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Cedartown Man Arrested After Attempting To Elude Centre Police
A Cedartown, Georgia man is behind bars after attempting to eluding Centre Police on Wednesday afternoon. According to Corporal Matt Peek, at approximately 12:50 Centre Police received a 911 call stating a woman was chasing a guy down Industrial Park Drive who she caught stealing from her property.
14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker
ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.
Cedartown gang member sentenced to federal prison for firearm possession
Jermaine Courtney Brown, a member of the Gangster Disciples gang, has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon. “Brown’s criminal conduct and the behavior of other suspected members of his violent street gang plague our community and jeopardize the safety of our citi
Youth suspected in Lindale graffiti spree
Floyd County police are reviewing security camera footage that shows what appears to be two juveniles spray-painting the Pizza Hut on North Fourth Street in Lindale. A resident on Avenue C called police early Monday to report two vehicles had been spray-painted with the letters SSL, for South Side L
Tons of food given to thousands during 2018 at Polk food pantries
Local ministries did their part in 2018 to make sure that when people who needed assistance with food came asking for help, there was plenty to give back during the year. Helping Hands in Rockmart and the Good Neighbor Center in Cedartown – now both run by volunteers under the direction of Clint and
Locals come to enjoy free movie at West Cinema presented by Thomas, ministry
A small group gathered at West Cinema in Cedartown last Thursday night, Jan. 10, to enjoy a free screening of "A Story Worth Living," provided by Chick-fil-A owner Zach Thomas and Life Impact Ministries.
Rockmart Mayor to finish out 2019, not seek third term
Police Chief Keith Sorrells set to retire in early February after 10 years as head of department. While the year may have changed, the many re-appointments to Rockmart's government means the city is largely staying the same after their first meeting of 2019.
DAPC welcomes new board members, votes on new chair to open 2019
New members for the Development Authority of Polk County began their tenures as last week ended during their opening board meeting for 2019’s start. The Jan. 11 session saw the start for Norman Smith and Darren Kines begin their terms, and the election of a new board chair to take over for David Wil
Man Jailed on Drug Charges After Wreck
Darrell Wayne Strickland, 54 of Marietta, was jailed in Rome after a wreck on Shorter Avenue led police to find numerous drugs. Reports stated that officers found Strickland in possession of both meth and marijuana while investigating the accident.
MLK celebrations coming this weekend
Several events are coming up this weekend and at the start of the coming week to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day, including the annual march down Main Street in Cedartown and a nighttime celebration at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center.
The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Georgia And You Won’t Want To Miss Out
In case you weren’t already aware about the total lunar eclipse happening in just a week’s time, then get ready to be amazed. If you’re a Georgia resident or visiting the state by next week then you’re in luck, because you can snag a front row seat to nature’s wonder. The first celestial experience
Bulldogs hit hard times, but look to bounce back
It was not the best week at work for the Cedartown Bulldogs basketball team. The boys lost both of their mid-week games, falling last Tuesday at Central, and losing lopsidedly at Rockmart in a follow-up last Thursday.
DFCS: Georgia residents now have access to February SNAP benefits
Georgia residents who receive food stamps can now access their February SNAP benefits. Due to the government shutdown, February benefits were released early to all Georiga residents.
Officials: Parent attacked by pit bull near a school
Floyd County officials report that a parent was attacked by a pit bull when she came to pick up her child from Betsy Layne Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 11. Superintendent Danny Adkins said he received a message about the incident on Friday night, reporting that it occurred sometime between 2:30
Rivals split last of season's showdowns
It doesn’t matter what sport, anytime that Cedartown and Rockmart get together, it’s always a tough matchup. And though in the past seasons have been won or lost on whether the Bulldogs or Yellow Jackets win these close games or matches, these days they are more for bragging rights.
Police identify body found in Cedartown creek
CEDARTOWN, Ga. - Authorities have identified a body found in Cedar Creek in Cedartown. The body has been positively identified as 36-year-old Jerry Lee Talley, of Hiram, according to Cedartown Police.
Man turns in envelope full of cash
A 71-year-old Rome man turned in a bank envelope containing $500 cash to Floyd County police. The man found the envelope beside his truck Tuesday when he stopped to get gas at a station in the unincorporated area.
Rome Man Arrested After Stealing Gun
Jonathan Edward Brault, 36 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he stole a .38 special from a home on Sunny Heights Drive. Reports said that Brault then allegedly took the gun to Cash America and pawned it.
Boom Comics opening soon in Cedartown
Cedartown could become your one-stop shop for everything superhero related thanks to business Boom Comics that's soon to set up shop next to the Brave Sparrow at 557 N. Main St.
Report: Woman brought methamphetamine to the jail
Jail documents say a Silver Creek woman knowingly had meth on her person when she was taken to the Floyd county jail. Karen Teresa Jones, 58, of 353 Morris Road, tried to hide the meth on her person in the back of the patrol car she was in while she was on the way to the jail.