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Rockmart Middle hosts career day, technology tour

Rockmart Middle School played host to two recent events showcasing the future for their students and studies in the month of March as the school year moves toward Spring Break.

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Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, April 1, 2015 edition
Posted: March 31, 2015

Anna Kresge United Methodist Church, 15 Booger Hallow Rd., Cedartown, has invited the community to visit them for a "Stations of the Cross" reflection during Holy Week. This event is for individuals, friends or family groups.

The Tech Corner from the March 25, 2015 edition
Posted: March 31, 2015

The Tech Corner is a weekly technology news and advice column presented each week courtesy of Melvin McCrary at Ga. Computer Depot in Cedartown.

Fourth Friday Concert Series back in Cedartown starting in June
Posted: March 31, 2015

The Fourth Friday Concert Series will return this summer, bringing live music, great food and classic cars to the heart of Downtown Cedartown.

Repairs underway at Akins Printing
Posted: March 31, 2015

Work has begun at Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, to repair extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a 2014 accident.

Tuesday forecast: chance of showers, high 74
Posted: March 31, 2015

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of rain today, but expect clouds and sunshine throughout the day, and cloudy skies overnight. 

Bids out for first One Door Polk renovations
Posted: March 30, 2015

The City of Cedartown has opened a bidding period for the first round of remodeling at One Door Polk for the expansion of Highland Rivers into portions of the former hospital it plans to use for healthcare-related services.

Monday forecast: cloudy morning gives way to sunny afternoon, high 68
Posted: March 30, 2015

The sun is coming out today as the National Weather Service calls for the clouds to clear out by this afternoon and bring temperatures up to the high 60s for the day and bringing along sunshine for Tuesday as well, but a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Hubbard resigns as Public Works director for Polk County effective April 10
Posted: March 27, 2015

Polk County will be looking for a new Public Works director in the coming weeks following Karen Hubbard’s announcement during the county’s public works committee meeting.

Polk County Animal Control closed for PARVO outbreak
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 3:29 pm

The Polk County Animal Control facility has been quarantined and no animals are being let out for adoptions after 2 cases of PARVO reported in just over a week.

Study center draws participants
Posted: March 27, 2015

Polk residents are embracing the educational opportunity now available at the Study Center, located at Polk Haralson Christian Life “Camp Antioch”, 3900 Antioch Road, (across from Antioch Baptist Church).   Among students and volunteers using the facility this month are: Top photo, Susan Acree, Aspen Warner and Andrea Warner; Bottom, right, Janice Stewart, Karen Dingler and Emma Watkins.  For more information call Janice Stewart at 770-846-7760.

‘For Better or Worse’ presented live in Rockmart tonight, Saturday
Posted: March 27, 2015

Rockmart Pastor Davilyn Williams Gospel stage play, “For Better or For Worse?” will be live in Rockmart on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28.

Friday forecast: cloudy and cooler, high 57
Posted: March 27, 2015

Overnight showers moving through brought with them cooler temperatures as Polk County heads into the last days of March, with temperatures set to dip below freezing during the overnight hours this weekend as the National Weather Service calls for one more round of cold before April begins.

Euharlee Police Department chief, assistant chief on leave after charged with theft of government funds
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 2:20 am

Euharlee officials placed their police chief and assistant chief on administrative leave shortly after both were arrested Thursday on accusations they double dipped into city and school coffers while on the job.

Young’s Grove students visit Jacksonville State for field trip
Posted: March 26, 2015

Fifth Grade students and teachers at Young’s Grove Elementary (Heather Ball, Laura Cox, Colette James, Kelley Maddox,and Sandy Wood) took a field trip to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., on Tuesday, March 17.

Auditions scheduled for ‘A Fairy Tale Ballet’
Posted: March 26, 2015

Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, March 25 edition
Posted: March 26, 2015

The Standard Journal wishes to congratulate the following new parents:

Rockmart Business Alliance seeks new members
Posted: March 26, 2015

The Rockmart Business Alliance is seeking new members who would like to get involved in this vibrant organization.

Kelley’s nursing home bill passes house 173-0
Posted: March 26, 2015

State Rep. Trey Kelley’s bill to try and prevent fraud in the elder care industry passed the house with not a single no vote as House Bill 342 moves onto the senate.

Bellview centennial: Remembering early years in church and community
Posted: March 26, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following article was written by the late Mrs. Nettie Sorrells Campbell revealing her memories of Bellview church during her childhood and youth.)

Cedartown Easter Egg Hunt coming on Sunday
Posted: March 26, 2015

The annual Easter Egg Hunt in Peek Park is coming up this weekend and is free for the whole community.

Thursday forecast: chance of afternoon, evening showers with a high of
Posted: March 26, 2015

Rain will be moving back into Polk County during the overnight hours and will threaten to continue Friday morning, but the biggest change will be in the temperature drop for the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Standard Journal Calendar of Events, March 25 edition
Posted: March 25, 2015

Editor's Note: This week's calendar of events was left out of the paper due to space restrictions, but will return for the April 1 edition. 

Edwards named new Rockmart Public Works director
Posted: March 25, 2015

Brent Edwards has been named acting director of Rockmart Public Works Department.

