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  • Tyler Williams, Standard Journal
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Despite the weather, the first day of the Aragon Barbecue was a success and the show goes on today after opening softball games were played for this year's tournament Friday night.

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The three first place winners for state in for the Future Business Leaders of America's competition were awarded for their hard work in network design and client services during last week's Polk County Board of Education meeting.

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The yearly budget for Rockmart is all approved and put in place, and this year's spending is slightly higher than what was expected for this past year's budget.

Family reunions are not only a time for food and fun, but a time for weaving a path of connection to family ancestors, where they came from, what they did, and how they aspired to fulfill their dreams. This was the vision of Mrs. Lorena Ellison Gibson in 1974 when she brought her family toge…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Aragon Barbecue is 43 years this weekend, and celebration is set to last from Friday, June 23 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.) through Saturday, June 24 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Aragon has a slew of food, vendors, music, sports, and more lined up to make one of the city's oldest traditions feel as good as new.

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The Aragon City Council needs another month to finish up their budget process, and kept the FY 2017 budget alive through until their July session after approving a continuing resolution unanimously during their latest session.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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A healthy, attractive lawn can be the goal of many homeowners. University of Georgia experts suggest the following steps to achieve an attractive lawn this summer.

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The City of Aragon has decided how to spend the remaining $30,000 of recreation funds left in the 2008 Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax funds for just over $30,000 to make repairs to the Aragon Historical Society building.

Look for another chance for rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, but otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies for the day and a high of 82 on this final day of spring in Polk County, according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

  • From press release
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On June 5-9, 48 Polk County 4-H’ers recently attended Cloverleaf Summer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers are 5th and 6th grade 4-H members.

Editor's note: Polk County officials have revised the date of a meeting being held about flood control. The date was printed as June 20 in this week's edition, but it is being held on Wednesday this week. -KM

  • State Rep. Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown
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Birthdays are magical events that not only bring about celebrations with family and friends, but they also offer a time of reflection on the past year. This time of reflection is often amplified on milestone birthdays even more so.

Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the University.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Development Authority of Polk Countyarrived at their Cedartown meeting space bright and early for another installment of their board meeting last week on June 9.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Chick n Scratch bakery officially has open doors, and Rockmart sweets lovers will be happy to know cupcakes, cookies, cakes, drinks, and more are waiting for them downtown on Marble St.

Look for mostly sunny skies for the day and slight chances of afternoon showers continuing through the rest of the week and into the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast, but expect sunshine and temperatures up near 90 for the coming days. 

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