A press release issued on Twitter this morning from the Marjorie Taylor Greene for Congress campaign officially stated she's ending her campaign for the 6th District and is shifting to run for the 14th District.
Santa has been busy around Polk County in recent days, including a stop in to celebrate the holidays with local families who opened their doors and hearts to children in need.
A worldwide property management company is proposing construction of a $75 million industrial building in Bartow County’s southeast corner.
A Rockmart man who was paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs working with special needs children was sentenced to prison in federal court.
Once an educator, always an educator and forever looking for ways to help local children is one of the missions of the Polk County Retired Educators.
Like decorating for Christmas? The Polk County Historical Society needs help on Thursday bringing the holiday spirit to the Hawkes Library.
The Polk County Police Department seeks the public's help in tracking down a suspect accused in an armed robbery early Tuesday morning, and have provided additional information.
The Cedartown First United Methodist Church has a busy schedule ahead as the congregation gathers to celebrate the holiday season, and invites all to participate.
Several students from the Polk School District are heading to the state level of competition in 2020 following wins in the SkillsUSA Region 1 event in recent days.
A cat who would make a great gift for someone in need of love, and a pup who needs a lot of love herself are available now at Polk County Animal Control just waiting for someone to bring them home.
Polk County Police are seeking help identifying the suspect in the photo attached to this story this morning after they are alleged to have committed an armed robbery at the Cowboys gas station on Highway 278 in the Fish Creek area overnight.
Polk is covered with Christmas trees, lights, and other holiday decorations, but thanks to the Polk County Historical Society and the Cedartown Performing Arts Center presenting the Christmas Brass Concert, locals got to hear the sounds of Christmas alongside seeing it.
A wealthy Alpharetta businesswoman is considering a run for the 14th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.
Come enjoy the story of the birth of Jesus for the Rockmart Presbyterian Church’s annual Live Nativity Christmas Pageant being held on on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night outside the church. The church is located at 306 S. Marble St., Rockmart.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Downtown Rockmart saw a flurry of snow and a visit from Santa thanks to the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade making its way through town. Citizens lined the streets as both new and classic floats passed by, and while there were dozens gathered around him, Santa made time for any and all.
Parents, students, and teachers can now plan ahead thanks to the Polk County School Board approving the official 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school calendars. Detailed are teacher planning days, dates for holiday breaks, grading periods, and other important dates.
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at https://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from November 27 through December 4.
Santa sure will have a lot of toys to deliver here to Polk County in the days to come. Included below are the opening round of letters received by the Standard Journal and are being printed to remind Mr. Claus of what the good boys and girls of the community hope to have waiting for them und…
Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier brought some good news to the Board of Commissioners during their December work session and also discussed plans to find additional dollars for law enforcement and public safety officials to utilize in their fight against drug overdoses in the years to come.
On Dec. 7, 1941, forces from Imperial Japanese Navy Air Services attacked U.S. Navy ships stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Up to that point in World War II, the United States had been acting as a supply agent to Allied forces. Pearl Harbor drew the United States into war the following day.
No one was injured and three people were taken into custody by the Polk County Police Department following a brief investigation into a shooting incident near Rockmart today.
Local youth got a chance to head out of town in recent days and take part in an annual competition all about understanding one of the state’s leading cash crops: cotton.
Come out and get in the Christmas spirit with Santa, carolers, photo opportunities and more in downtown Rockmart for the inaugural Unwrap the Joy of Christmas event.
The Polk County Commission voted to give a couple permission to move forward with a building project, but with conditions they must have another portion of the work done within an eight year timeline.
The City of Cedartown's Board of Commissioners has a busy meeting ahead with several requests and agreements to vote on as the year comes to a close, along with a budget for the 2020 calendar year.
The chance to enjoy some holiday cheer is coming up on Friday at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center as a pair of brass bands comes to town for a evening concert to play alongside some local youth.
The International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Glenda Glover, called all members and chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to observe AKA National Family Caregivers’ Day on November 15, 2019 and throughout the month of November.
Get ready for Santa's visit to downtown Rockmart as the annual Chistmas Parade comes down South Marble Street and ends in front of the Christmas tree at the Rockmart History Museum.
A new radio communication system for public safety is moving along to the next step in the process and will likely commit the Polk County Commission to a special called session later this month as they firm up sites for new radio towers across the county.
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp named Atlanta businesswoman Kelly Loeffler Wednesday to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., when the veteran politician leaves office at the end of this year.
The Polk School Board has been using monthly M.E.R.I.T awards to recognize PSD employees for the hard work they do, and the tech department’s Allison Smith was honored as the newest recipient during the board’s Dec. 3 combined session.
A single car wreck at the intersection of Wissahickon Avenue and College Street in downtown Cedartown sent the driver to the hospital and shut down the roadway for the next several hours.
The Standard Journal’s inaugural Polk Pigskin Picks contest was close, but only one winner came out on top overall as the local football season closed out in recent weeks.
It’s not always easy to know where to go to seek treatment if you aren’t feeling great or if you have injured yourself, especially if it’s at night or on the weekend when your doctor may not be in.
A sweetheart of a kitten and a furry and family friendly pup are featured as the Standard Journal Pets of the Week to open the month of December.
Something as simple as stopping to provide roadside aid was reason enough to showcase a local resident in the inaugural Citizen of the Year award ceremony.
Locals in need of help with their car seats — or just wanting to give back while getting a haircut — came out over the weekend to take part in two events happening at the same time in Rockmart.
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ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor is expected to appoint a wealthy business executive to replace an outgoing U.S. senator, according to a GOP political consultant, bypassing President Donald Trump’s preferred pick and betting instead that a moderate woman can garner enough support to hold onto th…