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March is expected to be a different story, but the first set of February workforce numbers for Floyd County show the number of initial claims for unemployment assistance dropped dramatically — although they were up slightly over February 2019.

Local small businesses are getting buffeted by the COVID-19 health emergency, but the Rome Floyd Chamber, the local office of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Downtown Development Authority are all working together to make sure they have information and res…

The COVID-19 health emergency situation has offered Americans, and others across the world a number of challenges and opportunities. To be honest with you, I sort of wish I had faced some sort of crisis like this when I was a teenager. Before you go off on me, let me explain.

Harvest Moon Cafe on Broad Street followed many in the restaurant industry when they decided to cease all operations, including take out and delivery. Many establishments that haven’t closed their doors have limited their hours of operation.

The Rome Downtown Development Authority welcomed three new members last week and is working hard to develop a plan for its new physical addition, the River District.

Dogwood Books will hold a re-grand-opening open house and 13th anniversary celebration Saturday in their new building at 231A Broad St. Owner Ken Studdard said the new store has slightly less square footage but taller ceilings allow for the bookshelves to accommodate everything he had in his…

Pam Powers-Smith has been tapped to become the new director of business and industry services at the Rome-Floyd Chamber. Powers-Smith currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce in Alabama.

The Kerry Group revealed plans Wednesday for a $125 million investment that will more than double the capacity of its Rome plant at 5 Douglas St. in Lindale.

Fear is a powerful emotion. In fact, fear can be a paralyzing emotion. It can be most paralytic when it revolves around fear of the unknown.

U.S. Congressman Tom Graves, seated in white shirt and tie, speaks with a delegation from the Rome Floyd Chamber in Washington earlier this week. The annual chamber trip spanned sessions with Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and visits with officials at several federal agencies …

Interior renovations are continuing at Mount Berry Mall, with new lighting and HVAC work taking place virtually every night after regular mall hours.

ATLANTA -- Georgia lawmakers have advanced legislation  to cap interest rates charged by the state’s auto-title pawn industry that consumer advocates claim trap low-income families with unfair lending practices.

Fuddruckers restaurant at 595 Riverside Parkway is officially closed, according to a sign posted Sunday in the front entrance. The restaurant opened in 2003, the first to recognize the potential draw of the Rome Braves in the then-new State Mutual Stadium across Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Rome native Lieutenant Colonel Matt Johnston, a 1999 graduate of Pepperell High School has been promoted to Battalion Commander for the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard.

If you’re thinking about eating out this coming Saturday night, you might want to think about making reservations. Now.

ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at two biomass plants in Northeast Georgia that have drawn a public outcry over the burning of railroad ties treated with creosote cleared a state Senate committee Thursday.

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