Rome High School has announced that 42 students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board for their performance on Advanced Placement tests for 2012. Rome had 28 students named AP Scholar (having passed three tests). Ten were named AP Scholar with Honors (for passing four AP tests), and four were named AP Scholar with Distinction (for passing five AP tests).
Today is the first day of school for students in the Floyd County School system.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $59,366 hazard mitigation grant to Floyd County for the purchase of 1,300 NOAA All-Hazards weather radios to be distributed throughout the county.
Floyd Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center has earned renewed Advanced Certification from The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association. According to an FMC media release, the certification recognizes centers that have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. Floyd went through a rigorous on-site review earlier this month with an expert from The Joint Commission.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a tragic mystery of medical science. There is no known cause of it and no symptoms other than death. Floyd County resident Julia Pope is familiar with the tragedy. She lost her own baby daughter, Breanna Bishop, to SIDS back in December. Breanna was just nine days old. Pope is honoring her daughter’s memory with the Little Miss Breanna SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Pageant. The event is set for this Saturday, August 11th at 4 pm at Belle Terra in Cave Spring. Little beauties will compete in various age categories from 0-15 years old.