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Ensley: Carpenter bees are destructive

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.

  • icon Posted: April 17

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Bluegrass festival season underway: High, lonesome, and so much fun
Posted: April 16, 2015

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.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, April 15 edition
Posted: April 16, 2015

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 begins for annual Homespun Festival in Rockmart
Posted: April 16, 2015

Early planning has begun for the 37th annual Homespun Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 in downtown Rockmart.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, April 15 edition
Posted: April 15, 2015

American Legion Post No. 12 of Rockmart will host a fundraising event for Relay for Life on April 18.

People come to ‘storehouse’ for assistance
Posted: April 15, 2015

The “storehouse” at Crossview Community Church is the center of a food ministry that continues to provide groceries to people in this area.

Kennesaw State honor society selects Spann
Posted: April 14, 2015

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Russell Seth Spann for membership in the local chapter of Kennesaw State University.

Countywide event planned at Antioch
Posted: April 14, 2015

“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.

Chicken-Q event coming Friday at Pine Bower Baptist to raise funds for missionary work
Posted: April 14, 2015

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.

Community Relations Commission honors activists in Proclamation Ceremony
Posted: April 14, 2015

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.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, April 8, 2015 edition
Posted: April 10, 2015

Amber Snowden and Michael Woods of Summerville announce the arrival of a daughter Autumn Skye Woods. She was born on March 22, 2015.

Children invited to join the fun Tuesdays at Rockmart Library
Posted: April 10, 2015

A number of young children typically enjoy visiting the Rockmart Library with their parents, especially at 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Local help available for soil test
Posted: April 10, 2015

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.

Taylorsville church completes building project; dedication set
Posted: April 10, 2015

The $700,000 building project has been completed at historic Taylorsville Baptist Church, located at 19 Church Street in the Polk-Bartow Community.

Community finds food at Helping Hands Ministries
Posted: April 08, 2015

Helping Hands Ministries of Rockmart continues to feed the hungry in Polk County.

Momentum expected to build as plans for Fourth Friday Concert Series launched
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 3:14 pm

The Fourth Friday Concert Series will return to Cedartown this summer, bringing live music, great food and classic cars to the heart of Downtown

Glover joins Floyd Primary Care in Cedartown
Posted: April 07, 2015

Shelle Glover, M.D., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network in Cedartown.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, April 8 edition
Posted: April 07, 2015

Want to have your event included in the calendar of events? E-mail them to kmyrick@npco.com or ahagin@npco.com by the Wednesday before the item needs to run.

Adult reading program being held at Cedartown, Rockmart libraries
Posted: April 07, 2015

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.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, April 1, 2015 edition
Posted: April 03, 2015

Bambi Smith and David Smith of Rockmart announce the birth of a daughter Paislea Smith. She was born on March 17, 2015.

Caring for the lily you get during Easter
Posted: April 03, 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.

‘Real jewels’ are discovered in many familiar locations
Posted: April 03, 2015

A number of jewels can be found in Rockmart Government Complex, located at 316 Piedmont Avenue.

Zoey, Polk 4-H’er, qualifies for state
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 10:49 am

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.

Anna Kresge UMC celebrates Easter with displays
Posted: April 02, 2015

The church family of Kresge United Methodist would like for you to come and celebrate Easter with the congregation during Holy Week.

New books now available at the Cedartown Library
Posted: April 02, 2015

The following new books are now available at the Cedartown Library, located at 245 East Avenue, Cedartown.

Up With Son Wildwood Run slated on April 4
Posted: April 02, 2015

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).

Register now for art class with the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center
Posted: April 01, 2015

Rockmart Cultural Arts Center lists the following activities for this week.

Polk County celebrating Holy Week
Posted: April 01, 2015

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.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, April 1, 2015 edition
Posted: March 31, 2015

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 from the March 25, 2015 edition
Posted: March 31, 2015

The Tech Corner is a weekly technology news and advice column presented each week courtesy of Melvin McCrary at Ga. Computer Depot in Cedartown.

‘For Better or Worse’ presented live in Rockmart tonight, Saturday
Posted: March 27, 2015

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 scheduled for ‘A Fairy Tale Ballet’
Posted: March 26, 2015

Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, March 25 edition
Posted: March 26, 2015

The Standard Journal wishes to congratulate the following new parents:

Bellview centennial: Remembering early years in church and community
Posted: March 26, 2015

(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.)

Standard Journal Calendar of Events, March 25 edition
Posted: March 25, 2015

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. 

Polk Healthcare Foundation donates specialized crib to PMC
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Polk Healthcare Foundation completed its first fundraising project by providing the new hospital with a specialized crib for hospital care of newborns.

Bellview celebrates centennial with special events
Posted: March 24, 2015

Bellview Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.

The Tech Corner, March 18, 2015 edition
Posted: March 20, 2015

$10,000 Apple Smartwatch has an 18-Karat Gold Case

Call for artists issued for new March exhibit
Posted: March 19, 2015

A call for artists has been issued for “Small Town Life” submissions. The deadline is March 23.

Tallapoosa Dogwood festival returning in April
Posted: March 19, 2015

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.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, March 18, 2015 edition
Posted: March 19, 2015

Congratulations go out to the following new parents:

Annual Cedar Valley arts festival coming in April
Posted: March 19, 2015

This year’s Cedar Valley Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 in Historic Peek Park in Cedartown.

Gospel Play returning to Rockmart
Posted: March 18, 2015

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.

Polk Farm Bureau represented at GFB Foundation gala
Posted: March 18, 2015

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.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, March 18, 2015 edition
Posted: March 17, 2015

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.

Graves to announce Youth Art winners
Posted: March 17, 2015

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.

Ensley: Keep yards from being overrun by winter weeds
Posted: March 17, 2015

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.

Crowd enjoys celebration of Welsh heritage in Rockmart
Posted: March 17, 2015

Plans told to make 2016 WELSHfest bigger, better

The Tech Corner, March 11, 2015 edition
Posted: March 16, 2015

Net Neutrality

Area Calendar of Events for the March 11, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 1:23 pm

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.

New Arrivals for the March 11, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Posted: March 10, 2015

Congratulations go out to the following new families in the area: 

Free bat house building workshop at Little River Canyon National Preserve

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.

  • icon Posted: April 20

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