Category Archives: Education

Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

  Hear the radio interview: Kaitlyn Wilson, left, and Kirsten Thornante joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday to talk about the goals and potential impact of Purposity. The program, a joint venture by Rome City and Floyd County schools, lets the community see some of the needs of area students… Read more

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Education: Nearly $8 million to $10 million surge (50-70%) in construction costs for Rome’s college and career academy/indoor athletics facility; SPLOST to pay around $15 million. Groundbreaking planned for April.

Education: Nearly $8 million to $10 million surge (50-70%) in construction costs for Rome’s college and career academy/indoor athletics facility; SPLOST to pay around $15 million. Groundbreaking planned for April.

  First of two parts on new education tax projects. By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Rome City Schools will break ground next month on an addition to Rome High School, that includes a new college and career academy, athletics and extracurricular space, with an anticipated project cost of $24 million, some $8 million to $10 million… Read more

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Floyd Schools: ‘Threat of violence’ received at Pepperell Middle School; extra officers on duty. ‘We plan on a normal and safe day.’

Floyd Schools: ‘Threat of violence’ received at Pepperell Middle School; extra officers on duty. ‘We plan on a normal and safe day.’

  And as if Floyd County Schools hasn’t had enough to deal with this week, a security threat has proven unfounded at Pepperell Middle School. Here’s the notice sent to parents on Friday morning: “Good morning. This is Becky McCoy, principal of Pepperell Middle School. The safety and security of our students and employees is… Read more

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Updated with principal’s letter supporting the cafeteria: Pepperell High quickly removes marinara dipping cups after students report ‘maggots on my mazzorella sauce.’

Updated with principal’s letter supporting the cafeteria: Pepperell High quickly removes marinara dipping cups after students report ‘maggots on my mazzorella sauce.’

THE LATEST Pepperell High Principal Jamey Alcorn has shared a letter with the Pepperell High community regarding Wednesday’s issue with the marinara sauce. Alcorn recounts exactly what steps were taken to contain the issue immediately as well as communications with the food supplier. Alcorn also says this was a first in the 10 years he’s… Read more

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Education: Rome, Floyd schools team up on ‘Purposity’ connecting students, donors. Berry honored as a 2018 Tree Campus USA.

Education: Rome, Floyd schools team up on ‘Purposity’ connecting students, donors. Berry honored as a 2018 Tree Campus USA.

Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools have the exciting opportunity to collaborate on an initiative for the benefit of all students. Purposity is an online platform that pairs students in need with donors from throughout the community.  This joint endeavor will allow community members of Rome/Floyd County to purchase specific items for students of… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern’s latest SkillsUSA competitors have representatives from all local counties.

Georgia Northwestern’s latest SkillsUSA competitors have representatives from all local counties.

Media release: After taking home a bronze medal and multiple Top-10 finishes in the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville last summer, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has an entirely new team of collegiate specialists with their eyes on a championship. Chattooga County native Taylor Eagle placed third in the nation last summer at the National Leadership… Read more

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Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College  alumnus and 2017 SkillsUSA welding national champion Ryan Fincher was chosen to be the U.S. representative in an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world. On Thursday, Fincher was selected as the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan,… Read more

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We’re retiring this item as it is no longer needed: Schools: Floyd County can’t run several bus routes this morning. Plus: Floyd County, Unity Christian, Saint Mary’s, Berry Elementary to start two hours later today. Rome Schools: No changes.

We’re retiring this item as it is no longer needed: Schools: Floyd County can’t run several bus routes this morning. Plus: Floyd County, Unity Christian, Saint Mary’s, Berry Elementary to start two hours later today. Rome Schools: No changes.

  THE LATEST #FloydCoSchools “will not be able to run bus routes this morning on these roads: Livingston, Old Dalton, Reeceburg, Plemmons, Bert, Collier, Dugger, Fred Kelly, Moran Lake, Sam Harris, Freeman Ferry, and Old River. There could be others as the rain continues.” Just added: Rehoboth Rd is closed. From Floyd County Schools:  “Because of potential… Read more

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Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

  Unity Christian School’s annual fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair‘ returns Saturday, March 9, to the new Lodge at Taylor Estate. The evening of dining, raffling and bidding on both silent and live auction items will be one of the first events at the new venue located on the Taylor Estate, 549 Minshew Road in… Read more

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Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

    Media release: Students from Pepperell High School recently were recognized for their work in the area of teen traffic safety within their community. The Georgia Trauma Foundation invited Eva Ellenburg, a Teen Advisory Board member with the nationally recognized peer-to-peer Teens in the Driver Seat program, and Kaitlyn Morgan, both sophomores at Pepperell, to… Read more

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Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Adventure Film Festival Rome is a one-night film festival, featuring almost three hours of groundbreaking independent films. The event, held at Rome’s Historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23, will bring together art and adventure in evening that is certain to entertain and inspire. This year’s collection of films will allow guests to paddle the Inside Passage in… Read more

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Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

  Rome High School senior and  Air Force Junior ROTC student Anthony Linatoc, center, proudly displays his award of a four-year scholarship to the Army ROTC program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Retired Air Force Col. Seaborn Whately (left) and retired Air Force Master Sgt.  Keith Thrash (right) are the lead instructors… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Story line: Felisha Jackson on Wednesday takes on the official title of principal at Anna K. Davie after serving as interim following the surprise resignation of Dr. Clifton Nicholson, hired in June 2017 to serve as the principal. Nicholson replaced Parke Wilkinson who was named principal at Rome Middle School.  The media release follows: Rome City Schools… Read more

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Hometown Radio: Behind the Midway Primary property sale. An interview with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson, School Board Chair Dr. Tony Daniel.

Hometown Radio: Behind the Midway Primary property sale. An interview with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson, School Board Chair Dr. Tony Daniel.

The sale of the remaining four acres at the Midway Primary School site by the Floyd County Board of Education to the Evans’ family has raised some questions in the community. Tuesday morning, Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Dr. Tony Daniel, chair of the board of education, joined us on the… Read more

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Education: All four Floyd County high schools among select group across the state named 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.

Education: All four Floyd County high schools among select group across the state named 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.

Media release: All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods last week as he announced the 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Armuchee High, Model High and Pepperell High were all honored as AP Challenge Schools, AP STEM Schools,… Read more

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