Photography Courses in Macro Photography

Getting up close and personal with your subjects through macro photography provides fresh new views and enhances your photo collections. Here´s a brief look at the ins and outs of macro photography along with considerations and tips.

Want a little extra oomph out of your photos? Start using the macro setting on your digital camera or invest in a macro lens for your SLR. By getting up close and personal, you’ll see the world in a whole new way and so will anyone viewing your images especially in areas such as Perth Australia.

What is Macro Photography?

Macro photography is more than zooming in for a close up. With macro photography, the photographer actually gets as physically close to the subject as possible with a goal of reproducing an image at a one to one (or closer) ratio. Because the focal length is quite short, it’s important to have a lens capable of achieving this type of magnification. Many of these techniques you can learn in online photography courses in Australia.

While purists apply the term macro to images that have a vi or closer ratio, you don’t necessarily need to get out your measuring tape and calculator to enjoy experimenting with your macro settings. It doesn’t matter what you call it if the image is stunning and one of the best ways to get incredible images is to get up close and personal.

What You Should Know about Shooting Macro Photos The depth of field at these ranges is far shallower than you may be used to. Because of this, it’s important to use the smallest F-stop possible for optimal crispness. Since you’ll be using a small aperture setting, lighting your subject becomes critical. However, a catch-n occurs. Your camera’s lens is often right up against the subject making adding light nearly impossible. You may need to compromise by settling for a wider aperture setting or getting creative with your light source.

Focusing is also critical because at this magnification, the slightest blur becomes a major distraction. The shallow depth of field can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to shooting macro images. Use it to draw attention to your subject just as you would when shooting other images with shallow depths of field. Understand that you can minimize this effect by closing the aperture but doing so requires compensation in the form of more light or longer exposure times.

Since longer exposure times require complete stillness during exposure, use a tripod and a shutter cable (or timer) to ensure that the camera doesn’t move while taking the picture. If you’re using a digital camera, you will be able to see the results immediately and make adjustments as needed.

Uses for Macro Photography

Besides being fun, macro photography has a variety of uses. Imagine jazzing up your travel photos by including macro shots of the local currency or seashells on the beaches of Perth. Artists often use macro shots of flowers, fruits, and other subjects that they plan to paint. Macro photography also has its practical uses. For example, when taking a home inventory, take macro shots of serial and model numbers to further document your possessions. Selling products on eBay? Include macro images of details that either will entice buyers or inform them of the item’s condition.

The more you use macro photography, the more you’ll start seeing the world a little bit differently. Get up close and personal with your subjects and create stunning, intimate images.

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Breast Augmentation Tucson Guide

Having breast augmentation comes with a lot of questions. Should I go the route of getting implants or a more natural method? Many women are now choosing to have a breast augmentation without surgery. This is because it can get rid of their problem areas as well as let them have the breasts they have always desired. Here are the benefits of getting breast augmentation by natural means.

One natural method of augmentation uses your body’s own fat. This is taken from areas where there is unwanted fat on your body. This can be your thighs, stomach, and many others areas. They suck out the fat with liposuction and then it is placed into the breast area for fuller, great looking breasts. You can find many of offices offering natural breast implants in Tucson Arizona.

One benefit of a naturally augmentation your breasts is they will feel natural. With breast implants sometimes they will not look as natural. This is because they often look stiff. Using fat from your own body helps the breasts look like you were born with them.

Another benefit is that transferring fat for a enhancing your bust nauturally does not interfere with a mammogram. Traditional implants do interfere. Mammograms are routinely required after a woman reaches the age of 40 so it’s great that they do not interfere with detecting medical conditions, such as breast cancer.

When you get regular breast implants they often leave scars. That is because they have to make open incisions in order to place them inside you. However, with a natural method large incisions are not involved so there are virtually no scars.

Not having to put foreign items into your body is another advantage to breast implants naturally. Unlike implants that were never part of your body, a natural breast augmentation uses fat that was already in your body. This eliminates the risks associated with foreign materials in your body.

