Category Archives: Education

Education: Georgia Northwestern welcomes two administrators to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation.

Education: Georgia Northwestern welcomes two administrators to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation.

  Media release: Two administrators have joined Georgia Northwestern Technical College to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation. At the beginning of January, Jennifer Loudermilk began work as the college’s new associate vice president of Academic Affairs and Lauretta Hannon became the director of Institutional Advancement. While the two women support separate areas… Read more

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10 Floyd County schools ‘Beat the Odds’ in 2019 by doing better than ‘statistically expected’ on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. 

10 Floyd County schools ‘Beat the Odds’ in 2019 by doing better than ‘statistically expected’ on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. 

Media release: Ten Floyd County schools beat the odds in 2019, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance. Beating the Odds  is a statistical analysis that… Read more

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Pepperell High wins top Teen Driving Award at National Summit; also receives $6,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Pepperell High wins top Teen Driving Award at National Summit; also receives $6,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Media release: Pepperell High School‘s Teens in the Driver Seat Chapter attended the Teens in the Driver Seat Summit ’19 held in San Marcos, Texas, in December. TDS is a national peer-to-peer driving safety program sponsored in Georgia through the Georgia Department of Transportation and General Motors. Car crashes account for more teen deaths than… Read more

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Education: Local students return to class Tuesday. Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Education: Local students return to class Tuesday. Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

After a 2-week Christmas break, local students will return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Floyd County and Rome City teachers will have an in-service work day on Monday. Students at Rome City Schools will go back to classes on Jan. 7 in a different way. That’s when RCS will begin its district transportation system.… Read more

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Lowery May of Rome named to state Board of Regents.

Lowery May of Rome named to state Board of Regents.

Media release: Gov. Brian P. Kemp has named five appointments to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents including Lowery May of Rome, who will represent the 14th Congressional District. “For many years, I have worked closely with each of these individuals and found them to be honest, hardworking, and committed to our state’s long-term success. I… Read more

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Education: Dusty Powell, with two Georgia Northwestern degrees, heading for the final frontier with a job at SpaceX. Also: Model Middle School earns Platinum Award for ‘Greatest Gains.’

Education: Dusty Powell, with two Georgia Northwestern degrees, heading for the final frontier with a job at SpaceX. Also: Model Middle School earns Platinum Award for ‘Greatest Gains.’

  Media release: While his fellow graduates were walking across the stage in December, Georgia Northwestern Technical College  graduate Dusty Powell was driving through Oklahoma on his way to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., where he would begin work the following week. After five interviews with one lasting well over five hours, the two-degree… Read more

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The story of Dr. Ouida Word Dickey, 91: From Wildwood, Fla., to around the world, her true home was Berry College.

The story of Dr. Ouida Word Dickey, 91: From Wildwood, Fla., to around the world, her true home was Berry College.

Ouida Word Dickey, 91, a beloved educator and academic administrator who spent nearly her entire career as well as her retirement years serving Berry College, passed away early on December 31, 2019, following complications from emergency surgery. She was the widow of Garland Martin Dickey, also a longtime Berry faculty member, director of athletics, and… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Education: Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Students at Rome City Schools come back to classes on Jan. 7 in a different way. That’s when RCS will begin its district transportation system. You’re familiar with the mandated changes the city faced and school administrators pushed for a delay until the second half of the 2019-20 school year. The new transportation page is… Read more

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Four arrested at Economy Inn on Martha Berry on drug charges; one suspect also faces felony probation violation.

Four arrested at Economy Inn on Martha Berry on drug charges; one suspect also faces felony probation violation.

Four people have been arrested on drug and other charges at the Economy Inn, 1803 Martha Berry Blvd., in Rome, according to the Floyd County Jail logs. Arrested were: Cassie Cowart, 36, of Rome, Crystal Leigh Bollen, 35, of Rockmart, and Michael R. Hall, 33, of Cave Spring: Possession of drug-related objects; possession of meth.… Read more

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Watch this special Christmas homecoming reunion between a West End Elementary student and her father who’s serving in the Navy. Tissue alert.

