ATLANTA -- Georgia set another record last month with an unemployment rate of 3.2%, down from 3.7% in December 2018, state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler reported Thursday.
Plans for the Rome Area History Museum were detailed Wednesday for the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism board during a meeting in the museum’s special events space.
ATLANTA -- Most state agency heads who appeared before legislative budget writers Tuesday vowed to do more with less to meet the spending-reduction targets Gov. Brian Kemp has set for them.
Local artisan Lindsay Mastro wiped a tear from the corner of his eye after he’d made a passionate plea Tuesday for the right to move his custom shield and coats-of-arms assembly work into a long-vacant industrial building in a quiet residential area of Cave Spring.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.
Floyd Medical Center has pledged $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance – $50,000 from the Floyd Healthcare Foundation – in an effort to stem tobacco use and the rising tide of vaping among youth in Northwest Georgia.
Several times in the last couple of weeks we have reported on the effort to “rebrand” the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority. It really raises the greater issue of branding Rome altogether.
As Rome and Floyd County celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, this week’s spotlight shines on several businesses, new and old, that are owned and operated by African American entrepreneurs.
Broad Street will have another vacancy before the week is over. Casie Autry, owner of Craze, 231A Broad St., said the business will be shut down as soon as its inventory is liquidated.
River City Bank is proud to announce the addition of Shane Walley as Vice President, Relationship Manager. In his role as a Relationship Manager, Shane’s focus will be on lending in the small business, consumer and residential sectors, including residential construction. He joins River City …
Since becoming president of Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, Missy Kendrick has been working on bringing more jobs and businesses to Floyd County.
TRION — Mount Vernon Mills announced Thursday that it will restructure some of its operations in Trion that will affect up to 100 employees.
A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.
The television and film industry has been a major economic contributor to Georgia since a tax credit for producers was introduced 16 years ago, a manager in the Georgia Film Commission said.
Greater Community Bank donated a $30,000 contribution to the Greater Community Fund, a donor advised fund established with the Community Foundation for Greater Rome.
People who bought a $5 giving card from Chicken Salad Chick on Martha Berry Boulevard during November and December were actually donating to the Rome-Floyd County Community Kitchen on Calhoun Avenue.
Rome’s tight housing market will be the focus of a major summit led by local economic developers next month. This past Thursday, the Rome Rotary Club sought a greater understanding of the local market and brought in a panel of experts to talk about the issues that impact housing.
A couple of properties in the 200 block of Broad Street are now under contract but don’t expect to see any major changes at either location.
Another Broad Street building, housing Bistro 208, has been listed for sale soon after the closing on a lease-purchase agreement for the former Johnny’s New York Style Pizza location.
For 41 years, local pharmacist Joe Money has been serving customers with the same company, and all in the Northwest Georgia area. But on Jan. 9 he will shutter the pharmacy doors and remove his white coat one last time before starting a new chapter in his life.
We’re five days into a new decade, a good time to review some of the top business stories of the past decade. This isn’t a ranked Top 10 list but a list of 10 of the biggest business-related events of the “teens.”
The Broad Street business district has been Georgia’s poster child for downtown development for the past decade and a half. As much as the area has grown and flourished, there’s room for more businesses and residents.
The Georgia Department of Labor is working with GCP Applied Technology to host a job fair Tuesday at the Rome Career Center on Riverside Parkway. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.
Piedmont Healthcare and its 11 hospitals are leaving the Georgia Hospital Association, a major blow to the finances and prestige of the health industry group.
Gretchen Corbin of Rome is among the 100 Most Influential Georgians, as named in the January 2020 issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
While some leaders in Rome have worried out loud about job creation, one of the facts of life in the local real estate market is that industrial or warehouse properties do not tend to stay on the market long.
Greater Community Bank announces today that Carolyn McFry has been named Director of Human Resources/Training Partner, providing oversight of the company’s greatest asset — its people.
After getting over the initial shock of being awakened by a loud crashing noise during a storm Monday morning, Hillary Sawyer and Ben Mitchell are counting their blessings.
When State Mutual Stadium opened in April of 2003, a lot of Romans felt like the properties adjacent to the stadium would fill in pretty quickly. It’s been years since Eddie Hasko moved his Bella Roma Restaurant to Braves Boulevard — but new development is starting to fall into place.
As we all prepare to flip the calendar (or swipe it on our phones) in just a couple of days, it dawned on me that we are leaving another decade. Where does time go?
The new East Bend shopping center at the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive in East Rome is expected to start rising from the recycled remnants of the old Kmart sometime in February.