Community leaders in Rome and Floyd County have been putting a great deal of emphasis on getting the word out to anyone who will listen about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.
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.
Harvest Moon Cafe on Broad Street declared “Prohibition is OVER!” on its Facebook page Friday as it invited customers to come by Sunday for a crafted bloody mary or bottomless mimosas during its Sunday Brunch “as early as 11 a.m.!”
Two Old Tigers — Jeff Brooks and Brian Dulaney — are moving forward with plans to develop the Berry Crossing shopping center at 1905 Martha Berry Highway, between Redmond Road and Veterans Memorial Highway.
Paul Trail, head brewer at the Freight and Rail Brewing Co. taking shape in Downtown Calhoun, said he first discovered the world of craft beer after moving from Gordon County to Montana and attending a beer festival.
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.
Plans for two new restaurants have been submitted for the East Bend Shopping Center site, which formerly housed a Kmart on Hicks Drive.
Retired Rome logistics executive Roger Manis confirmed Tuesday that he has a contract to purchase the Georgia Power office building at Broad Street and Turner McCall Boulevard.
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.
As part of the proposed merger between Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. and North Carolina-based Atrium, the county government would be able to step away from guaranteeing over $120 million in bonded debt.
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.
Paulding County’s Industrial Building Authority is buying land to develop a new business park near Ga. Hwy. 92 in Hiram as it works to complete a deal to sell a site to a tire maker in west Dallas.
A decade ago, Stacy Melton Brown never envisioned her Chicken Salad Chick business would become a huge franchise company.
The city of Adairsville is experiencing some growing pains, however City Manager Pam Madison is confident that the end result will be a much better community for residents, retailers and industry.
Bringing hope to those in public housing is the ultimate goal of a new EnVision Center opened Monday on the grounds of the Willingham Village housing community, a speaker said Monday.
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…
The Lewis Chemical Co. is in the process of being sold to its employees through an employee stock-ownership program.
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.
LakePoint Sports owners today unveiled plans for a multi-million-dollar hotel and celebrated the opening of an access road to land they said could lead to development of retail shops and more lodging.
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…
It now appears that the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is likely to construct 10 new units on Charlton Street at the entrance to Summerville Park in two different phases.
Physicians at the Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic are marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with the addition of new 3D mammography services at the clinic.
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.
Berry College students will have the opportunity to elevate their entrepreneurial skills with the hiring of a director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.
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…
New claims for unemployment compensation, a claim filed by someone who has not sought unemployment benefits in the preceding 12 months, jumped 52% in Rome from August to September.
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.
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Ball Corporation, a provider of aluminum packaging for beverages, personal care, and household products, will expand its operations in Rome. The company will build a new aluminum cups manufacturing plant, creating more than 180 new jobs and investi…
The lack of a building to show companies interested in moving to the area has caused several to cross Rome and Floyd County off their lists, according to Rome-Floyd County Development Authority President Missy Kendrick.