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Business: Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl sets Friday grand opening. AR Workshop due Dec. 1.

Business: Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl sets Friday grand opening. AR Workshop due Dec. 1.

    Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl grand opening is this Friday at 408 Broad St., next door to Schroeder’s New Deli. Owners Michelle Wright and Tyler Tate will specialize in vinyl and accessory needs for monogramming. Southern Sisters will carry all kinds of clothing including various shirts, raglans and sherpas, along with jewelry. Store hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.,… Read more

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Christmas Tree City opens Nov. 20 at new location but with the same style of trees offered since 1977.

Christmas Tree City opens Nov. 20 at new location but with the same style of trees offered since 1977.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Forty years in business is certainly an accomplishment for any organization but especially for one that is only open about five weeks out of the year. When Christmas Tree City opens for its 40th season next Monday, Nov. 20, co-owners Guy and Jud Rutland will be at a new location.… Read more

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Business: Tractor Supply taking shape in Cedartown; hiring begins.

Business: Tractor Supply taking shape in Cedartown; hiring begins.

Tractor Supply Co. just about ready in Cedartown: This photo, from Hometown’s Natalie Simms on Friday, shows the rapid progress of the latest Tractor Supply coming to our area. This store is rising quickly near Home Depot on U.S. 27. The company current is advertising for store assistant manager, team leader, team member and store… Read more

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Business: The Southern Shoppe hopes to open Friday in the hot 200 block with home decor, clothing, jewelry and specialty classes.

Business: The Southern Shoppe hopes to open Friday in the hot 200 block with home decor, clothing, jewelry and specialty classes.

  Pending a final inspection from the fire marshal, Julie Robinson hopes to open her transplanted The Southern Shoppe this Friday at 204 Broad St., next to Frios Gourmet Pops and Whistle Britches.  Robinson opened Southern Shoppe in Hiawassee in Northeast Georgia in January but says she wanted a location in a “busier market.” So she’s relocating… Read more

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Millennials: Why they’re critical to Northwest Georgia’s future and some tips on keeping, attracting them.

Millennials: Why they’re critical to Northwest Georgia’s future and some tips on keeping, attracting them.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net You’re hearing the word “millennials” more than ever across Northwest Georgia for a good reason. Studies show that 75 to 80 percent of the work force will be those currently in the 18-to 35-year-old demographic by 2025. By then, many in the baby boomer generation will be retired. And that’s the… Read more

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‘Armuchee Boom’ is changing the landscape along Martha Berry Highway.

‘Armuchee Boom’ is changing the landscape along Martha Berry Highway.

    Maybe it is us but we don’t see anything preventing development along the bustling Martha Berry Highway these days near Mount Berry Mall. If anything, the area is red hot thanks to private funding and financing. The following projects alone outline in excess of $5 million. Consider: RaceTrac: The convenience store will be about… Read more

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Business: Three employers to recruit in our area Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 13.

Business: Three employers to recruit in our area Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 13.

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Labor will help employers in northwest Georgia recruit a number of manufacturing workers in Calhoun, Rome and Rockmart. On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6-7, the GDOL’s Rome Career Center will conduct recruitments for Racemark International, a manufacturer and distributor of automobile floor mats and seats.  Both recruitments will… Read more

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Business: Colosseum Escape Rooms coming to Broad Street by early December. What to know.

Business: Colosseum Escape Rooms coming to Broad Street by early December. What to know.

  Mark Ellison and Spencer Thomas are bringing Northwest Georgia’s first full-time “escape room” to Broad Street with a projected opening in the first week of December. Colosseum Escape Rooms is undergoing final prep work at 608 Broad St., the former home of Cycle Therapy (now at Central Plaza). Ellison says guests will find two… Read more

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Business: Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl coming to Broad Street in November as boutique streak continues.

Business: Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl coming to Broad Street in November as boutique streak continues.

  Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl is coming to 408 Broad St., next door to Schroeder’s New Deli. Owners Michelle Wright and Tyler Tate will specialize in vinyl and accessory needs for monogramming. “We are a clothing boutique that sells vinyl and every day blanks for monogramming,” says Wright. “Anything that you can monogram, we… Read more

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Business: Woodford Clothing opens on Third Avenue in downtown Rome.

Business: Woodford Clothing opens on Third Avenue in downtown Rome.

Final boutique of the year (we think) opens in downtown Rome: The basic look of Woodford Clothing — especially the interior — is drawing great reviews from customers who already have stopped by at 13 E. Third Ave. adjacent to the Lofts condo project. Jennifer Holloway Moore has put a lot of work into the… Read more

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Jobs: Despite losing jobs last month, unemployment rate falls in Floyd, across Northwest Georgia.

Jobs: Despite losing jobs last month, unemployment rate falls in Floyd, across Northwest Georgia.

Executive summary: The unemployment rate dropped across Northwest Georgia in September compared to the same month in 2016 as well as August of this year, according to  Georgia Department of Labor. Bartow and Gordon counties each posted jobless rates of 4.0. What’s it mean: Media release: State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that metro Rome’s… Read more

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Business: What’s ahead for Candor Insurance, downtown Rome.  Audio and text report. Plus: Ribbon cutting for Rome Memorial Park.

Business: What’s ahead for Candor Insurance, downtown Rome. Audio and text report. Plus: Ribbon cutting for Rome Memorial Park.

Bob Shinn and John Good of Candor Insurance joined us Wednesday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk about what’s next for the company. You can hear the entire interview by listening to the SoundCloud file above. Some highlights from the conversation following a bit of background below: A week… Read more

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