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The Polk County Board of Education approved some minor updates to the high schools' retesting policy, and the language was changed to make it more specific as to what will be allowed for students and what won’t.

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved several spending items during their July meeting, which are needed for repairs and to bring on a new furry member of the Polk County Police Department.

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A person walks out on the sidewalk on Main Street and begins playing a guitar, sharing a love for music with the rest of the world. Unless they really can’t play and sing all that well, there’s nothing wrong with that, right?

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Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the 2018 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts the likelihood an animal will …

Look for more wet weather to start the week, and more of the same as the National Weather Service calls for showers and thunderstorms after lunch, and highs up near 90 for the day, with decreasing chances of showers through the end of the week. 

The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Monday, July 16, 2018 report. Additionally, the Friday, July 13, 2018 report is included in this morning's release as well. 

Republicans in Cedartown, Rockmart, the remainder of Polk County, and across the state have some critical decisions to make in the July 24 runoff. Voters will decide who will challenge an increasingly charged Georgia Democrats this fall for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, and s…

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The cat flea is the most common flea found on cats and dogs in Georgia. Most of us are well aware of the flea and the itch produced by its bite.

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Nasal spray kit for officers reverses Tramadol overdose in local incident last week, but likely won’t be last in ongoing opioid crisis

Look for another day of sunshine with some mixed clouds, and only the slightest chance of rain according to National Weather Service predictions, with greater chances at midweek for the updated forecast in Polk County. 

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Cedartown, GA - The Cedartown Tractor Supply Company store is hosting a Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 21. From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., local farmers will be selling locally grown, fresh produce, along with other seasonal products.

Look for sunshine and temperatures near 90 for the start of the week in Polk County, with chances of rain returning in the forecast by Tuesday and through the rest of the week according to the latest predictions from the National Weather Service.