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GDOL to sponsor career expo in Bartow County on Oct. 2

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.

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Friday 09/19/2014
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.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Gammage Funeral Home celebrates employee’s 50 years of service
Posted: September 10, 2014

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home hosted a surprise celebration for 50 years of employment for Emmett Vernell Johnson last week.

Roper not getting out of the kitchen — or LaFayette — any time soon
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 10:02 am

Following Monday’s announcement that Electrolux has offered $3.3 billion, in cash, to purchase GE’s appliance division, the fate of Roper, a wholly owned GE subsidiary, its LaFayette plant and employees is unknown.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Four more baseball fields now under construction at LakePoint
Posted: September 09, 2014

Construction is underway on the next four fields for Perfect Game USA baseball at LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson.

Monday 09/08/2014
Hobby Lobby set for grand opening in Rome Sept. 22
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 1:06 am

Hobby Lobby’s location in the Midtown Crossing shopping center on Shorter Avenue is set for a grand opening Sept. 22.

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances, including Roper plant in LaFayette, in $3.3 billion deal
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 10:56 am

Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said today.

Dr. Lyndsay Bass Claroni joins Floyd Primary Care Network
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 12:29 am

Lyndsay Bass Claroni, D.O., has joined Floyd Primary Care Network. She is seeing patients at Floyd Primary Care and Center for Diabetes located at 48 Hills Creek Rd., Taylorsville, GA.

Friday 09/05/2014
First Biz Builder classes set to wrap up this month
Posted: September 05, 2014

Details for “Shark Tank”-style contest coming soon

DAPC seek new business, industry in Polk
Posted: September 05, 2014

Cooperation between local officials and community partners is important when seeking new industry and business for Polk and its municipalities.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Mechanical dance done daily at Westside Recycling
Posted: September 04, 2014

The sounds of reviving engines mingle with the dust and voices of men working in the yard at Westside Recycling, 945 Atlanta Highway, Rockmart.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership
Posted: August 31, 2014

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

Friday 08/29/2014
Chamber to roll out new website in new year
Posted: August 29, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce plans to rollout a new website during January of 2015.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Unemployment rate up in Polk, Northwest Georgia
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Rick Zoerb purchases Ford dealership in Cedartown
Posted: August 27, 2014

A new owner is in charge at Cedartown’s Ford dealership located on Highway 278, and already the new owner says he’s making an impact on the local economy.

Friday 08/22/2014
RBA postpones Rockfest; fireworks on tap for Sept. 5
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Rockmart Business Alliance (RBA) has postponed plans for a Rock Fest, previously scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 on Water Street, downtown.

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