For years, area industrial growth along the Interstate 75 corridor has been focused near Cass-White Road just north of Cartersville.
The Federal Trade Commission has revealed that it investigated a proposed merger of hospital systems in Middle Georgia.
A lone super-sized backhoe makes quick work of the demolition at the old Hardee’s on Shorter Avenue on Thursday. The site in West Rome will become the home to a new Starbucks later this year.
Rome restaurateur Jeremy Duke along with his stepfather Truman Webb and Tyson Dube have acquired the Shrimp Boat on Second Avenue.
ATLANTA — Legislation increasing groundwater monitoring requirements for closed coal ash ponds drew support in the General Assembly Tuesday from Democrats and environmental advocates.
Rome and Floyd County are still searching for that next large industry to bring jobs to the community, however, efforts to assist local companies to grow are not going unnoticed.
Envisioning an event plaza with food and artisan retail space as the door to the River District, an innovative plan intends to breathe additional life into the area around West Third Street.
Kevin Walls, with more than 25 years of experience in the paper industry has taken over management at the International Paper Containerboard Mill in Rome.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism was a 34% reduction in direct tourism expenditures in Rome last year.
Georgia Power presented a $10,000 check to the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority this week to aid the effort to recruit new jobs to the community. Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord (from left), Floyd County Commission Chairman Wright Bagby, Georgia Power Regional Director Cassandra Whe…
Officials with Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, part of Oldcastle APG, are still working to get everything in order to begin construction of a large mulch plant on Ga. 53 about 8 miles north of Rome.
Integrated Fiber Solutions announced a $30.2 million expansion of their plant in Rome, including the addition of approximately 40 employees over the course of the next five years.
Retailers are about to start popping into spaces at Rome’s East Bend shopping center during the next two to four weeks.
Rome's Alcohol Control Commission will take up Monday a proposed ordinance to allow home delivery of alcohol by city license holders.
Brandon and Misty Pledger have traded in law enforcement badges for business cards touting their new Combat Market by Blue Pig LLC, 202 Glenn Milner Boulevard.
ATLANTA (AP) — A historic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store in Atlanta owned by basketball star Shaquille O'Neal that dates back to the mid-1960s was engulfed in flames early Wednesday, heavily damaging the structure.
South Rome Alliance has named Jake F. Hager its new executive director. Hager will be responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the local nonprofit’s operations and programs.
CARROLLTON — Judges in at least two Georgia counties are refusing to acknowledge a federal order meant to protect most tenants from eviction because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Georgia Department of Labor paid out more than $11.5 million in unemployment benefits to out of work Floyd county residents in 2020.
Schroeder’s New Deli, not exactly a newcomer, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday. The restaurant at 406 Broad St. was one of the key features in the renaissance of downtown Rome four decades ago.
When several large pine trees came down at Ridge Ferry Park as a result of the pipeline construction, they saw an opportunity.
Since the last time the special purpose, local option sales tax committee met in 2019, both Rome and Floyd County projects have seen significant advancement despite the pandemic.
Greater Rome Bank will celebrate its 25th anniversary in February. In spite of a COVID-19 pandemic that has turned the economy on its ear, the bank is coming off another record setting year.
The Floyd County Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday a rezoning that clears the way for an Oldcastle Lawn and Garden mulch plant on Calhoun Highway.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Ports Authority on Monday reported modest growth for 2020 despite the economic slowdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia lawmakers are racing to revise the current year’s budget, aiming to produce a reworked spending plan as early as this week.
History was made this week when the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority and Development Authority of Floyd County held a joint planning retreat for the first time.
The future of the automotive industry is changing so rapidly that it’s hard to predict precisely how people are going to get from here to there in the future.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s chief business recruiter pitched on Wednesday a $1 million plan to resurrect a tourism industry suffering massive losses since coronavirus-fearing travelers stopped taking vacation trips and attending business conferences.
New unemployment claims filed by out of work Rome and Floyd County residents registered a sharp increase in December.
Gordon County officials said they are excited about a proposed industrial development south of Calhoun that could bring as many as 900 jobs.
Consequences of the COVID pandemic for Rome and Floyd County government ranged from large fluctuations in revenue to — on the more surprising side — improved attendance at Juvenile Court hearings.
Former Rome Floyd Chamber executive director Al Hodge was noted for preaching job growth based on an analogy to a three-legged stool. Jobs are created by the expansion of existing business and industry, they are created by bringing new industry to town and they are formed by encouraging star…