Obituaries from the March 25, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Posted: March 25, 2015

Mr. Blissitt

Column: Technology needs kid gloves
Posted: March 25, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, a strange thing happened at the Austin, Texas festival celebrating culture and technology. A small – but somewhat loud – group of protesters gathered outside of the building where the annual expo’s Interactive floor show is held and started chanting.

Cedartown's historic antebellum Landfall plantation up for auction April 11
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 2:44 pm

A historic home on the outskirts of Cedartown could get its third owner in almost 175 years when it goes on the auction block April 11.

Biz builder workshops returning to Cedartown starting March 30
Posted: March 25, 2015

Providing budding entrepreneurs with tools for success will be the highlight of two free business workshops that will take place at Cedartown City Hall.

Aragon puts Sunday sales on ballot a third time
Posted: March 25, 2015

Voters in the City of Aragon will get to decide whether they want Sunday sales of alcohol within the city limits during the coming November elections for a third time in as many years.

Wednesday forecast: mostly sunny, high 76
Posted: March 25, 2015

The rain is heading back toward Polk County, but now the National Weather Service forecast is calling for the return of showers on Thursday night, with a chance of some drizzle in spots today. 

Cedartown, Victory Baptist to host car shows this weekend
Posted: March 25, 2015

Polk County will be playing host to two car shows this weekend in Cedartown and Victory Baptist Church, both looking to raise money for local organizations.

Polk Healthcare Foundation donates specialized crib to PMC
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Polk Healthcare Foundation completed its first fundraising project by providing the new hospital with a specialized crib for hospital care of newborns.

City of Aragon honors Standard Journal’s Agnes Hagin
Posted: March 24, 2015

The City of Aragon City Council took time out of their monthly meeting to commend the years of hard work by former Standard Journal Senior Assistant Editor Agnes Hagin, who is now back volunteering with the paper part time.

CVCU promotes Rockmart branch manager
Posted: March 24, 2015

The Rockmart branch of Coosa Valley Credit Union has lost a branch manager to promotion, but gained a new one in the process according to a press release from the bank.

Bellview celebrates centennial with special events
Posted: March 24, 2015

Bellview Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.

Chamber debuts new website for locals, outsiders
Posted: March 24, 2015

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has put out a new website to help showcase what the friendly folks in this neck of the woods has to offer the rest of the world.

Rockmart man jailed on child molestation charges
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 12:24 pm

A Rockmart man remains in jail today on a child molestation charge after he was taken into custody Monday following and investigation by the Rockmart Police Department.

Rockmart first responders honored at breakfast
Posted: March 24, 2015

Organizers of a special breakfast honoring first responders in Rockmart believe each of these individuals is often taken for granted by the community.

Four apply to take over Croker’s open seat
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Editor's Note: The print version of this story contains an error that has been corrected in the online version. We apologize for the mistake. 

Tuesday forecast: sunny, high 72
Posted: March 24, 2015

Polk County will see sunshine and warmth for the day, but look for clouds to start showing up again at midweek, and threaten rain by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Young Grove Elementary School students visit GHC
Posted: March 23, 2015

Elementary students from Young Grove Elementary School in Polk County visited Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd Campus last week to participate in several fun educational courses, ranging from science dissections to computer lab research.

Average gas prices drop over the past week in Northwest Georgia
Posted: March 23, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia.

Marvel sets test of fandom: Locals ready for challenge of 29-hour movie marathon
Posted: March 22, 2015

Despite the feedback some die-hard local movie lovers are getting, super powers are not required to sit through 11 films in the span of 29 hours.

The Tech Corner, March 18, 2015 edition
Posted: March 20, 2015

$10,000 Apple Smartwatch has an 18-Karat Gold Case

Rockmart man faces meth possession charge after being pulled over for having no tag light
Updated: March 21, 2015 - 1:26 am

A Rockmart man was found with suspected methamphetamine after being stopped by an officer for not having a tag light on his car, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Standard Journal Pets of the Week, March 18 edition
Posted: March 20, 2015

This week’s Pets of the Week are a friendly cat - showing back up at Animal Control now - and a adult pup looking for forever homes in Polk County.

Rockmart to honor First Responders for March
Posted: March 20, 2015

A proclamation honoring first responders in Rockmart will be presented during a special breakfast on Saturday, March 21 at the Presbyterian Church, 306 South Marble Street.

Friday forecast: rain likely during the day, high 69
Posted: March 20, 2015

Rain is expected in the forecast again for the day, but warmer temperatures are expected, along with sunny skies for Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Call for artists issued for new March exhibit
Posted: March 19, 2015

A call for artists has been issued for “Small Town Life” submissions. The deadline is March 23.

Tallapoosa Dogwood festival returning in April
Posted: March 19, 2015

One of the area’s oldest traditions, the 30th Annual Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival, is expected to attract a record number of visitors at the two day event, April 10-11, and especially invites all from points near and far.

Cedartown High, Middle locked down for illegal substances sweeps
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Cedartown High and Middle Schools were locked down today briefly as the Polk County Sheriff's Office with the help of Floyd County police officials to sweep the schools for illegal substances.

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