A large SUV collided with the side of a grocery store building in Rockmart Tuesday. According to reports, Rockmart Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene at the Ingle’s Grocery Store at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Highway 278 after a full size older model GMC SUVContinue Reading

A Rockmart woman was arrested by Floyd County Police over the weekend for drug charges. According to arrest reports, 47 year old Melinda Taylor Clark of 24 Hillside Dr. in Rockmart, was arrested Sunday evening by the Floyd County Police Department and charged with one felony count each of possessionContinue Reading

The Nov. 3 elections are fast approaching, and state officials are reminding citizens that the deadline to register to vote is coming up next week. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, the deadline to register to vote in Polk County is Monday, Oct. 5. To register in Georgia,Continue Reading

There is good news for some East Central Alabama residents, as lower power bills are expected as Tennessee Valley Authority begins its new fiscal year. The utility’s board raised rates when it met last month, but reduced the fuel adjustment charge. Although that fee can now be altered monthly, theContinue Reading

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th Annual Small Business Expo Thursday, Oct. 1. The event will take place at the Historic Purks Building, 330 West Avenue, in Cedartown. The Small Business Expo is designed to allow small businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and servicesContinue Reading

Despite the fact that most of the region was rain free yesterday, the flooding continues to wreak havoc around swollen creeks, swift rivers, and rising lakes. Reports from the metro Atlanta area say that major interstate highways and byways are completely shut down due to standing water on those routes.Continue Reading

An Esom Hill home was completely destroyed by flames early Tuesday morning, according to Polk County Fire Department officials. The home, located at 485 Brewster Field Road, was a total loss and an investigation is currently underway to discover the cause of the blaze. A volunteer fire unit responded atContinue Reading

Funeral services for 12 year old Wyatt Pilgrim who died from injuries sustained after being hit by a school bus will be Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown according to the Gammage Funeral Home. The seventh grade Cedartown Middle School student died sometime SundayContinue Reading

The 30th annual GED Graduation and Awards Ceremony for Polk County will be held on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Polk County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  GED Graduates from school year 2008-2009 are invited to participate in this traditional cap and gown ceremony,Continue Reading