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Travelers and shoppers don’t just stumble into Cave Spring. Even though the city sits at the crossroads of U.S. 411 and Ga. 100, neither route, at least not in Cave Spring, draws as many through travelers as log trucks. That has not hampered recent redevelopment efforts in Cave Spring. The d…

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After a nearly two-month hiatus, Joe Murray has reopened Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop, 7 W. Fourth Ave., less than a block from the old shop location at 409 Broad St.

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The Downtown Development Authority agreed Thursday to act as a conduit for a $170,000 Georgia Cities Foundation loan for work to convert the second floor of the Tim and Molly Vicchrilli’s building at 100 Broad St. into a 10,000 square foot residential space.

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The long anticipated makeover of the Shorter Chick-fil-A Dwarf House is finally getting underway. Sort of. Site preparations for a new modular, or containerized temporary Chick-fil-A drive-through in the RiverWalk shopping center, 315 Riverside Parkway, got started last week.

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Executives at Phoenix Air Unmanned in Cartersville realized several years ago that the use of unmanned aerial units, drones, was becoming big and made the intentional effort to become a major player in use of the technology. However Greg Roper at Phoenix suggests folks don’t call them drones…

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The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College has been in operation for a full year now and Rome Finance Director Sheree Shore said for accounting purposes, the center has essentially operated on a break-even basis. Rome City Manager Sammy Rich said the goal for the facility was always to break even.

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The new Carlsen Precision Manufacturing facility in the Floyd County Industrial park started shipping product from Rome this week. The Walkerton, Ontario-based manufacturer of custom hinges, metal stamping and laser cut products plans a formal grand opening event on Oct. 19.

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Unemployment in Floyd County rose eight-tenths of a point from June to July, creeping back over 6 percent for the first time since January. The July rate landed at 6.3 percent, up from 5.5 percent in June.

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While Rome is not necessarily viewed as a hotbed for advanced manufacturing, a new report done by Brookings, shows that Rome manufacturers have more robots per 1,000 employees than any other metropolitan area in Georgia except Warner Robins. The report covers a time span from 2010-2015, and …

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The old adage about back door friends being the best certainly is equally appropriate when it comes to the customers of Mel & Mimi’s, 203 E. Eighth St. The shop is located in an old home, and when Melanie Morris and Mimi Weed bought the property in 1999, they had to create off-street par…

On the second Wednesday of each month, the mobile career center of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission makes a stop at the Rome office of the Department of Community Supervision at 100 Marable Way. There, DCS officials join with representatives of the Georgia Department of Labor in Rom…

Word on the Street: Patent for new heavy machinery seat, local 4-H students honored, mall sets reading program for youth

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The corporate pairing of Rome restaurateur Ginny Kibler with local caterers Barbara Triplitt and Ellen Keene is a match made, well, on the moon. Make that the Moon Roof — of the Harvest Moon Cafe, 234 Broad St., where Keene and Triplitt, owner of Two Can Do Catering, will take on catering re…

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Vacations are a common thing businesses have to deal with. When you’re a small business with a limited number of employees, circumstances can arise that present really difficult decisions for ownership. Consider the plight of Trey and Julie Smith at Cycle Therapy.

Word on the Street: Rome brewing technology tested at SunTrust Park, new restaurant coming to Adairsville, permits issued for new business on Martha Berry

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in June was 5.5 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in May. In June 2016, the rate was 6.3 percent.

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Homebuilders in Rome are enjoying a mini-construction boom. “I think it’s just the supply is low and the demand is high,” said Dan Childs, owner of K.C. Homes of Rome. Phillip Burkhalter, owner of Burkhalter Builders, anticipates starting two homes in his Kings­wood Estates subdivision off B…

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Floyd County employers had 1,000 more employees on their payroll in June than were working in June a year ago. The first of two monthly reports issued by the Georgia Department of Labor show that Floyd County-based companies had 41,400 people on their payroll in June. That was up from 40,400…

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Rome City Brewing Co. owners Trent Prault and Jay Shell got a green light Wednesday from the Rome Historic Preservation Commission for both front and rear facade changes at 331-333 Broad St. Shell said he hopes to have renovations to both buildings completed by the end of the year.

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The Dalton-based Beaulieu Group LLC, a major player in the floor covering market since 1978, has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Rome.

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It’s been right at a year since Dave Sellers revealed plans to open a new restaurant on Broad Street. Sellers Gourmet Eatery, in the former Greener Burger/Krystal building, finally opened Thursday after major interior renovations to the property that was vacated by the Greener Burger in 2011.

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Georgia’s largest health insurer is requesting an average premium increase of 40 percent for individual coverage in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange next year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is the only health insurer scheduled to deliver a product in all 159 Georgia countie…

After 35 years of serving up steak biscuits and other classic Southern fare, Debbie White, owner of The Gravy Boat at 1413 Dean Ave., closed the restaurant this weekend. White posted on Facebook that her retirement was a difficult decision. "We thank you all for your patronage and support ov…

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True to the mission that was laid out when the company was founded over two decades ago, Rome-based Scott Logistics is still all about offering the top transportation solutions in a way that is the most cost effective possible. But oh, how the freight management industry has changed over the…

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One of the oldest businesses on Broad Street closed its door for the final time Friday. Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop, owned by Joe Murray, closed as his lease ended June 30. Building owner Nathan Roberts of ArborHaven Investments said he notified Murray the lease would not be renewed back on Feb. 1…

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In a statement released Thursday, Craig Bell, a Georgia Power spokesman, advised Rome News-Tribune of the power utility’s plan to close its remaining 27 business offices in the state before year’s end, including the long-standing business office in Rome at 800 Broad St. The following is the …

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