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Art show winners named

Jerry Ables of Calhoun receives the first place award for his wood sculpture and “Best in Show” award from judge Frank Murphy of Rome during the Art Lovers’ League fall art show in Cedartown Auditorium.

  • icon Posted: October 30

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Police seek 2 in Calhoun CVS robbery
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Calhoun Police Department investigators are working to identify and locate two people involved in the Friday robbery of a local pharmacy.

Book Club to meet on Oct. 30 to discuss “Salem’s Lot”
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Standard Journal Book Club is meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the monthly discussion of the latest selection, Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot.”

Authorities take Walker County school threat seriously, work to clear rumors
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:23 pm

A Walker County high school is under heightened security today in the wake of a posting on social media warning of a possible mass shooting at the school.

Obituaries for the Oct. 29, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 29, 2014

Mr. Posey

Column: change is nothing to fear
Posted: October 29, 2014

All throughout the month of October, I paid particular attention to the idea of fear. Fear of Ebola, fear of ISIS, and my own personal fears are just among those things which I’ve focused on.

Area gas prices well below national average of $3.02
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.02 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Camp Antioch Teen Maze coming on Nov. 5
Posted: October 29, 2014

A Teen Maze for ninth grade students will be presented November 5 – 6 at Polk / Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch), 3900 Antioch Road, Cedartown.

Spooky Science Night at Eastside
Posted: October 29, 2014

Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Human rights group says Gordon County inmates not adequately fed
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston has responded to claims the Gordon County Jail is not providing adequate food for prisoners.

Officials educating public on county fire plan
Posted: October 29, 2014

Registered voters in unincorporated Polk County will decide whether or not a paid/volunteer fire department will become reality on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Police: Scammers impersonating newspaper billing department
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:27 am

Newspaper customers should be careful about how they renew their subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.

Wednesday forecast: rainy, high 68
Posted: October 29, 2014

A rainy day is in store for Polk County, according to the National Weather Service, but all this wet weather will be gone by tonight.

Biz Builder voting continues through Nov. 7
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Biz Builder People’s Choice Awards voting remains open following last night’s Shark Tank-style competition at the Cedartown Welcome Center, and so far hundreds of people have gone online to vote for their favorites.

Free food distribution in Yorkville area
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 8:54 am

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

Tuesday 10/28/2014
GHC joins eCore to provide more online courses
Posted: October 28, 2014

Georgia Highlands College partnered with eCore, the University of Georgia System approved online class provider, to offer students greater online class availability beginning spring 2015.

Tips for motorists and pedestrians to stay safe on Halloween night
Posted: October 28, 2014

Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. In addition, NHTSA reported that 48% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities on Halloween night in 2012 involved a drunk driver.

More than 1,000 vote early in general election for Polk County
Posted: October 28, 2014

The early votes continue to come into the Polk County Board of Elections less than a week ahead of the general election to kick off November.

Ebola 'hot zone' immigrants numerous in Atlanta area
Posted: October 28, 2014

About 90 percent of Georgia residents who were born in two Ebola-ravaged West African nations live in six metro Atlanta counties, a map produced by public health officials shows.

RBA decorating contest results in first place tie
Posted: October 28, 2014

Autumn colors are not only appearing across the landscape but in downtown store windows.

Polk School District embracing technology
Posted: October 28, 2014

The future of learning is today in Polk School District.

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