Look for chances for showers to stick around through the early afternoon, and cloudy skies through the rest of the day as the National Weather Service calls for warm weather at midweek, and more of the same until cooler weather returns for the weekend.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners showed their appreciation to three volunteers who have decided after many years of dedicated service to retire from the Polk County Fire Department. Chris Hindmon, Robin and Lyman King were presented with proclamations showing appreciation of their service of more than 20 years for each.
The Polk County Drug Task Force released information this afternoon about a bust late last week that sent four to jail in Cedartown and netted the seizure of drugs and cash during the execution of a search warrant.
Officials from around Polk County and representatives from local manufacturers gathered for the first quarterly round table to hear about not only what one local industry produces on a daily basis and incentives hiring that could only be in place this year.
Sandy Norman, City Clerk of Aragon, was elected to serve on the 2017 Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) Board of Directors. Ms. Norman will serve as the District Director for District 1 (Northwest Georgia).
“Build a Better World” is the theme of the Public Library’s 2017 Adult Reading Challenge. Patrons ages 18 & up are invited to try something new this spring: at home, in the community, throughout the country, and around the globe. Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places.
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the February 21, 2017 report. Note: This report combines arrests from over the weekend and Monday, February 20, 2017 due to the President's Day holiday.
Look for chances of rain in today's forecast, with at least some sprinkles throughout the rest of the day likely as the National Weather Service calls for wet weather through midweek, with clear skies not returning until the weekend.
Polk County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for vendors for the 2017 Homespun Festival happening on July 21 and 22 in Rockmart. Costs vary for vendors, but those seeking to bring arts and crafts to Homespun are charged $115 for a vendor fee. The deadline to apply is April 30. Call the Chamber at 770-684-8760 or e-mail email@example.com for more information or to sign up as a vendor.
After a Friday afternoon incident involving Polk School District Superintendent Darrell Wetherington — who has been the subject of allegations concerning improper conduct — board of education members met Saturday morning for an emergency meeting, but made no personnel decision.
Police were seeking to talk to a man Friday night after he was reportedly seen running from a fire at a Rockmart home that left two people dead and another in critical condition from the morning blaze.
Another eventful week has passed at the Georgia State Capitol, and the Senate has been hard at work passing legislation intended to improve our state. Last week, my colleagues and I spent countless hours vetting, and then passing ten bills intended to help create a better life for Georgia’s children and families.
Look for skies to clear up and a cool day in store for Polk County at midweek as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the 50s for the next two days, then mild weather in the 60s for the weekend.
Forrest McCombs stood in for a pair of organizers for the Black History Month parade and celebration following, who came asking for use of the building at Turner Street Park and potentially closing off a section of the street for this weekend's events.