The bid process will be underway this Wednesday for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant project to repair dilapidated sewer lines in the Goodyear Village area of Cedartown.
Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann said that once the bidding period is completed, he hopes to see the project underway within a month’s time.
“We have alot of issues with inflow and infiltration from ground water into the sewer system,” said Fann.
“We’re treating rain water and we don’t need to be treating rain water. We’re hoping to fix some of those issues with this project and it will also replace sewer lines on four or five streets over there in some of the older sections of town.” (more…)
Polk County Commissioners failed to come to a compromise during a third budget work session Tuesday night, delaying the fiscal year 2017 budget another month.
During the final budget work session of June, county commissioner Jennifer Hulsey proposed an amendment to the FY17 budget that would eliminate the assistant county manager and administrative assistant positions from the budget and to use the savings to fund a 2.5% pay increase for county employees, which includes a 1.25% cost of living adjustment.
Hulsey, Ray Barber and Scotty Tillery voted in favor of the motion and Marshelle Thaxton and Jason Ward voted against the amendment. The budget resolution then failed on a 3-2 vote. (more…)
Centre, Ala. – Murder suspect Jeffery Wilcox Jr. has been arrested after his 2001 Chevy pickup-truck was spotted on West Main Street in Centre just after 2:00 this afternoon.
Centre Police Officers Billy Roche and Brody Moses conducted a traffic stop on Wilcox in the parking lot of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Wilcox was taken into custody without incident by Centre Police and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Investigators.
Wilcox’s wife Chasidy was found safe and unharmed in the truck with him and she was placed in the care of law enforcement.
It appears at this time that Wilcox was planning to turn himself in. (more…)
Cedartown, Ga. – July 26, 2016: When you ask Dr. Amaris Daniels what her goal is in life, her face lights up and she smiles. “Serving the underserved,” she says as a matter of fact that can’t be denied. “That is a passion of mine, and that’s what brought me here to Cedartown.”
Primary Healthcare Centers, a member of Cedartown’s One Door Polk network, has welcomed Daniels as their new pediatrician. She starts seeing patients early this coming Monday, but already, she’s been out and about town, meeting and networking with local community leaders. (more…)
Two suspects accused of being involved in the October 2015 shooting death of Daniel Leon pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in Polk Superior Court.
According to District Attorney Jack Browning, 17-year-old Brandon Wilson entered a guilty plea in court Monday morning to charges of felony voluntary manslaughter and felony violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He was sentenced to 20 years to serve by Superior Court Judge Meng Lim.
The other suspect, 17-year-old KVion Ruffin was charged with violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and received a 5 year sentence, including time already served. (more…)
The blast at JCG Farms in Rockmart killed 25-year-old Justin Deems and seriously injured five others. Four companies have been fined $112,00 for multiple safety violations.
ROCKMART, Ga. –In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires – as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have found.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined that JCG Farms in Rockmart violated safety standards that could have prevented the tragedy. Federal inspectors determined excessive accumulation of grain dust in the hammer mill area ignited and the explosion killed one worker and sent five others to area hospitals. The blast caused excessive damage to the building and closed the feed mill. (more…)
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Yachiyo Manufacturing of America (YMOA) recruit a number of workers as part of an expansion of its existing facility in Carrollton. The auto-parts supplier manufactures plastic fuel tanks and sunroofs.
The recruitment will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Burson Center located at 500 Old Bremen Road in Carrollton. GDOL staff will be on site to assist with screening the applicants.
The company is recruiting associates in manufacturing and technical support services, along with a manufacturing manager and an accounting coordinator. (more…)
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Walker, White and Whitfield in Georgia. (more…)