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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. 

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.

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.

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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…

During the spring, one of the most beautiful ornamental flowers is the Easter Lily.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.