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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.


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.


Farmers Market back from holiday break this week

The Rockmart Farmers Market is wrapping up its annual three-week holiday break, and with its return this Thursday, patrons will once again be able to get their fill of produce, meats, sweets, and various other foods every week for the rest of the year.


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.


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


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


Rockmart’s Berry hits 1,000 point mark

A Lady Jacket reached an impressive milestone in her high school basketball career last week, and she’s only a couple years into play. Sophomore Keyarah Berry hit her 1,000 career point mark during their Jan. 11 home win against Chattooga.


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.


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.


Rockmart woman killed in morning wreck

Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a Rockmart woman this morning on Highway 101 between Aragon and the county line. According to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier, the single vehicle wreck took the life of Ramee Amaris Guy, 42, of a Rockmart address


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.


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.


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.


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.


PREP WRESTLING: Pepperell, Trion take top honors at area duals

The praise Pepperell wrestling coach Joe Knight has heaped onto his team this season was given credibility Saturday as the Dragons powered through a tough slate to win the Area 5-AA Duals title at Rockmart High School.


Another technicality holds up demolition of Hoyt House

Plans for redevelopment of property at the intersection of West First Street and West Sixth Avenue have been tweaked again, prompting a delay in the demolition of the Hoyt House.


Man shot near Georgia State University's campus

Officers are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday near Georgia State University's campus. According to Atlanta Police, they were called to an area near Edgewood Avenue in reference to a person shot. The man was alert when he was taken to the hospital.


Rome Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct at Hospital

David Jason Barnette, 47 of Rome, was jailed at Redmond Hospital this week after reports said he became loud and boisterous and then refused to leave. Barnette is charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.


Arrest in “gang-motivated” Prince George’s killing is made in Georgia, police say

The third person sought in a gang-related homicide in Prince George’s County last year has been taken into custody in Georgia, the county police said Tuesday. They said Francisco Sosa, 18, was arrested in Gwinnett County, Ga., and was awaiting extradition to Prince George’s. Sosa had no fixed addres