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Earl Brackin Band to perform at Dalton State

The Olympic games have historically been an effective way of bringing people from all corners of the world and all walks of life together. The Earl Brackin Band, a bluegrass group from Dalton, was invited to play at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and after a pit stop in Moscow, performed at the Winter Games this past February. Now back in the U.S., the group will perform a free concert Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Dalton State College in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Special activities held at local library
Posted: April 10, 2014

Plow through the pollen, visit your library and view the new selection of books and movies.

Spring Variety Showcase planned by Writers’ Round
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Rockmart Writers’ Round presents a Spring Variety Showcase at the Arts Center Theatre ONE EVENING ONLY. Be sure to save the date of Saturday, May 3, 2014 to attend the first of many musical performances and showcases to highlight writers of all types.

Sinking cancer's battleship
Posted: April 10, 2014

No one knows for sure how many years Gordon Hospital has been involved in Gordon County’s Relay for Life, but most agree that it has been there since the beginning in 1994.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
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Posted: April 08, 2014

The seventh annual Parkinson’s Walk for Hope benefiting the Georgia Parkinson’s Association will be held Saturday, April 19 at Peeks Park in Cedartown.

Relay gives hope to local survivors
Posted: April 08, 2014

Tonya Sharpe of Rockmart and Darlene Smith of Cedartown are cancer survivors.

Tuesday 04/01/2014
Cedartown rising star setting sights on Hollywood
Updated: April 01, 2014 - 6:38 pm

There’s a rising star from right here in Polk County who looks to soar in the years ahead, and she’s only eight years old.

Thursday 03/20/2014
Local enjoys creating stained glass
Posted: March 20, 2014

Sunbeams pierce through stained glass pieces to create a multi-colored pattern near where Teresa Brumbelow of Aragon is busy at a workshop table.

Thursday 03/13/2014
Brad Paisley to play concert at Lakewood
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 10:19 am

Country superstar Brad Paisley will play Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood on June 22. Paisley will be joined by special guests Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham.

Monday 03/10/2014
WELSHfest back in Rockmart on March 15
Posted: March 10, 2014

WELSHfest, the only Welsh-centered festival in Georgia, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in downtown Rockmart.

Friday 03/07/2014
Students show off prom dresses in first Our House Prom Fashion Show
Posted: March 07, 2014

The first ever Our House Prom Fashion Show took place this past week at the Main Street thrift store, and organizers are hoping young ladies looking for a bargain will take advantage of their large stock and low prices as prom season gets underway.

Wednesday 03/05/2014
Ensley: Too wet to plow for local farmers, gardeners
Posted: March 05, 2014

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Tuesday 03/04/2014
Author finds inspiration in Cedartown for novel
Posted: March 04, 2014

A former resident of the Murphy Harpst Children’s Home is hoping a new book will give readers a look inside what it was like to grow up in the facility.

Tuesday 02/25/2014
Lundy Christian Academy students to present ‘Seussical’ musical Friday
Posted: February 25, 2014

Fans of Dr. Seuss will have an opportunity to see how local students will present his work during a performance on Friday of the school’s annual musical.

Sunday 02/23/2014
Sonia Leigh with Drunk on Crutches and Mama’s Blue Dress at the GEM
Updated: February 24, 2014 - 10:26 am

Be prepared for a triple treat when three up and coming bands perform at Calhoun’s GEM Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1.

Saturday 02/22/2014
vonGrey at the GEM
Updated: February 24, 2014 - 10:27 am

Atlanta-based indie-alt-folk group, vonGrey, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the GEM Theatre in Calhoun. The group’s return appearance is sponsored in partnership with the Fox Theatre Institute.

Friday 02/21/2014
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Posted: February 21, 2014

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Tuesday 02/18/2014
Roach published in Society for Japanese Arts' flagship journal
Posted: February 18, 2014

Upper School Director Max Roach's article "Introducing the Japanese Sword" is featured in the February issue of Andon, the Society for Japanese Arts' flagship academic journal.

Tuesday 02/11/2014
Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85
Posted: February 11, 2014

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Thursday 02/06/2014
Valentine's Day gift guide for Cedartown
Posted: February 06, 2014

Couples young and old have just over a week to find a gift for their favored lover, and local businesses are ready to help shoppers find the right thing for their special someone.

Wednesday 02/05/2014
New computers installed at Cedartown library
Posted: February 05, 2014

The Cedartown library will soon be able to let the public have access to eight new computers purchased with the help of state funds. 

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