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Community Night Out coming to Rockmart on 9/26

The 2014 Community Night Out Partnership Program will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Nathan Dean Sports Complex in Rockmart.

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Saturday 09/06/2014
RCAC announces artists’ gala, awards ceremony
Posted: September 06, 2014

The Rockmart Civic Arts Commission has announced the juried photographic exhibit is scheduled to open on Friday, Sept. 5 and close on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Friday 09/05/2014
Rockmart recreation soccer opens season on Saturday
Posted: September 05, 2014

The Rockmart Recreation Department will be starting up their fall soccer play on Saturday with a parade downtown and games throughout the morning, according to recreation director Jeff Hulsey. 

Homespun fireworks on tap for tonight
Posted: September 05, 2014

The rescheduled Homespun Festival fireworks show is coming up tonight in Rockmart.

Smaller building at Old Aragon Mill being torn down
Posted: September 05, 2014

There is no truth to rumors circulating in Aragon about asbestos being found at the old mill site.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Fireworks display on tap for Friday in Rockmart
Posted: September 04, 2014

Polk County residents should plan to head to Rockmart on Friday night for the delayed Homespun Festival fireworks display.

Mechanical dance done daily at Westside Recycling
Posted: September 04, 2014

The sounds of reviving engines mingle with the dust and voices of men working in the yard at Westside Recycling, 945 Atlanta Highway, Rockmart.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Aragon sets public hearing for proposed millage rate
Posted: September 03, 2014

The City of Aragon has tentatively adopted a millage rate, which will not require an increase in property taxes.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Aragon Historical Society sponsors first car, truck show
Posted: September 02, 2014

The Aragon Historical Society (AHS) will host its first annual car and truck show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Tom Pittman Field.

Rockmart looks for funds for Elm Street school property
Posted: September 02, 2014

Rockmart officials hope a partnership with Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA) will bring needed funds for multi-service use of the former Elm Street School property.

Monday 09/01/2014
Rockmart Farmers Market thriving hub of activity
Posted: September 01, 2014

Rockmart Farmers Market continues to draw people from across the region and beyond.

Saturday 08/30/2014
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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Aragon officials look to "save our city"
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 10:44 am

Aragon officials exhibit a new determination to “save our city” and make hard financial decisions – even after learning there would be no “straw vote” for city residents during the November election.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Rockmart Farmer’s Market Farm to Table dinner planned for Sept. 7
Posted: August 26, 2014

Tickets are on sale starting Thursday at the Rockmart Farmer’s Market for a “Farm to Table” dinner being planned for the first Sunday in September.

Aragon reverses decision to vote on city charter in November
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Aragon will not hold a non-binding referendum in November, according to Mayor Ken Suffridge.

Friday 08/22/2014
RBA postpones Rockfest; fireworks on tap for Sept. 5
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Rockmart Business Alliance (RBA) has postponed plans for a Rock Fest, previously scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 on Water Street, downtown.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Firefighters honored by Rockmart for saving life
Posted: August 20, 2014

Marty Nettles, who resides on Prospect Road, believes the quick action of two Rockmart firefighters – Dakota Pruitt and Jonathan Nall – saved his life on June 8, 2014.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Aragon man sentenced to life without parole in 2011 murder of his wife
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

Shay Merritt, the former soldier convicted of murdering his wife Rita Merritt in their Aragon town home, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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