One of the disadvantages of breast implants is they are often recommended to be replaced after ten years or so. With a natural breast enhancements such as found in Breast Augmentation In Tucson this is not required . This is because you are using your own fat that was already in your body before the augmentation. Changes in shape may occur due to pregnancy or gaining weight but otherwise another procedure is not needed.

Lastly, a great benefit is that you don’t have to worry about it deflating like implants. There is also no chance that it will leak since it’s not an implant but fat from your body. This is a much safer option because the material in implants can cause health issues if it leaks into your body.

There are so many benefits to enhancing your breasts naturally. These include having breasts that feel and look natural, they do not leave scars like normal implants, they don’t interfere with mammograms, you do not have to put anything foreign into your body, and they do not leak or deflate. Naturally augmenting the size of your breasts is a big decision. By looking at all the advantages you will be able to figure out if this procedure is right for you.

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Rising Careers : Medical Billing and Coding

As a medical biller you will be given an important office position, where you will be actively contributing to the health care industry. Your job will entail a number of responsibilities and you will often be the liaison between patients, medical institutions and various insurance companies.

The job description for medical biller is best suited for an individual who can pay close attention to minute details. It will be your responsibility to complete insurance invoices, review the information and then submit these forms to the appropriate agency. In today’s medical world there are HIPPA rules about obtaining, releasing and transmitting personal information. These submissions must be done electronically and you will need to make certain that all of the data and signatures are in the correct places.

A medical billing specialist will often be found working in a physician’s office or at a large hospital. However these jobs are also available in numerous health care related facilities such as a free-standing medical clinic, a nursing home, rehab center or physical therapy office. There is an increasing need for individuals with the necessary skills to handle the billing between health care providers and health insurance agencies. Sometimes the job requirements of a medical biller and coder will be combined together.

The duties for medical billers could include the following tasks

  • Reviewing patient bills for accuracy
  • Reviewing claims that are sent directly to Medicare/Medicaid
  • Checking to make sure that proper payments have been received
  • Resolving any billing discrepancies
  • Checking insurance policies for any secondary/tertiary benefits
  • Helping patients understand their insurance benefits plan
  • Calculating the amount that the patient might be charged for health care services
  • Tracking and resolving any unpaid insurance claims

Skills needed to become a medical biller

  • Broad, detailed knowledge of insurance payment guidelines
  • Ability to do research online (regarding payment benefits)
  • Interpersonal skills to deal with the public
  • Multi-tasking capability
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of medical coding
  • Familiarity with various medical billing software programs

You should be comfortable working with computers and interacting with others. This job will require you to think on your feet. You should be organized and efficient. Much of the day you will be sitting at a desk, but you may need to file papers, retrieve necessary documents and have an eye for details.

Depending upon your employer the job assignments could even require you to occasionally function as a receptionist or help with other office tasks. The majority of the time your duties will be completely focused on making sure that the billing invoices are being completed properly and submitted in a timely manner.


  • You should have a HS diploma or GED
  • Completion of a Medical Billing Training Course
  • An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration (ora comparable field)


It is helpful to have at least 6 months-1 year of office experience that involved working in a health care setting such as a doctor’s office or hospital.

Medical Billing as a Life Career

This field is growing at a rapid pace and offers many opportunities for individuals who want to choose medical billing as their career. In most situations this is a job with standard Monday-Friday (9-5 or 8-4) scheduling requirements.

The average salary for medical billing associates is $14/hr. Average yearly salary is $30,000-$45,000. Some jobs will include profit sharing, stock options, retirement programs and other perks.

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Smoke scare at local nursing home

The Latest Local News from the Calhoun Times

Shortly before noon on Wednesday, Feb. 25, Gordon County emergency management was dispatched to The Oaks at Fairmount, a residential living community, with reports of smoke from an unidentified source.  Gordon County EMS and employee vehicles evacuated 13 residents and four employees to the Fairmount Community Center.

Fairmount Police Department, Gordon County Police Department, Gordon County EMS, Gordon County Fire Department, and Fairmount Fire Department responded to the residential community.

