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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Wednesday forecast: sunny skies, high 83
Posted: September 17, 2014

Look for another nice day in Polk County as clear skies are expected for the day, and for the next few days according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Polk County Commissioners approve ordinance changes
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has amended several of its ordinances, including emergency management and response powers.

Cedartown Fall Festival coming on Oct. 4
Posted: September 17, 2014

Cedartown’s Fall Festival is right around the corner, with the annual Shriner’s Parade and a dog show as part of the festivities this year.

Akins printing to repair following wreck damage
Posted: September 17, 2014

Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, has extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a recent accident.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

UPDATE: Cedartown convenience stores closed in illegal gambling investigation
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Law enforcement agencies say that an investigation involving two local convenience stores over the illegal use of gaming machines has been classified as ongoing.

Polk County Health Department taking appointments for flu shots in mid-October
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Polk County Health Department will begin offering flu immunizations by appointment in mid-October at both the Cedartown and Rockmart locations during regular business hours.

Rockmart millage rate set for 2015
Posted: September 16, 2014

Rockmart city council members have approved an ad valorem rate of 8.989, the same as last year.

Welcome mat spread at local center for seniors
Posted: September 16, 2014

The welcome mat is spread at Rockmart’s Senior Center, located at 134 West Elm Street.

Van Wert Elementary, Harpst Academy among Highest Progress schools for 2014
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Van Wert Elementary educators have something to be excited about after the state named the school one of dozens in the state who have the highest progress for 2014.

Humane society to hold quarterly meeting on Sept. 22
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Cedartown Humane Society will be holding their quarterly meeting to discuss updates on summer programs, fundraising and volunteer opportunities for the rest of the year.

UPDATE: City of Cedartown to take over hospital building when new facility opens
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:54 am

Intergovernmental agreement approved between city and Polk County for 911 facility in basement

Polk County Fair kicks off tonight, continues through Saturday
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 10:26 am

Fair offers contests, discounts and performances

Tuesday forecast: slight chance of showers, high 86
Posted: September 16, 2014

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers in Polk County to kick off the fair, with a high of 86 for the day with cloudy skies.

Monday 09/15/2014
'Water lady' on front lines in campaign against arsenic in Georgia wells
Posted: September 15, 2014

Janet McMahan figured it out five years ago — just before her son Ben was diagnosed with cancer.

Georgia health centers get funding to expand care
Posted: September 15, 2014

A federal agency has awarded $6.9 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 30 community health centers in Georgia that will help expand their primary care services, according to Georgia Health News.

Chattanooga man wounded in shooting; Fort Oglethorpe police still investigating
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 6:31 am

Fort Oglethorpe police are investigating a shooting that took place near Rossville Friday morning, Sept. 12, in which a 22-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., man was wounded following an apparent dispute.

Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says
Posted: September 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program.

History Column: Looking back
Posted: September 15, 2014

(Editor’s Note: End of a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ was from the time this article was written.)

Monday forecast: 50 percent chance of rain, high 82
Posted: September 15, 2014

There's a 50 percent chance Polk County will see more rain this afternoon according to the National Weather Service, but expect cloudy skies throughout the day with a high in the low 80s.

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