Category Archives: Education

Ahead of the Headlines: County Commission meets this afternoon. 13th Annual Fairview School barbecue is Friday.

Ahead of the Headlines: County Commission meets this afternoon. 13th Annual Fairview School barbecue is Friday.

    TUESDAY Primary: Polls open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (please see separate update). The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet at the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome, Georgia. Caucus will begin at 4 p.m.; meeting at 6 p.m. Caucus includes a closed meeting to discuss personnel, litigation and… Read more

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Buzz: Berry professor earns major grant to ‘investigate how structural racism harms science.’ (Updated) Floyd School Board meets Monday morning. 

Buzz: Berry professor earns major grant to ‘investigate how structural racism harms science.’ (Updated) Floyd School Board meets Monday morning. 

Berry College Assistant Professor of Data Analytics Thema Monroe-White recently received a $405,000 National Science Foundation grant to investigate how structural racism harms science.  Monroe-White, who has a Ph.D. in science, technology and innovation policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, is principal investigator of the project. She is joined in this research by Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Tom… Read more

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Education: Courtney Hampton named principal at Pepperell Middle School.

Education: Courtney Hampton named principal at Pepperell Middle School.

    Eleven months ago, Courtney Hampton was named principal of Cave Spring Elementary. As that school is about to close, she’ll now replace the retiring Becky Harper McCoy as principal at Pepperell Middle School. Hampton had been assistant principal at Pepperell Primary prior to the Cave Spring assignment. Hampton is a Pepperell High School graduate and has… Read more

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Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

SUNDAY The Wizard of Oz. Show time at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street is 2:30 p.m. Sunday. From Rome Little Theatre, the show is directed by Mandy Maloney; produced by Daphne Arthur; with musical direction by James Willis and choreography by Hannah Camacho. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and $15 per… Read more

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Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

FRIDAY FRIDAY-SATURDAY Darlington’s commencement weekend speakers will include retiring Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss (’63) at Baccalaureate and Darlington trustee Gretchen Corbin, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp., at commencement. Baccalaureate will take place Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in Morris Chapel. Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m.… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

  THURSDAY Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Training Room. Agenda follows. FRIDAY The Peace Officers Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Complex Memorial Plaza. Read more

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Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

  Darlington School honored outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 5. Annivesaries: The following faculty and staff members were recognized for their five-year anniversaries: Andrew Beckman, Brent Bell, Kristen Bell, Tori Brown, Sam Clark, Kristy Garrett, Chloe Garth-Fielder, Barbara Kuckhoff, Jennifer… Read more

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Dr. Mike Hobbs is the new ‘Charger in charge’ at Georgia Highlands.

Dr. Mike Hobbs is the new ‘Charger in charge’ at Georgia Highlands.

    Dr. Mike Hobbs replaces Dr. Don Green who left last summer after six years to serve as president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Dana Nichols, GHC’s chief academic officer and provost, had served as interim. Media release: The Board of Regents voted today to name Dr. Mike Hobbs as the sole finalist… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern answering needs with resource centers on all six campuses.

Georgia Northwestern answering needs with resource centers on all six campuses.

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has opened Resource Centers on all six campuses to assist Special Populations students. Daizha Staples, Special Populations coordinator at GNTC, manages the new program, which operates through the Office of Student Success. She also oversees all of GNTC’s food pantries and clothing closets. The resources are available on the… Read more

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Celebrating Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s spring class of 2022.

Celebrating Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s spring class of 2022.

Media release: More than 150 Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students crossed the stage of the Dalton Convention Center on Thursday, May 5, to the cheers of their families, friends and instructors. Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC, welcomed guests, congratulated the graduates and introduced Drafting Technology student William Robert Rutledge, GNTC’s 2022 Georgia Occupational… Read more

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Weekend: ‘Wizard of Oz’ this afternoon.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY The Wizard of Oz; weekends through May 15. Show times at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A Saturday, May 14, matinee has been added at 2:30 p.m. From Rome Little Theatre, the show is producted is directed by Mandy Maloney; produced by Daphne Arthur… Read more

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Buzz: Community Foundation, partners issue $28,000 in grants. Special exhibit celebrating 150 years of Pirelli (and 20 years in Rome) debuts Tuesday at Savoy car museum.

Buzz: Community Foundation, partners issue $28,000 in grants. Special exhibit celebrating 150 years of Pirelli (and 20 years in Rome) debuts Tuesday at Savoy car museum.

  Four nonprofits were awarded funding from the Community Foundation for Greater Rome recently. Greater Rome Impact Grants were awarded to programs at ESP, Restoration Rome and the Davies Shelters while the First Christian Heritage Grant was awarded to Summit Quest. “While much of the Community Foundation’s giving is designated for a particular organization or cause,… Read more

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Weekend: Arts fest returns to downtown Rome. Scott Thompson headlines Rome Symphony’s 100th season anniversary event, A Day at the Races. ‘Wizard of Oz’ opens tonight. Berry’s commencement Saturday morning.

Weekend: Arts fest returns to downtown Rome. Scott Thompson headlines Rome Symphony’s 100th season anniversary event, A Day at the Races. ‘Wizard of Oz’ opens tonight. Berry’s commencement Saturday morning.

  FRIDAY The Wizard of Oz opens Friday; weekends through May 15. Show times at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A Saturday, May 14, matinee has been added at 2:30 p.m. From Rome Little Theatre, the show is producted is directed by Mandy Maloney; produced… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Watch Shorter’s graduation; Berry commencement is Saturday. Plus: Arts fest returns to downtown Rome Saturday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Watch Shorter’s graduation; Berry commencement is Saturday. Plus: Arts fest returns to downtown Rome Saturday.

FRIDAY Attorney Phill Bettis will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s Spring Commencement on Friday, May 5. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome campus. Tickets are required for admission. Bettis has practiced law for 37 years in his hometown of Cumming, Ga. He is married to… Read more

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