The Cedartown Bulldogs will take back to the diamond on Friday afternoon to play host to the Pepperell Dragons. The last time Cedartown and Pepperell met in Dragon country, the Dogs were able to put out the fires of the Dragons by a final score of 15-0. Friday night will also be senior night for Cedartown. Senior baseball players will be recognized prior to first pitch. Cedartown is coming off of a series sweep and a blow out win on Saturday against Gilmer County. The Bulldogs picked up three wins against the Bobcats after sweeping the Pickens County Dragons the previous week. Cedartown is 7-2 in region play and 15-4 overall. Cedartown is currently in second place in the region behind the River Ridge Knights. First pitch for Friday night’s game is scheduled for 5:00pm and the Big AA will bring you all the live coverage of high school baseball live from CHS.
Cedartown Police along with assistance from Polk County Police responded to a report of a man pointing a gun at people in front of Polk Medical Center on April 5th. Upon arrival of police four men were found in front of the hospital and were made to get on the ground while police searched them. Police found an airsoft-style BB gun on one of the suspects. The men were free to go but the gun was taken into police custody as evidence.
Polk County Fire Crews responded to a house fire on Culp’s Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. The fire started in a hallway closet of the abandoned house in the 600 block. Fire crews were able to make entry to the home and quickly extinguish the flames. The home did suffer moderate smoke and water damage. No one was living in the home at the time however the power was still on to the residents. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.
Aimee Madden-City of Cedartown Public Information Officer
Cedartown, Ga. – April 8, 2014: The City of Cedartown will be taking part in “Georgia Cities Week,” a state-wide celebration that showcases the contributions and services of local government.
The official state-wide celebration begins on Monday, April 13, and ends on Saturday, April 19. Locally, a special event called “Celebrate Cedartown” has been planned for Thursday, April 17, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The free event, hosted by the City of Cedartown and sponsored in part by the Cedartown Kiwanis Club, will take place at City Hall. Equipment from the City’s Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works Department will be on display. Residents are invited to come out and get an up-close view of some of the City’s most important service vehicles. A bouncy house will be provided for children and free popcorn and water will be served.
“We’re very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and visitors. Our fire department and police department work around the clock to make sure you and your family are safe – and we want you to help us celebrate those facts,” said Bill Fann, Cedartown City Manager. “Cities provide the services and infrastructure to help businesses grow and set the stage for events where families and individuals can gather as a community. We extend an invitation for you to come out to this event, meet some of our great city staff, and ‘Celebrate Cedartown’ with us.”
The Cedartown City Commission will also issue a resolution at their April 14 meeting that honors the efforts of Georgia Cities Week. Also during this meeting, a special video featuring Cedartown elementary school students will be debuted. The video was created as a way for local children to “think like a commissioner” and answer the question: What Would You Do if You Were City Commissioner?” The video offers both serious and humorous suggestions from our city’s smallest residents on how to make Cedartown an even better place to call home.
For more information about the April 17 event, contact Aimee Madden, Cedartown Public Information Officer, at 770-748-3220, ext. 221. For the latest information about the event, “like” City of Cedartown on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at CityofCedartown.
Winthrop at Polk recently announced they will undergo renovations to expand their current facility in Cedartown. The current facility located on Melissa Lane plans to add a 20 apartments this summer in hopes to be open by December of this year. A tentative ground breaking for the new Memory Lane Memory Care wing is set for May 15th. The new wing will be devoted to providing specific care to patients with either Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
According to the National Weather Service, Cedartown and much of the Northwest Georgia area received nearly 4 inches of rain between Sunday night and Monday night. Many of the common flooding areas in Cedartown were once again flooded with water from sources such as the Big Springs and Big Cedar Creek. Rain showers pushed the waters of the Big Spring beyond its banks and flooded back yards along Biggers Drive from Furnace Street back to the girls Softball field behind the old Purks Middle School. Rockmart also had flooding in their park in downtown. Tuesday’s forecast has no indication of any showers, however some clouds may stick around throughout part of the day.
The Cedartown Bulldogs completed their second straight series sweep on Saturday when they knocked off the Gilmer County Bobcats by a final score of 14-4. The Bulldogs recently swept the Pickens County Dragons last week which combined with their wins against Gilmer County improves their region record to 7-2 with an overall record of 15-4. Cedartown’s only two region losses came at the hands of the River Ridge Knights. The Dogs will celebrate senior night on Friday April 11th when they will host the Pepperell Dragons. Cedartown’s next region game will be on April 15th when the Dogs will travel to Cass High School.
One of Cedartown’s outstanding young athletes is now receiving national attention and in a big way. The National Sports Report recently released their annual rankings of athletes in the United States. Cedartown native Harlem Diamond has been ranked as the Number 1 athlete in America for football players under the age of nine. Diamond’s most recent football season saw him play on an undefeated Cedartown team. Diamond has scored 163 touchdowns in just four years of recreational football which averages to around 40 trips to the end zone every year. Diamond also picked up 12 tackles on the defensive side of the ball this past year.
Former Cedartown High School standout football player Joey King will be the new head football coach at nearby Cartersville High School. King is leaving his job as the offensive coordinator for the Carrolton High School Trojans. King has been a member of the Trojan coaching staff for the past six years. The Trojans made two trips to the state championship game while King was on staff. King will replace an eighteen year coaching veteran Frank Barden who is leaving Cartersville to be the head coach in Stephens County. King graduated from CHS in 2001 and then went on to play football at Carson-Newman.
An owner of a home burned on Mountain Home Road will not have charges filed against him after setting the home on fire Friday evening. According to reports Polk County Firefighters and Polk County PD were called to a reported house fire in the 2600 block of Mountain Home Road Friday evening and when they arrived the found an unusual situation. The owner of the home was sitting on the porch of his current home watching the single wide trailer burn. The home owner admitted to officials to setting the home on fire and did not realize what he had done was illegal. Polk County Fire Chief Randy Lacey stated the man would not have any charges filed against him since there was no insurance policy current on the trailer.