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…)
A Silver Creek woman is in the Polk County Jail without bond after she allegedly struck a man on his tractor Saturday afternoon.
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…)
Gas prices are still falling even after oil prices increased during the tail-end of last week. Prices at the pump are dropping at a rate of about a half cent a day. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.83, 7 cents lower than a month ago, 21 cents lower than this time last year. (more…)
Polk County and several other metro counties has been placed in a Winter Weather Advisory until Saturday evening.
Snow, sleet and even some freezing rain is all possible for the area tonight and into Saturday morning.
“According to all the indications we’re getting from the National Weather Service, it will be later on this evening or tonight before we see any snow or ice,” said Randy Lacey, Polk County Public Safety Director. ”It will be mostly snow starting somewhere in the neighborhood of 7:00 or 8:00.”
Pictures are already flooding social media of snow in the northeast Georgia mountains and even into the far reaching metro suburbs.
Reports were coming in of flurries in the Cherokee County and Cobb County areas as of 5:00 p.m. today.
Lacey urges fire safety when heating your home with alternate methods in the event of a power failure. He says to avoid using kerosine heaters indoors without proper ventilation and not to use grills inside structures.
Stay with WGAA throughout the evening for the latest forecasts from the WGAA Weather Center and Meteorologist John Weatherby.