Polk County Commissioner Linda Liles (center), chair of the county’s public safety committee, presented a special United States flag to representatives of Polk County’s first responder agencies during the board’s work session on Monday, Aug. 31. The flag wa flown over the U.S. Capitol on Aug…

Local and state law enforcement agencies are looking into a pair of shootings that left one man seriously injured and a North Cedartown home riddled with bullets — all in the span of eight hours.

Officer Francheska Wallen was sworn in July 31 as the newest officer of the Aragon Police Department. Wallen completed 12 weeks of training at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, where she was trained on Georgia state law, defensive tactics, and firearm proficiency.

A Rockmart man remained in critical condition at an Atlanta area hospital last Thursday after he was struck by a train while attempting to cross the tracks, according to Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner.

The Aragon Police Department recently recovered a large amount of marijuana while executing a search warrant, and also got some help to keep their four-legged officer safe in warm weather.

An early morning traffic stop developed into the execution of a search warrant at a Cedartown residence that yielded more than 11 ounces of methamphetamine, according to the Polk County Police Department.

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