Business: Amy Barton returns to Greater Community Bank. Lumina Coffee Co. marks first year in Rome. Jefferson’s celebrating 10 years in Cartersville.

Business: Amy Barton returns to Greater Community Bank. Lumina Coffee Co. marks first year in Rome. Jefferson’s celebrating 10 years in Cartersville.

Media release: The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank announces Amy Barton has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Loan Operations Manager. With 26 years of loan operations experience, Ms. Barton brings a wealth of knowledge to the Bank.

“We are excited to welcome Amy back to our team,” said David Lance, President “Her numerous years of experience ensuring customers are efficiently and successfully serviced makes her a great fit for our Bank.”

Ms. Barton possesses the leadership skills necessary for effective workflow and loan processing management. Prior to joining the team at Greater Community Bank, Ms. Barton served as assistant vice president and Loan Operations Manager at Heritage First Bank.

“Greater Community Bank has always felt like home to me, and I am very excited to return to such a great place to work,” said Ms. Barton.

Ms. Barton, a native of Rome, is married to Jeremy Barton and together they have two children and three granddaughters.


Lumina Coffee Co. at the Bypass and Braves Boulevard turns a year old Feb. 15. The shop, open Monday through Saturday, has become a mainstay already for coffee, dining and a central meeting place or study hall or quick get away to catch up on work.

Mike Schieffer, who with his son Matthew put the concept together as an independent coffee shop, says one of the biggest surprises in the first year has been “that the Rome community has fully embraced us, and have been even more gracious and friendly that we could have imagined. We love our ‘guests,’, that is our name for customers.

“Another surprise, to some extent, is that we still get a lot of comments and questions from people who think we are a franchise. In some cases, it is flattering because they are interested in seeing if they could open a Lumina Coffee Co. On the other hand, we know we need to better job in letting the community know that we — just Mike and Matt, local Romans, (are) running a coffee shop with what has now become a great place for great food. My son, Matthew, has latched on to his creative food skillset, and beyond making all his own syrups, sauces and ingredients, he has now perfected some amazing sandwiches, salads and toasts. It has been a lot of fun to watch his food innovations come to life for the community.”

Lumina is open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. / Menu

Congratulations to Jefferson’s which is celebrating 10 years in Cartersville as of today. We remember when the franchise announced plans to move into 28 W. Main St., the home of the fondly remembered D Morgan’s. Jefferson’s is marking the anniversary with free fried pickle or pork rind appetizer (one per table). Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

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