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Lavender Mountain Hardware and Garden Store Manager LaDrake Holley and Garden Center Manager Rebecca Petracca hold up seedlings. The store on Martha Berry Highway will be giving away Sawtooth Oak and Dogwood seedlings Friday through Sunday in honor of Arbor Day. All trees will be 20 percent …

Monthly member meetings will be a new initiative for the Rome Floyd Chamber in 2019 and the first session is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Chamber office building downtown.

Shaw Industries, the largest employer in Bartow County, is growing again. Three years after opening the huge Plant T1 in Adairsville, earthwork is underway for a 500,000-square-foot addition to the plant.

Rome-Floyd Planning Commission members signed off Thursday on Hoyt Hill, an estimated $3.6 million complex of eight upscale townhouses behind City Hall.

 “Innovative” and “outstanding” is how the Southeast Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development described efforts to provide affordable housing in Northwest Georgia.

What is the purpose of your organization/club? Cancer Navigators is a community-based nonprofit organization established in 2006 to serve as a complement to the medical expertise of cancer care providers by guiding those affected by cancer toward a better understanding of diagnosis and care …

A slew of youngsters from Rome and Floyd County performed well at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement competition held at Georgia Highland College.

Who would have thought that a two-hour wait for dinner at the popular Linde Marie’s in Cave Spring might lead to a significant new business prospect for the city?

Georgia Power submitted a new Integrated Resource Plan to the Georgia Public Service Commission Thursday which calls for the decertification of Plant Hammond west of Rome. The utility has seen the end of Hammond coming for several years and the staff at the plant has dwindled down to just 40.

River City Bank has announced today that Roger F. Smith will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Feb. 28.

Sharon Baker and the Women's Information Network will be hosting a special Social Health workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus in Rome.

The Floyd Medical Center is undertaking projects at the Cherokee Medical Center in Centre which are expected to greatly enhance the quality of care at the hospital in Alabama. Upgrades to the Emergency Room and ER waiting room are in the works along with upgrades to imaging services.

Downtown Rome restaurant pioneer John Schroeder may have retired from day-to-day duties at Schroeder’s New Deli, 406 Broad St., but he won’t be a stranger to staff and customers in the future.

Rome Floyd Chamber Membership Director Jeanne Krueger has been named as Interim Director. Krueger will officially assume her responsibilities from Al Hodge at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Jan. 24. Hodge, who had announced last fall that he would retire in April, has decided to step away from t…

If getting in better shape, or simply taking better advantage of nature's bounty across Georgia, is a part of your plans for 2019, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is presenting a series of "Club Challenges."

Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $470,031.05 to Floyd County’s Tax Commissioner Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2018 ad valorem tax payment in Floyd County to $3,221,010.98 for the organization’s 75 percent ownership in the Rocky Mountain Pumped-storage Hydroelectric Plant.

The planning process toward a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic flights led by John H. Towers, the Rome native who is regarded the father of Naval Aviation, in May of 1919 is underway in New York.

Redmond Urgent Care, in affiliation with Redmond Regional Medical Center, celebrated the ribbon cutting and community open house on Thursday at their first location in Rome, 601 Shorter Ave. Redmond Urgent Care in West Rome is now officially open to see patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on week…

 As Rome flips the calendar from December 2018 into the New Year, business leaders are able to reflect on the completion of a long-awaited hotel project and look forward to completion of another decade-old mixed-use project downtown. A new hotel and mixed-use residential retail project are j…

The annual Polar Bear Paddle, held in early January each year from Dixon Landing on the Etowah River to Heritage Park in downtown Rome, is in limbo this year.

To recognize Black History Month, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will co-sponsor a workshop to help locals trace their African American roots at the Rome-Floyd County Library from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2nd.

The city of Rome bailed out of an arrangement with retail recruitment consultants NextSite 360 last week, with City Manager Sammy Rich explaining that the $15,000 fee could better be reinvested in some other aspect of economic development.

International Paper is once again planning a major re-investment in its Coosa linerboard mill, to the tune of up to $150 million. An inducement resolution for the project was approved by the Rome Floyd County Development Authority Tuesday.

The Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Caroline Aultman to the organization. Aultman will lead Blue Ridge AHEC’s Northwest Georgia region efforts to increase access to healthcare for rural and underserved populat…

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis produced prototype county-by-county gross domestic product numbers last week which showed that Floyd County emerged from the recession slowly during the period of time covering 2012 through 2015. The output of local goods and services increased from $3.24…

The Rome Community Development office and city administration are honing plans for a new Citizen Ambassador Program. The project will involve a series of workshops spread out over an eight month period of time, designed to give potential leaders a more thorough understanding of how the city …

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