LakePoint to enter 5th summer as work begins on north campus
Rome and Floyd County residents can look forward to a renewed emphasis on recycling when the new recycling center in West Rome opens this summer. Floyd County Public Works Director Michael Skeen told a large group at the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center that the county had not de…
Southeastern Mills, Inc. is excited to announce that Peter W. Hjort Jr., Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of President, Southeastern Mills, Inc. This promotion was effective February 12, 2018, and recognizes Hjort’s senior leadership with the company and outstanding…
Toys “R” Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders, according to people familiar with the matter.
The eyes of the country, actually, a bunch of countries, remain on Washington as Congress continues its debate over immigration policy. The ultimate resolution of the issue will not only impact the immigrants themselves, but the hundreds of companies that employ immigrants.
Beginning Monday, Floyd Medical Center will lift visitation restrictions that have been in place to protect patients from catching the flu since early January.
Employment in health care and education services in Rome and Floyd County went up in 2017, while jobs in the manufacturing sector and government held steady as compared to 2015. Jobs in trade, transportation and utilities actually went down.
Rome restaurateur Curtis Gardner has ended his longtime affiliation with Sonny's BBQ and has changed the name of his restaurant on Shorter Avenue to the West End Grill.
Second generation tree farmer Tad Bielstein has eyes on consolidating the family tree nursery business from three farms to just one. Nature’s Inc., started by his father David Bielstein, currently has three farms-one in Plainville and two in the Shannon area. One of the farms, off Ga. 140, i…
Business is booming for Summerville-based Wire Tech which is received a grading permit for a 40,000 square foot expansion of its facility at 11 Westside Industrial Boulevard in Rome. The Rome plant is currently located in 20,000 square foot building so the planned expansion will essentially …
Butler Properties now has a sign up in front of the American Legion Post 5 on Shorter Avenue touting their Butler Square retail center which is still on the drawing board.
The Spires at Berry College, a new retirement community being planned for acreage adjacent to the former Florida Rock quarry now known as Eagle Lake, may well change the face of West Rome.
Waste is an inevitable by-product of just about any enterprise. It could be leftovers or grease from a restaurant, cardboard boxes that are shipped to retailers all over the country, or emissions into the air, water and ground from massive manufacturing facilities. Managing that waste can be…
Branding is frequently one of the keys to the success of just about any marketing campaign. For years, Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lisa Smith has said one of the difficulties in branding Rome for promotional purposes, is its diversity.
Jacoby Development is proposing a major mixed-use development on property just south of Cartersville that was once targeted for a major high-tech theme park. The effort to develop the Avatron Smart Park fell apart about a year ago.
Longtime Rome automobile dealer John Welborn, 80, died early Thursday morning in an Atlanta hospital from complications of a stroke suffered over the weekend.
The Floyd Center for Advanced Spine Care at Floyd Medical Center brings together an experienced care team that provides state-of-the art surgery to help patients recover quickly and remain active.
Groceries have been sold at the corner of Shorter Avenue and Division Street for 63 years, most of that time as Piggly Wiggly, most recently as the West Rome IGA, 610 Shorter Avenue.
Rome businessman Ira Levy, probably responsible for more historic rehabilitation projects in Rome than any other individual, believes the importance of Rome’s historic preservation ordinance is hard to understate. Without it, Rome could not have received more than $9.5 million in extremely l…
The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority wants the local legislative delegation to lead an effort to have the state forgive the debt on the 132-acre Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property and transfer ownership to the development authority.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome is one of the best kept secrets in Floyd County when it comes to helping businesses grow. The agency, based at 901 N. Broad St., Suite 301, offers a wide variety of services — most at no cost — to help local entrepreneurs an…
Steve Kemp may have retired as CEO with United Community Banks in Northwest Georgia, but he won’t be a stranger around the main office on Second Avenue.
Changes in shopping habits have prompted Terri Russo-Alesi to make plans for the closure of POSH, her fashion consignment shop at 412 Broad Street.
The owner of SMC Music is looking to open a store catering specifically to guitars as well as move his current music store over to Central Plaza.
More than a dozen government and community leaders learned about the complexities of redeveloping the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property last Thursday morning. “We took the tour to let everyone see what we have, what we don’t have and what the needs might be,” said Rome Floy…
The past 12 months represented another busy year for business growth in Rome and Floyd County. The heart of Rome — the Broad Street business district — continued its boom in 2017. The year was bookended in January with the anticipated sale of the Fricks Furniture building and in December wit…
Federal jobs analysts have offered additional proof to indicate that health care and education are leading the way for Rome and Floyd County’s workforce.
The Broad Street restaurant line-up will get another new player during the first quarter of 2018 as Tim Khateeb is making plans to move the Middle Eastern Café and Sweets to Broad Street.
Leaders of the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 negotiated for close to a year before reaching an agreement early this year to sell the post property to an Athens developer. Now it looks like they’ll wait another seven months to close the deal.
Rome-based Green Carbon Inc. of Rome has partnered with Caterpillar Power Systems to develop a self-sustaining system from the recycling of old tires, belting and rubber tracks that runs on the gas energy that is created from the recycling process. It is the first known tire-recycling system…
Leaders of the tourism industry across Northwest Georgia want a way to make sure that money derived from a $5 per night surcharge on hotel rooms is being spent on transportation projects which will enhance tourism all across the region.
Tucked away in a small storefront on Broad Street, Sweet Pickles may be among the smallest of small businesses in Rome. The business founded by Penny Haack has been around since June of 2008. Jason and Megan Carter bought the restaurant at 434 Broad St. in September of this year.
Guy Rutland hopes that by the time you are reading this story, he’ll be out of business — until next year. Rutland has brought Christmas Tree City to Rome for the past 40 consecutive years, this year, setting up across Braves Boulevard from State Mutual Stadium.
A Silver Creek couple is pushing to open an RV park on Black’s Bluff Road in the face of opposition from some neighbors and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
Rome will be one of three Georgia Department of Driver Services locations in North Georgia which will offer commercial vehicle road tests through a partnership with Floyd County.
Anyone walking into Builders Salvage in West Rome is apt to find more treasure than they bargain for, especially if they make it into the little office where all business there is transacted.
The Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce will be temporarily relocating its offices at the Georgia Power building at 800 Broad St. this Thursday.
Gov. Nathan Deal today nominated Gretchen Corbin to serve as President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. following the announcement of current President and CEO Debbie D. Alford’s departure. Pending approval of the Georgia Lottery Corp. Board of Directors, this change will take effect on …
Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro reopened Monday after it was reinspected by the Bartow County Health Department because of a food-borne-illness outbreak during a catered Thanksgiving meal at Toyo two weeks ago.
The number of jobs in the Floyd County area increased in October, according to a press release from Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District and Bartow County Health Department environmental health specialists and epidemiologists continue to investigate a likely foodborne-illness outbreak related to a catered employee event at Toyo Tire in White, Ga. last week.