A second-generation restaurateur out of the metro Atlanta area, Bill Lin, has purchased the former Sonny’s BBQ building in West Rome.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s utility regulating board voted Tuesday to extend the suspension of service disconnections Georgia Power Co. began last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports have come in and AT&T's website has verified that there's been a wireless network issue in the area of Polk County affecting customers.
It wasn’t too many years ago that the Rome Floyd Chamber started a campaign to market Rome and Floyd County as a wonderful retirement community.
With bank lobbies closed, the drive-thru was a long wait on Friday during the lunch hour. All three lanes at Truist, formerly SunTrust, were backed out onto East First Avenue frequently Friday afternoon.
Rome Community Development officials have learned the city will receive an additional Community Development Block Grant allocation of $258,026 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act stimulus.
Over the last few weeks, people over the age of 65 have been instructed to limit contact with the public and to stay in their homes as much as possible to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus.
AgGeorgia Farm Credit has announced that dividends totaling $13,953,640 have been declared by its board of directors, with receipt by members anticipated the first week of April.
Jeb Arp and Katie Edwards were brainstorming ways to reach people looking for a new home last week when the idea of a virtual open house came up.
“Lord, nobody could have anticipated this,” said Floyd Medical Center President Kurt Stuenkel about the COVID-19 pandemic that has transformed the healthcare industry into a singularly focused network of providers from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
The February unemployment report for Rome and Floyd County showed a drop of 0.2% in the jobless rate from January to February. The February rate was down to 3.7% with more than 43,200 Floyd County residents drawing a regular paycheck.
When Ana Armas opened her restaurant Ana’s by the River in February, she didn’t think Rome would shut down due to a stay at home order because of the coronavirus.
Since restaurants and businesses have closed their buildings to the public, many have found creative ways to continue operations.
On top of a slowly rising number of patients, local hospitals have experienced unexpected costs associated with the outbreak of coronavirus.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many businesses hard, demand has sparked Lewis Chemical Co. to the best month in the company’s history.
Employees at Heritage Sleep Concepts in Armuchee are shifting gears from manufacturing beds to churning out protective masks for the local healthcare industry.
Loyd’s Rome Towing and Auto Repair proudly displays a huge American flag in front of their shop on Turner McCall Boulevard on Wednesday in East Rome.
An unusually wet winter has not impeded progress on the R.H. Ledbetter Properties’ East Bend shopping center off Turner McCall Boulevard at Hicks Drive.
Summerville-based WKSY-TV announced the hiring of Chattooga County native Dan Little as general manager. Little will assume his duties on April 2, and will be in charge of sales and day-to-day operations at Sky 21.
Developers of a 769,000 square foot warehouse and distribution building in Adairsville say they are still getting serious inquiries in spite of the COVID-19 concerns.
ATLANTA — MARTA has joined other large transit agencies around the country in asking Congress for at least $16 billion to help offset the impact of coronavirus on its bottom line.
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.
Community favorites Truett's Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue and Harvest Moon on Broad Street have temporarily closed their doors.
There were lots of smiles, but no handshakes, when Ball Container revealed plans Tuesday to add additional manufacturing capacity to its operations in Shannon.
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.
Adairsville real estate developer Darin Hardin is proposing a 145-unit townhouse development near Bartow County’s Manning Mill Park in Adairsville.
With fiber optic cable accessible to most communities across Northwest Georgia, Rome-based Parker Systems is devoting considerable attention to security and management of small business computer systems throughout the region.