Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd says that one person was killed and another injured in a skydiving accident Saturday. Donald Bragg, age 26 of Marietta was pronounced dead on the scene by Polk County Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier. Bragg landed in a wooded area near the Grady Road landfill,Continue Reading

The community is mourning the loss of a beloved religious leader who touched the lives of many people, stretching far beyond Cedartown and Polk County. Polk County Police say they found Bishop David Huskins inside his home in the Meadow Lakes community late Monday afternoon.  He was pronounced dead onContinue Reading

An incident in the Meadow Lakes area has forced the closing of several roads in and around the golf course. According to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd, Meadow Lakes Golf Course is closed to non-residents as police are investigating an incident that occurred there. No further details have beenContinue Reading

Cedartown Police have arrested a man who had a warrant out for his arrest following a brief foot chase. According to Cedartown Police reports, officers patrolling in the area of Seventh Street when they spotted a subject standing in the yard of a residence who police identified as Adrian Rangel.Continue Reading

Polk County Police have destroyed close to 60 marijuana plants from a property on Akes Station Road after a neighbor reportedly complained to authorities. According to reports, the neighbor’s attorney called police and informed them that there was marijuana growing near his client’s home. Police did speak to the manContinue Reading

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in Polk County increased to 8.3 percent in July, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 7.6 percent in June. The rate was 8.5 percent in July a year ago. The July rate increase is primarily dueContinue Reading

Polk County Police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred near Rockmart on Tuesday. According to reports, two pedestrians were walking along Seaboard Street near the dead end when three black males approached and robbed them at gunpoint. The complainant told police that the three had stolen $625 inContinue Reading