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The Polk County Coroner’s office is set to take part in a study with the U.S. Department of Justice as federal officials seek to better understand crime going on in smaller communities locally and around the nation.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus and SkillsUSA World Team Welder Ryan Fincher of Cedartown will begin the four-day WorldSkills Welding Competition, an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world, on Thursday, Aug. 22, in Kazan, Russia.

The Rockmart Council is now taking time out of their monthly meetings to honor some of their longest-serving employees, and for those selected during the August 13 meeting, it meant plaques and plenty of applause.

Think you know how each team is going to do from week to week? Got a good system going for deciding a favorite in a game? Then it just might be time to put that talent to some good use.

The Rockmart Lady Jackets have nothing but good things to celebrate over the past two weeks of early season play. They’ve come away not only with opening wins against big teams, but remain undefeated in region play so far as well.

Cedartown softball has continued to strattle .500 in the first season of the Eddie Gambrell era. In all fairness, the young Lady Bulldogs have played some very tough teams.

Cedartown City Commissioners are set to tentatively approve a 2019 millage rate of 11.201 mills, the same as last year’s rate. However, due to the growth in the City’s tax digest, the City will increase the property tax it will levy this year by 2.01 percent over the rollback millage rate.

While students take many tests during the school year, there are two tests that can help them succeed in any subject: a vision and a hearing test.

The Cedartown Humane Society is once again returning to Rockmart to host a low-cost rabies clinic, and locals are invited to bring their four-legged family members to 436 Hogue Ave., Rockmart on Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. for discount rabies shots and other services.

There’s plenty of competition out there for the Cedartown Bulldogs to face, even without having to play against region foes. Whether it be the big game coming up next week on August 23 when the Bulldogs face Rockmart, or heading up to the Dalton area to face Southeast Whitfield.

Every player on the sidelines of the Cedartown Bulldogs is valuable to the whole of the team, but from year to year certain players get opportunities to stand out over others as their talent grows through their careers on the gridiron.

In just a few more days, the Cedartown Bulldogs football season will be in full swing. And if all goes as planned, this year’s campaign will be a season of triumphs, redemption, and sweet revenge.

The story of the Rockmart Yellow Jackets of 2018 reads like one of a fairy tale. As 2019 gets underway next week with the start of the regular season, it is the mission of the Jackets to write a new story, and one with a happy ending.