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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Unemployment claims up in October, down over year in Polk County
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor puts unemployment statistics in Polk County up slightly from September to October this year, with an increase of just 33 people added to the rolls from month to month.

Rockmart Boys, Girls kicking off seasons early against area teams on the road
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets basketball teams are getting an early start to their season with their first matchup against the Gordon Central Warriors Tuesday.

Cedartown chosen for community housing program
Posted: November 25, 2014

The City of Cedartown will be looking at improving housing over the next three years as part of a new initiative with the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH).

Concert in The Arts Center on Dec. 6-7
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for Rockmart Community Chorus’ Christmas Concert, “The Gift of Christmas”.

Live Oak Church to host free Thanksgiving meal
Posted: November 25, 2014

Live Oak Baptist Church, 150 Live Oak Road, Aragon, is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Performance benefits Rockmart and Aragon ‘Transition House’
Posted: November 25, 2014

About four years ago, concern for homeless children and their families in the Rockmart and Aragon community led to the founding of the Rockmart and Aragon Transitional House.

Tuesday forecast: Partly sunny and windy, high 57
Posted: November 25, 2014

Another day of sunshine and breeze is expected today in Polk County, but wet weather could be back by later on tonight according to the National Weather Service.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

Body retrieved from swimming pool confirmed as missing Lookout Mountain man
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

The body of a 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man who went missing this weekend was found in a swimming pool at the 100 block of Brow Road in Chattooga County in Cloudland on Sunday.

GSP troopers stepping up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday travel period
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt releases new single, plays tonight on Letterman’s “Late Show”
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Make sure to check out Cedartown’s Sam Hunt on late night television tonight.

Ga. Computer Depot Computer Corner, Nov. 19 edition
Posted: November 24, 2014

Most Users Don’t Use Windows Update Properly

AAA forecasts cheapest Thanksgiving gasoline prices in 5 years - prices keep dropping locally
Posted: November 24, 2014

When 41.3 million Americans load-up the family vehicle for a Thanksgiving road trip, they are likely to find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day 2013.

Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

Donors give blood during ARC Community Drive
Posted: November 24, 2014

Brittany Morris gives blood during the American Red Cross Community Drive when it is held in Rockmart.

Thanksgiving ‘Feed Hungry’ event slated
Posted: November 24, 2014

Cedartown and Rock-mart churches are planning “Feed Polk County 2014” on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.

Vehicle of missing Lookout Mountain man found in swimming pool with body inside
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 10:45 am

The mini-van belonging to a 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain, Ga., man was discovered Sunday night, Nov. 23, submerged in a swimming pool with a body inside in Chattooga County.

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner rising slightly
Posted: November 24, 2014

Feeding the family this Thanksgiving will cost slightly more, but rose less over the past year than in recent holiday seasons, according to statistics.

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