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The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia’s sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol. This state-led awards program highlights companies that ent…

The housing market in Rome and Floyd County has made a major comeback since the housing bubble burst a decade ago. The Rome Floyd Building Inspection office has issued 29% more permits for new single-family housing starts through the end of November than it did a year ago.

As communities around metro-Atlanta are projected to continue growing explosively, others — including Floyd County — aren’t, Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark said.

The Greater Rome Board of Realtors made a $7,105 donation Wednesday to the Ruth and Naomi House, to aid with sheltering some of the most vulnerable women and children in the community.

An area livestock sale designed to up industry standards will celebrate half a century this year. Once again, quality tested bulls will sell at auction on a per head basis at the bull test sale, which will be Friday, Dec. 6, at the Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavillion on Highway 53 Spur in …

Rome’s unemployment rate held steady in October at 3.3%. The local workforce was up in October and the number of people who were actually getting a paycheck was up according to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Labor.

The Lewis Chemical Company of Rome has announced the promotions of Trevor Spinks to Production Manager, Brandon White to Assistant Production Manager and Robert Evans to Production Supervisor.

When Floyd County built what Northwest Georgians know as State Mutual Stadium, there was a lot of talk about the potential for other growth around the stadium. It was the “build it and they will come” idea.

The annual Rome Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast was a huge success last month but Romans with a hankering for pancakes still have several additional opportunities to get their fill.

Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. is proud to announce that Winston Sirmans has joined their team of professionals. Winston is an experienced, licensed real estate broker with a degree from the University of Georgia, where he studied Journalism and Public Relations.

The Downtown Development Authority is seeking nominee for its annual awards which will be presented during the DDA Christmas meeting December 20 at the Courtyard by Marriott his year.

Amanda Farrell and her Farrell’s Frame and Design have completed the move from one end of Broad Street to the other. Her custom framing shop had been located at 116 Broad Street, in the Cotton Block, for several years but the condition of the building had deteriorated to the point where she …

Community leaders in Rome and Floyd County have been putting a great deal of emphasis on getting the word out to anyone who will listen about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

There was some good news this week for Northwest Georgia poultry farmers. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black revealed that China has once again opened its market to the industry in the United States.

A nurse with Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd Medical Center was recently honored for her care and compassion during a week where a family had to say farewell to two loved ones.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be in Rome next week to help kick off the planning process for a $1.25 million Choice Neighborhood Planning grant awarded to the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority.

After an absence of a little less than a year, a member of the Schroeder family is back at the helm of Schroeder’s New Deli, 406 Broad St. Caleigh Schroeder, daughter of Charles Schroeder, has returned to Rome as general manager of the restaurant and is excited about carrying on the family t…

The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank would like to welcome Rachel Harris as Vice President Deposit Operations. Ms. Harris’ primary responsibilities will consist of managing the bank’s deposit platform including mobile banking, internet banking, and wire transfers.

The Georgia Department of Labor is aiding the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice in it’s bid to attract new correctional officers with a job fair later this month.

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