Ledbetter seeks TAD aid to redevelop old Kmart site in Rome

Rome’s Redevelopment Committee has agreed to move forward with an effort to create a redevelopment district in the area of the old Kmart on Hicks Drive, the Rome News-Tribune reports. When a TAD is created local government sets a baseline for property taxes generated within the district. As improvements are made and taxes go up, a […]

Ulta Beauty, Five Below coming to Panama City’s Bay City Point

More than two years after developers started discussing plans for Bay City Point in Panama City, phase two has been submitted  — naming several new businesses. A Burlington Coat Factory, Ulta Beauty, Five Below, and Hobby Lobby were all named as tenants in the plans R H Ledbetter Properties Inc. submitted, reports the Panama City […]

Ledbetter Properties has Kmart site under contract

The Rome News-Tribune reports that R.H. Ledbetter Properties has a contract to purchase the 15.8 acre Kmart tract at 100 Hicks Drive. The parcel has been empty for almost two years and has long been regarded as the top spot in Rome for retail development. City Manager Sammy Rich said the last time he was involved […]

Ledbetters to donate ‘Rome’s Central Park’ back to the city

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 The Ledbetter Family is donating back to the city of Rome as greenspace the 80 acres of property off Riverside Parkway they bought a year ago. “This is a mind-blowing event,” Mayor Jamie Doss said Monday after the city commission approved some contractual details. As Riverside Parkway Partners, LLC, the local […]

Bay City Point, Panama City – Under Construction *UPDATED*

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Bob Ledbetter Sr. Leaving A Legacy

Monday, Sept 18, 2017 It’s probable that hundreds of miles of highway, millions of square feet of commercial real estate, and countless promising young lives would be very different if not for the work of one Darlington alumnus. Robert “Bob” Ledbetter Sr. (’53) left his mark not only on Northwest Georgia, but on the entire […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Ledbetter, 81: Early investor in Atlanta pro sports teams

Monday, May 15, 2017 Bob Ledbetter was part of a who’s who of Georgia businessmen who pooled their money and brought professional basketball, hockey and soccer to Atlanta in the 1970s. “As far as investments go, it wasn’t a great one,” Ledbetter’s son, E. Wright Ledbetter, said. “But he said he would do it all […]

Robert Harbin Ledbetter Sr. Obituary

Friday, May 12, 2017 Mr. Robert Harbin Ledbetter, Sr., age 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, after an extended illness. He was at home surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Rome on September 24, 1935, son of the late Allison Woodville Ledbetter, Sr. and Rosa Harbin Ledbetter. He was also preceded […]