Science, technology, engineering, math – regardless of which subject students were interested in, Eastside Elementary's recent STEM Night event showcased just how diverse and interesting the fields of study can be.
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 January 15 through Jan. 22.
A morning meal was enjoyed at the Rockmart Depot for members of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce during the opening event for what promises to be a busy year ahead for the organization.
Last year at this time, shots rang out on Rome and Williamson Streets in Rockmart. This year at one of the locations where four people died and a fifth was injured, music sang out instead.
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation was recently presented with a donation of $10,000 from The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. to be used to assist outstanding students with their tuition, books and supplies, fees and other needs.
Comedians are on the stage for a good cause and local youth are on another singing about the "Hard Knock Life" in a pair of performances coming up in Rockmart and Cedartown this evening.
Although Polk County has some of the most delightful weather in the nation year-round, it is also vulnerable to a wide variety of natural disasters including severe weather.
ATLANTA — Georgia set another record last month with an unemployment rate of 3.2%, down from 3.7% in December 2018, state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler reported Thursday.
A Cedartown man is facing a lot of trouble after he was taken into custody in the aftermath of a car chase, according a Cedartown police report.
Dealers and visitors from across the southeast are coming to Main Street on February 1 for the Northwest Georgia Bottle and Advertising Show at the Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia.
Mobile apps warning drivers that someone is about to run a red light. A button that MARTA bus operators can tap to ask for a green light. Computer programs pinpointing when a car has stalled on the side of the highway.
The Youth Working Toward a “Speedy” Awareness gathered for their 17th year in Cedartown on Jan. 19 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and as part of annual events through the holiday weekend.
As of Wednesday, six Republicans have announced they’re running for the 14th District Congressional seat — and so far, three are from outside the district.
American Legion posts 524 and 545 in Cedartown and Rockmart, along with former Bulldog and now Cleveland Brown running back Nick Chubb were the honorees for the 2020 MLK Commission celebration held at the Performing Arts Center on Jan. 20.
The weather was brisk and windy for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Walk and Celebration in downtown Cedartown, but it didn’t deter a crowd from coming out to take part in the Monday event.
Public Animal Welfare Services and the Floyd County public works division came together on Monday morning to save a dog from a drain in Silver Creek.
For some of us, a visit to a doctor’s office is one of the more stressful things we can do, but it doesn’t have to be. Your provider is there to help and would love to be viewed as a partner in your pursuit of a healthier life.
Forever homes are needed now for a pair of pets from Polk County Animal Control, one who still needs a name and another who is ready to find a new family.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, January 16, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
With Georgia households soon to receive invitations to complete the 2020 census questionnaire, Polk County’s Complete Count Committee is making heavy strides towards spreading awareness and making sure locals understand the importance of being counted.
Habitat for Humanity — Coosa Valley is hoping to continue their efforts to build houses and change lives in Chattooga, Floyd and Polk counties as they take new applications for upcoming projects.
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The Polk County Commission is gathering for a special called meeting, but will be going into executive session almost immediately after Chair Jennifer Hulsey gets approval of an agenda.
Those friends of the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Facebook might be wondering where the page and daily posts disappeared to when it was taken down by the social media giant over the weekend.
The first Board of Elections Voter Registration drive is coming up on Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elections Office in the Administration Building at 144 West Ave., Cedartown. Update voter registration, learn about early and absentee voting and have a chance to see the new voting equ…
Come take to the street this afternoon to help honor Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an annual event in downtown Cedartown.
With the results of the November election finalized and 2020 finally here, Mayor Sherman Ross and Council Members Marty Robinson and Mike Bradley have officially started their terms with the City of Rockmart.
Inspiration to continue past the here and now in life and find something better was the message of the morning, and one that Dr. King would have found appropriate coming during a weekend celebrating his legacy across the nation.
A member of the Lady Jackets basketball team reached another milestone in her sports career last week and is working to beat a big record.
ATLANTA — Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.
It was a night of celebration at Zion A Habitation of Gods Glory and Praise’s chapel on Prior Station Road brought together parents and youngsters for Tallatoona CAP’s annual pageant for the Cedartown Pre-K.
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 January 7 through Jan. 15.
Coming up on Tuesday, January 28, the Polk County Historical Society is hosting its first Member Meeting of the year. Members are asked to gather at 7 p.m. for the session in coming days.
The Aragon City Council kept their first meeting of 2020 brief after holding a more ceremonial swearing in for Mayor Debbie Pittman and council members Judd Fee and Buddy Tanner.
A hike is coming up this morning in the Cedartown area that will give people the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The weather forecast for the morning should provide a chilly and overcast hike.
A former Canadian military engineer traveled to Silver Creek to meet and conduct paramilitary training with other members of a white nationalist gang.
There's still a chance to get tickets now for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast being held on Saturday morning in Cedartown, the first of several events in Polk County honoring the birthday of the civil rights leader.
A former Canadian military engineer who had disappeared after reports came out of his neo-Nazi connections made trips to Silver Creek to meet and train with other members of a white nationalist gang.
Local students are doing their part and giving back to those in need and reached out to the Department of Family and Children Services with a donation in recent days.
One talented Rockmart Middle School student – Zion Bradley – is soon to represent Polk School District at the upcoming regional spelling bee where he will test his knowledge and spelling abilities against other first-place students from around Georgia.
Polk School District is getting ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents looking to enroll their children in pre-k or kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can do so as early as March.