Category Archives: Business

Business: New convenience store, deli at Redmond Circle and the Bypass under way. J & J Candles moving to Broad Street.

Business: New convenience store, deli at Redmond Circle and the Bypass under way. J & J Candles moving to Broad Street.

The new convenience store coming to the Bypass and Redmond Circle is under way. These pictures from Wednesday morning show some of the ground work under way by crews from Phillip Burkhalter Builders. According to our previous post, the store will feature a sit-down deli by the folks who operate the successful one at The Rock… Read more

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Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home is growing again. Barry Henderson joined us Thursday morning on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to announce the family has purchased Miller & Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home at 2542 Shorter Ave. in West Rome. You can hear the interview by clicking the SoundCloud feature… Read more

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Business: Spirit Halloween to haunt the former aisles of Toys R Us off Martha Berry this season.

Business: Spirit Halloween to haunt the former aisles of Toys R Us off Martha Berry this season.

Spirit Halloween’s pop up store is moving into the recently closed home of Toys R Us at 2780 Martha Berry Highway with the only such store in Northwest Georgia so far this season.  Recruitment is under way for those looking for season work. No details yet on when the store will open and what the… Read more

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Jobs: State’s unemployment rate dips to 15-year low while local jobs down 200 positions last month, first-time jobless claims rise.

Jobs: State’s unemployment rate dips to 15-year low while local jobs down 200 positions last month, first-time jobless claims rise.

Local work force: A good news/bad news mix on jobs from July. There were 700 more jobs here in July of this year vs. the same month in 2017. However, there was a 200-job dip from the June report, the first decrease reported in 2018. First-time jobless claims by county: Floyd: 452, up from the… Read more

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Salvation Army’s new West Rome location sets grand opening, ribbon cutting for Aug. 29. Second Avenue store now closed.

Salvation Army’s new West Rome location sets grand opening, ribbon cutting for Aug. 29. Second Avenue store now closed.

  The Salvation Army of Rome announces the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new family store at the Gala Shopping Center off Redmond and Shorter Avenue, set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.  The move represents a significant increase in the footprint of the store, allowing for more product sales. Supporters will not… Read more

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Fifth Avenue: Improving streetscape and pedestrian safety will be key pieces of $2 million project; improvements won’t start until after special tax collections begin in April.

Fifth Avenue: Improving streetscape and pedestrian safety will be key pieces of $2 million project; improvements won’t start until after special tax collections begin in April.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Among the projects to be funded through the 2017 SPLOST is $2 million for improvements to the Fifth Avenue River District. What those improvements will look like is still up for debate but local business owners and officials will get their first look at proposed recommendations this fall. City Manager Sammy… Read more

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Business: Mannington Mills to invest $42 million, all 200 new jobs at Calhoun facility by 2021.

Business: Mannington Mills to invest $42 million, all 200 new jobs at Calhoun facility by 2021.

Media release: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Mannington Mills, a flooring manufacturer, will create more than 200 jobs and invest $42 million in Calhoun by 2021. Mannington Mills purchased a 78-acre site and will expand upon the company’s presence in Georgia. “Georgia’s economic environment and skilled workforce continue to provide businesses like Mannington Mills with… Read more

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Building housing O’Charley’s in Rome on the market; restaurant remains open with no changes pending.

Building housing O’Charley’s in Rome on the market; restaurant remains open with no changes pending.

  A key building is for sale on on Turner McCall — but nothing is changing when it comes to the business it houses. The home of O’Charley’s at 737 Turner McCall Blvd. is priced at $2,825,000. Built in 2007, it covers around 7,000 square feet with frontage along Turner McCall Boulevard. It opened as… Read more

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Business: Second Rite Aid closing in Rome; this one at Shorter and Division. Plus: Other activity at this intersection so far this year.

Business: Second Rite Aid closing in Rome; this one at Shorter and Division. Plus: Other activity at this intersection so far this year.

A second Rite Aid location in Rome is closing in early September. For one, the pharmacy at the store at 15 N. Division St. NW will close Thursday, Aug. 23. All prescriptions will  be transferred to the Walgreen’s at 701 Martha Berry Blvd. across from Floyd Medical Center. The store itself closes two weeks later.… Read more

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Updated: Dempsey Auction Co. sells ‘The Ranch’ for $1.1 million; Property at the heart of the state’s most sensational murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

Updated: Dempsey Auction Co. sells ‘The Ranch’ for $1.1 million; Property at the heart of the state’s most sensational murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

  Eatonton drew a statewide audience today as Rome’s Dempsey Auction Co. auctioned off the “The Ranch”, a sprawling property at the center of one of the state’s most sensational murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and sentencing of her husband, former attorney Tex McIver, from earlier this year. The property was sold for… Read more

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Business: Christmas comes to Cartersville (shop, that is). Changes ahead for radio stations in Chattooga County,  Cedartown. Popeye’s is the latest fast-food restaurant headed to Rockmart.

Business: Christmas comes to Cartersville (shop, that is). Changes ahead for radio stations in Chattooga County, Cedartown. Popeye’s is the latest fast-food restaurant headed to Rockmart.

  Ole Town Christmas opens in downtown Cartersville: Give these folks credit — their grand opening was perfectly timed to be on the twenty-fifth — as in Christmas in July 25. Even some of the narrative on their Facebook page reflects a few extra nods to Christmas, including the pensive day before the grand opening… Read more

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Business: At an all-time high — the number of people working in Northwest Georgia in the month of June.

Business: At an all-time high — the number of people working in Northwest Georgia in the month of June.

Northwest Georgia’s number of employed increased in June, hitting an all-time high, state labor department reports show. The regional labor force ended June at 426,744, up 11,253 over the last year. That number is up 4,006 over the last month, more than four times the monthly average increase over the year. As a result of this… Read more

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Business: Demolition of former East Rome Beverage Center location continues; new store open. Rehab Techniques coming to John Davenport.

Business: Demolition of former East Rome Beverage Center location continues; new store open. Rehab Techniques coming to John Davenport.

On July 12, the original location of East Rome Beverage Center closed with the new store just behind it — at 1805 Dean Ave., on the site where Deano’s Pizza once stood — opening the next day. As planned, the owners are demolishing the old location while letting customers know the new one just behind… Read more

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Business: Around $30 million in recent improvements, new listing and new video together showcasing property close to State Mutual Stadium.

Business: Around $30 million in recent improvements, new listing and new video together showcasing property close to State Mutual Stadium.

The video was produced by Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging. HORIZON: The second of two parts on Rome/Floyd’s next projects. Click here for part one.  Seven tracts adjoining State Mutual Stadium and the just-opened RiverPoint apartments are now listed with Hardy Realty, varying from one to more than two-and-a-half acres and together selling for nearly… Read more

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