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Food pantries in and around Polk County are slowly whittling away hunger, and it's never been easier for locals to get the help they need. Victory Baptist Church's Bread of Life Food Pantry is one way to stock up on essentials for free, and those in need can visit once per week on Mondays fr…

Rockmart man's brother killed in World War II identified, being returned home to Alabama

The past week was good for local wrestlers who scored big wins on the state level, including one young man who is now a state champion having already celebrated reaching the 200-win mark.

Don't expect to escape the wet weather anytime soon in Polk County as the National Weather Service expects rainfall to continue as the week ends, and the likelihood of more over the weekend. But don't fret, clear skies return late in the weekend and stick around with chances of showers retur…

Polk School District named their latest MERIT Award winner for February from among those who ensure that children have help they need when times are tough and they need someone to talk to.

Stacie Baines is settling into her job at the Polk County Courthouse just about a month after she was sworn in as the person in charge of paperwork for the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court locally.

The 22nd Biennial Lords and Ladies Cotillion and Scholarship Program, sponsored by Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is well underway.

Polk County schools recently began their second semester of classes, and with 2018 wrapped up, Superintendent Laurie Atkins offered a reflection on some of the highlights and statistics from the year.

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Polk County Chapter, is pleased to announce that Carley Anne Casey, Gatlin Phillips, and Rachel Tanner were the Chapter’s winners of the “What Junior Cotillion Means to Me” essay contest.

Selecting pecan trees is very important when a homeowner is trying to decide what to put in the yard. The homeowner must consider how much management can be given to the tree and how much disease resistance the tree has. Therefore, the three varieties that are recommended for homeowners are …

Last Friday, February 15, 2019, Senate Bill 25 was signed into law by Governor Brian P. Kemp. This is the first piece of legislation to be signed by Governor Kemp.

Guests are invited to come take part and help raise money for a new church to take up residence in downtown Rockmart this weekend, and the best part is they also get some tasty chili for their time.

Cupid had an arrow for everyone at the Eastside Elementary School Valentine's Dance, and whether running around the gym or showing off their best moves, the students stayed moving all evening long. Popular, kid-friendly tunes from PSY, Meghan Trainor, Baha Men, and many more artists set the …

Rockmart is looking to take a shot at gaining attention on the silver screen as well, and now have a film ordinance they can point to when blockbuster stars or smaller productions want to use the local area as a setting for their next hit.