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The new Northwest Georgia Veterinary Emergency Clinic, an after-hours emergency clinic, is slated to open Thursday at 5 p.m. The clinic is the result of a need experienced by local veterinarians who have pooled their resources to finance the new clinic.

Greater Community Bank Director of Retail Banking Kristy S. Brown has earned certification as an Adult Crime Tactics (ACT) Specialist through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. Credentials are awarded to ACT trained professionals who are mandated by state la…

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Tastes in the adult beverage industry seems to have shifted in recent years away from older, traditional brews and spirits to the more unique craft-style beverages created by small entrepreneurs. Rome businessman Billy Newby is the latest to cash in on the changing tastes by developing his o…

Blood Assurance is pleased to announce the naming of Ken Pence of First Bank Mortgage as the new chairman of the Rome Advisory Board. Introduced at yesterday’s quarterly meeting, Pence expressed his commitment and excitement to be an ambassador for Blood Assurance and help lead the advocacy …

Supplies of O negative blood, the so-called universal donor, are particularly low across North Georgia and Blood Assurance, which supplies blood products to both the Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center, has put out a call for help.

Maggie Schuyler has joined Georgia Highlands College (GHC) as its new director of admissions to work with future students and the community, as the GHC Admissions team launches new community events and a revamped campus tour program called Charger Tours.

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The old mill in Lindale has literally been a major piece of the fabric of the community for more than a century. It opened as Massachusetts Mills in 1896, an 80-foot by 500-foot cotton shed. It grew and grew and grew, changed names a couple of times before South Carolina-based Greenwood Mill…

The number of people working across Northwest Georgia hit an all-time high during the month of June, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Labor.  That's a good thing because the labor force is also growing which was in part responsible for the increase in the jobless r…

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Tom Medlock is ready to hang up his holster, figuratively speaking. Medlock, the owner of Tom’s Gun Shop for close to 52 years, is ready to retire and is hoping he can find a purchaser for his West Rome business as opposed to closing the shop.

Rome's Ideal Meals, 874 Spider Webb Drive, has a new refrigerated van and has made plans to schedule regional delivery of prepared meal, starting with Calhoun.

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Don't start looking for those fancy, high-tech, electronic parking kiosks on Broad Street in downtown Rome any time soon. The Downtown Development Authority made it very clear Thursday that it plans to slow-walk changes to the downtown parking program over the course of the coming months.

Steven Craig, a Floyd Home Care speech-language pathologist, was recently awarded LHC Group’s highest award for a therapist, 2017 National Speech Therapist of the Year. “It’s an honor,” remarked Craig, “made possible only by the amazing care and support provided by our nurses, therapists and…

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The imposition of billions of dollars worth of tariffs being imported into the U.S. is causing some uncertainty for foreign investors who are considering the location of new plants in the United States. Rome Floyd Chamber President Al Hodge told members of the Development Authority of Floyd …

The Floyd County Court Appointed Special Advocate staff will conduct volunteer training programs Saturday July 14 and July 21 from 9 to 3 p.m. Both of the training sessions will take place at the CASA offices in the Restoration Rome complex at 1400 Crane St.

Professional photographer Stephen Jones of studio331 photography in Rome was elected to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Council for 2018–2021. A non-profit, international association with more than 30,000 members, PPA is ultimately governed by its members through such council…

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Floyd County wage earners ranked fifth in the Northwest Georgia region in terms of their average weekly wage, at $846 a week for the fourth quarter of 2017; Whitfield County was number one at $931 and Gilmer County was at the bottom of the 15-county region at $589.

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Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists. Previously, the p…

More than twenty local churches are partnering with Covenant Kingdom Pastors in the Rome area to bring nationally renowned pastor, author and dynamic speaker Tony Evans, to Rome Friday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forum River Center downtown.

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The unemployment rate for both Rome and Floyd County dropped slightly to 3.6 percent in May and dropped by a percentage point when compared with the May 2017 rate.

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Georgia residents will have to pay sales tax on nearly all online purchases following a U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday in a South Dakota case.

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It didn't take long Thursday for word to get around that Aldi grocery store at 836 Turner McCall Boulevard, was open again. After a five-week shutdown for an expansion and remodel, the store is once again open and a formal grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Thursday at 8…

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