The Oconee County Warriors (8-2) finished as the 8-AAA regions champions and will host the Cedartown Bulldogs (2-8) at North Oconee High School. (more…)
UPDATE: The fourth suspect wanted in the armed robbery and murder of 21-year-old Daniel Leon has been arrested. According to Polk County Jail records, 17-year-old Hennessey Frazier was arrested just after 7:00 PM Monday evening by Cedartown Police.
Previously posted: Cedartown police have made three arrests in the Thursday, Oct. 29 armed robbery and murder of 21-year-old Cedartown resident Daniel Leon. A fourth suspect is still being sought by police.
Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome said that Brandon Wilson, 17, of a Vance Avenue address, and Thomas Calhoun, 15, of an East Gibson Street address, were both arrested on Friday, Nov. 6 on armed robbery and murder charges. Tyler Davis, 18, of an East Ellawood Avenue address was arrested on Monday, Nov. 9 on armed robbery and murder charges.
17-year-old Hennessey Frazier is also wanted in connection with the armed robbery and murder of Leon. Frazier has active warrants out for his arrest, Newsome said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Frazier is asked to call Chief Newsome at 770-748-4123.
Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats will be the keynote speaker at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Cedartown this coming Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at the Cedartown Veterans Park on East Avenue at 11 a.m.
Organized by the Veterans Committee, the ceremony will also include an opening prayer by Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, a performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” by Colleetoe Sanders, the sounding of “Taps” and a 21-gun salute by the American Legion Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. The program will end with a closing prayer by Jonathan Blackmon, chief deputy of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.
The ceremony is open to the public and all are invited to attend. (more…)
ATLANTA – A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $1.7 million was sold in Cedartown. Paracha Mini Mart, located at 1999 Rockmart Highway, sold a Lady Luck 7 instant ticket with a $1.7 million top prize.
The winner, Clint East of Fayetteville N.C., claimed his prize Oct. 21 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.7 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Cedartown Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Thursday morning in the east end of town.
Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome says that 21-year-old Daniel Leon of a John Hand Rd. address died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The shooting occurred at the corner of Thompson and Jones Streets.
Leon was reportedly found alive when officers arrived and was rushed to Polk Medical Center. He later died from his injuries.
Leon’s body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
No arrests have been made at this time as the investigation continues.
The federally funded program assists low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with heating bills through direct payments to home energy suppliers.
After Dec.1, residents aged 65 and older or who are homebound can apply for assistance through the Department’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). All other eligible families may apply for assistance after Jan. 1, 2016. Funds are administered through local Community Action Agencies on a first-come, first-served basis or until all funds are exhausted.
The program has traditionally opened to seniors in November and to the general public in December, ahead of the release of federal funds for the program. Due to an increased need for heating assistance in 2014, however, the Division has delayed opening the 2015 program until federal funds for the current year are made available to the state. (more…)
Two Cedartown City Commission seats currently held by Dale Tuck and Gary Martin are contested by four at large candidates, including incumbent Dale Tuck. Martin decided not to seek reelection.
Also running for the seats are Patrick McNally, Andrew Carter, and David Jameson.
Early voting continues at the Polk County Administration Building on West Avenue in Cedartown until Friday afternoon. The hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The election is Tuesday, November 3, with the polls opening up at the Nathan Dean Gym at Bert Wood Park at 7:00 AM and closing at 7:00 PM.
Three Cedartown High School students will represent the United States in the First Parliamentary Debate Personnel Development World Cup.
Seniors Elizabeth Arencibia, Callie McDonald and Holly Robinson will be flown to Japan on January 20 to join other high school students from around the world seeking to win the title of debate champion. Cedartown’s Kimoto Tech, Inc. – a local industry with headquarters in Tokyo — became involved in the debate event after being selected by a major shareholder from KIMOTO Co., LTD. Japan. Because of Kimoto’s location in Cedartown, it was decided that students from Cedartown should represent the United States and Kimoto in the world debate. The three students were selected based on their outstanding grade point averages. The students will be accompanied by Cedartown High School English teacher Jennifer Cupp.
The debate is a true international competition. Teams from Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, Israel, France, Madagascar, China, South Korea, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Iran, Turkey, Russia, India, the United Kingdom and Ireland are slated to complete in the debate, which will take place at Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. (more…)
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cedartown Career Center will host a recruitment Tuesday, Nov. 3, to help Aerotek Commercial Staffing hire about a dozen workers for manufacturing jobs in Cedartown.
The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the career center located at 262 North Park Blvd. in Cedartown.
The company is recruiting workers to assemble office furniture, chairs and desks.
Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. They must also have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma and at least one year of experience as an assembler or production worker in a manufacturing environment.
Salaries begin at $11.50 an hour. (more…)