The Polk County Historical Society is hosting an encore performance of the film, “Blind Tiger, The Legend of ‘Bell Tree Smith’” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the West Theatre, located at 112 West Avenue, Cedartown, Georgia.
A huge crowd consisting of state and local dignitaries, friends, colleagues and loved ones gathered recently at the intersection of Alabama Highway 68 and Highway 35 for the official dedication of the David L. Hartline Highway named after a local veteran and author for his numerous contributions to his community and veterans’ concerns.
Alabama hopes to achieve a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020. Dr. Thomas Bice, superintendent for Alabama Schools, discussed Plan 2020 during the recent Cherokee County School System’s Back to School Inservice for teachers held in the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena.
Merlene Day received her birthday present in December but she couldn’t open it until August. That is because her family presented her with a present to celebrate her 80 years they knew she would never forget: a trip to the World’s Longest Yard Sale which stretches from Alabama all the way to Michigan.
It looks like the next generation of actors and singers has risen to the occasion once again as TheatreCentre presents “Children’s Letters to God” which debuts this Thursday, Aug. 7. Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening at Centre First United Methodist Church.
One could call it a miracle in the midst of summer! Thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor, the First United Methodist Church of Centre was once again able to alleviate some of those back to school costs for local families.
The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer this year. According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than anticipated.
There are some old school tunes mixed with a new school sound coming from a Chickamauga basement these days, and the group creating the music is quickly gaining a following around the area with its innovate take on blues and rock, as well as energetic shows at local venues.
The Alabama Fraternal Order of Police recently presented Felicia Bryant, widow of former Centre Police Investigator Jeff Bryant with the Medal of Valor for her husband’s sacrifice for his country and community.
The rain may have taken away their parade. But it didn’t dampen the spirit or enthusiasm of local citizens as they honored local veterans as part of the Armed Forces Day celebration and cookout held in Centre City Park.
The McCords Crossroads Homemakers are once again partnering with American Auctioneers to host the Second Annual May Community Celebration honoring veterans and military service to be held Saturday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The Olympic games have historically been an effective way of bringing people from all corners of the world and all walks of life together. The Earl Brackin Band, a bluegrass group from Dalton, was invited to play at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and after a pit stop in Moscow, performed at the Winter Games this past February. Now back in the U.S., the group will perform a free concert Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Dalton State College in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.
The Calhoun Little Theater will present “The Hallelujah Girls,” a Southern comedy by well-known playwrights Jessie Jone, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten on May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and on May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center in downtown Calhoun.
As king of the jungle it is only right to celebrate his birthday. Kal-el turns 7 this weekend and we are having a celebration. Lion talks and party at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th.
DALTON — Individuals wishing to begin or resume a college education are invited to attend Dalton State College’s Quick Admit Day Friday, April 18, to facilitate the application, enrollment, and registration process. Quick Admit Day will be from 8 am to 5 pm, on Dalton State’s main campus.
Beginning this Tuesday, April 15, TheatreCentre will open The Passion of the Christ: It Is Finished. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening in the Centre Armory Building, 635 Armory Road in Centre. Admission is $10.
Alma Elizabeth Milam Groves celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 22 at Lindale United Methodist Church.
Groves was born in Taylorsville on Feb. 22, 1914, daughter of Felix Allen and Bertha Mae Milam.
She has resided in Lindale since graduating from Taylorsville High School in 1930.
Groves graduated from Shorter College, and served as the pianist, organist and choir director at Lindale United Methodist Church for many years.
She is also a retired school teacher, and taught private music lessons well into her 90s. Groves was a longtime member of the Rome Music Teachers Association. In honor of her 100th birthday celebration, her former music students were invited to play piano selections at the church.
Her husband was the late Robert Franklin Groves Sr., and her only child was the late Robert Franklin Groves Jr.
Mrs. Groves was one of eight children, and her sisters Evelyn Milam Braden, Doris Milam Yother and Adine Milam Shepherd, all of Rome, attended the celebration.
