Category Archives: Business

Business: Ross Dress for Less now open in Cartersville. Discount Tire opening in August.

Business: Ross Dress for Less now open in Cartersville. Discount Tire opening in August.

The new Ross Dress for Less store in Cartersville is now open at Main Street Point shopping center, the site of the old Kroger in Cartersville at corner of Main Street and U.S. 41. Approximately 50 new associates, including a mix of both full- and part-time positions, are now employed at the store. The new store hours… Read more

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What should go where Kmart was? Target is dominant in record social media response, Academy Sports a distant number two.

What should go where Kmart was? Target is dominant in record social media response, Academy Sports a distant number two.

  Reports that Ledbetter Properties is in negotiations to purchase the 15-acre Kmart site off Turner McCall spread quickly throughout Rome/Floyd County as speculation expanded into what the retail mix might be. With no plans yet public, and the deal pending, the what-if game is about all we have for now. That and a Hometown… Read more

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Business: New name for new Courtyard in Rome. Help wanted: Executive editor.

Business: New name for new Courtyard in Rome. Help wanted: Executive editor.

Make that Courtyard Rome Riverwalk: The new hotel on West Third Street has an even newer name, Courtyard Rome Riverwalk. The rebranding is tied to the meeting space offered by the hotel — and its very wise appreciation and use of its position above the Oostanaula River (our opinion). That space and access gets its… Read more

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Jobs: 600 more jobs here in June vs. a year earlier but some increases in first-time jobless claims. Statewide, another record month (on the good side).

Jobs: 600 more jobs here in June vs. a year earlier but some increases in first-time jobless claims. Statewide, another record month (on the good side).

  June job headlines: Rome/Floyd County saw 600 more jobs last month vs. June 2017. June marked the third time in the past 13 months that the overall labor force peaked at 41,600. There was no month-to-month change when compared to May of this year. First-time jobless claims: Floyd, Polk see increases vs. May of… Read more

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Business: Butler Properties pulls out of American Legion site on Shorter Avenue near parks and rec.

Business: Butler Properties pulls out of American Legion site on Shorter Avenue near parks and rec.

  For the past two years, the home of the American Legion at 5 Shorter Ave. had been living on borrowed time. Butler Properties of Athens was in talks to purchase the headquarters some of Shorter’s land on the adjoining Thornwood site with hopes of bringing the next big thing in discount grocers to Rome… Read more

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Etowah Bend gated community planned near Euharlee. One of the state’s top film experts to speak in Cartersville. Roadwork ahead for Ga. 53 in Gordon, Pickens.

Etowah Bend gated community planned near Euharlee. One of the state’s top film experts to speak in Cartersville. Roadwork ahead for Ga. 53 in Gordon, Pickens.

Ground breaking today at 2 p.m. for Etowah Bend in Euharlee: The developers will be at 99 Milam Bridge Road to launch what they describe as “a gated riverside community with custom built homes on three- to seven-acre estate lots… Every home will have river access.” The project is from McWhorter Goss General Contractors. For more: Facebook page.… Read more

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Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

  Last year’s auction of recovered property from the Floyd County Schools‘ theft case was huge for Dempsey Auction Co. It featured real estate, vehicles, grills and 600 other items that were sold with proceeds earmarked for return to the school system. It came with a big crowd and an even bigger responsibility — recovering… Read more

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Business: So what’s next for West Rome? As Salvation Army’s Family Store prepares for Gala Plaza move, a look at some hot spots for new tenants.

Business: So what’s next for West Rome? As Salvation Army’s Family Store prepares for Gala Plaza move, a look at some hot spots for new tenants.

  Above are just a few of the sites either being developed or available in West Rome. We’ve read several reports about fast-food updates, including a new home for Burger King and even a return of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (see Rome News). One of the area’s newest restaurants, a second Jack’s location, opened earlier this… Read more

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Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road.

Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road.

  One of Bartow’s newest companies, Loloi Inc., broke ground Wednesday morning in a ceremony at 840 Cassville White Road, Cartersville. In late spring, the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced the company’s decision to create 198 new jobs in Bartow County. Also known as Loloi Rugs, the company is making a “substantial” investment in… Read more

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Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue.

Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue.

Update: The East Rome Beverage Center closed its doors on the old location Wednesday evening and will reopen in the new location this Friday, July 13. The store is at 1805 Dean Ave SE. The current store will be demolished in coming weeks. Previous updates below: Davis Contracting and Development Inc. is putting the final touches… Read more

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Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd.  Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd. Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Rite Aid is closing its store at 2005 Maple Ave., across 20th Street from rival CVS, as of Wednesday, Aug. 1 (three weeks from today) Signage is up on the entrance doors and around the property announcing that prescriptions normally filled at that store will be transferred to Walgreen’s at 701 Martha Berry Blvd. as… Read more

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Business: Remake of old Los Reyes in Cartersville moving quickly. Phil’s Alterations Shop coming to Turner McCall Boulevard. Mapco Express job fair July 23.

Business: Remake of old Los Reyes in Cartersville moving quickly. Phil’s Alterations Shop coming to Turner McCall Boulevard. Mapco Express job fair July 23.

Streetside Retail, a new Atlanta commercial real estate investment and development company, is wasting no time in renovating and redeveloping the old Los Reyes restaurant site at 122 N. Morningside Drive. The exterior renovations are nearly complete with interior work underway. One client already booked for the site is Peachtree Immediate Care. In an earlier… Read more

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Education: GNTC students take home medals in SkillsUSA National Competition

Education: GNTC students take home medals in SkillsUSA National Competition

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Taylor Eagle of Chattooga County, Georgia hit the medal stand at the SkillsUSA National Competition this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. Eagle took home the bronze medal in the Residential Systems and Installation Maintenance category at the organization’s National Leadership and Skills Conference held annually in the Bluegrass State.… Read more

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Business: United Community Banks Inc. announces H. Lynn Harton as new CEO

Business: United Community Banks Inc. announces H. Lynn Harton as new CEO

Media release: United Community Banks, Inc. announced today that H. Lynn Harton has assumed the role of United’s CEO, succeeding longtime company leader Jimmy Tallent. In addition to this new role, Harton continues as President and CEO of United’s subsidiary, United Community Bank. United also announced that Tallent has moved into his new role as Executive Chairman… Read more

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