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Thursday 04/17/2014
Woman filed criminal charges against loan company
Posted: April 17, 2014

A woman who used a student loan to further her education filed a report that the service issuing the loan was fraudulently attempting to gain funds.

Georgia exchange applications hit 220,000
Posted: April 17, 2014

ATLANTA -- Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

Owl Pine Farms provides variety of produce
Posted: April 17, 2014

Chris Gordon and Erica Ferguson relax on a bench overlooking the fields they planted on Owl Pine Farm near Aragon.

Bullet fired into woods at animal hits neighbors home
Posted: April 17, 2014

A man living on Olive Street told police that stray bullet struck his home, but he would work it out with the neighbor himself.

Kimoto Tech wins industry of the year award
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

Kimoto Tech, Inc., 601 Canal Street, Cedartown, received the 2013 Polk Industry of the Year award today.

Cedartown Kiwanis 27th annual onion sale under way
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 11:16 am

The Cedartown Kiwanis Club has announced that its 27th annual Vidalia Onion Sale is now under way.

Ringgold woman arrested for stealing tens of thousands from grandparents, police say
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

A Ringgold woman was put back in the Catoosa County jail over the weekend after being out on bond for three months following a theft scheme in which she allegedly swindled her grandparents out of thousands of dollars over the course of 2013.

Deaton Spring conservation project delayed due to winter weather, rain
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Polk County Water Authority’s conservation project at Deaton Spring, located off Aragon-Taylorsville Road, is about 25 percent complete.

Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

Celebrate Cedartown event at City Hall this evening
Posted: April 17, 2014

Just a reminder that the City of Cedartown will be taking part in “Georgia Cities Week,” a state-wide celebration that showcases the contributions and services of local government. Locally, a special event called “Celebrate Cedartown” has been planned for today, April 17, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.

Rockmart Farmers Market to start up May 1
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market will be kicking off their season to start off the month of May.

Camp with a special focus gives comfort and fun to grieving children
Posted: April 17, 2014

Weekend sleepover camps for children can be about more than crafts and canoeing.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Cedar Bluff, Ala., man dies in 2-vehicle wreck
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:15 am

A Cedar Bluff, Ala., man died early Wednesday in a Cherokee County wreck involving an 18-wheeler carrying chickens, officials said.

Four GHC students selected for the All-Georgia Academic Team
Posted: April 16, 2014

Each two-year college in Georgia may nominate two students per campus to the All-USA Academic Team. Students from Georgia nominated to the national team comprise the All-Georgia Academic Team.

Deal signs bill increasing rural health care providers
Posted: April 16, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law House Bill 998, legislation that will expand the Georgia Medical Student Scholarship program and increase the number of practice opportunities for health care providers in rural areas.

Georgia Northwestern nabs nine national competition spots
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westin Atlanta North last week.

Deal to skip statewide debate
Posted: April 16, 2014

ATLANTA -- Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television, organizers announced today.

Hit show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun today
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun working diligently on The Fork Diner, located on Red Bud Road. The grand opening will be tonight at 7 p.m. for those with reservations only.

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan
Posted: April 16, 2014

ATLANTA -- State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year.

National Gallery of Art selects Darlington teacher for summer institute
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Darlington art teacher Jennifer Moore has been selected to participate in the National Gallery of Art's Summer Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C. this summer.

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