The creators of "Hap and Leonard” are seeking to get those who have an interest in being on the small screen have their chance coming up this week as a casting call is out this evening for extras.Crews and big name talent are already at work in Cedartown as filming of scenes for Season 3 of …
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at http://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from Sept. 1 through Sept. 20, 2017.
A pair of Florida residents remain in Polk County after taking an epic trip across Florida and Georgia to reach Cedartown as they fled from the path of Hurricane Irma in past weeks.
Sounds of misfiring engines roar in the air as the bikers take their Harley’s a tri-county cruise for the “Ride Out Pink” charity ride held over the weekend.
Several months after a woman was found dead in a tent in Rockmart, toxicology reports have come back to report that a drug overdose was the cause of her untimely demise.
The next West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic is coming to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Head over to the organization’s office at 608 Adamson Road, Cedartown, on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an admission and prepay for…
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Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast through the week as the National Weather Service calls for the last week of September to remain warm and clear in Polk County.
Cedartown is looking to be the first municipality in Polk County to provide business opportunities for those brewers that want to sell their drinks directly to customers, and officials by getting a change to the alcohol ordinance in place providing a easier path for getting licenses.
The first meeting of the Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA) was kicked off by the new President, Andrea Sorrells, who discussed the plans for the new season.
Polk Medical Center has extended its health care partnership with the Polk County community by providing four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown.
On Friday, students in Rockmart will be getting out of school early and downtown will be shutting down some streets in the afternoon ahead of the annual 2017 Homecoming game.
The Polk County Health Department, 125 East Ware Street, Cedartown, is now offering flu vaccines. Please call the health department at 770-749-2270 to schedule an appointment.
Look for chances of wet weather again here on the first day of fall in Polk County, with more of the same through the weekend as the National Weather Service expects mostly sunny skies and temperatures to hover in the mid 80's and continue that way through the beginning of next week.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Sept. 13, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
There's a slight chance of wet weather for the day, but otherwise expect sunshine and temperatures near the 90 mark again as the National Weather Service calls for greater chances of rain on Friday and into the weekend.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs had an unexpected break before the regular season starts winding down, one that head volleyball coach Elisa Prewett said her team took advantage of ahead of scheduled matches after press time.
Film crews who are transforming Main Street in downtown Cedartown are just about ready to start their work on scenes for the third season of Hap and Leonard.
Look for sunshine at midweek after predictions of wet weather for the day have been pushed back to later in the week according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Descendants of Waddie Thomas Cantrell and Lillian Davidson Cantrell gathered once again for the group’s annual reunion that took place on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Cedartown Women’s Building on Wissahickon Avenue.
Cedartown's commission approved the proposed 2017 millage rate of 11.201 “which is slightly lower than last year's 11.286,” said city manager Bill Fann.
The Polk County College and Career Academy will be gathering students late in the month of October to take part in their 2017 Transition Fair, and are looking for local businesses to take part.
Sunny skies are likely to prevail for the day in Polk County, but be aware of the smallest of chances of showers for the day as the National Weather Service calls for greater chances of wet weather returning now by the weekend.
With the 2017-18 school year well underway and a couple weeks of work under her belt following her promotion, Superintendent Laurie Atkins has one major mission in mind through her first month on the job.
Rockmart’s latest City Council meeting touched on topics such as the upcoming municipal election, how to handle eviction debris, and financial reports with no time wasted getting to the hearts of the issues.
The Cedartown Middle School Competition Cheerleaders, coached by Grace McLaine and LeAnna Morton, are off to a winning start to the season after picking up a pair of trophies from their opening events of the season.
Winter is coming, and the potentially cold weather of December, January, and February poses the threat of limiting Polk County’s supply of fresh vegetables.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs competition cheer squad is back in action, and the defending state champions are keeping their winning streak alive opening with a first place finish over the weekend.
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Polk County’s Exchange Club members took a big sigh of relief last week when all the local area got was a downpour of rain and windy conditions when stormy weather went over and left with the remnants of Hurricane Irma.
Look for sunny and summer-like weather for the day, and more of the same through the start of the week as the National Weather Service calls for the potential for rain by midweek and through the weekend, and slightly cooler temperatures to come.
The Polk County fair saw an explosive increase in attendees on Friday as thousands of citizens spent Friday night listening to live music, riding various attractions, and eating the best cheat foods around. Polk's firemen, police officers, and medics were offered a discounted admission for F…