Commander Pinkard of the Brown-Wright Post 12 The American Legion has officially announced the 75th annual Empty Stocking Fund Drive where Legion members and Auxiliary visit local businesses to collect holiday toys and gifts for the families that need them most.
Get the Thanksgiving shopping out of the way and help a local church raise money in the process with Unbroken Covenant’s annual holiday fundraiser. The group is selling pounds of honey smoked ham and hickory smoked turkey starting later this month, and all money raised will help the church c…
A local student with ambitions to continue her education in agriculture was selected this year among a small group of Georgia teens to represent the state at the Future Farmers of America’s gathering on a national level.
Find a place in your heart and home for this week’s pets featuring a young tabby with a lot of affection to give, and a pup who just loves attention.
Helen Riley, owner of Rockin' Rooster & Happy Hen in Rockmart, wanted to do something special for those who have served and sacrificed in the armed forces this year.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
The Polk County Commission will be gathering for a special called meeting on Friday morning to determine funding options for a new 911 radio system upgrade that will impact several public safety agencies locally.
This year’s Polk County Police Department Car Seat Check is partnering with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Health and others to conduct free inspections of seats, and have several to replace those that are worn out with a limited supply of new seats on a first com…
The National League of Junior Cotillions, Polk County Chapter, is planning its Holly Ball for Saturday, November 30th at the Cherokee Golf Club. Students will be dancing the Fox Trot, Cha -Cha, Shag, and current line dances to top forty hits.
When it comes time for football season in 2020, Rockmart will have a new slate of competition in a new classification. They are all teams well familiar to the Yellow Jackets over the year, and should provide new rivalries stretching northward to the Tennessee state line.
A senior pitching star at Rockmart High School will after graduation have aspirations to continue his baseball career in one of the top college programs in the nation.
Cedartown is set to play host next Tuesday to 11 different schools who are coming to take part in the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (ACG Georgia) Skills Challenge for students around the region.
With the holidays just around the corner, families in need will be getting help from students, faculty and the community at large when their annual canned food drive comes to a close.
After adjusting their schedule to accommodate Veterans Day, the Cedartown Commission will be getting back into session tonight with one of their first orders of duty to welcome a new member.
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…
The annual Thanksgiving meal in Rockmart at the Nathan Dean Community Center provided by the Stocks Family is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal is offered up for free, and will include live entertainment throughout the midday event from Inspirational Voices, Men’…
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the Stocks family wants to ensure that people in the community who go without still have a chance to celebrate and enjoy a good, home cooked meal.
Christmas is right around the corner, and thanks to the Rockmart Farmers Market’s annual Holiday Market, locals can shop for presents in the comfort of downtown Rockmart every Thursday from 2 through 6 p.m.
Bringing the various buildings under Polk School District’s control up to greater standards continues to be the goal of the Board of Education, and plans are in the works for another move to provide better space for students.
The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) is being showcased through the week of November 10–16, 2019, as NPs like Janet Ross locally and many more across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week.
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at https://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from October 30 through November 7.
The Cedartown Library has revealed their November events calendar, and alongside the usual movies, computer classes, and story time sessions, there are Thanksgiving events designed to give youth a chance to learn about and celebrate the holiday.
Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 5 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.
Did you know that one out of five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking? As a matter of fact, smoking kills more Americans each year than suicides, homicides, AIDS and car accidents combined, according to the American Heart Association. It’s also the leading cause of chronic obstructive p…
An expert on streamlining the production process came to talk to local industries about remembering the principles of being lean during the latest Manufacturer’s Roundtable.
A cuddly cat and a pup with a smile are looking for forever homes in the latest installment of the Standard Journal Pets of the Week.
The Polk County Commission took time out of their recent work session to honor some of their hardest-working and longest-serving employees, and for those recognized, the meeting meant both plaques and applause.
The annual La Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana made an annual run through Polk County on a trip that spans from Mexico to New York in a journey spanning weeks across North America.
While local citizens were working, sleeping or trick or treating the Polk County Sheriff’s Office spent the last seven days completing this years’ Operation Watchful Eye, according to a release from the agency.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
“Candy Lane” – what a sweet parade theme! The City of Cedartown wants to remind schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to participate in this year’s Christmas parade.
Emails sent out from Onlinerecognition.org for "Best of Cedartown" awards are not from the Standard Journal, and were reported by other Better Business Bureaus as potential fraudulent scams.
An admitted leader within the Aryan Brotherhood will have to serve a full prison term after his probation was revoked on new charges he was involved in a contraband smuggling scheme at the Polk County Jail.
The returns came back fast in Polk County for municipal elections that saw a new commissioner, new mayor and new council member ahead for Cedartown, Rockmart and Aragon.
The help being provided by Mosaic Place to people across Polk County overcome their addictions might be expanding beyond their Cedartown home.
Santa is coming to town, and with the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade officially scheduled for December 6 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.
Polls are now closed in Cedartown, Rockmart and Aragon for a trio of municipal elections for the cities and brings to an end the 2019 campaign season.
The Georgia High School Athletic Association (GHSA) have released their reclassification lists for the next two years, with a move up for one local school and the other remaining in the same class for now.