Numbers were moved around in the FY 2017 budget to cover changing costs for several items and for the 2014 Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax fund for public works to get new equipment in several votes during the January meeting.
Events of 2016 brought about positive changes on the eastern side of Polk County, with existing industries hard at work on expansion projects at places like Miura, who put together a new showroom and office space at their property in the Industrial Park off Highway 101.
The City of Aragon now has an increased number of beer and wine licenses available for purchase by businesses who want to serve alcohol to customers following a unanimous vote during their November meeting.
The Rockmart Business Alliance is sponsoring the bi-annual tour showcasing 6 homes for this year's Holiday Tour of Homes. All of the homes are dressed for the holiday season and will be starting on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be held again on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Several local organizations will be holding Thankgiving dinners in Polk County during the coming weekend and week, and to make it easier to find a place to participate, here's a list of meals and where to find them:
This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies statewide are teaming up for the Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to make sure all motorists are buckled up no matter where they’re headed this holiday season.
The American Legion Post 12 in Rockmart is starting to accept applications for families in need for the holiday season for their decades long drive to help bring a happy holiday season to Polk County children.
Rethink Rockmart is moving forward with several plans at once following their latest gathering, with initiatives to address everything from code enforcement and ordinance updates to community involvement.
The flagpole in front of the Brenda Gazaway Municipal Complex came down this morning in Aragon as workers prepare to replace it in the coming weeks with one which used to stand proudly in front of the old mill.
The voters continue to come to the polls in big numbers early, especially here in Polk County where more than 4,000 have visited the polls since the beginning of Georgia's early voting period on Oct. 17.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce joined with the owners and employees at Hawg Holler in Rockmart, located at one of Rockmart’s newest restaurants located right behind Triangle Grocery in the Sycamore Grove Court Shopping Plaza.
New gear for Rockmart firefighters to use on their rescue truck and when going to chemical spills or when clearing out methamphetamine labs is coming soon as the shelf life ends for what the Fire Department carries currently.
The autumn leaves might not be changing yet, but the bank of Euharlee Creek is expected to get busy this weekend for the annual Riverwalk festival, which was to end with a big bang for the finale this year.
Want to get a chance to meet and talk to candidates on the ballot for the November election in Aragon? There’s a chance to do so before election day other than the Chamber’s political forum coming up in the next few weeks.
New radio systems are another piece of the puzzle that are needed for the new 911 Operations Center addition at the Public Safety Department offices, along with backup systems in case anything goes wrong.