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CAVE SPRING — City officials are hoping Cave Spring can become a hub for outdoor adventure activity in the region. Leaders of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority believe a byproduct of becoming a center for recreational activity will be an economic shot-in-the-arm.

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Financial Representative Norman Barden, Director of Operations and Finance for the Rome office of 21st Century Financial, Inc., recently received the 2016 Emerging Advisor of the Year Award - Bronze Level.

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Agriculture has long been a backbone of the American economy.  This week, Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension Service Director in Floyd County is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week as they enjoy their meals or ride by farms up a…

Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. announces the addition of Jonathan W. Harris as a Realtor. A native of Rome and a 1999 graduate of Darlington School, Harris attended Athens Technical College before returning to Rome to start a residential contracting business in 2002.

  • Georgia Department of Labor press release
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The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in January was 6.5 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in December. In January 2016, the rate was 6.2 percent.

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Roman Record is always on the lookout for local small businesses, nonprofit organizations and social clubs to feature each Monday in print and online. To be placed on our schedule, just click on the appropriate form below to download, print and complete, then send it to us either by email at…

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For Romans who love their flowers and veggies, and love to play in the dirt, it’s almost time for the annual Chieftains Museum Herb and Plant Sale – April 8-9 – at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

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Alfa Insurance Agent Mark Swanson of Rome was recently honored with the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award for Georgia during the company’s annual awards ceremony. He also received the Distinguished Service Award - Bronze Level.

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This month marks the 10th anniversary of Dogwood Books, a feat bookseller Kenneth Studdard attributes to an expansive inventory with a unique twist — a specialization in offering works by local authors along with an assortment of used books and children’s books.

  • Georgia Department of Labor reports
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Floyd County's unemployment initial claims were up by 159 percent in January when compared with December 2016 but down when compared with January 2016, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

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One of Georgia’s giants in the field of archaeology, Pat Garrow, now a resident of Tennessee, will address the Northwest Georgia Archeological Society Thursday, March 9 at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville.

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The two-story River­bend Medical Center, 15 Riverbend Drive, has been sold for more than twice the value listed on Floyd County property tax records. Flagship Riverbend Rome LLC, a North-Carolina based firm, paid $13,850,000 for the building and just over 4 acres of property.

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Harbin Clinic unveiled plans for a new medical office building in Adairs­ville on Thursday morning, with Dr. Robert Sullivan, a family medicine physician, telling Adairs­ville business leaders the facility will be constructed on the west side of U.S. 41 just north of the intersection of U.S.…

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The old Ed Wallace service station (now Cotton Patch Antiques), the Vicki’s Beauty Shop building and an adjoining laundromat building in Cave Spring have been sold at auction to Terry Caldwell, owner of the Joe Hill Lawnmower business in Cave Spring.

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Co-owners of Golden Errands LLC, John Adams and Latisha Stanley, are answering the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

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Despite improvements, Floyd County’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession in three of four key sectors — only the median price growth rate for housing has come back to prerecession levels — according to a new report from the National Association of Counties.

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