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As the holiday season gets closer, one part of the spirit of giving is remembered each year by local law enforcement, agencies, organizations and others who want to give back to those less fortunate.

It has been reported that cities like Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Atlanta have roach problems. That doesn’t surprise many. Roaches are an age-old problem, and they don’t seem to be going away.

The Cedartown Bulldogs’ football season came to a close on Friday night. On a chilly, rainy, and windy night in Chamblee, Cedartown was upended by the St. Pius X Golden Lions 38-6 in the first round of the GHSA Football Playoffs.

As the scarecrows disappeared from Main Street in Cedartown in past weeks, and the Downtown Cedartown Association is now moving right into the holiday season and are asking local merchants, organizations and families to participate in a new Christmas Tree decorating contest.

As the holidays draw closer, the need for new decorations and gifts grows larger for some who love to fill their homes with the Christmas spirit.

The Polk County Jail's administrative staff is off for Veterans Day, and last Friday's report was missed. Click the attached PDF to find the Friday, Nov. 9 report, and check back Tuesday for the latest reports. 

There's going to be a lot of rain over the next few days as the National Weather Service calls for wet weather to stick around through at least midweek, but clear up in time for the second round of playoff football at Rockmart on Friday night.

The Polk County Commission will have a pair of new faces joining the ranks come January, and a pair returning to their seats after voters made their voices heard through the ballot box.

Hardly anyone thinks about how old a car seat is until something happens, and suddenly it becomes a major issue. A minor wreck can mean full replacement of devices that help save a child’s life every moment of every day across the world.

Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 7 at 6 p.m., locals are invited to see St. Nick, the parade's numerous floats, and the various other participants from the comfort of the city's downtown area. In the event of rain, the p…

Relief efforts coming from a variety of sources to help Florida panhandle, South Georgia recover from Michael’s path of destruction

After a clear night over Polk County and rain early in the day, potential for wet weather is back again as the National Weather Service predicts showers during the morning hours, and more chances over night.

Officer Casey Lyall sees a version of the following problem every day he rides around the hundreds of square miles that make up Polk County. Down some back road, or even along a main thoroughfare, someone has a house that is truly falling apart.

Pansies grow well in November in Northwest Georgia due to our temperatures. The ideal temperature range for pansies is 40 degree Fahrenheit night to 60 degree Fahrenheit day.

Veteran’s Day is coming up this weekend, and celebrations are happening on Sunday afternoon in Rockmart and Monday in Cedartown to mark the remembrance of those who have served in the nation’s Armed Forces.

Teams of all ages in fall league recreation baseball continue to battle it out on the baseball diamond in recent weeks. Check out the photos provided by Gail Conner from several local teams in the past days. 

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Polk County’s unemployment rate for September was the lowest ever recorded for the area.

It's a little after Halloween at this point, but the holiday season fun still continues as Polk County moves from goblins and ghouls, and onward to Thanksgiving and Christmas.