Category Archives: Education

Lee Thuston, a member of the Darlington Class of ’67,  is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

Lee Thuston, a member of the Darlington Class of ’67, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

Media release: As Darlington kicks off its Alumni Weekend celebration on Friday, the Alumni Office announces that Lee Thuston (’67) is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. “Our Distinguished Alumnus is a graduate who exemplifies the school’s motto: Wisdom more than Knowledge; Service beyond Self; Honor above Everything,” said Linda (Grizzard) Owens (’79), chair… Read more

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Education: Dante Thompson from Pepperell Middle finishes in first place at Berry math competition; Rome Middle places third in team category.

Education: Dante Thompson from Pepperell Middle finishes in first place at Berry math competition; Rome Middle places third in team category.

  Media release: The Fall Seventh/Eighth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Oct. 12.  Fifteen seventh/eighth-grade teams competed. The top three teams were: first place, Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County); second place, Jasper Middle School (Pickens County); and third place, Rome Middle School. Top individual student winners were: First place,  Dante… Read more

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Dr. Courtney Cash joins Global Impact International (Restoration Rome) as vice president of development and community engagement.

Dr. Courtney Cash joins Global Impact International (Restoration Rome) as vice president of development and community engagement.

  On radio:  Dr. Courtney Cash, the new Vice President of Development and Community Engagement for Global Impact International, parent ministry of Restoration Rome, joins us at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release: Global Impact International, the parent ministry of Restoration Rome, has announced… Read more

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Berry College Mountain Day photo gallery: Thousands pack campus for celebration of Martha Berry’s birthday and college’s homecoming

Berry College Mountain Day photo gallery: Thousands pack campus for celebration of Martha Berry’s birthday and college’s homecoming

  Thousands of Berry Alumni came home this weekend for Mountain Day Festivities. The Mountain Day weekend, a celebration of Martha Berry’s birthday and the college’s homecoming, is celebrated on the first Saturday in October to honor the college’s founder. A tradition lasting over a century, students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and families are… Read more

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Updated: The $80 million education tax: Do the math before voting. Based on school system estimates, after the big projects, there won’t be much left for gym air conditioning, Chromebooks. School officials say other funds would cover some of it.

Updated: The $80 million education tax: Do the math before voting. Based on school system estimates, after the big projects, there won’t be much left for gym air conditioning, Chromebooks. School officials say other funds would cover some of it.

  Please see updates to this story as of 11 a.m. Friday. The updates start and end with blue editor’s notes. On radio: Thursday, Oct. 12: Education tax pros and cons on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA: Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Lou Byars, superintendent of Rome City Schools, will join us from 7:40 until 8:30… Read more

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Updated SAT scores for Northwest Georgia: Darlington students posted a total score of 1170, highest in the region.

Updated SAT scores for Northwest Georgia: Darlington students posted a total score of 1170, highest in the region.

  Media release: Darlington’s SAT scores were the highest in Rome and Floyd County. SAT scores for the class of 2017 were well above state and national averages on the new SAT in a report released recently by The College Board. Darlington posted a total score of 1170, topping the state average of 1040 by… Read more

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With settlement reached in the civil part of the Floyd School System theft case, auction set for Nov. 18 includes the home, 50-plus guns, other items seized from suspect Derry Richardson.

With settlement reached in the civil part of the Floyd School System theft case, auction set for Nov. 18 includes the home, 50-plus guns, other items seized from suspect Derry Richardson.

    With settlement of the civil suit against him now in court files, a court-ordered auction of the onetime home of Derry Richardson — the ex-maintenance manager for Floyd County Schools — as well as hundreds of other items authorities say were purchased with gains from illicit operation go up for auction Saturday, Nov. 18.… Read more

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Berry College names Cynthia Court as new Vice President of Advancement

Berry College names Cynthia Court as new Vice President of Advancement

Media release:  Berry College welcomes Cynthia Court as the new Vice President of Advancement. Court will be responsible for fundraising, alumni relations and philanthropic communications at Berry. “It has been an honor to work with the senior leadership team at Berry College over the past year and to learn and see first-hand some of the distinctive… Read more

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Graduation rates up across Georgia; Pepperell High tops among Floyd public schools at 96.2%; Calhoun is region’s best at 97.7%

Graduation rates up across Georgia; Pepperell High tops among Floyd public schools at 96.2%; Calhoun is region’s best at 97.7%

  State media release: Georgia’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth straight year, from 79.4 percent in 2016 to 80.6 percent in 2017. This is the first year Georgia’s graduation rate has risen above 80 percent using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Fifty Georgia school districts recorded 2017 graduation rates… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Rome City Commission candidates due at Floyd County Republican Women meeting on Tuesday.  School superintendents will join us Oct. 12 on Hometown Radio for a detailed interview of the education tax vote.

Campaign Watch: Rome City Commission candidates due at Floyd County Republican Women meeting on Tuesday. School superintendents will join us Oct. 12 on Hometown Radio for a detailed interview of the education tax vote.

The first formal gathering of the Rome City Commission candidates is set for Tuesday, five weeks out from election day (Nov. 7). The six candidates for three seats on the Rome City Commission will address the Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Red… Read more

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Updated:  At Armuchee Elementary, the principal hits the roof after school raises $10,000. Model’s Gordon Powers keeps that Curious George shirt rockin’ to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.

Updated: At Armuchee Elementary, the principal hits the roof after school raises $10,000. Model’s Gordon Powers keeps that Curious George shirt rockin’ to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.

Armuchee Elementary School celebrates more than $10,000 in annual penny drop. Principal Rodney Stewart even hit the roof on Wednesday as part of the Penny Drop incentives payback. That’s Joseph Pethel, the assistant principal, dressed in in blue for the occasion. Also, the winning homeroom classes took a  limo ride to Pasquale’s for lunch. For… Read more

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Education: Floyd County 4-H hosts LEGO building competition. Berry kicking off Science Cafe series Oct. 10. GNTC adds drone training to Criminal Justice program.

Education: Floyd County 4-H hosts LEGO building competition. Berry kicking off Science Cafe series Oct. 10. GNTC adds drone training to Criminal Justice program.

Floyd County 4-H recently held the third annual 4-H LEGO® Building Contest at the Floyd County Admin Building. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers (fourth through sixth graders) from various schools of Floyd County competed in the contest.  4-H’ers went to their building stations, listened to the rules of the event and eagerly started building.  4-H’ers used their imagination… Read more

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Education: GNTC hosts 400 regional high school students for Industrial Career Day on Floyd campus

Education: GNTC hosts 400 regional high school students for Industrial Career Day on Floyd campus

Media release: Regional high school students and members of the community had a chance to speak with representatives of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) industrial programs, employers, and former GNTC students about the benefits of learning a skilled trade during Industrial Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 21. The day, a first for GNTC, was held to… Read more

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