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Polk County jail official on leave after fatal shooting of 18-year-old

Polk County Chief Jail Administrator Jerry Shellhouse was placed on administrative leave with pay Saturday, pending results of an investigation into the shooting death of a Cedartown man.

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Sunday 09/21/2014
Cedartown becomes Purple Heart city, approves millage rate for 2015
Posted: September 21, 2014

The business of the City of Cedartown continues to roll along following their business meeting for September with a flat millage rate, a good budget and approval for a number of different causes.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Weekend weather: sunshine, highs in the low 80s
Posted: September 20, 2014

Look for the sunny skies and mild temperatures of the weekend to continue this week as the National Weather Service calls for highs in the low 80s for today and Sunday. 

Portions of Lake Creek Road closed for culvert work
Posted: September 20, 2014

Signs have been posted to detour through traffic on Lake Creek Road due to culvert replacement.

Final day of the Polk County Fair opens this afternoon, concerts and lamb show up tonight
Posted: September 20, 2014

Public Safety officials are getting discounts for the final day of the Polk County Fair, set to start at 3 p.m. when the gates open to the public. 

Car seat, straw lead to arrests of man, woman on burglary charges
Posted: September 20, 2014

A car seat that had been moved and a piece of straw on a man’s pants led to the arrests of a Dalton man and woman accused of burglary.

Dogwood Gallery features work of artists from Polk County
Posted: September 20, 2014

The work of several members of the Art Lover’s League of Cedar Valley is on exhibit at the Dogwood Gallery in Tallapoosa.

Donors answer call to give during ARC blood drive
Posted: September 20, 2014

Billie Brown of Rockmart is a regular donor when an American Red Cross Blood Drive is held.

Authorities: 18-year-old Levi Weaver shot, killed by Polk County jail administrator
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: Authorities say they could have preliminary autopsy results Saturday in the officer involved shooting death of a Cedartown man.

Recreation fee rate increases for Rockmart
Posted: September 20, 2014

Rockmart council members have approved an added $10 fee for each participant in all city or non-city recreation programs.

Friday 09/19/2014
Sheriff: Suspect shot by Polk County Sheriff's deputy has died
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Updated 7:15 p.m.: Sheriff Moats said the suspect has died. His name is temporarily being withheld, pending arrival of the GBI.

Woman shot and killed at Catoosa County residence
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in which a woman says she shot and killed an intruder.

Police: Calhoun parents arrested after 4-year-old child found in roadway
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Calhoun Police Department officers arrested a man and woman accused of leaving their small children alone at home.

Crowdfunding component added to Cedartown Biz Builder program; public voting on business plans to open Oct. 13
Posted: September 19, 2014

Local students enrolled in the 2014 Cedartown Biz Builder Program are nearing the end of their studies and will soon be ready to pitch their business ideas to the public.

Aragon looking into tax, surplus sales to generate revenue
Posted: September 19, 2014

Aragon officials are making bold moves to increase its revenue, including an aggressive stance in collection of back taxes and determining value of surplus property.

Reminder: Cedartown homecoming parade starts at 4:30 p.m.
Posted: September 19, 2014

Cedartown High School's homecoming festivities wrap up tonight with the crowning of the king and queen, but there's a whole day of events scheduled to get Bulldogs fans excited, including the annual homecoming parade. 

County Fair continues tonight with Exchange Club night, performances by Khaotik and Scarlet Wool
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Another great evening of entertainment and family fun is on tap as the Polk County Fair continues tonight. 

Midday Friday Forecast calls for chance of showers, high 84
Posted: September 19, 2014

Keep an eye on the clouds and make sure the umbrella is handy this afternoon as the National Weather Service calls for a slight chance of showers for the afternoon and evening hours in Polk County. 

Standard Journal Pet of the Week, Sept. 17, 2014 edition
Posted: September 19, 2014

Meet Freya, a 6 month to year old female mix .She has a current rabies tag on file and is very friendly, submissive, and sweet. Freya loves toys and wants someone to play games with her.

Welcome Art Show Oct. 17; call for artists announced
Posted: September 19, 2014

Cedartown’s Art Lover’s League is seeking artist for its Welcome Art Show 2014, which will be held October 17 through November 14 in the Skellenger Gallery in the Cedartown Civic Auditorium.

Rockmart drug store keeps on as community staple
Posted: September 19, 2014

Sondi and David Vest now own and operate Smith-Lockwood Drug and Jewelry, which has been an anchor business in downtown Rockmart for more than 67 years.

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