Police/Fire

With every traffic stop and house visit, police officers and public safety officials run the risk of interacting with Fentanyl. The synthetic opioid is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and while typically prescribed to ease the pain of cancer patients, it has seen increased illegal st…

CEDARTOWN - A vacant home on Shiloh Road that burned at the start of April is now the focus of an investigation by local and state authorities, according to a press release from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office.

The Cedartown Fire Department sometimes has a tough job on their hands that regular tools just won't handle. That's when they bring out the equipment that people commonly refer to as the Jaws of Life, but really are a larger set of tools used together in serious situations, like a bad car wr…

The Aragon Council is making sure the city’s officers have the gear they need to protect and serve, and while the approval of additional police cars was tabled, new rifles and outer vest carriers were approved for purchase in the meantime.

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An Aragon man who wasn't far from home died in the emergency room at Kennestone Hospital during attempts to revive him, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier. 

A local business will have to find a new home and rebuild from scratch after fire gutted the Southern Dreams location on East Avenue just across the line of the Cedartown city limits on Friday afternoon.

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