News Line for Cedartown

Audit shows Cedartown city finances doing better since 2011
The City of Cedartown is doing much better fiscally than they were only a few years ago, but city manager Bill Fann said he wants to see more progress in keeping money in the city’s coffers.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Sewer installation complete, Asberry Lift Station project planned
The new sewer line from the new Polk Medical Center on U.S. Highway 278 into the water treatement plant in Cedartown is completed, and a new phase of work on the Asberry Lift Station will be getting underway soon.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown police ordering two more patrol cars
The Cedartown Police Department have two new patrol cars on the road, and two more will be forthcoming as part of the city’s Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) spending on replacing out of date police cars.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown officials working on blighted properties ordinance
The City of Cedartown is working toward bringing a number of problems under control, and of those problems a focus is being placed on doing something about blighted properties throughout the city limits.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown Police Clerk Dottie Wood retiring this month with 30 years of service
In her 30 years with the Cedartown Police Department, Dottie Wood has seen a lot.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Firefighters hold joint exercise at Rockmart facility
Firefighters from Rockmart, Cedartown and Carroll County participated in Firefighter II training for state certification.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Prospective business operators being groomed by GNTC, city of Cedartown
Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the city of Cedartown are cooperating on a new program to better prepare prospective small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

City of Cedartown Employee Spotlight: Cedartown Recreation Assistant Director Joe Colquitt
Joe Colquitt understands the impact that astrong Recreation Department can have on a young child. Rewind 18 years ago and you could find a pint-sized Joe running drills and polishing the perfect pitch under the watchful eye of Cedartown recreational coaches.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Ordinance to control panhandling discussed by City Commission
A stiffer ordinance and review of enforcement policies might bring the uptick in what one Cedartown city commissioner is calling “serial panhandling.”
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown commission looking at blighted properties ordinance
The City of Cedartown is looking to get tough on property owners who allow their buildings to become eyesores for the rest of the community.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown announces re-use plans for old Polk Medical Center
The City of Cedartown is positioned to become a model throughout Georgia and the nation regarding resourceful combination of key social and health services through the creation of a landmark concept called “One Door Polk Network.”
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Cedartown Commission approves Central Street personal care home
The City of Cedartown held a brief public hearing then later approved a conditional use request of a building that will once again house a personal care home after being unused for a number of years.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Newest Cedartown firefighters get latest turn-out gear
The Cedartown Fire Department got two new complete sets of turn-out gear for its newest firefighters courtesy of the Georgia Municipal Safety and Liability Management Grant Program.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Celebrate Cedartown event at City Hall this evening
The City of Cedartown will be taking part in “Georgia Cities Week,” a state-wide celebration that showcases the contributions and services of local government.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City of Cedartown launches online bill payment system today
The City of Cedartown announced today it is now accepting online water bill payments.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Sewer line construction work moving into residential areas
The City of Cedartown is currently undergoing a major sewer expansion and rehabilitation project.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Cedartown public works department participates in defensive drivers course
The City of Cedartown's Public Works Department took part in the National Safety Council Defensive Drivers Course on April 9 at City Hall.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City of Cedartown begins sewer line work on Girard Avenue
The City of Cedartown is currently undergoing a major sewer expansion and rehabilitation project. Up until this week, construction has been limited to the East Avenue and the Hwy. 278 East corridor.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City of Cedartown taking part in state-wide celebration
April 8, 2014: The City of Cedartown will be taking part in “Georgia Cities Week,” a state-wide celebration that showcases the contributions and services of local government.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City commission to move forward on football camp, looking into Turner Street Park improvements
The Cedartown City Commission will be helping to raise money and support for a Christian-based football character camp this summer through the recreation department, and will also be making changes to Turner Street Park.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City of Aragon survives roller coaster week
The past week has been a roller coaster ride for Aragon Mayor Ken Suffridge and city council members.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City sees positive results from Biz Builder workshop
A better than expected turnout of those interested in starting businesses in Cedartown may yield more of the city’s Biz Builder workshops in the future, according to city officials.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Cedartown Biz builder morning workshop to be held Friday
The workshops are sponsored by the City of Cedartown in strategic partnership with Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Called “Cedartown Biz Builders,” the idea of offering the workshops stemmed from the recent Georgia Downtown Renaissance Strategic Visioning Plan.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City of Cedartown rolls out new website, expands into social media
The City of Cedartown rolled out a new website design this week. A variety of new features is available on the site, from photo galleries and Youtube videos to Google calendars featuring coming events downtown.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Cedartown police install tag reader on patrol car
A tag reader attached to a Cedartown patrol car has already proven valuable, according to police.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Former editor Aimee Madden working for city
Though former Cedartown Standard and Rockmart Journal editor and publisher Aimee Madden has departed the newspaper, she has stayed put in town and is now employed with the city to manage its marketing and communications efforts.
Source: Cedartown Standard

City commission approves spending for two new police cars
The Cedartown Police Department will soon be getting two new cars to take on patrol, and might get more as the year goes on if the money becomes available in the city budget, according to city manager Bill Fann.
Source: Cedartown Standard

Officials see progress as Downtown Renaissance project moves forward
During the latest meeting for the Downtown Renaissance project in February, groups of volunteers gathered and shared ideas for upcoming and ongoing projects local leaders hope will have a positive impact on the community.
Source: Cedartown Standard