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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.

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.

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.

A renewed agreement approved by the Polk County Commission will keep Redmond EMS as the sole provider of local ambulance service for the next 10 years.

Word that U.S. Rep. Tom Graves won’t be running for reelection next year caught both political parties by surprise in the Northwest Georgia region he represents.

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.

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.


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…