Category Archives: Education

Education: Cedartown native Ryan Fincher wins GNTC’s first-ever national championship at SkillsUSA competition this weekend.

Education: Cedartown native Ryan Fincher wins GNTC’s first-ever national championship at SkillsUSA competition this weekend.

From GNTC: Cedartown, Georgia’s Ryan Fincher became Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s first-ever national champion at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. Fincher took home top honors in the competition’s Welding category this week at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in the Bluegrass State. Placing nationally for GNTC were Bobcat teams in the… Read more

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Johnson Elementary’s LaDonna Turrentine new principal at Coosa High. She joins us on Hometown Radio at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM.

Johnson Elementary’s LaDonna Turrentine new principal at Coosa High. She joins us on Hometown Radio at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM.

On radio: LaDonna Turrentine, the new principal of Coosa High School, joins us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release: Effective July 1, 2017, Mrs. LaDonna Turrentine will be the new face leading the way at Coosa High School. The Floyd County Board of Education approved… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern prepares for new Move On When Ready students. Bartow County Public Health reminds parents of needed back-to-school shots, screenings.

Education: Georgia Northwestern prepares for new Move On When Ready students. Bartow County Public Health reminds parents of needed back-to-school shots, screenings.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold face-to-face orientations in July for high school students participating in the Move On When Ready Dual Enrollment Program. The orientations will last approximately 1-2 hours and are only for high school students who are enrolled in the MOWR program at Georgia Northwestern. These sessions are separate… Read more

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Education: Full house for Young Scholars Program at Georgia Northwestern. Floyd School Board to approve budget Tuesday. Honors for Highlands’ advancement team.

Education: Full house for Young Scholars Program at Georgia Northwestern. Floyd School Board to approve budget Tuesday. Honors for Highlands’ advancement team.

  Media release: This week, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is hosting the Young Scholars Program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School. Through the program, students take part in a variety of hands-on learning activities that provides a head start for the upcoming school year and offers insight into future career opportunities. This year’s Young… Read more

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Your Two Cents: A critical look at the Rome High expansion proposal as Hometown’s series on extending local special taxes begins.

Your Two Cents: A critical look at the Rome High expansion proposal as Hometown’s series on extending local special taxes begins.

  This is the first of a series of reports between now and the Nov. 7 election on the proposed extension of the penny tax for specific government services/needs and the penny tax for needs presented by the county and city school systems. That’s why we’re calling it ‘Your Two Cents.’ The Rome High addition:… Read more

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Education: Some Rome ‘roots’ in state’s Teacher of the Year, John R. Tibbetts.  Georgia Highlands’ student says her martial arts training fueling her desire to learn to be a teacher.

Education: Some Rome ‘roots’ in state’s Teacher of the Year, John R. Tibbetts. Georgia Highlands’ student says her martial arts training fueling her desire to learn to be a teacher.

John R. Tibbetts, an economics teacher from Worth County High School in Sylvester who has been named the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year, might sound familiar to some. His father, G.W. Tibbetts, graduated from the old Rome High School, perhaps in 1952. His father taught math and physics, and coached drama and football at Rockmart… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Board of Education meets tonight. Honors for state Rep. Christian Coomer.

Buzz: Rome Board of Education meets tonight. Honors for state Rep. Christian Coomer.

Rome Board of Education meets tonight at 5:45. On the agenda: ELOST IV from Superintendent Lou Byars; second reading, public hearing no 2 and adoption of FY 18 Proposed Budget; second reading of Rome Board of Education Proposed Goals for 2017-2018; adopt resolution for ELOST V Referendum; First Reading of Revisions to Board Policy Student Code… Read more

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Education: Berry Professor Sandra Meek named the Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry.  Geriatric Nursing lists Highlands in top three most affordable nursing schools in the country.

Education: Berry Professor Sandra Meek named the Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry. Geriatric Nursing lists Highlands in top three most affordable nursing schools in the country.

Berry College Professor Sandra Meek has been named the Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry for her book, ‘An Ecology of Elsewhere.’  The Georgia Writers Association is the oldest literary award in the Southeastern United States and has grown in prestige and participation since its inception in 1964. The award honors independently published authors… Read more

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Education: Blood Assurance awards 12 ‘Crystal Green Memorial Scholarships’ to recent high school graduates.

Education: Blood Assurance awards 12 ‘Crystal Green Memorial Scholarships’ to recent high school graduates.

  ROME, Tenn. (June 7, 2017) – Nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance has announced the high school senior recipients of the organization’s 2017 Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Dade County High School graduate Crystal Green. The students will be awarded $1,500 each that will be paid directly to each student’s college or… Read more

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City and County officials working to finalize SPLOST wish list as Thursday’s deadline for projects nears.

City and County officials working to finalize SPLOST wish list as Thursday’s deadline for projects nears.

  With the deadline tomorrow for project proposals for a possible new SPLOST package, city and county officials are busily working to finalize proposals.  If the SPLOST is passed by voters in November, the projects would begin in April 2019 At Thursday morning’s Rome Downtown Development Authority Meeting, the board will hear a presentation on a… Read more

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Education: GNTC awards scholarships to 31 high school graduates; President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2017 spring semester

Education: GNTC awards scholarships to 31 high school graduates; President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2017 spring semester

Media release: The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is giving scholarship awards to one deserving student at each of its 31 high schools in the college’s nine-county Northwest Georgia service area. High school administrators and GNTC Foundation Trustees have been busy during these last few weeks. Every scholarship winner is receiving a $250 award… Read more

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Education: GNTC Construction Management students honored by Rome Home Builders Association

Education: GNTC Construction Management students honored by Rome Home Builders Association

  Media release: The Rome Home Builders Association recently honored Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Construction Management students that won gold medals in the statewide SkillsUSA competition in March and will move on to compete in the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 19-23. The five students that were recognized won first… Read more

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Darlington School investigating alleged sexual misconduct by former faculty member in late 1980’s, according to AJC report

Darlington School investigating alleged sexual misconduct by former faculty member in late 1980’s, according to AJC report

Darlington School is investigating alleged sexual misconduct by at least one former faculty member that reportedly took place on campus in the late 1980’s, according to a report from the  Atlanta Journal Constitution. According to the report, the investigation initially centered on allegations by one former student – who says his mother first reported his abuse… Read more

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