HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cedar Bluff moves up to No. 2 in latest ASWA rankings

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The Cedar Bluff Tigers (6-0) keep climbing the football rankings ladder.

Following its 62-6 victory at Woodville on Friday, coupled with previously top-ranked Hubbertville’s 38-36 loss to Berry, Cedar Bluff is now ranked second in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 1A football poll.

The latest rankings were released late Tuesday evening.

The No. 2 ranking is the Tigers’ highest ranking since Sept. 27, 2006, when Cedar Bluff was also No. 2 in head coach Jonathan McWhorter’s first season. Cedar Bluff finished that season at 13-2 and was the Class 1A state runner-up.

The current Tigers trail only top-ranked Maplesville (4-1) by a 309-249 point margin. Maplesville earned 22 first-place votes, while the Tigers garnered five.

Cedar Bluff hosts Coosa Christian (0-6) on Friday.

Class 3A Piedmont’s ranking remained unchanged from last week. The Bulldogs (5-1), coming off a 49-0 victory at Pleasant Valley, held firm at No. 5. Piedmont entertains Wellborn (4-2) on Friday.

This week’s complete rankings are listed below.



OCT. 7, 2015

Class 7A

1. Bob Jones (23) (6-0) 312

2. Spain Park (4) (5-1) 224

3. James Clemens (5-1) 216

4. Prattville (5-1) 185

5. Hoover (5-1) 177

6. Central-Phenix City (5-2) 137

7. Theodore (6-1) 102

8. Murphy (4-2) 61

9. Buckhorn (4-2) 39

10. McGill-Toolen (5-1) 37

Others receiving votes: Vestavia Hills (5-1) 21, Foley (5-2) 11, Hewitt-Trussville (4-2) 7, Gadsden City (4-3) 4, Jeff Davis (5-2) 3, Lee-Montgomery (5-2) 2, Baker (3-4) 1.

Class 6A

1. Clay-Chalkville (23) (6-0) 310

2. Spanish Fort (3) (6-0) 243

3. Opelika (1) (7-0) 226

4. Muscle Shoals (7-0) 190

5. Saraland (5-1) 146

6. Benjamin Russell (6-1) 123

7. McAdory (5-1) 85

8. Blount (6-0) 69

9. Homewood (5-1) 60

10. Park Crossing (6-1) 58

Others receiving votes: Gardendale (5-1) 13, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (5-2) 9, Austin (4-3) 3, Chelsea (5-1) 2, Cullman (5-1) 1, Fort Payne (5-1) 1.

Class 5A

1. Jackson (27) (6-0) 324

2. St. Paul’s (6-1) 236

3. Guntersville (6-0) 216

4. Greenville (6-0)169

5. Pleasant Grove (5-1) 131

6. Beauregard (5-0) 125

7. Alexandria (5-0) 114

8. Russellville (5-1) 89

9. Demopolis (5-1) 56

10. Mortimer Jordan (5-1) 48

Others receiving votes: Wenonah (6-0) 21, Tallassee (4-2) 5, Vigor (3-2) 2, Calera (5-1) 1, Central-Clay Co. (4-2) 1, Madison Co. (3-2) 1.

Class 4A

1. UMS-Wright (27) (6-0) 324

2. Cordova (6-0) 231

3. Leeds (5-2) 210

4. Saks (5-1) 173

5. Andalusia (6-1) 155

6. Priceville (6-0) 140

7. Brooks (6-0) 93

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8. Fayette Co. (5-2) 78

9. Montevallo (7-0) 35

10. W.S. Neal (5-1) 30

Others receiving votes: Northside (6-0) 21, Cleburne Co. (5-1) 19, Handley (5-1) 19, Dadeville (3-3) 2, Elmore Co. (4-2) 2, Munford (4-3) 2, North Jackson (3-3) 2, Oneonta (4-2) 2, Deshler (3-3) 1.

Class 3A

1. Madison Acad. (20) (5-1) 303

2. Gordo (6) (6-0) 260

3. Pike Co. (1) (5-0) 215

4. T.R. Miller (6-1) 188

5. Piedmont (5-1) 159

6. Oakman (5-1) 109

7. Lauderdale Co. (5-1) 88

8. Opp (4-2) 70

9. Glencoe (5-1) 68

10. American Chr. (5-1) 32

Others receiving votes: Daleville (5-1) 18, Winfield (6-1) 16, Montgomery Acad. (5-1) 6, Wellborn (4-2) 4, Slocomb (4-2) 3.

