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Aldi on Turner McCall now open

The line in front of Rome’s new Aldi grocery store stretched all the way back to the Steak ‘n Shake for nearly 45 minutes Thursday after store executives cut the ribbon and opened the doors.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Dr. Greta Dowling Flaherty now seeing primary care patients in West Rome
Posted: August 26, 2014

Greta Dowling Flaherty, D.O., a physician with the Floyd Primary Care network for the last year, is now seeing patients at 1501 Shorter Ave., Rome, formerly Dr. Keith Parmer’s office.

Monday 08/25/2014
Alfords take over Cartridge World
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Missy and Larry Alford, of Servicemaster by Twins,  have come to an agreement with Eric Labbe for the purchase of franchise, Cartridge World of Rome at 315 Riverside Parkway.
The couple hopes to have acquisition completed within 60 days. Missy Alford said she feels that the opportunity to take over the local franchise is exciting due to the fact that Labbe has done a great job of growing it in the Rome community over last 5 years.
Cartridge World of Rome can be reached at

Sunday 08/24/2014
Turner McCall experiencing a new-business renaissance
Posted: August 24, 2014

While traffic on Turner McCall Boulevard and Shorter Avenue can be a nightmare on any given afternoon, commerce is also booming on the primary artery through the city.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Riverside Station to open at end of Broad Street
Posted: August 23, 2014

Downtown Rome merchant Barbara Ware, owner of Kaleido-Sno, is going to open a new eatery in the old Broad Street Gulf service station at 1 Broad St., right next to the South Broad bridge.

Pro Performance cuts ribbon on Broad Street facility
Posted: August 23, 2014

Pro Performance owners Tim Vicchrilli (with scissors) and his wife, Molly Vicchrilli, join their staff and Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for the formal ribbon-cutting Friday for the training facility at 100 Broad St.

Friday 08/22/2014
Georgia Highlands College recognizes outstanding faculty and staff members
Posted: August 22, 2014

Georgia Highlands’ greatest asset is its faculty and staff. At the recent annual in-service meeting, several employees were recognized for their contributions during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Cabela's opens in Acworth to huge crowd
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:58 pm

The new Cabela's outdoor outfitters store opened in Acworth Thursday morning with hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts lined up waiting to see the mammoth store.

Floyd County's unemployment rate increase matches trend across region
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:15 pm

An increase in the labor force coupled with a decline in the number of people drawing regular paychecks pushed Floyd County’s unemployment rate to 9 percent in July.

Voting open on the Rome News-Tribune Readers Choice Awards
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:35 am

The Rome News-Tribune Readers Choice Awards voting is a little different this year.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Small Business Snapshot: North Georgia Trade Xchange
Posted: August 20, 2014

Connie Hulsey co-owner of North Georgia Trade Xchange along with Kenneth Hulsey, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Updated: Woods puts a hold on relocation plans for Jazzy's Southern Cajun
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Restaurateur Natalie Woods said she's having to put her plans to relocate Jazzy's Southern Cajun and Catering on hold.  Tuesday, August 19, Woods said she was planning to move into the former Deano's Pizza building on Dean Avenue. But by Wednesday afternoon, those plans were, at best, on hold.

O’Charley’s on track to open next Wednesday
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm

O’Charley’s is expected to conduct its grand opening Wednesday at 11 a.m.

LaFayette Roper employees and officials watch and wait as GE and Electrolux acquisition dance continues
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The rumors of GE selling its appliance division, which includes Roper Corp. in LaFayette, that began about the time it held its annual stockholders meeting have intensified in recent weeks, as evident in this message posted on the company website:

Greater Rome CVB’s Farrer promoted to sales coordinator
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 11:36 am


Old Lindale mill could see new life, still holds a permit to withdraw water from Silver Creek
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Local officials are working with Arimathea Holdings, the owner of the former West Point Pepperell Mill property in Lindale, to attract a high-volume water-user.

Gordon-Floyd Joint Development Authority revived after nearly four years
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:12 am

The Gordon County/Floyd County Joint Development Authority is getting back to work again after a nearly four year hiatus. The panel last met in September 2010.

Citizens First Bank announces 2014 Jack Parker Scholarships
Posted: August 20, 2014

Citizens First Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced its 2014 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. Among the recipients were Christopher ‘Chris’ Hill and Wilson ‘Wil’ Taylor. This year, 94 scholarships totaling $114,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and internal fundraising activities.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
GDOL to help Toyo Tires hire workers in Gordon County Saturday
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County on Saturday, Aug. 23. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gordon County Parks and Recreation Center, 7494 Fairmount Highway, S.E. in Calhoun.

GDOL to help Roper recruit 150 workers for LaFayette plant Thursday, Aug. 21
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 150 manufacturing jobs for its facility in LaFayette.

Monday 08/18/2014
Cevian Design Lab, Populous awarded contract for new tennis center
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 2:52 am

One team’s solution to challenges at the future home of the state’s largest tennis center provided a new angle on a familiar premise.