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Woman Assaults Elderly; Jailed

Maudie Louise Williams, 47 of Rome, was arrested for attacking two older women at a home on Shorter Avenue.

Reports said that Williams threw an ashtray at a woman and then kicked another in the hip.

Williams is charged with simple assault and simple battery.

Rome Woman Jailed After Attacking Elderly Roommates

Police Chase Ends With Four Flat Tires


A 41-year-old man is in custody after leading police on a chase in Polk County.

It all started around 11:30 p.m. Monday when the Rockmart Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Kia Sedona on Highway 278 / Industrial Drive.

The vehicle failed to yield, and a vehicle pursuit began.

The vehicle pursuit continued to Highway 278 and came into the City of Cedartown.

Officers were able to set up Stinger Spike Strips at Highway 278 / Lindsey Chapel Road in an attempt to terminate the pursuit safely.

As the vehicle neared Highway 278 / Lindsey Chapel Road, the suspect vehicle struck the spike strips.

The vehicle, after hitting the strips, came to a stop near Cedartown High School.

The driver (identified as Vincent Sweeting) was taken into custody by the Rockmart Police Department without incident.


Mr. Timms on Most Wanted List in Polk County

The Polk County Police Department has updated their most wanted list to include a 36-year-old Jason Lee Timms.

Mr. Timms is wanted for the various charges stemming from an incident involving Domestic Violence that allegedly occurred on the night of May 12th.

Those charges include aggravated assault, cruelty to children (1st and 3rd degree), simple battery, and battery.

He was last seen driving a silver GMC Sierra.  Anyone with information about Mr. Timms is encouraged to contact Polk County E-911 at (770) 748-3400.


Catoosa First Responders Bravely Rescued Woman Trapped in Burning Home

Catoosa County is congratulating two first responders who bravely rescued a woman who was trapped in a burning home.

Catoosa Fire Captain Jonathan Ingle and Georgia State Trooper Judd Whitfield got the 63 year old out of the home Thursday at around 6 p.m.

Both Ingle and Whitfield entered the burning home without the proper protective equipment and conducted a search and rescue. Upon locating the victim, the men removed her from the residence and passed her on to medical personnel. Another resident was also transported to a local hospital.


Registered Sex Offender Arrested Again

A registered sex offender Ricky Nelson Gilmer, 59 of Rockmart, was arrested this week after reports said he was found in possession of child pornography.

Police said that they received a tip regarding Gilmer when they went to investigate the claims.

Authorities went on to say that during the investigation they were able to locate child pornography on his cellular device.

Gilmer is charged with felony computer pornography, and two counts of sexual exploitation of children – possess or control any material depicting minor in sexually explicit.

Nelson was listed on the sex offender registry after being found guilty of child molestation

Rockmart Sex Offender Found with Child Pornography / Polk News

Lunar Eclipse Sunday Night

Step outside Sunday night and you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the total lunar eclipse.

Late in the evening, the full moon is slated to pass directly into Earth’s shadow cast by the sun, illuminating the moon a brilliant red. According to NASA, the moon will begin to enter Earth’s shadow – also known as the umbra – around 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Totality – or the period when the moon is fully immersed in Earth’s shadow – will begin at about 11:30 p.m. ET and last for roughly an hour and a half.

The eclipse will end just before 2 AM on Sunday morning.  You can view a lunar eclipse with your naked eye but you may want to use a telescope or binoculars to get a better view.

NASA will be live streaming the eclipse.

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Wind Gusts Downs Trees in 3 NW Georgia Counties

Wind gusts from 36 miles per hour in LaFayette, to 60 mph in Chattanooga, brought down trees and power lines all over the area, Friday afternoon.

North Georgia Electric had nearly a quarter of it’s system down… totaling over 13,000 customers affected.

Walker County had around 5,100 NGEMC customers without power at the peak of the outage, Friday.

Several roads were also blocked Friday afternoon by downed trees in Walker, Catoosa and Chattooga Counties. On Saturday morning, workers were removing a huge tree that fell across a home on Highway 27 at Rock Spring.