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The temperature is expected to drop some more this week toward feeling more like winter than summer as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to start the week in the mid 60's to low 70's, then a cool-off is in store during the overnight hours in the days to come, and potential …

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown is one of six finalists selected for the American Welding Society (AWS) U.S. Invitational Weld Trials – part of a four stage process to select the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the 2019 W…

Cedartown’s annual Fall Festival saw another successful year, and despite temperatures more suited for the summer, locals gathered to celebrate October and all of the season’s delights with the Shriners Parade, a dog contest, a fashion show, vendors, and much more.

Each year around this time, as temperatures begin to fall, we’re faced with a decision to make: should we get a flu shot? While the shot may not provide total protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer several compelling reasons why you should get one.

Most items on October agenda left without discussion or vote, but work session coming to discuss the city’s charter and council-mayor structure

Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast through the end of the week, but showers are coming back into the forecast for this weekend based on the latest National Weather Service predictions. 

Local Democrats hoping to get the word out before the election about candidates they’re supporting for office gathered recently to get busy on their efforts.

Twinkling lights, live music, and home-cooked food brought approximately 100 locals to the annual Farm to Table event, and with South Marble Street lined with tables and hungry guests, the Rockmart Farmers Market raised the money needed for another productive year and spread their message of…

Expressing oneself has never been easier thanks to the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center and the various activities and classes being offered. Those in need of a creative outlet may consider getting involved in pottery, the chorus, acting, and much more.

Trees and shrubs will probably lose their leaves early this year due to the drought.

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The chance to vote early and avoid potential lines on Election Day in Polk County began on Monday and continues through November 3 ahead of the 2018 midterms.

A bit of rain is in store for Polk County (and is already falling in some parts of the county) as the National Weather Service calls for a wet day, especially in the evening hours and the potential for more at midweek before another round of clearing and cooler weather on the way.

When people are trying to change even the smallest things in their lives, they are likely to fail. Humans are creatures of comfort, and habit and routines are just as important as food, water and oxygen for maintaining life.

Local residents who want to hear additional details about a forthcoming ballot measure to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax past the 2020 cut-off will get a chance in the days to come.

After midweek clouds, sunshine has returned and fall temperatures are finally here as the National Weather Service predicts a pleasant weekend ahead, and potential for rain to start off next week in their latest seven-day forecast.