Lifestyles

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center once again proved that its stage is for much more than just plays, and by hosting the Joe Gransden 16 Piece Big Band, locals were treated to the sounds of jazz from one of the scene’s most prominent rising stars.

Artists are busy painting chairs for RCAC’s Annual Gala and Auction to raise money for their Fine Arts Scholarships, Summer Camps, Programs and Events at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. If you would like to donate a chair for this worthwhile auction, contact Peggy Cline at 770-684-2707. A…

It’s that time of year again when kids going back to school, the air is getting cool, and it’s time for county fairs to be popping up across the country… and right here in Polk County too!

A new exhibit is now up and running at the Rockmart Art Gallery in the city hall complex, and focuses on a material that can be just as much a beautiful piece of sculpture as it is a function item for everyday life.

Whether it’s the beach, the lake or just the back yard, the sunshine is calling us to get outside. Unfortunately, that time enjoying the rays is not without peril. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage our skin in as l…

Out with the old, in with the new. That is the way of life, especially in Polk County. This week’s return to former stories in the Standard Journal takes readers back to the early 1920s, when a literal landmark was demolished to make way for a new plant in town. Thanks again to Gregory Gray …

This will be my last article for the Standard Journal because I will be retiring at the end of this month. I looked at all the articles that I have written for the past 30 years, but needed inspiration for my last article.

It’s rare to pick up the newspaper or turn on the nightly news without seeing a story about the growing opioid epidemic spreading throughout our country. There are many factors that have contributed to this tragic dilemma, but there is one step in particular that we can all take to lessen the risk.

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Editor's note: SCAD's student publication "The Connector" was kind enough to provide us with full text of this article from one of their latest editions on Elizabeth Erwin, a student from Cedartown. Find a link below to read the full text of the article, or grab a copy of the April 24 editio…