Building department gets $1.1 million permit application for West Rome’s RaceTrac station at 1849 Shorter Ave. That’s a significant move for the site which still looks pretty much like this archive photo above taken by Hometown Headlines months ago. Look for things to change rapidly, however, as the store is due in early 2020. What we know is on the way:
- The mega convenience store will rise quickly across Coker Drive from Jack’s restaurant (former Winslette Pharmacy site).
- It will include 5,500 square feet under roof. Included: Swirl World frozen dessert station with up to 10 flavors and 41 toppings as well as other food items and an extended coffee counter.
- Ample seating, free WiFi and more exterior illumination in the parking lot.
- 16 fuel pumps.
- 20-25 new jobs to the community.
Wednesday: The Development Authority of Floyd County meets Wednesday, April 10, at 8 a.m. in the offices of McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman, & Monroe, LLP, 111 Bridgepoint Plaza, Suite 300.
Thursday: The monthly meeting of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority Board will be held Thursday, April 11, in the Carnegie Training Room of the Carnegie Building, 607 Broad St. at 8:30 a.m.
The state of Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled nearly $1.67 billion for an increase of $109 million, or 7 percent, compared to March 2018, when net tax collections totaled almost $1.56 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $17.04 billion for an increase of $380 million, or 2.3 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $16.66 billion through three quarters.