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New arrivals for the Polk County Standard Journal, Oct. 1 edition

Jerlisa Dennis and Adrian Gibbons of Cedartown announce the birth of a daughter Amariee Lourae Gibbons. She was born on Sept. 20, 2014.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Obituaries for the Oct. 1, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 01, 2014

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Concert planned for Special Olympics
Posted: October 01, 2014

“Rock’in at The Rock” for Polk County Special Olympics will be presented live at the Rock near Rockmart on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Voter registration ends Monday for November election
Posted: October 01, 2014

There’s just over a month to go before Polk County residents head to the polls to cast their ballots, but the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is just about here.

Flu shots now available at Polk County Health Department
Posted: October 01, 2014

The Polk County Health Department is now administering flu immunizations at both the Cedartown and Rockmart locations during regular business hours.

Polk Medical Center patient numbers, profits higher than expected
Posted: October 01, 2014

Polk Medical Center has taken in more than $10 million in revenue for the year with an average of 480 visits to the emergency room at the hospital.

Breast Cancer testing, awareness important to all
Posted: October 01, 2014

Laura Hicks knew that she was considered high risk for breast cancer.

Why the paper is pink?
Posted: October 01, 2014

By now, you’ve probably noticed there’s something a little different about this week's edition of the Polk County Standard Journal.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 86
Posted: October 01, 2014

Another day of sunny skies are on the horizon in Polk County, with a high in the mid 80s as we start off the month of October, according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Helping hands provides food assistance to locals
Posted: October 01, 2014

Volunteers from Helping Hands Ministries of Rockmart were called to assist with a “drive through giveaway” from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Police: Man steals truck, shoots tire
Posted: October 01, 2014

A Calhoun man is facing a number of charges after allegedly stealing a truck, then shooting the tire of man who confronted him about the alleged theft.

Standard Journal Book Club meeting rescheduled for Oct. 9
Posted: October 01, 2014

Editor Kevin Myrick would like to apologize to those Book Club fans who were hoping to discuss “Mere Christianity” on Sept. 25, but the planned meeting will be held again.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Family suffers from heat after air conditioner is shot
Posted: September 30, 2014

An air conditioning unit was the victim of a random shooting, according to Polk County Police Department reports.

Community Share Ministries holding fall bazaar
Posted: September 30, 2014

Community Share Ministries will be holding a fall bazaar this Saturday that will include fun for the whole family and a movie to cap off the night.

Police investigating Antioch Road blaze
Posted: September 30, 2014

Four fire units were called to Antioch Road around 3:50 a.m. this morning to battle a blaze in a shop behind a home.

Pup at Animal Control to help Wounded Warriors
Posted: September 30, 2014

One local pup will be doing his duty by taking on the role of a helper dog for the Wounded Warrior project once he’s old enough to start his training.

Fooled twice, woman calls police on phone scam
Posted: September 30, 2014

One local resident was fooled twice before calling police about a phone scam, according to county police reports.

New director starts work at Cedartown Library
Posted: September 30, 2014

Jeannie Grant has assumed the position of branch manager at Cedartown Library, located at 245 East Avenue.

Barge stops by Van Wert for school visit
Posted: September 30, 2014

An ambitious goal of visiting schools in every district in the state is close to being completed as State School Superintendent visited Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart.

GHC expands tobacco-free policy
Posted: September 30, 2014

In accordance with the University System of Georgia’s new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1.

Sheriff: Beware of phone scam callers posing as deputy to collect fake fines
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 10:26 am

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says his office has received a number of reports from citizens who have received scam telephone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy sheriff.

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