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Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership

Kellie Taylor, owner of Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Rockmart, is participating in a unique educational program at Young’s Grove Elementary School.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Vintage With a Twist opens in Cedartown
Posted: August 21, 2014

Visitors quickly notice primary colors of yellow, green and pink when parking at Vintage With a Twist, located on Main Street in Cedartown.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
LaFayette Roper employees and officials watch and wait as GE and Electrolux acquisition dance continues
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The rumors of GE selling its appliance division, which includes Roper Corp. in LaFayette, that began about the time it held its annual stockholders meeting have intensified in recent weeks, as evident in this message posted on the company website:

Tuesday 08/19/2014
August and September meetings announced by the Polk County Chamber
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce lists the following meetings.

GDOL to help Toyo Tires hire workers in Gordon County Saturday
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County on Saturday, Aug. 23. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gordon County Parks and Recreation Center, 7494 Fairmount Highway, S.E. in Calhoun.

GDOL to help Roper recruit 150 workers for LaFayette plant Thursday, Aug. 21
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 150 manufacturing jobs for its facility in LaFayette.

Friday 08/15/2014
DAPC welcomes new president
Posted: August 15, 2014

Rachel E. Rowell, new President/CEO of the Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC), has been on the go since her first day on the job – Monday, July 7.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 7.8 percent in July
Posted: August 14, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

Rakestraw Auto and Tire celebrates 20 years of business
Posted: August 14, 2014

Rakestraw Auto Service and Tire shop is located at 600 North Piedmont Avenue, Rockmart.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Winthrop Senior Living Center starts new project
Posted: August 13, 2014

Representatives from Winthrop Senior Living Center in Cedartown get their shovels in the dirt as they celebrate the beginning of a new project to add additional rooms to their facility. Owner Charlie Williams said he is looking forward to seeing hte changes once the project is complete. 

Chamber of Commerce to hold meeting Oct. 3
Posted: August 13, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce 2014 State of the Community Address is scheduled to begin with a welcome at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Stone Creek Inn near Fish Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 278.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Chamber helping with College and Career Academy needs assessment survey due Friday
Posted: August 12, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Polk School District to find out what business and industries will need when they start hiring students who have entered the workforce.

Sunday 08/10/2014
DAPC: Speculative building nearly done
Posted: August 10, 2014

The new speculative building, located in Cedartown’s North Business Park, should be completed by September.

Friday 08/08/2014
GDOL to help Toyo Tires recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun Aug. 23
Posted: August 08, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The company, which produces tires for vehicles, is recruiting manufacturing and maintenance technicians.

Doodle Bugs opens its doors in Cedartown
Posted: August 08, 2014

A new business in Cedartown is set to celebrate its grand opening on Saturday after months of preparation come down to the store opening its doors.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Vintage Pearls opens in Rockmart
Posted: August 06, 2014

Vintage pearls creates a vision of a past era when this was a prized and necessary addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Anniston hospital moves to drop Blue Cross, talks continue
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Regional Medical Center, a 276-bed hospital in Anniston, plans to sever its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama over how much money Blue Cross reimburses the hospital, according to the Anniston Star.

Deal: Film industry generates $5.1 billion in economic impact
Posted: August 05, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during Fiscal Year 2014. The 158 feature film and television productions that shot in Georgia spent $1.4 billion during that time.

Monday 08/04/2014
GDOL to host job training recruitment in Cartersville Aug. 12
Posted: August 04, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s 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 Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cartersville Career Center, 19 Felton Place.

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Work on Coca-Cola museum moving into second phase with roof work completed
Posted: July 30, 2014

One local couple who are looking to open a museum in a historic downtown Cedartown building are one step closer to that goal, but plenty of work remains to be completed. 

Expanded flea market store opens up in Cedartown
Posted: July 30, 2014

People who love flea markets have a new place to peruse.

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