Demolition of the old McCall Hospital at 310 S. Broad St. had barely started Monday when it came to a halt. First, a hydraulic hose on an excavator broke; then the two-man crew had to make repairs to a front-end loader.
The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College has launched a new website, RomeTennisCenter.com, to provide the latest news on the developing facility and to showcase what visitors can expect to see when the center opens this summer.
Julius Shaw is stepping down as executive vice president of Home Center for Shaw Industries after 40 years of service. Shaw, who lives in Rome, will retire at the end of 2015 and be replaced by Bob Hardaway.
Weather-related delays have pushed the opening of the new 90-room Hampton Inn & Suites back to the end of the end of the year. “It looks like we’re on track for that,” said Sam Patel, of Shriji Hospitality in Chattanooga. “Now that we have the outside done the weather doesn’t really affect us. The weather has been really hard to work with this year.
The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority voted Tuesday to earmark $165,000 for two projects at industrial sites northeast of Rome. The money is left over from a 2010 bond issue that was used to pay off debt and buy property for the North Floyd Industrial Park.
Ten years and one month after purchasing property next to State Mutual Stadium, Doc Kibler and his Northwest Georgia LLC are moving to build apartments, offices and a small shopping center on the tract.
Parkmobile, LLC and City of Rome announce a holiday discount for customers who take advantage of Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution. Rome parking customers will be rewarded with one hour of free parking when using Parkmobile promo code: 1offRome. The offer is good for parking in the E. 1st Street parking lot and will run through the holiday season from Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 4.
Gas prices should slip lower this week after the price of oil hit its lowest settlement since August. Gasoline prices nationwide are averaging $2.17, after slipping 5 cents last week. Motorists are now saving an average of $11 for a full tank of gas.
Demolition of the old McCall Hospital building should get underway before the Thanksgiving holiday. Brian Wellen, vice president with Specialty Contracting said the company has been tied up with a project in Cleveland, Ohio, but now that the asbestos abatement in the old building has been completed, the contractor has received its formal notice of approval to begin demolition.
Businessman Steve Sorrow Jr. has purchased the old Calmor Inc. manufacturing business at the corner and King and Main streets in Adairsville. Sorrow is planning to use the almost 41,000 square feet of space as a warehouse and distribution center for his String Theory Rug and Textile business.
Ryan Earnest, President of Rome-based Heritage First Bank, announces Charles W. “Chuck” Thornton, Jr. has joined the bank and will serve as its chief financial officer. In his new role, Thornton will direct the financial functions of the Rome-based bank.
Chef Jason Danneman is bringing the Moon Shadow Market to Cave Spring in the old Creekside Restaurant property at 23 Cedartown St. Danneman said he hopes to have the new restaurant open around the first of the year, in part because he has to replace virtually all of the equipment in the restaurant.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby awarded Linda Corbin with the Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award, which is given to employees for demonstrating consistently high levels of performance while accomplishing normal job responsibilities as it relates to service for the past year.
Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell has been selected to join the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Membership into this organization is granted to leading orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
When news broke that the developers of Avatron Smart Park in southern Bartow County had inked a licensing agreement with the Hollywood production company Lionsgate, word of a “Hunger Games” theme park spread like wildfire.
Rome, Ga. — Shorter University staff member Joan Blackwelder has been tapped to serve as Executive Director of Shorter’s University Office of Advancement, overseeing the University’s fundraising efforts.
Renee Webb and Allison Watters are bringing a very unique women’s boutique to 206 E. Second St. later this month. The shop will be called Do Good, and feature items ranging from women’s clothing to accessories, jewelry and home goods.
Vicky Story is a full-time Realtor with Ayers Realty, LLC, representing buyers and sellers. She is a lifetime resident of Northwest Georgia, first in Bartow County, then moving to Floyd County in 2003 to be closer to her church, and has been a Roman ever since. She started her college education with Georgia Highlands and then transferred to Shorter University, finishing as an honor graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.