Construction has started on a new 12-inch sewer line that will service the new Polk Medical Center. The sewer line has started at the site of the new Polk Medical Center on highway 278 and will continue into Cedartown where it will eventually end at the waste water treatment plant on Branch Street. The line will have to be run underneath Main Street and College Street. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014 just before the planned opening of the new hospital in the fall of 2014. The $4.5 million sewer line project is being paid for by Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc. and Polk Medical Center, inc. The overall cost of the new hospital is in the $40 million range.
A two vehicle accident killed a Cedartown man Friday afternoon. The accident occurred around 12:15pm Friday on Highway 27 South, just North of Dougdown Mountain Road. Crews from Cedartown Fire, 3 Polk County Fire Stations, Redmond EMS and law enforcement officers from Polk County PD, Polk County Sheriff’s and Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene. A Toyota Camry driven by 80-year old Cedartown resident, Frank Carter was struck by a logging truck traveling north after Carter appeared to pull out of Old Highway 27 in the path of the truck. The truck struck Carter’s Camry in the driver’s side and then pushed his car some 100 yards down Highway 27. The log truck flipped, tossing its load of logs into the median and north bound lanes of Highway 27. The truck driver was treated for injuries on the scene before begin transported to the hospital. According to Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier, Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed in the accident according to the Georgia State Patrol. Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be held this afternoon.
According to the City of Cedartown, a decision on this year’s Christmas parade will be made on Thursday at 12:00 noon. With the chance of rain showers in the area, the city is unsure if the Christmas parade will roll on as scheduled. A rain date has already been set for Friday, December 6th. WGAA will inform you as soon as a decision is made.
According to a release by the Georgia High School Association, Cedartown High School will be changing regions in fall of 2014. Cedartown will join Region 5-AAA sub region B. This will place Cedartown in a sub region with Pepperell, Adairsville and Rockmart. Sub region A will be made up of Callaway, Central Carroll, Haralson County and possibly a new school in the Meriweather County area. Region classifications are determined by the number of students a school is projected to have in the upcoming years. These newest numbers are projected for the fall 2014-2016. The new region will not go into effect until the fall sports in 2014.
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs basketball teams will play host to the Haralson County Rebels Friday night. The Lady Dogs will go in to Friday night’s game 3-1 on the young season. The Lady Dogs last win came back on November 30th against Coahulla Creek by the final of 54-34. The Bulldogs will try to turn things around and pick up their first win of the young season Friday night. The 0-3 Bulldogs were handed the latest defeat back on November 30th when the Colts of Coahulla Creek outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 in the 3rd quarter to pull out the win. The Big AA will bring you all the live play by play action of Friday night’s varisty games between your Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs and the Rebels of Haralson County.
Downtown Cedartown will kick off the Christmas season with two events this week. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd. The tree, located in Passive Park on Main Street in front of Polk County Court House Number 2 will come to life when the lights are turned on at 6:30pm. The Cedartown High School Band and the First Baptist Church Ensemble will perform prior to the lighting at 6:00pm. The annual Cedartown Christmas parade will take place on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00pm. The parade will follow its traditional route along Main Street from South Main to Wendy’s. The rain date for the parade is scheduled for Friday, December 6th at 6:00pm.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday evening at 7pm, in the regularly held monthly meeting. Among the business handled at the meeting:
- Sandra Galloway was appointed to the Tallatoona Community (more…)
The Polk County School Board met in its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. All members were present with the exception of Tara O’Neal and Jane Holbrooks. Each had prior engagements.
Miah Lovelace, a 5th grader at Eastside Elementary, was recognized (more…)
The Cedartown City Commission met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday at City Hall. The board made several decisions in the meeting. Among them were several important items:
- Recognition of Jimmy Holland’s service to the City of Cedartown (a plaque will be placed (more…)