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.

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.

Salmon Funeral Home has been acquired by Polk County funeral home director Steve Miller, his son Chris Miller and Norman Smith.

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.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell last month to well below the national rate but still far above pre-coronavirus levels.

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.

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting breakfast is coming up soon, and officials are asking for RSVPs to come back by next Friday to take part.

Last Minute is Cedartown’s newest store, and the family-operated business is looking to become a pillar of the local community by adopting an inviting atmosphere and selling much-needed food and grocery items.

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The Brave Sparrow is the newest Cedartown business to join the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Paige Haney opened her shop in November and has designed the retail environment with the hopes of offering unique gifts, home décor and apparel for shoppers of all ages and variety.

A local consignment shop and sales area is now open for business in the Rockmart area following approval earlier in the month for a special land use permit by the Polk County Commission. 

Rockmart's antique market is booming, and the city's downtown scene recently got a new kid on the block. With a home at 104 S. Marble St., Treasured Thriftique, LLC- Antique Mall is offering a vast selection of vintage, handcrafted, and homemade items from collectors and creators all over Ro…

The Vinings at Oxford cut one ribbon for multiple reasons when the Polk Chamber of Commerce visited the housing complex this month.

The holidays have come to Rockmart and several businesses are getting in on everything Christmas has to offer. Now and Then antiques, Precious Paws, and Smith and Lockwood were just a few businesses sporting decorations and discounts in the name of the holidays.

Cedartown’s The Border is located at 718 N Main St. where it has been serving Northwest Georgia with “the best Mexican food north of the border,” according to the restaurant’s slogan.

New additions at Morning View Baptist Church are underway in an effort to expand the sanctuary and provide more room for a growing congregation.

Coffee lovers who enjoyed the variety of choices for their favorite brew will have to look elsewhere for a hot cup these days after the closing of Brother Joe’s earlier this month. According to a Facebook post, the business had plans to potentially grow and move into a new location from it’s…

It's probably the busiest time of the year for one local shopkeeper who said that a third generation is now starting in their family-run business in downtown Rockmart that turned 20 this month.