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POLK COUNTY NEWS

Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk and Paulding Counties are all included in the watch area.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.
Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year.
Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a tent behind the Ingles grocery store in Rockmart.
Law enforcement source confirms they have caught the two fugitives wanted for killing two Georgia corrections officers during their escape on Tuesday morning from a prison van in Putnam County.
A multiple shooting occurred around 7:15 Wednesday morning, which resulted in U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and two capital police officers being shot.
Two escapees from Putnam Co. hijacked a light green 2004 Honda Civic (GA tag RBJ6601). The subjects shot and killed two guards and are currently armed with their weapons.
A student must have a GPA of 3.8 or higher to make President's List, and at least 3.5 to make the Dean's List.
Beginning June 6th through July 4th, Coosa Valley Credit Union will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities they serve.
Cedartown police have released additional information in what they are calling a "gang-related drug deal gone bad."
Earlier this week, Jack Murphy, who had been doing the morning news on 104.9 The Rebel for several years, passed away at the age of 68.
Cedartown Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred on South College Street Tuesday evening.
Cedartown Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred on South College Street Tuesday evening.
A man arrested Saturday on drug and weapons charges has now also been charged with 2nd-degree burglary.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Bartow County while Floyd, Chattooga, Polk, and Gordon Counties are considered in the slight risk category for severe thunderstorms tonight.