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Monday 10/20/2014
Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Rockmart man
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:24 am

Polk County’s district attorney said Monday he’s pleased with the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the murder conviction of Kionte Rashad Glover.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds Donnie Allen Hulett death sentence for double murder
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:14 am

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences given to Donnie Allen Hulett for the 2002 murders of brothers, Larry and Arvine Phelps. Hulett was 21 at the time of the crime.

Police: 70-year-old woman stabbed man with butcher knife
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:29 am

A 70-year-old woman was behind bars at the Floyd County Jail on Sunday after she allegedly stabbed a man with a butcher knife.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy GED scholarship winner pursues college dream
Posted: October 18, 2014

Kim Riddle of Fort Oglethorpe left high school 34 years ago, but is now enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and studying business administrative technology.

Two students from northwest Georgia are National Merit Scholar semifinalists
Posted: October 18, 2014

Northwest Georgia has two National Merit Scholar semifinalists this year.

Polk County deputy returns to work after fatal shooting
Posted: October 18, 2014

A Polk County jail official who was placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting was released to return back to work, according to the Polk County sheriff on Friday.

Friday 10/17/2014
Democrats Max Cleland, David Poythress accuse Nathan Deal of appointing cronies to Georgia National Guard
Posted: October 17, 2014

MARIETTA, GA. | Fellow Democrats David Poythress and Max Cleland gave Jason Carter a little help Thursday in criticizing Nathan Deal.

Rockmart Police asking for public’s help in finding Raceway robbery suspect
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 8:02 pm

Rockmart police want the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing a convenience store earlier this month.

Fort Oglethorpe elections chief decides ousted councilman can run for election
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 7:18 am

Fort Oglethorpe elections chief Orma Luckey says ousted councilman Charles Sharrock can remain on the ballot for the Ward 4 council seat.

Man convicted of 2012 New Year's Eve murder of Willie Terry Slack
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:01 pm

A jury convicted Dewayne Labron Reynolds of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime on Friday. Reynolds was acquitted of malice murder.

GigaPower network coming to Newnan
Posted: October 17, 2014

AT&T confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to Newnan.

Rockmart fire destroys two mobile homes, no one injured
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm

No one was injured according to Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey when two trailer homes at the end of a dirt road off Robin Hood Road near Rockmart were destroyed by fire earlier this morning.

Erlanger wants $20 million; Hutcheson wants a day in court
Posted: October 17, 2014

A crowd of several hundred gathered Thursday evening to hear officials with Erlanger Health System explain why they are demanding repayment of a $20 million loan and are prepared to foreclose on Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe to collect that debt.

Ex-Cave Spring cop transferred back to jail for court hearing
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Convicted child molester Patrick Earwood was brought back to the Floyd County Jail from a state penitentiary Thursday to a court hearing on Monday.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Catoosa County school officials calm fears about students on mission trip In Africa
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:50 pm

The Catoosa County school system on Thursday tried to ease the fears of parents — and the public in general — regarding two students in Africa and of them possibly bringing the Ebola virus with them when they return

Bartow County Jail inmate under medical watch
Posted: October 16, 2014

CARTERSVILLE — An inmate at the Bartow County Jail was under medical watch Wednesday after he was found with multiple cuts on his arms.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Murder case heads to grand jury
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 2:53 pm

The case against four Gordon County residents accused in the killing of a 22-year-old man is set to be considered by the grand jury.

Floyd County Schools plans charter system renewal hearing
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The first of two public hearings about Floyd County Schools’ charter system renewal application is Thursday.

Groundbreaking Friday for Berry College's Valhalla Stadium
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 12:59 pm

ROME, Ga. – Berry College officials will break ground Friday to start construction on Valhalla, a lighted stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field.

School employee robbed while leaving North Heights Elementary School
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 1:20 am

Police are searching for a man who robbed an employee of the Rome School City system as she was leaving school.