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The Georgia Writers Association has nominated Rockmart native and author of “60 Cents: Secrets And Tales In A Small Town,” Brad Hulsey, as the Georgia Author of the Year in the category of Memoir and Autobiography.

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The Polk County Health Department is offering free, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing. “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation, a leading cause of liver cancer, and the leading cause of liver transplants,” says health department Nurse Manager Malindy El…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Aragon city council gathered for their May session to tackle a heavy agenda regarding new purchases, the appointment of a board member to the Downtown Development Authority, and an amendment to how the city will handle garbage services.

Rain has pushed off and clear skies are ahead for Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for sunshine and wind and highs in the mid 70s for the day, and warmer temperatures coming for Memorial Day Weekend. 

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A long time ago, Polk County was the native land of a man named Kendall Fielder, who has touched the lives of many down the generations through his accomplishments on the gridiron and later in helping ensure freedom for Hawaiian resident during a heightened state of fear.

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The cities of Rockmart and Cedartown, along with other areas around the region are getting ready to remember those who have come before and defended the country but didn’t come home for Memorial Day coming up on Monday.

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Polk and Haralson County’s Re-Entry Coalition is no more after a lack of interest and inability for its leadership to keep up with day-to-day needs of potential clients.

Look for rain to stick around in the forecast through the day and into midweek as the National Weather Service calls for skies to begin clearing up by Thursday in time for the weekend graduations at Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools. 

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A Public Hearing over the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Polk County government went by with only one public comment on the record from this reporter, and was kept short and sweet by county officials.

Polk County foster parents Greg and Vickie Chupp were awarded Department of Family and Children Services Division Director’s Award for their service to older youth in foster care for the year.

Look for the likelihood of rain once again to start off the week as the National Weather Service calls for the threat of showers and thunderstorms to hang around through midweek with temperatures dipping back down into the 70s during the day before week's end. But clear skies are ahead so fa…

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The United States Senate are taking up the House’s version of the American Health Care Act, or what is being commonly referred to as the Obamacare repeal.

Look for the midweek forecast to be a repeat of the past few days, with sunshine dominating and temperatures up into the 90s as the National Weather Service calls for the potential for wet weather to move into the area overnight.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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It is important to know about ticks for several reasons. They carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and can cause further infection if their mouthparts break off when the ticks are removed.

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The City of Cedartown Fire Department is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow s…

Look for sunshine to continue in the forecast through the next couple of days at the National Weather Service expects temperatures near 90 for the days ahead, and more of the same with chances of rain through the end of the week and weekend.

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