Category Archives: Smile Report

Smile Report: Big weekend with big results for Floyd County 4-H.

Smile Report: Big weekend with big results for Floyd County 4-H.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Floyd County 4-H hosted, the county’s largest youth public speaking event, Northwest Georgia Cloverleaf District Project Achievement held at Georgia Highlands College.  The day started out with a wonderful welcome by Georgia Highlands President, Dr. Don Green.  Students then presented speeches on various topics that they had a special interest in. … Read more

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Smile Report: Firefighters say thanks for $12, 907 contributed to MDA. Northwest Georgia sheriffs deliver flood relief.

Smile Report: Firefighters say thanks for $12, 907 contributed to MDA. Northwest Georgia sheriffs deliver flood relief.

  From the Rome/Floyd Fire Department: “Thank you to everyone who helped us support the MDA. The Fire Department raised $12,907 to go to this great cause. We could not have done it without the support of the community that came out over the three days. Thanks again!”  Northwest Georgia sheriffs provide flood relief to… Read more

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Smile Report: The Exchange Club dedicates Freedom Shrine at Pepperell Elementary School.

Smile Report: The Exchange Club dedicates Freedom Shrine at Pepperell Elementary School.

  Media release: On Wednesday, The Exchange Club of Rome dedicated a Freedom Shrine at Pepperell Elementary School. The display features 18 replicas of historic American documents and is meant to remind young Americans that the freedoms we enjoy must be cherished and protected. On hand to make the presentation were Mike Elliott, President of the… Read more

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Smile Report: 4-H Club members Natalie Daniel, Veeka Malanchuk learn about ‘HOPE’ (health and nutrition).

Smile Report: 4-H Club members Natalie Daniel, Veeka Malanchuk learn about ‘HOPE’ (health and nutrition).

    Media release: Two members of the Floyd County 4-H Club, Natalie Daniel and Veeka Malanchuk, spent the weekend at Action Leader Training at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The event was an effort for high school 4-H’ers to further their understanding on their health and nutrition.  4-H HOPE (Helping Other People Eat and Eat… Read more

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Smile Report: Big honors for Lauren Wood of Floyd County 4-H.

Smile Report: Big honors for Lauren Wood of Floyd County 4-H.

  Media release: More than 565 youth and adults throughout the state of Georgia were welcomed to the 74th Georgia 4-H State Congress last week at the Crowne Rivera in Atlanta.  4-H’ers earned this prestigious opportunity by winning their project area at district competition this past spring. 4-H’ers project competitions were judged on portfolio to record… Read more

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Smile Report: Redmond Regional employees together contribute more than $7,600 to Summit Quest.

Smile Report: Redmond Regional employees together contribute more than $7,600 to Summit Quest.

  Media release: Redmond Regional Medical Center’s employees are giving back to the community by providing financial support for Summit Quest, a local non-profit organization.  Led by Executive Director William James, Summit Quest supports children and families affected by cancer.  Redmond recently raised a total of over $7,600 to benefit the work of Summit Quest… Read more

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Smile Report: Georgia Northwestern students earn Grainger scholarships, tools.

Smile Report: Georgia Northwestern students earn Grainger scholarships, tools.

    Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College  students Austin Hill and Stephanie Morris, winners of the $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship, were recently presented with their customized Westwood tool kits that were also part of the scholarship. The toolkits were presented to Hill and Morris at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus by Steve Garrison, branch… Read more

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Smile Report: Two Rome 4H-er’s earn trip to music summit. Berry grad earns rare honor.

Smile Report: Two Rome 4H-er’s earn trip to music summit. Berry grad earns rare honor.

4-H Music Education Matters Summit: Two Floyd County 4-H’ers were selected to attend 4-H Music Education Matters Summit hosted July 18-20 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.  4-H’ers Reese Johnson and Sarah Jenkins were chosen through a limited application process.  Georgia faculty members and Georgia 4-H and volunteers led approximately 100 4-H youth and… Read more

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Smile Report: Cartersville Medical Center earns leadership award for cardiac, neurological services care

Smile Report: Cartersville Medical Center earns leadership award for cardiac, neurological services care

From a media release: The Georgia Hospital Association has presented its Community Leadership Award to Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville for its program that improved the care of cardiac and neurological services patients. Cartersville Medical Center implemented best practices related to coordinating better communication among emergency medical services professionals, physicians and hospital service line leadership.… Read more

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Smile Report: Floyd County Sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Yarbrough named employee of the quarter

Smile Report: Floyd County Sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Yarbrough named employee of the quarter

SERGEANT NICK YARBROUGH SERGEANT – JAIL OPERATIONS DIVISION  EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER 2ND QUARTER 2016 NICK YARBROUGH was named Employee of the Quarter ending June 30, 2016. Nick is recognized by co-workers as being an “exceptional employee who goes beyond his duties each day.” He is a great addition to the Jail Operations division. Nick’s… Read more

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Smile Report: Extra honors for The Exchange Club of Rome.

Smile Report: Extra honors for The Exchange Club of Rome.

  Media release: The Exchange Club of Rome was honored with four National Awards at the Annual Convention of the National Exchange Club being held in Houston. The club was presented Exchange’s highest award in the Child Abuse Prevention Program of Service, the C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Reduction Effort) Award.  This program represents the best child… Read more

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Smile Report: Floyd students earn scholarships from Kiwanis Club

Smile Report: Floyd students earn scholarships from Kiwanis Club

  Media release: John Spranza, a recent graduate of Pepperell High School, took home the top scholarship award of $2,000 at the Rome Kiwanis Club’s first Scholarship Awards Dinner held Monday evening in the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome. Ten scholarships were awarded to students from Armuchee, Model and… Read more

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Smile Report: Georgia Highlands’ releases President’s List, Dean’s List for spring 2016

Smile Report: Georgia Highlands’ releases President’s List, Dean’s List for spring 2016

  Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2016 spring 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… Read more

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Smile Report:  ‘Best Mannered Teachers’ named by Cotillion students

Smile Report: ‘Best Mannered Teachers’ named by Cotillion students

  Media release: Four area teachers have been nominated by their students and selected to represent their school as the Best Mannered Teacher by the Three Rivers Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions in Rome. Students wrote an essay describing why their teacher was Best Mannered and winners were selected from each school represented.… Read more

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Smile Report:  Exchange Club honors Rome Transit Driver Vanita Mathis for saving passengers as bus caught fire.

Smile Report: Exchange Club honors Rome Transit Driver Vanita Mathis for saving passengers as bus caught fire.

Media release: The Exchange Club of Rome has honored Rome Transit Driver Vanita Mathis for her heroic efforts in saving the lives of  her passengers when her bus caught fire and was completely destroyed on May 16th. Rome Transit Director Kathy Shealy presented the recognition on behalf of the club at Friday’s meeting.  She explained that… Read more

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