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Northwest Georgia region chosen for foster care pilot project

Georgia Department of Human Services Commissioner Keith Horton on Tuesday announced the location of two pilot projects for public-private partnerships in the foster care system.

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Tuesday 04/22/2014
Aragon officials establish new plan of action
Posted: April 22, 2014

The mayor and council of Aragon are taking action to further stabilize the city’s finances while finding ways to prevent another budget shortfall.

Arts festival kicks off 50 years on Saturday
Posted: April 22, 2014

The Cedar Valley Arts Festival kicks off its 50th year for a weekend of fun on Saturday morning, with a car show being added to this year’s lineup.

Tuesday forecast: chance of showers, high 74
Posted: April 22, 2014

Rain is in the forecast for today, but its not expected to hang around past the overnight hours according to the National Weather Service.

Drug take back event set for May 3
Posted: April 22, 2014

Experts estimate that as many as 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the U.S. annually. Up to a third of those go unused.

Accused anti-government plotter: Search warrant flawed, statement should be suppressed
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 8:28 am

One of the men accused of planning domestic terror attacks has challenged the legality of a search warrant used at his home, claiming the warrant failed to list his address and instead named a street three miles away.

Monday 04/21/2014
Candidate for State School Superintendent to visit Calhoun
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Allen Fort, candidate for the Republican nomination for Georgia School Superintendent, will be visiting in the Calhoun, Gordon County area on Thursday, April 24.

Monday night forecast: slight chance of overnight showers, low 57
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 4:07 pm

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers heading into Tuesday, but sunshine should be back by midweek according to the forecast.

Last day for voters to register is today
Posted: April 21, 2014

Today, Monday, April 21, is the last day to register to vote for the Primary Election and Nonpartisan Election. Prospective voters must be 17 ½-years-old to register and 18-years-old to vote. They must be a U.S. citizen, a Georgia resident and a resident of the county in which they seek to vote. Also, the prospective voter cannot be serving a felony conviction or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent for voting purposes.

Polk farmers can sign up for conservation initiatives until May 16
Posted: April 21, 2014

Polk County farmers have the next few weeks to apply for funding for conservation initiatives to benefit their homesteads.

Polk organizations join to push FMC, Blue Cross Blue Shield to find insurance solution
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Four local entities who are using Blue Cross-Blue Shied health insurance are banding together to get Floyd Medical Center and the insurance provider to work out their differences so it doesn’t cost employees extra to use local hospital services.

Judicial candidate forum starts at 6 p.m. at the Polk County Commission meeting room
Posted: April 21, 2014

Those who wanted to ask questions of the candidates for the open Superior Court seat in the Tallapoosa circuit have their chance tonight in Polk County, and Tuesday night in Haralson County. 

Polk County Schools scores 68.9 on College and Career Ready Performance Index
Posted: April 21, 2014

The state released two years worth of state performance scores today, and Polk County Schools scored a 68.9 out of a possible 100 points. 

The Fork Diner gets a makeover
Posted: April 21, 2014

Chef Robert Irvine walked out of his tent on a breezy Wednesday afternoon, coffee in hand, dressed in two thick shirts with a sprinkling of sawdust on one shoulder.

Saturday 04/19/2014
Crowd comes out to show support in 7th annual Parkinson's Walk for Hope
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 1:43 pm

A crowd of people took to Cedartown streets this morning to show their support for those suffering from Parkinson's disease in the 7th annual Parkinson's Walk for Hope. 

Weekend forecast: partly sunny skies for Easter, high up to 70
Posted: April 19, 2014

It turned out the April showers aren't sticking around for long as the forecast calls for some clearing for Easter, according to the National Weather Service. 

2 Carrollton women killed in Polk County wreck
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 12:25 am

Polk County Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier has identified the two women that were killed in a wreck on Ga. 100 on Friday night as Cynthia Baltazar, 35, and Emily Brook McIntosh, 30, both of Carrollton.

Friday 04/18/2014
Friday forecast: rain to stick around overnight, low 48
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

April showers remain in the evening forecast, with the rain threatening to stick around for Easter weekend according to the National Weather Service.

Landlords report forgery to police
Posted: April 18, 2014

Two landlords called police after finding out that a couple forged one of their names on a fake lease agreement given to the Cedartown Water Department.

Police: Scam is targeting Hispanic businesses
Posted: April 18, 2014

Cedartown police tell a local business owner that harassing phone calls to pay a power bill is a scam aimed at Hispanic stores.

Handshake leads to drug arrest
Posted: April 18, 2014

Police arrested a man with drugs in his car after an alert officer pulled him over in a traffic stop.

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