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No interest in redeveloping former recycling center site in North Rome

July 17, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The deadline for bids on the old Rome-Floyd Recycling Center property on Watters Street passed Tuesday afternoon, with no proposals submitted.

Business leaders tour Lofts at Third and Broad

July 10, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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 named Parks & Rec director over 17 applicants

July 10, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Todd Wofford was named Tuesday to lead the Rome-Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department on a permanent basis.

Housing Authority gets green light on duplexes in East Rome

July 9, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority got the special-use permits it needed Monday to build two new duplexes in East Rome.

Rome, Cave Spring to hold elections this year, qualifying set for August

July 8, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The cities of Rome and Cave Spring will be holding elections this year to fill seats on their governing bodies.

New flashing lights for crosswalk safety being evaluated downtown

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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.

Plan would divide opioid money before offers made, trial starts

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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.

Historic district is hot right now, and it's not because it's summer

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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.

Rome to hold property tax hearings, no millage rate hike proposed

June 20, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The Rome City Commission is poised to set the property tax rate for 2019, holding at the same rate it’s been since 2017.

Rome set to approve TAD, leak insurance

June 17, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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.

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