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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Fourth Friday concert season ends in Cedartown
Posted: August 26, 2014

The bands are through playing for the summer for the Fourth Friday Concert Series in Cedartown.

Aragon reverses decision to vote on city charter in November
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Aragon will not hold a non-binding referendum in November, according to Mayor Ken Suffridge.

Prancing pooches at Humane Society fundraiser a hit
Posted: August 26, 2014

An evening with prancing pooches at the country club brought about thousands of dollars in donations to help with the rescue and adoption of local animals through the Cedartown Humane Society.

Roads to close for culvert construction
Posted: August 26, 2014

Lake Creek and Fish Creek roads will be closed to through traffic once culvert replacement begins.

Construction nearly completed on new Polk Medical Center
Posted: August 26, 2014

Only a few more weeks of work are likely needed at the new hospital on Highway 278, but it’ll still be months before patients will begin showing up for treatment.

Tuesday forecast: sunshine, high 87
Posted: August 26, 2014

Sunshine and warm temperatures are in store for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday 08/25/2014
County police limiting access to Meadow Lakes Boulevard following incident
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 12:15 am

The Polk County Police Department is limiting access to Meadow Lakes Boulevard following an incident in the area, according to Police Chief Kenny Dodd.

Authorities seek information in Scottsville burglary
Posted: August 25, 2014

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for the man caught on camera burglarizing a local business, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Georgia Legal Services Program hotline helps connect Georgians to benefits
Posted: August 25, 2014

“My medicines cost $200 per month. I wasn’t able to get them although I had had two prior heart attacks. Now I can get my medication because of . . . Medicaid. I would have given up without your help.”

History Column: Looking back . . .
Posted: August 25, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Third in a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ was from the time this article was written.)

AAA: Labor Day gas prices expected to reach 4-year low
Posted: August 25, 2014

Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend.

Sunday 08/24/2014
Harrell-Weaver reunion planned
Posted: August 24, 2014

On Sept 20, 2014, the descendants of W.D. Harrell (Mary Hite) and Patrick Weaver (Lula Day) will be meeting at the Fellowship Hall of Fairview Baptist Church on Fairview Road in Rockmart.

LaFayette woman’s death deemed a homicide from unknown cause
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 9:27 pm

A LaFayette woman was found dead in her apartment Saturday night and investigators have declared it a homicide because of the complex circumstances that exist in the case.

Free series of line dancing classes offered to adults
Posted: August 24, 2014

The Cedartown Sole Mates, a local line dance group, plans a free series of introductory classes for interested adults September 16 through November 4.

Christmas Child drive countdown to begin
Posted: August 24, 2014

The annual Polk County Operation Christmas Child Countdown/Kickoff Event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Bellview Baptist Church, 2333 North Bellview Rd., Rockmart.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Holbrooks- Hamlett engagement
Posted: August 23, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Holbrooks, Jr. of Cedartown announce the engagement of their daughter Marilyn Jane Holbrooks to Alan David Hamlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hamlett of Rome, Georgia.

Local church provides help to children
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Cedartown First United Methodist Church recently conducted a school supply drive.

Pastor of burglarized Cedartown church remains positive
Posted: August 23, 2014

Pastor Tommy Pope believes even the worst of things can lead to something positive.

Friday 08/22/2014
Miss Reynolds, Mr. Jordan D. Armstrong wed
Posted: August 22, 2014

Miss Amanda Kate Reynolds and Mr. Jordon David Armstrong were united in marriage on Sunday, June 15 at six p.m. in the atrium of The Addison, Boca Raton, Florida.

Officials hoping cooler weather returns during latest heat wave
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 1:04 pm

The dog days of summer finally arrived this week as temperatures got above 90 degrees and the heat index passed 100, but don’t expect the heat wave to last long.

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