Category Archives: Polk County

Local Football games rescheduled due to the threat of Inclement weather

Local Football games rescheduled due to the threat of Inclement weather

September 27th, 2022 – 3:18 PM Updated September 28th, 2022 – 10:00 AM Staff Reports – Some local High Football games have changed the day and time of the games due to the threat of inclement weather coming from Hurricane Ian: -The Rome @ Woodstock game has been moved to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. –Armuchee’s…Continue Reading

Cedartown Man Arrested for Multiple Charges including Child Cruelty

Cedartown Man Arrested for Multiple Charges including Child Cruelty

September 22nd, 2022 – 11:50 AM Staff Reports – A 22-year-old Polk County man was arrested by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday for multiple charges including child cruelty. According to Floyd County Jail Records, 22-year-old Justin Tyler Leslie of a Cedartown address was arrested at the Polk County line after he allegedly was…Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices down 8 more cents

Georgia gas prices down 8 more cents

September 12, 2022–7:00 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 8 cents less than a week ago, and 30 cents less than a month ago.  According to AAA, the decrease in crude oil prices has had a noticeable impact at…Continue Reading

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

September 11, 2022–11:26 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent booster manufactured by Pfizer…Continue Reading

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

September 11, 2022–11:26 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent booster manufactured by Pfizer…Continue Reading

Significant blood shortage reported after Labor Day weekend

Significant blood shortage reported after Labor Day weekend

September 7, 2022–5:36 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Blood Assurance is reporting a significant blood supply shortage after multiple traumas over Labor Day weekend. As of Tuesday morning, the blood center had just a one-day supply of the crucial O-negative and O-positive blood types, as well as B-positive blood. Moreover, A-positive and A-negative blood are also in…Continue Reading

Polk: Search Warrant Investigations lead to the arrest of two men

Polk: Search Warrant Investigations lead to the arrest of two men

September 7th, 2022 – 12:20 PM Polk County Police Department – On September 6, 2022, Members of the Polk County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division executed (2) two search warrants inside Polk County with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Polk County Drug Task Force (DTF). The execution of these…Continue Reading

Two charged with meth trafficking in Cave Spring

Two charged with meth trafficking in Cave Spring

September 6, 2022–8:10 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two Cedartown residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges Monday during a traffic stop on Craven Street in Cave Spring. According to Floyd County Jail records, police stopped a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Shirley Ayers Simpson for failure to maintain a lane. During a consent search of…Continue Reading

Flood Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

Flood Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

September 3, 2022–7:43 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE After a Sunday that saw several inches of rain and flooding, we remain under a Flood Watch until 8 p.m. Monday evening. According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may…Continue Reading