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Friday 09/26/2014
State Route 6 in Polk County to be named in honor of Trooper Billy Tanner
Posted: September 26, 2014

CARTERSVILLE – Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden and Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough are pleased to announce that a section of State Route 6 in Polk County will be named in honor of State Trooper Billy Arthur Tanner who lost his life in line of duty on April 11, 1970.

Letter to the Editor: Hubbard explains ‘no’ vote on old hospital
Posted: September 26, 2014

Anyone that knows me, from my younger days to my college days, knows that I would always come back to the City of Cedartown. I was born and raised here, I work here, I play here, I am involved here— and have no intentions of ever leaving the place that I proudly call my hometown.

Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2014
Posted: September 26, 2014

Note: all students get a selection of fresh fruit, juice with breakfast, and assorted milk with each meal. Middle and High School students also have a choice of a salad bar to select for their entrees for lunch.

Dodd: Former coroner, first responders being investigated by GBI
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 10:58 am

CEDARTOWN — The GBI is investigating former Polk County coroner Trey Litesey and other first responders in connection with a report of missing money from a crime scene, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said Thursday.

Student airlifted from Red Bud Middle School football game
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A Murray County Schools student Thursday evening was airlifted from a football game at Red Bud Middle School.

Friday's weather: mostly cloudy, highs in upper 70's
Posted: September 26, 2014

Today's forecast from the National Weather Service: Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Dunaway donates copies of books he authored to Rockmart Library
Posted: September 26, 2014

Author John Dunaway recently visited the Rockmart Public Library where he donated autographed copies of books that he has written or translated.

Thursday 09/25/2014
GCSO busts ‘major meth distribution conspiracy’ in Eastern Gordon County
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Following a month long investigation, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two women and issued warrants for a third person in a “major methamphetamine conspiracy, trafficking operation in eastern Gordon County,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt performs on Late Night with Seth Myers
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 5:51 am

Cedartown’s Sam Hunt recently performed on Late Night with Seth Myers.

Hometown Realty all about serving Polk County
Posted: September 25, 2014

Hometown Realty of Cedartown is an existing business that provides world-class service.

Judge denies bond for Goins in murder case
Posted: September 25, 2014

A woman facing murder charges for shooting a LaFayette mother as part of a scheme to snatch her newborn was not given a bond Thursday afternoon by Catoosa County chief magistrate judge Johnny Gass.

Farmers Market hosting BBQ this afternoon
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market, 108 Water Street in downtown Rockmart, is hosting a BBQ fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Standard Journal Calendar of Events for the Sept. 27, 2014 edition
Posted: September 25, 2014

Lime Branch Baptist Church welcomes everyone to the annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Keeping Faith in the Republic
Posted: September 25, 2014

Two hundred twenty-seven years ago, thirty-nine men crafted the governing document for our great nation. Meeting in a stuffy room in Philadelphia, they set out the foundation for how our country functions as a collection of sovereign states.

Woman accused of murder in baby theft scheme now in Catoosa County jail
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:39 am

A Hixson, Tenn., woman facing murder charges for fatally shooting a lady as part of a scheme to snatch her newborn baby has been extradited back to Catoosa County jail.

New books available at Rockmart Library
Posted: September 25, 2014

New books and movies are available at Rockmart Library, 316 North Piedmont Ave., Building 201.

Standard Journal Book Club meeting postponed, makeup date to be announced
Posted: September 25, 2014

Due to circumstances out of the editor's control - and because he hasn't quite finished the book yet - the Standard Journal Book Club meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Red, White and Brew has been postponed. 

Water lines out in Aragon, expected to be shut off most of the day
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Polk County Water Authority officials said that two major pipe breakages have water out for the rest of the day. 

Thursday forecast: partly sunny, high 80
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:04 am

Another day of sunshine - this time mixed with clouds - is in store for Polk County today, according to the National Weather Service.

Catoosa County sheriff says woman orchestrated murder to steal victim’s newborn
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 8:12 am

A woman, who last week claimed she shot and killed a home intruder, has been charged with murder for planning the killing to steal the victim’s newborn, Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk revealed in a news conference this morning.

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