Word on the street
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.
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.
Fuddruckers restaurant at 595 Riverside Parkway is officially closed, according to a sign posted Sunday in the front entrance. The restaurant opened in 2003, the first to recognize the potential draw of the Rome Braves in the then-new State Mutual Stadium across Veterans Memorial Parkway.
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about possibly changing the name of this column to something like Word on the Web. That seems to be where so many folks seem to get their “news” nowadays.
Several times in the last couple of weeks we have reported on the effort to “rebrand” the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority. It really raises the greater issue of branding Rome altogether.
The Broad Street business district has been Georgia’s poster child for downtown development for the past decade and a half. As much as the area has grown and flourished, there’s room for more businesses and residents.
The Georgia Department of Labor is working with GCP Applied Technology to host a job fair Tuesday at the Rome Career Center on Riverside Parkway. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.
As we all prepare to flip the calendar (or swipe it on our phones) in just a couple of days, it dawned on me that we are leaving another decade. Where does time go?
I was reminded this week of a famous speech delivered by Vice President Spiro Agnew in September of 1970 in which he referred to Sunday morning news magazine commentators as "nattering nabobs of negativism" who have formed their own "4-H Club - the hopeless, hysterical, hypochondriacs of history."
Drawings have been submitted to the Rome Floyd Building Inspection office for another new restaurant in the up and coming East Bend shopping center at Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive. McAlister's Deli is the latest addition to the line-up at East Bend which we know will include a Pan…
When Floyd County built what Northwest Georgians know as State Mutual Stadium, there was a lot of talk about the potential for other growth around the stadium. It was the “build it and they will come” idea.
The annual Rome Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast was a huge success last month but Romans with a hankering for pancakes still have several additional opportunities to get their fill.
One of the things that folks in Rome frequently cite when touting the community is its quality of life. That’s not always something that is easy to measure because it is often different from person to person
The Downtown Development Authority is seeking nominee for its annual awards which will be presented during the DDA Christmas meeting December 20 at the Courtyard by Marriott his year.
Amanda Farrell and her Farrell’s Frame and Design have completed the move from one end of Broad Street to the other. Her custom framing shop had been located at 116 Broad Street, in the Cotton Block, for several years but the condition of the building had deteriorated to the point where she …
Community leaders in Rome and Floyd County have been putting a great deal of emphasis on getting the word out to anyone who will listen about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.
There was some good news this week for Northwest Georgia poultry farmers. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black revealed that China has once again opened its market to the industry in the United States.
The Georgia Department of Labor is aiding the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice in it’s bid to attract new correctional officers with a job fair later this month.
History is something that I have always been interested in and I’ve had a little trouble over the past week trying to put a label on a famous legend from merry ‘old England.
West Express had been a fixture on North Broad Street for 17 years before moving to 2739 Martha Berry Highway this summer, one of the out-parcels in from of Mount Berry Mall. Leighann Cobb, who owns the store along with William Terry, says that the business has grown tremendously since the move.
Economic development has been a front of the mind issues in Rome since a joint task force of local leaders started meeting almost two years ago to see if changes were needed to the way Rome goes about bringing new jobs to the community.
The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of creating a new 18-hole frisbee golf course at the Shag Williams Park around the old Scout hut in Shannon.
The Barnsley Resort, hidden away on over 3,000 acres between Rome, Kingston and Cartersville has once again been named among the “Top 20 Resorts in the South” on the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with LG Hausys to host a job fair Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rome Career Center on Riverside Parkway.
When Ira Levy first envisioned what is now The Lofts at Third and Broad, it was to be an edifice that paid tribute, of sorts, to the old Third Avenue Hotel.
In the modern newspaper era, it is somewhat unusual for a “beat” or “hard-news” reporter to have a regular column. There is a good reason for that. A column typically reflects a writer’s opinion on certain issues and as beat reporters, it is very important to be able to be objective when wri…
The frequency of contact between critters and humans can create situations where wildlife lose their innate fear of human beings. Frequently called "imprinting," the occurrence is well-documents.
The Bartow County Extension will host Northwest Georgia beef producers Wednesday evening for a session to discuss the feasibility of developing a Georgia branded Beef and local processing program.
Following the investigation of a complaint against Neaton Rome Inc, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has forced the auto parts manufacturer to reinstate and pay an employee $13,133 in lost wages as the federal labor probe determined that Neaton terminated the employee in…
Cartersville-based Phoenix Air has been awarded a 10-year federal contract by the U.S. Department of State to provide air ambulance services and air passenger services for U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.
RidgeBerry Property Management Company, a Rome-based company that launched in May 2017, is expanding its service offerings to meet the property management and real estate investment needs of Northwest Georgia.
Ashley (Ellington) Garner will return to her former post as the executive director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome. Garner served as the foundation's original chief executive for several years until leaving the position in May of 2018.
The Bartow County Fire Marshal has shut down the Magnuson Countryside Inn, 100 Georgia North Cir. in Adairsville for multiple violation of the Life Safety code.
Coosa Valley Credit Union President and CEO Andy F. Harris has been nominated for an IMPACT Award by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. The IMPACT Awards are designed to recognize emerging leaders within the Chamber community.