Class 2A

1. Elba (18) (6-0) 296

2. Tanner (8) (7-0) 264

3. Cleveland (1) (6-0) 215

4. G.W. Long (6-0) 189

5. Fyffe (5-1) 158

6. Red Bay (7-0) 135

7. Randolph Co. (6-0) 107

8. Washington Co. (5-1)74

9. Flomaton (5-1) 54

10. Mobile Chr. (5-1) 17

Others receiving votes: LaFayette (5-1) 8, Falkville (6-0) 7, Pickens Co. (5-1) 7, Ranburne (5-1) 7, Providence Chr. (5-1) 1.

Class 1A

1. Maplesville (22) (4-1) 309

2. Cedar Bluff (5) (6-0) 249

3. Hackleburg (6-0) 194

4. Linden (3-2) 178

5. Berry (5-1) 142

6. Georgiana (6-1) 138

7. Hubbertville (4-1) 117

8. Brantley (4-2) 85

9. Wadley (4-1) 55

10. Notasulga (4-2) 32

Others receiving votes: Victory Chr. (5-0) 26, McKenzie (4-2) 7, J.U. Blacksher (5-1) 4, Loachapoka (4-2) 3.


1. Edgewood Acad. (24) (7-0) 314

2. Bessemer Acad. (1) (6-0) 241

3. Monroe Acad. (2) (7-0) 227

4. Abbeville Chr. (6-0) 180

5. Marengo Acad. (4-1) 153

6. Lee-Scott Acad. (5-1) 138

7. Escambia Acad. (4-3) 68

8. Northside Methodist (5-1) 54

9. Tuscaloosa Acad. (4-2) 38

10. Clarke Prep. (4-2) 24

Others receiving votes: Jackson Acad. (4-2) 22, Morgan Acad. (3-3) 21, Pike Liberal (4-2) 19, Sparta Acad. (5-2) 13, S. Choctaw Acad. (4-2) 9, Fort Dale (4-2) 5, Chambers Acad. (4-2) 4, Pickens Acad. (2-4) 4, Lakeside (4-2) 3, Autauga Acad. (3-3) 2.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association prep committee members are: Paul Beaudry (Chairman), Alabama Media Group; Josh Bean, AL.com; Brandon Miller, Anniston Star; Jonathan Deal, Athens News Courier; Adam Robinson, Brewton Standard; Rob Rice, Blount Countian; Shannon Fagan, Cherokee Herald; Ross Wood, Clarke Co. Democrat; Rob Ketcham, Cullman Times; Johnathan Bentley, Daily Mountain Eagle; Justin Graves, Decatur Daily; David Mundee, Dothan Eagle; Lee Peacock, Evergreen Courant; Gregg Dewalt, Florence TimesDaily; Will Gaines, Fort Payne Times-Journal; Jeremy Smith, Freelance (Demopolis); Chris McCarthy, Gadsden Messenger; J.J. Hicks, Gadsden Times; Daniel Boyette, Huntsville Times; Ben Thomas, Mobile Press-Register; Stacy Long, Montgomery Advertiser; Robert Carter, North Jefferson News; Will Sammon, Opelika-Auburn News; Shannon Allen, Sand Mountain Reporter; Jason Bowen, Scottsboro Daily Sentinel; Daniel Evans, Selma Times-Journal; Baker Ellis, Shelby County Reporter; Griffin Pritchard, Tallassee Tribune; Cory Diaz, Wetumpka Herald.

Not voting: Lavonte Young, Talladega Daily Home; Joey Chandler, Tuscaloosa News.

Source: Cherokee County Herald

2015 Coosa Valley Fair Schedule — with competition results as they come in

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5 to 6 p.m. — GRAND OPENING SPECIAL — Carload admitted for $5 (no trucks or vans)

5 p.m. — Sneak-a-peek: $18 armbands; unlimited rides until closing

5 p.m. — Flower Show, Homemaking Arts and Crafts, and Photography and Art exhibits open

6 p.m. — Coosa Valley Village Building opens

6 p.m. — Junior and Open Swine Shows

6 p.m. — Comedy Circus

6:45 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

7 p.m. — Coosa Valley Fair Cheerleading Exhibition and Spirit Competition, sponsored by Coosa Valley Credit Union

7:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

8:15 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

9 p.m. — Comedy Circus

9:45 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance



1 to 4 p.m. — School’s Out Special: Free admission for all students.

