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The creators of "Hap and Leonard” are seeking to get those who have an interest in being on the small screen have their chance coming up this week as a casting call is out this evening for extras.Crews and big name talent are already at work in Cedartown as filming of scenes for Season 3 of …

The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at http://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from Sept. 1 through Sept. 20, 2017.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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A pair of Florida residents remain in Polk County after taking an epic trip across Florida and Georgia to reach Cedartown as they fled from the path of Hurricane Irma in past weeks.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Cedartown is looking to be the first municipality in Polk County to provide business opportunities for those brewers that want to sell their drinks directly to customers, and officials by getting a change to the alcohol ordinance in place providing a easier path for getting licenses.

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The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs had an unexpected break before the regular season starts winding down, one that head volleyball coach Elisa Prewett said her team took advantage of ahead of scheduled matches after press time.

Look for sunshine at midweek after predictions of wet weather for the day have been pushed back to later in the week according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Our office has been getting samples and calls about a light green flaky material growing on shrubs and trees. The light green flaky material is — lichens.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Rockmart’s latest City Council meeting touched on topics such as the upcoming municipal election, how to handle eviction debris, and financial reports with no time wasted getting to the hearts of the issues.

Look for sunny and summer-like weather for the day, and more of the same through the start of the week as the National Weather Service calls for the potential for rain by midweek and through the weekend, and slightly cooler temperatures to come.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Polk County fair saw an explosive increase in attendees on Friday as thousands of citizens spent Friday night listening to live music, riding various attractions, and eating the best cheat foods around. Polk's firemen, police officers, and medics were offered a discounted admission for F…

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