A man who is alleged to have been involved in the slaying of a 19 year old Cedartown man pleads guilty to murder. 40-year old Bryan Williams pleaded guilty to murder Friday in Floyd Superior Court in the 2009 shooting death of Jeffrey Pledger.  Police say that Williams and threeContinue Reading

A Buchanan woman was killed in a single car accident in Rockmart over the weekend. According to officials at the Georgia State Patrol, 83 year old Olene Richardson of a Buchanan address died from injuries sustained in a wreck on Morgan Valley Road near Stringer Road. Officials say that sheContinue Reading

Cherokee County, Alabama authorities are investigating the discovery of a body which was found floating on Cowan Creek early Monday afternoon. According to reports, an individual who was mowing grass near the boat dock’s, discovered a white female floating and called 9-1-1 at 2:25 Monday afternoon. Cherokee County Sheriff’s InvestigatorContinue Reading

Shorter University President Harold Newman announced his plans to retire on Monday. Newman said that his contract, which ends June 2012, would be the last of his tenure at the University. A Presidential Search Committee will be appointed by Trustee Chairman Dr. Nelson Price to find the new president. NewmanContinue Reading

According to a News Release from Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson, on Thursday another person was arrested in connection to the marijuana seizure in Piedmont, 53 year old Phillip Earl Candler, from Piedmont, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Marijuana. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail pendingContinue Reading

The Cedartown City Commission will be among approximately 2,000 city officials to participate in discussions and training on issues affecting Georgia’s cities at the 77th annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association, or GMA June 25-29. City leaders from all over the state will gather in Savannah to discuss theContinue Reading

Voters will have a month and a half to cast ballots for the July 20th Primary Election. Early voting begins this week. You can vote at the elections office at the Polk County Administration Building at 144 West Avenue each weekday from 9am until 5pm until Friday, July the 16th.Continue Reading

The case involving the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Cedartown resident was in court Friday. Jeffrey Pledger died from gunshot wounds May 6th of last year. One of 4 defendants – Trenton Tyrice Williamson – entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of conspiracy to commit robbery – aContinue Reading

A very large crowd saw 229 seniors receive their diplomas Sunday night on Doc Ayers Field. Rains held off until after commencement exercises were over as parents flooded the field for pictures. One hundred forty-six Rockmart High School Seniors turned their tassels Friday night at their graduation exercises. The threatContinue Reading

Demolition of the old press box at Cedartown Memorial Stadium began on Friday and will be completed this week as officials break ground to build a new concession stand, press box, and restroom facility in one. Cedartown High School Principal Hal David said that the new facility will house bothContinue Reading