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Look for the weekend wet weather to stretch into chances for rain through the rest of the week as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to remain in the 60's and low 70's through until next Saturday, when clear skies and mild temperatures are expected for coming events.

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Aragon, Cedartown and Rockmart all have something planned for local residents to take part in this week as a statewide celebration of municipalities takes place for Georgia Cities Week.

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It was a day the Morris family worked toward since they started their business, when Cedarstream was run on the second floor of the Coaches Corner building. Husband and wife Jamie and Darcy Morris did all the work themselves, from running printing machines to delivering t-shirts to customers…

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Rockmart High School’s FBLA chapter (Future Business Leaders of America) is inviting locals to celebrate the warm weather with a colorful, powder-filled 5k run to raise money for the March of Dimes.

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A crucial instrument in Cedartown’s toolbox for working with the film industry is now in place after Commissioners gave their approval to new language governing how productions are handled within the city limits.

The temperature is much cooler than it was just yesterday in Polk County, with only a high in the low 60's in store and winds to kick upward of 20 mph in gusts, but as the weather warms up at week's end and for the weekend, rain is right back around the corner to keep things cooled down for …

Look for a temperature swing to take place overnight, so enjoy the warm weather through this afternoon as the National Weather Service calls for chances of wet weather overnight, and then temperatures to only get up into the low 60's for Thursday. 

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Downtown Cedartown will be full of culture next month for Mother’s Day weekend, and local residents are invited to come take part in a day that will include items for sale from area artists, live music, sweets and much more on Main Street.

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STATESBORO — Eleven students from Georgia Southern University, including Kaylee Rose of Rockmart, assisted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on last month in establishing a new oyster reef restoration site on Hutchinson Island at the Ashepoo River.

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When it comes time to decide where to take a trip, there are plenty of places to choose from both close to home and afar. Making it all the more complicated when planning is the plethora of options for travel, accommodations, food, experiences and much more.

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Cedartown head coach Doyle Kelley said he wanted to see more offense from his team, and that’s exactly what they gave him in a comeback win on senior night following another bumpy week for the Bulldogs baseball club.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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How sweet is the soil around your home? If you do not know, you need to find out. However, do not go out and taste a spoonful — have it tested by bringing a sample to the Polk County Extension Office.

Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast through the next several days, and temperatures to get up to near 80 by midweek, come back down to the 60's before the weekend, and return to the pattern of April showers before the start of next week, according to the latest National Weather Servic…

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Communities across the country continue to honor those children who have been victims of abuse during April’s awareness month, and local officials at Polk County’s offices for the Department of Family and Children’s Services are no different.

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The Development Authority of Polk County has a lot on its plate at any given time. From trying to help new industrial partners find a home locally to seeking out new opportunities, President and CEO Missy Kendrick stays busy.