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Friday 11/21/2014
Collision on interstate in Gordon County leads to drug, counterfeiting charges for Atlanta man
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

Thursday 11/20/2014
Bekaert fire causes extensive damage at Darlington Drive plant
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:50 pm

It took about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon for a thin wisp of smoke to become a black cloud rolling from the Bekaert Corp. plant in Rome.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Drugs suspected in Interstate 75 crash
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:34 pm

A woman seriously injured Wednesday morning in an Interstate 75 crash near Resaca could be facing criminal charges.

Palatini granted review of case before state Court of Appeals
Posted: November 19, 2014

The Georgia Court of Appeals will hear the case of a Cedartown dentist accused of sexual exploitation of a child, according to court officials.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
GBI wraps up missing funds investigation involving former Polk coroner, DA to review
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 3:15 pm

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation turned over a report last week to Tallapoosa Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning involving a late August incident involving missing money at a death scene.

Friday 11/14/2014
Calhoun woman accused of stealing money from employer
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:26 pm

A Calhoun woman was jailed Tuesday on accusations she stole money — a lot of money — from her former employer.

ATM, money recovered from Bank of the Ozarks theft
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:36 am

Adairsville police said late Thursday they were looking for three men who used a stolen pickup truck and forklift to uproot and take an ATM from a local bank before leading officers on a chase down I-75.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Two in court following charges in separate incidents
Posted: November 11, 2014

Two names familiar to local law enforcement were in Polk County Superior Court last week on their latest cases.

Sunday 11/09/2014
Calhoun police officers start carrying electronic control devices
Posted: November 09, 2014

Calhoun Police Department officers have a new tool in their arsenal of crime-fighting devices. Wednesday night, they began carrying a new piece of equipment, an electronic control device known as the Phazzer Enforcer 2, Chief Garry Moss said.

Saturday 11/08/2014
Polk County Jail in need of control system upgrade
Posted: November 08, 2014

A new jail control system, relocation of the 911 Center and equipment bids highlighted the Public Safety Committee meeting of Polk County.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Cedartown felon accused of having drugs, guns
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 1:33 am

A Cedartown man accused of having drugs and guns remained in jail Thursday awaiting transfer to another jurisdiction, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Woman arrested after asking officer for a ride
Posted: November 05, 2014

A woman is arrested on a charge of standing in a roadway after she asked a police officer for a ride.

Polk County courthouses evacuated for bomb threat
Posted: November 05, 2014

The Polk County Sheriff's Office with the help of the Cedartown Police have swept through both Polk County courthouse following a second bomb threat in as many days. 

Fire guts single wide on Berry Road in Polk County
Posted: November 05, 2014

A unoccupied single wide trailer on Berry Road outside of Cedartown was gutted by flames this morning, according to Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey. 

Man faces murder, other charges in Hill City community shooting
Posted: November 05, 2014

A Gordon County man is facing a murder charge in connection with a shooting Sunday night in the Hill City community.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Crash injures one driver, sends another to jail
Posted: November 04, 2014

A two-vehicle crash Monday in Resaca that closed down a road also sent one driver to the hospital and another to the Gordon County Jail.

Emergency planning committee to be revived in Polk County
Posted: November 04, 2014

A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be revived in Polk County.

Woman reportedly stabbed in Plainville
Updated: November 04, 2014 - 4:37 pm

A woman was injured Monday in an incident in Plainville, but Gordon County Sheriff’s Office authorities have not released information on what they believe happened.

Saturday 11/01/2014
Latest statistics put Polk cities high on crime list
Updated: November 02, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Local police chiefs said the release of FBI uniform crime report statistics for individual Georgia cities didn’t catch them by surprise.

More charges coming for bank robbery suspect
Updated: November 02, 2014 - 4:54 pm

One of two brothers charged in a Rome bank robbery will face charges in Polk County for his suspected involvement in the armed robbery of the Raceway gas station in Rockmart, Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells said.

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