Lifestyles

It's a little after Halloween at this point, but the holiday season fun still continues as Polk County moves from goblins and ghouls, and onward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Rockmart's annual Festival of Treats once again transformed Marble Street into a haven for ghosts and ghouls, and with candy, games, music, and costume contests open to everyone, the city celebrated Halloween in the most explosive way possible.

Cruising is a near-perfect vacation. You board the ship at a port (which is a very short flight from Atlanta or you can drive from Polk County to five ports in 8 hours or less), unpack once and—for one low all-inclusive price—enjoy free meals and entertainment while never having to worry abo…

The Rockmart Farmers Market is now completely in season with new and returning vendors, fall produce, and plenty of October sweets. When the weather permits it, locals can visit every Thursday from 2 through 6 p.m. on Rockmart's Water Street.

It can be scary when you happen to encounter one of the two spiders found in Georgia that are considered hazardous to man. The black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans, can be dangerous.

Cedartown High School's art club showed off their talents by once again painting murals on their city's Pizza Hut, and with fall and Halloween themed windows lining the store, Cedartown is looking more festive.

Twinkling lights, live music, and home-cooked food brought approximately 100 locals to the annual Farm to Table event, and with South Marble Street lined with tables and hungry guests, the Rockmart Farmers Market raised the money needed for another productive year and spread their message of…

Expressing oneself has never been easier thanks to the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center and the various activities and classes being offered. Those in need of a creative outlet may consider getting involved in pottery, the chorus, acting, and much more.

Trees and shrubs will probably lose their leaves early this year due to the drought.

President Andrea Sorrells was honored to report that the 2017-2018 climax of the Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA), was an extremely busy year filled with outstanding achievements.

A local organization want to get your pet involved in the community, and in return they’ll get a lot of ear scratches and belly rubs.

We have already seen temperatures above 800 in May. We may have another long dry summer ahead, so we must be prepared. There are mowing practices we can use to conserve water in our turf grass.

Two local seniors are in luck because the Polk County GOP held their annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser, and a graduating student from both Rockmart and Cedartown High will receive a grant to help pay for their college fees.

Pollination, the transfer of pollen from male to female parts of the same or a different flower is necessary to produce fruit and seed in many horticultural crops such as tomatoes, squash, watermelon, apples and peaches.

WELSHfest Heritage Days planning is already back up and running continuing the area’s tradition of providing financial support for The Rockmart History Museum and restoration and preservation of present day Van Wert Church in Rockmart. Broken down into teams of workers, success is already cl…

As the Rockmart Farmers Market’s six-week cooking course presses on, local youth are only getting closer to graduating into fully-fledged child chefs.

A pup with a local connection won big at the latest American Kennel Club Westminster Dog Show this past week, and was featured on the annual broadcast. The AKC Champion and bronze grand champion whose full name is Dreamcatcher Cairbre To Lokis Major at Aujudon, also known as Evo, took best i…

Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s holiday and birthday Monday, January 15, 2018 by donating 32 backpacks filled with male hygiene products to two non-profit organizations. The Chapter encompasses Bartow, Carroll, …

I often hear stories of how homeowners plan to protect their shrubs during a cold snap. Sometimes homeowners have good intentions, but they do more to damage than protection of their shrubs during a cold snap.

Rita Mull (center) presented Gov. Nathan Deal with another of her photographs selected for the Georgia Council of the Arts “Celebrating Home” exhibit running in the executive offices of the State Capitol building through May.