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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.

After two months of increasing confirmed cases of the new coronavirus among Polk County residents, September saw a drop in the number of infections reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Electrician’s Mate Fireman Joshua Shellhouse, from Cedartown, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), performs maintenance on the cover of a multipurpose power outlet in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 25, 2020. Ralph Johnson is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and i…

Georgia officials have launched a new hotline for alerting authorities to instances of human and sex trafficking as part of Gov. Brian Kemp’s crackdown on trafficking cases in the state.

Traveling along one of the four-lane highways in Polk County is a common occurrence for many people as they travel to work or businesses.