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The holidays are often the time of year we not only reflect on the blessings we receive, but work to help those who may be less fortunate. From donating toys, coats or canned goods, to delivering or serving holiday meals, we want to make sure less fortunate individuals and families enjoy ble…

It was a successful night for the Futrelle sisters that bonded together and saved their Christmas program in a recent performance of Christmas Belles.

The week is ending in Polk County with rain again, and it'll be sticking around through the first half of the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for showers continuing through the night and chances into Saturday, but once the wet weather moves out it'll be all sunshine for several…

Fully refreshed and restocked, the Rockmart Farmers Market is back in businesses following its annual two-week Thanksgiving break.

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A few early birds may have noticed objects in their house rattling around just after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning while others may have slept through the weak earthquake that shook up Eastern Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Metro-Atlanta.

Walt Disney World is HUGE! It comprises 43 square miles with 4 distinct main parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  

During the busy holiday season, the most important and meaningful gift you can give is the gift of life. By giving blood, that’s the outcome doctors and nurses are able to achieve when giving patients infusions.

If you had told me in July that I would be here in the early days of December writing about a Rockmart High School football team preparing to play for a state championship I wouldn’t have laughed at the idea.

Rockmart and Heard County meet Wednesday in a historic contest for both teams

Today is the day that Rockmart and Heard County square off in the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with one prize on the line: the 2018 GHSA Class AA Football State Championship.

The Yellow Jackets Marching Band looks forward to traveling alongside the football team to the Mercedes-Benz stadium for the big game today.

The Rockmart cheerleaders are excited to support the football players as they take the field at the Mercedes-Benz stadium today, and will be ready to yell “Go Jackets!” for each time they score.

With a historical 14-0 record, Rockmart High's football team has earned the right to compete at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the title of state champions. The win would be the school's first since the 1950's, and the chance to be etched into Rockmart history is on the line. Pressure may be …

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Enjoy a sunny, somewhat warmer day as autumn winds down in Polk County and temperatures get up into the 50s for the next couple of days, but get ready for another round of wet weather to cap off the week according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Tickets are on sale now for a night of fun at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center just in time for Christmas being presented by an area musician who just wanted a show that fit him, and he thought others would love too.

Celebrate the holidays and help those in need by visiting the Antioch Baptist and Collard Valley Baptist live drive-thru nativity on Sunday, December 16 from 3 through 8 p.m. at 3900 Antioch Rd.

As Governor Nathan Deal gets ready to leave office, he had some last minute business to finish up including the appointment of someone to fill a seat on the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court.

Look for chances of wet weather to stick around through the afternoon and evening hours after a really rainy weekend in Polk County, with sunshine returning for a short time for midweek, then back to rain showers before week's end based on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. 

Did you know that one out of five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking?

Some of Rockmart’s greatest talents adorn the wall at the new entrance to the school’s gymnasium. They look out on students, faculty and visitors alike from years gone by in uniforms well out of fashion or just recently fitted for athletes.

Chances of rain are likely for the daytime, and then more showers tonight and heading into the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for an unpleasant forecast for the coming days, and more of the same to start next week with previous potential for sleet and snow now becoming just we…

The Cedartown Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday in blowout fashion, winning 74-47 against the Pickens Dragons. The 1-3 Bulldogs showed no signs of travel exhaustion as they took them to the woodshed in the matchup.

Rockmart’s first softball signing after the end of the season came as the Rome News-Tribune All Area Player of the Year for 2018 Emily Loveless decided on where she’ll be taking her skills on the next level.

The day started out frigid, but is expected to get well above freezing without the gusty winds of midweek as the National Weather Service expects the forecast to remain clear for the day, and clouds to begin rolling in overnight and at week's end as Cedartown and Rockmart prepare to celebrat…