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The countdown has been on at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue in Rome with just five days remaining before the restaurant closes temporarily. The restaurant will close at the end of business Friday night June 22 for a major demolition and rebuild on the same site.

The Rome Kiwanis Club annual peach sale is underway through July 17. This marks the 11th year of the popular fundraiser for the club, which uses profits to support a variety of programs to benefit youth in Rome and Floyd County.

Rome and Floyd County are celebrating National Pollinators Month with several events coming up during the latter half of the month. Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful Director Mary Hardin Thornton said Rome was officially designated as a Bee City USA one year ago.

Community Outreach Manager at Cancer Navigators Scharla Battle has been named a Superstar of Service award winner by the City of Rome’s Tourism Board of Directors.

Stephens Music Company has settled into its new space in Central Plaza, 500 East Second Avenue in Rome. The company just moved from space in the Etowah Crossing shopping center off Hicks Drive in East Rome.

Floyd County's unemployment rate dropped to below four percent in April along with many other Georgia counties. Floyd County's unemployment rate in April was 3.8 percent down from 4.2 percent in March. The rate dropped over a full percentage point since April 2017 when it was at 4.9 percent.

Recognizing the need for developing leaders for Rome and Floyd County, the Rome Floyd Chamber established the Leadership Rome Program in 1983. The purpose of the program is to provide an understanding of what a leader is, to create an awareness of issues facing our community, and to discuss …

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Site preparation work is underway for what are likely to be the final 16 units in the Village at Maplewood in North Rome. Partners Jeff Brooks and Ed Watters thought their active-adult residential community might be a six- to eight-year project when they bought the land in 2002, but are glad…

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If Rome architect Mark Cochran was a country music fan, he'd be cueing up Willie Nelson's “On the Road Again.” Cochran has closed on the sale of his building at 202 Broad St. to local entrepreneur Andrew Heaner.

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Kevin and Casie Autry have filled a vacancy right next to her Craze Boutique, opening Mountains Ice Cream shop at 231 Broad Street. She said the name was a reference, of sorts, to customers getting mountains of ice cream.

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The CEO of the Southeast Chapter of the National Safety Council, Jody Jernigan, believes the opioid crisis that has been grabbing headlines across the nation should probably be referred to simply as the prescription pill epidemic, though opioids are certainly at the center of the problem. Ro…

Little River Canyon National Preserve and Jacksonville State University’s Field Schools will conduct a bioblitz Friday May 18- Sunday May 20 to better document the ecological diversity of the park.  The main event is Saturday, May 19. Visitors will use the free iNaturalist app to record and …

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Rome apparently will be getting a new Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen chicken franchise. Rome-Floyd Building Inspection Director Howard Gibson told members of the Rome Community Development committee the company plans to locate a new restaurant on a lot off Shorter Avenue at Lyons Drive near the …

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River recreational opportunities will experience the rise and fall of the Etowah River once again this summer. For the first time in five years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may be in full production of power from the Allatoona Dam, and that could have an impact on recreational use of th…

Leslie Hoyt Pearson, a Realtor with Toles, Temple and Wright Inc., has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Leslie joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals …

Police dog training exercises will be held at various locations around Rome this week as part of the annual certification requirements both the dogs and their handlers. The United States Police Canine Association event will take place Monday through Thursday with upwards of 60 dogs and their…

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Rome and Floyd County officials are banking on their joint Land Bank Authority to restore abandoned or dilapidated properties to useful purposes and get them back on revenue-producing property tax rolls.

ServiceMaster by Twins, a Rome-based provider of water, fire and mold damage restoration, has earned the prestigious Achiever Award, given to top performing franchisees in ServiceMaster Restore, one of the largest disaster restoration companies in the country.

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