The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the report for Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.
Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast, with only a slight chance of evening showers to potentially muddy things up a bit for the Pepperell at Rockmart football game, with sunshine and clouds expected for the weekend heading into the start of a potentially wet week according to the Natio…
A Tennessee pilot and a passenger was unharmed after his small plane went off the side of the runway and onto a grassy slope at Cornelius Moore Field in Polk County today.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Oct. 4, 2017. Congratulations go out to the following new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Look for cloudy skies in the morning and then clearing by the afternoon as the National Weather Service calls for sunshine to return after lunch in Polk County, but a return for a small chance of showers to end the week.
How to recognize the signs of alcohol dependency and opioid addiction and where to get help will be the focus of two, free community education events organized by Willowbrooke at Floyd in Polk County and Floyd County in November.
The Chick-fil-A in Rockmart and Rome are teaming up to help out the family of Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne this evening.
An upcoming blood drive at the Polk County Police Department is now being held in honor of Detective Kristen Hearne according to fellow office Andy Anderson, who is organizing the event.
We hope that you enjoyed the information that was provided in past weeks about the “Slow Poke” Law. This week, we inform you about several laws that most people don’t know about.
A website designed to help consumers find out information on the best lenders in the country has placed Rockmart in the Top 100 cities to start a small business in the state of Georgia.
Look for a slight chance of wet weather as the National Weather Service calls for otherwise partly sunny skies at midweek, with a high in the mid 80's, and with chances for rain set to return by the weekend.
The Lady Bulldogs are on a roll as the competition cheer team remains undefeated for 2017, winning over teams big and small in their recent road trip last Saturday.
Cedartown’s cross country team is improving on their times each week, and had one running finish in the Top 10 during a recent race at Foxhall Farms in Douglass County.
The film crews are back this week to continue work in Cedartown on season 3 of “Hap and Leonard,” and intermittent interruptions are expected on Main Street and West John Hand Road.
Congratulations go out to Cedartown High School quarterback Trevon Wofford for not only his performance last Friday night against Central Carroll, but also for his recent win in a poll for Best Play of the Week.
A variety of projects are being proposed for the 2017 Education-only Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax fund on the ballot this November, and the school board wants to make sure the numbers all add up this time around.
Keep the umbrella handy again just in case as the National Weather Service calls for chances of rain again this afternoon, but are expecting mostly cloudy skies for the day and overnight, and into the midweek before clearing.
This year’s Veterans Day is being taken a step further by the creative minds at Cedartown’s Performing Arts Center (CPAC.) Instead of passively celebrating Polk’s vets, CPAC Director Oscar Guzman is in the works of organizing a Veteran’s Day concert for a night of music, drinks, and celebrat…
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 Oct. 6, 2017.
October’s week-long celebration brought of reading to local youth out leaders from across the state to experience the quality learning that goes on inside Georgia’s pre-k and early education programs.
Cedartown’s annual Fall Festival went off without a hitch, and despite Main Street being covered head to toe with Christmas decorations, Polk citizens were able to celebrate the delights of fall with the Shriners parade, a dog show, live music, and numerous vendors.
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Polk County officials issued a press release late last week with their statement about the outpouring of community support in the days following the loss of Detective Kristen Hearne. Here’s the official statement as it was presented to the Standard Journal.
Building up trust and partnerships in the community is one of the main goals of Superintendent Laurie Atkins during these first days of her new job.
When film companies come to a small town like Cedartown looking to use it as a setting for their movie or television show, suddenly many questions need to be answered.
Look for wet weather to stick around through the day, and into the middle of the week as the National Weather Service calls for showers and thunderstorms to break up by Wednesday, and provide a few days of sunny and warm weather.
It was a touching moment for many people when 3-year-old Cohen Chastain stood at attention and saluted as the funeral procession for Det. Kristen Hearne passed by on U.S. 278 on the way to lay her to rest.
5 p.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has upgraded the tropical storm watch for Northwest Georgia to a tropical storm alert.
Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd was hospitalized following a wreck on U.S. 278 Friday morning in front of Polk Medical Center while trying to assist a mother and child walking down the roadway.
Look for sunshine to finish out the week in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for a chance for wet weather to return on Saturday, and greater chances through the weekend and into next week.
The outpouring of support and love for the family of Det. Kristen Hearne following her death last week continues to grow, and now efforts are underway to remember her in another way by providing future help for her and Lt. Matt Hearne's three year old son Isaac.
The following birth announcements were provided by Floyd Medical Center on Sept. 28, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
A project more than a year in the making to expand production at Kimoto Tech wrapped up with a grand opening ceremony for a new coating line at their Cedartown plant.
Sunshine is sticking around in Polk County through the end of the week, but chances of rain are expected in the forecast again as the National Weather Service calls wet weather over the weekend and into the beginning of next week based on latest predictions in Peachtree City.
The finale of the Rockmart Farmers Market six-week cooking course proved to be a tremendous success for students Lily Anderson, Zac McComb, and Kelley McComb who used their newly cultivated skills to prepare an even more tremendous meal of roast chicken, roasted veggies, Caesar salad, and Mo…