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A Rockmart High School student was arrested by Polk County Police on Tuesday on campus and remains in jail without bond on rape charges. 

With the holidays just around the corner, families in need will be getting help from students, faculty and the community at large when their annual canned food drive comes to a close. 

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the Stocks family wants to ensure that people in the community who go without still have a chance to celebrate and enjoy a good, home cooked meal.

Christmas is right around the corner, and thanks to the Rockmart Farmers Market’s annual Holiday Market, locals can shop for presents in the comfort of downtown Rockmart every Thursday from 2 through 6 p.m.

Bringing the various buildings under Polk School District’s control up to greater standards continues to be the goal of the Board of Education, and plans are in the works for another move to provide better space for students.

The Cedartown Library has revealed their November events calendar, and alongside the usual movies, computer classes, and story time sessions, there are Thanksgiving events designed to give youth a chance to learn about and celebrate the holiday.

Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 5 at 6 p.m., locals are invited to see St. Nick, the parade’s numerous floats, and the various other participants from the comfort of the city’s downtown area.

Did you know that one out of five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking? As a matter of fact, smoking kills more Americans each year than suicides, homicides, AIDS and car accidents combined, according to the American Heart Association. It’s also the leading cause of chronic obstructive p…

The Polk County Commission took time out of their recent work session to honor some of their hardest-working and longest-serving employees, and for those recognized, the meeting meant both plaques and applause.

Emails sent out from Onlinerecognition.org for "Best of Cedartown" awards are not from the Standard Journal, and were reported by other Better Business Bureaus as potential fraudulent scams. 

Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 6 at 6 p.m., locals are invited to see St. Nick, the parade's numerous floats, and the various other participants from the comfort of the city's downtown area.

It is a common problem people face every day in Polk County: along the roadside in ditches, or the grass medians, there are scattered trash and wrappers leftover from stops in the drive thru at fast food restaurants.

A partnership between Polk School District and Floyd Healthcare Management continue to bear positive outcomes for students and educators alike, and a new addition to Cedartown Middle School seeks to increase that access.

CEDARTOWN – One person was killed Monday when an experimental aircraft crashed in a cotton field in the 2600 block of Collard Valley Road.