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  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Farmers and producers alike once again gathered in Rockmart for what became a vibrant display of crisp produce, farm-raised meat, and delectable sweets.

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Easter is almost upon Polk County and while some groups and churches have gotten their egg hunts out of the way already, this Friday and the weekend provide plenty of events to help local residents celebrate the holiday.

Polk County Farm Bureau along with Georgia Farm Bureau offers an Art Contest each year for high school students to enter. This year 35 students entered the contest from Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools, with three winners selected from outside sources. Winners were first place Kasie Price…

  • Tyler Williams, Standard Journal Correspondent
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The Polk County Historical Society had a special guest for their latest meeting, a man who knows all too well the ups and downs of politics, the news business and life in general.

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is hosting A Night with Local Artists coming up on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Deliveries of paintings began last week for the upcoming show, which features work from local artists including Cedartown High School students.

The Ayers-Beck Community Foundation held their annual banquet to hand out gifts to community organizations they help support annually through funds raised via the Doc Ayers-Ray Beck Charity Golf Tournament, this year being held at the Cherokee Country Club on May 12.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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One cost effective method of reducing pesticide use in the landscape and improving landscape quality is to use pest resistant plants. When planting or replacing plants this spring, consider using plant species that are resistant or tolerant of key pests.

Wet weather in the morning hours didn’t stop residents in Rockmart from celebrating their Welsh heritage over the weekend as the sixth annual WELSHfest was held on Saturday. The day included tours of the historic Van Wert Church graveyard, the a Welly Wanging competition, kilt competition, a…

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Have winter weeds taken over your lawn? The seed (for next year’s crop) mature in late winter and early spring. The grassy winter annuals include annual bluegrass and little barley. Broad leaf winter annuals include henbit, common chick weed, pepperweed, Carolina geranium, buttercup, wild ga…