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Barge stops by Van Wert for school visit

An ambitious goal of visiting schools in every district in the state is close to being completed as State School Superintendent visited Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart.

  • icon Posted: September 30

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Taylorsville Baptist Church launches building project
Posted: September 28, 2014

A $700,000 building program is underway at historic Taylorsville Baptist Church, located at 19 Church Street in this Polk – Bartow community.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Letter to the Editor: Lakeview residents appreciates help from Polk County Public Works
Posted: September 27, 2014

I’d like to thank the Polk County Public Works Department employees for the excellent job they did for us Lakeview residents after the storm that hit here on August 30.

RCAC announces photo contest winners
Posted: September 27, 2014

Winners have been announced for the annual juried photo contest for the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. 

Friday 09/26/2014
Doctors: Electronic health records a good idea that needs improvement
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Dr. Danny Newman, like other physicians, recognizes that electronic health records are here to stay.

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.

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