Category Archives: Buzz

Model’s Liam Marshall among candidates in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Georgia Highlands names fall president’s, dean’s lists.

Model’s Liam Marshall among candidates in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Georgia Highlands names fall president’s, dean’s lists.

Liam Marshall, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 5,000 candidates in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2022. This is the third consecutive year Model High School has… Continue Reading

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Liam Samples wins Rome City Schools’ spelling bee.

Liam Samples wins Rome City Schools’ spelling bee.

  Fourteen Rome City Schools students gathered at the College and Career Academy to participate in the annual school-wide Spelling Bee. There were two contestants representing each of the six RCS elementary schools as well as Rome Middle School. A panel of three judges assisted moderator Scott Crabbe and caller Ruth Cipolla. Tod Wheeler, Stephanie… Continue Reading

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Across-the-board raises for Rome City Schools’ employees coming in the new school year.

Across-the-board raises for Rome City Schools’ employees coming in the new school year.

  From a media release: Major changes — specifically in compensation — are coming to Rome City Schools employees. Tuesday evening, Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars and the RCS Board of Education outlined the changes. There was a change in all salary schedules planned for the 2022-2023 school year. They include: Salary increases for all system… Continue Reading

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Five Georgia Northwestern educators nominated for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction.

Five Georgia Northwestern educators nominated for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction.

Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated five of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition. The award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

DOWNTOWN ROME’S NEXT BIG THINGS More housing proposed for downtown Rome: “Infill” was one of the big words used last year as Rome’s Special Committee on Housing met to consider options for the community’s growing housing crunch. We’ve seen some of this begin around the city as other options were developed, including converting some existing… Continue Reading

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United Way of Rome & Floyd County seeks applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds; deadline is Feb. 25.

United Way of Rome & Floyd County seeks applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds; deadline is Feb. 25.

Media release: Through its United Way affiliate, Floyd County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. Floyd County has been allocated $22,742 for Phase 39, along with $70,291 of ARPA-R funding to support local emergency food and shelter programs. The allocation was announced by a national board chaired by the… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Fast start to the week with a Floyd County Schools meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, a busy Rome City Commission agenda and then Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

Ahead of the headlines: Fast start to the week with a Floyd County Schools meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, a busy Rome City Commission agenda and then Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

MONDAY The Floyd County Board of Education met at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Minutes to follow. Rome City Commission: 5 p.m. caucus, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Several new projects will come before the commission as well as more comments tied to the Pleasant Valley Preserve development off Chulio and Pleasant Valley roads. Agenda TUESDAY The Rome Board of… Continue Reading

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LakePoint Logistics Center plans $60 million, 790,500-square-foot campus in Emerson.

LakePoint Logistics Center plans $60 million, 790,500-square-foot campus in Emerson.

“Project B” is now on the boards for LakePoint Parkway. Preliminary plans call for “construction of a single-story, cross-docking 790,500-square-foot industrial facility with associated surface parking, utilities, and stormwater infrastructure.” It is part of Lakepoint Logistics Center, LLC.  which was incorported with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office last month. The Development of Regional Impact report… Continue Reading

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Four students named Georgia Northwestern’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership honors. Visa’s Langley to deliver keynote address for Career Day.

Four students named Georgia Northwestern’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership honors. Visa’s Langley to deliver keynote address for Career Day.

Congratulations to these four students, that have been selected as GNTC's semi-finalists for the GOAL!Allison Adams, Vascular Sonography, FCCJadison Holbert, Business and Marketing, WCCAshley Norton, Adult Echocardiography, FCCWilliam Robert Rutledge, Drafting Technology, WCC pic.twitter.com/oRMOyItQBD — Georgia Northwestern (@GeorgiaNTC) January 21, 2022 Pictured: Allison Adams, top left;  Ashley Norton, top right;  Jadison Holbert, top right; Ashley… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Student art contest with Downtown Rome themes returns.  Etowah Park skate park closes Monday as renovations begin.

Buzz: Student art contest with Downtown Rome themes returns. Etowah Park skate park closes Monday as renovations begin.

The Etowah Park skate park is closing on Monday, Jan. 24 to begin renovations. The renovations are part of a 2017 SPLOST project and will take several weeks to complete depending on the weather. “We’re excited about the renovations and improvements to the skate park,” RFPRA Director Todd Wofford says. “We were able to incorporate several ideas and… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Another sale in the River District. Little Garden growing again; pancakes and Pinot noir? Collision course: Jobs news t-boned by politics; governor’s race comes to Rome. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Another sale in the River District. Little Garden growing again; pancakes and Pinot noir? Collision course: Jobs news t-boned by politics; governor’s race comes to Rome. Peaks & Valleys.

  WHAT’S BUZZING River District stays red hot with latest sale giving way to medical use: Jimmy Kelley of Hardy Realty had the deal on 305 N. Fifth Ave. adjacent to Ingram Glass Co. The former home of Rome Gun & Pawn will soon be a medical-related office, bringing more diversity to what’s happening on… Continue Reading

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Tiny Eton near the Georgia-Tennessee border and as far south as Gilmer County shaken by late-night quake (2.6 magnitude).

Tiny Eton near the Georgia-Tennessee border and as far south as Gilmer County shaken by late-night quake (2.6 magnitude).

    A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook Eton near the Georgia-Tennessee line around 11:27 Thursday night. The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office reports “yes, we all just felt an earthquake … No need in calling into 911 to tell us, unless you have a true emergency.” That doesn’t include being scared out of your wits. The other… Continue Reading

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Education: Georgia Supreme Court Justice Shawn Ellen LaGrua to speak at Darlington’s Class of 1953 Lectureship Series on March 31. Unity Christian’s Luke Whitehead, Sarah Beth DiPrima nominated for the Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: Georgia Supreme Court Justice Shawn Ellen LaGrua to speak at Darlington’s Class of 1953 Lectureship Series on March 31. Unity Christian’s Luke Whitehead, Sarah Beth DiPrima nominated for the Governor’s Honors Program.

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Shawn Ellen LaGrua will be the 18th speaker in Darlington’s annual Class of 1953 Lectureship Series on Thursday, March 31, at 9:15 a.m. in Morris Chapel. The program will be live streamed. Justice LaGrua was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Gov. Brian Kemp in December 2020 and was sworn… Continue Reading

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Buzz: City of Rome joins purchasing group; what it means for local vendors. The Floyd County Board of Education sets called meeting for 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Buzz: City of Rome joins purchasing group; what it means for local vendors. The Floyd County Board of Education sets called meeting for 7:30 a.m. Monday.

The Floyd County Board of Education will have a Called Board meeting Monday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 a.m. at the system office.  We will approve any personnel changes we have at that time.  The board will go into a closed meeting to discuss personnel (permitted by Georgia’s Open Meetings law). Continue Reading

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