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Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice; angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there.

Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice; angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there.

In less than 12 hours Tuesday, much of what is done in Rome and Floyd County to recruit new industry and new jobs began to change. Three separate meetings involving the Floyd County Commission, the Rome City Commission and the Joint Services Committee (consisting of key representatives from both governments) almost completed the formal blessing of… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Coosa Valley Credit Union celebrated the completion of its newest branch office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Located at 15 Walnut Grove Road in Cartersville, the interior layout was designed to allow for ease of transactions in an open and inviting space. The new full service branch and ATM is equipped with all… Read more

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Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

  LOCAL JOBS REPORT The labor force rose by 200 jobs in October compared to the previous month, according to the state Department of Labor. Compared to October 2017, the area picked up 400 jobs. One factor: Retailers and others are staffing up for the Christmas shopping season. October’s work force, 41,700, tied the “high”… Read more

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Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

  October saw a 25 percent jump in home sales by members of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors vs. the same month last year. The latest market snapshot shows 110 homes closed in October, one of the busiest months of 2018.  Some other indicators of note: Average sales price: $161,188, up 7.6 percent from… Read more

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Business: Floyd’s economic development push to copy Bartow’s (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format. Take our Twitter poll.

Business: Floyd’s economic development push to copy Bartow’s (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format. Take our Twitter poll.

  Take our Twitter poll on the economic development plans: new one or keep chamber model. Click here As expected, the future of Rome/Floyd County’s economic development push is separating from the Rome Floyd Chamber to be run by a six-member panel with three representatives each appointed by the city and county governments. The Rome… Read more

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Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

On Tuesday, Rome High School announced its nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program that takes place on Berry College’s campus every summer from mid-June to around mid-July. Said RHS’s Governor’s Honors Program Coordinator Melody Burse: “The instruction is completely different from a regular high school classroom. Classes are designed to provide students with various academic, cultural… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: We don’t have a new governor yet — or a District 14 House representative. Economic development shuffle continues; Shannon site a catalyst. Let’s Make a Deal, Rome-style.

Ahead of the Headlines: We don’t have a new governor yet — or a District 14 House representative. Economic development shuffle continues; Shannon site a catalyst. Let’s Make a Deal, Rome-style.

  Politics: Who’s our next governor? Not so fast: Fact of the day — the only one declaring Brian Kemp governor-elect of Georgia is the candidate himself (and yes we watched the victory lap press conference with the governor). The Kemp-Abrams race remains “undecided” by election trackers with the Associated Press and others (click AJC) as… Read more

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Updates: Ana’s Rotolos Deli scheduled to open on North Broad in two weeks. Cartersville’s Peachtree Immediate Care office due first week of December. West Cinema returns in Cedartown Nov. 16.

Updates: Ana’s Rotolos Deli scheduled to open on North Broad in two weeks. Cartersville’s Peachtree Immediate Care office due first week of December. West Cinema returns in Cedartown Nov. 16.

  Ana’s Rotolos Deli returns, opening within two weeks at 1817 N. Broad St. Ana  La Guardia posted the following note on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “OK!! My beautiful costumers, friends… I’m opening on North Broad …. two weeks. I’ll be there! Thank you for your support!” Known for her rotolos, La Guardia has been… Read more

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Business: Lyons Bridge Beef adding Riverside Gourmet in downtown Rome to expanding retail offerings.

Business: Lyons Bridge Beef adding Riverside Gourmet in downtown Rome to expanding retail offerings.

Even more changes in hot 200 block of Broad Street as Lyons Bridge Beef is on the way: This photo from the farm’s Facebook page says it all — Brian Moore (pictured) and Wesley Walraven are purchasing Riverside Gourmet and will incorporate many of the offerings from their Lyons Bridge Beef operation into the business Kevin… Read more

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Business: Rare triple play of new businesses — in succession — on Broad Street as Gifts of Grace coming to no. 224, then Smart Shop antiques and the recently opened Level Up Arcade.

Business: Rare triple play of new businesses — in succession — on Broad Street as Gifts of Grace coming to no. 224, then Smart Shop antiques and the recently opened Level Up Arcade.

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Coming attractions: Cedartown’s historic West Cinema just about ready to return (with a cool popcorn machine). Your wait to see Santa at the mall will be 10 days longer than last year.

Coming attractions: Cedartown’s historic West Cinema just about ready to return (with a cool popcorn machine). Your wait to see Santa at the mall will be 10 days longer than last year.

  They should make a movie about what’s happened at Cedartown’s West Cinema Theater in recent months. After all, we’ve seen several movies and television shows in town to capture Main Street’s rustic look on the big and small screens. So why not some big-screen treatment for the theater that refuses to close? There’s been… Read more

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Business: Redmond area convenience store with deli targets December opening. Level Up Arcade up and running on Broad Street.

Business: Redmond area convenience store with deli targets December opening. Level Up Arcade up and running on Broad Street.

  The new convenience store coming to the Bypass and Redmond Circle is getting closer. This picture, taken Tuesday morning, shows the general facade of the store that also is scheduled to include a deli in addition to standard features. If all goes as planned, it will open in December. Work is being done by… Read more

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Jobs: Bartow County’s jobless rate in October (3.2%) was the lowest on record. Also: Regional jobs snapshot; who’s hiring.

Jobs: Bartow County’s jobless rate in October (3.2%) was the lowest on record. Also: Regional jobs snapshot; who’s hiring.

From media releases: Bartow County’s unemployment rate for September was the lowest ever recorded for the area, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. The regional numbers also were good (see below). Bartow also increased its number of employed residents and saw claims for unemployment fall in September. Meanwhile, the labor force declined slightly. Critical… Read more

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