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Passengers injured in Highway 278 wreck taken to Atlanta, Rome hospitals

A woman was airlifted to a Atlanta area hospital following a wreck on Highway 278 in front of the Department of Driver Services near the U.S. Highway 27 bypass, according to Capt. Felix White of the Cedartown Fire Department.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Teachers get 10 percent savings at Walmart’s Teachers’ Savings Event July 25-31
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm

For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.

Father-daughter duo raising money for Lundy Christian Academy
Posted: July 23, 2014

A local father and daughter have teamed up to raise money for Lundy Christian Academy with a preserves sale. The duo of Marina and her father Mark Hilbert have been picking wild blackberries and preserving them, selling them for $5 a jar. The nine-year-old set a goal of raising $100, but is looking to surpass it. Those interested in preserves can call or text 706-528-8730.

School nutrition program receives $155K grant
Posted: July 23, 2014

Polk School District’s nutrition program has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, totaling $155,749.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
CRCT school scores show some classes struggling, others achieving
Posted: July 22, 2014

Polk County students from third to eighth grade all have one thing in common this year, according to CRCT results released earlier in the month for the school level: the kids know their reading and language arts. 

Saturday 07/19/2014
Students at Northside Elementary enjoying nature in summer school
Posted: July 19, 2014

Summer school at Northside Elementary has focused on all things natural so far as visits from David Tucker of Coosa River Basin Initiative and social studies teacher Matt Foster’s field trip to Big Spring Park.

Friday 07/18/2014
Cedartown High programs cut despite community pleas; millage rate cut coming
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Community members and a former teacher are protesting the cancellation of two programs at Cedartown High School, and made their frustrations known to the Board of Education during their monthly meeting.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Tristan Walker wins at Skills USA
Posted: July 12, 2014

Tristan Walker, a student at Cedartown High School, was among the winners at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Friday 07/11/2014
Rosa Chumpitaz receives the GEDD award at GNTC’s Calhoun Adult Learning Center
Posted: July 11, 2014

Rosa Chumpitaz, a teacher with Tallatoona Head Start in Rome, was presented with the GEDD Award during a recent ceremony held on the Gordon County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC).

Tuesday 07/08/2014
2014 CRCT Scores show more 8th graders exceeding standards
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 7:06 pm

June 12, 2014 – The percentage of Georgia’s 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

Sheliah Hogg recipient ofThe David Adam Scholarship to attend GNTC
Posted: July 08, 2014

Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
State releases Polk school district CRCT scores
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Polk County Schools can still find room for improvement after the state Department of Education released districtwide Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores last week.

GNTC’s Trejo wins national title in Phi Beta Lambda competition
Posted: July 02, 2014

Dalton, Georgia’s, Mario Trejo claimed the National Phi Beta Lambda competition title in Justice Administration on June 27. Trejo, a student of Georgia Northwestern’s Whitfield Murray Campus, finished first among competitors from the nation’s largest colleges and universities at the Nashville, Tennessee, contest.

School board approves 2015 budget, announces more new hires
Posted: July 02, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education approved their budget in front of only a couple of witnesses ahead of the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year on July 1, along with a whole slate of new hires for the coming school year.

Friday 06/27/2014
Fun activities planned during Youth Summerfest; school supplies distributed to children and youth
Posted: June 27, 2014

Youth Summerfest 2014 is celebrating its 16th year on Saturday, July 26.

Thursday 06/26/2014
GSD seeking to fill several job openings for the 2014-2015 school year
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 4:24 pm

The Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring is currently recruiting for the upcoming school year.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
District level CRCT scores released
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 11:54 am

The percentage of Georgia's 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

GNTC’s Ginger Mathis graduates from Executive Leadership Academy
Posted: June 25, 2014

A group of technical college executives from throughout Georgia have been honored as graduates of the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Executive Leadership Academy.

Wednesday 06/18/2014
School board announces new hires, to vote next month on e-cigarette policy
Posted: June 18, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education have hired some new employees, including new band directors for Cedartown and Rockmart Middle Schools, as they honored those educators and staff who have retired this year.

Tuesday 06/17/2014
School board honors retiring employees at June meeting
Posted: June 17, 2014

Polk County Schools celebrated the retirement of 35 employees at the end of this school year, including Rockmart High School football coach Dan Duff and Westside Elementary principal Ray Hammett.

Monday 06/16/2014
Georgia Northwestern Graduates GED Students
Posted: June 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) saw the first group of its GED graduating class cross the stage Thursday night at the Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia. The June 12 ceremony was the first of two to take place in Northwest Georgia honoring the 677 GED graduates that have earned their diplomas this past year.

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