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Gas prices remain stable in Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas

Gas prices are look to have stabilized for the moment in Northwest Georgia, sticking just below the $2 mark in some areas, and hovering around the $1.80 mark in others. 

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Friday 01/30/2015
Standard Journal Pets of the Week, Jan. 28, 2015
Posted: January 30, 2015

The latest Standard Journal Pets of the Week are looking for forever homes today as they wait for adoption at the Polk County Animal Control facility.

County board favors new gateway signage presented by Chamber
Posted: January 30, 2015

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has voiced support of a signage plan presented by Karen Nissen and April Welch, Chamber of Commerce Imaging and Marketing Committee.

Friday forecast: sunny, high 48
Posted: January 30, 2015

Sunshine is in store for today, but don't look for the warm weather we had in Polk County yesterday. The National Weather Service is calling for a high only in the upper 40s.

Thursday 01/29/2015
GDOT: Be alert for black ice early Friday
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm

 CARTERSVILLE Black ice is possible Friday morning in the highest elevations of Northwest Georgia.

Lights & More opens for business near Aragon
Posted: January 29, 2015

Lights & More 101 is now open for business at 3205 Rome Highway near Aragon, according to Jennifer Goodwill, owner.

ARC blood drive at Victory
Posted: January 29, 2015

An American Red Cross Community (ARC) Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Victory Baptist Church.

Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Feb. 2
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) supports the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the National Weather Service in observing February 2-6, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Encouraging families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events is the goal of the observance with a daily focus on these topics:

Standard Journal New Arrivals, Jan. 28 edition
Posted: January 29, 2015

Heather Hindmon and Phillip Hindmon of Rome announce the birth of a son Tanner James Hindmon. He was born on Jan. 17, 2015.

Gas prices remain steady in Northwest Georgia as oil prices level out
Posted: January 29, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Relocation of Polk’s 911 system planned
Posted: January 29, 2015

County officials consider relocation of Polk’s 911 system as an important issue for 2015.

Column Extra: Bicycle Races on City Sidewalks
Posted: January 29, 2015

A common problem in downtown Cedartown (I’ll admit I haven’t seen this as often in Rockmart, but surely it must be a problem everywhere) is bicycles on the sidewalks.

Staff changes made in City of Aragon
Posted: January 29, 2015

Mayor Ken Suffridge has announced the following changes, effective immediately, in staff positions in the City of Aragon.

Ga. Computer Depot Computer Corner, Jan. 28 edition
Posted: January 29, 2015

Microsoft fighting a federal search warrant

Thursday forecast: partly sunny, high 60
Posted: January 29, 2015

Expect a cloudy day in Polk County today, but sunshine is just right around the corner according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Waiting proved God faithful to church needing building
Posted: January 28, 2015

Sometimes God makes you wait, according to Tommy Pope, pastor of Unbroken Covenant Cathedral in Cedartown.

Standard Journal Calendar of Events, Jan. 28, 2015
Posted: January 28, 2015

A planning meeting for Cedartown High School’s graduating class of 1965 will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Polk Memory Gardens.

Local law enforcement have mixed feelings on body cameras
Posted: January 28, 2015

Mandatory body cameras on police officers will solve some problems, but could cause a new set of issues, according to local law enforcement.

Public comments sought on new county map
Posted: January 28, 2015

A proposed new digital zoning map has been developed for property in unincorporated Polk County, according to Manager Matt Denton.

Arrest in Ranger theft case expected in few weeks
Posted: January 28, 2015

Gordon County law enforcement officials are still gathering and processing evidence in the theft of a significant amount of money from the city of Ranger.

Queen elected chairman of LEPC
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Todd Queen, Rockmart Fire Chief, has been elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

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