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The soccer season is just starting to heat up in Cedartown and Rockmart, and both school’s boys and girls programs will be busy in the weeks ahead as region play is just right around the corner.

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The Polk School District will now require employees who have been arrested to self-report their troubles to school officials, or face consequences for failing to do so.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Two local seniors are in luck because the Polk County GOP held their annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser, and a graduating student from both Rockmart and Cedartown High will receive a grant to help pay for their college fees.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Pollination, the transfer of pollen from male to female parts of the same or a different flower is necessary to produce fruit and seed in many horticultural crops such as tomatoes, squash, watermelon, apples and peaches.

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WELSHfest Heritage Days planning is already back up and running continuing the area’s tradition of providing financial support for The Rockmart History Museum and restoration and preservation of present day Van Wert Church in Rockmart. Broken down into teams of workers, success is already cl…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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As the Rockmart Farmers Market’s six-week cooking course presses on, local youth are only getting closer to graduating into fully-fledged child chefs.

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Things don’t always go as planned when it comes to the early season games on the schedule for baseball. That rang true for the Rockmart baseball program this week, after they had to postpone a pair of games this week, but got one in to start off the 2018 schedule.

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A scourge has plagued communities across the country for decades. It is worse than a disease, since people were the cause and creator of such a calamity. Methamphetamines don’t care about the background of those it touches, the color of their skin or the personal lives of those individuals s…

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The City of Cedartown will be moving forward on updating the amount of water people receive at a base rate when they purchase their service through the city’s service in hopes of covering increasing costs of treatment. Officials voted unanimously to hear a first reading of an amendment to th…

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A pup with a local connection won big at the latest American Kennel Club Westminster Dog Show this past week, and was featured on the annual broadcast. The AKC Champion and bronze grand champion whose full name is Dreamcatcher Cairbre To Lokis Major at Aujudon, also known as Evo, took best i…

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It took a few days to get everything dried out at Cedartown High School, but the wet weather passed long enough for the Bulldogs to get the baseball season underway.

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Cedartown Commissioners decided that they wanted more time to talk over proposed changes to the intergovernmental agreement that determines how municipalities come to terms with potential business investors they seek to court.

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Polk County’s drug court continues to provide success stories as an additional five participants graduated earlier this month from the program.