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Buzz: Tractor Supply opens in Cedartown on Feb. 12. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Tractor Supply opens in Cedartown on Feb. 12. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

    Tractor Supply Company will celebrate its grand opening in Cedartown with a community celebration featuring entertainment, giveaways and special events. The store itself opens Monday, Feb. 12. As part of the celebration from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday Feb. 11, Tractor Supply customers will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. During the… Read more

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Business: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Selman’s Country Store opens with chocolates, dessert bar and gifts (with no holiday mark-up).

Business: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Selman’s Country Store opens with chocolates, dessert bar and gifts (with no holiday mark-up).

Nan Selman has had a “knack for making goodies” for years. Each Christmas, for example, she’s made batches of sweet stuff for family and friends who, while appreciative, repeatedly urged her to do it for a living. So she launched a home-based operation and now has decided to go traditional brick-and-mortar –a storefront at 4512… Read more

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Business: Lumina Coffee proposed for outparcel at State Mutual Stadium near new apartments.

Business: Lumina Coffee proposed for outparcel at State Mutual Stadium near new apartments.

  The Rome Braves and the future tenants of RiverPoint apartments are about to get some company. Plans for Lumina Coffee at 640 Braves Blvd. are now on file at the building department in the Carnegie Building. Mike Schieffer is listed as the owner and we have emails into him for additional comment on what’s… Read more

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Business: Hamilton State Bank, which purchased Bartow County Bank in 2011, has been purchased by Ameris Bancorp.

Business: Hamilton State Bank, which purchased Bartow County Bank in 2011, has been purchased by Ameris Bancorp.

Ameris Bancorp of Jacksonville, Fla., the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Ameris will acquire Hamilton State Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Hamilton State Bank based in Hoschton. Hamilton has three offices in Cartersville and one in Acworth. It grew into Northwest Georgia following its merger… Read more

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Business: Gas prices rise again with more likely on the way.

Business: Gas prices rise again with more likely on the way.

  Georgia gas prices rose 3.5 cents last week. Sunday’s state average of $2.48 is 18 cents more than a month ago, and 30 cents more than this time last year. Georgia has the 20th-lowest state average in the nation. A local check of prices Monday morning on Georgia Gas Prices showed: Rome: Prices ranging from $2.39… Read more

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Business: Rough 2018 so far as another business closes its doors. Latest: Humble Pie Ladies Boutique on Broad Street.

Business: Rough 2018 so far as another business closes its doors. Latest: Humble Pie Ladies Boutique on Broad Street.

  It’s been a rough 2018 so for Greater Rome as another business closes its doors. This time its Humble Pie Ladies Boutique at 214 Broad St. The lights were off and windows looked empty late in the week and the Rome store number rolled to an answering machine. A call to their Blue Ridge store… Read more

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Business: Villages of Red Top — a community of up to 2,000 residences, retail and outdoors — proposed near Emerson where ‘Avatron’ theme park had been planned.

Business: Villages of Red Top — a community of up to 2,000 residences, retail and outdoors — proposed near Emerson where ‘Avatron’ theme park had been planned.

That didn’t take long. Barely 13 months after the announcement that David C. Garrett’s Avatron theme park — which was to include tie-ins to The Hunger Games franchise — had been shelved (background), an Atlanta development company has unveiled plans for a massive residential community for the site just off I-75 in Emerson. The name:… Read more

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Business: The Laundry Room now open on Turner McCall featuring self-service or drop off wash-n-fold options.

Business: The Laundry Room now open on Turner McCall featuring self-service or drop off wash-n-fold options.

The Laundry Room is now open at 1494 Turner McCall Blvd., next door to McDonald’s across from Cooper Drive. The first customers were able to clean their laundry in Speed Queen-brand machines on Saturday. Owners Scott and Jenny Lowery, who are leasing the building from Ledbetter Properties, have been working for months to get the new laundromat… Read more

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Cartersville’s Anheuser Busch plant, employees featured in upcoming Super Bowl commercial

Cartersville’s Anheuser Busch plant, employees featured in upcoming Super Bowl commercial

Talk about pulling at your heart-strings. Anheuser Busch just released is 2018 Budweiser Super Bowl commercial and it will make you proud of the Cartersville brewery. The commercial features the local plant along with General Manager Kevin Fahrenkrog and employees as they work to provide cans of clean drinking water in response to natural disasters. From… Read more

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Business: Changes in management team at local Walmart stores as part of corporate restructuring

Business: Changes in management team at local Walmart stores as part of corporate restructuring

As part of a nationwide corporate restructuring, some co-managers at both the East Rome Walmart (Hwy. 411) and West Rome Walmart (Redmond Circle) stores were laid off on Friday. Walmart Corporate officials will not release the exact number of local co-managers impacted, but says it is no more than 3 employees. Co-managers are the second… Read more

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Business: Rome City Brewing Co. wins nearly $310,000 judgment against Ohio company that failed to deliver new brewing system. Expanded operation at 333 Broad moving foward, with opening expected in late February or early March.

Business: Rome City Brewing Co. wins nearly $310,000 judgment against Ohio company that failed to deliver new brewing system. Expanded operation at 333 Broad moving foward, with opening expected in late February or early March.

  Rome City Brewing Co. has won a more than $300,000 judgment against a Canton, Ohio, company that was supposed to deliver key systems needed as RCBC expands from 325 Broad St. into a larger, 10-barrel craft brewing operation at 333 Broad. But given the collapse of SysTech Stainless Works amid a now national investigation… Read more

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Business: Dates, brief outline of year two of Downtown Rome Saturdays posted. Cartersville strategic marketing expert Carol Morgan’s latest book focuses on making social media work for your business.

Business: Dates, brief outline of year two of Downtown Rome Saturdays posted. Cartersville strategic marketing expert Carol Morgan’s latest book focuses on making social media work for your business.

  The Downtown Rome Saturday series returns this spring. The dates are out and some clues to the changing list of events to be held each time. What we have so far is below; for more on each, call the Downtown Development Authority at 706-236-4520: May 5: Art street festival, 1-9 p.m. June 2: Shakespeare Festival,… Read more

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