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Traffic may be an issue near new Autozone, Hardee's locations on Turner McCall

As construction of the new AutoZone and Hardee’s nears completion, it’s unclear how much the big-rig delivery trucks will affect traffic flow around the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and East First Street.

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Monday 10/27/2014
GDOL: Georgia continues to rank among leading states for job creation
Posted: October 27, 2014

ATLANTA -- Georgia continues to rank sixth in the nation and third in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation. The state gained 80,000 non-seasonally-adjusted jobs between September 2013 and September 2014, for a growth rate of 2.0 percent. The comparable national job growth rate for the same period was also 2.0 percent.

Sunday 10/26/2014
Businesses concerned about high alcohol fees
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 1:08 am

A scheduled vote by the Rome City Commission to possibly increase alcohol license rates for 2015 has some business owners worried.

Lots of big deals listed in Monday Roman Record
Posted: October 26, 2014

Monday’s edition of the Roman Record has several large commercial real estate transactions reported from the past week.

Collection of online hotel booking tax not a windfall
Posted: October 26, 2014

It took the city of Rome and more than 200 other local governments in Georgia more than seven years to win a favorable ruling in a class action legal battle against web-based hotel booking companies.

Rome businessman wants to create Chow Town Park
Posted: October 26, 2014

Floyd County has mobile home and R.V. parks, so why not a food truck park? That’s what Floyd County businessman T.K. Hamilton and his wife Claudia Hamilton are proposing for property at 607 Shorter Ave.

Bullish on LakePoint: Sports-travel destination in Emerson has banner year, even before all amenities are in place
Posted: October 26, 2014

As the first year of operations at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson draws near to a close, owners of several venues are indicating that the facility exceeded expectations.

Friday 10/24/2014
Plywood facade removed from Harvest Moon special events building
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The plywood facade in front of  the Harvest Moon bar and special events building at 236 Broad St. has been removed. The building is used for a bar and special events facility as well as for overflow seating during peak periods at Harvest Moon next door.

Floyd County’s unemployment rate falls to 7.5 percent in September
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:24 am

The Georgia Department of Labor said 307 more Floyd County residents were working in September than in August. Coupled with a drop in the workforce of 132 residents, it decreased Floyd County’s unemployment rate to 7.5 percent in September from 8.4 percent in August.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Publix purchases entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 1:01 am

Publix has purchased the entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million from Madison Retail-Rome, LLC. The property is on Turner McCall Boulevard across from Floyd Medical Center.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center offers QuickBooks Basics seminar
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 3:53 pm

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present a seminar on “QuickBooks: Step-By-Step”. QuickBooks is one of the most popular small business accounting software programs that is very intuitive and easy to use once you gain a basic understanding of all its features and functional areas and how they relate to the processing of business related transactions.

Harbin Clinic earns national recognition for 'patient-centered care model'
Posted: October 23, 2014

Rome, GA – Harbin Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty healthcare group in Georgia, today announced that it has attained the highest level of certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its patient-centered approach to providing comprehensive healthcare. All of Harbin’s primary care practices – including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics – have been certified, and the Tony E. Warren Cancer Center has earned esteemed recognition as the first Patient-Centered Specialty Practice in Georgia.

Harbin employees to tour new 36,000-square-foot building
Posted: October 23, 2014

Harbin Clinic staff will get their first look inside their new building at 221 Technology Parkway today.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
LakePoint Sporting Community announces partnership with Atlantic Sun Conference
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:09 am

The LakePoint Sporting Community in Bartow County will partner with the Macon-based Atlantic Sun Conference to have a shot at hosting conference championships in lacrosse, baseball and sand volleyball.

Times-Journal Inc. offers purchase of News Publishing Co.’s papers; deal would have to be approved by bankruptcy judge
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:54 am

Marietta-based Times-Journal Inc. has offered to purchase the Rome News-Tribune and News Publishing Co.’s weekly products if the proposal is approved by a bankruptcy judge.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Sienna & Bellini to open new store in Mount Berry Square Mall
Posted: October 21, 2014

Sienna & Bellini, a relatively new retailer, will be opening a new store in Mount Berry Square Mall the first week in November. The target date is Nov. 3.

Bekaert gets additional financing for plant upgrade
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:00 am

The Bekaert Corp. is increasing its reinvestment to $29 million from $25 million at its Rome plant, 301 Darlington Drive.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Sales tax data to be featured in Roman Record
Posted: October 19, 2014

Monday’s edition of the Roman Record will feature an update on local sales tax revenues.

West Rome Walmart to open a health clinic
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 9:21 am

Walmart, the nation’s leading retailer, expanded into groceries when it developed the superstore concept years ago. Now, Walmart is expanding in Rome with its Care Clinic — a primary healthcare clinic that is part of a nationwide pilot program.

Coupons for juice, hot dogs in today's paper
Posted: October 19, 2014

Coupons in today’s Rome News-Tribune are valued at $54 and the total so far this year is $9,738.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Logistics firm adding up to 75 employees
Posted: October 18, 2014

Rome-based Scott Logistics Corp., is experiencing a major growth spurt and plans to add another 75 jobs, at least 50 of the positions in Rome and 25 in offices across the country.