Editor's note: There was an error in the headline of this story in the print edition of the Nov. 14 Standard Journal. The date should have read Dec. 8. - KM
As the holiday season gets closer, one part of the spirit of giving is remembered each year by local law enforcement, agencies, organizations and others who want to give back to those less fortunate.
It has been reported that cities like Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Atlanta have roach problems. That doesn’t surprise many. Roaches are an age-old problem, and they don’t seem to be going away.
The Cities of Cedartown, Rockmart and the Polk County Board of Education are all gathering for sessions tonight at their city halls and the board meeting room at the central office to finish up the business for November.
School had a delayed start this morning due to wet weather's impact from Monday, and officials from the City of Cedartown said six inches of rain was recorded at the water plant over 24 hours.
CALHOUN — The announcement that the powerful chairman of the state House Rules Committee had died stunned and saddened members of the Georgia General Assembly Tuesday — the first day of a special session convened to address hurricane relief.
The Polk School District decided that conditions required they take precautions against some roads being difficult to travel in the morning and have delayed their opening time to 10 a.m.
Widespread flooding was a big problem as Polk County became waterlogged over the course of the day, though the rain has let up some and isn't adding to what is already a deluge.
The Cedartown Bulldogs’ football season came to a close on Friday night. On a chilly, rainy, and windy night in Chamblee, Cedartown was upended by the St. Pius X Golden Lions 38-6 in the first round of the GHSA Football Playoffs.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets got down and dirty at home in a 55-0 first round playoff win over South Atlanta, and will be back in action at home against Bremen next week.
As the scarecrows disappeared from Main Street in Cedartown in past weeks, and the Downtown Cedartown Association is now moving right into the holiday season and are asking local merchants, organizations and families to participate in a new Christmas Tree decorating contest.
The Stocks family is organizing their annual holiday meal for the community this coming Saturday, November 17 at the Nathan Dean Community Center on Goodyear Avenue in Rockmart. The event includes a meal, a coat drive and much more. Donations to help with the meal or of toys to give to local…
The Polk County Jail's administrative staff is off for Veterans Day, and last Friday's report was missed. Click the attached PDF to find the Friday, Nov. 9 report, and check back Tuesday for the latest reports.
There's going to be a lot of rain over the next few days as the National Weather Service calls for wet weather to stick around through at least midweek, but clear up in time for the second round of playoff football at Rockmart on Friday night.
With both patriotic students and staff giving their all, Youngs Grove Elementary honored the nation's armed forces with a school-wide Veteran's Day celebration.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area
Keep Polk Beautiful took another step closer to making the area a clean and pleasant place to live and visit with a trip to the Cedartown Welcome Center and Depot in the past days.
Hundreds of students gathered at Cedartown High School's College and Career Academy campus to learn about the many jobs and careers held by adults throughout Polk County.
The Polk County Commission will have a pair of new faces joining the ranks come January, and a pair returning to their seats after voters made their voices heard through the ballot box.
Hardly anyone thinks about how old a car seat is until something happens, and suddenly it becomes a major issue. A minor wreck can mean full replacement of devices that help save a child’s life every moment of every day across the world.
CEDARTOWN – The Polk County Police Department announced that is was awarded a major traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.
Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 7 at 6 p.m., locals are invited to see St. Nick, the parade's numerous floats, and the various other participants from the comfort of the city's downtown area. In the event of rain, the p…
The voters have spoken in Polk County for the 2018 midterms, and ballots were still out in the early morning hours statewide were still not totally in for the full unofficial results.
After a clear night over Polk County and rain early in the day, potential for wet weather is back again as the National Weather Service predicts showers during the morning hours, and more chances over night.
The 2018 elections will soon be over, and it will be up to officials to tally the vote once the polls close at 7 p.m. in Polk County and statewide.
Over 900 volunteers, teen leaders, junior participants, and 4-H staff gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 to attend the annual Georgia 4-H Junior Conference.
Officer Casey Lyall sees a version of the following problem every day he rides around the hundreds of square miles that make up Polk County. Down some back road, or even along a main thoroughfare, someone has a house that is truly falling apart.
Pansies grow well in November in Northwest Georgia due to our temperatures. The ideal temperature range for pansies is 40 degree Fahrenheit night to 60 degree Fahrenheit day.
Veteran’s Day is coming up this weekend, and celebrations are happening on Sunday afternoon in Rockmart and Monday in Cedartown to mark the remembrance of those who have served in the nation’s Armed Forces.
Voters will want to take care on the roadways that are likely to remain slick through the day as the National Weather Service calls for continued chances of wet weather through the early afternoon, then clearing to come by later this evening.
Midterm elections are here, and the vote is just getting underway this morning and early numbers are still being gathered.
Teams of all ages in fall league recreation baseball continue to battle it out on the baseball diamond in recent weeks. Check out the photos provided by Gail Conner from several local teams in the past days.
It's a little after Halloween at this point, but the holiday season fun still continues as Polk County moves from goblins and ghouls, and onward to Thanksgiving and Christmas.