Fifth Grade students and teachers at Young’s Grove Elementary (Heather Ball, Laura Cox, Colette James, Kelley Maddox,and Sandy Wood) took a field trip to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., on Tuesday, March 17.
Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.
EUHARLEE - The Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget and Assistant Chief Richard Smith were arrested today and charged with theft of government funds and violation of oath of office today, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Standard Journal wishes to congratulate the following new parents:
The Rockmart Business Alliance is seeking new members who would like to get involved in this vibrant organization.
State Rep. Trey Kelley’s bill to try and prevent fraud in the elder care industry passed the house with not a single no vote as House Bill 342 moves onto the senate.
(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.)
The annual Easter Egg Hunt in Peek Park is coming up this weekend and is free for the whole community.
Rain will be moving back into Polk County during the overnight hours and will threaten to continue Friday morning, but the biggest change will be in the temperature drop for the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast.
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.
Brent Edwards has been named acting director of Rockmart Public Works Department.
A couple of weeks ago, a strange thing happened at the Austin, Texas festival celebrating culture and technology. A small – but somewhat loud – group of protesters gathered outside of the building where the annual expo’s Interactive floor show is held and started chanting.
A historic home on the outskirts of Cedartown could get its third owner in almost 175 years when it goes on the auction block April 11.
Providing budding entrepreneurs with tools for success will be the highlight of two free business workshops that will take place at Cedartown City Hall.
Voters in the City of Aragon will get to decide whether they want Sunday sales of alcohol within the city limits during the coming November elections for a third time in as many years.
The rain is heading back toward Polk County, but now the National Weather Service forecast is calling for the return of showers on Thursday night, with a chance of some drizzle in spots today.
Polk County will be playing host to two car shows this weekend in Cedartown and Victory Baptist Church, both looking to raise money for local organizations.
The Polk Healthcare Foundation completed its first fundraising project by providing the new hospital with a specialized crib for hospital care of newborns.
The City of Aragon City Council took time out of their monthly meeting to commend the years of hard work by former Standard Journal Senior Assistant Editor Agnes Hagin, who is now back volunteering with the paper part time.
The Rockmart branch of Coosa Valley Credit Union has lost a branch manager to promotion, but gained a new one in the process according to a press release from the bank.
Bellview Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has put out a new website to help showcase what the friendly folks in this neck of the woods has to offer the rest of the world.
A Rockmart man remains in jail today on a child molestation charge after he was taken into custody Monday following and investigation by the Rockmart Police Department.
Organizers of a special breakfast honoring first responders in Rockmart believe each of these individuals is often taken for granted by the community.
Editor's Note: The print version of this story contains an error that has been corrected in the online version. We apologize for the mistake.
Polk County will see sunshine and warmth for the day, but look for clouds to start showing up again at midweek, and threaten rain by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Elementary students from Young Grove Elementary School in Polk County visited Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd Campus last week to participate in several fun educational courses, ranging from science dissections to computer lab research.
Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.
Despite the feedback some die-hard local movie lovers are getting, super powers are not required to sit through 11 films in the span of 29 hours.
$10,000 Apple Smartwatch has an 18-Karat Gold Case
A Rockmart man was found with suspected methamphetamine after being stopped by an officer for not having a tag light on his car, according to Floyd County Jail reports.
This week’s Pets of the Week are a friendly cat - showing back up at Animal Control now - and a adult pup looking for forever homes in Polk County.
A proclamation honoring first responders in Rockmart will be presented during a special breakfast on Saturday, March 21 at the Presbyterian Church, 306 South Marble Street.
Rain is expected in the forecast again for the day, but warmer temperatures are expected, along with sunny skies for Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
Cedartown High and Middle Schools were locked down today briefly as the Polk County Sheriff's Office with the help of Floyd County police officials to sweep the schools for illegal substances.
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.
As the years slide by, I find myself reminiscing about my youth spent in Rockmart. Growing up on Smith Street with my parents and sisters. I remember playing all over the neighborhood with Bill Dean. David Cole lived one street over. Anslie Garner’s grandmother lived across the street. The Thompson girls lived next door, and the Cagle girls lived just down the street. All our parents raised us and our friends. Discipline was administered by whichever parent was near. Praise and love given by all.
The National Weather Service is calling for rain showers through the day, with a chance for more on Friday and over the weekend.
Premiums in Georgia’s insurance exchange showed only a slight increase in 2015, as compared with the South overall and the nation as a whole, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.
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.
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a man with murder after a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Cartersville.
I have been thinking a lot about time lately, a subject I am both fascinated by and fearful of keeping on my mind for too long.
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.
In every legislative session, legislative day 30, which is called Crossover Day, is a crucial deadline for legislation. All bills must pass the chamber where they originated in order to cross over to the opposite chamber for consideration. In order for a bill to go to the Governor for final approval, it must pass both chambers before legislative day 40, called Sine Die.
Bids for sewage system improvements in Rockmart have been sent out, according to Manager Jeff Ellis.
Update : A 22-year old pregnant woman reported missing by family members on March 18 is safe and on her way home according to her mother Jaimie Whitfield.