.


The Floyd County Commission will hold a Special Called Bond Meeting on Wednesday, July 17, at 8 a.m. in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. The meeting is open to the public.


Missed the $165 million jackpot by one number in Rome: A winning ticket worth $50,000 was sold here in the July 6 Powerball drawing. The ticket was old at U.S. Food Mart at 7748 Old Alabama Road N.W. in Rome. Winning numbers for the July 6 drawing were: 4-8-23-46-65 and the Powerball was 1. The ticket ticket matched the first four winning numbers and the Powerball but did not have the fifth number. Had that been the case…. $165 million jackpot.

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