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Better safe than sorry describes Polk's public safety committee that recently took the first steps to ensure police and first respondents get on hands practice with their critical emergency plans.

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Georgia’s leaders who seek out big businesses to invest in the No. 1 state in the nation to do business gathered last week to look at what is in store for the future of economic development.

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Every day, there are dozens of children who come to school and find there a refuge on campus from the chaos of daily life at home. It isn’t a new problem by any means, and one that schools across the country have experienced for decades.

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Students from both Rockmart and Cedartown High School selected to be a part of a program created by Chick-fil-A gathered for the kickoff event and completed a opening project to get them in the mood for future endeavors.

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Polk County Rotary was honored to have District Governor Court Dowis join us on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 and bring his presentation and share exciting new things for our Polk Rotary organization.

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Approximately 325 miles Southwest of Polk County lies the town of Laurel, Mississippi in rural Jones County. City streets are flanked with historic buildings dating back to the early 1900’s while strung lights glow overhead.

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With daily temperatures in the 90s and humidity to match, Polk County summers aren’t always optimal to begin a running program, particularly if you’re taking to the track or the trails for the first time. Fall is a different story. With October looming, we should start seeing cooler temperat…

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Editor's note: Mike Hunter was off on a sunny vacation of his own to Mexico when press time came around last week, so we've chosen one of his columns we enjoyed from August. Check back next week for a new one, and a return to the regular bi-weekly schedule. - KM

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The Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society's recent low-cost rabies clinic made it possible for approximately 150 of Polk's four-legged family members to get the vaccinations they need and deserve.

Clear skies are in store for Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to get up past the 90 degree mark as the final days of summer wind down. Note the official start of autumn is this Saturday, Sept. 22.

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United Methodist Women (UMW) and Cedartown First United Methodist Church (FUMC) once again joined hands for their annual flea market that offered discounted clothing, dishes, and other items to anyone and everyone.

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I have had several people asking about “snowflakes” falling from the sky. The snowflakes falling is aphid pests falling from hackberry trees and causing sticky goo on cares.

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Every year, volunteers don shoes they don’t mind getting dirty, put on a pair of gloves and grab a trash bag to ensure when local residents want to get into local creeks and streams, they do so without the fear of being in dirty water.

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Take back your life and learn to live with diabetes by visiting the Nathan Dean Community Center and attending a course on the disease held by the University of Georgia's Polk County extension.

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Whether visual or auditory, Rockmart locals participating in the arts are now doing so under a new director.