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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Gordon sheriff investigates shooting death in Red Bud community
Posted: July 29, 2014

Gordon County authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man found inside a vehicle, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Leesburg, Ala. man charged with second-degree arson
Posted: July 29, 2014

A Leesburg, Alabama man has been arrested on second degree arson charges after allegedly setting fire to a residence on County Road 7.

Women spend 11 fake $100 bills in Calhoun
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Three women used counterfeit $100 bills Friday to buy $1,100 in prepaid Visa and T-Mobile cards at a Calhoun store, a man told Calhoun police, according to the Calhoun Police Department incident report.

Trail of mud tracks lead to stolen property
Posted: July 29, 2014

Two Cedartown Polk County residents were arrested after a trail of mud led officers to items stolen from a neighbor, according to Polk County Police Department reports.

Passengers injured in Highway 278 wreck taken to Atlanta, Rome hospitals
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 6:01 pm

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. 27 bypass, according to Capt. Felix White of the Cedartown Fire Department.

Monday 07/28/2014
Teen arrested, charged with 20 counts of burglary
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Gordon county authorities about 6 a.m. Saturday were dispatched to a number of closely grouped private residences in the Dews Pond community in response to reports of thefts from a number of automobiles, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Elm Street Pawn shop is burglarized
Posted: July 26, 2014

Police were called to the Elm Street Pawn Shop, 968 Elm Street, to find the results of a smash-and-grab burglary.

Friday 07/25/2014
Power box stolen off vacant home
Posted: July 25, 2014

Police were called to an Old Collard Valley Road home after its caretaker reported that someone stole the power box.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Police detain juvenile who cut off ankle monitor
Posted: July 24, 2014

A juvenile who escaped house arrest was taken into custody and will face new charges, according to Polk County police department reports.

Woman alleges online loan fraud
Posted: July 24, 2014

A woman seeking an online loan filed a police report for fraud after she paid a deposit, but never received the loan.

Truck driver arrested on active warrant
Posted: July 24, 2014

A truck driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant after police stopped him for not wearing his seat belt.

Officials: Child molestation cases are complicated
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:28 am

Officials said there hasn’t been an explosion of child molestation cases in Polk County, but handling the ones that do occur is a long, tedious process.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Walker, Catoosa sheriffs discuss pitfalls of jailing the mentally ill
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm

All across America, similar numbers are repeated again and again.

Family walks in on burglars
Posted: July 23, 2014

A family walked in on their Antioch Road home being burglarized, according to Polk County police reports.

Sheriff’s deputy feeling fine following brain surgery
Posted: July 23, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Chandler would never have guessed at the age of 28 that he’d be recovering from brain surgery, but that’s the situation he’s found himself in after he found out from neurological specialists he was suffering from a chiari malformation inside his head.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Propane tank leak forces precautionary evacuations
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Floyd County police and firefighters closed part of Reeceburg Road around 9 p.m. due to a leaking propane tank in the 2900 block, near the Polk County line.

Man kept from jumping off Cartersville bridge
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Chief Thomas Culpepper of the Cartersville Police Department has advised that officers of the Department responded this afternoon to a call regarding a man threatening to jump from the Church Street bridge. 

Police urge residents to keep information on valuables
Posted: July 22, 2014

Burglary victims would stand a better chance of getting their property returned if they had kept a record of a few details.

Adairsville police: Officer involved in fatal early morning shooting, GBI called in to investigate
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 10:48 am

Adairsville, Georgia-According to Interim Police Chief Arnold E. Gillman, on July 22  an Adairsville patrol officer fatally shot a perpetrator at approximately 12:45 a.m. The patrol officer was injured by the perpetrator and treated at a nearby hospital.

Sunday 07/20/2014
Williams says firefighting not for glory
Posted: July 20, 2014

Fish Creek, located between Cedartown and Rockmart, is the site chosen for the first fire department in Polk County.

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