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Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

    Media release: Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area participated in a vehicle procession outside of the Floyd County Campus (FCC), in Rome on Thursday, May 6, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony began at 7 p.m. with a vehicle… Read more

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Education/guest column: ‘The teaching profession is unique in that it directly shapes our future.  Let teachers know that the public doesn’t, in fact, hate them.’

Education/guest column: ‘The teaching profession is unique in that it directly shapes our future.  Let teachers know that the public doesn’t, in fact, hate them.’

By Tara O’Neal, 19-year veteran teacher The public is tough on teachers.  We get beat up because of test scores, anecdotal accounts of students and of teachers behaving badly.  We are blamed for the ills of youth and society.  I’ve only taught two or three students who said they wanted to be a teacher when… Read more

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At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

Your lunch hour commute, or meal at home in some areas, is in question this afternoon. Several power outages, especially in central Rome, has more than 860 customers in the dark. Traffic lights also are caught in the mess. As Floyd 911 says (above), please treat intersections as four-way stops. Restortation estimate: 1 p.m. Also… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today features a single-level town home in The Village of Maplewood to mountain views in Horseleg Ridge

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today features a single-level town home in The Village of Maplewood to mountain views in Horseleg Ridge

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Your options include new construction at The Village of Maplewood or a large family home with a separate apartment downstairs. Prices from $243,500 to $359,900. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Address: 1301 Village Blvd., Rome. Description: 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Price: $243,500. What to know: Terrific… Read more

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Six GNTC students place at State PBL Virtual Leadership Conference.

Six GNTC students place at State PBL Virtual Leadership Conference.

  Media release: Six students representing Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) placed in the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Virtual State Leadership Conference held in early April. According to Mark Upton, GNTC Marketing Management program director and PBL coordinator, the six GNTC students participated in 10 events and placed either first or second in each… Read more

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Five volunteers named Good Samaritans as Floyd celebrates April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week.

Five volunteers named Good Samaritans as Floyd celebrates April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week.

Media release: Five volunteers from a variety of departments have been named Good Samaritans as Floyd ecognizes April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week. The Good Samaritan program honors exceptional volunteers who give of their time and talents. “Our volunteers have been serving side by side with Floyd’s professionals as they care for our community during… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: On Lakeshore Drive with a water view or a Woodstock cottage with access to everything.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: On Lakeshore Drive with a water view or a Woodstock cottage with access to everything.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: What to know about two homes, one in Rome and another in Woodstock, open for visits today. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday: Address: 227 W. Lakeshore Drive, Rome. Description: 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Price: $314,000. What to know: Immaculate home! Enjoy the lake view from your covered deck or your… Read more

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Ware Merchanical Weather Alert: More storms due Thursday — and perhaps over the weekend.

Ware Merchanical Weather Alert: More storms due Thursday — and perhaps over the weekend.

Yet another rough Thursday of weather is in the forecast. The following update was shared by Tim Herrington, Floyd County Emergency Management: Unfortunately, we are expecting a switch to a more active weather pattern coming up as multiple disturbances/frontal systems look to impact the area. This will bring several rounds of isolated to scattered thunderstorms (some… Read more

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Aerial salute, airport gathering pay tribute to Centre aviation legend Bobby Allred.

Aerial salute, airport gathering pay tribute to Centre aviation legend Bobby Allred.

  >>Video, photographs from Saturday’s memorial for Centre aviation legend Bobby Alvin Allred are courtesy of Brittany Littlefield. In context: For five decades, Bobby Allred served agricultural interests in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia from the air. A dedicated ag pilot, he had been repeatedly honored for his work — and his passion. Mr. Allred… Read more

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Pinwheels placed as Child Abuse Prevention Month begins. Other events include ‘Blue Mondays,’ discussions.

Pinwheels placed as Child Abuse Prevention Month begins. Other events include ‘Blue Mondays,’ discussions.

Child Abuse Prevention Month events begin. On Thursday, the annual Placement of the Pinwheels took place at the Rome-Floyd Chamber.  The pinwheels symbolize the help, hope, and healing that agencies and individuals bring to families in our community. Come and place a pinwheel to demonstrate your continued commitment to helping Floyd County children and families grow and thrive… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3-bath Lakeshore Drive home with a waterfront view to remember.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3-bath Lakeshore Drive home with a waterfront view to remember.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with a Lakeshore address — and lake shore view. Open house, 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday Address: 227 W. Lakeshore Drive, Rome. Description: 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Price: $314,000. What to know: Immaculate home! Enjoy the lake view from your covered deck or your kitchen window. Brand… Read more

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Hometown weather podcast: Updates on our first storms and what’s on the way. (5 minutes).

Hometown weather podcast: Updates on our first storms and what’s on the way. (5 minutes).

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Truist Foundation donates $250,000 toward Berry’s soon-to-open Animal Science building.

Truist Foundation donates $250,000 toward Berry’s soon-to-open Animal Science building.

  Media release: Berry College’s new state-of-the-art animal science building is scheduled to be completed this summer. This building is made possible by generous partners, including the Truist Foundation, which recently gave Berry a $250,000 grant. Housing the college’s largest and most distinctive major, the 23,000-square-foot facility will enhance teaching and research in animal health… Read more

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Dining & Drink: Northwest Georgia’s wine offerings continue to grow. Big Door in eastern Bartow draws strong reviews; Three Strands grand opening in Dallas next month; and Newby Farm’s tasting room is due soon.

Dining & Drink: Northwest Georgia’s wine offerings continue to grow. Big Door in eastern Bartow draws strong reviews; Three Strands grand opening in Dallas next month; and Newby Farm’s tasting room is due soon.

As a lot of eyes continue to watch for the opening of the Newby Farm and Vineyard tasting room at 411 Broad St., fans of Georgia wineries have a few other things on their radar as well. First, Newby Farm: The official word is the announcing on the opening is due soon. Three Strands Vineyard… Read more

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