A Cedartown teen who was convicted back in October of kidnapping a woman and forcing her to withdraw money from an ATM was sentenced Tuesday. According to court documents, then 17 year old Frank James Hawkins, Jr. of 939 Cleo St. in Cedartown was sentenced to life plus 10 years
A Cedartown man has been arrested after he is alleged to have burglarized a shop damaged by fire on Vinson Mountain Road in Rockmart. According to jail docket reports, 35 year old Jason Heath Brogdon of a Sunset Valley St. address was arrested and is facing burglary charges after Polk
Two shootings in Floyd County on Tuesday have left a local community in shock. One man is dead, one injured and a third man charged with murder in the incident. The first shooting occurred in the 4500 block of Old Dalton Road in Armuchee around 4:45 p.m. The second shooting
Bremen police have arrested the men they believe are responsible for the vandalism and burglaries of at least eleven Bremen businesses over the last few weeks. Bremen residents 19-year old A.J. Meyers and 25-year old Wayne Frye were allegedly caught in the act early Saturday morning leading to a foot
The price for college is going up in Georgia. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved an 8 percent budget cut, along with doubling mandatory student fees that will take effect next semester. The announcement was made Tuesday to increase fees for students attending the system’s research universities
The workforce in Polk County is taking another hit as unemployment insurance figures for the month of October are now out. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the number of first time unemployment insurance fillings increased 26.4%. In October, 561 Polk County residents filed for first time unemployment benefits.
The Polk County Water Authority announced at 9 a.m. Thursday that the Boil Water Advisory was canceled as the floodwater into Deaton Springs has now subsided and all tests confirm the water is now safe.
A Cedartown man is under arrest after Rome Police say he was found with unauthorized prescription drugs in his possession. According to reports, 21 year old Charles Matthew Bridges of a Duke Rd. address in Cedartown was arrested by Rome Police at around 6:30 Monday morning. Bridges faces charges of
A Cedartown woman who was struck by a car was transported to a Rome hospital for treatment of her injuries. Cedartown Police reports show that the incident happened Sunday night at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Canal Street. Police say that 58 year old Darlene
Rome Police have arrested a Floyd County man on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime for a weekend stabbing outside the Peach Palace on Broad Street. 21-year-old Cory Dean Williams, of a Bellmont Drive address, allegedly stabbed another man