Georgia is in line to recover $500 million from state Medicaid insurers for overpayments in 2020 and 2021, according to an insurance industry official who represents the companies.
A crane prepares to lift the Ulta Beauty sign over the cosmetics boutique storefront in the Riverbend shopping center at the former Pier 1 location on Monday.
Workforce development has been a buzz phrase in economic development circles for the last several years. Skillsets are important to employers, but the reality of the current job market is that the number of workers in the Rome, Floyd County and Northwest Georgia community has to be increased.
While Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a subsidiary of Oldcastle APG, has revealed plans to locate a new mulching facility in Polk County, the firm still actually owns property off Georgia 53 northeast of Rome.
New leaders of the Rome Shakespeare Festival and River Arts District Playhouse want to make Rome the regional hub for the performing arts.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle is being delayed again due to “productivity challenges” and additional time needed for testing and quality assurance, the Atlanta-based utility announced Thursday.
Scarlett Johansson reportedly filed a lawsuit against Disney over the streaming release of her superhero movie “Black Widow.” The legal filing contends the Marvel movie’s deal had specified “Black Widow” would be released exclusively in theaters, The Wall Street Journal reported. The movie came out both in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service under premier access on July 9. Part of ...
The wait is finally over for the Development Authority of Polk County in their quest to find a buyer for a long-completed speculative building.
ATLANTA — The state commission in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program has announced its intent to award six licenses to companies to grow the leaf crop and convert it into low-THC cannabis oil.
We take a look at four local shops — one that opened right before the COVID-19 shutdown, two that opened in the middle of the pandemic and are about to hit their one-year mark, and one that opened just two weeks ago.
A local doctor is cautioning his patients to speak to a medical professional before discontinuing use of their Philips Respironics CPAP medical device.
President Joe Biden’s executive order of July 9 included various steps toward making good on campaign promises to take on pharmaceutical companies by allowing the importation of prescription drugs and curbing the high cost of medicines. These issues were key to candidate Biden’s 2020 health care platform, which stated he would “stand up to abuse of power” by drugmakers. Biden promised on his ...
Floyd Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals, under the leadership of Atrium Health, will require that employees will receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.
The nine-month old Ball aluminum cup plant in Shannon has given new definition to the term “hitting the ground running.”
The primary difference between cryptocurrency and traditional paper cash is that cryptocurrencies are not managed by any kind of central governmental authority.
The June unemployment rate in Rome and Floyd County ticked up half a point from May, to 4.2%, but the number of initial claims for jobless benefits actually decreased over the month.
The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority has agreed to take an option on 32 acres adjacent to the Northwest Georgia Industrial Park off Ga. 53 in Shannon.
One of Rome’s historic old downtown buildings, at 233 Broad St., has been sold, but the business on the bottom floor — John Henry’s Grill — will remain in place.
ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s commitment to combating climate change is under fire in an ad campaign launched by the Sierra Club this week.
A high tech Rome business, XtractMor, has become a partner with one of Atlanta’s newest pro sports teams, the Atlanta Hustle of the American Ultimate Disc League.
Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4% last month, the lowest since the coronavirus pandemic began in March of last year and 8.5% below the April 2020 pandemic peak of 12.5%.
Rome and Floyd County will keep the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area designation, a U.S. Office of Management and Budget release stated.
The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission has been asked to complete a Development of Regional Interest report for a proposed e-commerce and manufacturing park in Gordon County.
As folks like Missy Kendrick at the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority and Jeanne Krueger at the Rome Floyd Chamber champion efforts to bring growth to Rome and Floyd County, residents should also give themselves a big pat on the back.
Interest in outdoor adventure activities is continuing to grow and Thereasa Hulgan, executive director of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau in Centre is seeking to capitalize on the diversity of the natural resources in Rome’s neighboring community to the west, launc…
Floyd Medical Center is investing $3.9 million to add two surgical robots to provide improved comfort and better results for orthopedic surgery patients.
ATLANTA — A Utah-based manufacturer of mattresses and pillows that announced a year ago it would build its first East Coast plant in Georgia is expanding that facility.
As soon you leave U.S. 27 in northern Floyd County there’s next to no natural gas service, a Summerville Natural Gas representative said — and the company is looking to expand into the area.
Georgia energy regulators have authorized Georgia Power Co. to move forward with plans to buy 970 megawatts of solar power from five other utilities.
A program that has made rooftop solar more affordable for homeowners in Georgia will soon hit a cap, which has solar industry representatives urging state officials to expand capacity.
First National Community Bank and Heritage First Bank have finalized their merger making the bank’s footprint the largest community bank in Northwest Georgia.
LaGRANGE — Undeveloped interstate highway rights of way could be used to house solar panels, broadband projects and electric-vehicle charging stations under legislation being introduced by U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff.
Construction workers clean up rubble after the former Long John Silvers was demolished on Turner McCall Boulevard to make way for the new Popeye’s. The restaurant is expected to be ready by Dec. 1.
A new partnership between a South Georgia utility and an internet services provider will invest $49 million to serve 8,400 customers with high-speed broadband.
The Rome-Floyd Planning Commission has a lengthy agenda planned for Thursday with nine applications in the county, including several housing related requests.
As Rome continues to grapple with a housing shortage, the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is forging forward to meet a segment of the need by becoming its own general contractor.
ATLANTA — A new inspection of the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week could further postpone completion of the long-delayed project.
ATLANTA — Traffic is picking up in Georgia as the coronavirus pandemic wanes, and it’s reflected in new revenue projections for the state’s toll lanes.
ATLANTA — American manufacturers of solar panels would benefit from a new federal tax credit under legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.