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Cedartown United Fund helping local families have a happy holiday

A lot of children in Polk County are going to have a Merry Christmas thanks to contributions to this year’s Cedartown United Fund Toy Giveaway for 2014.

  • icon Posted: December 20

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Friday 12/19/2014
City of Cedartown, community rallies behind Our House
Posted: December 19, 2014

The City of Cedartown was pleased to present hundreds ofmuch needed basic care items to Our House, Polk County’s battered women and children’s shelter, as part of a recent collection drive.

Report faults Ga., other states on fighting disease
Posted: December 19, 2014

Half the states — including Georgia — scored a 5 or lower on 10 key indicators for preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, according to a new report.

Golden Agers meet for annual Christmas luncheon; 113 attend
Posted: December 19, 2014

The Golden Age group recently met for their annual Christmas luncheon with 113 in attendance.

Shaw receives ‘Lifetime Service’ award
Posted: December 19, 2014

There was a big surprise for one former City of Cedartown employee during the city commission’s last meeting for the year.

Standard Journal Pets of the Week, Dec. 17, 2014 edition
Posted: December 19, 2014

An adorable pup and kitty are looking for forever homes in Polk County in this latest edition of the Standard Journal Pet of the Week.

Column Extra: An Open Letter to Santa
Posted: December 19, 2014

Dear Mr. Claus,

Salvation Army in Polk County still strong force for good
Posted: December 19, 2014

The Salvation Army may not have an office in Polk County, but Capt. Douglas McClure said its roots run deep here.

FHF Hair Design helps with Christmas for 54 teens in Polk DFACS custody
Posted: December 19, 2014

F.H.F. Hair Design in downtown Cedartown did their part to give back during the holiday season to a group of kids who people typically struggle to buy for this time of year.

Friday forecast: slight chance of daytime rain, showers likely overnight
Posted: December 19, 2014

Rain showers are possible today, but are expected during the overnight hours and heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Some gas prices still below $2 at select stations in Northwest Georgia, Chattanooga
Posted: December 18, 2014

Gas prices continue their decline along with the price of oil, and some gas stations remain below the $2 mark in Northwest Georgia and into the Southeast Tennessee area around Chattanooga.

How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians
Posted: December 18, 2014

Georgia would have the fourth-highest number of people affected if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a study has found.

New arrivals for the Polk County Standard Journal, Dec. 17 edition
Posted: December 18, 2014

Logan Hamrick and Zach Bright of Cedartown announce the birth of a son Rylan Scott Bright. He was born on Nov. 25, 2014.

Sweet surprise for local police officers
Posted: December 18, 2014

When Chief Jamie Newsome was told he needed to meet with a group of folks in the Cedartown Police Department lobby, he wasn’t sure what he would encounter.

Rockmart officials focusing on debt reduction in 2015
Posted: December 18, 2014

Good news for taxpayers in Rockmart is that city council members have approved a debt reduction plan netting a savings of $151,270.52.

GNTC announces 2015 GOAL nominees
Posted: December 18, 2014

Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s nominees for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Cedartown Christmas ornament on sale at Welcome Center
Posted: December 18, 2014

A new ornament on sale at the Cedartown Welcome Center is waiting to be added to Christmas trees around the area with its arrival for holiday shoppers.

Cedartown Masonic Lodge makes holiday donations
Posted: December 18, 2014

Santa came early for three Polk County organizations thanks to Cedartown masons.

$3.5 million upgrade planned at Rockmart water treatment plant
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 11:14 am

A public meeting to discuss sewerage system improvements in Rockmart is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

Thursday forecast: partly sunny, high 51
Posted: December 18, 2014

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for another day of cooler temperatures in Polk County with only a few more days until winter.

No leads on how stolen Mustang convertible ended up in Oostanaula River
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Floyd County police investigators said Wednesday they are still looking into how a stolen vehicle ended up submerged in the Oostanaula River.

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