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Hearing dealt with Calhoun High School after prom party sexual assault

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.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
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.

Locals perform “Alice in Nightmareland”
Posted: October 22, 2014

Cedartown performers took to the stage over the weekend in the only performance of “Alice in Nightmareland,” a scary musical interpretation of the classic “Alice in Wonderland.”

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic

Standard Journal Calendar of area events for the Oct. 22, 2014 edition
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Glory Community Food Pantry invites you to participate in a free food distribution.

New Arrivals in the Oct. 22, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Whitney Blake Purvis and Weston Lewis Gosa of Rome announce the birth of a son River Blake Gosa. He was born on Oct. 14, 2014.

Taylorsville church will host revival Oct. 26-29
Posted: October 22, 2014

Taylorsville Baptist Church will host fall revival services October 26 – 29.

Column: Fear and Loathing in Polk County
Posted: October 22, 2014

One of America’s greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, said to us during some of our darkest hours that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

Obituaries in the Oct. 22, 2014 editoin of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Mr. Deems

Miller Insurance keeps customers covered through State Farm
Posted: October 22, 2014

“Good morning, may I help you,” said a smiling Anna Wright, receptionist at Mary Miller State Farm Insurance Agency in Rockmart.

Polk students make museum visit for field trip
Posted: October 22, 2014

Third grade students in the classes of Mrs. Stacey Bennett, Mrs. Joy Hindman, Mrs. Renee Hopkins, Mrs. Anessa Mize, and Mrs. Krissy Williams at Youngs Grove Elementary School recently visited Polk County Historical Society Museum.

Rockmart in December tour will feature local homes for holidays
Posted: October 22, 2014

(Editor’s note: The 2014 Tour of Homes in Rockmart will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.7. This is the first in a series on those homes open for the tour.)

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