Battalion Chief Zevan Gilbert later commented that the cause of the smoke was contributed to a heating and air conditioning unit at the residence. Power to the unit was disconnected and the resident’s were transported back into their homes.

Gilbert commends the staff and residents of The Oaks for their swift and and safe evacuation.

Source: Calhoun Times

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Police arrest, charge man in connection with Terhune Road deaths

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Floyd County police have charged a man in connection with the slayings of a couple in their home on Jan. 23, according to a press release sent out Tuesday night.

Below is the release:

On 02/24/2015 Emerson Mack Abbott Jr. was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Murder in connection with the January 23, 2015 Murder of James and Myra Reeves of 49 Terhune Rd.

The Investigation was conducted by the Floyd County Police Department Criminal Investigations Division as well as The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Intelligence Unit of the GBI (GISAC -The Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center).

The arrest of Mr. Abbott was made without incident.

No further details of the investigation will be released in order to insure the successful prosecution of this case in court.

Source: Rome News

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Weather closings/updates: GHC, Shorter, city and county schools out Wednesday, up to 6 inches of snow possible

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Original snowfall predictions of 2 to 4 inches have been updated to 4 to 6 inches for Wednesday and Thursday, according to Tim Herrington, director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency. 

The area will be under a Winter Storm Warning from 10 a.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday. A heavy snowfall is expected during the daytime hours leading into the evening — making commutes hazardous. .

Rome City Schools, Floyd County School and Darlington School are canceling Wednesday classes.

All campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be closed Wednesday

Due to the winter storm warning, ALL CAMPUSES at Georgia Highlands College will be closed Wednesday, February 25. Check for any additional updates.

All Shorter University campuses will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25. All classes and activities are canceled on Wednesday.

All locations of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia will close Wednesday.

Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered state government offices to close at noon Wednesday.

The First Preschool at Rome First United Methodist will be closed tomorrow. Garden Lakes Baptist Preschool will be closed as well.

All activities at the Charles C. Parker Center for Active Adults on Kingston Road have been cancelled for Wednesday.

Bartow County Schools, Chattooga County Schools and Cherokee County, Ala., schools will also be closed.

Rome City Schools issued the following statement:

Due to predicted inclement weather and adverse road conditions, Rome City Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, for all staff and students. We will continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the day. A decision regarding school closures for Thursday, February 26, 2015, will be made Wednesday evening.

Floyd County School issued the following statement:

Floyd County Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the Winter Storm warning issued by the National Weather Service. In a meeting with Floyd County Emergency Management and area public safety this afternoon, we were informed that the storm could begin as early as 10 a.m. and bring with it significant snow accumulations for Wednesday.

Schools will be closed for students and staff all day on Wednesday. Employees are asked to please not come to school to try to work a few hours in the morning, even if weather is good early in the day. We do not want anyone stuck out in a storm of this potential magnitude.

Updates on Thursday will be issued as we determine the storms impact on Thursday afternoon.

‘The Berry College men’s lacrosse game scheduled at Piedmont on Wednesday has been postponed. No makeup date has been set.

Floyd Against Drugs’ Murder Mystery Buffet Dinner “A Luau to Die For” has been postponed. No new date has been set, but organizers are planning for March or April.

Source: Rome News

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Deal: State of emergency to begin at 2 p.m., government offices close at noon

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In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia tomorrow — including Floyd and surrounding counties — Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government offices in the affected areas to close at noon tomorrow and declared a state of emergency for disaster preparedness starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Click here for a list of local closings.

“With forecasts showing we could see accumulation by 4 p.m., I want to make sure we get as many commuters home before then as possible,” said Deal. “While current models show that temperatures will remain above freezing, we don’t want to run the risk of having normal rush hour traffic volume if there’s snow or ice on the highways. In an effort to keep as many cars off the road as possible, I encourage people in both the public and private sector who can telecommute to please do so tomorrow.

“We have delayed the state of emergency until the time that we expect to see precipitation, but I’ve made all state resources available tonight for preparation.”

