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The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Sept. 13, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.

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The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs had an unexpected break before the regular season starts winding down, one that head volleyball coach Elisa Prewett said her team took advantage of ahead of scheduled matches after press time.

Look for sunshine at midweek after predictions of wet weather for the day have been pushed back to later in the week according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Our office has been getting samples and calls about a light green flaky material growing on shrubs and trees. The light green flaky material is — lichens.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Rockmart’s latest City Council meeting touched on topics such as the upcoming municipal election, how to handle eviction debris, and financial reports with no time wasted getting to the hearts of the issues.

Look for sunny and summer-like weather for the day, and more of the same through the start of the week as the National Weather Service calls for the potential for rain by midweek and through the weekend, and slightly cooler temperatures to come.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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The Polk County fair saw an explosive increase in attendees on Friday as thousands of citizens spent Friday night listening to live music, riding various attractions, and eating the best cheat foods around. Polk's firemen, police officers, and medics were offered a discounted admission for F…

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The Keep Polk Beautiful Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Cook as the organization’s new Executive Director effective September 19. Randy will assume the position in the wake of the retirement of Vance Voinche.

Look for clear skies with some mixed clouds to dominate the forecast for the day, with chances of rain returning for the weekend briefly and going back to pleasant weather for the start of the coming week according to the National Weather Service predictions.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Linda’s Place has been one of Rockmart citizen’s go to places for breakfast since December 1988 when owner Linda Satcher started serving country classic foods from 480 Nathan Dean Bypass 29 years ago.

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Artistic expression comes out in people for a lot of reasons, and one local creative is using canvas and paint as a way to show off her passion for people from all walks of life, even those made up by others.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Polk School District, Polk County College and Career Academy (PCCCA), and Kennesaw State University are joining forces to introduce “Upward Bound” to their roster of college aid/preparation programs.

Hurricane Irma called off schools at the beginning of the week due to the threat of stormy weather impacting as students were heading home on Monday. It also prompted the school board to call off their September regular session, which now has a reschedule date. 

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