The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have approved all of Georgia’s submissions for Qualified Opportunity Zones, including a large district in Rome. The federal Opportunity Zone designation was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to enhance economic …
Georgia Highlands College has appointed Julius Fleschner as the new Dean of Libraries and College Testing. Fleschner will oversee all of GHC’s libraries, which are open to students and the public in Cartersville, Douglasville, Paulding and Rome.
Cassandra Carter Wheeler, northwest regional director at Georgia Power, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s newest Board of Directors member by GNTC President Pete McDonald at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.
Ashley Ellington, the executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome has resigned to join River City Bank in the role of Relationship Manager.
City officials are ready to seek proposals a third time for the two-acre tract on West Third Street adjacent to the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Anna Banks. After 13 years of dedicated service, Deputy Banks is being promoted to the rank of Corporal.
Merchants across Rome and Floyd County, and the rest of the country for that matter, are awaiting action from the U.S Supreme Court, which heard arguments last week in a case that has been simmering for decades: Should companies that do business online be forced to collect sales taxes based …
Collaboration has led to innovation, which in turn has led to the growth of the University of Georgia’s research and development of emerging technologies — especially in engineering and health care.
Georgia is turning dirt all the way from Murray County in the mountains to Chatham County on the coast in an effort to mine additional business and jobs for the state.
Rome-Floyd Chamber officials believe the community finds itself uniquely located at the junction where innovation and inspiration come together. Hence Confluence seemed to be the perfect name for a conference seeking to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship that is focused on ideas and develo…
The Coosa Diagnostic Center has just completed the installation of a new Open Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging device at its medical office complex at 16 Riverbend Drive.
Retail recruitment consultant Chuck Branch is convinced from just under a year's worth of work on behalf of the city of Rome that a lot of retailers are not aware of the city’s real market size.
Beef, pork and soybeans — staples for farmers in Floyd and neighboring counties — are among the U.S. products China plans to impose tariffs on, in retaliation against American tariffs on Chinese high-tech goods.
In a letter to Harbin Clinic Vitality Center members last week, Harbin Clinic President Kenna Stock revealed plans to close the Vitality Center at the end of June.
Kelly Boswell has been named Deposit Operations Manager joining Greater Community Bank in its twenty second year of operation. Her primary responsibilities consist of managing the bank’ deposit platform including mobile banking, internet banking, and wire transfers. In addition, she will be …
Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Renee’ Carleton will offer Romans information about the famous Berry College bald eagles Monday night at 6 p.m. at Oak Hill Museum. This program is the first in a series of programs that will accompany the Sanctuary at Berry Lecture Series with ph…
If you had walked through the halls of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome for the past two weeks, you might have picked up a little German. The school has hosted a trio of German apprentice students as part of a partnership with the Herz Foundation that will send the students out…
Floyd County’s unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.8 percent in February as Georgia’s labor commissioner said jobless rates trended lower across the stated.
Redmond Regional Medical Center has won approval from the Georgia Department of Community health to offer a new obstetrics and birthing program at the hospital.
The state budget is a statement of the state's priorities — or lack thereof, a budget analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute said.
What is the appropriate minimum salary for a company to pay its employees before receiving significant incentives from local economic developers for putting a new industry in Rome or Floyd County? That’s an issue members of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority feel needs to be address…
Southeastern Mills, has promoted Peter W. Hjort Jr., chief operating officer, to president of the Rome-based company. Linda Owens, outgoing president, will remain as chairwoman of the company.
Barnsley Resort owner Julian Saul hopes he's done with construction at the resort for a while. He and his son Matthew Saul were busy Monday greeting visitors at an open house for the new Inn at Barnsley Resort and Georgian Hall.
Georgia Highlands College has appointed Melanie Largin as the new dean of Mathematics and Computer Science. Largin will oversee the Division of Mathematics, which includes areas of studies in mathematics, computer science, computer information systems and more.
The City of Rome and the Downtown Development Authority will conduct a public forum Wednesday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to talk about the proposed changes to the parking ordinance in downtown Rome. The forum will be held in the Forum River Center’s Riverwalk Ballroom.
LakePoint to enter 5th summer as work begins on north campus
Rome and Floyd County residents can look forward to a renewed emphasis on recycling when the new recycling center in West Rome opens this summer. Floyd County Public Works Director Michael Skeen told a large group at the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center that the county had not de…
Southeastern Mills, Inc. is excited to announce that Peter W. Hjort Jr., Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of President, Southeastern Mills, Inc. This promotion was effective February 12, 2018, and recognizes Hjort’s senior leadership with the company and outstanding…
Toys “R” Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders, according to people familiar with the matter.
Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Associate Broker Jackie Harrington. After being Associate Broker and Realtor at Harrington Realty & Associates for over 33 years, Jackie Harrington has joined Toles, Temple & Wright.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has named Dr. Elizabeth Anderson of Rockmart the new vice president of Academic Affairs. She will fill the role previous held by Dr. Mindy McCannon, who retired in February.
The eyes of the country, actually, a bunch of countries, remain on Washington as Congress continues its debate over immigration policy. The ultimate resolution of the issue will not only impact the immigrants themselves, but the hundreds of companies that employ immigrants.
Daffodils, Bradford pear trees and the start of turkey and trout season have been the harbingers of spring in Georgia for many years. Since the state went to what amounts to a year-round trout program, a little of the luster of late March may have faded but many outdoor enthusiasts still loo…
Beginning Monday, Floyd Medical Center will lift visitation restrictions that have been in place to protect patients from catching the flu since early January.
The Downtown Rome Saturdays, series will start in May with a brand new event for the downtown district, the inaugural Rome Lantern Parade. The event is scheduled for Saturday May 5.
Steve Protz with Toles, Temple and Wright Inc. has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National As-sociation of Realtors, specializing with a Military Relocation Professional Certification.