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  • Melanie Dallas, Licensed Professional Counselor
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The first weekend in November, staff from Highland Rivers Health joined more than 500 mental health advocates, individuals living with mental illness and family members for the 2017 NAMI Walk in Rome. The 5K walk helped raise more than $60,000 for the Rome chapter of NAMI (the National Allia…

A local consignment shop and sales area is now open for business in the Rockmart area following approval earlier in the month for a special land use permit by the Polk County Commission. 

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Rockmart is the soon to be home of another church in the form of founders Todd and Kristy Williams’ Cross Factor Church. The 7,000 square feet building will be located at 1057 Nathan Dean Parkway between Rockmart’s Rite-Aid and Dollar Tree. With construction planned to begin in December 2017…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Rockmart's antique market is booming, and the city's downtown scene recently got a new kid on the block. With a home at 104 S. Marble St., Treasured Thriftique, LLC- Antique Mall is offering a vast selection of vintage, handcrafted, and homemade items from collectors and creators all over Ro…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Vinings at Oxford cut one ribbon for multiple reasons when the Polk Chamber of Commerce visited the housing complex this month.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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A Rockmart woman is hoping the City Council can help fix an ongoing problem of her home becoming the target of speeding vehicles leaving the roadway.

The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 report. Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no report on Thursday, Nov. 23 or Friday, Nov. 24. Those reports will be available on Monday, Nov. 27. 

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Need some holiday tunes to help get the Christmas spirit flowing? The Rockmart Community Chorus invites everyone who needs some cheer to take part in their annual musical tribute to the season. Downtown’s Rockmart Theater will be filled with the sound of some holly, jolly songs during their …

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Aragon’s November city council meeting sported a light agenda consisting of mostly new business, mainly looking to take care of a number of small items as the calendar year winds down and the holiday season approaches.

The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 report. Also included is the Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 report. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, arrest reports will not be available for Thursday, Nov. 23. 

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The holidays have come to Rockmart and several businesses are getting in on everything Christmas has to offer. Now and Then antiques, Precious Paws, and Smith and Lockwood were just a few businesses sporting decorations and discounts in the name of the holidays.

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A group of local business owners, community organizers and managers of all stripes came together one last time in 2017, but this time to take a deep breath and celebrate all that they accomplished from late summer through to mid-fall.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Cedartown City Commission has finally given a name to a public space that has been simply known around town as "that park in front of the court house" by honoring a hometown star who lit up stage and screen with his shining presence.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Rockmart Farmers Market has finally begun the promised Holiday Markets, and alongside winter vegetables, the market is greeting the county's artists and artisans with open arms. Rockmart's Water St. is now the perfect place for locals to grab organic foods and homemade crafts, and since …

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Polk’s local chefs may have noticed the cooking classes at the Rockmart Farmers Market missing lately, but Farmers Market Executive Director Shonna Kirkpatrick was simply waiting for the perfect time to unveil the new holiday cooking courses.