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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had its best day of the year as investors applauded solid earnings from U.S. companies and economic growth in China.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Officer installation ceremony held at Rockmart High School
Posted: October 12, 2014

The RHS and RMS FBLA Officer Installation Ceremony was held recently in the Rockmart High School Media Center.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Ribbon cutting at spec building October 23
Posted: October 09, 2014

A ribbon cutting ceremony for Polk County’s new speculative building will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 100 North Park Boulevard in Cedartown.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Millers own, operate business for 33 years
Posted: October 08, 2014

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home, family owned and operated, has been an existing business in Rockmart for 33 years.

Tuesday 10/07/2014
Red, White and Brew shuts doors
Posted: October 07, 2014

Cedartown’s Red, White and Brew coffee shop located on the corner of Main Street and West Avenue shut its doors until further notice the last week of September. Owner Jacqueline Peterson said she thanks Cedartown and Polk County for their hospitality and said no decision about reopening has been made yet. They will host private functions at the coffee shop with some notice. To get more information about how to rent out the space for private parties, call 770-748-6400.

Thursday 10/02/2014
Georgia Power offers additional rebates on ENERGY STAR products during sales tax holiday
Posted: October 02, 2014

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2014 – Saving money and energy couldn’t be easier this weekend, Oct. 3-5, during Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday featuring energy efficient ENERGY STAR products, as well as water-efficient WaterSense products. Throughout the weekend and across the state, shoppers who make a qualifying purchase are exempt from paying state and local sales tax on a number of household items such as appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs, doors/windows and thermostats.  

Cutting Edge to celebrate 5 years
Posted: October 02, 2014

The Cutting Edge Barber Shop, located at 638 Goodyear Avenue in Rockmart, will soon celebrate its fifth year in business.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
GDOL will help Kelly Services recruit workers in Rome on Oct. 9
Posted: October 01, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Rome Career Center will help Kelly Services recruit seasonal workers for Petz Enterprises, a software support company in Rome. The recruitment will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the career center at 462 Riverside Parkway.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Hometown Realty all about serving Polk County
Posted: September 25, 2014

Hometown Realty of Cedartown is an existing business that provides world-class service.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Rockmart Business Alliance planning Festival of Treats
Posted: September 24, 2014

The Rockmart Business Alliance is busy planning two of its 2014 fall attractions – Festival of Treats and Christmas Tour of Homes.

Monday 09/22/2014
GDOL to sponsor career expo in Bartow County on Oct. 2
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Job seekers in Cartersville and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to connect with businesses trying to fill current or future job openings during a career expo sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL). The expo will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 State Route 20, Cartersville.

GDOL: Georgia among nation’s leaders in job growth
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Georgia is ranked sixth nationally and third in the Southeast for top job growth. With the creation of over 79,300 new jobs in the past 12 months, Georgia represents a strong 2.0 percent annual growth rate, which is higher than the nation’s average of 1.8 percent.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Blue Ridge Oct. 10
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Career Center, 946 Appalachian Highway.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Claroni joins Floyd Primary Care Network office in Taylorsville
Posted: September 21, 2014

Lyndsay Bass Claroni, D.O., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network.

Friday 09/19/2014
Crowdfunding component added to Cedartown Biz Builder program; public voting on business plans to open Oct. 13
Posted: September 19, 2014

Local students enrolled in the 2014 Cedartown Biz Builder Program are nearing the end of their studies and will soon be ready to pitch their business ideas to the public.

Rockmart drug store keeps on as community staple
Posted: September 19, 2014

Sondi and David Vest now own and operate Smith-Lockwood Drug and Jewelry, which has been an anchor business in downtown Rockmart for more than 67 years.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Akins printing to repair following wreck damage
Posted: September 17, 2014

Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, has extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a recent accident.

Friday 09/12/2014
Area Development magazine names Ga. top state for business
Posted: September 12, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Beer prices may rise because of crop damage
Posted: September 11, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — That rain on the plain that saturated Montana's malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.

Cedarstream gets t-shirt business from country star Craig Morgan
Posted: September 11, 2014

Locally owned Screen Printing and Embroidery Company, Cedarstream, prints t-shirts for country music star Craig Morgan.

Local insurance agency keeps Cedartown covered for decades
Posted: September 11, 2014

Cone, Shiflett and Hunt Insurance had its beginning in 1922 when Wes Cone started selling insurance to the residents of Cedartown.

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