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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.
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.
Polk County resource officer resigns after DUI arrest
A Polk County school resource officer has resigned after being arrested early Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence, district officials confirmed to AJC.com. Joy Grace Smith, 38, was pulled over by Rockmart police after allegedly failing to dim her headlights and maintain her lane, jail
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
'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
Teams remaining competitive as region play continues
Local teams are finding their footing in some cases as the soccer season continues, but others are not having the luck they hoped as both high school programs face another busy week ahead in at home and on the road.
Rivals split wins for 2019 in Polk
The Cedartown Bulldogs baseball team used early scores and solid defense down the stretch to win Monday’s rivalry game against Rockmart. In the first meeting of 2019 between the Bulldogs and Jackets, Cedartown won 7-2.
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
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.
Judge: He dangled a fancy car, money in a job in front of her. He was a predator who wanted control
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A man will spend nearly all of a two-decade sentence in prison after he was convicted by a jury of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Marietta woman a judge said he was trying to groom.
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..
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
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.
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.
Several teens arrested after deputies find drugs disguised as candy
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Paulding County deputies arrested four teenagers and a 20-year-old after they discovered a large amount of drugs and a gun inside their car, investigators say.
Man convicted of kidnapping woman in Cobb
A Cartersville man will spend about two decades in prison after a Cobb County jury convicted him of kidnapping a woman in Marietta. Antoine Latroy Williams, 40, was convicted Wednesday evening of kidnapping, sexual battery and three counts of simple battery. Cobb Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuste
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
Police: Decomposing body found in SUV in Walmart parking lot
DALLAS - A decomposing body was found in the back seat of an SUV in the parking lot of a Dallas Walmart Tuesday. WFAA reported that police estimate the body had been there for nearly six weeks.
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.
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.