Knowing what to do, when to do it and who to talk to when starting a business is at the foundation of a new business mentorship program being presented by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
Tommy Sanders’ voice wavered just a bit as he spoke about the scene that had materialized on a plot of his land just northeast of Rockmart.
ROCKMART — Tommy Sanders’ voice wavered just a bit as he spoke about the scene that had materialized on a plot of his land just northeast of Rockmart.
A labor of love brought the Morris family together with Duffey Southeast Construction to create the Doug Sanders Golf Museum, and their labor has been awarded.
After more than two decades since Ford released a classic Ford Bronco SUV, the company has brought back the vehicle so many Americans remember.
A new amendment to the city of Cedartown’s alcohol ordinance will allow new entertainment establishments to be able to serve beer and wine without having to sell food as well.
ATLANTA — Georgia is joining a growing number of Republican-led states in cutting off federal unemployment benefits to incentivize out-of-work employees to return to their jobs.
ATLANTA — When the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year, no industry shut down harder or faster than hospitality.
As the effort continues to get more and more people vaccinated for COVID-19, the Development Authority of Polk County and Polk Medical Center are joining forces to try and make getting the vaccine convenient.
State Farm continues its efforts to inspire and empower people to get involved in their communities to create a positive, sustainable, and measurable social impact.
After marking one year in business, the owners of Cedar and Smoke Cigars in Cedartown are working on doing some upgrades and saying thanks to those who have helped them along the way.
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Friday tightening monitoring requirements for ash generated by coal-burning power plants.
Movement is finally underway on developing a 240-acre tract of land just north of the current North Business Park in Cedartown as city and county officials continue to search for future industries to call Polk County home.
Out of all of the hard times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Blair Elrod has found plenty of good during the last year.
Stop at the intersection of East Avenue and Main Street in Cedartown on a weekend evening and there will likely be a crowd waiting for a taste of authentic Mexican street food.
The opening of two new establishments in Polk County has brought outlets for people to feel better about themselves and their health while drinking fruit-flavored teas and tasty shakes.
The ability for Cedartown residents to pay a bill or find out what local shops are having special sales will soon be available in one smartphone application.
Blair Elrod, who has served through transition and trying times as executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, is leaving her post the organization announced Friday.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s rural hospital tax credit fared better in a new state audit than the critical evaluation the program received from the state Department of Revenue just more than a year ago.
For the third consecutive year, Polk Medical Center in Cedartown has been named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
Over the past several years, utility giant Georgia Power has embarked on an unusual buying spree, paying top dollar for people’s property in places where cheap land was easy to find.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual State of the Community presentation this week, but those interested can check in on it right from their computer or phone.
Each Friday, Blair Elrod sends out the weekly email newsletter of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce featuring upcoming events and community happenings to its members.
Stopping to say “thank you” to those who help people through a tough time is something that many groups have looked to do during the past six months.
Small business owners across the region have yet another source of financial assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a grant from the federal government.
It’s almost time for The Polk County Standard Journal’s 6th annual Best of Polk awards where readers can vote for their favorite businesses in over 100 different categories.
Change has pushed Kiela Beam’s business into different avenues over the years, but her dedication to her customers and the community have remained a permanent part of her offerings.
Two Cedartown hair salons are teaming up again to offer kids a free haircut before school starts, even though health and safety guidelines will make things a little different this year.
Times-Journal, Inc., parent company of The Polk County Standard Journal, will begin printing six other Georgia newspapers at the company’s press facilities in Rome.
Reports of a small outbreak of COVID-19 at a Rockmart plant coincided with a foreboding milestone for Polk County last week as the new coronavirus continues to be a threat to high-risk age groups.
Huali Floors, a manufacturer of resilient flooring, announced plans to establish its first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murray County.
A worldwide property management company is proposing construction of a $75 million industrial building in Bartow County’s southeast corner.
Paulding County’s Industrial Building Authority is buying land to develop a new business park near Ga. Hwy. 92 in Hiram as it works to complete a deal to sell a site to a tire maker in west Dallas.
Floyd Medical Center presented Carla Moldavan with the Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year award for her service with Floyd’s Volunteer Services department. Moldavan has been a volunteer for two years, working with Floyd’s pastoral care staff.
A ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration is coming up later this month for a new Planet Fitness location in Cedartown in the same shopping center as Kroger on North Main Street.