A one car accident shut down traffic on Mountain Home Road, Thursday morning. According to reports, the driver of  a black Honda Civic apparently fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the road, striking several trees before finally coming to a stop. The driver did not suffer any majorContinue Reading

       The Polk School Board of Education has made some last minute modifications to the dress code before students return to school on January 3rd.        At the monthly meeting last Tuesday, Chairman Grady McCrickard made a move to rescind the entire dress code. The chairman said, “From the veryContinue Reading

       Although an agreement has been reached, there are many questions needing answers regarding the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) between Polk Medical Center Incorporated and Floyd Medical Center.        George Anderson, from the Ethics in Government Group, asked Cedartown City Commissioners Monday night “Who is representing the citizensContinue Reading

       Polk County citizens will go to the polls on March 6, 2012 to vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but they will also be voting on an extension to the pre-existing 1% sales tax, better known as SPLOST.          According to Ward, over 140 counties in Georgia have the SPLOST.Continue Reading

       Just days after the Polk County Board of Commissioners voted to put “Sunday alcohol sales” on the voting ballot, the Cedartown City Commission followed suit by also unanimously deciding to add the vote to the city ballot in March of next year.         The vote for Sunday sales willContinue Reading

       Polk County citizens will have an opportunity to make a statement on an issue that has taken the state of Georgia by storm this past year.        In the December meeting, the Board of County Commissioners voted and passed a resolution that calls for “an election to authorize theContinue Reading

       The Cedartown City Commission met on Tuesday night, in special session, to consider classifying a designated area in south Cedartown as an enterprise zone.         According to City Commissioner Dale Tuck, the enterprise zone will include areas from south of Canal Street, East of Cedar Creek, and West ofContinue Reading

       The first and second 7-AAA All-Region teams have been named, and Cedartown is not short on representatives.         A trio of Bulldogs were elected to the first team squad: Quarterback Zach Chubb, Running back Nick Chubb, and Defensive End Marquis Thomas.         Zach Chubb, a senior for Cedartown, ledContinue Reading

       A recent survey that was conducted by the City of Cedartown has yielded results, showing where Cedartown citizens are pleased and where they want to see improvement.         According to Director of Redevelopment Tommy Engram, 600 surveys were sent out to citizens in Cedartown and the city received back 160Continue Reading