An ongoing tradition made its way through Cedartown last Thursday as those participating in the Guadalupe Torch Run 2014 ran through the city.
Feeding the family this Thanksgiving will cost slightly more, but rose less over the past year than in recent holiday seasons, according to statistics.
Carol Casey, owner of Price Just Right in Cedartown, finds a three-foot ceramic pig draws the attention of most shoppers.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.
The coach said that Charleston Southern, a FCS school, has visited other FBS sites.
Even so, Chadwell acknowledges he is concerned about the speed and size of Georgia (8-2). The Buccaneers' second-year coach said he is especially impressed with Bulldogs freshman tailback Nick Chubb.
Georgia will rely on Chubb after losing junior star Todd Gurley to a season-ending knee injury in last week's win over Auburn. Chubb took over as the starter during Gurley's four-game suspension before the Auburn game.
Asked how Chubb compares with other backs the Buccaneers have faced, Caldwell said "He doesn't compare."
"We've got some good backs in our league, no doubt, and we've faced some good backs," Caldwell said. "He is for a freshman, he's phenomenal. His balance, the strength he runs with, and then you add his speed, he is by far the best player that I think we've seen overall in really the time I've been here the last two years. He's pretty special, especially to be that young."
Chubb has rushed for more than 100 yards in five straight games. He ranks second in the Southeastern Conference with 1,039 yards rushing. He was named SEC freshman of the week for the fourth time after running for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs' impressive 34-7 win over then-No. 9 Auburn.
Georgia (No. 10 CFP) would earn a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game if Tennessee beats Missouri on Saturday night.
Charleston Southern (8-3) will be playing its second SEC East opponent, following a 21-20 loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 11.
Georgia coach Mark Richt used the Vanderbilt game as evidence his players should not overlook Charleston Southern.
"Obviously they're not afraid to go into an SEC setting and beat someone's tail," Richt said. "They had Vanderbilt on the ropes already this season and we know that they're an outstanding football team. I've said this before and I mean it, it's hard to beat teams that are used to winning. And this team has got the fever when it comes to winning."
Here are some things to know as the Bulldogs try to improve their 38-1 home record against teams outside the SEC since 2001:
RUNNING WITH REYES: Charleston Southern has its own strong running back in senior Christian Reyes, who was last week's Big South player of the week after running for 188 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-36 win over Liberty. Georgia gave up only 150 yards rushing to Auburn last week, but it allowed 418 yards rushing in a 38-20 loss to Florida on Nov. 1.
DON'T LOOK AHEAD: Richt had a quick negative answer when asked if he hoped to rest Chubb or other starters for next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech. "You can't. That's why people get beat," Richt said, adding that kind of talk would have players thinking they were getting ready for an easy game. Added Richt: "There's no reason to think that this game won't be a physical game. These guys are really good. The more I watch them, the more I see why they're winning."
WINNING WITH TAKEAWAYS: Georgia ranks second in the nation with a plus-16 turnover margin. It is the third-best margin in school history and its best in Richt's 14 seasons. The Bulldogs have scored 76 points off 22 turnovers. Georgia opponents have scored only six points off six Georgia turnovers.
MORE ON CHUBB: In his five games as a starter, Chubb has rushed for 815 yards with seven touchdowns. He has averaged 6.7 yards per carry in that span. He is the first Georgia freshman to run for 1,000 yards since Gurley had 1,385 in 2012.
MASON ON TARGET: Georgia senior Hutson Mason has completed 67.6 percent of his passes (150 of 222), a school-record pace. The Georgia record for accuracy in a season was set by Mike Bobo, now the offensive coordinator, when he completed 65.03 percent of his passes (199 of 306) in 1997. Other quarterbacks in the top five are Aaron Murray (twice), Eric Zeier and Hines Ward.
The first ever Biz Builder Program wrapped up their 6 months of work with a graduation ceremony and the announcement of the People’s Choice and Shark Tank competition winners.
Construction on a new expansion at Winthrop at Polk Senior Living in Cedartown should be completed in late February 2015.
The City of Cedartown is moving forward with plans to renovate Big Spring Park, and are seeking grant money to help pay for the project in the latest from the City Commission in November.
The City of Cedartown was featured in the latest edition of Georgia’s Cities, the Georgia Municipal Association’s official newspaper.
A holiday open house is coming to downtown Cedartown this weekend, with shops opening their doors over the two-day event organized by participating businesses and the Downtown Cedartown Association.
The deadline to get into the Christmas parade for the City of Cedartown is coming up at the beginning of December.
Cedartown High School named one football player and one cheerleader as Mr. and Mrs. Bulldog for the 2014 fall season.
Cedartown residents were surrounded by the names and memories of Polk County men and women who have given their all for their country for the annual Veteran's Day ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Fall splendor is quickly disappearing from Polk County woodlands as colder weather invades landscapes and thoughts turn to the holiday season. However, leaf peepers can still find colorful displays of autumn’s red, gold and bronze in favorite scenic locations.
Cedartown residents might have noticed a new sign in front of the law offices of Parker and Lundy on Main Street in downtown. Bill Lundy, a partner at the law firm, had the new sign installed to explain the firm’s history and to give potential clients an undertstanding of those who work in the offices today. The sign has been up now for the last few weeks at the law firm, and includes information about the Cedartown Theatrical Performer’s Company as well.
Some students at Northside Elementary have another reason to cheer for local Georgia Bulldogs freshman running back Nick Chubb – now he helps them understand how weather works.
Cedartown’s veterans are gathering again for their annual remembrance next week of those who fought and died for the cause of freedom.
Community Share Ministries is holding a Christmas Extravaganza in December to help raise money for their various projects and give local families a happy holiday.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office with the help of the Cedartown Police have swept through both Polk County courthouse following a second bomb threat in as many days.
Holmes Clothing, located at 235 Main Street, will celebrate 120 years in 2015.
A unoccupied single wide trailer on Berry Road outside of Cedartown was gutted by flames this morning, according to Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey.
Awards to be presented at Nov. 13 graduation ceremony