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Why an Aragon man had three explosive devices at his residence, with one of them causing him severe injuries when it detonated near him, is still a mystery to local police.

The stories shared at Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in Rockmart one evening last week are just a small sample of how much recovery from substance abuse can be a powerful weapon in building a community.

Gov. Brian Kemp said he feels good about Georgia’s current status amid the pandemic, and he has an optimistic outlook as the temperatures cool and flu season begins in earnest.

A state House committee probing issues that occurred during the June 9 primary elections in Georgia released a report Thursday outlining stumbles with absentee ballots and the state’s new voting machines that prompted long lines and steep concerns ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

Last Monday’s Cedartown City Commission meeting had some of the usual business for the board to take up, but it was dominated by the love for a man ending a 40-year career in public service.

The Polk County Water Authority in cooperation with Randy Lacey at Polk County Public Safety and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is doing its part in support of the 2020 National Preparedness Month all across the United States and assuring compliance with the Authority’s Emergency R…

Earlier this year, Polk County’s Complete Count Committee established a strategy to promote Census 2020 centered on face-to-face interactions at festivals, churches, ball games, preschool registrations and other community events with giveaways like T-shirts, tote bags, cups and coloring books.

As part of National Recovery Month in September, Mosaic Place will be hosting a Polk County Recovery Rally, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, at Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in downtown Rockmart.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Rome GA Cares to help offer aid to the people of Beauregard Parish in Louisiana after the destruction left behind by Hurricane Laura.

On an evening where two of Rockmart’s finest were honored for their diligence and heroism, the city’s elected officials voted to increase the base pay for certain city employees, including first responders.

Giving blood is a way to help people in need by providing something more precious than money or clothing. It’s a life or death scenario that few donors get to see play out.

Court proceedings in Georgia will start back toward some semblance of normalcy under an order issued Thursday by Chief Justice Harold Melton, providing some hope a year-old Polk County could be closer to trial.

Polk County Commissioner Linda Liles (center), chair of the county’s public safety committee, presented a special United States flag to representatives of Polk County’s first responder agencies during the board’s work session on Monday, Aug. 31. The flag wa flown over the U.S. Capitol on Aug…

Belt-tightening and in-depth talks with department heads down the line led to a lengthy budget process for the Polk County Commission this year.

Local and state law enforcement agencies are looking into a pair of shootings that left one man seriously injured and a North Cedartown home riddled with bullets — all in the span of eight hours.

Technology already plays a critical role in Floyd Medical Center’s efforts to provide care for its tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now technology is also keeping parents connected with their babies when they can’t be there in person.

Salmon Funeral Home has been acquired by Polk County funeral home director Steve Miller, his son Chris Miller and Norman Smith.