With the lead responsibility for recruiting new industry to Floyd County being shifted to the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, the Rome Floyd Chamber is returning to its roots — being all about small business.

It’s been almost a year since the Georgia Department of Community Health rejected an application from Floyd Medical Center, Tanner Medical Center and Hamilton Medical Center to provide open heart surgery services. All three facilities filed appeals of the decision in July 2018 and it’s been …

Bartow County is one of 47 rural communities across the nation that will receive technical assistance for the development of long-term economic development efforts.

F&P Georgia in the Floyd County Industrial Park off US 27 south will host a charity 5K run and health walk on Saturday, June 15. Funds generated by the event will be directed to the assistance of an employees who’s wife is suffering from cervical cancer.

Homeowners in what is probably the strongest neighborhood association around Rome are starting to express their concerns over plans to develop a Sleep Inn at the corner of Charlton Street and Martha Berry Boulevard. Eric McDowell, president of the Summerville Park Neighborhood Association, s…

Mount Berry Mall officials have unveiled plans for a Rome Summer Showcase event, designed to highlight local food, business, health and recreational venues. The event will be held at the mall on Thursday, July 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Businesses can register to participate at

Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful Coordinator Emma Wells has convinced fellow city employees to participate in a couple of clean up events this week.

UGA Floyd County Extension office and and Master Gardener Extension volunteers will host a workshop on the creation of stepping stones for your garden Saturday, June 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum.

Farmers and ranchers can employ every “best practice” learned over decades in the business, or from any given workshop conducted by industry professionals, but when it comes right down to it, weather often has the final say as to their success any given year.

Spriggs Construction crews started the process of building the new Mount Berry Trail on the western flank of the Oostanaula River last week.

Dogged persistence on the part of a local auction sales team and some movement on the part of both the buyer and seller has resulted in a contract for the Masters Antiques building, 241 Broad Street.

Seven special needs students within the Floyd County Schools system wrapped up a one-year internship at Redmond Regional Medical Center this week, the culmination of one project, but just the beginning of what can be a long, productive life in the workforce.

West Rome Animal Clinic is happy to welcome Dr. Spencer Bragg to the team. Dr. Bragg will be joining West Rome’s efforts to provide gold-standard veterinary care to the Rome community. Our mission is to treat all pets with kindness, dignity and respect while providing “more good years togeth…

The unemployment rate in Floyd County dropped near an all time low at 3.2% in April — nearly reaching the all time rate low for the area of 3.1% set in November 2000.

Leadership at the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion have confirmed they are once again entertaining serious offers for the sale of their post property on Shorter Avenue.

Rome is enjoying a housing construction boom, with out-of-town developers acquiring several old subdivisions that had languished dormant for years and building them out. Rome-Floyd County Building Inspection Director Howard Gibson said the need for affordable housing and the availability of …

The Wings Over North Georgia air show at Russell Regional Airport Labor Day weekend will be the only stop in Georgia for the Viper and Heritage Flight teams during the entire 2019 season.

The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristy S. Brown to Vice President of Retail Banking.

Tax Allocation District financing packages have become one of Rome’s primary incentives to promote economic expansion. However, there seems to be a tad bit of misunderstanding about how TAD packages actually work. Rome City Manager Sammy Rich said that while TADs have become very popular wit…

Ande Frazier began her career in the financial industry in Rome in 1993, working with her father, Lamar Barden, at Peachtree Planning of Rome as a financial strategist specializing in personal finance and wealth building. Frazier’s career would lead her to New York in 1998, where she would b…

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is will partner with Cherokee High School in North Carolina and Appalachian State University to bring students from the Gadugi Scholars Program for a corn planting ceremony at Chieftains at noon Saturday, May 11 on the museum campus.

Tina Samuels, owner of Rome Bodywork and Wellness, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot. What is your business background? I left the corporate writing world in 2016 to make my hobby of holistic education a career. Beginning with bath salts and essential oil rollers, I t…

Georgians interested in historic preservation will be in Rome on Thursday for an all day session that will shine a light on the importance of preserving the past. Rome was chosen to host the event, in part because the city has essentially been a poster child for downtown preservation and reh…

Golden trowels replaced the traditional gold-plated shovels for ceremonies to dedicate the new Blooms on Broad project Thursday. The first 12 planters to initiate the program have been placed at each corner of the Second Avenue and Broad Street intersection.

Veteran Rome banker Rhonda Wallace will formally join the team at Greater Community Bank as vice president of the company on Monday. Wallace tendered her resignation at Synovus Bank in Rome this past Monday morning.

The historic Barnsley Resort, tucked in between Rome, Adairsville and Kingston, has a new president and chief executive, David Friederich, who joins the Barnsley operation from his previous post with The Whitley, formerly the Ritz Carlton, in Buckhead.

Mohawk Industries today announced that tufting operations at its Lyerly manufacturing plant will be shifted to other locations, and the Lyerly location will be converted to a yarn storage facility, according to a press release. The plant will cease manufacturing operations on June 30.

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