Polk County Commissioners has a light agenda ahead of them to start the week for both their work session this evening and the upcoming Tuesday regular meeting for their final scheduled sessions of 2017.
There's still patches of snow on the ground and a just under 1,000 customers remain without power as the cleanup from the first winter storm of the season continues in Polk County.
Victory Baptist Church Stockings of Love Community Dinner is rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Free Christmas lunch, stockings full of toys and candy for kids under 18, free clothing, books and Bibles. The church is located on 15 Hendrix Road in Rockmart. Call 678-685-4570 if you …
There's still a bit of snow hanging around for the week ending snowstorm in Polk County, and several remain without power. But some good news for Polk County: the weather forecast is calling for a warmer day ahead, but some chilly temperatures to come according to the National Weather Service.
It might not be snowing as hard as it was previously, but expect the winter weather to continue, which will likely cause delays in getting power restored to more than 5,000 customers in outages around Polk County.
A friendly all black kitten and a pup with a brilliant brindle coat are both seeking someone to love in this latest installment of the Standard Journal’s Pets of the Week.
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 report, and the Thursday, Dec. 7 report as well.
A winter storm warning is in effect through Saturday morning and snow is expected to continue as schools shut down at the end of the week and government offices close as well.
Five Shorter University students are among the 120 up-and-coming poets whose work will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Georgia’s Best Emerging Poets. Compiled by Z Publishing, the work covers “a wide array of topics ranging from love and heartbreak, family and friendship, the inherent b…
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Nov. 29, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Note: This is the first batch of our annual Letters to Santa we publish in the Standard Journal to help Mr. Claus keep track of all the wish lists he has to fulfill. Check back in the Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 editions if you didn't see your letter this week, and here online on Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. - KM
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 Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2017.
Bundle up Polk County. Chilly days are in store, and freezing temperatures during the overnight hours during the days ahead according to the National Weather Service forecast as more winter-like weather has finally arrived.
Voters decided by just one ballot that a new school board member will take the District 6 seat at the beginning of January to finish out the next three years.
A Cedartown man remains in jail and is expected to be sent back to Cherokee County, Alabama to face murder charges after a DUI arrest over the weekend.
The holiday season without the traditional greenery can be a bit drab and artificial. Many landscapes may have a number of different greens that you may use and achieve a more natural Christmas. Pines, particularly the short leaf or Virginia pine, can be most pleasing.
The Georgia Department of Education announced earlier today that Youngs Grove Elementary School has improved in their achievement scores enough to exit a statewide Focus list.
Polk County Commissioners started what will end up being a longer upcoming discussion on whether they should change retirement rules for county employees, and what those rules should be.
The weather remains mild for one last day in early December here in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for wet weather to stick around through the day and late into tonight, and then a drop in the thermometer right behind it.
One of the ongoing discussions — still without an ultimate solution — is what the Polk County Commission will do to keep law enforcement officers on the job and fill vacancies within the organization in the months and years to come.
What started as a brief update for the county commission saw swift action taken once questions were raised why a report on the Grady Road Landfill’s remaining capacity wasn’t completed for a summer deadline.
A Rome man and woman were arrested during a traffic stop for an equipment violation after drugs and cash were found in the car, according to a release from the Aragon Police Department this morning.
As Christmas speeds around the corner for the adults and drags along for the children it seems that Cedartown are celebrating it the right way by throwing a party.
Rockmart High School recently got a book donation for their media center from a local author and business owner hoping to spread his program for creating leaders in the community.
The City of Cedartown’s changes to the alcohol control ordinance to allow for breweries, wineries and brewpubs need only clear one more hurdle after the Planning Commission gave their nod of approval to the plan.
Aragon’s Christmas parade was originally scheduled for this Saturday, but now has been officially canceled due to low float participation and scheduling conflicts with other parts of the parade.
Next weekend, Rockmart Presbyterian Church will be ready to continue a longtime tradition held every two years in front of their sanctuary depicting the humble birth of a savior.
City officials would like to remind residents to use caution when attempting to pay their water bill, tax bill or police department fine online.
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The voters head back to the polls one more time in the Rockmart-area on Tuesday to decide who will be the next school board member for District 6 in a run-off for a special election held in November.
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 report. Also included in this morning's report is one from Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 we didn't get to put up.