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Delayed Homespun Fireworks set for Sept. 5

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has announced a date for fireworks rescheduled because of wet weather during the Homespun Festival.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Board of Education approves slight decrease of millage rate
Posted: July 31, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education voted Wednesday night to give taxpayers back some of the money the school system takes in locally.

RCAC announces list of activities
Posted: July 31, 2014

The Rockmart Cultural Arts Commission has announced the following events.

4-H’ers attend State Council
Posted: July 31, 2014

Polk 4-H’ers recently attended State Council at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

New prisoner re-entry program to start in Polk County in October
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Polk County is looking to get volunteers and businesses involved in a new program to help felons succeed when they return to the area after being released from prison.

Thursday forecast: chance of afternoon showers, high 82
Posted: July 31, 2014

Unseasonably cool temperatures will be sticking around through the weekend, along with a chance of rain showers through Sunday according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Woman found badly beaten on Silver Comet Trail
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 7:57 pm

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old woman is hospitalized after she was found badly beaten on the Silver Comet Trail northwest of Atlanta.

Burglar busts window, cuts van's wire cage
Posted: July 30, 2014

A burglar busted a window and cut a wire cage to burglarize a van parked at a Calhoun business.

Work on Coca-Cola museum moving into second phase with roof work completed
Posted: July 30, 2014

One local couple who are looking to open a museum in a historic downtown Cedartown building are one step closer to that goal, but plenty of work remains to be completed. 

Escaped inmates try to sell assault rifle in Calhoun
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:44 pm

With a call to 911, a convenience store clerk Wednesday began an incident that would result in the capture of two escaped inmates.

Expanded flea market store opens up in Cedartown
Posted: July 30, 2014

People who love flea markets have a new place to peruse.

New craft mall set to open in Cedartown on August 4
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Kathy Tucker talks about her new business, Arts of Serendipity, as she creates an arrangement of colorful flowers on her desk.

Cedartown student honored at Future Business Leaders convention
Posted: July 30, 2014

A Cedartown High School student came home with a top honor from a conference for the Future Business Leaders of America.

Semi-Truck overturned on Highway 278 outside Cedartown
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 5:06 pm

An overturned semi truck full of trash was blocking one eastbound lane on highway 278 outside of Cedartown at the intersection of Grady road.

Obituaries for the July 30, 2013 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: July 30, 2014

Mr. Jackson

Column: Want to reduce stress? Find a purpose in life
Posted: July 30, 2014

On the way to work this past Monday morning, I was listening to NPR for lack of an audiobook I haven’t heard a million times, and listened to an interesting story.

Police say missing motorcyle incident is suspicious, but not illegal
Posted: July 30, 2014

Polk County police are still baffled by the story of a youth who claims he was injured in a motorcycle accident.

Battered women's shelter in Summerville closes
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 11:11 am

Volunteers closed the Summerville women's battered shelter after celebrating 10 years in existence.

County board moves ahead with getting fire plan on ballot
Posted: July 30, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will vote whether or not to place a 20-year fire plan on the November ballot during its regular meeting on August 5.

GDOT seeking public input on state’s transportation needs and funding
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 9:39 am

ATLANTA – As state and national leaders consider alternatives for funding future transportation needs, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants to know what Georgians would like in their 21st Century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it.

Commissioners to set millage rate today
Posted: July 30, 2014

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate of 11.350, an increase of .507 mills over the 2013 rate of 10.850.

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