According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, officers were called out to Gibson Street at about 6:30 p.m. where the child was found unresponsive in the shallow water. (more…)
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cedartown Career Center will host the recruitment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The career center is located at 262 North Park Blvd.
The company is recruiting graders, packers, re-hangers and live hangers. Since the company will train the workers, no experience is required.
Salaries range from $10.38 to $12.16 an hour.
Job seekers planning to attend the recruitment are encouraged to visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload or create a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account and resume expedites the interview process.
For more information about the recruitment, contact the Cedartown Career Center at (770) 749-2213
UPDATE Mar 10, 2016 8:19 a.m.
Two suspects who are believed to have burglarized Pirkle’s Deli early Wednesday morning are now both in jail after the latest arrest by police early Thursday morning.
Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome told WGAA Radio this morning that a second suspect, Damon Morris, was apprehended early Thursday morning by the Cedartown Police Department Patrol Division following a brief foot chase.
Damon Morris faces charges of burglary, theft by taking and criminal trespass. (more…)
UPDATED: March 8, 2016 6:54 a.m.
The Bartow County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that police found the body of Cass High School teacher Scott Salter last night as the search was just being suspended for the evening.
Concerns begin to rise when Salter did not show up for work on Monday morning at the high school.
A search ensued and his car was later located at the Cooper’s Furnace Hiking Trail parking lot.
The Cartersville Police Department, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Army Corps of Engineers, and Georgia DNR all took part in the search.
No further details on a cause of death or exactly where the body was found has been released at this time.
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: March 8, 1:14 a.m.
Authorities in Bartow County are searching for a teacher who did not show up for work on Monday morning.
His empty car was found at a hiking trail head, according to a Facebook post by Cartersville Police.
“Scott Salter, is a teacher at Cass High School. He did not show up to work this morning. In searching for him, his car was found at the Cooper’s Furnace Hiking Trail parking lot but no sign of him.
He reportedly likes to hike off trail. The Cartersville Police Department will be responding with the search Drone along with the Sheriff’s Office, Army Corp of Engineers, and DNR.
Volunteer searchers are asked to meet at the entrance of Pine Mountain at Main Street at 2 pm today. Prayers are needed all around please.”
We will bring you updates if anything develops.
Here are the unofficial results for Polk County: (more…)
A mature bald eagle was found shot and killed on February 24, 2016, in Polk County, Georgia. The shooting took place near Lewis Road, north of Cedartown, Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are jointly investigating this incident and seek information related to the shooting.
Bald eagles are protected by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Killing or harming a bird carries maximum penalties of up to $100,000 in fines and one year in prison. (more…)
According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, K-9 units from the Cedartown Police Department, the Polk County Police Department and the Rome Police Department took part in the pre-planned drug sweep of the 1,000-student facility.
The operation was coordinated by Newsome and Cedartown High School Principal Darrell Wetherington. “The K-9 units sniffed lockers, vehicles and the common areas of the facility. We are pleased to report that the operation did not yield any illegal substances,” Newsome said. “Drug sweeps are routinely conducted in an effort to protect our students. We want to ensure that our students are learning in a safe and drug-free environment. Law enforcement works closely with school administration when planning these operations and sweeps are executed with little to no disruption to the students. Our K-9s are never in contact with students; teachers and students are in classrooms, behind closed doors, when our K-9 units move through the halls.”
Newsome reported that today’s sweep was conducted within an hour and was uneventful. “We appreciate the school system and the additional law enforcement agencies working with us to make sure our children are as safe as possible.”
The Polk County Drug Task Force continues to strive to combat the drug issues that face our Cities and County. The Task Force is comprised of deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Polk County, Cedartown, and Rockmart Police Departments. In the last two weeks the task force has made the following arrests: (more…)
GDOL to host recruitment for Ashton Staffing in Cedartown next week ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Ashton Staffing recruit about 30 workers for several companies in Polk County.
The recruitment will be held Monday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL’s Cedartown Career Center located at 262 North Park Blvd. (more…)
A Boil Water Advisory has been issued effective immediately due to water discoloration caused by recent heavy rains at Mulco Spring for Polk County Water Authority customers in the following areas: (more…)