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Georgia State Patrol issues information about deadly wreck in Polk County

Two people were killed Friday and two more were rushed to Floyd Medical Center in Rome after an SUV collided with an empty logging truck on Ga. 100 in Polk County and landed upside down in a creek, according to Georgia State Patrol and Polk County officials.

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Friday 04/18/2014
Parkinson's Walk coming Saturday to Peek Park
Posted: April 18, 2014

Walkers are taking to Cedartown streets Saturday morning to help raise money for a cure in the 7th annual Parkinson's Walk. 

Thursday 04/17/2014
Tenant comes home to find all items gone
Posted: April 17, 2014

A tenant came home to find his rental home completely empty of his belongings.

Children come home to find house burglarized
Posted: April 17, 2014

A woman told police her home on Old Cedartown Road had been burglarized.

Thursday evening forecast: slight chance of overnight showers, low 47
Posted: April 17, 2014

A chance of overnight showers is in the forecast, with a good chance of rain on its way for Friday according to the National Weather Service.

Police arrest wedding crasher last weekend
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 11:20 am

Police arrested a man who attempted to attend a wedding when he didn’t know anyone there.

Woman filed criminal charges against loan company
Posted: April 17, 2014

A woman who used a student loan to further her education filed a report that the service issuing the loan was fraudulently attempting to gain funds.

Owl Pine Farms provides variety of produce
Posted: April 17, 2014

Chris Gordon and Erica Ferguson relax on a bench overlooking the fields they planted on Owl Pine Farm near Aragon.

Bullet fired into woods at animal hits neighbors home
Posted: April 17, 2014

A man living on Olive Street told police that stray bullet struck his home, but he would work it out with the neighbor himself.

Kimoto Tech wins industry of the year award
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

Kimoto Tech, Inc., 601 Canal Street, Cedartown, received the 2013 Polk Industry of the Year award today.

Deaton Spring conservation project delayed due to winter weather, rain
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Polk County Water Authority’s conservation project at Deaton Spring, located off Aragon-Taylorsville Road, is about 25 percent complete.

Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:40 am

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

Celebrate Cedartown event at City Hall this evening
Posted: April 17, 2014

Just a reminder that the City of Cedartown will be taking part in “Georgia Cities Week,” a state-wide celebration that showcases the contributions and services of local government. Locally, a special event called “Celebrate Cedartown” has been planned for today, April 17, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.

Rockmart Farmers Market to start up May 1
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market will be kicking off their season to start off the month of May.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Hit show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun today
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun working diligently on The Fork Diner, located on Red Bud Road. The grand opening will be tonight at 7 p.m. for those with reservations only.

RCAC plans new ‘Sports’ exhibit
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The Rockmart Cultural Arts Department is planning a Sports themed exhibit.

Lorene’s Angels 5K returning to Rockmart in May
Posted: April 16, 2014

The 2nd annual Lorene’s Angels Run will be back in Rockmart to help raise money for the Relay for Life.

UPDATE: driver burned, passengers OK in Antioch wreck
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:05 am

Georgia State Patrol reported a woman was airlifted to an Atlanta-area hospital after a wreck near the intersection of Antioch and Mullen Road Tuesday, and that she will be cited in the wreck. 

Wednesday forecast: chilly start leads to warmer day, gusty winds remain
Posted: April 16, 2014

Polk County has started off the day with some frigid temperatures, but they won't be sticking around for too long this week as the National Weather Service calls for highs in the 60s for the next couple of days.

Couple plans return to home destroyed by storm in 2013
Posted: April 16, 2014

The past year has been one of decision, patience and blessings for Doug and Sheila Carden of Rockmart.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Mickler: Protect plants from frost tonight
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, many Rome homeowners have spring plants and flowers that could be damaged by the cold.

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