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ATLANTA - Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.

It was a night of celebration at Zion A Habitation of Gods Glory and Praise’s chapel on Prior Station Road brought together parents and youngsters for Tallatoona CAP’s annual pageant for the Cedartown Pre-K.

On Monday, the Senate gaveled in to mark the official start of the 2020 legislative session. The first day is typically ceremonial in nature.

Polk School District is getting ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents looking to enroll their children in pre-k or kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can do so as early as March.

One talented Rockmart Middle School student – Zion Bradley – is soon to represent Polk School District at the upcoming regional spelling bee where he will test his knowledge and spelling abilities against other first-place students from around Georgia.

The Rockmart Farmers Market is set to have its first market of 2020 starting tomorrow, January 16. The business has been closed the past few weeks for the holidays, but it will now return to its year-round schedule until next Thanksgiving.

The clock strikes midnight on January 1 with the best of intentions. You’re going to get up with the roosters and hit the ground running every morning on the way to a healthier version of yourself.

Cedartown is getting back a restaurant chain it lost in past years with construction set to start on a brand new location in weeks to come.

A local doctor and businessman has announced his intention to enter the race for the U.S. House District 14 seat representing Northwest Georgia.

Polk is sure to see plenty of changes in 2020, but those changes will once again be directed by Chairperson Jennifer Hulsey and Vice-Chairperson Hal Floyd who were selected to maintain their positions during the county commission’s latest meeting.

As lawmakers got underway with a new session today honoring those who passed away in 2019, one local State Senator announced that he is not seeking a new term in office.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs.

The next phase of the Goodyear Park Soccer Complex in Cedartown is coming up toward bidding as the city looks to add amenities for the West Avenue soccer fields.