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Berry College officials have dedicated a new 4,600-square-foot Berry College Animal Science Laboratory near the Rollins Ruminant Research Center north of the Ford complex on campus.   

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Rome’s medical community has long been recognized as an economic engine that helps drive the local economy. And a new report from the Georgia Hospital Association notes the impact of the health care delivery system on the statewide economy as well.

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Officials with Balta Home USA are looking forward to getting their U.S. floor covering operations back under one roof. And that new roof will be in Shannon, on the former Florida Tile property. Balta, the largest floor covering firm in Belgium, revealed plans for a new distribution center in…

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During the Rome City Commission’s two-day planning retreat last month, the local development of Rome’s future workforce took up much of an afternoon, with Commissioner Craig McDaniel calling for enhancements to Rome City Schools’ career prep programs.

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Harbin Clinic doctors are stepping out to encourage Romans to get active this spring by taking part in the national Walk with a Doc program. The concept is simple, aimed at getting people on their feet, out in the community and healthier.

Jim Gilbert, owner of Donations Photography, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Georgia Highlands College plans to host a series of federal financial aid workshops on the first Friday of each month beginning this Friday, April 7, and continuing through the first Friday in December. The workshops are free and open to the public, and will be held on all GHC campuses. Atte…

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In a deal that took almost a year to materialize, Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 has agreed to sell its long-time post home off Shorter Avenue to make way for a new retail center, according to Steve Rood, post commander.

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CAVE SPRING — City officials are hoping Cave Spring can become a hub for outdoor adventure activity in the region. Leaders of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority believe a byproduct of becoming a center for recreational activity will be an economic shot-in-the-arm.

Financial Representative Norman Barden, Director of Operations and Finance for the Rome office of 21st Century Financial, Inc., recently received the 2016 Emerging Advisor of the Year Award - Bronze Level.

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Agriculture has long been a backbone of the American economy.  This week, Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension Service Director in Floyd County is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week as they enjoy their meals or ride by farms up a…

Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. announces the addition of Jonathan W. Harris as a Realtor. A native of Rome and a 1999 graduate of Darlington School, Harris attended Athens Technical College before returning to Rome to start a residential contracting business in 2002.

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The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in January was 6.5 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in December. In January 2016, the rate was 6.2 percent.

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Roman Record is always on the lookout for local small businesses, nonprofit organizations and social clubs to feature each Monday in print and online. To be placed on our schedule, just click on the appropriate form below to download, print and complete, then send it to us either by email at…

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For Romans who love their flowers and veggies, and love to play in the dirt, it’s almost time for the annual Chieftains Museum Herb and Plant Sale – April 8-9 – at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

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Alfa Insurance Agent Mark Swanson of Rome was recently honored with the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award for Georgia during the company’s annual awards ceremony. He also received the Distinguished Service Award - Bronze Level.

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This month marks the 10th anniversary of Dogwood Books, a feat bookseller Kenneth Studdard attributes to an expansive inventory with a unique twist — a specialization in offering works by local authors along with an assortment of used books and children’s books.

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