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Thursday 02/26/2015
Cedartown High to hold surplus sale on March 7
Posted: February 26, 2015

Just about everything must go from the Polk School District’s surplus inventory at the vocational buildings at Cedartown High School in an upcoming sale on March 7.

City of Cedartown's new street sweeper goes into operation
Posted: February 26, 2015

The City of Cedartown Public Works Department received a special delivery last Friday afternoon – a new TYMCO 600 Regenerative Air Sweeper. The new machine replaces the city’s old sweeper, which suffered equipment failure in the summer of 2014.

Winter weather shuts down schools, offices in Polk County
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:34 pm

An afternoon and evening of snowfall left a blanket of white covering Polk County this morning, which is already starting to thaw out, but local offices and schools remain closed for the day. 

Thursday forecast: partly sunny, high 40
Posted: February 26, 2015

Winter weather has come and gone in Polk County, and the snow and ice should start melting by later today as the National Weather Service calls for some sunshine and temperatures well above freezing.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
UPDATE: Schools, Cedartown City hall closed Thursday, minor wrecks reported in Polk due to winter weather
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:19 pm

UPDATE: 

PCSO offering program for Craigslist sales
Posted: February 25, 2015

Want to make a deal on Craigslist, but worried about the potential for problems? The Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants to help.

Cedartown Employee Spotlight: Kyle Watters
Posted: February 25, 2015

When he’s not busy putting out flames, Cedartown Fire Captain Kyle Watters passes the time on his farm, looking after a herd of 34 cows and one somewhat stubborn bull.

Obituaries for the Feb. 25, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mr. Napolitan

Rockmart approves urban redevelopment area
Posted: February 25, 2015

The City of Rockmart is set to move forward with redevelopment plans following the approval of a resoluition during their monthly meeting approving of a urban redevelopment area plan.

New principal to take over at Rockmart High following spring break
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:35 am

Rockmart High School is set to get a new principal following the end of spring break in early April as DeAnna Williams chooses to leave the school system to pursue other passions. 

Wednesday forecast: snow expected this afternoon, high 36
Posted: February 25, 2015

Snowfall is on the way for this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, and commuters should keep an eye out for freezing fog as well.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Deal: State of emergency to begin at 2 p.m., government offices close at noon
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 8:03 pm

In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia tomorrow -- including Floyd and surrounding counties -- Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government offices in the affected areas to close at noon tomorrow and declared a state of emergency for disaster preparedness starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE: Schools closed in Polk County on Wednesday
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Update:

New Arrivals for the Feb. 25, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Posted: February 24, 2015

The Polk County Standard Journal would like to extend its congratulations to the following new parents in the area:

Polk County says goodbye to Billy Croker
Posted: February 24, 2015

Family and friends gathered at First Baptist Church in Cedartown today to celebrate the life of one of Polk County’s greatest business and political leaders.

Water Authority finishes work at Deaton Springs pumping station
Posted: February 24, 2015

After several months of construction, the enclosure facility at the Deaton Spring pumping station has been completed and is in operation, according to a press release from the Polk County Water Authority.

Column: The Transportation Blues
Posted: February 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: The bill has slightly changed since it’s last iteration when coming out of committee, but I still stand behind the sentiment.

Tax fraud cases reported in Polk County
Posted: February 24, 2015

At least two tax fraud cases were reported to Polk County Police as the season for filing forms with the federal and state government continues on through April.

Williams St. in Aragon to become a two-way
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 5:41 pm

The City of Aragon is set to make big changes in March to their spending process, but first city council members decided to change a few other items during their February meeting.

Tuesday forecast: chance of winter weather before noon, high 45
Posted: February 24, 2015

Another round of overnight winter weather has come and gone, and the National Weather Service is calling for a return of the white stuff on Wednesday.

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