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Relay for Life event coming on Nov. 3

Editor's Note: due to the elections on Nov. 4, organizers have moved the Relay for Life Kickoff event to the Rockmart Church of Christ at 201 Slate St., Rockmart, on Nov. 3. The festivities will still start at 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

Locals perform “Alice in Nightmareland”
Posted: October 22, 2014

Cedartown performers took to the stage over the weekend in the only performance of “Alice in Nightmareland,” a scary musical interpretation of the classic “Alice in Wonderland.”

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic

Standard Journal Calendar of area events for the Oct. 22, 2014 edition
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Glory Community Food Pantry invites you to participate in a free food distribution.

New Arrivals in the Oct. 22, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Whitney Blake Purvis and Weston Lewis Gosa of Rome announce the birth of a son River Blake Gosa. He was born on Oct. 14, 2014.

Taylorsville church will host revival Oct. 26-29
Posted: October 22, 2014

Taylorsville Baptist Church will host fall revival services October 26 – 29.

Column: Fear and Loathing in Polk County
Posted: October 22, 2014

One of America’s greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, said to us during some of our darkest hours that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

Obituaries in the Oct. 22, 2014 editoin of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Mr. Deems

Miller Insurance keeps customers covered through State Farm
Posted: October 22, 2014

“Good morning, may I help you,” said a smiling Anna Wright, receptionist at Mary Miller State Farm Insurance Agency in Rockmart.

Polk students make museum visit for field trip
Posted: October 22, 2014

Third grade students in the classes of Mrs. Stacey Bennett, Mrs. Joy Hindman, Mrs. Renee Hopkins, Mrs. Anessa Mize, and Mrs. Krissy Williams at Youngs Grove Elementary School recently visited Polk County Historical Society Museum.

Rockmart in December tour will feature local homes for holidays
Posted: October 22, 2014

(Editor’s note: The 2014 Tour of Homes in Rockmart will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.7. This is the first in a series on those homes open for the tour.)

Smiles found at Rockmart’s Tallatoona Early Learning Center
Posted: October 22, 2014

Classrooms at Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 South Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, are filled with happy voices as children are taught a comprehensive curriculum.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 67
Posted: October 22, 2014

Expect another day of blue skies and sunshine, with a high in the mid 60s for Polk County today, according to the National Weather Service. 

Tuesday 10/21/2014
The loneliness of a grieving child: where does help come from?
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:08 am

Two years ago, Sicily Kolbeck, 12, of Marietta designed a 128-square-foot house as part of a school project that she planned to work on with her dad.

Gas prices continue slowly dropping in Northwest Georgia area
Posted: October 21, 2014

Gas prices are slowly dropping in the Northwest Georgia area but the lowest prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.58, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Fourth annual Halloween Cruise-In Friday
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:29 pm

The Throttle Jockies of Cedartown are gathering this Friday for their monthly cruise-in, but expect it to have a spooky feel to it.

Rick Zoerb Ford hosts grand opening celebration
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:47 am

A celebration took place in Cedartown this weekend to welcome customers to the managers and staff of Rick Zoerb Ford as they conducted a grand opening day over the weekend.

City commission approves change to 911 center agreement, honors local pastor with city proclaimation for Pastor’s day
Posted: October 21, 2014

The Cedartown City Commission is moving forward with Polk County to put the new 911 center into Polk Medical Center once the hospital moves.

UPDATE: Church set to open Judgment House
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:36 am

Clarification: The script used for a Judgement House being hosted this week by a Polk County church was written by the national organization of Judgment House Inc., based in Clearwater, Fla. It is a 20-year-old script and has been used by the church for their yearly event for 19 years. It was not written based on local events.

Judge overturns ruling on foreclosed front loader
Posted: October 21, 2014

An equipment sales company can pick up its front-end loader from a Cedartown woman’s property after a judge issued his order on Tuesday stating the equipment belongs to the company.

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