Where’s one of the best places in Polk County to find a new sectional sofa or dining room set? Get in the car and travel on over to Silver Comet Furniture between Rockmart and Cedartown, where quality pieces can be found at affordable prices as a family-owned business continues to grow.
Food pantries in and around Polk County are slowly whittling away hunger, and it's never been easier for locals to get the help they need. Victory Baptist Church's Bread of Life Food Pantry is one way to stock up on essentials for free, and those in need can visit once per week on Mondays fr…
The past week was good for local wrestlers who scored big wins on the state level, including one young man who is now a state champion having already celebrated reaching the 200-win mark.
Additional safety signage is coming to railroad crossings in Polk County and around the state according to the Georgia Department of Transportation in a release last week.
Cuddle up with one of the cats and dogs featured in the Standard Journal Pets of the Week that need forever homes right now from Polk County Animal Control.
Back in April 2018, work began out on an empty lot in Cedartown’s Northside Industrial Park to bring a business that for many years have called Main Street home into more spacious surroundings.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus and 2017 SkillsUSA welding national champion Ryan Fincher was chosen to be the U.S. representative in an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world.
Don't expect to escape the wet weather anytime soon in Polk County as the National Weather Service expects rainfall to continue as the week ends, and the likelihood of more over the weekend. But don't fret, clear skies return late in the weekend and stick around with chances of showers retur…
Polk School District named their latest MERIT Award winner for February from among those who ensure that children have help they need when times are tough and they need someone to talk to.
Citizen complaints and anonymous tip information pertaining to drug distribution lead to several surveillance operations in Rockmart by the Polk County Drug Task Force.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Ham and Egg Day is coming up this weekend in Cedartown, and those who want a good breakfast and to help community youth organizations should come join the fun at the Goodyear Civic Center on Saturday morning.
A banner year marked the beginning of new ownership of the Ford dealership on Highway 278 just outside of Cedartown proper.
The bad news for Polk County is that rain remains in the forecast and waters in local streams and creeks are going to continue to rise, prompting the National Weather Service to keep a flash flood watch in place through 7 p.m. The good news is that the rain might stick around for a while lon…
Newly promoted Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner received a standing ovation from crowded council chambers at city hall as he took over the department in recent days.
Stacie Baines is settling into her job at the Polk County Courthouse just about a month after she was sworn in as the person in charge of paperwork for the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court locally.
The 22nd Biennial Lords and Ladies Cotillion and Scholarship Program, sponsored by Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is well underway.
As if having all those tremendous Caribbean destination ports wasn’t enough, all the major cruise lines have also been adding their own private island destinations.
Rockmart fans can celebrate the success thus far of the Lady Jackets basketball program this season as they play their Sweet 16 round game this evening against Elbert County.
Every September, members of the community gather on the banks of a local waterway and get to work on getting some of the trash out of stretches of streams like Euharlee Creek.
Polk County schools recently began their second semester of classes, and with 2018 wrapped up, Superintendent Laurie Atkins offered a reflection on some of the highlights and statistics from the year.
Another rainy day is in store for Polk County and it's more of the same through the weekend according to the National Weather Service predictions for the next seven days.
The Rockmart boys basketball team will be traveling on Thursday, and fans need to know that when the Jackets play against Elbert County they'll have to head to downtown Elberton, and should be aware of where to park and not to park when they make the trip.
The National Weather Service continues to keep Polk County and the surrounding area under a flood watch through Saturday as the downpour continues into the evening and overnight hours.
The National League of Junior Cotillions, Polk County Chapter, is pleased to announce that Carley Anne Casey, Gatlin Phillips, and Rachel Tanner were the Chapter’s winners of the “What Junior Cotillion Means to Me” essay contest.
Selecting pecan trees is very important when a homeowner is trying to decide what to put in the yard. The homeowner must consider how much management can be given to the tree and how much disease resistance the tree has. Therefore, the three varieties that are recommended for homeowners are …
In 2018, Floyd Polk Medical Center received two awards recognizing the quality of care the hospital provides to the community.
The Polk County Drug Task Force (DTF) released their statistical information for the year 2018 in a Friday press release that showed several big arrests for the year.
Keep an eye on the forecast over the next few days and be careful of driving through puddles that look deep as the National Weather Service expects rainfall through the next several days and have put a flood watch into place through Thursday night and into Friday
Camp Antioch -- also known as the Polk-Haralson Christian Life Center -- played host over the weekend and benefited from Keep Polk Beautiful's efforts in the celebration of Georgia Arbor Day.
Guests are invited to come take part and help raise money for a new church to take up residence in downtown Rockmart this weekend, and the best part is they also get some tasty chili for their time.
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Several new vehicles are coming to the city in the weeks and months ahead as they undertake to replace older models in the fleet with approval from the Cedartown City Commission last week.
Job seekers in Polk County will have an opportunity to find potential new employment in Cartersville in the next couple of weeks, according to a release from the Georgia Department of Labor.
A local church who continues to spread joy throughout the community took time out last week for Valentine's day love to the staff of Bradford Drug Store.
Cupid had an arrow for everyone at the Eastside Elementary School Valentine's Dance, and whether running around the gym or showing off their best moves, the students stayed moving all evening long. Popular, kid-friendly tunes from PSY, Meghan Trainor, Baha Men, and many more artists set the …
Mixed clouds and sunshine will bring some slight relief from rainy weather, but only for a short time as the National Weather Service expects showers to return by Tuesday, and temperatures to stay in the cool range until warmer weather at the end of the week.
Rockmart is looking to take a shot at gaining attention on the silver screen as well, and now have a film ordinance they can point to when blockbuster stars or smaller productions want to use the local area as a setting for their next hit.
Youth and adults alike who enjoy playing basketball at Turner Street Park will in the coming months be able to do so without having to worry as much about the weather.