Rome City and Floyd County officials took the first step Tuesday toward creating an economic development authority aimed at luring new businesses and industries.
The Broad Street business district has been recognized as a model for downtown redevelopment in Georgia over the last couple of decades. The DDA board of directors is determined to refine plans in 2019 for an expansion of the district across the Oostanaula River to what is being called the R…
Business partners Phillip Quarles and Chris Ganser are not looking for anything else to do during the holiday season. Quarles is a single dad with a background in the fast food industry, while Ganser is a U.S. Postal Service employee. The two have come together in the last year and a half to…
Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor made no bones about it last week. Interstate 75 has been the linchpin to the success of economic development across the county, from Emerson on the south end through Cartersville to Adairsville on the north end of the county. Taylor said that whil…
The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a job fair on behalf of a number of different employers in the Rome area Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard River walk, 320 West Third Street in Rome.
The Development Authority of Floyd County approved a pair of bond packages Wednesday totaling up to $135 million for The Spires at Berry College continuing care retirement community. Ground for the 170-unit community was broken earlier this month and the first units are slated to come onlin…
The annual Rome Floyd Chamber Business Expo is set for Nov. 1-2 at the Forum River Center. Close to 100 businesses are slated to take part in the expo, where for just the second year, merchants will actually be able to sell directly to the expo visitors.
Coosa Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bruce Day tells the Rome News-Tribune the first Hard Hats and High Heels Gala was both an artistic and financial success. The event was enough of a success that Day said the decision has already been made to hold another event next fall.
Both of the locations for Blue Sky Outfitters — with stores in both Rome and Cartersville — is in the process of being acquired by Elizabeth Watkins, one of the partners in the Spool of Dreams women's boutique at 103 West First Street.
One of the best aspects of the major changes in the federal tax code is the fact that accountants have had most of the year to help their clients plan of its implementation on Jan. 1, 2019. However, Rome CPA Kirk Jarrard told Rome business and community leaders Thursday that there are still …
Dr. Chris Robinson, MD, has joined Redmond Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center as the new supervising physician. Dr. Robinson is now accepting new patients.
The new "Ramblin' Rome" portable tourism bus debuted at the Rome Hot Air Balloon Festivals but was fully outfitted a week ago at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. The bus is a prime example of how personnel across a couple of city departments worked together to accomplish a common task.
A judge has instructed the state’s Environmental Protection Division should impose interim measures at Plant Hammond’s water intake to reduce the number of fish killed.
Gasoline prices in Georgia continue to rise at a time of year when the price at the pump typically trends down. Calvin Hosey of Kingston was pumping fuel into his truck at a station on North Broad Street as he said, "It's killing me, I'll be honest with you."
Anthony “Tony” Mannino has been named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank. “Tony brings an impressive eighteen years of financial and operational experience to our team,” said President and CEO David J. Lance.
The Myrtle Hill – Oak Hill Memorial Association is in the process of creating a new garden on Neely Hill in the shadow of Rome's iconic Clocktower. The garden will be dedicated in honor of historian Ann Culpepper and the time she has spent sharing her love of Rome’s history.
In his iconic "Annie's Song,” John Denver sings that the mountains in springtime fill up his senses. In Georgia, the mountains in the fall fill up the cash registers of parks and outdoor supply shops from Rome to Rabun County.
Rome's Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will bring Professor Margaret Bender to Rome for a lecture on the history of the Cherokee syllabary and language on October 25 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Berry College campus.
Redmond Regional Medical Center's parent corporation the Hospital Corporation of America announced late Wednesday they have signed a new agreement with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Georgia.
Growth in the production of goods and services by Rome and Floyd County business and industry slowed to 1.4 percent from 2016 to 2017. The annual Gross Domestic Product report indicates Rome companies pushed out $3.96 billion worth of product last year, up from $3.89 billion in 2016.
Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will conduct a business summit in Rome on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The event is another in a series of 12 being held throughout the state.
A partnership between Redmond Regional Medical Center and the SmartCare Medical Group is bringing two new urgent care facilities to Rome. Ground was broken Thursday night for the urgent care at 1810 Turner McCall Blvd. at East Ninth Street. The center at 609 Shorter Ave., at the Division Str…
Lawmakers met this week in Statesboro concerning the state’s certificate of need program and leaders of three hospital organizations said they would consider backing potential modifications to the current regulations.
Floyd Medical Center is further expanding its services into Alabama by adding a primary care office in Piedmont on Oct. 1, according to a Floyd Medical Center press release.
The SunTrust Bank building on Second Avenue in Rome has been quietly for sale for several years according to local real estate agents. It is now quite publicly up for sale at auction.
The Broad Street business renaissance of the past 20 years has been followed by a surge in residential usage that is getting close to maxing out the available space in spite of upscale rent and lease prices.
Haroon Bajwa, owner of Market on 2nd, 401 E. Second Ave., was beaming as proud as a new father Thursday. Bajwa had just gotten his certificate from the Georgia Lottery Corp. for selling a $325,000 grand prize scratch-off ticket last month.
Centre, Alabama, farmer Nick McMichen experimented with peanuts on approximately 160 acres of farm land in Cherokee County last year. It worked so well that he's expanded his peanut crop to a 250-acre tract in western Floyd County this summer. McMichen, and Floyd County Extension Agent Keith…
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The new Air Methods Air Life helicopter medical transport based at Redmond Regional Medical Center is partnered with Redmond for its space requirements and staffing, but not officially aligned with any hospital in the region.
The city of Adairsville has filed a Development of Regional Interest application for a 750,000 square foot warehouse for Stanton Industrial on a 48.5-acre tract inside the city limits of Adairsville.
She's back! Ana La Guardia, who has owned and operated several restaurants in Rome over the past 25 years, will be back in the kitchen at Score's Sports Bar and Grill, 1850 Redmond Circle, Suite 3000, beginning Thursday.
While McDonald’s has revealed plans to spend $170 million modernizing its restaurants in Georgia, Rome franchisee/owner Jim Aaron has revealed some of his plans for the East Rome McDonald's on Turner McCall Boulevard, which he recently purchased.
Southeastern Mills revealed plans for a 120,000 square- foot warehouse and distribution facility in the South Floyd Industrial Park. The Development Authority of Floyd County approved the sale of 15 acres to the company at $15,000 per acre and the company will have the right of first refusal…
Coosa Valley Credit Union marketing chief Robert Smyth is seeking to put "action" into the Small Business Action Council of the Rome Floyd Chamber. When Smyth took over as chairman of that committee, he made it his mission to ensure small business leaders across the community learned how to …
The new Northwest Georgia Veterinary Emergency Clinic, an after-hours emergency clinic, is slated to open Thursday at 5 p.m. The clinic is the result of a need experienced by local veterinarians who have pooled their resources to finance the new clinic.