Avian influenza is not considered a threat to humans
A combination of factors could lead to Polk County having a higher level of risk during the coming spring and summer fire seasons as brush fires continue to plague the county following the 2016 drought.
Judge Terry Wheeler got to preside once again over a swearing in ceremony for a new Aragon City Council member, who this time was the sole candidate for what would have been a special election last week.
The Polk County Board of Education has called a special session for Wednesday evening, March 29 at 6 p.m. at the meeting room at the Central Office with the intention of naming an interim superintendent.
The Polk County Commission is set to meet tonight to hear a pair of personnel appeal hearing, then will go into a special session to determine the fates of two employees who seek to appeal their termination.
Chances of rain remain in the forecast for Polk County, but expect them later in the afternoon and cloudy skies for the rest of the day according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The Adairsville Police Department is planning a memorial service for their K-9 officer Nero, who died over the weekend after he was struck by a car in the Cedartown area.
The Senate took up a total of 35 measures last week and wrapped up legislative days 35 through 38. Only two days remain in the 2017 legislative session and they will be a whirlwind. Lots of amendments will be proposed and political games will be played.
Each year the Polk Farm Bureau sponsors an essay contest for students in sixth to eighth grades from all over the county. This year students were tasked with writing about Georgia’s specialty crops. Rockmart Middle School students met the challenge head on and swept the competition, winning …
The public is invited to share in the Marietta Street United Methodist Church’s annual Spring Revival continues tonight and on Thursday, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers include Rev. Mattylyn Hubbard of New Hope United Methodist Church, Rev. Khyril Rogers of St. Luke’s Baptist Church and Rev. …
Members of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce will be seeing their annual rates increase slightly in the coming calendar year when their bills come due again, the first time the organization has increased in eight years.
Keep the umbrella handy at the beginning of the week as the National Weather Service calls for chances of showers and thunderstorms through the week in Polk County, then sunshine returning this weekend.
Look for cloudy skies and mild temperatures for the day in the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, with chances of rain coming up for the weekend and into the beginning of next week.
The Adairsville Police Department needs the help of Polk County residents in finding one of their own this morning. According to a press release from the department, their K9 officer Nero escaped from his home overnight in the Cedartown area around Denton Road.
The following birth announcements were submitted to the Standard Journal on March 16, 2017 by Floyd Medical Center. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area:
A pair of Floyd Medical Center executives brought with them more information on a program that assistant superintendent Greg Teems brought to the Polk County Board of Education for looking at contracting out the school nursing program.
The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is hosting A Night with Local Artists coming up on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Deliveries of paintings began last week for the upcoming show, which features work from local artists including Cedartown High School students.
Look expect a windy and mostly sunny day in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for highs in the mid 60s, and now forecasts rain for the weekend and beginning of next week.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cedartown Career Center will host a recruitment for Day Star Staffing to hire 20 full-time quality inspectors to work in Bremen.
The Ayers-Beck Community Foundation held their annual banquet to hand out gifts to community organizations they help support annually through funds raised via the Doc Ayers-Ray Beck Charity Golf Tournament, this year being held at the Cherokee Country Club on May 12.
The Polk County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers had their annual District Project Achievement last month on Feb. 4, 2017 at Georgia Highlands College.
A change is coming to a much used but also somewhat dangerous intersection on Nathan Dean Parkway as the Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to cut off turn access to prevent wrecks.
Look for chances of showers in this afternoon's forecast, but otherwise partly sunny skies for the day with a high in the mid 60s, with slightly cooler temperatures and chances for wet weather through the rest of the week and into the weekend according to the latest National Weather Service …
One cost effective method of reducing pesticide use in the landscape and improving landscape quality is to use pest resistant plants. When planting or replacing plants this spring, consider using plant species that are resistant or tolerant of key pests.
The Thespians made it back to Rockmart from one act recently and had some great results including Evan Clay with best actor and Gage Rogers and Allie Streetman with all star cast.
Students from Cedartown High School once again take part in an international debate competition in Japan in the past weeks, this year with Kelsey Ivey, Nathan Garner and Kayla Greenaway bringing only a few meetings worth of debate prep to the topic of social media against international teams.
A Polk County native who said he always dreamed of bringing Chick-fil-A to the area is finally getting his chance.
Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast during the day for the most part with showers on the way during the overnight hours according to the National Weather Service forecast, with threats of wet weather remaining in the forecast through week's end.
Wet weather in the morning hours didn’t stop residents in Rockmart from celebrating their Welsh heritage over the weekend as the sixth annual WELSHfest was held on Saturday. The day included tours of the historic Van Wert Church graveyard, the a Welly Wanging competition, kilt competition, a…
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating financial irregularities in Aragon in connection with a Municipal Court clerk and former city clerk who was put on administrative leave with pay Thursday, said Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Mulkey.
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Drivers who approached Burton's Store on Highway 101 outside of Aragon last week were met with a surprise: officers from several agencies in Northwest Georgia conducting field checks for various issues.