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Many Georgia farms offer various agritourism activities, such as you-pick strawberry, blueberry and peach experiences in the spring and summer. Others offer apple picking and corn mazes in the fall. Christmas tree farms welcome guests to select their family trees.

New tools in the effort to keep all residents safe while they enjoy one of Rockmart’s most distinct recreation opportunities are now in the hands of the city’s public safety departments.

The 10th Polk County resident to die of complications from COVID-19 in the month of October was reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health on Monday, bringing the total number to 28 since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual State of the Community presentation this week, but those interested can check in on it right from their computer or phone.

More than 10,000 Polk County voters have already cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election, and local officials are preparing for a final surge before early voting ends.

The search for an accused murderer stretched into the weekend as police continued to try and find Jimmy Brian Blackmon after he allegedly shot and killed his wife at their Rockmart home.

After deciding to cancel city-sponsored fall youth sports earlier this year, the Rockmart City Council approved a motion to hold youth basketball this winter at its monthly business meeting last Tuesday.

Polk County officially entered the heart of the voting season last week as more than 4,500 people cast ballots in person for the first week of early voting for the Nov. 3 general election.

The Cedartown City Commission meeting last week included a recognition of one of the community’s most prominent groups of citizens as part of an official action by the board.

Tis the season for holiday magic and a little bit of creative thinking for Cedartown officials. With earlier City-sponsored special events put on hold this year due to COVID-19, officials were determined to think out of the gift box concerning the annual Christmas parade and come up with a s…

A new, revised proposal to build an agriculture education center near the center of Polk County has put new emphasis on trying to get the county’s help in making it a reality.

School spirit will be in abundance this week at Cedartown High School as students, faculty and staff celebrate Homecoming.