Could rain finally be returning to Polk County? There's a chance of it to start the week and into Tuesday, but don't expect much as the National Weather Service calls for one more day of sunshine and highs near 90, but a cool down is coming with highs expected for the rest of the week to be the low to mid 80s and the into the 70s, and overnight lows into the lower 50s.
This week’s Standard Journal Pets of the Week start off with ID No. 33396095, a young adult female dog without a name. She’s about 2 years old, weighs approximately 60 pounds and is a bit underweight. She walks on leash but also pulls a bit, and appears to get along well with other dogs.
Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its impact on water supplies and the need for water conservation.
Look for sunshine to dominate the forecast as the week comes to a close and through the weekend, with chances of showers returning to start next week according to the National Weather Service forecast. Otherwise its clear skies and highs in the low 90s for the next few days.
A woods fire that scorched close to 150 acres of timber land in an area northwest of Cave Spring was about 75 percent contained Thursday night, according to Wendy Burnett, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Aragon City Council members Duel Mitchell and Tammy Mulkey heard statements from both sides of the Frettiesburg Drive movement during their September meeting, but were content to let the issue go unresolved for the time being as the neighborhood seeks to de-annex from the city limits.
Danny Forsyth, the City of Aragon's building inspector and code enforcement officer, can remember times when the mill was running and a flag flew proudly over the village. It was a proud symbol of the city, and when the mill shut down eventually the flag came down as well.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce's Political Forum is being moved up a week to Thursday, Oct. 6 in order to accommodate scheduling conflicts according to a message from Government Affairs Committee chair Jordan Hubbard on Wednesday.
It's the first day of autumn, but it sure doesn't feel like it in Polk County as the National Weather Service forecast is calling for temperatures to remain around the low 90s today, and more of the same for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
The Council of Accountability Court Judges held their 2016 Inaugural Training Conference at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia September 11-13, 2016. This conference was titled “Getting Back to Basics.”
Look for another day of sunny skies in Polk County on this final day of summer as the National Weather Service calls for highs in the low 90s here at midweek, and more of the same through the rest of the week and into the weekend.
A little bit of rain brought with it some slightly cooler temperatures, but expect sunshine for the day and highs in the upper 80s to start off the week according to the National Weather Service forecast.