- Floyd County Schools – early dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
- Rome City Schools – elementary schools closing at 12:30 p.m.; RMS and RHS closing at 1:00 p.m.
- Darlington School – afternoon sports activities cancelled
- St. Mary’s School – closing at noon
- Bartow County Schools – all after-school events, except elementary after-school care, are cancelled for today
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College – all campuses closing at 10:00 a.m.
- Georgia Highlands College – Floyd and Heritage campuses closing at 1:00 p.m.
Investigators are due in Rockmart today to try and determine exactly what caused a massive explosion at the JCG Farms feed mill plant early Sunday morning that claimed the life of a Rockmart man.
Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier says that 25-year-old Justin Deems likely was killed instantly in the explosion. His body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for a complete autopsy. (more…)
One person was fatally injured and several others hurt in the blast that rocked several neighborhoods nearby.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion at this time.
We hope to learn more information later today.
According to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells, the collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 113 and Highway 278 at about 4:00 p.m.
The name of the man has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Charges are pending against the driver of the other vehicle involved.
The Lady Dawgs have struggled of late, dropping their last three games to Rockmart (45-44), Callaway (50-37), and Haralson County (53-26). Cedartown is currently at 3-6 in Region 5AAA and 8-12 overall.
The Bulldogs boys team improved their region record to 4-5 and 8-12 overall with a 66-20 rout over the Haralson County Rebels Tuesday.
Friday’s regular season region finale will tip off at 6:00 p.m. Friday night with the girls game and the boys game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Region tournament will be held next week at Central-Carroll High School starting on Tuesday.
Cedartown, Ga. – February 4, 2016: Edward Guzman has been selected to serve as Cedartown’s assistant city clerk.
Having worked as office clerk at City Hall for the last four and a half years, Guzman is familiar with the ins and outs of municipal business. As office clerk, Guzman was responsible for general customer service, issuing business and alcohol licenses, recording water utility payments and other duties as needed.
In his new role as assistant city clerk, Guzman will perform clerical work relating to purchasing, data entry, and records maintenance. He will also assist with research, development and implementation of policies and procedures and attend commission meetings in the absence of the city clerk. Additionally, Guzman will work to resolve issues and matters of concern that city residents may have and assist with administration of municipal elections and the City’s transit system. (more…)
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first travel-related case of Zika virus in Georgia. Testing was done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The non-pregnant individual traveled to Colombia between the end of December and the first of January and has made a full recovery. Tests are still being done on specimens from several other Georgia residents with travel history to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing.
“It is extremely important that individuals who have traveled to countries where there are on-going Zika virus outbreaks keep guard against additional mosquito bites,” said Cherie Drenzek, D.V.M, state epidemiologist for DPH. “During the first week or so of infection, Zika virus can be passed from an infected person to another mosquito through mosquito bites. An infected mosquito can then transmit the virus to other people.” (more…)
Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier said that Jerry Eugene Robinson, 59, of a Laurens Road address was carrying a bale of hay down Bellview Road near Pine Mountain Road when a Honda Accord struck the tractor and caused it to flip and overturn in the ditch. (more…)
The Cedartown Recreation Department welcomed a new employee this week, and with that welcome comes high hopes of growing the city’s sports program.
Kayci McGee Moates began her duties at the recreation department on January 22. In addition to the general maintenance of city recreation facilities, preparation of playing fields, Moates has been asked to bring a new energy into growing the girls program. First project on her plate: softball. (more…)