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There was some good news this week for Northwest Georgia poultry farmers. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black revealed that China has once again opened its market to the industry in the United States.

A nurse with Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd Medical Center was recently honored for her care and compassion during a week where a family had to say farewell to two loved ones.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be in Rome next week to help kick off the planning process for a $1.25 million Choice Neighborhood Planning grant awarded to the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority.

After an absence of a little less than a year, a member of the Schroeder family is back at the helm of Schroeder’s New Deli, 406 Broad St. Caleigh Schroeder, daughter of Charles Schroeder, has returned to Rome as general manager of the restaurant and is excited about carrying on the family t…

The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank would like to welcome Rachel Harris as Vice President Deposit Operations. Ms. Harris’ primary responsibilities will consist of managing the bank’s deposit platform including mobile banking, internet banking, and wire transfers.

The Georgia Department of Labor is aiding the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice in it’s bid to attract new correctional officers with a job fair later this month.

Sweet P's at the Palladium, 69 Church St. SE, celebrated their new business hours with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. They will now be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Sunday.

Business leaders in Rome will once again have an opportunity for greater exposure to their peers at the annual Rome Floyd Chamber Business Expo, set for Thursday night and Friday at the Forum River Center.

Ballard Betz, a former consultant with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and commercial lender with Synovus Bank in Rome, has been named president of the Lewis Chemical Co. Zack Raiford, a former production executive with U.S. Biofuels in Rome has been named vice pr…

History is something that I have always been interested in and I’ve had a little trouble over the past week trying to put a label on a famous legend from merry ‘old England.

The West Rome community has been the focus of considerable attention in local politics recently. Much of that is because West Rome’s Ward Three on the Rome City Commission is being contested this fall.

West Express had been a fixture on North Broad Street for 17 years before moving to 2739 Martha Berry Highway this summer, one of the out-parcels in from of Mount Berry Mall. Leighann Cobb, who owns the store along with William Terry, says that the business has grown tremendously since the move.

It has been 17 months since the Hull Property Group submitted their request for a Tax Allocation District financial package to tear down 107,000 square-feet at the Sears’ end of Mount Berry Mall. Those plans have changed.

The Floyd County labor force grew by 214 in September, which is particularly good news when coupled with a 0.6% decrease in the overall unemployment rate for the month. It’s not unusual for a decline in the unemployment rate to be linked to a decline in the workforce, but in September, the n…

Economic development has been a front of the mind issues in Rome since a joint task force of local leaders started meeting almost two years ago to see if changes were needed to the way Rome goes about bringing new jobs to the community.

The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a new 18-hole frisbee golf course at the Shag Williams Park around the old Scout hut in Shannon.

The past year has been a challenge for leaders of the Downtown Development Authority with parking and smoking ordinances generating more than their share of controversy. Authority board member David Prusakowski summed it up at a planning retreat Thursday by telling the DDA staff and board th…

The Spires at Berry College, a continuing care retirement community being developed adjacent to Eagle Lake, is on schedule with the first residents expected to move in sometime around June of 2020.

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