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2 large timber deals in Monday’s Roman Record; Snapshot focuses on chiropractic practice

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.

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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.

Floyd County unemployment initial claims drop drastically in August
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:20 am

Floyd County's unemployment initial claims dropped by slightly over 50 percent in August when compared with July and over 20 percent compared with August 2013.

Kroger to add employees in Rome, Cartersville
Posted: September 18, 2014

Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent employees in its Atlanta division, including 14 for the Rome store and 12 in Cartersville. The Atlanta division includes stores in Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Shorter University’s Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society names officers
Posted: September 17, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Six Shorter University students have recently been named as officers of the university’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Neaton Rome announces $8 million expansion, at least 50 new jobs
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:14 am

The rebound of the automotive industry is fueling yet another expansion of the Neaton Rome plant at 1635 Technology Parkway.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Rome's 2013 GDP ranked 362 of 381 metro areas across the country
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 3:37 am

Rome’s gross domestic product ranked 362 out of 381 metropolitan areas across the country for last year, but an economics professor says it’s not because the area is doing poorly — it’s because we’re one of the smallest metropolitan areas in the group.

Leadership Georgia class to visit Rome this week; Gov. Deal to speak to group Friday morning
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Dozens of Leadership Georgia participants will be visiting Rome from Thursday through Saturday.

Lydia Bezeau promoted to branch manager of Floyd branch of Atlanta Postal Credit Union
Posted: September 16, 2014

Atlanta Postal Credit Union announced the promotion of Lydia Bezeau to Branch Manager of APCU’s Floyd County Branch temporarily located at 101 Elliott Drive, Suite E, Rome, GA 30165.

GHC announces fifteen new faculty members
Posted: September 16, 2014

Fifteen new faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds joined Georgia Highlands College this semester.

Monday 09/15/2014
Small Business Snapshot: Etowah Insurance Group Inc.
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Harley Gambrell, owner of Etowah Insurance Group Inc., answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Sunday 09/14/2014
Real estate deals fill next Roman Record
Posted: September 14, 2014

The Rome City Schools picked up additional property off North Avenue in a deal with Vend-Rite, according to real estate transactions that will appear in Monday’s Roman Record.

East Rome Ace to become Elder’s Ace Hardware
Posted: September 14, 2014

Romans will notice a new sign at Ace Hardware on Turner McCall Boulevard today.

Merchants ponder later hours of operation on Broad Street
Posted: September 14, 2014

Drive down Broad Street on any given evening, particularly a Friday or Saturday, and it can be more than a little challenging to find a place to park near your favorite restaurant.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
Posted: September 13, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

Deal to visit in Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce next week
Posted: September 13, 2014

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Rome on Friday for a meet and greet with the public.

Friday 09/12/2014
Area Development magazine names Ga. top state for business
Posted: September 12, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Beer prices may rise because of crop damage
Posted: September 11, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — That rain on the plain that saturated Montana's malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.

Dean Daugherty retires after years of service to GHC
Posted: September 11, 2014

Donna Daugherty, a well-respected member of Georgia Highlands College, retired Sept.1. She will be remembered fondly for her remarkable career, meaningful contributions and dedicated leadership. Her service, which remained steady through many leadership transitions, was greatly appreciated and will be missed.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Cedartown Sept. 25
Posted: September 11, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) 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 Thursday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedartown Career Center, 262 North Park Blvd.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Roper not getting out of the kitchen — or LaFayette — any time soon
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 10:02 am

Following Monday’s announcement that Electrolux has offered $3.3 billion, in cash, to purchase GE’s appliance division, the fate of Roper, a wholly owned GE subsidiary, its LaFayette plant and employees is unknown.