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Friday 11/28/2014
West Chosen as Polk County Farmer of the Year
Posted: November 28, 2014

Duane West, Jr. has been named 2014 Polk County Farmer of the Year.

Friday forecast: sunny, high 48
Posted: November 28, 2014

Polk County is being greeted with below freezing temperatures to start out the day, but look for sunshine to bring it up to the upper 40s according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday 11/27/2014
Book Club remains on holiday break, next meeting to be announced in Jan.
Posted: November 27, 2014

From staff reports

Time of fellowship and sharing memories scheduled for people who have lost loved ones
Posted: November 27, 2014

The Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Rockmart has sponsored a night of remembrance for the past 10 years.

New Arrivals for the Polk County Standard Journal, Nov. 26 edition
Posted: November 27, 2014

Natasha Cummings and Kevin Cummings of Cedartown announce the birth of a son William Ethan Cummings. He was born on Nov. 16, 2014.

Holiday Gift Shop now open; new classes to begin in January 2015
Posted: November 27, 2014

Rockmart Cultural Commission has an-nounced the “Holiday Gift Shop” will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20.

Gas prices still dropping around Northwest Georgia for Thanksgiving holiday travel
Posted: November 27, 2014

The Thanksgiving holiday is here and drivers will find prices still dropping at the pump around the region as they get ready to travel.

New hospital seeks volunteers for coming year
Posted: November 27, 2014

Those looking to give more of themselves this holiday season and throughout 2015 can start at the new Polk Medical Center.

Holiday thankfulness abounds in Polk County
Posted: November 27, 2014

Thankfulness this year in Polk County goes beyond the typical answers of family and health with many saying they have made it through some difficult times.

Thanksgiving forecast: partly sunny and windy, high 47
Posted: November 27, 2014

Expect cloudy skies for the Thanksgiving Day forecast in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for cooler temperatures and wind gusts for the day.

Compassion Building locks up residents to purchase turkeys
Posted: November 27, 2014

Tara and Rydell Palmer of the Compassion Building reported that after a successful year of locking up local residents for charity, the organization raised enough money to purchase 25 turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Standard Journal Calendar of events, Nov. 26 edition
Posted: November 26, 2014

New Prospect Baptist Church, 750 Prospect Road, Rockmart, will host a fifth Sunday night singing at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

Obituaries for the Nov. 26, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: November 26, 2014

Mr. Welchel

Column: My (lack of) Thanksgiving Traditions
Posted: November 26, 2014

A bleak, rainy Sunday afternoon greeted me in Cedartown as I sat down at my messy desk to figure out what to type this week about Thanksgiving. These past years have seen my houses divided, traditions turned upside down and even a flare up of a deep fryer which sent flames shooting toward me.

Adorable Pets Grooming service hits the road
Posted: November 26, 2014

Owner Sunshine Coats has taken her business – Adorable Pets Grooming – on the road.

Buchanan man killed in 1 vehicle wreck on Vinson Mountain Road Tuesday
Posted: November 26, 2014

A Buchanan man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck on Vinson Mountain Road last night, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier. 

Gas prices still dropping - lowest prices at $2.38 near Tenn. border
Posted: November 26, 2014

Gas prices are staying on a steady decline as the busiest travel season of the year approaches. Tennessee prices are among the lowest in the nation on average. Georgia and Alabama remain near the bottom of the list as well. A few states on average remain lower and prices near Hattiesburg, Mississippi even got down around $2.28.

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meal for deserving local families
Posted: November 26, 2014

Saturday, Nov. 22, volunteers arrived early to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the public.

Tradition that began in Mexico passes through Cedartown
Posted: November 26, 2014

An ongoing tradition made its way through Cedartown last Thursday as those participating in the Guadalupe Torch Run 2014 ran through the city.

HON Celebrates 45 years in Cedartown with ceremony
Posted: November 26, 2014

Employees of the HON Company are celebrating this month the 45th anniversary of the beginning of operations of the furniture factory in Cedartown.

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