Tethering and live-trap tampering amendments to the animal control ordinance go through a first reading.
Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail, which makes them great candidates for technical education. As a result, many of the 22 colleges in Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have financial aid incentives specifically for…
The campaign season is well underway for Governor throughout the state, and one of the candidates seeking higher office this year kicked off a tour of the area in Polk County this morning.
The soccer season is just starting to heat up in Cedartown and Rockmart, and both school’s boys and girls programs will be busy in the weeks ahead as region play is just right around the corner.
Local residents who take part in a program that gives those who need a new car seat will have something to remember a fallen Polk County officer for years to come.
Rockmart’s city council has been ahead of the game, and with no business to cover, the group offered reports before entering an executive session and disbanding.
Two local seniors are in luck because the Polk County GOP held their annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser, and a graduating student from both Rockmart and Cedartown High will receive a grant to help pay for their college fees.
Keep Polk Beautiful's Executive Director Randy Cook got busy digging last week on Arbor Day, and also provided a good pile of seedlings to get students to do the same elsewhere locally.
Pollination, the transfer of pollen from male to female parts of the same or a different flower is necessary to produce fruit and seed in many horticultural crops such as tomatoes, squash, watermelon, apples and peaches.
WELSHfest Heritage Days planning is already back up and running continuing the area’s tradition of providing financial support for The Rockmart History Museum and restoration and preservation of present day Van Wert Church in Rockmart. Broken down into teams of workers, success is already cl…
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings, except for Federal holidays when administrative offices are closed. Find a combined Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20 report.
A Rockmart woman is facing additional charges after she is alleged to have started a fire in a residence she was evicted from days before, according to police.
Things don’t always go as planned when it comes to the early season games on the schedule for baseball. That rang true for the Rockmart baseball program this week, after they had to postpone a pair of games this week, but got one in to start off the 2018 schedule.
A scourge has plagued communities across the country for decades. It is worse than a disease, since people were the cause and creator of such a calamity. Methamphetamines don’t care about the background of those it touches, the color of their skin or the personal lives of those individuals s…
The City of Cedartown will be moving forward on updating the amount of water people receive at a base rate when they purchase their service through the city’s service in hopes of covering increasing costs of treatment. Officials voted unanimously to hear a first reading of an amendment to th…
A pup with a local connection won big at the latest American Kennel Club Westminster Dog Show this past week, and was featured on the annual broadcast. The AKC Champion and bronze grand champion whose full name is Dreamcatcher Cairbre To Lokis Major at Aujudon, also known as Evo, took best i…
A number of employees who have put in many years into service with Polk County government were honored during the latest work session for the county earlier this month as part of efforts to improve relations between the administration and those hired to take on a number of jobs.
It took a few days to get everything dried out at Cedartown High School, but the wet weather passed long enough for the Bulldogs to get the baseball season underway.
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There’s still time to signup and take part in recreation softball this year for children aged 5 to 14 in Cedartown as they get ready for a big first this season.
Polk County Commissioners have a busy week ahead of them as several committee meetings are set to start on Tuesday, following a retreat meeting over the county's finances being held today.
Cedartown Commissioners decided that they wanted more time to talk over proposed changes to the intergovernmental agreement that determines how municipalities come to terms with potential business investors they seek to court.
Cedartown High School’s Andrew Whitfield cemented his place as 2018’s STAR student with the hard work and tenacity he needs to achieve his dream job.
The Polk School District is giving students a one-time break on a policy meant to ensure they are going to school for enough days to learn as flu season continues to affect households across the county.
Polk County Commissioners will be gathering for a retreat session to talk over the finances in the Board of Commissioners meeting room at the Polk County Police Department headquarters starting at 9 a.m.
Despite the groundhog calling for six more weeks of winter, it sure doesn't feel like it in Polk County as the week comes to an end, and the weather is expected to remain warm for the weekend and heading into next week as the National Weather Service calls for spring temperatures instead of …
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
The County Commission spent several hours hearing citizens and going through committee reports, but kept their regular session much briefer with only a small amount of items needing a vote.