The Georgia Department of Transportation has moved 80 additional staffers into affected areas from other parts of the state. At midnight, DOT will mobilize 13 tanker trucks to apply brine to major highways. The State Patrol will deploy 174 troopers for rapid response to accidents, and it will mandate that all tractor trailers pull in to weigh stations to assure that trucks have the proper equipment for travel in snow/ice conditions. The Department of Natural Resources will place 15 strike teams across the 50 counties to aid in storm response and debris removal.

The 50 counties in the winter storm warning are Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield counties.

Source: Calhoun Times

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Winter Storm Warning

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Sheriff Mitch Ralston announces that the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter storm warning for most of Northern Georgia, including Gordon County, from 10 a.m. Wednesday morning through 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Accumulations from 2 to 4 inches are possible, with up to 6 inches in higher elevations. Roadways in Gordon County may become treacherous and/or impassable, and power outages are possible.

Citizens should be prepared for this storm, and have an emergency plan to keep warm and have extra necessary items on hand. Residents should be aware of their neighbors, and notify my office through E911 to check on the elderly or shut-ins. “My office has emergency operational plans in place for winter storm situations, and my command staff continues to monitor weather conditions as they develop along with Gordon County EMA Director Richard Cooper,” Ralston said. Deputies will be patrolling in fully marked storm-ready 4WD vehicles, and extra personnel will be deployed for the duration of the event. Residents are also urged to monitor the NWS and local media outlets to keep aware of the situation. 

Source: Rome News

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2-car crash on Broad Street

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A two-car crash on Broad Street at Sixth Avenue briefly snarled traffic at around 4:35 p.m.

Two people were taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries.

Source: Rome News

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Polk County says goodbye to Billy Croker

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Family and friends gathered at First Baptist Church in Cedartown today to celebrate the life of one of Polk County’s greatest business and political leaders.

Billy Croker, remembered for both his thrift and charity, his compassion and zeal, was laid to rest at Northview Cemetery following morning services.

The 79-year-old county commissioner had just started out earlier in the year taking the helm of the board of commissioners as chairman.

Croker’s accomplishments – from helping to create the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission to providing countless people with charity in Polk County – were named by many who attended the service.

Longtime friend Ray Merritt reminded those in attendance that Croker’s life wasn’t all about politics or business. Merritt said Croker enjoyed conversation with everyone he came into contact with, and especially enjoyed sharing jokes with friends.

“Billy always liked to pick on me, and I liked to pick on him,” he said.

Merritt believes his friend was in a better place and looking down on everyone with a smile on his face.

“Heaven awaits, the gates are open, and they’re calling for you to come on in Billy,” he said.

Jean Crane, who considered Croker a major influence on her life, said she would always remember how much passion Croker had for sitting and talking with people, but that his favorite topic was politics.

“With Billy, it wasn’t about agreeing with him, he just liked to talk and debate,” Crane said. “I liked from time to time to take the opposite side just to hear what he’d have to say about something.”

Ronnie Wood, a local engineer, said Croker’s influence will remain with the community for years to come.

“It think when you step back and look at it all, Billy’s achievements in this county are unparalleled,” Wood said. “He’s a local political statesman, and a one of a kind.”

Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Hulsey said Croker was always an individual looking to do good, and was the definition of loyal.

“Billy was just Billy,” she said. “He love to laugh and joke around, but he was also quick to say what he thought, no matter the consequences.”

Hulsey closed her remarks with what she said is a fitting tribute to Croker, by asking those gathered: “What are you going to do for Polk County?”

Police cars and fire trucks accompanied the funeral procession to Northview Cemetery, where American Legion Post 86 Honor Guard performed full military rites.

Source: Rome News

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Weather update: Between 2 and 4 inches of snow possible Wednesday

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Update: Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington sent out a weather update from the National Weather Service painting a dire picture for Wednesday:

Floyd County will fall under a Winter Storm Watch from 10 AM Wednesday thru 8 AM Thursday. According to the Weather Service we could be impacted by 2” to 4” of Snow which will be heavy at times causing accumulations due to the sheer rate of it falling from the sky. The snow is expected to begin falling during the daytime hours which will greatly affect the afternoon commute as roadways become hazardous from the snow and possible sleet accompanying this storm.

