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.

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.

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