Buzz: Youth Leadership Summit draws more than 500 students including some from Armuchee High. Season’s final Walk With a Doc is Oct. 19. Job fair Oct. 25 at Rome Career Center.

Buzz: Youth Leadership Summit draws more than 500 students including some from Armuchee High. Season’s final Walk With a Doc is Oct. 19. Job fair Oct. 25 at Rome Career Center.

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., with the students. From Graves’ office.
Armuchee High Principal John Rhodarmer, far right, poses with some of his students who attended the summit — despite this being fall break. “Awesome day at the #GA14YLS with these leaders. @RepTomGraves @ArmucheeHigh @FloydCoSchools.”


Youth summit draws more than 520 students:  To kick-off the sixth annual Youth Leadership Summit, more than 520 students and teachers from Northwest Georgia schools joined Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) at the Dalton Convention Center on Tuesday. The summit was started in 2014 to give Northwest Georgia students an opportunity to learn leadership skills from local and national leaders, while networking with their peers and meeting other students from across the district. Each year, Graves asks teachers and school administrators to recommend students to attend the summit. Since 2014, more than 2,000 students from Georgia’s 14th Congressional District have attended YLS. Speakers including Ashley Preisinger, a Pickens High graduate, former President of Emory Proton Therapy Center and former CEO of the WNBA Atlanta Dream; Rennie Curran, former UGA Football Team Captain, author and personal development coach; and YLS Alumni Presenters David Willoughby and Richmond Wrinkle joined Rep. Graves to share their personal stories and words of encouragement for the high schoolers in attendance.

Dr. Melissa Davis, Harbin Clinic pediatrician.

The last Walk with a Doc of the year is fast approaching and Harbin Clinic Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Davis will lead the group for the final lap on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bridgepoint Plaza, just off Second Avenue in Rome, at 9 a.m.

“My team and I are incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead this upcoming health walk to celebrate being outdoors in the beautiful fall weather in the heart of downtown Rome,” says Davis. “October is a favorite time of mine with many community events and outdoor festivities.  I encourage our youngest patients to start a lifetime of being outdoors for an hour a day, a commitment that changes their lives for the better. Let’s get started at this next Walk with a Doc.”

Davis will speak to the group about the health benefits of an active lifestyle as well as lead a discussion on tips to keep the community healthy during flu season. Walkers of all ages are invited to participate and should wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Registration is not required, and the walking path is stroller-friendly. Much of the path is alongside the Etowah River on Kingfisher Trail

Walk with a Doc is a national walking program designed for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthy lifestyle. Harbin Clinic physicians began hosting monthly Walk with a Doc events locally in 2017, and the program runs April through October.

Please check Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter  for updates about the events in case of inclement weather.

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with LG Hausys to host a job fair Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. LG Hausys will be looking to hire mixing material handlers, mold processors, polishing operators and mixing operators. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit 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.

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