Previously posted: The wintry mix that was the main reason for a Winter Weather Advisory for Floyd County this morning is expected to turn to all rain by noon, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs are expected to reach near 45 today with only a slight chance of rain between noon and 2 p.m. Less than a half inch of total sleet and snow accumulations are possible.

Tonight is set to be partly cloudy with a low around 28.

Snow is back in the forecast for Wednesday and Wednesday night, with around an inch of accumulation possible.

Wednesday A chance of snow before noon, then rain and snow. High near 37. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Wednesday Night Rain, snow, and sleet before 1am, then a chance of snow. Low around 29. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday A 10 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Sunday A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Monday A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Source: Rome News

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Second annual seed swap to be held Saturday at the Rome-Floyd County Library

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 Berry College’s Environmental Studies Program, Action Ministries Rome, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, the Rome Federated Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Rome-Floyd County Library will host the Second Annual Floyd County Seed Swap Saturday, Feb. 28.

The event will be held at the library on Riverside Parkway.

This event will feature a Seed Saving Seminar at 10 a.m., and a Seed Swap from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a live musical performance from bluegrass group, The Barbaric Yawps.

 Farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds and plants that are in danger of being lost, and sharing of seeds and plants will encourage production of diverse varieties for posterity, food security, beauty, and sustainable landscape management.

Anyone can bring seeds or plants to swap or share. If you do not have seeds or plants, feel free to bring envelopes, garden implements or stories to share or trade with other gardeners. Berry will distribute a limited amount of free heirloom seeds.

 This event is free and open to the public. If you have family heirlooms that you would like to donate or have documented, or for more information, please email Associate Professor-Anthropology and Environmental Studies Brian Campbell at

Source: Rome News

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Network of legal clinics for veterans proposed

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Efforts are underway to establish a legal clinic to assist veterans in the Rome and Northwest Georgia area.

Steve Shewmaker is an Atlanta-area attorney whose firm, Shewmaker & Shewmaker, handles a significant amount of military legal matters. He said a number of attorneys have expressed interest in establishing such a service in Rome.

The clinic would provide legal assistance to qualifying veterans, for services other than those that have a direct bearing on Veteran’s Administration issues. It would most likely operate out of the VA medical clinic at 30 Chateau Drive.

“Attorneys meet face-to-face with veterans and then those attorneys will either assist veterans on the spot, a one-time consult, educate the veteran and send them on their way,” Shewmaker said. “If more work is required, if that attorney feels competent to handle that particular matter, they may take on the individual as a client.”

They also could refer the veteran to another participating attorney.

Cary S. King, another Atlanta attorney with veterans experience, said his goal is to set up two or three of these clinics a year until there is a legal clinic wherever there is a VA medical clinic.

“This needs to go all over the state,” King said.

The group is working with the Military Legal Assistance Program of the State Bar of Georgia. It’s recruiting attorneys who can help in various sectors — from family practice and bankruptcy to criminal cases and real estate issues.

“We’re very enthused about doing something in Rome,” said Norman Zoller, director of the Military Legal Assistance Program for the state bar. “I do get a lot of calls from up there.”

Zoller said the state has a memorandum of understanding with the VA.

Floyd Superior Court Judge Walter Matthews, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy, said he’s interested in hearing more about the program. He said he wants someone knowledgeable in veterans’ legal issues to speak to the local judges, district attorneys office and public defenders.

“We’re going to find that information out,” Matthews said.

King said Rome attorney Terry Haygood is spearheading the effort to recruit local attorneys to participate in the program.

Virginia Harman, an attorney at McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith and Manning, said her firm is sponsoring an annual award for a person who has made a meaningful impact on the lives of local veterans.

The award will be named after the firm founders — Oscar Smith, Charles Shaw, and James D. Maddox Award — who were all veterans.