1 p.m. until closing — unlimited Rides with purchase of $20 armbands.

1 p.m. — Junior and Open Beef Shows

4:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

5:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

6:15 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

7 p.m. — Little Miss Coosa Valley Fair: ages less than 12 months to 5 years, sponsored by Miss Rome Scholarship Program

7:30 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

8:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

9:15 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance



1 to 5 p.m. — Free admission age 55 and older, featuring entertainment, games & prizes

1 p.m. — Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair (50-plus years old)

3 p.m. — Bob Davis Gospel Trio

5 p.m. — Gates open: unlimited Rides with $20 armbands valid until closing.

5:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

5:30 p.m. — Junior Lamb Show (Dairy Show to follow Lamb Show)

6:15 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

7 p.m. — Little Miss Coosa Valley Fair — ages 6 to 17, sponsored by Miss Rome Scholarship Program

7:15 p.m. — Comedy Circus

8 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

8:45 p.m. — Comedy Circus

9:30 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance


5 p.m. — Gates open: unlimited rides with purchase of $20 armbands

5:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

6:15 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

7 p.m. — Unity Christian School Steel Drum Band (Special Events Bldg.)

7:15 p.m. — Comedy Circus

8 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

8:45 p.m. — Comedy Circus

9 p.m. — Unity Christian School Steel Drum Band (Special Events Building)

9:30 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance



10 to 11 a.m. — Pre-opening special: Carload admitted for $5 (no trucks or vans)

10 a.m. — Gates open until 11 p.m. Armbands $25: unlimited rides until closing.

10 a.m. to noon — Little Miss Coosa Valley “Challenger” and Miss Coosa Valley “Challenger” pageants

4 p.m. — Comedy Circus

5:30 p.m. —National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

6:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

7 p.m. — Miss Coosa Valley Fair Pageant, sponsored by Miss Rome Scholarship Program

7:30 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

8:30 p.m. — Comedy Circus

9:30 p.m. — National Champion Extreme Martial Arts performance

NOTE: Any and all Coosa Valley Fair activities and armbands may be canceled due to inclement weather.


Click here for a map to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

Source: Rome News

Floyd County Jail report Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

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The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day – 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Source: Rome News

Tabatha Tierce is 2016 Teacher of the Year for Floyd County Schools

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Learning is not about correct answers but mental exploration and experimentation for Dr. Tabatha Tierce, Floyd County Schools 2016 Teacher of the Year.  Dr. Tierce, a second grade math and science teacher at Cave Spring Elementary School, was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year for Floyd County Schools at the October Floyd County Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Floyd’s new top teacher has the goal of motivating her students to think and risk not always having the best answer so they can achieve deeper learning. “That is a hard shell to crack because children want to please the teacher and give me the answer they think I am looking for but that just means regurgitating information I give them,” stated Tierce. “The one thing I want my kids to know when they leave my class is that they can think, and when they do, amazing things can happen.” 

 Click here to view a video of Dr. Tierce in her classroom.

Dr. Tierce is in her twelfth year of teaching and has taught a variety of grade levels from second to eighth.  This is her first year teaching second-grade at the school where she spent her early days learning and growing.  “I love Cave Spring Elementary and the Cave Spring community,” she said.  “The community and the school have so much they can give to each other but often the community does not know how they can get involved.”  Tierce has worked to bring the community into her classroom and to teach her students that learning extends far beyond the four walls of her class. “I have found that students stop thinking about math and science when they leave my class – it is like math just happens here,” Tierce said. “I have to push them to think about the community they live in and the benefits it has for our school and ways our school can benefit the community.” 

A science class study of plants in Dr. Tierce’s class led to children learning about jobs related to agriculture, planting their own plants and then developing a product the Cave Spring community could enjoy.  The end result was a farmers market springing up at the school. “It started at the school and we held it every Saturday,” Tierce said. “I then approached the town council with the idea of having the market in the town square and they loved the idea.”  The market is also a fund raiser for the school to purchase Chromebooks and technology. Each farmer selling products in the market pays a booth fee that goes to Cave Spring Elementary.


