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Monday 09/29/2014
Shorter University welcomes former Chick-fil-A President and CEO Jimmy Collins
Posted: September 29, 2014

Jimmy Collins, former president and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A will speak at Shorter University on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. The event, hosted by adjunct instructor Rick Johnson’s Character Education class, will be held at the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business. It is free and open to the public.

Jimmy John's to open for lunch on Tuesday
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:26 am

Jimmy John’s, the gourmet sandwich shop known for delivering orders, is set to open today at 11 a.m. after weeks of speculation, according to employees. The restaurant is in the corner of Charles Hight Square near the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and North Fifth Avenue. It is expected to have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Assistant County Manager Noah Simon announces resignation
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:42 am

Outgoing Assistant County Manager Noah Simon has no plans to hang a picture of Floyd County or keep a bauble from his old job at his new digs in Lexington, Virginia.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Online banking is just a click away
Posted: September 28, 2014

Heritage First Bank has three physical branches in Rome.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Floyd County’s unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent in August
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 12:25 am

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for August was 8.5 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.6 percent.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
RFPRA: Busy fall schedule has a positive impact on local economy
Posted: September 24, 2014

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority organized and facilitated several tournaments and events this past weekend having a positive effect on the local economy.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Big Time Products getting bigger
Posted: September 23, 2014

Rome-based Big Time Products is growing again. The company is getting ready to start work on the addition of 5,000 square feet of office space to its corporate headquarters at 2 Wilbanks Road in Rome.

Rome Applebee’s planning expansion
Posted: September 23, 2014

The Rome-Floyd Building Inspection office is currently reviewing plans for an expansion of the Applebee’s restaurant, 826 Turner McCall Blvd.

Play Turf: Pioneering safer playgrounds
Posted: September 23, 2014

Matthew Avery and Cullen Elam have partnered to resurrect a modern day version of a business that Avery’s grandfather, Pat Avery, helped pioneer more than 50 years ago.

Small Business Snapshot: Paxton Chiropractic LLC
Posted: September 23, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Paxton, D.C., owner of Paxton Chiropractic LLC, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Monday 09/22/2014
GDOL to sponsor career expo in Bartow County on Oct. 2
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Job seekers in Cartersville and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to connect with businesses trying to fill current or future job openings during a career expo sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL). The expo will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 State Route 20, Cartersville.

GDOL: Georgia among nation’s leaders in job growth
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Georgia is ranked sixth nationally and third in the Southeast for top job growth. With the creation of over 79,300 new jobs in the past 12 months, Georgia represents a strong 2.0 percent annual growth rate, which is higher than the nation’s average of 1.8 percent.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Blue Ridge Oct. 10
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Career Center, 946 Appalachian Highway.

Hobby Lobby grand opening held this morning
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

Hobby Lobby held its grand opening this morning and has been open Thursday since a soft opening.

Sunday 09/21/2014
2 large timber deals in Monday’s Roman Record; Snapshot focuses on chiropractic practice
Posted: September 21, 2014

Two large timber deals were completed last week according to deeds filed in the Floyd County courthouse. Salmon Timberland sold a 493-acre tract off Floyd Springs Road to Circle W Ranch for $1.03 million while Hancock Timberland transferred a 197-acre parcel off Ervin Coker Road north of Ga. 140 to the Morris Law Firm LLC for $293,000.

Martin prepares to give up properties, says he'll lose 100 to preserve 300
Posted: September 21, 2014

Larry Martin, the largest individual private property owner in Floyd County, is going to be abandoning 99 tracts as part of a court-approved reorganization plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Cevian Design business booming: Young architects making a splash in Rome
Posted: September 21, 2014

You don’t have to drive far across Rome and Floyd County to see the impact Cevian Design Lab is having on the community. It hasn’t always been that way.

Friday 09/19/2014
Berry educator reappointed to Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 1:47 am

ROME, Ga. – A Berry College biology professor has been re-appointed to the position of Associate of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Heritage First Bank scores high on report
Posted: September 19, 2014

A new report ranks Rome’s Heritage First Bank 40th among the top banks in the state.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Hobby Lobby open, grand opening Sept. 22
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 11:12 am

Hobby Lobby opened at 9 a.m. Thursday for a soft opening. Its grand opening is scheduled for Monday.