Category Archives: Education

Duke TIP 2017: Rome City Schools sees 168 students qualify.

Duke TIP 2017: Rome City Schools sees 168 students qualify.

Media release: Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its thirty-seventh year, the Talent Search identifies bright students based on standardized test scores achieved while attending… Read more

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Floyd County Schools: Eighth grade student at Pepperell Middle brought ‘airsoft’ gun to school Thursday.

Floyd County Schools: Eighth grade student at Pepperell Middle brought ‘airsoft’ gun to school Thursday.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click for more. From Floyd County Schools: ” . . . we wanted to inform you of an event that occurred today at Pepperell Middle School. We received a report that an eighth-grade student brought an airsoft gun to school. Administrators and the school resource officer took… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s Brent Bell to serve with SAIS accreditation team. GNTC Foundation’s J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament is Thursday. Former Rome High Principal Tygar Evans’ new school earns Blue Ribbon honor.

Education: Darlington’s Brent Bell to serve with SAIS accreditation team. GNTC Foundation’s J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament is Thursday. Former Rome High Principal Tygar Evans’ new school earns Blue Ribbon honor.

  Darlington Head of School Brent Bell has been asked to be a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools‘ (SAIS)  accreditation team that will visit The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., in October. Bell was named Darlington’s 11th head of school in 2014. With two decades of experience in education, he holds a… Read more

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15 Floyd County Schools’ students move forward in Governor’s Honors selection process; Berry to host event again this summer.

15 Floyd County Schools’ students move forward in Governor’s Honors selection process; Berry to host event again this summer.

Media release: Fifteen of Floyd County Schools’ top students were picked to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program selection process and will interview at the state level for an opportunity to participate in the program. The program is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging… Read more

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Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.

Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.

  Below please find almost 30 minutes of questions and answers about the proposed $80 million education tax extension. Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Lou Byars, superintendent of Rome City Schools, joined the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Oct. 12 to take questions on the proposal. You’ll… Read more

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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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