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Thursday evening forecast: chance of rain, low 59

A chance of showers are in the forecast for tonight and heading into Friday, but look for the skies to clear for the weekend according to the National Weather Service.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Fundraising event planned for transitional housing project
Posted: April 24, 2014

A Rockmart Community Transitional Housing Committee has been organized to fight homelessness one family at a time.

Janet Ross joins Chamber board as vice chair
Posted: April 24, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors has approved a change in leadership of this countywide organization.

Morris, Roper lead in fundraising for superior court race
Posted: April 24, 2014

The money is starting to pile up for two candidates in the superior court race while two more are in the red for the moment, according to documents released by the state.

DA looking for more evidence in death of Euharlee teen after grand jury says deadly force not authorized
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:22 am

A Bartow County grand jury found that a Euharlee police officer shouldn’t have used deadly force in the fatal shooting of a local teen, and has directed the district attorney to take further 

Escaped convicted rapist caught after chase through Cave Spring into Polk County
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

The pursuit of an escaped Floyd County rapist — headed up by federal marshals and involving several local law enforcement agencies — ended with the man’s arrest in Polk County on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday 04/23/2014
GNTC's Donny Holmes named finalist in TCSG 2014 Instructor of the Year
Posted: April 23, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Donny Holmes, Construction Management program director and instructor on the Gordon County Campus, was named as a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2014 Instructor of the Year award.  The top instructors from the state of Georgia’s 24 technical colleges competed for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction. The finalists were announced during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on April 23.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 71
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 5:04 pm

A cool evening is expected as we head into another warm and sunny day Thursday according to the National Weather Service.

High schoolers investigate 'murder scene' in Northwest Georgia
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 6:43 am

Rock Spring Several dozen soon-to-be graduates from Whitfield County’s Northwest Whitfield High School got a first-hand taste of the Criminal Justice program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College on the Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia.

Anniston Ala. police release 911 call transcript from Tuesday fatal shooting
Posted: April 23, 2014

ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston Police released new details today from its investigation of a fatal shooting Tuesday involving police officers firing on a man with a pellet gun.

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.

A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday's bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.

Also under the law passed this session, school districts would now be able, if they choose, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.

Three homes searched; two arrested by Drug Task Force
Posted: April 23, 2014

Three search warrants lead to two arrests in the most recent drug investigation in Rockmart, according to information from the Polk County Drug Task Force.

Officials facing down bullying problem at Cedartown High School
Posted: April 23, 2014

Officials at Cedartown High School handle bullying as it comes up, but say they can use parents’ help.

Obituaries for the April 23, 2014 edition of the Cedartown Standard
Posted: April 23, 2014

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Van Wert students visit local fire department
Posted: April 23, 2014

Small children often view firefighters as heroes.

Krystal to build new location in Rockmart
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Krystal, an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Atlanta, will soon begin construction of a new restaurant in Rockmart.

Attorney moves to throw out remaining indictment for Cedartown dentist accused of sexual exploitation of children
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 6:58 am

An attorney for Gerald Palatini Jr. made a renewed motion in court Tuesday to quash the one remaining indictment against the Cedartown dentist.

Tuesday 04/22/2014
Northwest Georgia region chosen for foster care pilot project
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Georgia Department of Human Services Commissioner Keith Horton on Tuesday announced the location of two pilot projects for public-private partnerships in the foster care system.

Application deadline approaching for Biz Builder program scholarships
Posted: April 22, 2014

Applications are starting to come in for the Cedartown Biz Builders progam being rolled out in May.

Rockmart Farmers Market to start in May
Posted: April 22, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market, located at 108 Water Street, will open for the 2014 season on May 1.

Candidates speak out at forum for Superior Court race
Posted: April 22, 2014

Vickey Robinson Atkins, Meng Lim and Chuck Morris tackled some hard, personal issues brought up during the first of two Tallapoosa Bar Association sponsored political forums being held at the beginning of the week.

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