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Teens arrested for vehicle break-ins by Polk County police

Two teenage boys are facing charges related to dozens of vehicle break-ins in Polk County and will likely face similar charges from surrounding areas, according to Polk County Police Department (PCPD) officials.

  • icon Posted: September 18

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Area Calendar of Events for the Sept. 17, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: September 18, 2014

A fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child will be held at Live Oak Baptist Church beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Governor: Thousands of jobs, billions in capital investment in Northwest Georgia
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday during a visit to Calhoun thousands of jobs have been created in Northwest Georgia.

UPDATE: Beef show called off for fair tonight, performances still for senior night
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 11:29 am

UPDATE: The Beef show, previously scheduled for 6 p.m., has been called off due to a lack of entries for tonight. Performance are still scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. with Young's Grove Baptist Church's Youth Group. 

Marietta Street UMC to host anniversary observance
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Marietta Street United Methodist Church, 401 Robert L. Parks Blvd. in Cedartown, will host its 145th anniversary and revival beginning on Saturday, Sept. 20.

From Darth Vader to a utility sink available at city auction Sept. 27
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

The City of Cedartown is planning a surplus auction for Sept. 27 with a variety of items up for sale, from Darth Vader to the utility sink.

Thursday forecast: Sunny, high 84
Posted: September 18, 2014

Look for another day of sunshine and warm temperatures in Polk County, according to the National Weather Service.

Cedartown United Fund helping locals for decades
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Cedartown United Fund (CUF), established in 1960, is an independent agency serving the Cedartown area.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Polk County Fair continues tonight with performances from Scarlet Wool, Freedom Baptist Church Youth and Josh Nichols
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Polk County Fair continues tonight, and those patrons who bring their church bulletins can get a discount at the gates. 

New Arrivals for the Sept. 17, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: September 17, 2014

Kristin Aranda Myers and Neil Lee Myers Jr. of Silver Creek announce the birth of a daughter Gabrielle Grace Myers. She was born on Sept. 8, 2014.

Obituaries from the Sept. 17, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: September 17, 2014

Mr. Ward

Polk County EMA participates in National Preparedeness Month
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign and Polk County Emergency are encouraging residents to take simple, but important, preparedness steps in observance of National Preparedness Month this September.

Rockmart seeks grants for community projects
Posted: September 17, 2014

Ron Sitterding, a Rome consultant, has been hired to explore grant options available from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Rockmart Mayor Steve Miller.

Wednesday forecast: sunny skies, high 83
Posted: September 17, 2014

Look for another nice day in Polk County as clear skies are expected for the day, and for the next few days according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Polk County Commissioners approve ordinance changes
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has amended several of its ordinances, including emergency management and response powers.

Cedartown Fall Festival coming on Oct. 4
Posted: September 17, 2014

Cedartown’s Fall Festival is right around the corner, with the annual Shriner’s Parade and a dog show as part of the festivities this year.

Akins printing to repair following wreck damage
Posted: September 17, 2014

Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, has extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a recent accident.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

UPDATE: Cedartown convenience stores closed in illegal gambling investigation
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Law enforcement agencies say that an investigation involving two local convenience stores over the illegal use of gaming machines has been classified as ongoing.

Polk County Health Department taking appointments for flu shots in mid-October
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Polk County Health Department will begin offering flu immunizations by appointment in mid-October at both the Cedartown and Rockmart locations during regular business hours.

Rockmart millage rate set for 2015
Posted: September 16, 2014

Rockmart city council members have approved an ad valorem rate of 8.989, the same as last year.

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