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Saturday 09/20/2014
Authorities: 18-year-old Levi Weaver shot, killed by Polk County jail administrator
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: Authorities say they could have preliminary autopsy results Saturday in the officer involved shooting death of a Cedartown man.

Recreation fee rate increases for Rockmart
Posted: September 20, 2014

Rockmart council members have approved an added $10 fee for each participant in all city or non-city recreation programs.

Friday 09/19/2014
Sheriff: Suspect shot by Polk County Sheriff's deputy has died
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Updated 7:15 p.m.: Sheriff Moats said the suspect has died. His name is temporarily being withheld, pending arrival of the GBI.

Woman shot and killed at Catoosa County residence
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in which a woman says she shot and killed an intruder.

Police: Calhoun parents arrested after 4-year-old child found in roadway
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Calhoun Police Department officers arrested a man and woman accused of leaving their small children alone at home.

Crowdfunding component added to Cedartown Biz Builder program; public voting on business plans to open Oct. 13
Posted: September 19, 2014

Local students enrolled in the 2014 Cedartown Biz Builder Program are nearing the end of their studies and will soon be ready to pitch their business ideas to the public.

Aragon looking into tax, surplus sales to generate revenue
Posted: September 19, 2014

Aragon officials are making bold moves to increase its revenue, including an aggressive stance in collection of back taxes and determining value of surplus property.

Reminder: Cedartown homecoming parade starts at 4:30 p.m.
Posted: September 19, 2014

Cedartown High School's homecoming festivities wrap up tonight with the crowning of the king and queen, but there's a whole day of events scheduled to get Bulldogs fans excited, including the annual homecoming parade. 

County Fair continues tonight with Exchange Club night, performances by Khaotik and Scarlet Wool
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Another great evening of entertainment and family fun is on tap as the Polk County Fair continues tonight. 

Midday Friday Forecast calls for chance of showers, high 84
Posted: September 19, 2014

Keep an eye on the clouds and make sure the umbrella is handy this afternoon as the National Weather Service calls for a slight chance of showers for the afternoon and evening hours in Polk County. 

Standard Journal Pet of the Week, Sept. 17, 2014 edition
Posted: September 19, 2014

Meet Freya, a 6 month to year old female mix .She has a current rabies tag on file and is very friendly, submissive, and sweet. Freya loves toys and wants someone to play games with her.

Welcome Art Show Oct. 17; call for artists announced
Posted: September 19, 2014

Cedartown’s Art Lover’s League is seeking artist for its Welcome Art Show 2014, which will be held October 17 through November 14 in the Skellenger Gallery in the Cedartown Civic Auditorium.

Rockmart drug store keeps on as community staple
Posted: September 19, 2014

Sondi and David Vest now own and operate Smith-Lockwood Drug and Jewelry, which has been an anchor business in downtown Rockmart for more than 67 years.

Enterovirus showing up in Georgia, but not here yet
Posted: September 19, 2014

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is reporting an unusual surge of respiratory illnesses in children, according to Georgia Health News. Public health officials say it’s not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame.

Thursday 09/18/2014
1 arrested on gambling charge following searches of Cedartown stores
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:24 am

Update:

What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis
Posted: September 18, 2014

Rural health care – and what to do about it – has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

Teens arrested for vehicle break-ins by Polk County police
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Two teenage boys are facing charges related to dozens of vehicle break-ins in Polk County and will likely face similar charges from surrounding areas, according to Polk County Police Department (PCPD) officials.

Hospital officials to show off new Polk Medical Center on Oct. 19
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 5:47 am

Polk Medical Center will host an open house in October to give the public a glimpse of the new hospital.

Book Club to meet Sept. 25 for “Mere Christianity” discussion
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Standard Journal Book Club meeting is coming up next week at a new time and location, and will be focusing on a highly popular C.S. Lewis book “Mere Christianity.”

Possum Pickin’ finale this Saturday
Posted: September 18, 2014

The finale for the Possum Pickin’ this season will be held on Saturday, September 20 on Head Avenue in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

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