Local industries are easing back into production after experiencing varying levels of down time related to COVID-19 and, in one case, a devastating fire.

Work crews can be seen replacing the faded Floyd Medical Center signs on the main building of the Turner McCall Boulevard hospital on Thursday as seen from the Second Avenue side of the facility in the heart of Rome.


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — With staff wearing masks, checking customers' temperatures and using disposable paper place mats, some of the nation's restaurants reopened for dine-in service Monday as states loosened more coronavirus restrictions. But many eateries remained closed amid safety concerns…

A Facebook post by Marglen Industries stated they would take plastic bottles an aluminum cans while the Rome Floyd County recycling center is closed. The post stated people can drop off the items in their recycling trailer in the front parking lot of Marglen Industries at 1748 Ward Mountain Rd. 

Some Rome businesses jumped at the opportunity to reopen Friday while others are slow-walking their reopening after more than a month away from the job during the COVID-19 shelter in place order.

A Rome businessman is proposing a 10 to 12 unit townhouse development at 603 East Sixth Ave., at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and East Third Street.

ATLANTA — Restaurants across Georgia will be allowed to reopen dine-in areas starting Monday, more than three weeks after Gov. Brian Kemp imposed a shelter-in-place order shutting them down.

ATLANTA — A frequently asked question since Gov. Brian Kemp announced some businesses will be allowed to reopen in Georgia this Friday is how people are supposed to get a haircut while practicing social distancing.

ATLANTA — Small businesses in Georgia and across the country were left in limbo Thursday when the U.S. Senate adjourned without approving a new round of economic stimulus funding to help offset losses from the coronavirus pandemic.

While it is anything but business as usual in Rome during the COVID-19 health crisis, the real estate industry is still moving briskly as agents find innovative ways to showcase both business and residential properties to prospective buyers.

With bank lobbies closed, the drive-thru was a long wait on Friday during the lunch hour. All three lanes at Truist, formerly SunTrust, were backed out onto East First Avenue frequently Friday afternoon.

Rome Community Development officials have learned the city will receive an additional Community Development Block Grant allocation of $258,026 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act stimulus.

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