The 2014 Centre Lions Club Pancake Day will be this Saturday, March 15, from 6 a.m. until noon.. The event will be staged at the Centre First Baptist Church recreational outreach center, located at intersection of the U.S. 411 Chesnut By-Pass and Alabama Highway 9 (across the highway from the former Centre National Guard building).
Living on the edge of Little River Canyon is always an adventure. This week that adventure included three inches of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, followed by an ice storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, followed by six inches of snow on Thursday, Feb. 13!
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsure what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Nothing is the wrong answer.
An Associated Press-WE tv survey found only 17 percent of adults in committed relationships say they don't want a gift this Friday or are skipping the holiday.
Flowers and candy top the list of preferred gifts. But there are those who want something pricey like a car, jewelry or a vacation, and others who'd be fine with a teddy bear.
About a third say they'd most like to have intangibles such as time together, health or happiness.
Overall, the survey found that Cupid's arrow hits the target for most Americans.
Two-thirds of paired-off adults feel their relationships are perfect or nearly so. A scant 3 percent think their partnerships have serious problems.
All told, 68 percent of Americans are in committed relationships of some kind, and 11 percent aren't currently coupled but would like to be. Seventeen percent say they aren't seeking a relationship.
In this love-struck society, Valentine's Day holds strong appeal. About 6 in 10 say they're excited about Feb. 14, while a third say they feel more dread about the approaching onslaught of candy, flowers and dimly lit restaurants. Apprehension isn't limited to the lonely: Even 11 percent of those who say they are in a great relationship dread Valentine's Day.
Contrary to stereotypes, men are just as excited as women about Valentine's Day. In a more expected finding, men are more likely than women to say they're hoping for sex as a gift Friday (10 percent among men, 1 percent among women). Women are more apt to wish for flowers (19 percent vs. 1 percent among men). The survey found no significant gender differences on jewelry, chocolate or teddy bears.
A notable generational divide emerged on the gift front: Americans age 65 or older are more likely to say they'd like a card or note this Valentine's Day (17 percent of seniors want a card; just 1 percent under age 30 say that's their gift of choice). Perhaps there's a lesson for the young: Seniors are also most apt to say their relationships are perfect and to see time spent with their partner as a key benefit of their relationship.
The poll, conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, also explored how Americans find partners and how they prioritize pairing off vs. other life goals.
For the 11 percent of Americans currently trying to find a committed relationship, there are all kinds of tools available to help. But traditional methods — asking out someone you know or having friends set you up on a date — outpace technological ones. Forty-one percent have used an online dating service, while 19 percent have tried an app that connects them to people nearby.
Overall, about half of adults say getting married or finding a romantic partner are important life goals, while more than two-thirds consider saving for retirement, owning a home or success in a career their most important or a very important goal.
For those who've found love and feel their relationship could use a little work, 75 percent are willing to make a great deal of effort or more to fix those problems. Three percent say they're unwilling to work on their issues. Most of those, 72 percent, who see any kind of problem in their relationship attribute it to both partners equally. One in 6 says blame lies mostly with his or her partner. The bigger the problem, the more apt one is to blame a partner. Among those who say their relationships have only minor problems, 9 percent blame their partner, compared with 26 percent who report bigger issues.
One in 8 accepts the blame for any relationship problems. That peaks among married men, 21 percent of whom say their relationship flaws are their own fault, compared with just 5 percent among married women who see trouble in their relationships.
And what vexes Americans' relationships most? More than 4 in 10 of those who say there are problems in their current relationship cite issues with their sex lives, communication, romance or finances. Those in unmarried couples were generally more apt to see problems than married people, except for two areas: sex life and romance.
The poll was conducted in conjunction with WE tv ahead of the launch of the show "Marriage Boot Camp," from Jan. 17-21 using KnowledgePanel, GfK's probability-based online panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. It involved online interviews with 1,060 adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points for the full sample.
Respondents were first selected randomly using phone or mail survey methods and were later interviewed online. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didn't otherwise have access to the Internet were provided with the ability to access the Internet at no cost to them.
AP News Survey Specialist Dennis Junius contributed to this report.