Category Archives: Education

Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

  Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun among stores closing nationwide: One of the favorites at Calhoun Outlet Marketplace is closing — Gymboree Outlet at 455 Belwood Road. It is part of the chain’s recent announcement that all Gymboree, outlet and Crazy 8 stores will close within a few months, citing a “changing retail environment.” The company… Read more

Share Button
Education: GNTC selects four students as semi-finalists for 2019 GOAL Award

Education: GNTC selects four students as semi-finalists for 2019 GOAL Award

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program. Listed are students chosen as semi-finalists for the GOAL award showing (from left to right) the student’s name, county of residence, program of… Read more

Share Button
Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

  Georgia Highlands College announces students named to the fall 2018 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 at least… Read more

Share Button
Education: Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. Darlington names top speller in grades 3-8.

Education: Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. Darlington names top speller in grades 3-8.

Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. The following schools have Pre K Programs available in Rome City Schools: Anna K. Davie Elementary – 44 enrollment slots Elm Street Elementary – 22 enrollment slots North Heights for (August 2019 Main Elementary)- 44… Read more

Share Button
Education: Rome Middle, Rome High show choirs have a big Friday night planned. Floyd County Board of Education meets Thursday morning. County school system prepares Pre-K applications for 2019-20.

Education: Rome Middle, Rome High show choirs have a big Friday night planned. Floyd County Board of Education meets Thursday morning. County school system prepares Pre-K applications for 2019-20.

  This Friday at Rome High School’s auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., the award-winning show choirs from both Rome High and Rome Middle present their 2019 competition shows for the first time. Grand Illusion, Rome Middle School’s show choir, will present their show; We’re the Kids in America, while Grand Finale, Rome High School’s show choir,… Read more

Share Button
Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2018 semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2018 semester.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List,… Read more

Share Button
Buzz: Isakson again only senator to chair two committees. Floyd to host ethics conference March 8. Library home to artwork from Floyd County Schools’ students.

Buzz: Isakson again only senator to chair two committees. Floyd to host ethics conference March 8. Library home to artwork from Floyd County Schools’ students.

   U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.,was selected by his colleagues to continue his service as chairman of both the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics in the 116th Congress, which formally began on Jan. 3. Notably, he will continue as the only senator to chair two committees. As chairman of the… Read more

Share Button
Education: Pete McDonald retiring from Georgia Northwestern Technical College on March 31. He’ll leave as Whitfield Murray Campus expansion nears completion.

Education: Pete McDonald retiring from Georgia Northwestern Technical College on March 31. He’ll leave as Whitfield Murray Campus expansion nears completion.

Media release: After 24 years of service in education, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald has announced that he will retire March 31. McDonald was appointed president of GNTC by the Technical College System of Georgia in September 2013.  Prior to his presidency, McDonald served as vice president of Economic Development when he joined the college in… Read more

Share Button
Newsmakers: Hancock, Maxey, Wallace sworn in on County Commission. Collins, Fisher to lead Rome Board of Education. Felisha Jackson named interim principal at Anna K. Davie Elementary. Ashley Ray named CRBI outreach coordinator as Joe Cook steps aside.

Newsmakers: Hancock, Maxey, Wallace sworn in on County Commission. Collins, Fisher to lead Rome Board of Education. Felisha Jackson named interim principal at Anna K. Davie Elementary. Ashley Ray named CRBI outreach coordinator as Joe Cook steps aside.

County commissioners Rhonda Wallace, Larry Maxey and Scotty Hancock were sworn on Tuesday to their new terms on the Floyd County Board of Commissioners by Probate Judge Steve Burkhalter. All were on the ballot in the 2018 election. Hancock last month was elected chair of the county commission with Wright Bagby serving as vice chair.… Read more

Share Button
Education: Floyd County Board of Education swears in returning members, names Daniel chair, Shell vice chair.

Education: Floyd County Board of Education swears in returning members, names Daniel chair, Shell vice chair.

It was a busy Monday for the Floyd County Board of Education. First up, board members Chip Hood and Dr. Tony Daniel were sworn in to new four-year terms. Both were re-elected in 2018 without opposition. Later in the day, Daniel — who had been serving as vice chair and represents the Pepperell area  —… Read more

Share Button
Education: Bartow County Schools launch ‘Digital Learning Days.’

Education: Bartow County Schools launch ‘Digital Learning Days.’

Media release: A new year brings a new innovative change to the Bartow County School System inclement weather plan. Digital Learning Days will now be implemented in an effort to lessen the academic impact and calendar changes that can occur when schools must close. Digital Learning Days will primarily be assigned when students miss more… Read more

Share Button
Buzz: Downtown Rome Christmas tree already down; an idea about next season. ‘Chipper’ already collecting live trees. Plus: Floyd School Board meets Monday. Auditions set for ‘Almost, Maine.’

Buzz: Downtown Rome Christmas tree already down; an idea about next season. ‘Chipper’ already collecting live trees. Plus: Floyd School Board meets Monday. Auditions set for ‘Almost, Maine.’

It’s beginning to look a lot like … January through November: The artificial Christmas tree was coming down in pieces on Wednesday, a day after New Year’s. The $5,000 tree was added soon after the real tree nearby came down because of suspected health issues. One year, the adjacent tree between the Carnegie Building and… Read more

Share Button