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Brigadier General Doyle D. “Don” Broome, Jr. keynote speaker at Cedartown Memorial Day service

Brigadier General Doyle D. “Don” Broome, Jr. keynote speaker at Cedartown Memorial Day service

Cedartown, Ga. – May 22, 2017: Brigadier General Doyle D. “Don” Broome, Jr. (U.S. Army Ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the Cedartown Memorial Day Service held on Monday, May 29. The solemn service will take place at the Cedartown Veterans Park at 11 a.m. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a dayContinue Reading

Firefighters complete 345 hours of training

Firefighters complete 345 hours of training

  Cedartown, Georgia — May 16, 2017: Firefighters Alex Lawrence and Nick Morgan recently completed 345 hours (8 weeks) of training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. For their efforts, they have earned the title of Firefighter I NPQ (National Professional Qualification). Shown in the above photo, left to right: FireContinue Reading

Employee Spotlight: Randy Wright

Employee Spotlight: Randy Wright

Cedartown, Georgia — May 12, 2017: There’s a saying that technology works great … until it stops working. We’ve all been there before! But that’s when folks like Randy Wright step in. Randy does more than just fix hiccups in computer software here at the City. There is a lot of behind the scenes workContinue Reading

City earns Georgia Association of Water Professionals Gold Award for water pollution control plant

City earns Georgia Association of Water Professionals Gold Award for water pollution control plant

  Cedartown, Ga. – May 11, 2017: The City of Cedartown’s water pollution control plant recently earned a Gold Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. The award means that the City’s control plant had 100-percent permit compliance in 2016.   The GAWP Gold Award is a very difficult achievement to attain simply becauseContinue Reading

Recreational Trails Program Grant funding awarded  to Polk County’s Silver Comet Trail

Recreational Trails Program Grant funding awarded to Polk County’s Silver Comet Trail

Cedartown, Ga. – April 5, 2017:  Polk County’s Silver Comet Trail is scheduled to receive up to $100,000 in funding thanks to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Recreational Trails Program. The application for the grant was filed by Polk County, with full support from the City of Cedartown. Both Polk County Manager Matt DentonContinue Reading

Employee Spotlight: Timmy Ledbetter

Employee Spotlight: Timmy Ledbetter

Cedartown, Georgia – March 21, 2017: Hard-working. Dependable. Helpful. Those are three words that describe boom truck operator Timmy Ledbetter. Timmy has given 18 years of service to the Cedartown of Cedartown, and according to his supervisor, Public Works Director Kelvin Garmon, “is always willing to help work whenever he is needed.” Timmy says he feels moreContinue Reading

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Howard

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Howard

Cedartown, Georgia – February 14, 2017: She’s chatted with folks from Canada, Utah, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York and California — and that’s without leaving her office at the Cedartown Welcome Center. Rachel is a part-time employee at the welcome center with a full-time friendly personality. She’s been there since 2010, taking care of clerical tasks,Continue Reading

Even with recent rain, Cedartown is still Level II Drought area

Even with recent rain, Cedartown is still Level II Drought area

Cedartown, Georgia: February 13, 2017 — Even with this rain we’ve been having we are still under a LEVEL II DROUGHT classification. During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on WednesdayContinue Reading

Georgia Department of Community Affairs representatives tour One Door Polk

Georgia Department of Community Affairs representatives tour One Door Polk

Cedartown, Georgia: Febraury 9, 2017 — Annaka Woodruff, program director with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Brittany Pittman, program manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission, recently visited the City of Cedartown’s One Door Polk facility. Patrick Vickers, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Northwest Georgia Community Services Representative, was in attendanceContinue Reading

Cedartown Welcome Center an AARP Tax-Aide location

Cedartown Welcome Center an AARP Tax-Aide location

Cedartown, Georgia: January 24, 2017: Representatives with the AARP will be on hand at the Cedartown Welcome Center every Wednesday from February 1 until April 12 to assist residents with tax preparation. The program can help anyone with tax prep, but it’s especially focused on those residents 50 and over. IRS-certified volunteers will be stationedContinue Reading