Despite the weather, the first day of the Aragon Barbecue was a success and the show goes on today after opening softball games were played for this year's tournament Friday night.
CEDARTOWN — A Cedartown woman was pronounced dead on the scene in a wreck on North Main Street on Friday night, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier.
Khaotik will have to take the stage another day as Cedartown officials have decided that the weather forecast for tonight looks too wet to hold this month's Fourth Friday concert.
Look for chances of showers again in today's forecast, with Fourth Friday in Cedartown set to start this evening, along with the 43rd annual Aragon BBQ at Pittman Park, but otherwise expect cloudy skies and a windy day for Polk County according to the National Weather Service, with chances f…
Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats is so thankful for the help of local inmates who helped a deputy in distress during a work detail last week, he's decided that he's going to reduce their sentences.
The three first place winners for state in for the Future Business Leaders of America's competition were awarded for their hard work in network design and client services during last week's Polk County Board of Education meeting.
Look for rain to continue through the day and into the evening hours, and potential for showers on Friday and over the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for clearing next week.
Jekyll Island – Michael D. McRae of McRae Smith Peek Harman & Monroe LLP in Cedartown was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 10 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Family reunions are not only a time for food and fun, but a time for weaving a path of connection to family ancestors, where they came from, what they did, and how they aspired to fulfill their dreams. This was the vision of Mrs. Lorena Ellison Gibson in 1974 when she brought her family toge…
The Aragon Barbecue is 43 years this weekend, and celebration is set to last from Friday, June 23 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.) through Saturday, June 24 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Aragon has a slew of food, vendors, music, sports, and more lined up to make one of the city's oldest traditions feel as good as new.
The Aragon City Council needs another month to finish up their budget process, and kept the FY 2017 budget alive through until their July session after approving a continuing resolution unanimously during their latest session.
Another chance for showers is in store today, and temperatures won't feel quite like summer as the National Weather Service calls for a high of 78 for the day in Polk County, and warmer weather to come.
A healthy, attractive lawn can be the goal of many homeowners. University of Georgia experts suggest the following steps to achieve an attractive lawn this summer.
The latest step in the process for a local business owner who also calls the old Aragon School gymnasium home is facing the potential for having to find a new place to live.
Polk County officials are expected to have a busy Thursday afternoon as committees are scheduled to hold several meetings, according to releases from County Manager Matt Denton.
The City of Aragon has decided how to spend the remaining $30,000 of recreation funds left in the 2008 Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax funds for just over $30,000 to make repairs to the Aragon Historical Society building.
“This is what makes my blood sugar go down,” said Maddox Guice as he held up and showed off a number of items following a special presentation at Aragon City Hall last week.
Look for local teachers not only to get a raise in FY 2018 as the Polk County Board of Education approved a measure last week to fulfill a promise made by the state to educators.
Look for another chance for rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, but otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies for the day and a high of 82 on this final day of spring in Polk County, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The next step in the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority's plan for the old Euharlee Elementary School will be taken during the upcoming Rockmart City Council meeting in July.
On June 5-9, 48 Polk County 4-H’ers recently attended Cloverleaf Summer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers are 5th and 6th grade 4-H members.
Downtown Cedartown will be rocking on Friday night as the second event of the 2017 Summer Concert Series will take place at the corner of Prior and Main.
Editor's note: Polk County officials have revised the date of a meeting being held about flood control. The date was printed as June 20 in this week's edition, but it is being held on Wednesday this week. -KM
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Look for rain showers to kick off the week, and stick around as the National Weather Service calls for the likelihood of storms through the end of the week and into the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Rockmart Police and Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier both confirmed the identity of a woman who was found dead in a tent behind a grocery store late in the week.
Rockmart's Chick-fil-A set to open in September underwent a slight setback after Thursday afternoon's thunderstorm blew through Polk County, and construction workers will have to start again on framing on the new restaurant.
Look for another potential round of afternoon thunderstorms as the National Weather Service calls for partly sunny skies for the day, and highs up into the mid 80s.
The final numbers are in for the City of Cedartown's 2016 fiscal year budget, and they came back from auditor's Mauldin and Jenkins with a clean bill of health.
Birthdays are magical events that not only bring about celebrations with family and friends, but they also offer a time of reflection on the past year. This time of reflection is often amplified on milestone birthdays even more so.
Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the University.
The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on June 7, 2017. Congratulations go out these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
The Development Authority of Polk Countyarrived at their Cedartown meeting space bright and early for another installment of their board meeting last week on June 9.
Chick n Scratch bakery officially has open doors, and Rockmart sweets lovers will be happy to know cupcakes, cookies, cakes, drinks, and more are waiting for them downtown on Marble St.
A retirement reception is upcoming for one local Cedartown Police Department officer who has been with the force for more than two decades and is deciding it's time to hang up his hat.
Look for mostly sunny skies for the day and slight chances of afternoon showers continuing through the rest of the week and into the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast, but expect sunshine and temperatures up near 90 for the coming days.
ROME - “Reverencing our Past, Celebrating our Present, and Launching New Dimensions of Service and Sisterhood in our Future” was the theme used by Theta Omicron Omega Chapter during its three-day celebration for it's 50th anniversary.
The following students from Polk County were announced last week as having made the Georgia Northwestern Technical College President’s list. They are:
The Polk County Police Department is keeping their overall investigation over the suicide of 12-year-old Katelyn Davis open for the time being as a detective goes through hours upon hours of online video Davis left behind.