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Friday 09/26/2014
Student airlifted from Red Bud Middle School football game
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A Murray County Schools student Thursday evening was airlifted from a football game at Red Bud Middle School.

Thursday 09/25/2014
GCSO busts ‘major meth distribution conspiracy’ in Eastern Gordon County
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Following a month long investigation, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two women and issued warrants for a third person in a “major methamphetamine conspiracy, trafficking operation in eastern Gordon County,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Hundreds of dollars in pennies stolen
Posted: September 24, 2014

If someone tries purchase something with a bunch of pennies, they could be stolen.

Cedartown Police collecting unused, expired perscription drugs in department office
Posted: September 24, 2014

There is now a good way to dispose of prescription drugs in Cedartown and surrounding areas.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Man crashes truck; tells police he wasn’t driving
Posted: September 23, 2014

A man faces various traffic charges after he crashes his truck at the Highway 101 bridge, according to Polk County Police Department reports.

Monday 09/22/2014
Aragon man charged with impersonating police officer, burglary
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm

An Aragon man remained in jail Sunday after he was arrested for multiple offenses, including attempting to enter two homes and impersonating a police officer.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Polk County jail official on leave after fatal shooting of 18-year-old
Updated: September 21, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Polk County Chief Jail Administrator Jerry Shellhouse was placed on administrative leave with pay Saturday, pending results of an investigation into the shooting death of a Cedartown man.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Car seat, straw lead to arrests of man, woman on burglary charges
Posted: September 20, 2014

A car seat that had been moved and a piece of straw on a man’s pants led to the arrests of a Dalton man and woman accused of burglary.

Authorities: 18-year-old Levi Weaver shot, killed by Polk County jail administrator
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: Authorities say they could have preliminary autopsy results Saturday in the officer involved shooting death of a Cedartown man.

Friday 09/19/2014
Sheriff: Suspect shot by Polk County Sheriff's deputy has died
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Updated 7:15 p.m.: Sheriff Moats said the suspect has died. His name is temporarily being withheld, pending arrival of the GBI.

Police: Calhoun parents arrested after 4-year-old child found in roadway
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Calhoun Police Department officers arrested a man and woman accused of leaving their small children alone at home.

Thursday 09/18/2014
1 arrested on gambling charge following searches of Cedartown stores
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:24 am


Wednesday 09/17/2014
Polk County EMA participates in National Preparedeness Month
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign and Polk County Emergency are encouraging residents to take simple, but important, preparedness steps in observance of National Preparedness Month this September.

Friday 09/12/2014
Gordon County K9 team sniffs out 40 pounds of marijuana
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 10:57 am

A Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K9 partner found an suspected 40 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Gun control fears cause ammo shortage for cops
Posted: September 11, 2014

An ongoing backlog of ammunition orders has forced local law enforcement agencies to adjust their purchases to maintain what they have in stock, according to officials.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Police: Military surplus equipment program is valuable to police agencies
Posted: September 10, 2014

A program that supplies local law enforcement agencies with used military items is helpful to many small agencies and should be kept as an option, according to local law enforcement officials.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Man arrested in house after running from Polk County police
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Polk County Police arrested a man who ran from police after he was suspected of being involved in an attempted burglary.

Alleged shoplifter leads Calhoun police on chase
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 2:33 pm

A Calhoun man is facing felony charges following a Saturday night incident at Walmart, 450 W. Belmont Drive in Calhoun.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Homeless man arrested after several complain
Posted: September 04, 2014

A homeless man was arrested on a loitering charge after several nearby residents told officers they were scared of the stranger.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
County left with abandoned car at firehouse
Posted: September 03, 2014

An abandoned car was impounded after its owners told a fire chief they no longer wanted it.

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