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The Polk County Commission took care of a housekeeping item to fall in line with state regulations concerning in-home daycares at its meeting last week while also approving some bids to purchase equipment and vehicles for the county public works department.

The possibility of Polk County students returning to in-person learning this year took another step forward last week with the school board confirming that classes will begin on schedule Aug. 3.

If the room is somewhat quiet, you as a producer might want to think about weaning and preconditioning those calves to add some value.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Meng Lim was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act.

Work on the replacement of a bridge on Booger Hollow Road near the Floyd County line should resume within the next few weeks.

Three people were sent to area hospitals, including two with serious injuries, after a wreck on Cedartown Highway last week, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Gov. Brian Kemp is holding off on ordering a statewide mandate to wear masks in Georgia as positive cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations are on the rise.

A decrease in patients in the final months of Floyd Polk Medical Center’s fiscal year comes as a decrease in its overall profit is predicted for the next fiscal year.

Just two days before the new fiscal year was set to begin, the Polk County Board of Education unanimously approved the system’s FY2021 budget after making some adjustments based on the final state budget.

Finally converging on Cedartown Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony, the Cedartown High School class of 2020 was tasked with remembering their past while thinking about their future.

Despite the unorthodox way their high school careers ended, repeated sentiments during the graduation ceremony of the Rockmart High School class of 2020 were thankfulness and the opinion they had been the school’s most celebrated senior class.

All Polk County Convenience Centers will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, to give those employees the opportunity to attend the funeral services for Polk County Solid Waste Supervisor, Perry Williams.

The organizer of a rally calling for justice in the death of a Cedartown man said she plans on continuing her efforts until she feels her demands are satisfied.

Members of Polk County Schools’ class of 2020 are getting the opportunity to walk and toss their cap after an unusual end to their senior year.

The City of Cedartown announced last Monday that upcoming municipal court cases for the end of July and first of August will be moved to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center.

More change orders and supplemental agreements for the runway extension project at Cornelius Moore Field were approved by the Polk County Commission during a special called meeting last Tuesday.

Cedartown Second Baptist Church announced that McQuade Dillard was voted in Sunday as its associate pastor of discipleship. He will work directly with students and children in addition to overseeing the overall discipleship process within the church.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate passed a state budget Friday slashing spending by $2.6 billion over the objections of Democrats who argued majority Republicans could have avoided some of the cuts by raising revenues.

The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has awarded a $500 scholarship to one qualified student at each of the 26 high schools and five college and career academies in the Northwest Georgia region. Two students at Trion High School received a scholarship of $250 each.

Home can mean many things and become many places in a person’s life. But there is no doubt when a person feels at home they hold that place in high regard and with a sense of pride.

The first day of summer is right around the corner, and as the weather continues to warm up it is easy to for youth around Polk County to find time to spend in backyard pools.