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Thursday 04/17/2014
Historic Preservation Commission gives green light to several downtown projects
Posted: April 17, 2014

The 200-block of Broad Street will have a decidedly new look by this fall.

Floyd County unemployment initial claims down in March, approximately 800 jobs lost over the past year
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 5:37 am

First-time claims for unemployment assistance from the state declined in Rome from February to March.

Profile Extrusion is now Profile Custom Extrusions: Rome firm gets new ownership group
Posted: April 17, 2014

Dallas, Texas-based Highlander Partners, L.P., has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. in Rome.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Highlander Partners acquires the Georgia extrusion operations of Profile Extrusion Company
Posted: April 16, 2014

Rome, GA – April 15, 2014 – Highlander Partners, L.P., today announced it has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Company located in Rome, Georgia. The operations will continue to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions, LLC with the current management team continuing to lead the business.

Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry
Posted: April 16, 2014

ATLANTA -- Georgia's 225-percent increase in jobs related to the solar-energy industry is the highest in the nation as it plays catch-up to other states.

House O' Dreams at Berry College to host Easter Service
Posted: April 16, 2014

ROME, Ga. --  The House O’ Dreams at Berry College will host Easter Sunday service at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

US factory output extended solid gains in March
Posted: April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.

Etowah Landing welcomes Chris Loga, LNHA as new administrator
Posted: April 16, 2014

Etowah Landing, a 100-bed Genesis HealthCareSM Skilled Nursing Facility, is proud to welcome Chris Loga, LNHA as its new Administrator.

Rome Rotary Club gets update on Courtyard by Marriott on W. Third St. hotel
Posted: April 16, 2014

Serious foundation work on a hotel on West Third Street should be getting underway within a month, J.P. Singh, vice president and chief development officer for Duke Hospitality, told members of the Seven Hills Rotary Club on Tuesday.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Lowe's using hydrogen-powered lift trucks at Georgia distribution center
Posted: April 15, 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. reported that it's begun using hydrogen-powered lift trucks at the company's recently opened regional distribution center in Rome, Ga.

New — larger — Community Kitchen taking shape
Posted: April 15, 2014

The new, bigger building for Rome Community Kitchen is nearing completion, and excitement is growing.

Terminus Wake Park at LakePoint Sporting Community to open in May
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Officials at the Terminus Wake Park, part of the LakePoint Sporting Community in Bartow County, are preparing for a grand opening celebration May 3.

Coke aims for cool with new 146-flavor dispenser
Posted: April 15, 2014

ATLANTA — One machine can't fix all that's wrong with the soft drink industry. But Coca-Cola's Freestyle machine — which can dispense 146 different flavors — is giving Coke the one thing it needs most of all: buzz.

Monday 04/14/2014
Berry College student’s business ‘ties’
Posted: April 14, 2014

ROME, Ga. – Berry College senior Sydney Hulebak has earned $4,000 for her new business venture, Lion’s Thread, thanks to the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Business and Employer Summit to be held in Cartersville on May 7
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 2:37 pm

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and employer committees from the northwest Georgia area will co-sponsor a Business and Employer Summit Wednesday, May 7, in Cartersville. The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Bartow-Cartersville Chamber of Commerce, 122 W. Main Street.

LakePoint changes its logo
Posted: April 14, 2014

EMERSON, Ga. (April 14, 2014) – LakePoint Sporting Community, the premier sports vacation destination, has unveiled a new brand identity, symbolized by the introduction of a new logo and website. The crisp, contemporary LakePoint logo was chosen by the consumers that will be utilizing the development. More than 130,000 surveys were sent to youth athletes and their families asking for feedback on several logo options. The final selection was determined after receiving overwhelming responses from those surveyed.

Sunday 04/13/2014
Japanese consul general visits Rome to tour the community, meet with representatives from local Japanese-owned industries
Posted: April 13, 2014

The future is bright for additional economic ties between Japan and the United States, according to the new Japanese Consul General for the Southeast, Kazuo Sunaga.

Saturday 04/12/2014
Land near Chieftains in limbo in the wake of dissolution
Posted: April 12, 2014

The status of a little more than six acres of land between Chieftains Museum and Fuddruckers seems to be in limbo following a decision by the Chieftains Museum Inc. board of directors to dissolve the corporation.

Heartbleed could harm a variety of computer systems
Posted: April 12, 2014

A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.

Hana’s Bakery looking to re-establish itself amid tough times
Updated: April 13, 2014 - 1:45 am

Just when she thought the world was crumbling around her, Rome baker Hana Roberson learned that there are still a lot of good people willing to lend her a hand.