It’s rare to pick up the newspaper or turn on the nightly news without seeing a story about the growing opioid epidemic spreading throughout our country. There are many factors that have contributed to this tragic dilemma, but there is one step in particular that we can all take to lessen the risk.
This week’s selection for the Standard Journal Pets of the Week are a pair that both have the potential to make the perfect companions at home, whether snuggled up during the evenings at home or running around the backyard, at least in the case of the pup for this edition.
The day started out wet, and despite a slight reprieve with some sunshine and now overcast skies which might lead to more rain during the evening hours and late into the night, and potential for more rain on Saturday already causing a delay to one event.
Local industries were given a chance to shine on a sunny day at Cherokee Golf and Country Club in Cedartown where the Development Authority of Polk County celebrated their annual Manufacturing Appreciation Golf Tournament.
A pair of local students just might have an opportunity as financial wizards once they finish their education after taking part in a stock trading game and winning a first place prize at Northside Elementary.
Wednesday’s region game at the Dawg Pound in Cedartown ended up being a tough night for the Bulldog faithful. Not only did Cedartown lose on Senior Night, but they were effectively swept by the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes.
Hepatitis A cases continue to surge in Georgia, with 31 more cases reported since about a week ago, Public Health officials said Wednesday, April 17.
Two people have been arrested on charges they set a Feb. 10 fire which completely destroyed a large white-columned brick home on 11 Craton Road in what investigators described as one of the largest cases of arson in Floyd County.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
The Polk Retired Educators Association held a memorial service in recent weeks to honor those members of the organization who passed in the four year period between 2014 and 2018.
A football camp is coming up in Cedartown, and those who want to learn from the best and see their hometown hero better register now.
CEDARTOWN - An underage alcohol sale compliance check was carried out by the Georgia Department of Revenue and the Cedartown Police Department on April 15, according to a release from city officials this afternoon.
Editor's note: SCAD's student publication "The Connector" was kind enough to provide us with full text of this article from one of their latest editions on Elizabeth Erwin, a student from Cedartown. Find a link below to read the full text of the article, or grab a copy of the April 24 editio…
Kristi Tevepaugh is officially a member of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority’s Resident Advisory Board where she will serve a one year term.
A reminder about our deadlines at the Standard Journal: to place a classified, legal or display advertisement in the newspaper for the forthcoming week, we ask our customers and subscribers to please have in their information and payments no later than Thursdays at 4 p.m. to make the next ed…
Join the Second Baptist Church in Cedartown for their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be free food, bounce houses, egg hunts, and prizes for all age groups of kids. Register and find more information at www.sbcedartown.org.
Locals have a new option when it comes to buying clothes, furnishings, and other necessities thanks to the ‘Lil of this, Lil of that’ thrift store that opened on April 6. Partners Tammy Suggs, Lucy Pirkle, and Delores Welch have a massive selection of low-cost items, and those interested in …
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball programs celebrated some solid seasons for 2019, with players and coaches gathering to enjoy a night together after a couple months of rest off the court.
Zoryan Hendricks will always be in the record books at Rockmart High School — until at least someone faster can beat him — after he took the top spot in four different events in a recent home meet.
The Cedartown Bulldogs fell just into the right spot to make it into the Class 4A playoffs this season. Securing a third place spot heading into the final two games of the regular season, they got a victory just in time in 5-4A play with the help of solid work on the mound to end the week.
Fred’s, the Memphis-based discount variety chain, will be closing more than 150 stores by the end of May, including Cedartown's store on North Main Street.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets needed just one more win in Region 7-AA play to complete a championship run for the 2019 season. They got that and more as they completed a clean sweep of every team in the area with just Dade County left on the schedule as of last week.
The Shorter Hawks are getting a pair of seasoned Rockmart players and South Georgia State University is getting a third after a trio of seniors from the Jackets baseball team signed on the dotted line ahead of a special night for the team.
A pair of local businesses celebrated their new membership with the Polk County Chamber of Commerce with ribbon cuttings at the downtown Rockmart office, and at a new location just off West Elm Street.
Editor’s note: This item from the SkillsUSA National office in Leesburg, Virginia came to us in recent days at the Standard Journal, and in our continued efforts to give some coverage to Mr. Fincher ahead of his journey to Russia to compete for a global welding title, we thought it proper to…
A new store in downtown Rockmart offers not just a chance for parents to find quality apparel, but also to know that it is coming from someone who really cares about what local children are wearing.
Local cemeteries are a link to the legacy of Polk County's past. To the casual passerby the tombstones may seem just an endless sea of names and dates, but every buried person had a family, a life, a story.
On Saturday April 6, a small group of local residents met Andy Sarge, a photographer who works with the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia project who came out to photograph the long-abandoned Braswell Methodist Church on Brushy Mountain Road.
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 April 3 through April 10.
Legislation aimed at getting broadband and 5G wireless technology into Georgia’s rural areas is awaiting the signature of Gov. Brian Kemp.
Food pantries in and around Polk are slowly whittling away hunger, and it’s never been easier for locals to get the assistance they need. Helping Hands Food Pantry is one of Polk’s longest-lasting charities, and citizens have been taking home food and clothing since 2001.
The Polk County Commission is making sure to honor their best and brightest with their continued opportunity to showcase those making a difference with monthly service awards.
A Happy 5th Birthday goes out to The Perch on Marble in downtown Rockmart, who are celebrating that and everything spring this weekend with a special event at their store located at 116 N. Marble St., Rockmart.
There’s a new facility for students to utilize within the Polk School District now coming open for business for the first time after months of construction wrapped up and gave officials the chance to see the new Agricultural Facility at Rockmart High School inside and out.
Mealtime with kids can be stressful, especially as a parent concerned about nutrition and establishing good eating habits. The limited amount of time for preparation and the inevitable timing of your child being hungry before dinner is on the table only adds to the pressure.
Either or both of this week’s pets in the Standard Journal have the potential to make loving companions and need forever homes right now from Polk County Animal Control, along with many others in the shelter.
The Rockmart Homeless Initiative should be celebrating their first anniversary this month with continued hopes of success in helping people get back on their feet in the coming year at their Resource Center on South Marble Street.
The Cedartown Library is transforming locals into computer masters one step at a time, and the latest weekly lesson was all about website safety. As always, computers and all other necessary materials were supplied for attendees before class began. Those interested in joining in and learning…
‘George Washington’ is spending his retirement productively, and despite serving as the first president of the United States, he managed to visit the Rockmart Library to detail the history of the country and his life leading up to his inauguration.