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Thursday 09/18/2014
From Darth Vader to a utility sink available at city auction Sept. 27
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

The City of Cedartown is planning a surplus auction for Sept. 27 with a variety of items up for sale, from Darth Vader to the utility sink.

Thursday forecast: Sunny, high 84
Posted: September 18, 2014

Look for another day of sunshine and warm temperatures in Polk County, according to the National Weather Service.

Cedartown United Fund helping locals for decades
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Cedartown United Fund (CUF), established in 1960, is an independent agency serving the Cedartown area.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Polk County Fair continues tonight with performances from Scarlet Wool, Freedom Baptist Church Youth and Josh Nichols
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Polk County Fair continues tonight, and those patrons who bring their church bulletins can get a discount at the gates. 

New Arrivals for the Sept. 17, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: September 17, 2014

Kristin Aranda Myers and Neil Lee Myers Jr. of Silver Creek announce the birth of a daughter Gabrielle Grace Myers. She was born on Sept. 8, 2014.

Obituaries from the Sept. 17, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: September 17, 2014

Mr. Ward

Polk County EMA participates in National Preparedeness Month
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign and Polk County Emergency are encouraging residents to take simple, but important, preparedness steps in observance of National Preparedness Month this September.

Rockmart seeks grants for community projects
Posted: September 17, 2014

Ron Sitterding, a Rome consultant, has been hired to explore grant options available from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Rockmart Mayor Steve Miller.

Wednesday forecast: sunny skies, high 83
Posted: September 17, 2014

Look for another nice day in Polk County as clear skies are expected for the day, and for the next few days according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Polk County Commissioners approve ordinance changes
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has amended several of its ordinances, including emergency management and response powers.

Cedartown Fall Festival coming on Oct. 4
Posted: September 17, 2014

Cedartown’s Fall Festival is right around the corner, with the annual Shriner’s Parade and a dog show as part of the festivities this year.

Akins printing to repair following wreck damage
Posted: September 17, 2014

Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, has extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a recent accident.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

UPDATE: Cedartown convenience stores closed in illegal gambling investigation
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Law enforcement agencies say that an investigation involving two local convenience stores over the illegal use of gaming machines has been classified as ongoing.

Polk County Health Department taking appointments for flu shots in mid-October
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Polk County Health Department will begin offering flu immunizations by appointment in mid-October at both the Cedartown and Rockmart locations during regular business hours.

Rockmart millage rate set for 2015
Posted: September 16, 2014

Rockmart city council members have approved an ad valorem rate of 8.989, the same as last year.

Welcome mat spread at local center for seniors
Posted: September 16, 2014

The welcome mat is spread at Rockmart’s Senior Center, located at 134 West Elm Street.

Van Wert Elementary, Harpst Academy among Highest Progress schools for 2014
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Van Wert Elementary educators have something to be excited about after the state named the school one of dozens in the state who have the highest progress for 2014.

Humane society to hold quarterly meeting on Sept. 22
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Cedartown Humane Society will be holding their quarterly meeting to discuss updates on summer programs, fundraising and volunteer opportunities for the rest of the year.

UPDATE: City of Cedartown to take over hospital building when new facility opens
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:54 am

Intergovernmental agreement approved between city and Polk County for 911 facility in basement

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