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Give back to the com­mu­nity in a way that will last a life­time by help­ing a child and get in­volved in the Court Ap­pointed Spe­cial Ad­vo­cates of Har­al­son and Polk County. The or­ga­ni­za­tion uti­lizes vol­un­teers to be ad­vo­cates of a child in ju­ve­nile court pro­ceed­ings. They will also act as men­tors for our lo­cal youth. Help out to­day and be­come a CASA vol­un­teer by en­rolling in classes by con­tact­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion by e-mail at con­[email protected]­al­son­casa.org or call 678-9011021 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful needs your help to­day. Sign up as a Once Around the Block Neigh­bor­hood Cap­tain now. These vol­un­teers will help mon­i­tor and re­move lit­ter and trash in your neigh­bor­hood. Twice-an­nual mon­i­tor­ing as­sists Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful in mak­ing the com­mu­nity a more beau­ti­ful place, and only takes 30 min­utes. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact KPB at kp­beau­ti­[email protected]

Aragon’s next city coun­cil work ses­sion and meet­ing are sched­uled for Thurs­day, Jan. 18, 2018 at 6 and 7 p.m. at city hall at 2814 Rome High­way, Aragon. Go to www.face­book.com/aragonci­ty­hall or call 770-684-6563 for more in­for­ma­tion about up­com­ing meet­ings.

The City of Cedar­town on Mon­day, Feb. 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Com­mis­sion meet­ing room at city hall at 201 East Ave., Cedar­town for a work ses­sion, if needed. Call 770-748-3220 or visit cedar­town­ge­or­gia.gov for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Polk County will hold their next board meet­ing on Fri­day, Feb. 9, 2018 at 8 a.m. at the Cedar­town Welcome Cen­ter to dis­cuss up­dates, nec­es­sary board busi­ness and more. The met­ing is open to the public. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 678-971-3095.

The Polk County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will be back in ses­sion for up­com­ing meet­ings on Feb. 6 for their com­mu­nity in­put and work ses­sion, and Feb. 13 for their reg­u­lar ses­sion. Both ses­sions are sched­uled to start at 6 p.m. and are held in the board meet­ing room at the Polk School District Cen­tral Of­fice in Cedar­town at 612 S. Col­lege St. Visit www.polk.k12.ga.us for more in­for­ma­tion ahead of up­com­ing meet­ings.

The Polk County Com­mis­sion is back in ses­sion on Mon­day Feb. 5 and Tues­day, Feb. 6, 2018. The first ses­sion starts at 5:15 p.m. on Mon­day, and 7 p.m. on Tues­day for their work ses­sion and reg­u­lar meet­ing, both at the Board of Com­mis­sion meet­ing room at the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment at 73 Cline In­gram Jack­son Road, Cedar­town. Go on­line to polk­ge­or­gia.org for agen­das and more.

The Rock­mart City Coun­cil is set to meet for their first monthly ses­sion of the new year on Tues­day, Feb. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the coun­cil cham­bers at city hall, lo­cated at 316 N. Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart. For more in­for­ma­tion visit Rock­mart-ga.gov or call 770-684-5454.

The Polk County Board of Tax As­ses­sors meets on the first Tues­day of ev­ery month at 9 a.m. in the Polk County Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, suite F. Call their of­fice at 770-749-2108 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit http://www.qpub­lic.net/ga/polk.

Want to get in­volved in mak­ing Rock­mart a bet­ter place? Join Re­think Rock­mart and get in­volved in com­mu­nity cleanup ef­forts, re­vi­tal­iza­tion of lo­cal neigh­bor­hoods and more. The group meets on the third Thurs­day of each month. Get in­volved at face­book.com/re­thinkrock­mart.

One cor­rec­tion is needed on a story pub­lished back in the Dec. 13, 2017 edi­tion on the school board about the amount of money QSS-Ash­ton re­ceives from the district. Nu­tri­tion Direc­tor Dr. Linda Hol­land stated the amount bid and ap­proved for Ash­ton, LLC ad­min­is­tra­tive cost is 34 per­cent, and that their sub pay rate re­mains the same, with no change made at all.

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