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It has been nearly 100 years since the Hawkes Children’s Library first opened its doors in Cedartown, and two groups have decided to celebrate this anniversary.

Public health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19 as the state enters flu season while still experiencing a surge of the highly infectious Delta variant.

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Trees grow best from 70 to 85 degrees. Trees cool themselves by reradiating heat, transferring heat to the air and evaporating water from leaves. Heat injury is most prevalent during the midday and afternoon.

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ATLANTA — Georgia airports need $1.3 billion for projects including runway extensions and terminal improvements, Carol Comer, director of the state Department of Transportation’s Intermodal Division, said Wednesday.

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Just as families prepare for the winter, so do insects. Insects have an instinct to survive and reproduce. To survive winter, they must prepare. Fall is an excellent time to disrupt fire ants.

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NEW YORK – Michael K. Williams, who famously played righteous stick-up man Omar Little in HBO’s “The Wire,” was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday. A relative found the 54-year-old actor dead in his apartment on Kent Ave. in Williamsburg about 2 p.m., cops said. Police found drug paraphernalia inside his apartment, sources said. The city medical examiner’s office will determine his ...

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Five offenders in criminal cases were sentenced last week in Polk County Superior Court, including a Cedartown man who robbed a local convenience store.

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ATLANTA — Rural Georgia is suffering from failing schools, inadequate health care and lack of economic opportunity, conditions that make politicians’ boasts that the state is No. 1 for doing business ring hollow.

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A month after resolutions to place two alcohol referendums on the November ballot failed to get to a vote, the Aragon City Council heard the public’s voice.

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Plans are still moving forward to bring back one of Polk County’s annual traditions.