As you decorate your home for the holidays, consider these colorful complements to the traditional poinsettias and evergreens.
The holiday season is not just one of presents for people, but one of charity to all. That’s why it is important to not just remember loved ones during the season of giving, but those furry friends who we call family too.
The holidays are often the time of year we not only reflect on the blessings we receive, but work to help those who may be less fortunate. From donating toys, coats or canned goods, to delivering or serving holiday meals, we want to make sure less fortunate individuals and families enjoy ble…
The week is ending in Polk County with rain again, and it'll be sticking around through the first half of the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for showers continuing through the night and chances into Saturday, but once the wet weather moves out it'll be all sunshine for several…
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Several of the snowflake lights that went on sale last Friday remain in stock for lovers of Rockmart history to take home and have as a holiday keepsake.
Kris Kringle is getting ready for his annual ride with presents for good children around the globe in the next couple of weeks. But when jolly ol’ Saint Nick makes his trip with his nine reindeer, how does he know what boys and girls want, especially here in Polk County?
A few early birds may have noticed objects in their house rattling around just after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning while others may have slept through the weak earthquake that shook up Eastern Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Metro-Atlanta.
Walt Disney World is HUGE! It comprises 43 square miles with 4 distinct main parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at http://ga.healthinspections.us/georgia/search.cfm?county=Polk. These scores were reported from October 27, 2018, through November 29, 2018.
During the busy holiday season, the most important and meaningful gift you can give is the gift of life. By giving blood, that’s the outcome doctors and nurses are able to achieve when giving patients infusions.
If you had told me in July that I would be here in the early days of December writing about a Rockmart High School football team preparing to play for a state championship I wouldn’t have laughed at the idea.
Today is the day that Rockmart and Heard County square off in the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with one prize on the line: the 2018 GHSA Class AA Football State Championship.
The Rockmart cheerleaders are excited to support the football players as they take the field at the Mercedes-Benz stadium today, and will be ready to yell “Go Jackets!” for each time they score.
With a historical 14-0 record, Rockmart High's football team has earned the right to compete at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the title of state champions. The win would be the school's first since the 1950's, and the chance to be etched into Rockmart history is on the line. Pressure may be …
The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 report. Additionally, find the Tuesday, Dec. 11 report also attached.
Enjoy a sunny, somewhat warmer day as autumn winds down in Polk County and temperatures get up into the 50s for the next couple of days, but get ready for another round of wet weather to cap off the week according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Students will be going to school late on Tuesday morning after Polk School District officials decided to delay opening of campuses with the threat of icy roads.
Tickets are on sale now for a night of fun at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center just in time for Christmas being presented by an area musician who just wanted a show that fit him, and he thought others would love too.
With the Polk School District Board of Education officially passing a new policy, local students now have extended protection against outsider solicitation.
Celebrate the holidays and help those in need by visiting the Antioch Baptist and Collard Valley Baptist live drive-thru nativity on Sunday, December 16 from 3 through 8 p.m. at 3900 Antioch Rd.
Cedartown First United Methodist Church invites the community to come out and the Christmas season with them with their opening event of the season. They’ll hold a Christmas Concert featuring the church choir on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m., their annual Blue Christmas service on Dec. 23 at 11 a.m., Ch…
As Governor Nathan Deal gets ready to leave office, he had some last minute business to finish up including the appointment of someone to fill a seat on the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court.
Look for chances of wet weather to stick around through the afternoon and evening hours after a really rainy weekend in Polk County, with sunshine returning for a short time for midweek, then back to rain showers before week's end based on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.
Give some love to furry friends this holiday season and find a place in your heart and home for a dog or cat up for adoption right now from Polk County Animal Control in this week’s edition of the Pets of the Week.
Some of Rockmart’s greatest talents adorn the wall at the new entrance to the school’s gymnasium. They look out on students, faculty and visitors alike from years gone by in uniforms well out of fashion or just recently fitted for athletes.
Chances of rain are likely for the daytime, and then more showers tonight and heading into the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for an unpleasant forecast for the coming days, and more of the same to start next week with previous potential for sleet and snow now becoming just we…
The Cedartown Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday in blowout fashion, winning 74-47 against the Pickens Dragons. The 1-3 Bulldogs showed no signs of travel exhaustion as they took them to the woodshed in the matchup.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Rockmart’s first softball signing after the end of the season came as the Rome News-Tribune All Area Player of the Year for 2018 Emily Loveless decided on where she’ll be taking her skills on the next level.
Polk Medical Center has been awarded gold status on the Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship by the Georgia Department of Public Health for its efforts to safely and effectively administer antibiotics.
Cedartown First United Methodist Church continues their mission of giving back to the community by providing children with the help they need to excel in the classroom.
The day started out frigid, but is expected to get well above freezing without the gusty winds of midweek as the National Weather Service expects the forecast to remain clear for the day, and clouds to begin rolling in overnight and at week's end as Cedartown and Rockmart prepare to celebrat…