Groceries have been sold at the corner of Shorter Avenue and Division Street for 63 years, most of that time as Piggly Wiggly, most recently as the West Rome IGA, 610 Shorter Avenue.
Rome businessman Ira Levy, probably responsible for more historic rehabilitation projects in Rome than any other individual, believes the importance of Rome’s historic preservation ordinance is hard to understate. Without it, Rome could not have received more than $9.5 million in extremely l…
The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority wants the local legislative delegation to lead an effort to have the state forgive the debt on the 132-acre Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property and transfer ownership to the development authority.
We would like to welcome Johnathan Evans as our new location manager for Daniel’s Funeral Home. Johnathan has worked in the funeral industry since he was a small child. He obtained his degree at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and completed his apprenticeship in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Leslie Hoyt Pearson, a Realtor with Toles, Temple and Wright, Inc., has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance and is an offic…
With a new grandbaby on the way in April, Jane Bosarge has decided to sell C&S Trophies, 7 Broad Street, the business name, customer list, website and most of the highly specialized equipment and inventory to Beaudry Engraving of Cumming, Georgia.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome is one of the best kept secrets in Floyd County when it comes to helping businesses grow. The agency, based at 901 N. Broad St., Suite 301, offers a wide variety of services — most at no cost — to help local entrepreneurs an…
Steve Kemp may have retired as CEO with United Community Banks in Northwest Georgia, but he won’t be a stranger around the main office on Second Avenue.
Changes in shopping habits have prompted Terri Russo-Alesi to make plans for the closure of POSH, her fashion consignment shop at 412 Broad Street.
Todd Bussey, owner of Bussey’s Florist & Gifts, 250 Broad Street in Rome and Cedartown has merged with Ransom Floral Company, 5 East Fourth Avenue in Rome. Longtime Ransom owner/operator Mark Brewer will now partner with Bussey’s team.
The owner of SMC Music is looking to open a store catering specifically to guitars as well as move his current music store over to Central Plaza.
More than a dozen government and community leaders learned about the complexities of redeveloping the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property last Thursday morning. “We took the tour to let everyone see what we have, what we don’t have and what the needs might be,” said Rome Floy…
4L Rodeo of Summerville and the Forum River Center will host the annual Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome Friday and Saturday January 5-6.
The past 12 months represented another busy year for business growth in Rome and Floyd County. The heart of Rome — the Broad Street business district — continued its boom in 2017. The year was bookended in January with the anticipated sale of the Fricks Furniture building and in December wit…
Federal jobs analysts have offered additional proof to indicate that health care and education are leading the way for Rome and Floyd County’s workforce.
The Broad Street restaurant line-up will get another new player during the first quarter of 2018 as Tim Khateeb is making plans to move the Middle Eastern Café and Sweets to Broad Street.
Reese Stevens has moved from an intern position to a full-time role as a graphic designer at Advent. In the short six months that Stevens has been with the company, her design work has earned her a staff position.
The Colosseum Escape Rooms, 608 Broad Street, are slated to open Thursday, December 28. College friend turned business partners Spencer Thomas and Mark Ellison decided the high-tech adventure recreation was something that has been catching on across the nation and they felt like it would be …
Leaders of the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 negotiated for close to a year before reaching an agreement early this year to sell the post property to an Athens developer. Now it looks like they’ll wait another seven months to close the deal.
Rome-based Green Carbon Inc. of Rome has partnered with Caterpillar Power Systems to develop a self-sustaining system from the recycling of old tires, belting and rubber tracks that runs on the gas energy that is created from the recycling process. It is the first known tire-recycling system…
Leaders of the tourism industry across Northwest Georgia want a way to make sure that money derived from a $5 per night surcharge on hotel rooms is being spent on transportation projects which will enhance tourism all across the region.
A simple New Year’s resolution for better health can get a jump start with an invigorating First Day Hike at any of a number of state facilities across Northwest Georgia.
Tucked away in a small storefront on Broad Street, Sweet Pickles may be among the smallest of small businesses in Rome. The business founded by Penny Haack has been around since June of 2008. Jason and Megan Carter bought the restaurant at 434 Broad St. in September of this year.
The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to announce the hiring of Tish Edwards to serve as District Program Assistant for the Coosa River Conservation District.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has developed a series of legislative priorities for the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Those priorities fall into the broad categories of transportation, economic development, education, taxes, community development and water.
Guy Rutland hopes that by the time you are reading this story, he’ll be out of business — until next year. Rutland has brought Christmas Tree City to Rome for the past 40 consecutive years, this year, setting up across Braves Boulevard from State Mutual Stadium.
A Silver Creek couple is pushing to open an RV park on Black’s Bluff Road in the face of opposition from some neighbors and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
Rome will be one of three Georgia Department of Driver Services locations in North Georgia which will offer commercial vehicle road tests through a partnership with Floyd County.
Mr. Benjamin Pleas Stell was duly sworn in to practice law on November 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. by the Honorable John E. Niedrach. Mr. Stell will be practicing law with the Firm of McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith & Monroe located at 111 Bridge-point Plaza, Rome.
Anyone walking into Builders Salvage in West Rome is apt to find more treasure than they bargain for, especially if they make it into the little office where all business there is transacted.
The Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce will be temporarily relocating its offices at the Georgia Power building at 800 Broad St. this Thursday.
Gov. Nathan Deal today nominated Gretchen Corbin to serve as President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. following the announcement of current President and CEO Debbie D. Alford’s departure. Pending approval of the Georgia Lottery Corp. Board of Directors, this change will take effect on …
Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro reopened Monday after it was reinspected by the Bartow County Health Department because of a food-borne-illness outbreak during a catered Thanksgiving meal at Toyo two weeks ago.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation has named Richard C. (Rick) Hayes Jr. as plant manager at the Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant in the Armuchee community in Floyd County. Hayes replaces long-time Plant Manager Bill Tharpe, who has retired.
The number of jobs in the Floyd County area increased in October, according to a press release from Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District and Bartow County Health Department environmental health specialists and epidemiologists continue to investigate a likely foodborne-illness outbreak related to a catered employee event at Toyo Tire in White, Ga. last week.
Charles Williams REIC is pleased to welcome Danielle Stitt as the Property Manager for Rome Georgia’s newest apartment community, The Riverpoint Apartments, located adjacent to State Mutual Stadium.