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Prospective Gordon County firefighter arrested on rape charge

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release authorities have arrested a man who was in the process of becoming a paid-per-call firefighter on a rape charge.

  • icon Posted: January 30

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
UPDATE: 67-year-old man killed in wreck west of Cedartown
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 1:28 pm

CEDARTOWN — A 67-year-old Cedartown man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the late-model pickup truck he was driving collided with a box truck.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Case involving missing cash at death scene still open
Posted: January 27, 2015

It will be mid-March before any decision will be made regarding possible prosecution stemming from a probe into money reportedly taken off a deceased man at a death site.

Polk County to help first responders fight weight
Posted: January 27, 2015

Cops and firefighters in Polk County are being encouraged to stay away from doughnuts and head to the gym.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Rockmart woman accused of having meth in Cave Spring
Posted: January 24, 2015

A Rockmart woman accused of having meth was arrested by Cave Spring police officers on Friday, according to jail records.

Cedartown man charged with possession of dangerous drugs
Posted: January 24, 2015

A Cedartown man was being held on probation violations Friday after he was found with prescription pills in his pocket, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Friday 01/23/2015
String of car break-ins reported in Rockmart area
Posted: January 23, 2015

A rash of car break-ins has county police urging people to lock their doors after parking their vehicles.

Wreck blocking portion of Highway 100 near Prior Station Road in Cedartown
Posted: January 23, 2015

Those trying to travel on Highway 100 heading toward Cave Spring should consider another route for the time being as emergency officials and Georgia Power work to clear a wreck about a quarter mile from the turn onto Prior Station Road.

5 individuals arrested after windows shot out of several store fronts in Downtown Cedartown
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:17 am

CEDARTOWN — Five young Polk County adults were in jail without bond Thursday, accused of shooting out the window of a moving vehicle and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to businesses in downtown Cedartown.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Polk County Emergency Management Management Urges Polk County Residents to Get Ready for Severe Weather
Posted: January 21, 2015

Polk County is no stranger to the effects of natural disasters, which is why Emergency Management officials are asking resident to participate in an upcoming preparedness week.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Training important to any fire department, Queen
Posted: January 20, 2015

Chief Todd Queen, Rockmart Fire Department, views 2014 as an eventful year and predicts 2015 will be busy.

Friday 01/16/2015
Burglary reported on Portland Circle
Posted: January 16, 2015

Police are looking for a man who hangs around the Portland Circle area to question him about a recent burglary.

Police: Racial profiling not tolerated in Polk County
Posted: January 16, 2015

Law enforcement in Polk County said there may be racist cops somewhere, but not here.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Cedartown Fire Chief warning residents to beware phone scam
Posted: January 15, 2015

Cedartown Fire Chief Darrell Stephens wants residents to be wary of phone calls coming in about scammers offering checks of smoke detectors.

Equipment stolen from drug lab
Posted: January 15, 2015

A drug company reported several pieces of equipment stolen, according to county police department reports.

Cash, car stolen while man is in hospital
Posted: January 15, 2015

Burglars stole $22,000 in cash and a vehicle from a man’s home while he was in the hospital, according to reports.

Fire on Sawmill Road destroys outbuilding
Posted: January 15, 2015

Firefighters wrapped up their work on the scene of a destroyed outbuilding on Sawmill Road following a call to the area behind Waste Industries on Highway 27 south of Cedartown.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Local pet business burglarized
Posted: January 14, 2015

A Cedartown business reported a break in, but nothing was taken, according to reports.

Items stolen from county employees
Posted: January 14, 2015

Appliances belonging to county employees were among the items stolen from the Polk County Convenience Center south of Cedartown, according to police reports.

Ranger mayor: Theft probe started with insufficient funds notice
Posted: January 14, 2015

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says his office is probing the theft of a “significant amount of funds” from a local government.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Front door stolen from new home
Posted: January 13, 2015

A contractor reported an expensive front door stolen on a home he was building, according to Polk County Police Department reports.

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