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The Polk School District Board of Education met Tuesday morning to formally form a new board that will effectively oversee the completion of a new college and career academy for the county.
The board, known as the Polk County College and Career Academy, Inc. is comprised mostly of business and community leaders and will lead the efforts to secure funding for the project.
Polk School District CTAE Director Katie Thomas was named as CEO of the newly formed board, with local attorney Karen Nissen being appointed as chairperson. Charlie Zebeau was appointed as vice-chairperson, Mary Miller as Secretary, and Britt Madden, Jr. as Treasurer. (more…)
Rome police Lt. Gary Clayton identified the suspect in this morning’s bank robbery as 49-year-old Michael Stiles.
He is charged with robbery.
Stiles was found the trunk of a vehicle driven by a man identified as his uncle, 63-year-old Curtis Stiles who was stopped by Rockmart police for suspected DUI. According to Clayton, Michael Stiles was wearing the same clothes as described by witnesses to the robbery.
The money was also recovered.
Curtis Stiles is in the custody of Rockmart police and charges are pending against him in Floyd County, Clayton said.
Police responded to Greater Community Bank on East Second Avenue where they were told a man handed a teller a note demanding money.
An arrest of a Polk County man earlier this month was one of many arrests conducted across the state as part of a multi-agency electronic child pornography sting.
According to a press release issued this week, the state wide endeavor, known as Operation MasqueRAID, began in July 2014 and centered on GBI agents, along with local and federal Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force affiliates, detecting child pornography images being shared using the internet.
According to Polk County Jail records, 20-year-old Dwight Davis of Lees Chapel Road in Cedartown was arrested and charged with computer/electronic pornography and child exploitation.
The press release indicates that the targets of Operation MasquRAID were the most prolific offenders of child pornography.
So far statewide, 595 digital images of child pornography have been seized and 18 arrests have been made, with more expected.
More than 500 people toured the new home of Polk Medical Center as the hospital opened the doors for its Grand Preview event. It was the first opportunity for the community to see the $40 million medical complex, which will officially open on November 6.
“I stand in awe of the entire project and the timeframe in which it was built,” said Harold Wyatt, Chairman of Polk Medical Center, Inc. and the Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority. “The $40 million investment in our community is undoubtedly the most important health care development in the history of Polk County.”
For Polk Medical Center’s leadership, today was a day that has been anticipated for quite some time. (more…)
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.
“The rate dropped because there were 5,744 fewer unemployed people in September, according to the federal government’s monthly household survey, and we had fewer new layoffs,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
While the rate decreased, Georgia lost 7,300 jobs in September, as the total number of jobs dropped to 4,129,200. The net loss was mostly seasonal in nature, with the biggest reduction being the loss of 9,200 jobs in leisure and hospitality, as many students left summer jobs to return to school. Additional losses came in several sectors. Despite the overall loss, government gained 8,200 jobs, which were mostly in public schools, and other gains came in educational and health services and trade and transportation. (more…)