The students in Dr. Tierce’s class will quickly let you know that her class is a fun place to learn and they never know what to expect.  “Well, she is funny and you never know what you are going to do,” commented Billy Settlemoir, one of Tierce’s students from last year. “She is peppy and really fun to be with,” agreed student Ella Bartlett. “I love to talk with her about books,” added Abby Jacobs.  “A former student graduated from the US Military Academy and sent me a graduation invitation and said I am here because of you,” recalled Tierce. “That makes you realize what you do as a teacher makes a difference – more than a score on a test or learning to spell a word – someone is succeeding partially because of the effort I gave to help a child learn.”   
Tierce is a graduate of Berry College with a middle grades education degree. She received a masters from Jacksonville State University, and a specialist degree and doctorate in teacher leadership from Walden University.  She began her teaching career at Coosa Middle School before moving to Cave Spring Elementary.  At Cave Spring, Tierce has taught second through fifth-grade.  “Being a student at Cave Spring prepared me to be the teacher I am today in this school that provides amazing opportunities for students,” Dr. Tierce stated. “My passion and fire for this profession stems directly from the passion I witnessed from my teachers and the entire community that made me believe I could do anything.” 


Tierce was selected for the Teacher of the Year honor by a review committee from the Rome/Floyd Retired Educators Association. She will now represent Floyd County Schools in the Georgia Teacher of the Year recognition program. The Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced by the Georgia Department of Education in the spring.


The Teacher of the Year program in Floyd County Schools is sponsored by Northwest Georgia Credit Union. The organization provides a $100 gift check to each finalist in the teacher recognition program and a $500 gift check to the Teacher of the Year. Northwest Georgia Credit Union has sponsored the system Teacher of the Year recognition program for more than 20 years.

Tierce; Pam Jones, a special education teacher at Pepperell High School; and Dr. Brian Swanagan, a math and computer science teacher at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy were the finalist for the 2016 Teacher of the Year for Floyd County Schools.


Local school teachers of the year also honored at the October board meeting were: Jessica Etheridge, Alto Park Elementary; Dennise Minshew, Armuchee Elementary; Dr. Michael Harris, Armuchee Middle; Whitley Green, Armuchee High;  Dr. Tabatha Tierce, Cave Spring Elementary; Sarah St. Clair, Coosa Middle; John McFather, Coosa High; Dr. Brian Swanagan, Floyd County Schools College & Career Academy; Emily Threlkeld, Garden Lakes Elementary; Rhonda Childs, Glenwood Primary; Erin Michelle Harris, Johnson Elementary; Susan Bagwell, McHenry Primary; Brooke Kisor, Midway Primary (now teaching at Pepperell Primary); Crystal Maynor, Model Elementary; Lacey Pinson, Model High; Brandi Crider, Model Middle; Patricia O’Hara, Pepperell Primary; Amanda Buckenham, Pepperell Elementary; Tyler Thomas, Pepperell Middle; and Pam Jones, Pepperell High. 

Source: Rome News

Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, Oct. 7

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The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

Centre Lions Club meets at noon at Lanny’s Restaurant.

The Party Bridge Match is played at the Fort Payne Senior Center. For more information, call 256-927-7754.

Visit the beautiful Rock Village, home of some of the best hiking and rock climbing throughout the world. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery. Go to the intersection of U.S. Highway 411 and Highway 68 in Leesburg, turn right, turn left on Cherokee County 36, to the intersection of County Road 36 and County Road 70, turn left and follow the signs.

Visit the historical Cornwall Furnace on Cherokee County Road 92 in Cedar Bluff.

Source: Cherokee County Herald

Cherokee County Arrest Report Wednesday, Oct. 7

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Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:l

-Darren Shane Terry on revoked bond.

-Jodi Lynn Bishop for unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

-William Allison Wood for unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

-Robert Dewayne Abernathy for unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

-Travis James Barnes for unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

-Jeremy Lee Crane for unlawful possession of controlled substance, certain persons forbidden to possess and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

-Jeff Albert Herring, bondsman off bond, theft of property in the third degree; failure to appear on charge of burglary in the third degree, failure to appear on charge of theft of property in the second degree and bondsman off bond, burglary in the third degree.

-Terry Matthew Weaver for probation violation and failure to appear on traffick tickets.

Source: Cherokee County Herald

Final edition of Aragonian for 2015

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Editor’s note: The final edition of the Aragonian read in such a way, we decided to include it as a column from Mayor Ken Suffridge on the Commentary page instead of an item by itself. -KM

Qualifying to run for elected office in the November 3, 2015 City elections are; Brenda Gazaway, for mayor, and incumbent councilman Curtis Burrus for re-election. Both are unopposed. No one qualified for the seat being vacated by Councilman Hunter Spinks. The Board of Elections will determine the process for opening up a second qualifying period. Thus, as you are reading this, my term as mayor is rapidly drawing to a conclusion.

