Marglen Industries and Shorter University in Rome were among the early beneficiaries of the small business lending program aimed at minimizing layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s energy regulating board voted narrowly Tuesday to let Georgia Power Co. recover from customers $7.7 million in costs associated with its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Michelle Strickland, M.D., a sports and family medicine physician in the Floyd Primary Care network, is now a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
An entity called Yellowstone LLC is seeking to have property on Rock Fence Road between Adairsville and Barnsley Resort rezoned for future mining purposes.
A mix of relief, fear and uncertainty has cropped up for business leaders and worker advocates in Georgia eyeing new protections for companies and hospitals against coronavirus-related lawsuits.
ATLANTA — With state tax collections running below expectations even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, supporters of legalized gambling in Georgia were optimistic they could finally prevail during the 2020 legislative session after years of failure.
Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program has named Dyanna Fountain, M.D., and Lacey Johnson, D.O., Chief Residents for the new academic year beginning July 1. Chief Residents are selected and voted on by their peers and are approved by faculty and staff.
Charmaine Thomas has been named Administrator of Floyd Behavioral Health. Thomas will continue to serve as the Risk Management Director at Floyd Medical Center while also assuming her new responsibilities at Floyd Behavioral Health.
The Rome City Commission was asked to formally adopt a 2018 study of opportunities to improve the downtown River District earlier this week — however the commission decided to send the report back to the Redevelopment Committee for a fresh look.
Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that U.S.-based Wellmade Flooring will invest more than $35 million in expanding its manufacturing facilities to Bartow County, delivering 240 jobs to the area. Internationally known, Wellmade specializes in the design, production, and dis…
Representatives of Sutherland Capital LLC, an Atlanta-based corporation, have filed a rezoning and special use permit applications with the Rome-Floyd County Planning office for the redevelopment of property at 1301 Martha Berry Boulevard which has housed Sumo Japanese Steak House for years.
Large sheets of black plastic cover the showroom windows at the Victoria’s Secret store in Mount Berry Mall. Until recently, the main gates to the entrance were down and all of the merchandise was visible. The parent company, L Brands, revealed plans in late May to close 250 stores but a ful…
Atlanta-based Playa Azul Media Studios has confirmed its purchase of a building at 510 Broad St. for its first film production studio.
Employees at the Kerry Ingredients and Flavours plant in Lindale spent their Wednesday putting together 100 take and bake meals to be donated to Restoration Rome.
Creative Flooring Solutions announced it will invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun, bringing 300 jobs.
A contract for a major increase in gas service for the International Paper mill in Coosa is set, following negotiations among the Georgia Public Service commissioners and staff, IP and Atlanta Gas Light.
In the world of small-market banking and financial assistance, it’s all about relationships, relationships, relationships.
The discussion concerning a new push toward obtaining a certificate of need for Floyd Medical Center for open heart surgery continued at the Floyd Healthcare Management board on Monday evening.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. is offering customers behind on their electric bills because of the coronavirus pandemic a chance to pay them back over time.
The family farm was long considered to be a backbone of the American way of life. As they’ve steadily given way to mega corporate agribusinesses, families that have managed to hang on to their farms — and keep their next generation interested — are reaching out to connect with customers at s…
ATLANTA — A controversial update to Georgia’s Right to Farm Act cleared the state Senate Thursday after a debate of nearly two hours.
The total economic impact of the Floyd health system on local and state economies is more than $841.2 million. That figure is based on a report from the Georgia Hospital Association and data supplied by Cherokee Medical Center and the Alabama Hospital Association. Floyd also provides approxi…
ATLANTA — Legislation that could clear the way for developers in Georgia to construct mid-rise office buildings made mostly of wood gained final passage in the General Assembly Tuesday.
For individuals and corporations looking to relocate, there’s a new tool that could move Rome and Floyd County to a position of prominence on their list.
Peering up the underside of an automobile is something most people would rather not have to do. Nowadays, that’s just about all Dennis Ratliff does. And he’s just fine with that.
Ryan Earnest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announced that veteran banker Joni Holland has joined the bank as assistant vice president and main office branch manager.
Thomas “Tommy” Manning has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer at Floyd Medical Center, according to Kurt Stuenkel, president and CEO of the hospital
The creation of more than 5,000 new jobs through ten big economic development projects has earned Georgia a Silver Shovel Award from the Area Development magazine for the 11th year in a row.
ATLANTA — More than three dozen businesses and nonprofit organizations are calling on Gov. Brian Kemp and the General Assembly to raise more revenue to overcome a looming fiscal 2021 budget shortfall rather than impose deep spending cuts.
Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the Holding Company for Greater Community Bank, has been hosting its annual shareholder meeting at the bank’s main office in Rome for over two decades.
United Community Bank’s Northwest Georgia team is proud to have made a $2,500 donation to United Way of Rome and Floyd County. The donation, which will help United Way further its mission and assist those in the community negatively affected by COVID-19, was made on behalf of customers who p…
The City of Rome, through the Community Development Department, will provide operating assistance to small businesses that are in jeopardy as a result of the COVID-19 public safety measures.
The Appalachian Regional Commission — which pumps millions of dollars into economic development activity in parts of 13 states — is going to delay an update to its five-year funding plan until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.