The Rockmart volleyball team ended their season last week at the 7-AA region tournament, being ranked fifth in the region with a 1-32 (1-5 7-AA) season record.
Get ready for another rocking night at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center as Polk County welcomes WILKES to the stage with several special guests on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open for the show at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now and start at $15. WILKES will be joined by Kaleb Lee…
The temperature is expected to drop some more this week toward feeling more like winter than summer as the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to start the week in the mid 60's to low 70's, then a cool-off is in store during the overnight hours in the days to come, and potential …
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown is one of six finalists selected for the American Welding Society (AWS) U.S. Invitational Weld Trials – part of a four stage process to select the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the 2019 W…
Cedartown’s annual Fall Festival saw another successful year, and despite temperatures more suited for the summer, locals gathered to celebrate October and all of the season’s delights with the Shriners Parade, a dog contest, a fashion show, vendors, and much more.
Each year around this time, as temperatures begin to fall, we’re faced with a decision to make: should we get a flu shot? While the shot may not provide total protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer several compelling reasons why you should get one.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Look for chances of wet weather on the horizon as the week comes and end according to the National Weather Service, which also expects cooler temperatures on the horizon for the overnight hours, with temperatures set to dip down to the 30's during the nights ahead with fall now in full swing.
Rockmart High School officials want local businesses to know that they have no affiliation at all with a advertising company claiming to be helping the Jackets basketball program.
Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast through the end of the week, but showers are coming back into the forecast for this weekend based on the latest National Weather Service predictions.
Polk County voters are getting to the polls much earlier and at a greater rate than usual as Board of Elections officials report they have been simply "swamped" by this year's turnout so far.
Twinkling lights, live music, and home-cooked food brought approximately 100 locals to the annual Farm to Table event, and with South Marble Street lined with tables and hungry guests, the Rockmart Farmers Market raised the money needed for another productive year and spread their message of…
Expressing oneself has never been easier thanks to the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center and the various activities and classes being offered. Those in need of a creative outlet may consider getting involved in pottery, the chorus, acting, and much more.
A bit of rain is in store for Polk County (and is already falling in some parts of the county) as the National Weather Service calls for a wet day, especially in the evening hours and the potential for more at midweek before another round of clearing and cooler weather on the way.
A Rockmart woman died in the early morning hours on Monday from injuries sustained in a wreck on Knox Mountain Road in Rockmart, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier.
Spend the day earning prizes, competing in a softball tournament, getting festive designs painted on the face, and helping families prepare for Christmas during an upcoming Rockmart event this weekend.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is joining others around the state in lending their support to help sister organizations in South Georgia impacted by the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
When people are trying to change even the smallest things in their lives, they are likely to fail. Humans are creatures of comfort, and habit and routines are just as important as food, water and oxygen for maintaining life.
Getting rid of invasive species on a tract of land in Southern Floyd County and Northern Polk County is lending itself to a new opportunity near Cave Spring.
The cool days of October and early November often bring a sigh of relief to those of us living in the Southeast who have been exercising outside in 90-degree heat most of the summer.
A black cat ready to find a home before Halloween and a friendly young pup are the latest Standard Journal Pets of the Week.
Local residents who want to hear additional details about a forthcoming ballot measure to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax past the 2020 cut-off will get a chance in the days to come.
After midweek clouds, sunshine has returned and fall temperatures are finally here as the National Weather Service predicts a pleasant weekend ahead, and potential for rain to start off next week in their latest seven-day forecast.
Editor's note: last week's birth announcement date of submission was incorrect. Those who saw it in the printed edition should take note those were received on Oct. 3, 2018. -KM