What looks like a bumblebee but sounds like a chainsaw? You may have seen one flying around the eaves of your home or boring holes in wood. This industrious little creature is the carpenter bee.
Bluegrass has had its ups and downs in the mainstream American music culture, but after each lull, it has come back more popular than it was before.
Amber Garrison and Gary Garrison Jr. of Aragon announce the birth of a son Connor James Howard Garrison. He was born on April 2, 2015.
Early planning has begun for the 37th annual Homespun Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 in downtown Rockmart.
American Legion Post No. 12 of Rockmart will host a fundraising event for Relay for Life on April 18.
The “storehouse” at Crossview Community Church is the center of a food ministry that continues to provide groceries to people in this area.
The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Russell Seth Spann for membership in the local chapter of Kennesaw State University.
“Homeless for a Day”, a countywide youth event, will be hosted by Shiloh Baptist Church at Polk-Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch), located at 3229 Antioch Road.
Pine Bower Baptist Church will host a Chicken-Q on Friday, April 17 to help raise money for work on the Navajo reservation with the church's mission team.
More than 100 people were present Sunday for a Proclamation Ceremony recognizing the 2015 Marin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Honorees named by the Community Relations Commission.
Amber Snowden and Michael Woods of Summerville announce the arrival of a daughter Autumn Skye Woods. She was born on March 22, 2015.
A number of young children typically enjoy visiting the Rockmart Library with their parents, especially at 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
How sweet is the soil around your home? If you don’t know, you need to find out. But don’t go out and taste a spoonful – have it tested by bringing a sample to the Polk County Extension Office.
The $700,000 building project has been completed at historic Taylorsville Baptist Church, located at 19 Church Street in the Polk-Bartow Community.
Helping Hands Ministries of Rockmart continues to feed the hungry in Polk County.
The Fourth Friday Concert Series will return to Cedartown this summer, bringing live music, great food and classic cars to the heart of Downtown
Shelle Glover, M.D., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network in Cedartown.
We still can spend may pleasant hours browsing the non-digital shelves of our local libraries, but these quiet places of refuge are also taking advantage of new technologies to meet the contemporary needs of their patrons.
Bambi Smith and David Smith of Rockmart announce the birth of a daughter Paislea Smith. She was born on March 17, 2015.
During the spring, one of the most beautiful ornamental flowers is the Easter lily. We can thank Louis Houghton, a World War I soldier, for the popularity of the Bermuda lily, which is better known as the Easter lily in this country.
A number of jewels can be found in Rockmart Government Complex, located at 316 Piedmont Avenue.
Junior and Senior 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton Georgia to compete against over 800 other 4-H’ers from North Georgia, in our annual District Project Achievement Competition.
The church family of Kresge United Methodist would like for you to come and celebrate Easter with the congregation during Holy Week.
The following new books are now available at the Cedartown Library, located at 245 East Avenue, Cedartown.
The 12th annual “Up With the Son Wildwood Run” activities will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at Polk Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch).
Rockmart Cultural Arts Center lists the following activities for this week.
The most sacred week of the year for Christians - Holy Week - has arrived for 2015. Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday and includes events such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is the week when Christians remember and celebrate what Jesus went through and accomplished during His final week on Earth.
Anna Kresge United Methodist Church, 15 Booger Hallow Rd., Cedartown, has invited the community to visit them for a "Stations of the Cross" reflection during Holy Week. This event is for individuals, friends or family groups.
The Tech Corner is a weekly technology news and advice column presented each week courtesy of Melvin McCrary at Ga. Computer Depot in Cedartown.
Rockmart Pastor Davilyn Williams Gospel stage play, “For Better or For Worse?” will be live in Rockmart on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28.
Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.
The Standard Journal wishes to congratulate the following new parents:
(Editor’s note: The following article was written by the late Mrs. Nettie Sorrells Campbell revealing her memories of Bellview church during her childhood and youth.)
Editor's Note: This week's calendar of events was left out of the paper due to space restrictions, but will return for the April 1 edition.
The Polk Healthcare Foundation completed its first fundraising project by providing the new hospital with a specialized crib for hospital care of newborns.
Bellview Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.
$10,000 Apple Smartwatch has an 18-Karat Gold Case
A call for artists has been issued for “Small Town Life” submissions. The deadline is March 23.
One of the area’s oldest traditions, the 30th Annual Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival, is expected to attract a record number of visitors at the two day event, April 10-11, and especially invites all from points near and far.
Congratulations go out to the following new parents:
This year’s Cedar Valley Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 in Historic Peek Park in Cedartown.
Rockmart Pastor Davilyn Williams Gospel stage play, “For Better or For Worse?” will be live in Rockmart on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28. The play, written and directed by Williams, will also star Williams. The play is also going to be recorded live.
Georgia Farm Bureau members and members of Georgia’s ag community enjoyed a festive evening March 7 as the organization held its inaugural gala for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain.
A pinto bean supper fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in the Live Oak Church Fellowship Hall, 150 Live Oak Road, Aragon.
Congressman Tom Graves will present the 2015 Congressional Youth Art Winners at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center in the Art Gallery, 316 N. Piedmont Ave, Bldg. 300.
Have winter weeds taken over your lawn? The seed (for next year’s crop) mature in late winter and early spring. The grassy winter annuals include annual bluegrass and little barley. Broad leaf winter annuals include henbit, common chick weed, pepperweed, Carolina geranium, buttercup, wild garlic, and Shepherd’s purse.
Plans told to make 2016 WELSHfest bigger, better
The American Legion, Post 86, 1675 Rockmart Hwy., Cedar-town, will be holding the monthly membership meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. A free meal presented by the Post 86 Auxiliary, starting at 6:30 p.m., will be served. All members and area veterans are encouraged to attend.
Congratulations go out to the following new families in the area:
Little River Canyon National Preserve is hosting a free bat house building workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Pre-cut kits will be available to construct during two different workshops: 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.