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Cassandra Carter Wheeler, northwest regional director at Georgia Power, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s newest Board of Directors member by GNTC President Pete McDonald at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Anna Banks. After 13 years of dedicated service, Deputy Banks is being promoted to the rank of Corporal.

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Merchants across Rome and Floyd County, and the rest of the country for that matter, are awaiting action from the U.S Supreme Court, which heard arguments last week in a case that has been simmering for decades: Should companies that do business online be forced to collect sales taxes based …

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Rome-Floyd Chamber officials believe the community finds itself uniquely located at the junction where innovation and inspiration come together. Hence Confluence seemed to be the perfect name for a conference seeking to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship that is focused on ideas and develo…

The Coosa Diagnostic Center has just completed the installation of a new Open Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging device at its medical office complex at 16 Riverbend Drive.

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Beef, pork and soybeans — staples for farmers in Floyd and neighboring counties — are among the U.S. products China plans to impose tariffs on, in retaliation against American tariffs on Chinese high-tech goods.

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In a letter to Harbin Clinic Vitality Center members last week, Harbin Clinic President Kenna Stock revealed plans to close the Vitality Center at the end of June.

Kelly Boswell has been named Deposit Operations Manager joining Greater Community Bank in its twenty second year of operation. Her primary responsibilities consist of managing the bank’ deposit platform including mobile banking, internet banking, and wire transfers. In addition, she will be …

Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Renee’ Carleton will offer Romans information about the famous Berry College bald eagles Monday night at 6 p.m. at Oak Hill Museum. This program is the first in a series of programs that will accompany the Sanctuary at Berry Lecture Series with ph…

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If you had walked through the halls of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome for the past two weeks, you might have picked up a little German. The school has hosted a trio of German apprentice students as part of a partnership with the Herz Foundation that will send the students out…

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What is the appropriate minimum salary for a company to pay its employees before receiving significant incentives from local economic developers for putting a new industry in Rome or Floyd County? That’s an issue members of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority feel needs to be address…

Southeastern Mills, has promoted Peter W. Hjort Jr., chief operating officer, to president of the Rome-based company. Linda Owens, outgoing president, will remain as chairwoman of the company.  

People exit the Toys R Us location in Rome at Mount Berry Mall on Saturday as signs advertise going out of business sales. (John Bailey/RN-T)

Georgia Highlands College has appointed Melanie Largin as the new dean of Mathematics and Computer Science. Largin will oversee the Division of Mathematics, which includes areas of studies in mathematics, computer science, computer information systems and more.

The City of Rome and the Downtown Development Authority will conduct a public forum Wednesday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to talk about the proposed changes to the parking ordinance in downtown Rome.  The forum will be held in the Forum River Center’s Riverwalk Ballroom. 

Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Associate Broker Jackie Harrington. After being Associate Broker and Realtor at Harrington Realty & Associates for over 33 years, Jackie Harrington has joined Toles, Temple & Wright.

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The eyes of the country, actually, a bunch of countries, remain on Washington as Congress continues its debate over immigration policy. The ultimate resolution of the issue will not only impact the immigrants themselves, but the hundreds of companies that employ immigrants.

Daffodils, Bradford pear trees and the start of turkey and trout season have been the harbingers of spring in Georgia for many years. Since the state went to what amounts to a year-round trout program, a little of the luster of late March may have faded but many outdoor enthusiasts still loo…

Steve Protz with Toles, Temple and Wright Inc. has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National As-sociation of Realtors, specializing with a Military Relocation Professional Certification.

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