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Thursday 11/27/2014
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.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 53
Posted: November 26, 2014

Another day of sunshine greets Polk county, but don't expect the warmer temperatures we've been enjoying to last. The National Weather Service is calling for a cool down, then a warm up over the weekend.

Dog attack sends Calhoun woman to emergency room
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:49 am

A Calhoun woman checking her mail sustained injuries when a dog attacked her.

3 sent to hospital, 1 critical, after Rockmart Highway wreck
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:56 am

The bystanders raced Tuesday morning toward the wrecked Toyota Tercel off Rockmart Highway (map).

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Judge denies motion to remove defense attorney in after-prom party sexual battery case
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:48 am

A defense attorney in the case of three Calhoun men accused of an after-prom sexual assault will remain on the case despite prosecutors’ misgivings, a Gilmer County Superior Court judge ruled.

Train hits stalled truck on Old Rockmart Road, no injuries
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:48 am

Emergency responders were called to a truck-train collision on Old Rockmart Road near the Polk County line just before 11 p.m.

Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

Cedartown Police to no longer take cash for tickets on Jan. 1
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Cedartown Police Department will be switching over to a new more effective way of ticket payment beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

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