Recycle Your Live Christmas Trees with Keep Polk Beautiful: Christmas trees can be recycled into mulch, fuel or fish habitats. Bring your Christmas trees to Camp Antioch at 3900 Antioch Road in Cedartown on Saturday, Jan. 5th from 8 a.m.-noon. Seeds and tree seedlings will be given to all who bring a Christmas tree. For more: Randy Cook at 678-246-1083 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In Rome: Home Depot parking lot, Hicks and Turner McCall, Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-noon.
Advance voting continues for House District 5 special election: A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates, including five Republicans and one Democrat, qualified for the election. Candidates who qualified:
- Matt Barton, Republican
- Steve Cochran, Republican
- Lawrence (Larry) Massey Jr., Republican
- Brian Rosser, Democrat
- Scott Tidwell, Republican
- Jessie L. Vaughn, Republican
Advance voting continues through Jan. 4 with the exception that the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office will be closed on Dec. 24-25 and on Jan. 1. To cast your ballot early you will go to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at 215 N Wall St., Calhoun. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. To check your voter registration status and to view your districts please visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call the Gordon County Board of Elections Office at 706-629-7781.