Sears may be in the process of leaving Mount Berry Mall but the presence of JC Penney appears to be solid. The building permits section of Monday’s Roman Record indicates that Penney received a permit for renovations at the store valued at $200,000. The permits section also indicates that Redmond Regional Medical Center picked up a permit for renovations that are valued at $142,000.
It’s been nine years since Cabela’s bailed out of a planned megastore off I-75 in Adairsville. Now, property owner Jimmy Doyle is seeking to rezone two large parcels across the 420-plus acre site with an eye on major new development.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau released their 2015 Annual Report on Tourism and the statistics are strong for Floyd County. The report shows an upward trend with an increase of more than 37.81% in tourism spending throughout the county since 2005.
The Floyd County civilian labor force jumped by 335 residents from November to December, but the number of Floyd residents with jobs only increased by 54. That translated into a jump in the unemployment rate of a tenth of a percent, to 5.9 percent.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's busy seaports are beginning to see business slow down after a record-smashing 2015 in which shipments of containerized cargo through Savannah jumped a whopping 11.7 percent, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
History buffs in Rome will want to mark their calendars for Feb. 4 when David Hally, a renowned archaeologist involved in two significant excavations of a site in western Floyd County, will speak to the Watters District Council for Historical Preservation at the Scout Cabin in Shannon. The cabin is part of Shag Williams Park at 40 Minshew Road NE, Rome.
U.S. Forest Service biologists are asking for help with the collection of road-kill deer that are needed for a cooperative study of Golden eagle activity in the Northwest Georgia Mountains in January and February.
SAI Digital announces the return of Sean Brewer as software engineer. Brewer rejoins a growing development team responsible for the complete life cycle of new and established software products for healthcare and manufacturing.
Rome’s Makervillage, in the old Cherokee Masonic building on Broad Street, will deliver 3D printed lampshades through a unique partnership with Elm Street Elementary and the Berry College Creative Technologies program.
The largest real-estate deal listed in Monday’s Roman Record involved the sale of a home on Mountain Chase Road for $256,000. Three other residential rural estate deals valued at more than $130,000 are also listed in the real estate transfers section.
Floyd County's unemployment initial claims jumped by over 150 percent in December when compared with November's numbers but dropped by 12 percent when compared with December 2014, according to a Georgia Department of Labor report released this morning.
Angie Lewis, president and CEO of the Synovus northwest Georgia Division, announces Bethany Gordon has been promoted to commercial support manager. Lewis said, “We are delighted to recognize Bethany’s expertise and dedication to our company, and I am confident she will do an outstanding job with her new responsibilities.”
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, overseer of public housing programs in Rome and Rockmart, has received a grant of $87,386 to help public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents find jobs and improve their education.
James Clark, an Acworth businessman who has Subway franchises on Martha Berry Highway in Rome, in Adairsville and Cartersville, has opened a new full-service Subway inside the Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Mohawk Industries, one of the world’s largest flooring manufacturers, has recognized employees at its Rome, Summerville and Lyerly plants for 25 years of service to the company at the Mohawk Silver Circle banquet in Summerville.
ATLANTA (AP) — A collection of businesses in Cobb County's commercial hub has agreed to provide $5 million in funding for the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 285 that would connect the Cobb Galleria with the Atlanta Braves' new stadium.
Local media outlets report that the Cumberland Community Improvement District board on Thursday approved the funding by a 5-2 vote to provide the county with $2.5 million in both 2018 and 2019 to spend on the bridge's construction.
Tad Leithead, chair of the board, says he hopes the contribution will accelerate the timeline of the bridge project in order for the bridge to be completed before SunTrust Park opens in April 2017.
County Chairman Tim Lee announced in September that the bridge project would be delayed and unlikely to be open at that time.
Avatron Chairman and CEO Dave Garrett III said the attraction slated for a parcel between Ga. 293 and Paga Mine in Emerson (map) is the first new major theme park to be built in the U.S. in more than two decades.
Economic development efforts are all about bringing more jobs to Rome and Floyd County. Georgia Department of Labor figures since the turn of the century show significant fluctuations in the local workforce.