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Wednesday 11/26/2014
3 sent to hospital, 1 critical, after Rockmart Highway wreck
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:56 am

The bystanders raced Tuesday morning toward the wrecked Toyota Tercel off Rockmart Highway (map).

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Judge denies motion to remove defense attorney in after-prom party sexual battery case
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:48 am

A defense attorney in the case of three Calhoun men accused of an after-prom sexual assault will remain on the case despite prosecutors’ misgivings, a Gilmer County Superior Court judge ruled.

Train hits stalled truck on Old Rockmart Road, no injuries
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:48 am

Emergency responders were called to a truck-train collision on Old Rockmart Road near the Polk County line just before 11 p.m.

Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

Cedartown Police to no longer take cash for tickets on Jan. 1
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Cedartown Police Department will be switching over to a new more effective way of ticket payment beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Unemployment claims up in October, down over year in Polk County
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor puts unemployment statistics in Polk County up slightly from September to October this year, with an increase of just 33 people added to the rolls from month to month.

Rockmart Boys, Girls kicking off seasons early against area teams on the road
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets basketball teams are getting an early start to their season with their first matchup against the Gordon Central Warriors Tuesday.

Cedartown chosen for community housing program
Posted: November 25, 2014

The City of Cedartown will be looking at improving housing over the next three years as part of a new initiative with the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH).

Concert in The Arts Center on Dec. 6-7
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for Rockmart Community Chorus’ Christmas Concert, “The Gift of Christmas”.

Live Oak Church to host free Thanksgiving meal
Posted: November 25, 2014

Live Oak Baptist Church, 150 Live Oak Road, Aragon, is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Performance benefits Rockmart and Aragon ‘Transition House’
Posted: November 25, 2014

About four years ago, concern for homeless children and their families in the Rockmart and Aragon community led to the founding of the Rockmart and Aragon Transitional House.

Tuesday forecast: Partly sunny and windy, high 57
Posted: November 25, 2014

Another day of sunshine and breeze is expected today in Polk County, but wet weather could be back by later on tonight according to the National Weather Service.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

Body retrieved from swimming pool confirmed as missing Lookout Mountain man
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

The body of a 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man who went missing this weekend was found in a swimming pool at the 100 block of Brow Road in Chattooga County in Cloudland on Sunday.

GSP troopers stepping up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday travel period
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt releases new single, plays tonight on Letterman’s “Late Show”
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Make sure to check out Cedartown’s Sam Hunt on late night television tonight.

Ga. Computer Depot Computer Corner, Nov. 19 edition
Posted: November 24, 2014

Most Users Don’t Use Windows Update Properly

AAA forecasts cheapest Thanksgiving gasoline prices in 5 years - prices keep dropping locally
Posted: November 24, 2014

When 41.3 million Americans load-up the family vehicle for a Thanksgiving road trip, they are likely to find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day 2013.

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