This is something we all should consider. Regrettably for us all, Aragon as a city, has been in steady decline for at least the past 40 years, however, over the past four years, and especially the last two years, the city has experienced many accomplishments. Among those were the hiring of a retired CPA as the City Clerk/Finance Officer, along with a Finance Clerk/Assistant City Clerk.

Having a new retail business locate in Aragon is a shot in the arm. Dollar General’s new store is the first commercial building to be constructed in the City in over a decade. Hopefully, this is an omen for the City’s future.

Without additional revenue generated by new business or industry, coupled with aggressive property tax and fees collection, Aragon will continue facing financial challenges.

I have had conversations with more than one company about annexing into the City, and I will continue my dialog with them as long as I am serving as mayor .

It is paramount the citizens of Aragon determine the direction they want their city to move. Many believe, as do I, that being without a downtown is a serious detriment to the future well being of the city.

We have, with limited funds, made improvements to our parks and sports venues. Future county grant funds for recreation from the 2014 SPLOST, along with what we receive annually from LOST, will greatly improve those facilities.

Without question, there is need for new fencing, more playground equipment, a new press box, safety netting along the third base side, more athletic event spectator seating, along with additional restrooms, and an enlarged and updated concession stand.

In the stage and entertainment area there is a need for new picnic tables, and shaded seating. I have long said, The Pittman Recreation Center is under utilized, and more events need to be planned to take advantage of this valuable City asset. The Stage@Aragon, a 20’x30’ covered stage, constructed with volunteer labor, should be marketed as a “go to” place for outdoor entertainment in Polk County.

In the area of delinquent taxes, over the last three years and nine months, because of newly implemented collection procedures, property tax revenue received by the city has increased dramatically. This is important for a couple of reasons.

First, it shows an aggressive stance taken by the City for collecting delinquent taxes, starting with the first interest and penalty amnesty program of 2013. Secondly, property tax revenue is a part of the city government’s income. It is the basis of what allows the city government to maintain and increase services to its citizens and to improve infrastructure.

I believe a city never stays the same. It either grows, or it dies. Serving as a member of Aragon’s Planning Commission, and then mayor, I chose to work hard to make this city live and grow. I am proud to have been part of it, I am proud of the stature Aragon has gained in the region and in the state over the past four years,

I’m proud we have an attractive city seal, and a beautiful city flag. I’m proud to have been the mayor as we celebrated Aragon’s Centennial in 2014.

Unlike many, Aragon is my chosen home, and I am proud to be a part of it.

For all of the success, there is still much to do. Aragon, the smallest of the three cities in Polk, has been recognized for the first time in many years as a viable partner in the future of this County, and that needs to continue.

Prior to my time as mayor, talks were held with service providers without an Aragon representative present. Consequently, Aragon was considered by a majority of County officials to be willing to accept “crumbs”.

As mayor, I attended those type meetings, and changed their mind set, even to the point of suing the County for breaching an agreement with the City. We won, and I am happy and proud the City prevailed. I made it very clear, Aragon would no longer settle for the “crumbs”. Our endeavors for the most part, have been successful.

Our population has decreased since the census in 2010 to less than 1,200 people, the lowest its been in modern history, yet approximately 8,000 people are within a five-mile radius, and this number is growing.

With current service providers having facilities near Aragon, they are serving Aragon residents well. Some citizens, and others have had a difficult time seeing a benefit in losing a service, such as the Volunteer Fire Department. For the record, the Department was closed because we had no firefighters residing, or working in the city to respond to fire calls. It is real simple, you cannot fight a fire without firefighters. Ironically, because of the mutual aid agreement between Polk County, Rockmart, Aragon is subject to better fire services today, than before.

Over the past two years I have steadily introduced legislation to prepare Aragon for its future. All the tools necessary for the city to grow and prosper, are in place. As the population continues to decrease, along with decreasing revenues, the City residents and their leaders need to be thinking “outside the box” for new ideas that will continue to change things for the better.

My passion for the job has never wavered. I am proud of the recognition Aragon has received across the region and the state because of my willingness to serve on committees and promote Aragon, not only in Polk County but, in the Georgia Municipal Association and other State agencies representing mu-nicipal governments.

