A deal that impacts approximately 110 acres of property at the former Florida Tile plant in Shannon was signed Tuesday, but to a causal observer not much will change.

Plans for the Rome Area History Museum were detailed Wednesday for the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism board during a meeting in the museum’s special events space.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.

Barbie probably provided the best clue to Brittany Pledger’s family what her calling would be. Or rather, Pledger’s dislike of Barbie.

Several times in the last couple of weeks we have reported on the effort to “rebrand” the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority. It really raises the greater issue of branding Rome altogether.

Broad Street will have another vacancy before the week is over. Casie Autry, owner of Craze, 231A Broad St., said the business will be shut down as soon as its inventory is liquidated.

River City Bank is proud to announce the addition of Shane Walley as Vice President, Relationship Manager. In his role as a Relationship Manager, Shane’s focus will be on lending in the small business, consumer and residential sectors, including residential construction. He joins River City …

A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.

Rome’s Pier 1 Imports location, in Riverbend Center off Turner McCall Boulevard, will be one of hundreds of similar stores closing nationwide.

Rome’s tight housing market will be the focus of a major summit led by local economic developers next month. This past Thursday, the Rome Rotary Club sought a greater understanding of the local market and brought in a panel of experts to talk about the issues that impact housing.

The Georgia Department of Labor and Vista Metals in Adairsville will co-host host job fair Jan. 16 at the Rome career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.

Another Broad Street building, housing Bistro 208, has been listed for sale soon after the closing on a lease-purchase agreement for the former Johnny’s New York Style Pizza location.

Stewart and Kelli Duncan are planning a grand opening on Jan. 15 for Revive Cycleworks in the basement of the Forrest Apartments building at 436 Broad St.

We’re five days into a new decade, a good time to review some of the top business stories of the past decade. This isn’t a ranked Top 10 list but a list of 10 of the biggest business-related events of the “teens.”

The Broad Street business district has been Georgia’s poster child for downtown development for the past decade and a half. As much as the area has grown and flourished, there’s room for more businesses and residents.

American Legion Post 5 Commander Eddie Hines has confirmed that the Legion facility on Shorter Avenue is under contract for a third time.

The Georgia Department of Labor is working with GCP Applied Technology to host a job fair Tuesday at the Rome Career Center on Riverside Parkway. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.

Piedmont Healthcare and its 11 hospitals are leaving the Georgia Hospital Association, a major blow to the finances and prestige of the health industry group.

Greater Community Bank announces today that Carolyn McFry has been named Director of Human Resources/Training Partner, providing oversight of the company’s greatest asset — its people.

When State Mutual Stadium opened in April of 2003, a lot of Romans felt like the properties adjacent to the stadium would fill in pretty quickly. It’s been years since Eddie Hasko moved his Bella Roma Restaurant to Braves Boulevard — but new development is starting to fall into place.

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