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The field of applicants is set for Rome’s vacant executive director position at the Downtown Development Authority — with 30 candidates tossing their hats in the ring.

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.

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…

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…

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…

The Rome Floyd Chamber hosts a ribbon-cutting Tuesday celebrating The Finishing Touch Salon at 1306 Maple Ave. The salon is owned by Connie Newman.

The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority approved an amended inducement resolution in support of a Kerry Foods expansion Tuesday.

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.

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…

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