The demands of being mayor have meant there were times I wasn’t around as much as I would have liked to be for my wife and family, but we adjusted.

I hope your new mayor and city council will continue to support Aragon to help it grow and prosper. It is important for them, as well as you, to know that being an elected official requires more of the office holder than just having a title and showing up for a meeting once a month. I urge you to support them and help in any way you can.

I am proud to have served as mayor of Aragon, and as I prepare to leave office I know I’m leaving the city in far better shape than I found it.

Most people acknowledge our accomplishments, and salute our efforts. Because we made some hard financial decisions, our bills are paid, and for the first time in several years, we have a surplus. God Bless Aragon.

Source: Cedartown Standard

Cedartown to host surplus property auction

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Vehicles, electronics and more going up for sale on Oct. 24

A long list of property that is being surplused by the city of Cedartown and the Cedartown Police Department will be on the auction block during a public sale later this month.

The City of Cedartown Public Works department will be playing host to the sale on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 10 a.m., said city manager Bill Fann.

Included in the items is one that was set to go on sale in previous auctions, but legal issues have kept it off the property list: the Darth Vader doll.

A list of other items at the auction include two Ford pickup trucks and a Ford Explorer, all of which run.

Chairs, electronics, televisions, metal furniture, cabinets and countertops, a V-8 engine and transmission, a bundle of used computers, six utility poles, and various shoes, purses and bags will also be for sale.

A camper shell and running boards are being sold separately from one of the Ford pickup trucks, a 1993 Ford Ranger.

Even bathroom mirrors will be up for sale in the coming event.

All items must be taken away the day of the sale, Fann said, and payment is due at the end of the auction.

The city’s last sale took place in September 2014.

Fann said previously sales are held only when there is enough inventory from items not claimed after police investigations, items the city can no longer use, or vehicles seized during the course of police or city work.

Those interested in more information about the upcoming auction should contact the City of Cedartown at 770-748-3220.

Source: Cedartown Standard

SJ Area Calendar of Events from the Oct. 7, 2015 edition

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Need to get an item onto the Area Calendar of Events? E-mail kmyrick@npco.com or ahagin@npco.com today! All items must be in at least 2 weeks before the event to appear in the Standard Journal on time.

The next meeting of Polk Retired Teachers will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at Cherokee Country Club in Cedartown.

If you plan to attend, RSVP no later than Tuesday, Oct. 13 to polkretirededucators@gmail.com. The cost is $13.00. Dr. Katie Thomas, Polk School District Vocational Director, will be guest speaker. She will share information about the new College and Career Academy.

The group also plans to meet on Nov. 19. On Dec. 3, the meeting will be held at Youngs Grove Elementary School. Dates for 2016 include: February 4, March 17 and May 19.

A cluster meeting – including retired educators from Floyd/Rome, Bartow/Cartersville, Paulding County and Bremen/CREA – will be held at 11 a.m. April 21. For more information, call Gladys at 770-748-4347 or Jaye at 770-505-3165.

An all day event of fun and entertainment is being organized for Saturday, Oct. 24 at Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart.

The Family Fun Fest, hosted by churches and volunteer groups, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m.

Families and children of all ages are invited to participate in the field day events. Games will include ring toss, dart balloons, sack race, tug of war and others. There will be food and live entertainment.

Contact 678-685-1108 for additional information.

Adorn Fundraising Company is hosting a $6 Sale at Polk Medical Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

A huge selection of jewelry, scarves, bags, and more will be available to purchase. Most items sell for only $6 with select premium items selling from $19.95 to $34.95.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Polk Medical Center.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program of Georgia Northwestern Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Walker County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in room 6101.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by ACEN no later than Oct. 15, 2015.

Serenity Place Animal Rescue will host the first “Mutt Strut 5K Fun Run/Walk on Oct. 17, 2015 at 100 Church Street near the Silver Comet Trail in Rockmart.

Registration will be held prior to the race, which begins at 9 a.m. A $35 fee will be charged, and all dogs need to be on a leash and well behaved. Only one dog per participant will be allowed. Pet owners must remove and clean up waste left by their animal.

For other details, contact Teresa at 678-230-2100.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Region 1 Field Office Advisory Council will hold a public forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road No. 800 in Cumming, Ga.

The forum is scheduled to solicit community input to help identify needs regarding behavioral health and developmental disabilities. It is open to the public. For other details, call 678-947-2818.

