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Friday 01/23/2015
Standard Journal Book Club Meeting
Posted: January 23, 2015

The Standard Journal Book Club is waiting to hear back from a couple more members - or potential readers - to send in their RSVP for the coming book club meeting currently scheduled for Jan. 29.

Wreck blocking portion of Highway 100 near Prior Station Road in Cedartown
Posted: January 23, 2015

Those trying to travel on Highway 100 heading toward Cave Spring should consider another route for the time being as emergency officials and Georgia Power work to clear a wreck about a quarter mile from the turn onto Prior Station Road.

Mohawk to recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun on Jan. 30
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is set to help Mohawk Industries recruit 90 workers for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Gordon County.

Standard Journal Pet of the Week, Jan. 21, 2015 edition
Posted: January 23, 2015

A little doggie named “Sheba” and a cat named “Diesel” are this week’s Standard Journal Pets of the Week.

Gas prices remain steady below $2 mark in Northwest Georgia
Posted: January 23, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Customers treated like family at Tangles Beauty Salon
Posted: January 23, 2015

Laughter is often heard at Tangles Beauty Salon, a place of elegance and hospitality.

Ellis identifies Rockmart projects for 2015
Posted: January 23, 2015

Rockmart has several new and ongoing projects that will become reality during 2015.

Friday forecast: rainy, high 45
Posted: January 23, 2015

Wet weather is expected to stick around through the day and overnight, but look for rainfall to move off by Saturday, leaving behind sunshine and chilly weather according to the National Weather Service.

5 individuals arrested after windows shot out of several store fronts in Downtown Cedartown
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:17 am

CEDARTOWN — Five young Polk County adults were in jail without bond Thursday, accused of shooting out the window of a moving vehicle and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to businesses in downtown Cedartown.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Polk’s 2015 Relay for Life on May 2
Posted: January 22, 2015

Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.

State gets poor grades on fight against smoking
Posted: January 22, 2015

An American Lung Association report released Wednesday gives Georgia failing grades on curbing tobacco use.

Polk 4-H’ers prepare for Project Achievement
Posted: January 22, 2015

​​Polk County 4-H’ers are busy getting ready for one of their biggest events of the year, Project Achievement!

Column Extras: Happy Birthday, Sterling
Posted: January 22, 2015

The other day, a gentleman came in with a photograph of an old editorial cartoon, asking if we might take some space out of our paper to honor Sterling Holloway’s birthday, celebrated either on Jan. 4 or Jan. 14, depending on the sources.

New Arrivals for the Polk County Standard Journal, Jan. 21, 2015 edition
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Brook Nicole Young-blood and Dustin Michael Smith of Cedartown announce the birth of a daughter Paisleigh Skye Smith.

Rockmart candidate fees coming up
Posted: January 22, 2015

Qualifying fees for the Rockmart Mayor and two City Council posts have been announced.

First Walk of Fame statue nearly ready
Posted: January 22, 2015

The first statue for the Cedartown Sports Walk of Fame is nearing completion, and a second is underway as organizers gathered to hear progress on the project.

UPDATE: GuardTop buys Rockmart manufacturing facility
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 11:04 am

An California-based company is looking to expand their Southeasten sales following the purchase of a Rockmart asphault manufacturing facility.

Thursday forecast: mostly cloudy, high 55
Posted: January 22, 2015

Polk County residents should expect cloudy skies today and a chance of rain overnight heading into Friday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Polk County Emergency Management Management Urges Polk County Residents to Get Ready for Severe Weather
Posted: January 21, 2015

Polk County is no stranger to the effects of natural disasters, which is why Emergency Management officials are asking resident to participate in an upcoming preparedness week.

Circus coming to Cedartown on Feb. 1
Posted: January 21, 2015

Cedartown residents have a chance to kick off February with thrills under the big top as the circus comes to town.

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