The deadline for bids on the old Rome-Floyd Recycling Center property on Watters Street passed Tuesday afternoon, with no proposals submitted.
Representatives form more than a dozen local businesses got to tour The Lofts at Third and Broad on Tuesday on what amounted to a field trip for the Small Business Action Council of the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce.
Todd Wofford was named Tuesday to lead the Rome-Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department on a permanent basis.
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority got the special-use permits it needed Monday to build two new duplexes in East Rome.
The cities of Rome and Cave Spring will be holding elections this year to fill seats on their governing bodies.
Rome Street Department crews were busy Friday, hanging new flashing lights at the pedestrian crosswalk in the 200 block of Broad Street. Amanda Carter, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, said the “Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Trial” will continue for 20 days, then move to the 300 block for 20 days and the 400 block for another 20 days as the city gets feedback from pedestrians and motorists alike.
Rome and Floyd County’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors could end up in a surprise settlement following a hearing set for Aug. 6 in federal district court.
Rome’s Between the Rivers Historic district is in the process of an unprecedented residential growth spurt. For years the Downtown Development Authority has put a high priority on getting the upper level of many of the downtown buildings renovated for apartment living.
The Rome City Commission is poised to set the property tax rate for 2019, holding at the same rate it’s been since 2017.
Work on the former Kmart property on Hicks Drive will be cleared to start any time after tonight, when the Rome City Commission takes the last step to approve tax allocation district financing.