Rockmart High School class of 1970 plans a 45th reunion Oct. 16 – 17 and is seeking classmates.

If you know anyone who graduated in 1970, contact John Purser at 770-684-1332 or email Deborah Jackson Thomason at dthmsn@clemson.edu, or Lila Hastings Moriarity at lilamoriarity@gmail.com.

Community Share Thrift’s, 116 North Main St., Cedartown, will host a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Proceeds will go to help fund shelters for children, men and women in Polk County.

ASHAW Events presents a number of activities: face painting, hay ride, bounce house, arts and crafts, live music, food and more. For details, contact Amanda at 678-988-1820.

The Polk Chamber’s 3rd Annual State of the Community Address for Polk County is a great time to get informed and updated about happenings in the community. It is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2015 at the Oakwood Room, 318 Main Street in Cedartown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and admission is $25 per person.

The Cedartown High School class of 1963 will meet for its annual lunch at Petro’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. All class members, spouses and/or guests are invited to attend.

October story time at Cedartown Library, 245 East Avenue, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday mornings each week.

Dates and topics for this month include: Oct. 13, Author Spotlight; 20, Planes, Trains and Autos; 27, Celebrate Halloween.

Parents are reminded the event is held next to the castle. For more information, call 770-748-5644.

A Christian Motor Cycle Club is forming in the East Alabama and West Georgia area. The first meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at The Helton Howland Park in Tallapoosa. Kick stands go up at 10 a.m. The destination is Outreach Music Park, 1351 County Road 31 in Muscadine, Ala.

Food will be served and those present can enjoy gospel singing, preaching and fun. For more information, call Seth at 404-637-3708.

Celebrate Recovery meets at First Baptist Church in Rockmart, 311 East Elm St., at 6:15 p.m. Mondays. Praise and worship begins at 7 p.m. with small share groups participating in the 12-step program.

Horsing Around Fun Show, hosted at the Possum Snout Arena in Tallapoosa of Ga. Highway 78, will be held the second Saturday of each month until November.

The gates will open at noon with the show beginning at 1 p.m. Classes are offered for adults, open and youth.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Rachel’s Wish Foundation. For more information, call 770-574-8104.

Property owners in Rockmart are reminded that it is unlawful to permit weeds or vegetation overgrowth and those failing or refusing to comply shall be subject to a fine or penalties after 7 days notice.

For information regarding the ordinance, call Mike Williams, code enforcement officer, at 770-684-5454 ext. 2721.

The Polk County Board of Elections and Registration will meet monthly through December in the Elections and Registration Office, located at 144 West Avenue, Suite D Conference Room in Cedartown. These meetings are open to the public.

Dates in 2015 are: October 13, November 13, and December 8.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get him or her the help they need.

Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals; 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

Source: Cedartown Standard

Aragon chief wraps up training session

The Latest Local News from the Cedartown Standard

Police Chief Marc Riley attended the Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies at the Dr. Curtis E. McClung Training Center in Duluth from Sept. 21 through Sept. 30, 2015.

The 60-hour course, administered and provided by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), is required by state law for all newly appointed heads of law enforcement agencies.

The curriculum is designed to give newly appointed law enforcement administrators and command staff personnel training on police management, as well as inform them of laws and policies affecting their departments.

Topics covered in the course include:

Managerial Liability and E.E.O.C. Laws, Police Manpower Al-location & Staffing, Community Policing, Budget Administration, Political & Practical Realities, Risk Mana-gement, Evolution of Ethics, Media Relations, Departmental Organi-zation, Employee selection Process, Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Overview, Promotional Systems, United States Department of Justice Programs, Leadership/Management Role of the Chief, Employee Performance and Em-ployee Discipline, Legislative Process, Social Media for Law Enforcement Leaders, and other timely topics.

“The Georgia Assoc-iation of Chiefs of Police is pleased to provide executive level training for the professional development of Georgia’s new law enforcement leaders.” said GACP President George Turner of the Atlanta Police Department.

Chief Riley was among 50 law enforcement administrators attending the course.

The GACP provides executive training for newly appointed heads of law enforcement agencies and command staff personnel twice a year, along with several other training programs throughout the state.

It is the largest professional association for law enforcement administrators in Georgia, and one of the largest in the country.

The membership of over 1,700 includes executives representing municipal and county law enforcement agencies, college and university police departments, corporate and private security firms, and numerous state and federal agencies.

Source: Cedartown Standard