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Lakeview residents in Polk County recovering from Saturday storm

“I lived a lifetime in less than 30 seconds,” said Jerry Smith, whose home was damaged in a late afternoon storm that hit Lakeview Subdivision near Rockmart on Saturday.

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Sunday 08/31/2014
Skydive the Farm lawsuit is settled
Posted: August 31, 2014

A lawsuit over a 2005 drowning death at Skydive the Farm is over.

Summer ends, new season of 4-H begins
Posted: August 31, 2014

Polk County 4-H has been busy this summer!

Yard sale scheduled at First United Methodist Church in Cedartown in September
Posted: August 31, 2014

A yard sale will be hosted by the Tots N’ Teens of First United Methodist Church in Cedartown.

Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership
Posted: August 31, 2014

Kellie Taylor, owner of Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Rockmart, is participating in a unique educational program at Young’s Grove Elementary School.

Saturday 08/30/2014
One dead, one hurt in Polk County skydiving accident
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 12:49 am

CEDARTOWN — One skydiver is dead and another is listed in serious condition after something went wrong during a jump Saturday afternoon in Polk County, according officials.

UPDATE: Storm caused several fallen trees, power lines
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said that a concentration of the damage from this evening's storm was in the Lakeview Subdivision and the area along Stringer Road.

House painter faces forgery charges
Posted: August 30, 2014

A local house painter is facing theft and forgery charges after a client told police he cashed two checks stolen from his home.

September kicks off new series of classes at Rockmart gallery
Posted: August 30, 2014

A variety of activities are scheduled at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300.

Family Fun Fest coming to Rockmart in October
Posted: August 30, 2014

An all day event of fun and entertainment is being organized for October at Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart.

Westside starts school year with new principal
Posted: August 30, 2014

Westside Elementary has started the year off with a new principal, who is looking to shake up the school.

Design phase of Rockmart wastewater plant upgrade underway
Posted: August 30, 2014

Design work has begun on a $3.5 million upgrade at the Rockmart Wastewater plant.

Cedartown to remember 9/11 with ceremony next week
Posted: August 30, 2014

Cedartown Fire Chief Sammy Stephens has extended aninvitation to all residents to attend a special September 11 remembrance ceremony.

Friday 08/29/2014
Cedartown police: Three stores, clerks cited for underage alcohol
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 7:49 am

Three Cedartown stores and three local store clerks were issued citations Thursday, Aug. 28, for selling alcohol to a minor.

Another insurance deadline only days away
Posted: August 29, 2014

More than 20,000 Georgians have until next Friday to provide missing information or they will lose their insurance exchange coverage Sept. 30.

Drunk fisherman arrested by Polk County officers
Posted: August 29, 2014

Police arrested a fisherman on drunk and disorderly conduct charges after he refused to put his boat away after neighbors complained.

Cedartown, Rockmart kick off football seasons at home in Polk County
Posted: August 29, 2014

The Cedartown Bulldogs and Rockmart Yellow Jackets are both hosting for this first night of high school football in Polk County. 

Woman told police she was kidnapped
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 7:50 am

Police were sent to Treat Mountain Road to help a woman who claimed she was kidnapped.

Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education
Posted: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 -- As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

Past Times coming in Sunday edition; still time to subscribe to receive a copy in home delivery
Posted: August 29, 2014

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s slog through Georgia.

Standard Journal Pet of the Week
Posted: August 29, 2014

Meet “Sammy”, a brown Char pai mix. # ID 23317796. He is a male and he is very friendly. He is approx 1-2 yrs old, and is available for adoption today. His feline friend is “Sissy” a DSH grey and white kitten, # ID 23609578. It is a female and approx 6-8 wks old. She was available as of 8-18-14. For more information about these and other pets, call Polk County Animal Control at 770-749-8908.

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