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ORLANDO -- Michael D. McRae of McRae Smith Peek Harman and Monroe LLP in Cedartown was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Local organizers are hoping to do their part in order to halt the spread of gang violence by getting information out into the community in a partnership with several agencies in Polk County.

The home of Phil and Dale Tuck has played a setting for film crews before, when they hosted “Black Mountain” inside and out of their property back in 2015. Now it is their historic log cabin that will be on the large screen in months to come.

Thanks to Bellview AME Church, citizens hoping to pick up a summer job or a new full-time position didn’t have to look far. The group sponsored their second job fair, and those in and around Polk County were invited to Rockmart City Hall for walk-in interviews and help with filling out appli…

The metal bats have been ringing and the crowds roaring with each hit over at the Bert Wood Youth and Athletic Center in Cedartown for the past two weekends, where youth from around the area came to play in two different age groups.

The Rockmart Council is on top of their financials, and with the completion of the Fiscal Year 2020 Capital and Operating budget, the city’s various entities know what kind of money they have to work with between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

The Rockmart City Council gave their OK in a 3-0 vote to allow for the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority to have conditional use for zoning purposes to move forward with projects at two old schools, though they’ll have to follow some stipulations in the process.

Polk School District is the latest local entity to finalize and approve their Fiscal Year 2020 budget, and beginning on July 1, the $79.3 million in revenue and expenditures will become available for salary increases and other general improvements.

Anna Kresge United Methodist Church is hoping the community will provide blessings in an effort to aid the people of Venezuela during their longstanding hardships throughout the South American nation. 

Did you know that one out of five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking? As a matter of fact, smoking kills more Americans each year than suicides, homicides, AIDS and car accidents combined, according to the American Heart Association.

The City of Cedartown once again got a clean report on an independent audit on their 2018 fiscal year budget, and marked the sixth year in a row the city has added to its end-of-year balance.