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Howard “Doc” Ayers’ dream of making sure the resources are there to help community organizations through a fun time out on the links continues onward, along with a tradition he enjoys celebrating in April.

The opening arguments in a first hearing in the lawsuit between Polk County and ETC of Georgia, a subsidiary of Waste Industries, began with a focus on odors, buzzards, run-off and whether soil cover on a daily basis or current solutions of using tarps will be reduce many of the problems at …

Approximately 100 people gathered at Georgia National Cemetery on Wednesday morning to pay respects to a veteran they did not know and who died without any known family members.

Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 ev…

Since opening on March 1, Kids and More thrift store has been offering locals affordable clothing, furniture, baby items, and other general knickknacks from 640 Goodyear Ave., Rockmart.

It’s rare to pick up the newspaper or turn on the nightly news without seeing a story about the growing opioid epidemic spreading throughout our country. There are many factors that have contributed to this tragic dilemma, but there is one step in particular that we can all take to lessen the risk.

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The day started out wet, and despite a slight reprieve with some sunshine and now overcast skies which might lead to more rain during the evening hours and late into the night, and potential for more rain on Saturday already causing a delay to one event. 

A pair of local students just might have an opportunity as financial wizards once they finish their education after taking part in a stock trading game and winning a first place prize at Northside Elementary.

Two people have been arrested on charges they set a Feb. 10 fire which completely destroyed a large white-columned brick home on 11 Craton Road in what investigators described as one of the largest cases of arson in Floyd County.

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Editor's note: SCAD's student publication "The Connector" was kind enough to provide us with full text of this article from one of their latest editions on Elizabeth Erwin, a student from Cedartown. Find a link below to read the full text of the article, or grab a copy of the April 24 editio…

During the spring, one of the most beautiful ornamental flowers is the Easter Lily.

Locals have a new option when it comes to buying clothes, furnishings, and other necessities thanks to the ‘Lil of this, Lil of that’ thrift store that opened on April 6. Partners Tammy Suggs, Lucy Pirkle, and Delores Welch have a massive selection of low-cost items, and those interested in …

The Cedartown Bulldogs fell just into the right spot to make it into the Class 4A playoffs this season. Securing a third place spot heading into the final two games of the regular season, they got a victory just in time in 5-4A play with the help of solid work on the mound to end the week.

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets needed just one more win in Region 7-AA play to complete a championship run for the 2019 season. They got that and more as they completed a clean sweep of every team in the area with just Dade County left on the schedule as of last week.

The Shorter Hawks are getting a pair of seasoned Rockmart players and South Georgia State University is getting a third after a trio of seniors from the Jackets baseball team signed on the dotted line ahead of a special night for the team.

Editor’s note: This item from the SkillsUSA National office in Leesburg, Virginia came to us in recent days at the Standard Journal, and in our continued efforts to give some coverage to Mr. Fincher ahead of his journey to Russia to compete for a global welding title, we thought it proper to…

A new store in downtown Rockmart offers not just a chance for parents to find quality apparel, but also to know that it is coming from someone who really cares about what local children are wearing.

Local cemeteries are a link to the legacy of Polk County's past. To the casual passerby the tombstones may seem just an endless sea of names and dates, but every buried person had a family, a life, a story.

On Saturday April 6, a small group of local residents met Andy Sarge, a photographer who works with the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia project who came out to photograph the long-abandoned Braswell Methodist Church on Brushy Mountain Road.