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Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Oct. 27 through Oct. 31

Note: All students receive a choice of fresh fruit, fruit juice and assorted milk for breakfast, and fruit and milk for lunch. Middle and High School students also have the option of a salad bar for an entrée daily.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Calhoun after prom party witness: Sex acts were consensual. Investigators say victim sustained serious wounds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 8:15 am

ELLIJAY — A recent high school graduate who stumbled upon the alleged sexual assault of a woman at an after-prom party for Calhoun High students testified Thursday that the contact was consensual — a corroboration one defense attorney needs if he’s to stay on the case.

Friday forecast: mostly sunny, high 72
Posted: October 24, 2014

Another day of sunshine is expected for Polk County, with highs in the low 70s for the day and a chilly evening for football ahead, according to the National Weather Service. 

Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse today
Posted: October 23, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation
Posted: October 23, 2014

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

View from the Past: CHS Majorettes
Posted: October 23, 2014

A local reader brought in this picture from the years past of some of Cedartown High School's majorettes.

Column Extra: Things we fear from A to Z
Posted: October 23, 2014

What are the strange and wonderful things we’re afraid of in this world? Our advertising representative here at the Standard Journal Todd Britt sent along this list of phobias to me as I was getting this week’s column ready.

‘Happy House: Children’s Walk Through the Bible’ presented soon
Posted: October 23, 2014

The first “Happy House:Children’s Walk Through the Bible” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Polk/Haralson Christian Life Center “Camp Antioch”.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

Local first responders planning ahead in case of Ebola
Posted: October 23, 2014

A hot button issue for Polk residents is learning the latest news on Ebola with patients being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

Relay for Life event coming on Nov. 3
Posted: October 23, 2014

Editor's Note: due to the elections on Nov. 4, organizers have moved the Relay for Life Kickoff event to the Rockmart Church of Christ at 201 Slate St., Rockmart, on Nov. 3. The festivities will still start at 6 p.m.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 68
Posted: October 23, 2014

Another day of sunshine and mild temperatures is in store for Polk County according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Polk County man arrested in 31-county child pornography sting
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

A 20-year-old Polk County man was arrested today and has been charged under the computer pornography and child exploitation prevention act. Dwight Davis of Polk County was arrested as part of a 31 county multi-agency sting.

Authorities seize $30,000 worth of meth in Ringgold bust
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

An out-of-town man and woman were arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges Tuesday night, Oct. 21, during a routine traffic stop along U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.

GeorgiaBEST implemented at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Posted: October 22, 2014

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills.

Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

Locals perform “Alice in Nightmareland”
Posted: October 22, 2014

Cedartown performers took to the stage over the weekend in the only performance of “Alice in Nightmareland,” a scary musical interpretation of the classic “Alice in Wonderland.”

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic

Standard Journal Calendar of area events for the Oct. 22, 2014 edition
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Glory Community Food Pantry invites you to participate in a free food distribution.

New Arrivals in the Oct. 22, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Whitney Blake Purvis and Weston Lewis Gosa of Rome announce the birth of a son River Blake Gosa. He was born on Oct. 14, 2014.

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