Category Archives: Education

Berry, nine other Georgia private colleges to welcome Puerto Rican students recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Berry, nine other Georgia private colleges to welcome Puerto Rican students recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

  Media release: The Georgia Independent College Association and The Association of Private Colleges and Universities of Puerto Rico have partnered to assist in the placement of college students temporarily displaced in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. Ten Georgia colleges — including Berry — have agreed to enroll students for a semester starting Spring… Read more

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Tuesday is the final meeting for four Rome Board of Education members. Agenda includes a review of Superintendent Lou Byars who’s been on the job 10 months (officially; was interim before that).

Tuesday is the final meeting for four Rome Board of Education members. Agenda includes a review of Superintendent Lou Byars who’s been on the job 10 months (officially; was interim before that).

  Items eight and 10 on the Rome City Schools Board of Education agenda for Tuesday evening deserve a closer look. Item 8, or “New Business,” includes a “farewell from Outgoing Board Members.” Major changes are about to happen on the board, with Cheryl Huffman and Bruce Jones choosing not to seek new terms while… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 110 customers without power at 5 p.m. in four-county area.  Polk Schools closed Tuesday; Bartow students to return.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 110 customers without power at 5 p.m. in four-county area. Polk Schools closed Tuesday; Bartow students to return.

THE LATEST Polk School District closed Tuesday: The district has been assessing the icy roadways, power, and water conditions for schools. Power and water are in good condition; however, there are still roads with ice, debris and tree limbs limiting our buses in transporting students. School will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 12,  for students.… Read more

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In our schools: Busy December with a state supreme court justice holding court; an arts & crafts market benefiting education improvements;  technology/teacher updates; and prom at the Coosa.

In our schools: Busy December with a state supreme court justice holding court; an arts & crafts market benefiting education improvements; technology/teacher updates; and prom at the Coosa.

  All rise! Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt C. Grant will address Darlington Upper School students and faculty today as the next speaker in Darlington’s Honor Speaker Series. “Our students benefit greatly from members of our community – and the wider world – sharing their stories,” said Head of School Brent Bell. “Every interaction is… Read more

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No classes Friday for Rome City Schools because of the afternoon’s football championship game. Plus game updates.

No classes Friday for Rome City Schools because of the afternoon’s football championship game. Plus game updates.

Please see additional updates on our sports pages. Media release: The Rome High School Wolves will play for the 5A state football championship at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Friday, Dec.  8, at 4:30 p.m. Because of the earlier-than-normal start time, transportation concerns and traffic conditions accompanied by the projected attendance of students,… Read more

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More on the Polk assistant elementary school principal facing four counts stemming from third grader’s injuries. Records show the ’05 Cedartown High grad was close to earning his doctorate and was climbing quickly in education circles.

More on the Polk assistant elementary school principal facing four counts stemming from third grader’s injuries. Records show the ’05 Cedartown High grad was close to earning his doctorate and was climbing quickly in education circles.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click http://bit.ly/drminiyar   On Tuesday, Youngs Grove Elementary School in Cedartown welcomed its new principal, Dr. Kiley Thompson, including a meet-and-greet after classes. The man who was the school’s assistant principal, Matthew M. Johnson, was in the Polk County Jail the next morning facing four charges following what… Read more

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Buzz:  William Nichols named Georgia Northwestern’s winner of 2018 EAGLE Award.

Buzz: William Nichols named Georgia Northwestern’s winner of 2018 EAGLE Award.

William Nichols of Calhoun was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 12-14 at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs. Nichols was nominated for the EAGLE award by Melissa Blevins. “William… Read more

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Pepperell High’s Freshmen Academy commits to graduating on time with classmates; hand print banner unveiled Monday evening.

Pepperell High’s Freshmen Academy commits to graduating on time with classmates; hand print banner unveiled Monday evening.

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Buzz: Christmas poinsettia sale under way at Georgia Northwestern Technical College; $4 per plant through Dec. 6 or sold out.

Buzz: Christmas poinsettia sale under way at Georgia Northwestern Technical College; $4 per plant through Dec. 6 or sold out.

The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College  will hold a Christmas poinsettia sale at the greenhouses and Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome now through Wednesday, Dec. 6, or sold out.  The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The… Read more

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Auction of Derry Richardson’s home, items seized during Floyd Schools investigation bring in more than $1 million.

Auction of Derry Richardson’s home, items seized during Floyd Schools investigation bring in more than $1 million.

  The gates at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds opened at 8 a.m. Saturday to prepare for the “Super Bowl of Local Auctions.” It was a big one, perhaps the biggest in more than 20 years as more than 600 items linked to the theft of more than $4 million from Floyd County Schools brought in… Read more

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Shorter’s $16.4 million in debt outlined in Georgia Baptist report. In two areas, colleges told to tell faculty, staff, parents — and community — about ‘the importance to the schools of financial gifts made by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’ and its program.

Shorter’s $16.4 million in debt outlined in Georgia Baptist report. In two areas, colleges told to tell faculty, staff, parents — and community — about ‘the importance to the schools of financial gifts made by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’ and its program.

  Shorter University has a new vice president for university advancement — Dr. Ben Bruce — and the veteran fundraiser has his work cut out for him based on what we’re reading from the Georgia Baptist Convention report. Joan Blackwelder, who was Executive Director of Shorter’s University Office of Advancement, replaces another colleague who was released… Read more

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Armuchee High earns platinum award as governor salutes ‘Greatest Gains’ schools.

Armuchee High earns platinum award as governor salutes ‘Greatest Gains’ schools.

Media release: Gov. Nathan Deal, along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, on Friday announced that 226 Georgia public schools in 54 districts will receive Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards, an increase of eight schools over last year. Armuchee High School  has been recognized as a 2017 Greatest Gains Platinum Award Winner.… Read more

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Buzz: Cartersville High student takes Berry math competition; CHS team finishes second overall, Rome High third. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday.

Buzz: Cartersville High student takes Berry math competition; CHS team finishes second overall, Rome High third. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday.

  The Fall High School Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Nov. 16. Seven high school teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Tattnall Square Academy (Macon); second, Cartersville High School; and third, Rome High School. Top individual student winners were: First,  Matthew Slocum from Cartersville High School; second, Colleen Molton… Read more

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