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A pair of Floyd Medical Center executives brought with them more information on a program that assistant superintendent Greg Teems brought to the Polk County Board of Education for looking at contracting out the school nursing program.

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is hosting A Night with Local Artists coming up on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Deliveries of paintings began last week for the upcoming show, which features work from local artists including Cedartown High School students.

The Ayers-Beck Community Foundation held their annual banquet to hand out gifts to community organizations they help support annually through funds raised via the Doc Ayers-Ray Beck Charity Golf Tournament, this year being held at the Cherokee Country Club on May 12.

Look for chances of showers in this afternoon's forecast, but otherwise partly sunny skies for the day with a high in the mid 60s, with slightly cooler temperatures and chances for wet weather through the rest of the week and into the weekend according to the latest National Weather Service …

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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One cost effective method of reducing pesticide use in the landscape and improving landscape quality is to use pest resistant plants. When planting or replacing plants this spring, consider using plant species that are resistant or tolerant of key pests.

Students from Cedartown High School once again take part in an international debate competition in Japan in the past weeks, this year with Kelsey Ivey, Nathan Garner and Kayla Greenaway bringing only a few meetings worth of debate prep to the topic of social media against international teams.

Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast during the day for the most part with showers on the way during the overnight hours according to the National Weather Service forecast, with threats of wet weather remaining in the forecast through week's end.

Wet weather in the morning hours didn’t stop residents in Rockmart from celebrating their Welsh heritage over the weekend as the sixth annual WELSHfest was held on Saturday. The day included tours of the historic Van Wert Church graveyard, the a Welly Wanging competition, kilt competition, a…

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating financial irregularities in Aragon in connection with a Municipal Court clerk and former city clerk who was put on administrative leave with pay Thursday, said Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Mulkey.

Though cloudy skies are hanging over Polk County this morning, some sunshine will peek through and help make this first day of Spring feel like the season, with temperatures expected to get into the low 70s to start the week, and continue to climb on Tuesday before the return of chances of r…

Slightly warmer temperatures and sunshine is in store for Polk County after winter returned for a short time, with warmer weather on the way after the weekend threat of rain according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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Students at the University of Georgia took off from the campus in Athens this past week for their annual Spring Break from classes and midterms.

  • Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen
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Week nine of the legislative session is officially over and there is a “lull” in activity at the Capitol that is leading up to a frantic pace for the next three weeks. We will reach Sine Die, legislative day 40 and the last day of session, on March 30. Since we are past Crossover Day, the de…

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