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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…

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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.

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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.

  • Sean Williams, Standard Journal
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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…

  • By Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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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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. 

  • By Kevin Myrick, Editor, Polk County Standard Journal
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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.

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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.

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.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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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…