Business News

  • Georgia Department of Labor press release
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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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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.

  • Georgia Department of Labor reports
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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.

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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.

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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.…

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • From Redmond Regional Medical Center
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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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