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 yearsContinue Reading

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 footContinue Reading

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 universitiesContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 DarleneContinue Reading

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 manContinue Reading