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.
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.
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 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.
A project more than a year in the making to expand production at Kimoto Tech wrapped up with a grand opening ceremony for a new coating line at their Cedartown plant.
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.
Cedartown's HON Company will soon be making a new investment in Polk County and hire new workers for their plant in the coming year.
According to information from DaVita Dialysis, they plan to close their doors at their office in Cedartown at 325 West Ave., after seeing the last round of patients on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Victory Baptist Church took over Peek Park in Cedartown over the weekend on Saturday to help local students get ready to head back to school and spread the good word.
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.