Category Archives: Education

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for summer semester. A ‘moving’ experience for Georgia Highlands’ students.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for summer semester. A ‘moving’ experience for Georgia Highlands’ students.

    The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for the 2021 summer semester. Between $250 and $500 were awarded to each student to assist in paying for the summer semester at GNTC. The amount awarded and the number of students receiving awards has more than doubled from last year.… Read more

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Georgia Highlands’ sports chief David Mathis — who’s touched about every level of local athletics — retiring Aug. 31.

Georgia Highlands’ sports chief David Mathis — who’s touched about every level of local athletics — retiring Aug. 31.

  In context: One of the people powering the sports hub of Rome and Floyd County is retiring this summer. David Mathis — a mainstay at Georgia Highlands, the Christmas basketball tournament, parks and recreation board and just about every other sports connection in town, will step down at GHC on Aug. 31. He follows… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College salutes President’s and Dean’s Lists honorees for spring 2021.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College salutes President’s and Dean’s Lists honorees for spring 2021.

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 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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A tale of two hotels and Berry College: One on the way up, due in November, and another quickly being restyled into junior/senior housing for this fall.

A tale of two hotels and Berry College: One on the way up, due in November, and another quickly being restyled into junior/senior housing for this fall.

  There’s an interesting contrast under way on the wide foot print known as Berry College. On one end, off the Armuchee Connector adjoining the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is quickly taking shape. At 80 rooms, it will serve the college as well as tennis center guests and… Read more

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Education: Highlands adding key tech/engineering degrees. Sign-ups begin for annual Foundation Camp (two separate weeks this year).

Education: Highlands adding key tech/engineering degrees. Sign-ups begin for annual Foundation Camp (two separate weeks this year).

Media release: The technology used in engineering and construction is rapidly advancing. Proficiency in digital skills is a must for the building and construction industry. And now, students at Georgia Highlands College can pursue a bachelor’s in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) to meet the rising demand. BIM is the technology-driven process… Read more

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Education: Scott Dozier elected chair of Darlington’s Board of Trustees; three new members join.

Education: Scott Dozier elected chair of Darlington’s Board of Trustees; three new members join.

  Darlington’s Board of Trustees named Scott Dozier (‘73) chairman and elected three members at the May meeting. Dozier is senior vice president at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Atlanta. He has been a member of Darlington’s Board of Trustees since May 2014, most recently serving as vice chairman under the leadership of Dr. Bob… Read more

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Education: Floyd Board of Education holds final budget hearing this morning. Next up: Public hearings on millage rates, regular meetings.

Education: Floyd Board of Education holds final budget hearing this morning. Next up: Public hearings on millage rates, regular meetings.

The Floyd County Board of Education’s second budget public hearing is Wednesday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m. At 4:45 pm, the board will have a called meeting to adopt the tentative FY22 budget. Also, any personnel changes will be reviewed and some older buses sent to surplus. The next regular monthly meeting is scheduled for… Read more

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Education: Berry uses popular title (‘Since You’ve Been Gone’) to share key campus updates during pandemic months. The bigger story is how those safety steps worked.

Education: Berry uses popular title (‘Since You’ve Been Gone’) to share key campus updates during pandemic months. The bigger story is how those safety steps worked.

You’ve heard the title before, at least most of it. Entertainer Kelly Clarkson’s breakout hit was “Since U Been Gone” and Berry College has cleaned up the grammar a bit to borrow it for a three-minute, 46-second, student-narrated video that sweeps viewers through a series of changes on campus. What’s key is Berry mostly was… Read more

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Education: Model High’s Class of 2021 gets an early sendoff Saturday. Nearly 200 photos.

Education: Model High’s Class of 2021 gets an early sendoff Saturday. Nearly 200 photos.

  Model High School graduation was held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the school. Individual photos viewable via the Floyd County website here. Link to Facebook album: Also congratulations to Star Student Sophia Swann, Salutatorian Kendell Pewitt, and Valedictorian Eli Abdou.     Read more

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Education: Armuchee High’s Class of 2021. Nearly 150 images from Saturday night now posted.

Education: Armuchee High’s Class of 2021. Nearly 150 images from Saturday night now posted.

  Armuchee High School graduation was held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school stadium.       Read more

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Education: Pepperell High’s Class of 2021. After the rain, a rainbow to salute graduates.

Education: Pepperell High’s Class of 2021. After the rain, a rainbow to salute graduates.

  More than 200 photos of the Pepperell High graduation. Plus, Pepperell principal Jamey Alcorn’s amazing sunset shot. What a night!!! I’ve been waiting my entire career to do this at Dragon Stadium! Thanks to all of the @Pepperell_Pulse community for everything you’ve done for me and all the support you’ve offered me the last… Read more

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Education: Saluting the Class of 2021 from Coosa High. More than 180 photos.

Education: Saluting the Class of 2021 from Coosa High. More than 180 photos.

Coosa High was the first of Floyd County’s four high schools to graduate. The service was held Thursday evening. Read more

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Berry College buys Sunrise Inn & Suites, converting it into student housing available this fall. It is another big upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard.

Berry College buys Sunrise Inn & Suites, converting it into student housing available this fall. It is another big upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard.

  In context: Another big improvement is coming to Martha Berry Boulevard. The former Sunrise Inn & Suites has been purchased by Berry College and after remodeling, will be converted into gated student housing in time for fall classes. It follows the work done by Rome businessman Wayne Robinson to transform a nearby apartment complex… Read more

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Education: Cartersville High’s Class of 2021: Perhaps it was fitting this group of Hurricanes went out in a storm.

Education: Cartersville High’s Class of 2021: Perhaps it was fitting this group of Hurricanes went out in a storm.

  After a long, wet delay (and some angry social posts), Cartersville High School finally streamed graduation live. You can watch it here. Also, you’ll find links to more than 200 photos on the Cartersville City Schools’ Facebook page.       Read more

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