Customer service is the name of the game for Buddy and Sheena Jenkins, operators of Buddy’s Used Furniture located at 1136 East Avenue.
Rockmart Batting Cages is now open for business.
ATLANTA (AP) — Economists expect solid job growth in Georgia during the rest of 2014, with help from the housing market and the state's manufacturing and technology industries.
Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University, says economic growth may be slightly slower than in 2013. However, he said that prospects for this year have brightened a bit in recent months with a congressional compromise on the federal budget.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Dhawan issued the center's quarterly outlook on Wednesday.
He said that a surge of technology jobs means a higher proportion of new positions will pay well.
Dhawan also predicted that Georgia's unemployment rate — now at 7.4 percent — will continue to drop, averaging 6.7 percent this year and 6 percent in two year.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
CEDARTOWN — The new Polk Medical Center is expected to be complete in August, officials from Cedartown, Polk County and Floyd Medical Center heard Tuesday during a visit to the construction site.
Some folks have been asking lately something along the lines of “whatever happened to the editor at the paper?”
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant in northwest Georgia.
The crusade by anti-union forces in Tennessee, including the state’s governor, is now as much a fight with Volkswagen management as with the United Auto Workers union.
The Floyd County government issued a press release about the 411 connector meeting today in Bartow County:
Construction continues on Ramsey Run Apartments, a $4.8 million building project in Rockmart.
Gainesville has begun limiting the number of hours part-time employees can work as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.
The unemployment rate took a slight uptick in Polk County, according to numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor.
Rome-based Big Time Products has cracked the Forbes magazine list of Top 100 Most Promising Companies. Big Time Products checked in at number 86 on the list.
Meggitt Inc. in Rockmart has won bidding for a large U.S. Air Force contract to provide aircraft fuel cells. The contract, awarded through the U.S. Air Force Material Command at Hill Air Force base in Utah, will pay the Polk County company $244,803.
Local officials said they intend to send Gov. Nathan Deal a letter in support of another plan for the 411 Connector, and they want leaders from Floyd and Bartow counties to sign on.
Initial unemployment claims in Polk County looked to be trending downward for the end of 2013, but a 203.4 percent increase in claims for December 2013 ended the trend.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is planning a Rome location, but corporate officials have confirmed that no leases have been signed.
One area businessman wants to make sure that Polk County residents have the right alignment in their backs after he opened a new chiropractic office on Main Street in Cedartown.
Cedartown's new chief municipal judge and Polk County Chamber of Commerce chairman is a busy man, and will stay busy as he continues to keep up his law practice as well.
Local community and business leaders will be given a chance for a sneak peek of the new Polk Medical Center during a private tour at the end of the month.
When it comes to tipping servers in restaurants, diners might find a few changes on their checks — as a lot of local restaurants and major chains are removing the automatic gratuity often added to the bill for parties of six or more.
Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center are expected to issue a request for proposals within the next few weeks to create a single emergency medical services provider in the region.