StateRep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, will speak to the Rome Kiwanis Club today about HB 402, which encourages employers to hire high school students as interns in the workplace. The club meets at noon at Hawthorn Suites, 100/110 N. Second Ave.
National Independent Retailers Week is being observed across the country starting today, and Romans need not stray too far from downtown to see evidence of the importance of small, locally-owned and operated businesses.
SYKES Enterprises, a Denver-based multi-national corporation is bringing a new call center to Rome. The company expects to make a formal announcement of its plans to locate in the former Dell Services building, 125 Legacy Drive, off Technology Parkway, during an event tentatively scheduled for Aug. 2.
Darius McAphee, a physical therapist in Floyd’s Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation program, has received his designation as a Certified Orthopedic Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association (ATPA). The certification process allows the ATPA to recognize physical therapists who provide the highest possible level of care.
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Roman Matthew Smith is trying to turn Rome upside down with his new business, Knockerball, which are large plastic bubble-like balls that people harness themselves into, then try to knock opponents off their feet.
Rome’s R.H. Ledbetter Properties and the Cherokee Main Street Partnership III LLC are gradually filling out its new Main Street Marketplace development in Cartersville, which will be situated – of course – along Main Street. More specifically, it will be across from the existing Main Street Shopping Center which houses Publix and Target.
For those who have given consideration to operating their own food truck, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome, working with the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, will host the Street Food 101 training program at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce in Cartersville on Aug. 12.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate for May was 5.3 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in April. The rate in May 2015 was 6.8 percent.
APEX Direct Care, 506 Riverside Parkway, is now offering healthcare education opportunities to its patients through new PatientPoint massive digital touch screens in its Rome clinic. Patients can access information on any of a number of topics while waiting to see Dr. Michael Jackson.
Veteran campers who frequent Georgia State Parks generally know what its like to try to arrive at a campground early on a given weekend, or at the beginning of a wheeling vacation to get that perfect campsite. Beginning this August, four of Georgia’s State Parks, including James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park near Summerville, will allow visitors to reserve their favorite campsite in advance.
This week’s edition of Roman Record features the monthly recap of sales tax collections for Floyd County, the city of Rome and the city of Cave Spring. The sales tax collections are considered to be a barometer of consumer confidence since they are a direct reflection on local spending.
Outdoor recreation has become a major industry in the state of Georgia. Visits to state parks and historic sites had a $610.2 million impact on the economy in fiscal year 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Floyd County's unemployment initial claims dropped by over 24 percent in May when compared to April 2016. Floyd County had 325 unemployment initial claims in May 2016 compared to 372 initial claims in April 2016. The number of people who applied for first-time unemployment claims also dropped by 12.6 percent from 431 claims.
Courtesy Ford Lincoln of Rome, 101 Highway 411 East in Rome, will get a major facelift in coming months. The Rome Floyd Building Inspection office is currently reviewing plans for the major upgrade of the showroom.
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual Kids Fishing Day this Saturday, June 18, in Rolater Park in Cave Spring. The event is traditionally held the Saturday before Father’s Day.
What is the purpose of your organization? The mission of WIN is: “To educate and empower women about total wellness through information and interaction.” WIN activities have been determined and implemented through a volunteer board of directors, composed of a cross-section of women. We have addressed many issues to provide gender-specific information, and focused on action and available resources. Examples: Midlife Momentum, Osteoporosis Screening and Education, Spring Training Health Fairs, and now an upcoming workshop on end-of-life issues. Our purpose is to prepare individuals for life events and milestones by arming them with information and a choice of action plans, as well as necessary resources.
David and Suzanne Clonts, owners of the building at 231 Broad St., have confirmed they are seeking a new tenant for the half of the building currently occupied by Abral’s Classy and Sassy Formal Wear. Abral Wilson’s lease runs through the end of July.
Former Clotheshorse women’s boutique owner Evelyn Sims has finally sold her building at 419 Broad St. to B&B Nolan Properties LLC. Brooke Nolan has operated Snazzy Rags boutique there for several years.
Rome restaurateur John Schroeder and his brother Charles Schroeder liked a good pig-in-a-blanket sandwich when they were kids. Now, their adult version of the sandwich, called a Charlie Dog, has been listed in the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s culinary guide to Georgia, “Georgia Eats.”