Category Archives: Education

Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

  State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) recently named a 2019 Champion of Recovery and friend of the Georgia Recovery Community by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. Dempsey received this award at an event to launch The Georgia Recovers Project, where she also served as a speaker for the event. Said Dempsey: “As Chairman of… Read more

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Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

  Media release: Attorney Robert L. (Bob) Berry, a senior partner of Brinson Askew Berry, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s  newest Board of Directors member by Stuart Phillips, interim president of GNTC, at the June meeting held on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. Berry has served as a partner for… Read more

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Education: Shorter ‘on warning’ from accreditation agency because of ongoing financial woes; university outlines steps to reduce those concerns. Also: Notes from annual audit showing enrollment plunge, budget cuts.

Education: Shorter ‘on warning’ from accreditation agency because of ongoing financial woes; university outlines steps to reduce those concerns. Also: Notes from annual audit showing enrollment plunge, budget cuts.

    In context: Shorter University has announced it is “on warning” from its accreditation team because of its financial situation — something it had anticipated because of ongoing financial concerns. The warning has no impact on the academic standing. Below please see a Shorter media release detailing some of the conclusions and mapping the… Read more

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Education: Berry selected for  Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative; focus will be Civil Rights Movement in Rome using collections in the college archives.

Education: Berry selected for Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative; focus will be Civil Rights Movement in Rome using collections in the college archives.

Media release: Berry College is one of 25 colleges nationwide selected to participate in the Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. The Council of Independent Colleges’ initiative is an effort to promote student research at private colleges and universities, address issues of public significance, and showcase the rich archival, library and museum collections held by… Read more

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Buzz: ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ at The Vogue Friday, benefits animal welfare. Main Street Elementary open house, ribbon cutting Aug. 1.

Buzz: ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ at The Vogue Friday, benefits animal welfare. Main Street Elementary open house, ribbon cutting Aug. 1.

  Friday: Rome for the Rescues: Rock, Roll & Rescue. ‘The Party of the Summer’ begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Vogue. Presented by Harvest Moon Cafe and sponsored by Woodford Clothing. The annual event is the largest animal welfare fundraising event in our community; it raised $56,000 in 2018. With those proceeds, “we have paid… Read more

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Education: Pearson named director of the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership. Model High’s Barton Sopata joining ranks of gifted musicians at Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.

Education: Pearson named director of the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership. Model High’s Barton Sopata joining ranks of gifted musicians at Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.

Berry College has appointed Nathaniel Pearson as the inaugural Elvin and Fleta Patterson Sims director of the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership. Pearson, formerly executive director of the Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini University, assumed his new role June 1. He is the first person to hold the directorship, which is named in memory of Berry… Read more

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Education: Honors for area students nominated to the U.S. military academies. Link to Darlington’s top students. Cass High senior earns statewide poetry honor.

Education: Honors for area students nominated to the U.S. military academies. Link to Darlington’s top students. Cass High senior earns statewide poetry honor.

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.-14) on Thursday held a send-off dinner in Calhoun to honor the students from the 14th Congressional District who were appointed to attend a U.S. military academy. Eight local students were appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy. The… Read more

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Dr. Heidi Popham named president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Dr. Heidi Popham named president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

In context: Once again, the latest president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College has come from within. Dr. Heidi Popham has been named to the presidency following the retirement of Pete McDonald earlier this year. Like Popham, McDonald was a senior vice president at the college when he was named to the top spot follow Craig… Read more

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Berry College to build hotel adjacent to tennis center; potential opening set for 2021.

Berry College to build hotel adjacent to tennis center; potential opening set for 2021.

  A hotel adjoining the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College has been discussed since close to when the tennis center was first announced. Nearly three years after the courts were opened, Berry College is confirming recent reports that the project is indeed on the way.  From Berry College: “We have engaged Hotel Equities, which… Read more

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Floyd County Board of Education extends contract with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson.

Floyd County Board of Education extends contract with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson.

  A year ago, Dr. Jeff Wilson was transitioning from serving as the superintendent of White County Schools in Northeast Georgia to Floyd County, where he was to official start duties on July 1. He already had been to several school-related functions here after being hired by the board of education. Thursday morning, those same… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College presents President’s, Dean’s lists for the 2019 spring semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College presents President’s, Dean’s lists for the 2019 spring semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List,… Read more

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Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Read more

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Education: GNTC honors 2019 GOAL and Eagle award winners, medalists at SkillsUSA Georgia. National SkillsUSA competition later this month.

Education: GNTC honors 2019 GOAL and Eagle award winners, medalists at SkillsUSA Georgia. National SkillsUSA competition later this month.

A special reception was held recently to honor and congratulate Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2019 GOAL and EAGLE award winners and students who were medalists at SkillsUSA Georgia. The program, held at the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun, also recognized faculty and staff that provided support and mentorship for SkillsUSA. Brandon Neighbors, GNTC’s Georgia Occupational… Read more

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Education: Public hearing for Floyd School’s budget on Thursday. Expanded details on Pepperell Middle’s 8th grade classes moving to PHS. Rome High grad wins JSU Rome Area Scholarship.

Education: Public hearing for Floyd School’s budget on Thursday. Expanded details on Pepperell Middle’s 8th grade classes moving to PHS. Rome High grad wins JSU Rome Area Scholarship.

The Floyd County Board of Education will have a Called Board meeting Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the board room. This will be the first of two public hearings for the FY20 budget. They will also approve any personnel changes they may have at that time. Floyd County Schools have distributed a… Read more

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“It’s been a great ride”: Teachers preparing for closure of McHenry Primary, Pepperell Middle and North Heights Elementary this week.

“It’s been a great ride”: Teachers preparing for closure of McHenry Primary, Pepperell Middle and North Heights Elementary this week.

Teachers at two Floyd County Schools and one Rome City School will be saying ‘goodbye’ to their schools this week as they pack up their classrooms and prepare for their buildings to close. McHenry Primary School, located at 100 McHenry Drive, will be closing its doors 123 years. The school was started by Mamie McHenry… Read more

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Photo gallery: Armuchee High School Class of 2019.

Photo gallery: Armuchee High School Class of 2019.

Armuchee High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday evening. Valedictorians are Brooke Taylor Dellis, Anna Kathryn Fitzpatrick and Kayla Elizabeth Hutcherson and Salutatorian is Manpreet Kaur. Click here to see the entire album of 99 photos from Floyd County Schools. Read more

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Photo gallery: Pepperell High School Class of 2019.

Photo gallery: Pepperell High School Class of 2019.

Pepperell High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday afternoon. Valedictorians are Zac Garrett and Gracie Hall and Salutatorian is Estefany Carrillo. Click here to see the entire album of 105 photos from Floyd County Schools. Read more

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Photo gallery: Rome High School Class of 2019.

Photo gallery: Rome High School Class of 2019.

Rome High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at Barron Stadium on Saturday morning. There are a total of 459 graduates this year. Valedictorian is Nigara Nizamidin and Salutatorian is Caroline Young. Collectively the class received an estimated $10 million in scholarships to over 50 colleges and military institutions, embraced dual enrollment and rigorous AP curriculum,… Read more

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Photo gallery: Coosa High School Class of 2019.

Photo gallery: Coosa High School Class of 2019.

Coosa High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday morning. Valedictorian is Lillian Chesnut and Salutatorians are Kaylee Clayton and Joshua Ruff. Click here to see the entire album of 118 photos from Floyd County Schools.   Read more

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