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Polk County Drug Task Force arrests Cedartown man on multiple drug charges
The Polk County Drug Task Force charged Cedartown resident Daniel Lee Gladden with numerous drug offenses following an investigation and a follow-up search warrant in past days.
Here today, gone tomorrow: Wendy's in Cedartown torn down
Less than a week after announcing a new restaurant chain moving into Cedartown, the opening site work to prepare for construction got underway. With Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen set to move in soon to a new location on North Main Street, the old Wendy's of Cedartown had to go and demolition crews compl
Man charged with choking and physical violence
A Cave Spring man was arrested at his residence Wednesday night and charged after reportedly choking and hitting the victim in the face. Dennis Harold Phillips II, 34, of 120 Padlock Mountain Road, wrapped his hands around the victim's neck choking them and struck them in the face causing their nose
Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.
'Fetal heartbeat' bill banning most abortions slated for vote today in Georgia Senate
Legislation that would ban most abortions in Georgia when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks — is slated to go before the Senate this morning. The measure has already passed the House, with "yes" votes from Floyd County's delegates, Reps. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome; Eddie Lumsden, R-Ar
Cedartown's Car Wash going up fast as weather remains clear
The new car wash in Cedartown is going up quick as the weather has remained clear for the past several days over Polk County. Framing is up and the roof is almost complete on Triple C Development, Inc.'s new property next door to the Walmart Fuel Center on Highway 27.
Calhoun Woman Charged with String of Rome Thefts
Crystal Michelle Herron, 32 of Calhoun, was arrested in Rome this week after reports said she stole a hanging plant from a home on Keystone Lane, along with numerous other items on Roundrock Circle..
Preliminary hearing held for suspect in Amberly Barnett killing
DeKalb County prosecutors began the first round of proceedings against the man accused of killing Cedartown-native Amberly Barnett earlier in the month, according to a report from AL.com.
County Commission hears figures for fire department bids
Polk County is finally looking to purchase some of the items previously approved on their FY 2019 Capital Improvement Plan, and after receiving bids on everything from tanker trucks to air bottles, the bid committee will be forwarding on the best deal possible for decision later by the full commissi
Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000
The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.
Georgia Man Arrested On Assault Charges
A Georgia man was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of second degree assault. The arrest was made in connection with an altercation that occurred on County Road 472 on Wednesday evening.
Lindale teen charged with child molestation
A 17-year-old Lindale man was arrested on a warrant Wednesday accusing him of forcing intercourse on a child. Elitha Gage Lindsey, 17, of 671 Park Ave. in Lindale, is charged with felony rape and felony aggravated child molestation.
Bo Dukes found guilty of lying to authorities in cover up of Tara Grinstead's body
WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. - A jury in Wilcox County has reached a guilty verdict in the trial against the man accused of hiding a school teacher’s body following her murder in 2005.
Man Arrested for Car Theft in Rome
David Wayne Bannister,51 of Dallas , was arrested this week in Rome after police said he stole a car from a location on Shorter Avenue and Charlton Street. After being taken into custody deputies said that they found a glass pipe with suspected meth on him at the Floyd County Jail.
Rome Teen Found with Drugs
Meredith Laine Burton, 17 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said they found her in possession of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop. Reports stated that Burton was pulled over for running a stop sign at the intersection of Blacks Bluff and the Loop.
She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.
Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says
A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T
Rome Man Stalks Woman, Fights with Police
Christopher Helton Enslow, 25 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he violated a court order when he sent numerous text messages to a 45 year-old woman. Reports added that Enslow then proceeded to go to the woman’s Boyd Valley Road home while the officer was at the scene.
A super moon for the first night of spring
Polk County enjoyed a cool start to the first day of spring and a warm-up by the afternoon hours, but the real star of the show was a bright, full moon overhead that marked the final Super Moon of 2019.
Jury finds Harper guilty of murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
A Floyd County jury found Grady Harper Jr. guilty of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges after deliberating for just under three hours this morning.