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Friday 10/24/2014
LaFayette teen dies in ATV accident
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

A LaFayette teenager died Thursday night, Oct. 23, in an ATV accident.

U-Verse customers report strange emergency message
Posted: October 24, 2014

The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT&T U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. 

RHS observes ‘week’ with special days
Posted: October 24, 2014

Rockmart High School will be among those observing Red Ribbon Week October 27-31.

Educators using programs to help with test scores
Posted: October 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final story in a series about what’s happening in schools in the Polk School District. This week’s story on test scores takes some of what we’ve previously covered, along with some updates, on what educators are doing to respond to CRCT and EOCT scores at local schools.

Calhoun after-prom party witness: Sex acts were consensual. Investigators say victim sustained serious wounds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:28 pm

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
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:14 pm

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.

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