Rockmart’s thespians are giving locals a second chance to think many thinks with a reboot of the group’s Summer musical “Seussical.”
The first weekend in November, staff from Highland Rivers Health joined more than 500 mental health advocates, individuals living with mental illness and family members for the 2017 NAMI Walk in Rome. The 5K walk helped raise more than $60,000 for the Rome chapter of NAMI (the National Allia…
A pair of events are coming to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center to close out a 2017 featuring concerts, plays, presentations and more.
The Rockmart Farmers Market’s cooking classes are back in action with a new set of holiday-inspired courses designed to teach the county’s aspiring cooks how to make delicious, healthy, and kid-friendly side dishes using locally grown produce straight from the market.
A local consignment shop and sales area is now open for business in the Rockmart area following approval earlier in the month for a special land use permit by the Polk County Commission.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical on Nov. 15, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Rockmart is the soon to be home of another church in the form of founders Todd and Kristy Williams’ Cross Factor Church. The 7,000 square feet building will be located at 1057 Nathan Dean Parkway between Rockmart’s Rite-Aid and Dollar Tree. With construction planned to begin in December 2017…
The annual Cedartown Christmas Parade is ready to bring silver screen Christmas classics right through Historic Downtown Cedartown — all that’s needed is resident participation.
Rockmart's antique market is booming, and the city's downtown scene recently got a new kid on the block. With a home at 104 S. Marble St., Treasured Thriftique, LLC- Antique Mall is offering a vast selection of vintage, handcrafted, and homemade items from collectors and creators all over Ro…
The Cedartown Planning Commission is gathering at the start of the coming week to undertake discussions on potential zoning changes due to forthcoming amendments to one city ordinance being proposed.
The Polk County Commission will be gathering on Monday, Nov. 27 and will immediately go into an executive session to discuss potential litigation issues, according to a release from the county's administration.
Polk County is waking up this morning to another sunny day, with more of the same expected for Thanksgiving Day according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The Cedartown Competition Cheer squad is hoping local residents will come out for a meal and help support their team's efforts to celebrate another big year for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Rockmart High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team was honored for their Class AA win in 2017 at the start of the November Polk County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Nov. 14.
This month, Polk County's Emergency Management team is having a recognition of their work to keep Polk County residents safe rain or shine through a National Weather Service-based program.
An Aragon woman remained in jail with no bond following a domestic incident that escalated to gunfire that sent bullets into a neighboring home.
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 report. Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no report on Thursday, Nov. 23 or Friday, Nov. 24. Those reports will be available on Monday, Nov. 27.
Need some holiday tunes to help get the Christmas spirit flowing? The Rockmart Community Chorus invites everyone who needs some cheer to take part in their annual musical tribute to the season. Downtown’s Rockmart Theater will be filled with the sound of some holly, jolly songs during their …
Look for cloudy skies with the sun peeking through over Polk County for the day as the National Weather Service predicts a drop in the thermometer in the days ahead, but no expectation of wet weather.
Thanksgiving came early for one family and their friends in Rockmart who are continuing a tradition of giving back to the community with a holiday meal over the weekend.
Eastside Elementary School celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays in the most traditional way possible: a feast with family and friends.
Aragon’s November city council meeting sported a light agenda consisting of mostly new business, mainly looking to take care of a number of small items as the calendar year winds down and the holiday season approaches.
Local retired educators took time out during their recent meeting to show their support for those who have served the country and thank them for their sacrifice.
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The District 6 school board race will be decided on Tuesday, Dec. 5 in a run-off election, but voters will get a chance to head to the polls and cast their ballot early next week.
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 report. Also included is the Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 report. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, arrest reports will not be available for Thursday, Nov. 23.
It definitely feels like autumn in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for sunshine and temperatures only up to 60 for the day, and chilly nights ahead of Thanksgiving, and more of the same for the holiday and days to come.
The holidays have come to Rockmart and several businesses are getting in on everything Christmas has to offer. Now and Then antiques, Precious Paws, and Smith and Lockwood were just a few businesses sporting decorations and discounts in the name of the holidays.
A group of local business owners, community organizers and managers of all stripes came together one last time in 2017, but this time to take a deep breath and celebrate all that they accomplished from late summer through to mid-fall.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Nov. 8, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area:
The first step toward the next phase of construction projects in the Polk School District was taken when voters approved an extension of the Education-only, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) fund through 2026.
The Cedartown City Commission has finally given a name to a public space that has been simply known around town as "that park in front of the court house" by honoring a hometown star who lit up stage and screen with his shining presence.
The Rockmart Farmers Market has finally begun the promised Holiday Markets, and alongside winter vegetables, the market is greeting the county's artists and artisans with open arms. Rockmart's Water St. is now the perfect place for locals to grab organic foods and homemade crafts, and since …
Polk’s local chefs may have noticed the cooking classes at the Rockmart Farmers Market missing lately, but Farmers Market Executive Director Shonna Kirkpatrick was simply waiting for the perfect time to unveil the new holiday cooking courses.