Aldi will open its remodeled Rome area store on June 28, as part of the aggressive nationwide $1.6 billion investment plan Aldi announced last year.
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.
Shorter University is pleased to announce the selection of Karl Hatton to lead the university’s Enrollment Management Division. He will begin serving as Shorter’s Vice President for Enrollment Management on June 25.
Harold Campbell recounts the Watergate scandal, the end of the Vietnam War and the start of the Iranian hostage crisis as he thinks back on his early decision to become a journalist during his first few years at Georgia Highlands College over 40 years ago.
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.
A Rome High graduate has turned what could be the fantasy of many a child across the country, owning his own peanut butter factory, into a burgeoning business — in Vietnam.
LakePoint Land LLC has filed a bankruptcy petition in the federal courts where the first hearing is tentatively set for Wednesday June 13 at 1 p.m. in Atlanta.
Georgia Highlands College has appointed Jesse Bishop as the new dean for Planning, Assessment, Accreditation and Research (PAAR). He will oversee the office of PAAR, which provides services, guidance and facilitation in support of the college’s mission and pursuit of continuous improvement t…
Toles, Temple & Wright real estate agent Steve Protz was recently made the newest member of the Floyd County Sheriff Community Posse organization.
It was an ironic sign of the times when supporters of Alan’s Used Books, 407 Broad St., discovered on social media the brick and mortar bookstore was going out of business.
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.
While some projects have been a big hit — like the Rome Tennis Center — boosting mid-week convention activity to fill hotel rooms is one of the main goals of the convention and visitors bureau.
Two Rome restaurants are included in this year's 100 Plates Locals Love listing by the Georgia Division of Tourism. The Soul Rolls from Harvest Moon Cafe, 234 Broad Street, and seared scallops from Seasons, 208 Broad Street, each made the list this year.
Georgia Power will be doing some work behind the levee, located at 255 Frost Drive. The work is set to take place from Monday through Thursday for the next two weeks in an effort to remove an abandoned transmission line.
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.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is on a mission. The Atlanta-based business advocacy organization is seeking to make sure people all over the state know exactly what the chamber does for everyday Georgians.
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.
Trey and Julie Smith who turned a passion for cycling into a long-running business — Cycle Therapy — have decided to accept other professional opportunities and close their shop in the Central Plaza shopping center.
The Starbucks at Turner McCall Boulevard and Riverside Parkway will close at 2:30 p.m. today as local employees join thousands of others nationwide to undergo racial bias training.
On Friday, May 25, 2018, MSgt. Keith Thrash of Rome High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was selected as one of the 2018 Air Force JROTC (AF JROTC) Outstanding Instructors.
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 …
The Museum of Flight, based at the Richard B. Russell Airport, will offer Romans an opportunity for both civilian and military helicopter rides during a special open house on Saturday.
The operation of public housing programs across the United States has undergone a lot of changes in the past few years. The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority has been a leader in the development of public housing that cannot be considered traditional by any stretch of the imagination.
A Rome store has been named one of America's top 50 home accessory retailers in the country. Living & Giving Lifestyle at 401 Broad Street received the honor from Home Accents Today — a national specialty retail website.
Mark Harris of H and H Realty said he expects to break ground on the new Interstate Commerce Park off Cass-White Road in Bartow County sometime during the month of June.
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…
The Marshall Forest off Horseleg Creek Road in Rome is being added to the Old-Growth Forest Network, an alliance of more than 70 forests across 20 states.
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.
Harbin Clinic will mark the grand opening of its new Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville location with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House event on May 24 at 4:30 p.m., according to a press release.
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.
Rome and Floyd County leaders will examine some of the successes enjoyed by Chattanooga and Hamilton County during a two-day, one-night InterCity Leadership visit Wednesday and Thursday.
The Southeast Bear Creek Bash aerobatic competition is returning to Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in June. The event is free and open to the public June 7-9.
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 …
The Salvation Army of the Greater Rome area plans to open a new Family Store and Donation Center early this summer. The new Family Store and Donation Center will be located at 2511 Redmond Circle in the Gala Plaza, adjacent to the Sam’s Club and Walmart shopping center.
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 …
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 …
The City of Rome Offices of Downtown Development and Parking are proud to announce that parking staff member Jim Hinton was awarded Parking Staff Member of the Year at the annual Parking Association of Georgia Conference in Augusta.
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…
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.