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Allen Stephens, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC, M.Div, has earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Augusta University. He has become a board certified adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Mike Littlejohn, owner of Ware Mechanical Inc., answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.”

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Homebuilders in Rome are enjoying a mini-construction boom. “I think it’s just the supply is low and the demand is high,” said Dan Childs, owner of K.C. Homes of Rome. Phillip Burkhalter, owner of Burkhalter Builders, anticipates starting two homes in his Kings­wood Estates subdivision off B…

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Floyd County employers had 1,000 more employees on their payroll in June than were working in June a year ago. The first of two monthly reports issued by the Georgia Department of Labor show that Floyd County-based companies had 41,400 people on their payroll in June. That was up from 40,400…

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Rome City Brewing Co. owners Trent Prault and Jay Shell got a green light Wednesday from the Rome Historic Preservation Commission for both front and rear facade changes at 331-333 Broad St. Shell said he hopes to have renovations to both buildings completed by the end of the year.

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The Dalton-based Beaulieu Group LLC, a major player in the floor covering market since 1978, has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Rome.

The Rev. James Sisson, owner of Bull Dawg Taxi, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

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Stephen Self’s Rhino Smokehouse is now open in the Armuchee Village shopping center, 3349 Martha Berry Highway.

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It’s been right at a year since Dave Sellers revealed plans to open a new restaurant on Broad Street. Sellers Gourmet Eatery, in the former Greener Burger/Krystal building, finally opened Thursday after major interior renovations to the property that was vacated by the Greener Burger in 2011.

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Georgia’s largest health insurer is requesting an average premium increase of 40 percent for individual coverage in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange next year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is the only health insurer scheduled to deliver a product in all 159 Georgia countie…

After 35 years of serving up steak biscuits and other classic Southern fare, Debbie White, owner of The Gravy Boat at 1413 Dean Ave., closed the restaurant this weekend. White posted on Facebook that her retirement was a difficult decision. "We thank you all for your patronage and support ov…

 Ricky Williams is no stranger to the Rome area. He played basketball for and graduated from Berry College. He returned to the area in 1996 as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Shorter University, and then returned to his alma mater as Director of Intramurals in 2007. In 2012, he establishe…

Stewart Bratcher, attorney and owner of The Bratcher Firm LLC, is the focus of today’s Small Business Snapshot.

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The annual Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home Low Country Boil has been set for Aug. 4. The event is the largest fund raiser of the year for the museum, which is operated by the Junior Service League of Rome.

Becky Woodard graduated from Thornwood School, attended University of Georgia and graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree. She worked at SunTrust Bank before obtaining her real estate license from Barney Fletcher Real Estate School in 1980, and has been in real estate …

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True to the mission that was laid out when the company was founded over two decades ago, Rome-based Scott Logistics is still all about offering the top transportation solutions in a way that is the most cost effective possible. But oh, how the freight management industry has changed over the…

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One of the oldest businesses on Broad Street closed its door for the final time Friday. Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop, owned by Joe Murray, closed as his lease ended June 30. Building owner Nathan Roberts of ArborHaven Investments said he notified Murray the lease would not be renewed back on Feb. 1…

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In a statement released Thursday, Craig Bell, a Georgia Power spokesman, advised Rome News-Tribune of the power utility’s plan to close its remaining 27 business offices in the state before year’s end, including the long-standing business office in Rome at 800 Broad St. The following is the …

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A new Mathis Builders Hardware store, nine years in the planning, is finally under construction on a hill behind the existing store at 22 Shorter Ave.

 Senior Rome-Floyd County Planning Officer Bryan King has been named business development liaison in response to months of talks about how to make it easier for new companies to start a business in Rome.

Technology developed by a retired Marine helicopter pilot from Rome is likely to be a game changer for law enforcement and military personnel in the future. Lance Maffett, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who flew Marine Cobra helicopters in Afghanistan, has developed a coupling de…

Mike Stover, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, has been named as a vice president of Greater Community Bank. “Banking is a very competitive business, and we compete every day to be our customer’s first choice,” said Stover. “I am honored to have established many wonderful relationsh…

Amanda DeWitt and Casey Gray are planning an open house Monday night for Ideal Meals, 874 Spider Webb Drive in North Rome.

The Japan-America Society of Georgia comes to Rome to tour Suzuki Manufacturing North America. Pictured are Yoshi Dimoto (from left), executive director of the Japan-America Society of Georgia; Takayoshi Kawahata, president of Suzuki Manufacturing North America; John Quinlivan, chairman of t…

A Berry College communication professor is one of six faculty members in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program.

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