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Friday 01/09/2015
Business remains brisk at Second Time Around
Posted: January 09, 2015

Cars move briskly along Piedmont Avenue and East Elm Street in Rockmart as residents and visitors arrive in town for a variety of reasons.

Thursday 01/01/2015
Parker Printing continues to grow customer base
Posted: January 01, 2015

Tim and Terry Parker established Parker Printing Company, Inc. of Cedartown in 1990.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Polk, region unemployment rates down as year closes
Posted: December 30, 2014

Good news just in time for the end of the year: the county’s unemployment rate is again down, and this time heading toward the six percent mark.

Saturday 12/27/2014
Biz Builder program moving into second year with December committee meeting
Posted: December 27, 2014

One month after witnessing the graduation of its first group of students, members of the Cedartown Biz Builder (CBB) program met at City Hall on to get a jump start on planning for the class of 2015.

Friday 12/26/2014
Brenda Leslie of Rockmart named president of Paulding Board of Realtors
Posted: December 26, 2014

Brenda Leslie of Rockmart has been named president of the Paulding Board of Realtors for 2015. She received awards during the group’s recent Christmas gala.

Mobley Building gets a facelift for Christmas
Posted: December 26, 2014

A longtime fixture on Main Street in Cedartown is getting spruced up just in time for Christmas.

Thursday 12/25/2014
J&L Discounts offers quality merchandise at low prices
Posted: December 25, 2014

Frozen foods and grocery items are now available at J&L Discounts, located at 104 South Marble Street, Rockmart.

Wednesday 12/24/2014
Mandy Mallicoat finds job challenging, exciting
Posted: December 24, 2014

Mandy Mallicoat is the communications specialist for the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Skydive the Farm making move to Rome
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:48 am

A business that has drawn people from near and far to Polk County is looking to move to Rome in the coming year.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Meggitt helps Rockmart children have happy holidays
Posted: December 20, 2014

The Meggitt-Rockmart’s 6th Annual Veteran’s Toy Drive hopes to help children in the Rockmart area have a happy holiday this season.

Bussey’s Florist & Gifts provides feeling of home
Posted: December 20, 2014

Bussey’s Florist & Gifts is a holiday wonderland where shoppers can find something for everyone on their Christmas list.

Friday 12/19/2014
Decades of service at GEO awarded
Posted: December 19, 2014

GEO Specialty Chemicals - which has changed hands a few times over the years - has at least one employee who has stuck with it through good times and hard. Juanita Waddell was awared for 46 years of service at the company’s recent Christmas party upon her retirement this year after starting in 1968.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Aragon Florist and Gifts closing after 15 years
Posted: December 16, 2014

Aragon Florist and Gifts is closing after 15 years, according to Diane Abernathy, owner.

Friday 12/12/2014
United Safety Apparatus looking at move to Cedartown
Posted: December 12, 2014

What was formerly the home of a car dealership and local ministry will now be getting a new lease on life as a light manufacturer in the coming months.

Thursday 12/11/2014
New strategies planned for economic development
Posted: December 11, 2014

A new strategy for economic development is planned for 2015 in Polk County.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Washington Gas Energy Systems to Evaluate Battery Storage System for solar in Cedartown
Posted: December 09, 2014

Cedartown, Ga., and McLean, Va.— WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), through its subsidiary, Washington Gas Energy Systems (WGESystems), announced an agreement with Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to test and evaluate a battery storage system at a 1-megawatt (MW) solar array in Cedartown.

Thursday 12/04/2014
Customer service is a priority at Knight’s Ace Hardware
Posted: December 04, 2014

A visitor to Knight’s Ace Hardware in Cedartown will discover an old fashioned store remembered from an era when customer service was a priority.

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.

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