Braswell Road railroad crossing closed until further notice after train fire

Drivers who are trying to get home around Braswell Mountain this afternoon will need to find another route after a train caught fire this afternoon near the railroad crossing at Braswell Road in eastern Polk County. The railroad crossing at Braswell Road not far past the overpass for Highway 278 was shut down after a…

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Judith Ann Garmon

Mrs. Judith Ann Garmon, age 80, of Rockmart, GA, passed away Monday,…

Barbara Ann Gore

Mrs. Barbara Ann Gore, age 91, of Rockmart, GA, passed away Monday…

Ella G. Collins

Mrs. Ella G. Collins, age 89, of Marietta,Ga. passed away Sept. 27,…

Sandra McElwee

Miss Sandra E. McElwee, age 73, of Rome, passed away, Wed. Sept.…

David Barth

Mr. David Frederick Barth, age 78, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on…

L.T. Lankford

Mr. L.T “Cuz” Lankford was born in Cedartown, Ga. on June 14,1929.…

Larry L. Harrell

Mr. Larry L. Harrell, age 74, of Hiram, GA, passed away Saturday,…

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Holloway Hunny Pot Festival a hit in Cedartown

Winnie the Pooh was out on Saturday greeting fans and making sure the Pooh Stick race was kicked off right during the 2022 Holloway Hunny Pot Festival on Saturday, August 17. The annual event held in Big Spring Park brought out a lot of vendors and patrons who got to check out everything from honey…


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Jason Christian named Dean of STEM

Jason Christian has been selected to serve as the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Georgia Highlands College (GHC).  As Dean, Christian oversees the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics which houses biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and technology, as well as building information modeling and management.  Christian has been serving in the…

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Polk News Wire – Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Show notes: Welcome back to the latest episode of Polk News Wire, presented by Polk Today! Check out these latest news updates, weather and more in this episode for Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Want to help contribute to ensure free local news stays free for all? Click this link to give to Polk Today: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=66ZJL3ZB4VEFS…