Man Dies After Being Shot Twice

A man who was shot twice in Rockmart, Quenten Eutsey, 30 of Atlanta, has died. Reports said that Eutsey died from the injuries sustained while undergoing treatment at Atlanta Medical Center.

The shooter was identified as Marshall Crews. Mr. Crews was taken into custody and is now facing murder charges.


A male walked into DK’s food mart and stated that he needed an ambulance for a male that he shot across the street at 505 E Elm Street. He then left the store and walked back across the street. A deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area and immediately encountered the male who walked into the store asking for help. The B/M told the deputy that he shot “Q” twice.

The deputy and other responding officers walked up to the porch of 505 E Elm St and saw a B/M who had been shot in the abdomen area. He was still alive and responsive. Deputies from Polk S.O., Redmond EMS, Rockmart Fire and Rescue, officers from the Rockmart PD and Polk County PD administered first aid to the victim and detained the shooter.

The shooter was identified as B/M Marshall Crews. Mr. Crews lives at 505 E Elm St. The victim was identified as B/M Quenton John Thomas Eutsey. Mr. Eutsey was transported in an ambulance to a landing zone to await pickup by a life flight helicopter. He was flown to Atlanta Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries. Mr. Crews was taken into custody by Rockmart PD. The GBI and Rockmart PD Detectives are currently processing the crime scene location at 505 E Elm St. We are still gathering the facts and will know more later about what caused this situation to escalate. We would like to thank the quick response of our officers, the Polk County S.O., Polk County P.D., Rockmart Fire, Redmond EMS, and the GBI.

From Rockmart Police

The Smithsonian Has Arrived at Historic Summerville Depot; Dates, Times and Themes Listed

An exhibit examining the evolving landscape of rural America during the 20th century will open in the historic Summerville Depot on Saturday, March 7.

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” presented by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street in cooperation with Georgia Humanities, will remain on view through April 18 in the train depot, 119 E. Washington St. in Summerville, Georgia.

According to Susan Locklear, manager of Summerville Main Street, the Summerville Depot and surrounding community was expressly chosen by Georgia Humanities to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program. Museum on Main Street is a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. Summerville is one of just six host communities in Georgia.

If you go

* What: “Crossroads: Change in Rural America”

* Where: Summerville Depot, 119 E. Washington St., Summerville, Georgia

* When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

* Admission: Free

* For more information: 706-859-0900

These free events will include special themed weekend activities. The first, March 7-8, is “Arts All Over.”

The Grand Opening Ceremony and ribbon cutting was held on March 7.

Train rides by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will be available each weekend. The exhibit’s hours will be extended from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 21 in order to accommodate train excursion passengers.


Themed events for weekends during the showing of “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” are:

* March 7-8: “Arts All Over”

* March 14-15: “Music of Rural America”

* March 21-22: “Old-Fashioned Weekend”

* March 28-29: “Spotlight on Culture”

* April 4-5: “Agriculture Weekend”

* April 11: “Egg Stravaganza”

* April 17-18: “All-American Weekend”



Wreck At Busy Intersection

A Jeep Vehicle was struck by a log being carried on a logging truck when the truck turned onto Hwy 114 from Hwy 27. An eye witness expressed an opinion that the Jeep was driving too close to the truck. One rescue personnel commented this is the second accident of this type at this intersection this month. The accident occurred approximately at 10:20 am, 2-27-2020.