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ATLANTA — Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.

Broad Street will have another vacancy before the week is over. Casie Autry, owner of Craze, 231A Broad St., said the business will be shut down as soon as its inventory is liquidated.

ATLANTA -- Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.

A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.

Before he was even sworn in as a newly elected Rome city commissioner, Mark Cochran advocated during the commission’s Monday caucus that the Unified Land Development Code be completely recrafted from the ground up.

As the long Floyd County sheriff race starts to come to a head, the three announced candidates — all Republicans — are reporting campaign contributions in the five-figure range.

Three people were taken to the Floyd Medical Center from a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of Georgia 53 and Hermitage Road Wednesday morning just before 7:00.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s Capitol buzzed back to life Monday as the state’s 236 lawmakers gathered to kick off an election-year session that could be dominated by budget, education and gambling issues.

As lawmakers got underway with a new session today honoring those who passed away in 2019, one local State Senator announced that he is not seeking a new term in office.

Rome’s tight housing market will be the focus of a major summit led by local economic developers next month. This past Thursday, the Rome Rotary Club sought a greater understanding of the local market and brought in a panel of experts to talk about the issues that impact housing.