Watch this special Christmas homecoming reunion between a West End Elementary student and her father who’s serving in the Navy. Tissue alert.

  Here’s a wonderful dose of Christmas magic courtesy of Rome City Schools: Watch U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman First Class Jonathan Harris’ homecoming where he surprisesd his daughter, Cora Harris, during her second grade chorus performance at West End Elementary School. That’s Dr. Dennis Drummond, West End’s principal, with the family. Read more

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Armuchee High’s new gym already a crowd-pleaser; ribbon-cutting celebrates milestone. Included: More than three dozen photos.

Armuchee High’s new gym already a crowd-pleaser; ribbon-cutting celebrates milestone. Included: More than three dozen photos.

A huge crowd was on hand Friday afternoon as the ribbon was cut on the new gym at Armuchee High School. The 2 p.m. ceremony highlighted one of the major upgrades at the high school, funded by the 2017 education special tax. The ceremony featured Principal John Rhodarmer, the board of education, board administrators and community… Read more

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10 law enforcement students graduate from basic training at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

10 law enforcement students graduate from basic training at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

    Media release: Ten Georgia Northwestern Technical College  law enforcement students graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training Classes #201901 and #201902 on Thursday, Dec. 12, during a ceremony held at the Conference Center on the Gordon County Campus. According to Jim Pledger, program director and instructor of the Law Enforcement Academy, GNTC has had 24… Read more

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Education: Ribbon cutting Dec. 20 for Armuchee High’s new gym. Georgia Highlands introduces ‘late start’ classes.

Education: Ribbon cutting Dec. 20 for Armuchee High’s new gym. Georgia Highlands introduces ‘late start’ classes.

  Funded by the 2017 education special tax, the new gym at Armuchee High School is just about ready. A ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the high school. The gym is part of seven major renovations planned at AHS, which include: A newly designed school entrance, along with new… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern sees 15.7% surge in enrollment this fall vs. 2018.

Education: Georgia Northwestern sees 15.7% surge in enrollment this fall vs. 2018.

  Media release: According to enrollment numbers gathered by the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has seen a 15.7% enrollment increase between the fall 2018 and fall 2019 semesters. Enrollment grew from 5,550 enrolled in the fall semester of 2018 to 6,422 this semester, a jump of 872 students or 15.7%. “We’re… Read more

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Education: Johnson Elementary fifth-grader Will Hosford wins Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee.

Education: Johnson Elementary fifth-grader Will Hosford wins Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee.

Media release: Johnson Elementary School fifth-grader Will Hosford correctly spelled “carnival” and then “kangaroo” to win the Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee Tuesday morning at the Floyd County Schools’ central office. Eleven Floyd County students put their spelling skills to the test in the annual competition sponsored by the Floyd County Chapter of the… Read more

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Floyd Schools: Monday incident at Armuchee Middle a ‘noncredible threat.’

Floyd Schools: Monday incident at Armuchee Middle a ‘noncredible threat.’

Floyd County Schools officials say the report at Armuchee Middle School on Monday was deemed as a “noncredible threat.” Below please find a note from Principal Chad Moore about the steps taken by school leaders as a precaution. Read more

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Winners announced as high schools take part in SkillsUSA Region 1 competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Winners announced as high schools take part in SkillsUSA Region 1 competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

  Media release: Close to 30 high schools representing the SkillsUSA Region 1 counties of Northwest Georgia competed in 25 skill-based competitions on Friday, Dec. 6, spread throughout the Georgia Northwestern Tecnical College’s Walker County Campus with the winners headed to the statewide competition in the spring. “Think of a science fair for technical students… Read more

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‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

Media release: Through the static of a two-way radio, Red Top Middle School administrators heard four life-altering words during lunch Tuesday afternoon: “hurry, he’s turning blue.” Running to the cafeteria, they found Bartow County School Resource Officer Duane Smith already performing the Heimlich maneuver on 11-year-old Ethan Hamrick in an attempt to dislodge a water bottle cap that… Read more

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