The most unlikely of comebacks was completed by the Cedartown Bulldogs in the first game of a Tuesday night double header that propelled them to a series sweep and a birth in the GHSA Class 3A Final Four for the first time in 22 years. (more…)
Numbers released from the Polk County Board of Elections office show that over 600 people had voted early at both Cedartown and Rockmart sites since the early voting period began on May 2.
At the end of a similar time period during the March Presidential Preference Primary, about 100 people had early voted. (more…)
Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier confirmed over the weekend that the passenger, Jacqulin Diane Willis, 27 died of massive blunt force trauma after she was thrown from the bike.
She was pronounced dead just after 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The motorcycle operator, Jacon MaGiness, also of Taylorsville, was also thrown from the bike.
He was transported by air to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.
The baseball team swept Oconee County in two games on Friday, winning game one 13-5 and game two 15-7.
Jack Haney belted two home runs and 5 RBI in game one.
Brayden McCollum went 3 for 5 in game two with two doubles and 4 RBI.
Cedartown will host Decatur High School on Wednesday for another best of three series. GO DAWGS!!
Check out the stats and box score of Friday’s games HERE.
On Monday April 18, 2016, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Agents and Detectives from the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Leon Pitman Jr., age 44, of Buchanan and Marie Southers, age 34, of Temple, for the murder of Natoshia Melissa Smith.
On August 31, 2015, the GBI was called to assist the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office upon the discovery of skeletal remains located behind an abandoned residence at 3118 Coppermine Road in Temple, Haralson County, Georgia. The remains were autopsied by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office and the cause of death was determined to be homicide. The remains were subsequently identified through forensic means as Natoshia Melissa Smith of Cedartown, Georgia.
Pitman remains in the Carroll County Jail on unrelated charges and Southers remains in custody at the Haralson County Jail.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a recruitment for the company Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL’s Cedartown Career Center located at 262 North Park Blvd.
The company is recruiting robot and metal inert gas (MIG) welders, along with forklift operators.
Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, all applicants must be at least 18 years old. Also, they must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) and at least six months of on-the-job experience.
Salaries range from $10 to $10.30 an hour.
Applicants are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs.
Job seekers planning to attend the recruitment are encouraged to visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload or create a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.
For more information about the recruitment, contact the GDOL’s Cedartown Career Center at (770) 749-2213.
To learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers, and to connect with us on social media, visit www.dol.georgia.gov.
UPDATED: 7:32 PM Apr 12, 2016
From Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome:
Northbound lanes of the bypass are open. The Collard Valley intersection is open. Southbound lanes of the bypass from Home Depot to Collard Valley are still closed.
UPDATED: 5:22 PM Apr 12, 2016
From the Georgia State Patrol:
On April 12, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a log truck was traveling northbound on GA 1 Bypass at Collard Valley Road when it ran the red light and struck a United States Postal Service delivery truck in the front left corner.
After impact, the log truck crossed the median and overturned. The logs separated from the truck and covered the roadway. The postal service driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the log truck was arrested for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Charges are pending the completion of the investigation.
Previously posted 4:38 PM Apr 12, 2016
A Cedartown woman has died after being fatally injured in a wreck involving a log truck and U.S. Mail truck on the Cedartown Bypass (U.S. 27) and Collard Valley Road.
According to Polk County Deputy Coroner Marty Robinson, 52-year-old Gina W. Jackson, an employee with the U.S. Postal Service, was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 1:50 PM.
Preliminary findings by the coroner’s office indicate that Jackson was ejected from her mail truck upon impact and suffered blunt force trauma.
Robinson said her body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.
As of 4:15 PM, all lanes on the Cedartown Bypass continue to be blocked as the Georgia State Patrol continues their investigation.
We are still awaiting more information from the Georgia State Patrol, who is in charge of the scene.
Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome says all lanes of the bypass will be closed through the evening hours and possibly past dark.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.
Authorities have identified a Georgia woman whose dismembered body was found in a wooded area in central Florida.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office identified the body on Thursday as 42-year-old Ethel Shannon McCarson.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton says a passer-by discovered McCarson in an Orange County field on Wednesday. Clayton says her body was “not intact.” She didn’t provide any further details on the condition of the body.
Clayton says investigators are working to determine where McCarson was before she died.
Officials say police records show McCarson resided in Aragon, Georgia. Deputies say they aren’t sure why she was in Florida.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
For the last six years, City of Cedartown water customers have been undercharged for water service due to an administrative oversight that took place in 2010. Correcting the oversight means that city officials must raise the water billing rates of some of their customers starting in May.
In 2010, under a previous administration and commission, the city manager and chief financial officer proposed an increase of .56 cents for every 750 gallons (100 cubic feet) of water consumed per household. The increase established a base water rate of $2.24 per 750 gallons.
The increase was adopted into local law on Feb. 8, 2010. However, current city administration discovered last week that the amended rate was never added into the city’s billing system. As a result, city water customers have been undercharged on their monthly bills for the last six years. Legally, the commission must now enact the 2010 base water rate increase. This will affect the water bills of approximately 1,669 customers. (more…)
The board of directors of Coosa Valley Credit Union and Northwest Georgia Credit Union announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge. Both credit unions are well operated and financially sound and both are headquartered in Rome, Georgia.
Both Coosa Valley credit union and Northwest Georgia credit union share similar philosophies and operating procedures, as well as providing excellent service to their members. Members will enjoy higher dividends on their deposits, lower interest rates on loans, and pay lower fees. By combining resources these member owned cooperatives will enjoy greater efficiencies. (more…)