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Thursday 12/04/2014
Hospital Authority announces big profits for year at final meeting
Posted: December 04, 2014

New hospital to have first surgery on Dec. 16

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Wendy's in Cedartown closes doors
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:03 pm

The Wendy's in Cedartown is no more after the restaurant closed its doors this week. 

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Japan’s Consul General visits Polk for plant tours
Posted: December 02, 2014

Hopes are high for at least one local leader in Polk County that existing relationships with foreign investment will help fill the new spec building.

Monday 12/01/2014
Knucklehead Cafe opens Wednesday
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Be one of the first to enjoy fine dining at the Knucklehead Café, located at 217 West Elm Street in Rockmart.

Black Friday picked up steam as the day wore on
Posted: December 01, 2014

Black Friday started out slow in Polk County with parking lots half full, but with expectations that serious shopping would began toward the end of the day.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Adorable Pets Grooming service hits the road
Posted: November 26, 2014

Owner Sunshine Coats has taken her business – Adorable Pets Grooming – on the road.

HON Celebrates 45 years in Cedartown with ceremony
Posted: November 26, 2014

Employees of the HON Company are celebrating this month the 45th anniversary of the beginning of operations of the furniture factory in Cedartown.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Unemployment claims up in October, down over year in Polk County
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor puts unemployment statistics in Polk County up slightly from September to October this year, with an increase of just 33 people added to the rolls from month to month.

Monday 11/24/2014
The cost of Thanksgiving dinner rising slightly
Posted: November 24, 2014

Feeding the family this Thanksgiving will cost slightly more, but rose less over the past year than in recent holiday seasons, according to statistics.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Dutton Honored at World Forestry Center
Posted: November 23, 2014

On Oct. 24, 2014 The World Forestry Center inducted Daniel M. Dutton into its prestigious Forestry Leadership Hall. Dutton was recognized at a celebration attended by over 60 family, friends, and co-workers.

Saturday 11/22/2014
Something for everyone at Price Just Right
Posted: November 22, 2014

Carol Casey, owner of Price Just Right in Cedartown, finds a three-foot ceramic pig draws the attention of most shoppers.

Friday 11/21/2014
Biz Builder program hands out awards
Posted: November 21, 2014

The first ever Biz Builder Program wrapped up their 6 months of work with a graduation ceremony and the announcement of the People’s Choice and Shark Tank competition winners.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Miura Manufacturing in Rockmart gets SHARP recognition
Posted: November 20, 2014

A luncheon was held recently at the Rockmart plant to celebrate Miura Manufacturing America receiving SHARP recognition.

Expansion nears completion at Winthrop senior living home
Posted: November 20, 2014

Construction on a new expansion at Winthrop at Polk Senior Living in Cedartown should be completed in late February 2015.

Monday 11/17/2014
Book signing held at Perch on Marble in Rockmart
Posted: November 17, 2014

The Perch on Marble, a new Rockmart business, has planned a “Holiday Open House” for customers.

Friday 11/14/2014
Film crew uses Haralson County farm to shoot Doritos commercial for contest
Posted: November 14, 2014

A film crew got just the right weather in Haralson County they needed to get their footage shot for a commercial they hope will be on during the Super Bowl. 

Thursday 11/13/2014
Holiday Open House coming this weekend for downtown Cedartown businesses
Posted: November 13, 2014

A holiday open house is coming to downtown Cedartown this weekend, with shops opening their doors over the two-day event organized by participating businesses and the Downtown Cedartown Association.

Officials gather to celebrate spec building completion
Posted: November 13, 2014

For Sale: a 100,000 square-foot industrial space just outside of Cedartown, Georgia. Price tag: negotiable.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Rockmart Farmers Market to close until spring
Posted: November 11, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market is scheduled to close for the 2014 season on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Saturday 11/08/2014
Parker and Lundy adds new sign
Posted: November 08, 2014

Cedartown residents might have noticed a new sign in front of the law offices of Parker and Lundy on Main Street in downtown. Bill Lundy, a partner at the law firm, had the new sign installed to explain the firm’s history and to give potential clients an undertstanding of those who work in the offices today. The sign has been up now for the last few weeks at the law firm, and includes information about the Cedartown Theatrical Performer’s Company as well.

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