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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Man, woman sentenced to life in prison for Bartow murder
Posted: October 01, 2014

A man and woman convicted of murdering their roommate in Bartow County were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the chance of parole, officials said.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Man involved in police chase dies in the hospital
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 2:52 am

A Rome man died in a local hospital Tuesday, more than a week after he led police on a car chase that resulted in him wrecking on South Broad Street.

Barge stops by Van Wert for school visit
Posted: September 30, 2014

An ambitious goal of visiting schools in every district in the state is close to being completed as State School Superintendent visited Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart.

GHC expands tobacco-free policy
Posted: September 30, 2014

In accordance with the University System of Georgia’s new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1.

More employers now registered for career expo in Bartow County Thursday
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 1:12 pm

ATLANTA – More than fifty employers have signed up to participate in the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) career expo set for Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 State Route 20, Cartersville.

Summer’s ban on burning ends Wednesday
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 8:13 am

Lack of summer rains has raised the risk of wildfire, but starting Oct. 1, it is again legal to burn brush piles, leaves and other vegetative growth.

Monday 09/29/2014
Walker County officials say Ironman vandalism was criminal, life-threatening
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:35 am

The Chattanooga Ironman race held on Sunday, Sept. 28, was met with excitement and support, but also road vandals who spread oil and tacks along portions of the course through Walker County.

Hutcheson Medical getting back in the baby business
Posted: September 29, 2014

Citing overwhelming demand from physicians and the community to once again offer maternity services, the board of directors for Hutcheson Medical Center voted Monday, Sept. 29, to resume the hospital’s labor, delivery, and inpatient pediatric services by the end of the calendar year.

Shorter responds to theft of records of former student athletes
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 8:34 am

Shorter University is reviewing security protocol after a group of files containing students’ personal information was removed from a campus building.

60-year-old Rome woman indicted on murder charge after victim dies
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 9:55 am

A Rome woman already serving 20 years for shooting her husband has been indicted for his murder, Floyd County Superior Court records state.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Some Floyd County sheriff's deputies to get wearable cameras
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 11:17 am

If a Floyd County deputy knocks on your door in the next few months, you might want to make sure to say “cheese.”

Piedmont College to hold overnight event for high school seniors
Posted: September 28, 2014

Area high school seniors are invited to spend a day in the life of a Piedmont College student during a two-day Senior Overnight event at the college in Demorest, Ga., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Catoosa County selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone
Posted: September 27, 2014

Catoosa County, in a zone that also included Fanin, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield, was selected as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Zs) and will participate in a community commitment ceremony Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center, 515 South Pentz Street, in Dalton.

United Way kicks off 2014 community campaign in Walker, Catoosa and Dade
Posted: September 27, 2014

United Way for Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties held its 2014 annual campaign kickoff breakfast meeting at the Walker County Civic Center, presided over by the new 2014 campaign chair for this north Georgia region, Walker County Schools superintendent Damon Raines.

Preliminary hearing set for four accused in homicide
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 1:51 pm

A preliminary hearing for four people accused of wrongdoing in the death of a Calhoun man is set for Oct. 10 at 9 a.m.

Catoosa and Walker law enforcement agencies recognized at Governor’s Awards
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol’s Troop A was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize when the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

Coosa Valley Fair returns next week with new shows
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 12:25 pm

The sights and sounds of the midway will mix with the best of down-home flavor next week during the 66th annual Coosa Valley Fair.

Prosecutors seek separate trials for 3 men accused of murder
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Prosecutors want separate trials for three men accused in the 2012 New Year’s Eve shooting death of Willie Terry Slack, Floyd County Superior Court records state.

Hearing scheduled for lawsuit regarding guns at air show at airport
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 12:26 pm

A Floyd County Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear arguments next month about whether guns can be taken to the Wings Over North Georgia air show.

Friday 09/26/2014
Dodd: Former coroner, first responders being investigated by GBI
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 10:58 am

CEDARTOWN — The GBI is investigating former Polk County coroner Trey Litesey and other first responders in connection with a report of missing money from a crime scene, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said Thursday.