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Aragon officials look to "save our city"

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.

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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.

Rockmart tax rates to be set Sept. 9
Posted: August 19, 2014

Rockmart’s 2014 ad valorem tax millage rate will be set at a meeting of the city council on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Municipal Complex at 300 North Piedmont Avenue.

Monday 08/18/2014
Organization looks to tackle underage drinking awareness in Rockmart
Posted: August 18, 2014

An initiative in Rockmart has been underway this summer and continues to help reduce the underage drinking rate, and one man is on a crusade to make sure it happens.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Rakestraw Auto and Tire celebrates 20 years of business
Posted: August 14, 2014

Rakestraw Auto Service and Tire shop is located at 600 North Piedmont Avenue, Rockmart.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
This week's Rockmart Farmers Market features Berry College products, Posey's Pet Shelter
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The Berry College farm “season’s market” is now bringing their unique fruit and vegetable varieties to the Rockmart Farmers Market, located at 108 Water Street downtown.

Love Loud event a success
Posted: August 13, 2014

Love Loud, a back to school celebration, drew a large crowd of adults and children to Crossview Community Church in Rockmart on Friday, Aug. 8.

Aragon to place city charter on ballot
Posted: August 13, 2014

Aragon city council has voted to place a non-binding referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Rockmart purchases land for likely green space
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm

City officials will soon finalize purchase of 10 acres of land bordering Euharlee Creek near the Silver Comet Trail in downtown Rockmart.

Sunday 08/10/2014
Community helps “Tree Man” solve mystery
Posted: August 10, 2014

Don Tate of Rockmart is now called “the tree man” after he became intrigued with an old one that grows in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Aragon celebrates its 100 year history
Posted: August 09, 2014

Elected officials and guests recently celebrated Aragon’s centennial during a reception held in the City’s municipal building.

Friday 08/08/2014
Aragon to let citizens decide whether to keep city charter on November ballot
Posted: August 08, 2014

Aragon city council has voted to place a non-binding referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.

Child seatbelt safety a primary concern for Rockmart cop
Posted: August 08, 2014


Thursday 08/07/2014
Rome woman celebrates 100th birthday Aug. 2
Posted: August 07, 2014

War, depression, a man on the moon. These are the sights one Northwest Georgia resident has seen in a lifetime full of memories as she turns 100 years old.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Three arrested in Rockmart armed robbery and beating
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 8:03 am

A round up involving several law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrests of three men suspected in a brutal armed robbery in Rockmart last week.

Vintage Pearls opens in Rockmart
Posted: August 06, 2014

Vintage pearls creates a vision of a past era when this was a prized and necessary addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

Aragon looks to take action on money issues
Posted: August 06, 2014

Aragon city council has tentatively voted to accept an action plan, which will allow continued operations and paying debts in a timely manner.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Jury finds Aragon murder suspect guilty on all charges, Browning comments on verdict
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 5:58 am

A jury found a former soldier on trial for the 2011 fatal shooting of his wife guilty on all charges just before lunchtime today.

Friday 08/01/2014
GBI agent takes stand in murder case
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 12:44 pm

The trial of Shay Merritt continues today as more witnesses are set to take the stand in a court case expected to last into next week. 

Thursday 07/31/2014
Delayed Homespun Fireworks set for Sept. 5
Posted: July 31, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has announced a date for fireworks rescheduled because of wet weather during the Homespun Festival.

Reading program winners named at Rockmart Library
Posted: July 31, 2014

The 2014 Summer Reading Program has been a success at the Rockmart Library, according to Sharon Cleveland, branch manager.

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