Cedartown High School is celebrating its 2021 Homecoming this week with the homecoming queen set to be announced during halftime of the Bulldogs’ Region 7-4A football game against Ridgeland on Friday evening at Cedartown Memorial Stadium.
An investigation into how students obtained THC gummies and vapes led to the raid of three Cedartown convenience stores and the arrest of at least eight people.
A Christmas gift will be coming to Cedartown city residents this year in the form of a bill credit thanks to the city commission and the American Rescue Plan Act.
The City of Cedartown is inviting civic clubs, community groups, churches and businesses to participate in the BOO! Bash at Bert Wood. This free, family-friendly event is scheduled for Oct. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at Bert Wood Park in Cedartown. For more information contact Aimee Madden at AMadden@…
A week-long process recently kept Brande Coggins and her elections coordinator in the county’s storage area every day surrounded by touchpads, ballot scanners and computers.
ATLANTA — While the General Assembly gears up for next month’s once-a-decade redrawing of Georgia’s legislative and congressional district maps, lawmakers also will soon renew a much more frequent debate over legalized gambling.
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at https://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk.
Party unity and continued pursuit of fair and proper elections were two themes Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer spoke on Saturday in Polk County.
Floyd County sheriff’s deputies and Polk County police officers gathered outside the Kristen Hearne Memorial Training Center Friday to officially dedicate it and pay respects to the fallen officer.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to schedule a mammogram if you have put off scheduling one.
The Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Family Treatment Court has been chosen by the Council for Accountability Court Judges to be a model court for the state of Georgia.
Harbin Clinic, Georgia’s largest physician-owned multi-specialty medical clinic, is proud to partner with local organization Polk County Family Connection for the Get Pump’d for Kids Initiative.
New, specialized efforts at targeting known residences in Polk County where illegal drugs are being sold are in the early planning stages, but local law enforcement agencies are battling with staffing and training deficiencies.
The Cook Farm will host a horse show and trunk or treat event Oct. 16 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Crazy P Arena, 1021 Antioch Road in Cedartown. There will be free admission, a costume contest, treats and prizes. For more information call Nora Cook at 678-988-1701.
The story of the Hawkes Children’s Library in Cedartown started with an Atlanta philanthropist but was quickly adopted and nurtured by the people of Cedartown.
An electrical worker from Rockmart died last week after he sustained fatal injuries in a work-related traffic incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Former 14th District Congressman Tom Graves announced Friday, Oct. 1, the launch of America’s Future, Together, an effort to support bi-partisanship in Congress.
One of the biggest factors in beating breast cancer is early detection. That’s why it’s necessary to get screenings that can help detect the disease as soon as possible.
Juan was lonely. He had been a patient in the Floyd health system several times over the course of 2020 for evaluations. His family knew something was wrong and desperately wanted help for him, but Juan’s situation was a complicated one.
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay on an appeal of Georgia’s controversial abortion law, pending the outcome of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court abortion case.
Who came up with the name “Wissahickon” and where did it come from? Where is the final resting place of a dog named Smut? Is Julius Peek buried in Peek Park?
ATLANTA — The General Assembly’s special redistricting session doesn’t start until November, but the first map of redistricting season was released late Monday.
Polk Medical Center’s commitment to helping patients manage heart failure, including diabetes care, has earned the hospital the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines — Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award.
A patient is suffering from aches and a fever and can’t seem to catch their breath. There is no other way to help them as they are placed on a ventilator.
An exhibit is on display at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, located at 316 N. Piedmont Ave. Ginger L. Lowry’s “Art of the Horse” exhibit will be on view through Oct. 21 in the RCAC Gallery. Susan D. Waters’ “O Holy Night” life-size nativity made out of wire and papier mache is scheduled f…
All ten Northwest Health District health departments, including Polk County, will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at state health department vaccination locations starting Monday, Sept. 27.
State Sen. Jason Anavitarte called for the General Assembly to place a statue of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on Capitol grounds in a statement issued last week.
PERRY — For a one-term ex-president who survived two historic impeachments and failed in his White House reelection bid, Donald Trump still packs a wallop … at least in Georgia.
ATLANTA — Few Georgians realize that aerospace is the Peach State’s second largest manufacturing industry or that Delta Air Lines is Atlanta’s second largest employer.
Polk County had more deaths than births last year, according to a new statistical report from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Statewide, however, that wasn’t the case.
All ten Northwest Health District health departments will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at state health department vaccination locations on Monday.
Knowing what to do, when to do it and who to talk to when starting a business is at the foundation of a new business mentorship program being presented by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit ho…
ATLANTA — In a nation’s capital seemingly more hopelessly split by intense partisan rhetoric than ever, Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa have introduced a bill designed to help rural communities fight the opioid epidemic.
The person allegedly hit by a vehicle and killed on Rockmart Highway earlier this month has been identified as authorities continue to ask for the public’s help.
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.