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The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation was recently presented with a donation of $10,000 from The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. to be used to assist outstanding students with their tuition, books and supplies, fees and other needs.

ATLANTA — Georgia set another record last month with an unemployment rate of 3.2%, down from 3.7% in December 2018, state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler reported Thursday.

Mobile apps warning drivers that someone is about to run a red light. A button that MARTA bus operators can tap to ask for a green light. Computer programs pinpointing when a car has stalled on the side of the highway.

The Youth Working Toward a “Speedy” Awareness gathered for their 17th year in Cedartown on Jan. 19 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and as part of annual events through the holiday weekend.

ATLANTA – The General Assembly does not need to pass another tax cut to grow Georgia’s economy, State Economist Jeffrey Dorfman said Tuesday.

For some of us, a visit to a doctor’s office is one of the more stressful things we can do, but it doesn’t have to be. Your provider is there to help and would love to be viewed as a partner in your pursuit of a healthier life.

With Georgia households soon to receive invitations to complete the 2020 census questionnaire, Polk County’s Complete Count Committee is making heavy strides towards spreading awareness and making sure locals understand the importance of being counted.

Those friends of the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Facebook might be wondering where the page and daily posts disappeared to when it was taken down by the social media giant over the weekend. 

ATLANTA — Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.

It was a night of celebration at Zion A Habitation of Gods Glory and Praise’s chapel on Prior Station Road brought together parents and youngsters for Tallatoona CAP’s annual pageant for the Cedartown Pre-K.

On Monday, the Senate gaveled in to mark the official start of the 2020 legislative session. The first day is typically ceremonial in nature.

One talented Rockmart Middle School student – Zion Bradley – is soon to represent Polk School District at the upcoming regional spelling bee where he will test his knowledge and spelling abilities against other first-place students from around Georgia.

Polk School District is getting ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents looking to enroll their children in pre-k or kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can do so as early as March.