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History Column: Looking back for the Aug. 27, 2014 Standard Journal

(Editor’s Note: Fourth in a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ are as of the time this article was written.)

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Free series of line dancing classes offered to adults
Posted: August 24, 2014

The Cedartown Sole Mates, a local line dance group, plans a free series of introductory classes for interested adults September 16 through November 4.

A Guide to Getting Out on the River: Joe Cook completes guide to Chattahoochee River for local paddlers, canoeists, anglers
Posted: August 24, 2014

Joe Cook has spent almost his entire life on the river. And through his role as advocacy and communication director for Coosa River Basin Initiative, he’s tried to share his passion for enjoying and protecting Georgia’s waterways.

Christmas Child drive countdown to begin
Posted: August 24, 2014

The annual Polk County Operation Christmas Child Countdown/Kickoff Event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Bellview Baptist Church, 2333 North Bellview Rd., Rockmart.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Local church provides help to children
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Cedartown First United Methodist Church recently conducted a school supply drive.

Friday 08/22/2014
Paint parties begin soon at Rockmart Arts Center
Posted: August 22, 2014

Autumn not only brings cooler weather but an increasing variety of activities to the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Standard Journal Book Club meeting on Thursday
Posted: August 20, 2014

Only one day remains to finish reading the August selection for the Standard Journal Book Club, being held once again at the Cedartown Public Library.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
History Column: Looking back. . .
Posted: August 19, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Second in a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ was from the time this article was written.)

Classical guitarist to play at Cedartown Library on Aug. 28
Posted: August 19, 2014

On Thursday, August 28th at 5:00 pm, classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one hour concert at the Cedartown Public Library. The performance is one of his last engagements during his Summer concert season.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
This week's Rockmart Farmers Market features Berry College products, Posey's Pet Shelter
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The Berry College farm “season’s market” is now bringing their unique fruit and vegetable varieties to the Rockmart Farmers Market, located at 108 Water Street downtown.

Love Loud event a success
Posted: August 13, 2014

Love Loud, a back to school celebration, drew a large crowd of adults and children to Crossview Community Church in Rockmart on Friday, Aug. 8.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Blind Tiger: The Legend of “Bell Tree” Smith will have a screening at Cedartown's West Cinema
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Every town has its myths. In Bluffton, Alabama, myth takes the form of a man—a presumed legendary bootlegger named William Anderson “Bell Tree” Smith. An entrepreneur, shrewd businessman and infamous purveyor of fine, illegal spirits, Smith’s legend has been told and re-told throughout the region for more than a hundred years, far outlasting even the town in which he sold his wares. But every man, especially one of myth, has his contradictions.

Monday 08/11/2014
Brooks presents Elvis tribute on Aug. 16
Posted: August 11, 2014

Rockmart Cultural Arts Center has welcomed Bill J. Brooks and his wife, Wanda.

Polk History Series: Memories of another time and place
Posted: August 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ was from the time this article was written.

Sunday 08/10/2014
SRP winners named at Cedartown Library
Posted: August 10, 2014

“I am surprised,” said Kilik Dulaney as he admired the bicycle he won during the Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Cedartown Library.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Church plans to distribute free supplies
Posted: August 09, 2014

Faith Missionary Baptist Church has announced free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 9 or until supplies run out.

Alzheimer’s Association hosts ‘Cafe’
Posted: August 09, 2014

The Alzheimer’s As-sociation will host a Mid-Day Café from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Cedartown Church of God in Cedartown.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Churches host River of Life mission project
Posted: July 27, 2014

More than 100 youth and adult volunteers participated in the Polk 2014 Rivers of Life mission project July 9 through July 13.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Cedartown group travels to 'Israel'
Posted: July 26, 2014

The Triple L Club of Cedartown First Baptist Church recently loaded the church bus for a trip to Ancient Israel.

Rockmart Cultural Arts Theatre site of ‘Elvis and Friends’ Aug. 18
Posted: July 26, 2014

Rockmart Cultural Arts Theatre and Bill J. Brooks will present “Elvis and Friends” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Pageant for local beauties slated at Arts Center Theatre on July 26
Posted: July 24, 2014

Onyx Pageant Systems has announced the 2014 “Miss Calendar Girl”™ pageant will be held at the Arts Center Theatre in Rockmart at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

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