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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As drone technology has grown in popularity and quality imagery equipment attached to drones has become generally affordable, the use of the technology has literally exploded.
The cost of new construction, both residential and commercial, could increase by thousands of dollars in 2018 as a result of proposed changes to the International Energy Conservation Code, building officials said Tuesday.
The need and desire for downtown Rome loft living has been demonstrated at The Griffin, a new development at 215-217 Broad St. with 13 of the 15 units leased in less than two months since receiving its certificate of occupancy.
Community leaders from 14 counties across Northwest Georgia converged on Rome on Tuesday for the start of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Economic Development Academy.
Rome City Commissioner Bill Irmscher made it clear at the outset of a meeting of the new Business Development Committee that he wants to make Rome the most business-friendly city in the state.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.7 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in November. In December 2015, the rate was 5.8 percent.
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its Quality and Patient Safety Award to Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome in for its project that reduced the incidence of sepsis in the hospital. The project, titled, “kNow Sepsis: Identifying Signs and Symptoms Early to Re…
An 81-space recreational vehicle park touted as a tourism boon is expected to open in the Rice Springs community by the summer of 2018, after the Floyd County Commission approved on Tuesday a special use permit for the property.
Neat, exciting and unifying are words that Ellie Mahon, owner of Swift & Finch Coffee, 600 Broad St., uses to describe the reaction to the use of a special coffee in Stark — a toasted porter beer being brewed at Reformation Brewery in Woodstock.
Becky Smyth, parking services manager with the city of Rome, has been elected to serve of the 2017 Georgia Downtown Association Board of Directors.
The silence was deafening — and lengthy — when Rome Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Harry Wise asked for a motion on a covered deck attached to the new Moe’s Original Bar B Que on Wednesday.
Changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Stewardship Program will be detailed for Northwest Georgia property owners Jan. 25 at the Calhoun Farm Service Center. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. until noon.