Source: Rome News

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Tech expands classroom options in Young Romans

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Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, fifth-graders at Model Elementary worked on completing stories as a way of preparing for upcoming Georgia Milestones testing.

Students in Holly Bryant’s class spent their morning working on the school’s Chromebooks, writing narratives and getting ready to share them with the teacher. The computers are shared among the students and they use them for research, playing educational games and practicing vocabulary and spelling.

“Every student has a Google account now,” said Bryant. “So they can write and share their work with me and add to the documents as we go through the year. There is so much we can do with these Chromebooks, there’s just not enough hours in the day.”

The school of the week is Saint Mary’s Elementary School.

Get a look at first grade’s idea of what snowmen do at night. Pre-K celebrates their Warm & Cozy Day and the kindergartners loot the school on Pirate Day. Student artwork is also featured.

Young Romans is a weekly news magazine for students in Rome and Floyd County schools. It is delivered with the Rome News-Tribune every Wednesday and is available with the paper at newsstands around the county.

Source: Rome News

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Golf: Lady Hawks in 1st place after Day 1

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The Shorter Lady Hawks golf team currently sits in first place after the opening round of the Lady Cougar Classic hosted by Columbus State University; while Pauline Schopp is in first individually and Jennifer Yu is in second.

Shorter shot +32 on the day, 320, to finish with a six stroke lead over second place finisher, Lander. Lee rounds out the top three with a 328.

Schopp lead the field with a 75 for the round to finish day one in first place. Yu is two strokes behind with a 77 for the round and a second place standing.

Both Isabella Baldacci and Maria Bengtsson finished with an 84 to come in tied for 16th. Claudia Orrantia is tied for 33rd with a first round total of 87 to round out the Lady Hawks team. While Amanda Schwartz — competing individually — is in 47th with a first round total of 93.

Shorter will go for its fifth win of the year and first of the spring season as it concludes the final round Tuesday.

Source: Rome News

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Lacrosse: McAnnally wins SAA award

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The Southern Athletic Association announced that Kelsey McAnnally of Berry College captured women’s lacrosse offensive weekly award.

McAnnally had a breakout game in Berry’s 15-6 win over visiting Hendrix. The sophomore from Kennesaw tallied four goals and dished five assists in the Vikings’ SAA victory. She scored on 1-of-2 free position shots and had 1 ground ball in the win. The Vikings host Alma today at 3 p.m.

Source: Rome News

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Winter weather advisory; Ga. Northwestern to open late

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10:36 p.m. All campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will delay opening Tuesday until 10 a.m. The school will send out additional notifications if there is any change.

Previously posted

Tim Herrington, director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, said a winter weather advisory will run from 8 p.m. tonight until 11a.m. Tuesday morning.

“There is a possibility we may experience some light snow and sleet by 8 p.m. in Northwest Georgia,” Herrington said in a release issued about 5:30 p.m.

The greatest impact will be after 11 p.m. as the temperatures begin to fall to at or below freezing and precipitation increases. Herrington warned that  morning drivers should be alert to slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses. 

Temperatures will begin to warm up as the morning progresses but another winter storm is expected Wednesday and Thursday.

Tonight the National Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of rain and snow between 10 p.m. and midnight, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday A slight chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday Night A chance of rain and snow before 1 a.m., then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Thursday A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Sunday A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Source: Rome News

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Kaiser tapped for statewide economic development role at Georgia Power

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Anne Kaiser of Rome has been named vice president of community and economic development at Georgia Power — to lead the company’s efforts to recruit new industry and improve the marketability of communities around the state.

Kaiser previously served as vice president for Georgia Power’s Northwest Region, covering 15 counties including Floyd, Bartow and Whitfield.

Her promotion means she’ll be based in Atlanta and responsible for economic development statewide.

She currently serves on the boards of Berry College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the Rome-Floyd County YMCA as well as the advisory board of SunTrust Northwest Region.

Kaiser is a past chair of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce and the Rome Floyd County Development Authority.

Source: Rome News

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