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Voices from the front lines: How nurses feel about Ebola

When the first Ebola patient to be treated in the United States was headed for Emory University Hospital this past summer, two of the hospital’s nurses canceled their vacations to be there.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Educators concerned over retirement system changes meet in Cedartown
Posted: November 21, 2014

Teachers who are afraid an attack is coming on their state retirement money gathered at the library to hear what they can do to potentially stop lawmakers from making any changes to the system in place.

Rock City begins 20th anniversary of Enchanted Garden of Lights
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares to shine bright for its 20th anniversary season beginning Friday, Nov. 21. Beautiful enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 3.

Group continuing work toward Silver Comet Trail spur between Cave Spring, Cedartown
Posted: November 21, 2014

Economic impact and other benefits of the Silver Comet Trail in Polk and adjoining counties continues to draw interest of local and area groups.

Friday forecast: sunny, high 59
Posted: November 21, 2014

The National Weather Service calls for a day of sunshine and temperatures almost to 60 in Polk County, but wet weather is right around the corner on Saturday night and Sunday. 

Thursday 11/20/2014
Reaction to the president’s immigration plan
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Click here to read the Associated Press report on President Obama's announcement and the full text of his remarks.

Gas prices continue slow decline - lowest prices near Tenn. border
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border, according to GasBuddy.com.

Standard Journal Letter to the Editor, Nov. 19 edition
Posted: November 20, 2014

Local man upset with Polk County Commissioners following LOST lawsuit

Miura Manufacturing in Rockmart gets SHARP recognition
Posted: November 20, 2014

A luncheon was held recently at the Rockmart plant to celebrate Miura Manufacturing America receiving SHARP recognition.

Changes made in positions at district attorney’s office
Posted: November 20, 2014

There hasn’t been a lot of personnel changes, but there have been a lot of streamlining in the work of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office, according to DA Jack Browning.

Expansion nears completion at Winthrop senior living home
Posted: November 20, 2014

Construction on a new expansion at Winthrop at Polk Senior Living in Cedartown should be completed in late February 2015.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55
Posted: November 20, 2014

Polk County is starting off the day with below freezing temperatures, but expect sunshine to warm the area up to the mid 50s today before getting cold again tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Bekaert fire causes extensive damage at Darlington Drive plant
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 8:22 am

It took about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon for a thin wisp of smoke to become a black cloud rolling from the Bekaert Corp. plant in Rome.

Hutcheson Medical Center filing for Chapter 11 protection
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 10:25 am

A new chapter was added to the saga of Hutcheson hospital on Nov. 19.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Drugs suspected in Interstate 75 crash
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:34 pm

A woman seriously injured Wednesday morning in an Interstate 75 crash near Resaca could be facing criminal charges.

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County cited for serious safety violations
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 11:25 am

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations following a June 2014 inspection at the manufacturer’s Rock Spring facility.

Holiday activities take center stage at Rockmart Historical Museum
Posted: November 19, 2014

The Rockmart Historical Museum, located at 133 Marble Street downtown, will be at the center of 2014 holiday events in Rockmart.

Column: Lies and Statistics
Posted: November 19, 2014

The other day, I posted a link to a New York Times story from June on the Fish Wrap’s Facebook page. The story presented every county in the United States along with some various statistical evidence to go along with the Times’ theory that, many areas of the nation are doing better than others in this latest post-recession recovery.

Polk County Standard Journal Obituaries, Nov. 19, 2014 edition
Posted: November 19, 2014

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Preparations continue for festive holiday season
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

New decorations are going up across Rockmart as preparations continue for a festive tree lighting ceremony and parade.

Board hears from churches looking to provide students wifi
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:58 am

The Polk County Board of Education might have taken some time last week to celebrate teachers, but they got right back to business, approving field trips and talking to local church leaders about making free WiFi available to students after school.

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