Area residents will have a chance to see a future Hall of Famer in Rome for maybe the last time this weekend. Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is scheduled to play at State Mutual Stadium tonight and Saturday as part of a major league rehabilitation assignment. Jones is no stranger to Rome having served rehab assignments in years past most recently in 2011. He has stated he will retire at the end of the 2012 season. Rome begins a three game series again the August GreenJackets Friday at 7pm. For ticket information contact the Rome Braves ticket office at. Tickets are also available at romebraves.com.
UPDATED: Two accused murderers were captured Friday afternoon only 4 blocks from where they allegedly killed Domino's employee Elizabeth Rae Hucheson as she delivered a pizza to a Thompson Street address. According to Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome, 18-year-old Cadedra Cook and an unnamed 15-year-old male juvenile were arrested at 12:30 pm after being found at a home on Lafayette Street in Cedartown. They surrendered following a brief foot chase outside the residence. Newsome extended special thanks for the capture of the suspects to the Polk County Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshals and the G-B-I. Both suspects face murder charges.
A Polk County woman working as a pizza deliverywoman was murdered at approximately 9 pm Thursday night at a home on the corner of Rock Street and Thompson Street. According to Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome, 27- year-old Elizabeth Rae Hucheson was stabbed multiple times and severely beaten while delivering a pizza. She was reportedly ambushed by two teenage suspects; Cadedra Cook, age 18, (pictured) and a 15-year-old male juvenile. Both remain at-large Friday morning and police are unsure whether they have fled the Polk County area to avoid capture. If caught, the suspects could face Malice Murder charges.
UPDATED: Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has identified the victim of the fatal car crash on Georgia Highway 140 as Douglas Mathis, age 64, of Armuchee. Mathis was driving a dump truck on Highway 140 Thursday afternoon when he swerved into the left lane to avoid a car that had stopped in the roadway, causing him to hit another dump truck head-on. Mathis died from the impact. The driver of the other dump truck, who has not been identified, was life-flighted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta to be treated for severe injuries.
Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has confirmed that one person has died as the result of a traffic accident at the intersection of GA. Highway 140 and Oakgrove Road near the Bartow-Floyd County line. The incident is believed to involve multiple dump trucks that collided late Thursday afternoon. The identity of the victim has not been released.
For Shorter’s Ryan Newell, the dream of playing Major League Baseball has taken one giant step towards becoming reality. The Hawks’ junior hurler has been selected by the Miami Marlins with the 227th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. The 6-foot-2 righty out of Marietta, becomes the 17th draft pick in Shorter University history.
A 22-year old Lindale man is facing charges of sexual battery, child molestation, 2nd degree cruelty to children and simple assault following reported incidents Wednesday evening in Cave Spring. According to jail records, Jonathan Casey Morrow, of a Booger Hollow Road address, is accused of inappropriately touching and making vulgar comments to two female victims, ages 14 and 15.
Two Rome residents and a man from Florida have been arrested by members of the Cherokee County Drug Task Force. 46-year old Travis Dale Camp and 34-year old Shelley Katherine Rhodes were each charged with two counts of the unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Camp was additionally charged with obstructing justice/giving false information. 49-year old Oscar Blaine Crosby of Florida, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and with obstructing justice /giving a false name.
The Floyd County Board of Education held their regular meeting Tuesday night and continued to deliver positive financial news about this year’s budget. Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett announced the April financial report, which revealed the system was now 1.18% under budget for the fiscal year, a savings of slightly more than $1,000,000. Projections for May have the system up to 1.5% under budget. The Board also approved the Tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2013, which is slated to be little more than $110,000,000. The 2013 budget will be officially approved at a special called meeting for the Board Thursday June 28th at 4 pm. Several rollover contracts were approved Tuesday evening, including ones for Waste Industries, Roman Chemicals, Com-Tech Rome Inc., and Allgood Pest Control. The Board also voted unanimously to accept a contract with Coosa Valley Communications to purchase approximately 130 Motorola bus radios to replace the old Nextel system currently in place. The new contract with Coosa Valley Communications is expected to provide significant annual savings beginning in 2016, after providing limited savings in the first several years of the deal.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Authorities have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of King's Camp Road and Allatoona Woods Trail in Acworth. 27-year-old William David Hannah of Acworth, one of two passengers in a Chevy pick-up truck, died in the wreck. The driver of the truck, identified as 41-year old Joseph Thomas Long of Acworth, as well as the other passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 33-year-old Timothy Michael Hoose of Acworth who has been arrested and charged with D-U-I and first-degree vehicular homicide among other criminal charges.
Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has confirmed that one person was killed in a two vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of King's Camp Road and Allatoona Woods Trail in Acworth. The victim was one of two passengers in a Chevy pick-up truck. The driver of the truck as well as the other passenger were taken to Kennestone Hospital to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed and was riding alone. Guyton has not released the identity of the victim, though he did confirm a male, likely in his late 20's was killed. The cause of the crash is not known and remains under investigation.
UPDATE: According to Cartersville Police Department Lt. Mark Camp, Cody Gresh has returned home. He spent the night walking around the local Wal-Mart before going to the home of a friend. He returned to his family unharmed.
The public is being asked to be on the lookout for a missing 14-year old from Cartersville. Cody Austin Gresh went missing from his residence at 28 Brookside Drive in Cartersville on Monday at approximately 7:00 pm. Cody was last seen a wearing red and white T-shirt and black shorts. Cody is bipolar and has been off his medications. Anyone having information regarding or contact with Cody is requested to contact the Cartersville Police Department immediately at.
The northbound lanes of Highway 27 North at Highway 140 were blocked following a one-vehicle accident just before 10 o’clock. According to Georgia State Troopers, a car pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer near the intersection. The driver of the truck had to slam on his brakes and lost control. The semi then overturned, blocking the northbound lanes. The driver of the truck was uninjured and no citations are expected to be issued.
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