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Holbrooks- Hamlett engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Holbrooks, Jr. of Cedartown announce the engagement of their daughter Marilyn Jane Holbrooks to Alan David Hamlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hamlett of Rome, Georgia.

  • icon Posted: August 23

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Friday 08/22/2014
Georgia Highlands College recognizes outstanding faculty and staff members
Posted: August 22, 2014

Georgia Highlands’ greatest asset is its faculty and staff. At the recent annual in-service meeting, several employees were recognized for their contributions during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Standard Journal Pet of the Week for the Aug. 20, 2014 edition
Posted: August 22, 2014

A loving puppy and a snuggly cat are featured in this week’s edition of the Pet of the Week.

RBA postpones Rockfest; fireworks on tap for Sept. 5
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Rockmart Business Alliance (RBA) has postponed plans for a Rock Fest, previously scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 on Water Street, downtown.

Paint parties begin soon at Rockmart Arts Center
Posted: August 22, 2014

Autumn not only brings cooler weather but an increasing variety of activities to the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300.

Polk County Schools lunch menu, Aug. 25 through 29
Posted: August 22, 2014

Here's what students in Polk County Schools are having for lunch this week.

Friday forecast: sunny and hot with chance of afternoon thunderstorms, high 94
Posted: August 22, 2014

Another round of afternoon storms is possible as temperatures get above the 90s again with the heat index values as high as 100, according to the National Weather Service.

Rockmart Children Academy starting classes Sept. 1
Posted: August 22, 2014

Rockmart Children Academy, located at 1030 North Piedmont Avenue, will begin its first year of classes by September 1.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Sam Hunt makes debut on Grand Ole Opry
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Cedartown's own Sam Hunt has reached another country music milestone.  

Standard Journal Calendar of Events for the Aug. 20, 2014 edition
Posted: August 21, 2014

The regular meeting of the Northwest Georgia Regional Council will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the Agricultural Service Center, 1282 Highway 53 Spur, S. W. in Calhoun, Georgia.

Retired Polk educators can get free athletic passes
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education is giving a break to retired educators who still want to watch their favorite sports teams.

Vintage With a Twist opens in Cedartown
Posted: August 21, 2014

Visitors quickly notice primary colors of yellow, green and pink when parking at Vintage With a Twist, located on Main Street in Cedartown.

School board tables policy changes for students
Posted: August 21, 2014

A change in the language of four student policies was tabled during the August meeting of the Polk County Board of Education.

Thursday forecast: sunny and hot, high 95 with heat index at 100
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 9:13 am

Wet weather could be in store for this afternoon, but expect sunshine and heat for today in Polk County according to the National Weather Service.

New Victory Baptist Church sanctuary completed
Posted: August 21, 2014

The new sanctuary at Victory Baptist Church has been completed and is making a difference to people who gather there for worship.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
New arrivals for the Aug. 20, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: August 20, 2014

Megan Paige Williams and Brian Keith Williams of Cedartown announce the birth of a daughter Khloe Paige Williams. She was born on July 31, 2014.

Police seize 59 marijuna plants
Posted: August 20, 2014

County police ripped up 59 marijuana plants from Akes Station Road property after a neighbor complained, according to reports.

Obituaries for the Aug. 20, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: August 20, 2014

Mr. Short

Column: Challenge - Real cures needed, not just pills
Posted: August 20, 2014

I have always been a big fan of television. Besides books, finding a fantastic show is one of my favorite past times. These days, I find Netflix is the best purveyor of great new series. (I’ll suggest some good shows to check out at the end of the column.)

New officers are added to schools
Posted: August 20, 2014

Students headed back to class at middle and high schools in Polk County are seeing additional school resource officers to start the school year.

Cedartown commission approves spending, renews boys and girls club lease agreement
Posted: August 20, 2014

City manager says Cedartown staying on budget for year

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