Cedartown native Trey Kelley today formally announced his campaign’s first contribution disclosure report with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Kelley, formally announced his candidacy on January 9, 2012 and for the period ending March 31, 2012, his total raised was $20,000 with just over $15,000 cash on hand.Continue Reading

Georgia’s net tax collections for March 2012 totaled $1.16 billion, an increase of $55 million or 5 percent, as compared to March 2011. At the close of the third quarter, net revenue collections totaled $11.7 billion, for an increase of $525 million or 4.7 percent compared to the same period lastContinue Reading

The August Explosion that killed two Polk County men has been ruled accidental. The explosion in a workshop on the 100 block of Youngs Farm Road killed Jems Thomas Sharp (resident), age 33 and 18 year old Charles Franklin Wells Jr.. While the Polk County Police Department remained the leadContinue Reading

Georgia’s law requiring certain people to report suspected child abuse has been widened to include a wide range of people. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that volunteers at churches, colleges, clubs, summer camps or soccer fields or parents who chaperone a field trip could be jailed if they fail to reportContinue Reading

A Lindale man was arrested and charged Monday after police say he broke into Huddle House on 299 Sunset Drive in Rome and stole a safe, according to Floyd County jail reports. According to the reports: Christopher Lee Lucas, 38, of 25 Circle Drive went to the Huddle House atContinue Reading

Robert Early, Redmond Director of Emergency Medical Services has been named the Stanley Payne Memorial Region One EMS Director of the Year by the Region 1 EMS Council. Early has served as the director for Redmond EMS for the past six years and has worked at Redmond for the pastContinue Reading

A Floyd County man was charged with murder early today after police say he unintentionally shot and killed his 22-year-old son, said Maj. Mark Wallace with the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard pronounced Steven L. Craig, 22, dead at 7:20 p.m. Monday. His body was found 300Continue Reading

HB 253:           Sell or trade surplus vehicles, allow HB 275:           Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, authorized to order not to resuscitate HB 477:           Insurance, transition from annual to biennial license renewal HB 628:           City of Coolidge, time of municipal elections HB 638:           Randolph County, create board of elections and registration HB 683:           Garnishment proceedings, filing of certain answers mayContinue Reading