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Plywood facade removed from Harvest Moon special events building

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.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
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.

Funeral home to be sold via auction
Posted: October 18, 2014

The Miller & Richard Funeral Home Heritage Chapel building, 1148 North Broad Street, will be sold using an Internet auction conducted by Dempsey Auction Company of Rome.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Floyd County adds 400 jobs as Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 7.9 percent in September
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Floyd County added 400 jobs over the past year according to Georgia Department of Labor reports released this morning. From the period of time from September 2013 to September 2014 Floyd County's job force increased to 39,100 from 38,700 jobs.

Consumers reap benefit of falling gas prices
Posted: October 16, 2014

The drop in fuel prices across Northwest Georgia in the last couple of weeks has offered a welcome break for motorists.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Taco Bell coming to Armuchee; no opening date set
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 2:03 am

Foundation visible for new Taco Bell.

Shorter University welcomes former Chick-fil-A President and CEO Jimmy Collins
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 3:55 pm

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.

Sprint dealer building nearing completion
Posted: October 15, 2014

The new home for a Sprint celllular service dealership is nearing completion on Turner McCall Blvd. near the Fifth Avenue intersection.

Abral's Classy and Sassy opens on Broad Street
Posted: October 15, 2014

Abral's Classy and Sassy, 231 Broad Street, a building owned by David Clonts, opened in its new downtown location Tuesday. The shop, owned by Abral Wilson sells prom and formal dresses. It was previously located at 400 Shorter Avenue in west Rome.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Small Business Snapshot: The Sweet Bar
Posted: October 14, 2014

Lee Bagley and Dixie Bagley, owners of The Sweet Bar, answer questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Floyd County Farm Bureau member receives district award
Posted: October 14, 2014

MACON, Ga. – Floyd County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 1st member programs. Leigh Rush is the FCFB president. FCFB member Iris Peeler received the GFB 1st Agriculture Award, which recognizes young farmers who earn the majority of their income from something other than production agriculture.

Monday 10/13/2014
Rome City Commission to rule on developer's request for more time to close on West Third property
Posted: October 13, 2014

The full Rome City Commission will have a chance tonight to weigh in on a request from a local firm to extend its option to buy a city-owned parcel on West Third Street.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Iconic Fosters Mill store sold, to re-open soon
Posted: October 12, 2014

Real estate transactions reported in Monday’s Roman Records include details about a deal involving one of the oldest stores in Rome, Fosters Mill Store, which has been sold by Ken and Jody Jones.