The Cedartown Bulldogs made light, easy work of the Pickens County Dragons on Friday Night, winning by a final of 48-27. The Dawgs dominated from start to finish so much so that the Junior Varsity and freshman players got the entire (more…)
The Dawgs will take to the field again tonight, as they take on the Pickens County Dragons in Jasper, Ga. The Dragons come in with a 1-3-1 record, but they had an impressive 51-3 victory over Murray County.
Pickens County will welcome a Dawgs team that is rolling along after a 46-6 Homecoming drumming of the Gilmer County Bobcats. The Dawgs look to push the record to 5-1 with a W.
Cedartown is averaging 31 points per game, that’s tops in the sub region. However, Pickens County is averaging 30 points per game which is second.
Both Cedartown and Pickens County won there first region contest, so both teams are looking to separate from each other tonight.
Cedartown moved up 53 spots this week in the state rankings to 168.
The Cedartown Bulldogs will square off tonight with the Gilmer County Bobcats, in the annual Homecoming game, starting at 7:30 pm at Cedartown Memorial Stadium/Doc Ayers Field.
Gilmer County Head Coach Wesley Tankersley will lead the Bobcats into Cedartown after an impressive 24-17 win over the Ridgeland Panthers.
However, Cedartown has an impressive win of their own to boast about, a 46-40 gut wrenching win over Southeast Whitfield County. The Dawgs have had an off week to recover physically and mentally, so they’ll look to take advantage of the extra rest.
Cedartown will continue to look to their dynamic offensive duo, brothers Zach and Nick Chubb, to carry the Dawgs to a 4-1 record, which would be there best start since 2003.
Presentation of Class Representatives and the crowning of the 2011 Homecoming Queen will take place at halftime.
Again, the game starts at 7:30 tonight, so come out and support the Dawgs.
An Aragon man has been arrested on felony murder charges after allegedly shooting and killing his wife. Shay Merritt, age 31 called 911 Saturday night around 11:40 p.m. and reported an attempted suicide. Upon arrival of Aragon Police and EMS crews, Rite Merritt, age 27, was found dead. After investigating the incident Shay Merritt admitted to police to shooting his wife. Merritt’s body has been sent to the Georgia Crime Lab for further investigation. Merritt remains in the Polk County jail without bond.
Six Cedartown residents are behind bars after a drug bust Friday night at three Cedartown homes. Polk County Police Department’s Narcotic Enforcement Team headed up the raid that landed four people in jail on cocaine charges. The following people were arrested and charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug-related objects: James Anthony Redwine age 57, Reginald Ivan Billings age 32, Demetrius Eugene Darden age 34, and Alice Marie Messer age 49. (more…)
According to a report from the Polk County Narcotics Enforcement Team, three more Polk County residence are in jail on drug charges. The arrests come after a four-month investigation that concluded with the raid on Monday. NET officers arrested 3 individuals at 115 North Estes Street in Cedartown with assistance from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. All 3 individuals are charged with methamphetamine trafficking, methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The Polk County Police Department encourages anyone with drug-related information to contact them at 678-757-9616 or email@example.com.
Cedartown Police Officers have made arrests in three major felony crimes that took place in Cedartown in May. On May 9th, a juvenile was sexual assaulted at Peek’s Park by a Senoia, GA man. Nicholas Ray, age 31 was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, sexual battery and battery. Ray, an employee with the Department of Homeland Security was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport by Atlanta authorities on May 17th and transported to the Polk County Jail. In the early morning hours of May 15th police were called to King Street to a report of a man being shot. Officers arrived on scene to find Danny White with gun shot wounds to the face consistent to a shot gun. Joseph Penson was arrested and is currently in the Polk County jail. Within 15 minutes of the King Street call, police were called to Slusser Avenue to a trouble with subject call. According to reports 2 men were attempting to pull a women from her car through the window. Charlie Daniel Martinez and Uriel Gonzalez were both arrested and charged.
According to Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Demetrius Washington, 22 of Cedartown was shot multiple times Monday night. The 911 call was placed around 9:15p.m. Monday night that an individual had been shot at the corner of Park Street and Pace Street. Police and other emergency crews found Washington lying in the street with several gunshot wounds. Newsome stated the Cedartown Police Department is currently following multiple leads at this time, but no arrests have been made. Newsome encourages anyone with any information about the shooting to contact the Cedartown Police Department at 770-748-4123.
An accident on Piedmont Hwy. Wednesday night shut down traffic for over an hour. The accident occurred in the 1900 block of Piedmont Hwy. between South Lewis Road and Akes Station Road. An SUV traveling in the west bound lane re-ended a pick-up truck that was also traveling in the west bound-lane sending the pick-up truck flying into a ditch. The two individuals traveling in the pick-up truck were taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries and the individual traveling in the SUV was taken to Polk Medical Center with minor injuries. Polk County Police, Cedartown Fire, Redmond EMS and Polk County Fire were all dispatched to the call, and Polk County Police and Polk County Fire remained on scene for clean up of the accident, which was a lengthy project due to the significant amount of tools that were strewn in the ditches and along the side of the road from the pick up truck.
The new year brought tragedy to a Rockmart family with the brutal killing of a 16-year old. Rockmart Police have arrested 34-year old Jermaine Ware and charged him with felony murder and aggravated assault. According to reports police received a call of shots fired in the area of Gordon Street and Church Street on Saturday around 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival of police officers a 16-year old was found laying in the street. The teenager was taken to Floyd Medical center where he was later pronounced dead. The body of the teenager has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab and the name of the teenager has not been released at this time. According to reports a car that may be associated with the murder was recovered Sunday morning. The cause of the conflict between the victim and Ware is unknown at this time, but police do say the two knew each other.