Polk County Commissioners tonight are expected to authorize the signing of a contract with Redmond Medical Center for EMS Services. Commissions last month voted to move ahead with drawing up contracts with Redmond to provide ambulance service to Polk County. Commission chairman Marshelle Thaxton said earlier last month that PolkContinue Reading

Polk County Jail docket reports show that Polk County police arrested 28 year old Dadrian Ray Davis of 6 Arnold St., Rockmart, last week. He is charged with battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, sodomy and aggravated sodomy. Davis remains in the Polk County Jail. According to police officials, the domesticContinue Reading

Three people were injured in a head-on collision that blocked traffic for more than an hour on Sunday afternoon on Chubb Road, about a mile from the Polk County line. According to Floyd County Police, a late model Pontiac Sunfire, driven by 29 year old Jada Howard of a WalnutContinue Reading

A former sergeant at the Polk County Jail waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to a felony charged of using excessive force against an inmate Monday in U.S. District Court in Rome. 25 year old Joshua David Lowe of Aragon appeared before Judge Walter E. Johnson and was grantedContinue Reading

Click here to view the 2009 water quality report. The report addresses several topics, including possible water contaminates, water source for the Cedartown area, and the benefits of bottled water versus tap water. Sampling charts of local water tests are also included in the report. The city encourages all questions,Continue Reading

A lawsuit by Mohawk Industries Inc. employees claiming the carpet manufacturer depressed wages by hiring illegal immigrants has been returned to a federal judge to reconsider his denial of class-action status. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, hearing issues of the 5-year-old suit for the third time, ruled ThursdayContinue Reading

Both Rockmart and Cedartown High School graduation ceremonies this past weekend went over without a cinch with blue skies and smiling faces as the Polk County class of 2009 received their diplomas. Rockmart High School held their commencement exercises Friday evening at 7 p.m. as family and friends saw 180Continue Reading

A former sergeant at the Polk County Jail has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a felony charge of using excessive force against an inmate. 25 year old Joshua David Lowe of Aragon is slated to appear before Judge Walter E. Johnson in U.S. District Court in RomeContinue Reading

Fugitive investigators in a joint effort between the Southeast Fugitive task force and the Floyd County prison have recaptured 41-year-old Jack Belcher, the escaped inmate who made off in a Rome city water truck Tuesday from the water treatment plant on Blossom Hill in North Rome. According to Floyd CountyContinue Reading