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A pup with a local connection won big at the latest American Kennel Club Westminster Dog Show this past week, and was featured on the annual broadcast. The AKC Champion and bronze grand champion whose full name is Dreamcatcher Cairbre To Lokis Major at Aujudon, also known as Evo, took best i…

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It took a few days to get everything dried out at Cedartown High School, but the wet weather passed long enough for the Bulldogs to get the baseball season underway.

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Cedartown Commissioners decided that they wanted more time to talk over proposed changes to the intergovernmental agreement that determines how municipalities come to terms with potential business investors they seek to court.

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Polk County’s drug court continues to provide success stories as an additional five participants graduated earlier this month from the program.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Local residents are encouraged to come participate in an annual parade meant to honor those who have made an impact on Polk County and beyond during Black History Month.

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The first meeting of the Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA) for the new year was held at the Polk Country College and Career Academy (PCCCA) in Cedartown, giving former educators a chance to see the new facility.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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If you just cannot wait to plant that special landscape tree, why wait? In Georgia, the dead of winter is not all that dead.

Craftsy House returns to Polk County in a new incarnation. One time located in Rockmart, Merrari Morales, the owner and founder of the craft art studio business, moved back from Florida and has re-established it in new quarters in Cedartown.

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A Youngs Grove Elementary administrator previously facing felony and misdemeanor charges will remain on probation until next year and resigned from his job as conditions of a plea deal put forth by the Tallapoosa Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

Chances of rain remain in the forecast through what is expected to be a cool week to start, with a warm-up starting for midweek as temperatures are predicted to get into the low 70s by Thursday, and cool down slightly by the weekend according to the latest National Weather Service forecast.