Floyd County's unemployment rate in January went up nearly a percentage point at 6.5 percent when compared with 5.6 percent in December 2016 but was only slightly higher than 6.2 percent in January 2016.
Hundreds of job seekers from all over the region lined up outside the Rome Civic Center on Wednesday to talk with officials from 17 companies at a manufacturing job fair.
Financial Representative Norman Barden, Director of Operations and Finance for the Rome office of 21st Century Financial, Inc., recently received the 2016 Emerging Advisor of the Year Award - Bronze Level.
Agriculture has long been a backbone of the American economy. This week, Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension Service Director in Floyd County is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week as they enjoy their meals or ride by farms up a…
Toles, Temple & Wright Inc. announces the addition of Jonathan W. Harris as a Realtor. A native of Rome and a 1999 graduate of Darlington School, Harris attended Athens Technical College before returning to Rome to start a residential contracting business in 2002.
Hogan Construction personnel crews hoisted a ceremonial final beam to the top of the new Courtyard by Marriott on Friday, signifying that the exterior skeleton of the 124-room hotel on West Third Street has been essentially completed.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in January was 6.5 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in December. In January 2016, the rate was 6.2 percent.
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For Romans who love their flowers and veggies, and love to play in the dirt, it’s almost time for the annual Chieftains Museum Herb and Plant Sale – April 8-9 – at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
Alfa Insurance Agent Mark Swanson of Rome was recently honored with the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award for Georgia during the company’s annual awards ceremony. He also received the Distinguished Service Award - Bronze Level.
Barry McCullough, owner of Pop’s Place Antique Mall, Auction House, Estate Auctions and Estate Sales, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Dogwood Books, a feat bookseller Kenneth Studdard attributes to an expansive inventory with a unique twist — a specialization in offering works by local authors along with an assortment of used books and children’s books.
Rome has received more than two dozen applications from candidates seeking to replace Ann Arnold as head of the Downtown Development Authority.
Floyd County's unemployment initial claims were up by 159 percent in January when compared with December 2016 but down when compared with January 2016, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
One of Georgia’s giants in the field of archaeology, Pat Garrow, now a resident of Tennessee, will address the Northwest Georgia Archeological Society Thursday, March 9 at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville.
Hundreds erupted on social media last month in response to a move that many saw as the enforcement of unfair historic preservation guidelines, claiming they hurt downtown Rome. But, in response, a planning department staffer says those assertions just aren’t true.
The two-story Riverbend Medical Center, 15 Riverbend Drive, has been sold for more than twice the value listed on Floyd County property tax records. Flagship Riverbend Rome LLC, a North-Carolina based firm, paid $13,850,000 for the building and just over 4 acres of property.
Harbin Clinic unveiled plans for a new medical office building in Adairsville on Thursday morning, with Dr. Robert Sullivan, a family medicine physician, telling Adairsville business leaders the facility will be constructed on the west side of U.S. 41 just north of the intersection of U.S.…
Charles Looney, formerly the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, has been hired as the new executive director of the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
The old Ed Wallace service station (now Cotton Patch Antiques), the Vicki’s Beauty Shop building and an adjoining laundromat building in Cave Spring have been sold at auction to Terry Caldwell, owner of the Joe Hill Lawnmower business in Cave Spring.
Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission has added a mission this year — looking for ways to improve the business climate while maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.
It’s never too early to get a jump start on preparing for a life in the everyday workforce — a lesson Pepperell High School students recently experienced firsthand.
The common joke among some real estate developers and construction managers in the Rome area is that it can often times take longer to get a project started than it does to actually build it out.
The Rome Alcohol Control Commission approved permits Monday for Jamwich sandwich shop, a new convenience store, and five downtown block parties scheduled for the summer.
Despite improvements, Floyd County’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession in three of four key sectors — only the median price growth rate for housing has come back to prerecession levels — according to a new report from the National Association of Counties.
David Nicholson estimates he’s about a week away from completing interior renovations for his new art studio and gallery, Broad Strokes, at 430 Broad St.
Interior renovations are underway at 231A Broad St., where Casie Autry plans to open her third Craze Boutique sometime in late March or early April.
Rome and Floyd County officials have been trying to put together some sort of package for the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property in West Rome for much of the last three years.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center will help the Georgia Department of Public Safety recruit as many as 34 state law enforcement officers to work in the northwest Georgia region.
Susan Fisher has been named the director of infection prevention at Redmond Regional Medical Center. In this role, Fisher will be responsible for the delivery of quality patient care. This will be achieved with the prevention of hospital acquired infections, staff and patient education, and …
The University of Georgia Extension Service and Small Business Development Center are planning a major agri-business seminar, co-sponsored by the Coosa Valley Credit Union, to assist entrepreneurs interested in starting their own agriculturally based enterprise.