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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.

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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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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

Greater Community Bank Director of Retail Banking Kristy S. Brown has earned certification as an Adult Crime Tactics (ACT) Specialist through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. Credentials are awarded to ACT trained professionals who are mandated by state la…

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Tastes in the adult beverage industry seems to have shifted in recent years away from older, traditional brews and spirits to the more unique craft-style beverages created by small entrepreneurs. Rome businessman Billy Newby is the latest to cash in on the changing tastes by developing his o…

Blood Assurance is pleased to announce the naming of Ken Pence of First Bank Mortgage as the new chairman of the Rome Advisory Board. Introduced at yesterday’s quarterly meeting, Pence expressed his commitment and excitement to be an ambassador for Blood Assurance and help lead the advocacy …

Supplies of O negative blood, the so-called universal donor, are particularly low across North Georgia and Blood Assurance, which supplies blood products to both the Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center, has put out a call for help.

Maggie Schuyler has joined Georgia Highlands College (GHC) as its new director of admissions to work with future students and the community, as the GHC Admissions team launches new community events and a revamped campus tour program called Charger Tours.

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The old mill in Lindale has literally been a major piece of the fabric of the community for more than a century. It opened as Massachusetts Mills in 1896, an 80-foot by 500-foot cotton shed. It grew and grew and grew, changed names a couple of times before South Carolina-based Greenwood Mill…

The number of people working across Northwest Georgia hit an all-time high during the month of June, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Labor.  That's a good thing because the labor force is also growing which was in part responsible for the increase in the jobless r…

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Tom Medlock is ready to hang up his holster, figuratively speaking. Medlock, the owner of Tom’s Gun Shop for close to 52 years, is ready to retire and is hoping he can find a purchaser for his West Rome business as opposed to closing the shop.

Rome's Ideal Meals, 874 Spider Webb Drive, has a new refrigerated van and has made plans to schedule regional delivery of prepared meal, starting with Calhoun.

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Don't start looking for those fancy, high-tech, electronic parking kiosks on Broad Street in downtown Rome any time soon. The Downtown Development Authority made it very clear Thursday that it plans to slow-walk changes to the downtown parking program over the course of the coming months.

Steven Craig, a Floyd Home Care speech-language pathologist, was recently awarded LHC Group’s highest award for a therapist, 2017 National Speech Therapist of the Year. “It’s an honor,” remarked Craig, “made possible only by the amazing care and support provided by our nurses, therapists and…

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The imposition of billions of dollars worth of tariffs being imported into the U.S. is causing some uncertainty for foreign investors who are considering the location of new plants in the United States. Rome Floyd Chamber President Al Hodge told members of the Development Authority of Floyd …

The Floyd County Court Appointed Special Advocate staff will conduct volunteer training programs Saturday July 14 and July 21 from 9 to 3 p.m. Both of the training sessions will take place at the CASA offices in the Restoration Rome complex at 1400 Crane St.

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