The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Wednesday, January 16, 2019 report.
The Rockmart Farmers Market is wrapping up its annual three-week holiday break, and with its return this Thursday, patrons will once again be able to get their fill of produce, meats, sweets, and various other foods every week for the rest of the year.
Get ready for another bounce of the thermometer back and forth as the National Weather Service calls as the week continues for a chilly day and night to come through midweek, then a return of rain showers for week's end and a warm start of the weekend predicted before a crash in temperatures…
A member of the Gangster Disciples gang was sentenced to three years and one month in prison as well as three years of probation for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon.
Editor's note: this week begins a new calendar format for community announcements from the Standard Journal, meant to help more easily organize what's happening in the area as the year gets underway. Need to add an upcoming event to the calendar? E-mail them to email@example.com…
Local governments will need to make a change to the 10-year joint comprehensive plan to undertake efforts to try and improve internet connections to all corners of Polk County.
Several events are coming up this weekend and at the start of the coming week to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day, including the annual march down Main Street in Cedartown and a nighttime celebration at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center.
Cloudy skies to start the week are set to give way to sunshine through midweek, but expect the return of wet weather set to stick around through the coming weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast.
A small group gathered at West Cinema in Cedartown last Thursday night, Jan. 10, to enjoy a free screening of "A Story Worth Living," provided by Chick-fil-A owner Zach Thomas and Life Impact Ministries.
New members for the Development Authority of Polk County began their tenures as last week ended during their opening board meeting for 2019’s start.
Local ministries did their part in 2018 to make sure that when people who needed assistance with food came asking for help, there was plenty to give back during the year.
The Jackets took a 57-47 win over the Chattooga Indians last week before they hit the road again after press time to wrap up another busy one for the Jackets.
It doesn’t matter what sport, anytime that Cedartown and Rockmart get together, it’s always a tough matchup. And though in the past seasons have been won or lost on whether the Bulldogs or Yellow Jackets win these close games or matches, these days they are more for bragging rights.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a Rockmart woman this morning on Highway 101 between Aragon and the county line.
If you want to avoid the harmful effects of tobacco, that doesn’t just mean giving up smoking, although that is a good start. Taking another step could add even more health benefits – getting rid of the dip and chewing tobacco, too.
Help find a forever home out of Polk County Animal Control in 2019 for a dog and cat who need a loving family today as this week’s Pets of the Week.
Look for sunshine to end the week, and slightly warmer temperatures as the National Weather Service calls for the return of wet weather over the weekend, and clearing out again before the start of next week.
There’s still time left to get cards and be entered in for a grand prize drawing at the forthcoming Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s annual member appreciation breakfast, but not much longer.
Construction activity will be seen in the coming weeks inside Cedartown’s North Business Park. A 90-acre site in the business park will be prepped for a large-scale relocation and expansion of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, January 2, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
The identity of a body found in Cedar Creek, Cedartown, on Jan. 2 was released Thursday morning. According to a press release from the City of Cedartown:
Keep Polk Beautiful held their annual "Bring One In for the Chipper" event this past weekend for the day at Camp Antioch on Saturday, January 5 in an effort to ensure that Christmas trees don't just end up in the landfill unused and rotting.
It’s the kind of news that rings in a New Year in a happy way, with wedding bells to come for two students from Rockmart. Especially since it happened in a once-in-a-lifetime way.
Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast for the day, and temperatures to get into the low 40's with another night ahead below freezing according to the National Weather Service forecast, with cooler temperatures sticking around through a rainy weekend and into next week.
Cedartown High School collected 313 units of life-saving blood in 2018, which made it the No. 1 collecting high school in all 5 states of the Blood Assurance coverage area for the second year in a row.
Cedartown could become your one-stop shop for everything superhero related thanks to business Boom Comics that's soon to set up shop next to the Brave Sparrow at 557 N. Main St.
Just as everyone was getting used to mild temperatures in early January, winter comes right back to Polk County at midweek as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to remain in the upper 40's with a stiff breeze, and an overnight drop in the thermometer down into the 20's throu…
What would a potential Polk County Agriculture Center look like? It’s a question that one local artist was posed and provided an answer for in the past weeks.
It’s getting closer to time to get those orders in for Girl Scout cookies, and troop members gathered in recent days to make sure they are well prepared for the forthcoming rush for Thin Mints and Samoas.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to get healthier. This can often mean increasing physical activity, make healthier food choices and losing weight. But others might want to improve their health by quitting smoking, drinking alcohol or using other drugs.
The Polk County Board of Education is gathering for their opening meeting of 2019 this evening, a combined session that will see a number of procedural votes take place as the year begins.