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This week’s selection for the Standard Journal Pets of the Week are a pair that both have the potential to make the perfect companions at home, whether snuggled up during the evenings at home or running around the backyard, at least in the case of the pup for this edition.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
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…
Mealtime with kids can be stressful, especially as a parent concerned about nutrition and establishing good eating habits. The limited amount of time for preparation and the inevitable timing of your child being hungry before dinner is on the table only adds to the pressure.
Either or both of this week’s pets in the Standard Journal have the potential to make loving companions and need forever homes right now from Polk County Animal Control, along with many others in the shelter.
‘George Washington’ is spending his retirement productively, and despite serving as the first president of the United States, he managed to visit the Rockmart Library to detail the history of the country and his life leading up to his inauguration.
SALT LAKE CITY - The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and …
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated presented its 22nd Biennial Lords and Ladies Cotillion, “A Vision Fair Soirée,” on March 9 at the Forum River Center.
In this week’s look back on Polk County’s past as the paper celebrates its 150th year, local historian Gregory Gray provides us with two items from 1911 — one from Cedartown and one from Rockmart. We continue to thank and appreciate his assistance in providing us with items from long ago tha…
Local students who wrote their way to winning essays received prizes and the first place winner will be going onward in Farm Bureau competition.
Easter came early thanks to the Cedartown Junior Service League that filled Peek Park with thousands of eggs and various other activities for children to enjoy.
If you’re like most people, you know that high cholesterol is a bad thing, but did you also know there is a such thing as good cholesterol and you don’t want it to drop too low? The human body is a complex organism. That’s why we make education an important component of the Live Well Polk! i…
This week’s dog and cat up for adoption would make a photo-friendly loving companion, and need forever homes soon from Polk County Animal Control.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Coming on the heels of a huge win of Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed at Westminster Dog Show, local business owner Audrey Lee is celebrating again.
U.S. News & World Report consistently identifies Maui as either the #1 or #2 “Best Place to Visit in the United States” and it has been voted “The Best Island in the World” 18+ times by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Thursday, June 27, 1929 edition of the Standard Journal and was found with the help of local historian Gregory Gray, who we thank for his assistance with our efforts to celebrate 150 years of publication in Polk County. Below is the articl…
Another article drudged up from the archives reminds everyone of the good news that seems to come every now and again about business expansion. Just like in the past few years of industrial expansion locally in different areas, Cedartown once experienced growth with a former partner that now…
The National League of Junior Cotillions, Polk County Chapter held the second annual Grand Spring Ball on Saturday, March 23 at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club.
It wasn’t easy getting around to see all the art on display at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center’s “A Night with Local Artists” in 2019. The house was packed with people coming out to see what was on display.
Provide love and friendship to this pair of dogs and cats who are featured in this latest edition of the Standard Journal Pets of the Week.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, March 20, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
When the Cedartown High School drama department began their annual variety show, Theater Director Chris Reaves thought it was only going to be a one-time thing way back in 1999. Just a fun show to put on for the community at the behest of his students.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area:
A senior from Cedartown and Rockmart both were honored and earned thousands in scholarship awards for taking part in LaGrange College’s Presidential Scholar Weekend.
Editor’s note: The below article came from the May 16, 1888 edition of the Cedartown Standard. This was the year the newspaper start as Cedartown Standard, but prior to that was known as The Advertiser, along with several competitors in the 1800’s (depending on whose version of history you r…
Local pets who are just waiting for someone to come take them home forever are available right now from Polk County Animal Control, and are the latest to be featured as the Standard Journal Pets of the Week.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Editor’s Note — Though we had to take a hiatus from getting in archive pieces for our 150th year, we’re now settling back into regular publication of these pieces provided with the help of local historian extraordinaire Gregory Gray. Here’s the latest, published on Sept. 13, 1938, and approp…
Unity has been a persistent mission of the Polk County Outreach Ministries, Zion Hill First Baptist Church partnership, and the group continued its efforts by helping to put on a youth summit where citizens were invited to an afternoon of religious worship and brotherly love.
A cuddly adult cat and a collie/shepherd mix that loves attention are the featured Pets of the Week for the Standard Journal, and would be perfect fits for just about any home in Polk County.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area:
Rockmart continues to enjoy a real cultural treasure in one local artist with an expanding body of work that ranges from sculpture telling the Nativity story to landscapes that tell stories of a natural and engineered world.
Baskets and sweets were on the auction block in recent days and local book lovers got a chance to hear from area writers as Ferst Readers of Polk County celebrated their efforts to continue to raise literacy rates with their Afternoon with the Authors fundraiser.