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Young’s Grove students visit Jacksonville State for field trip

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.

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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.

Euharlee Police Department chief, assistant chief charged with theft of government funds
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 1:49 pm

EUHARLEE - The Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget and Assistant Chief Richard Smith were arrested today and charged with theft of government funds and violation of oath of office today, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, March 18, 2015 edition
Posted: March 19, 2015

Congratulations go out to the following new parents:

Annual Cedar Valley arts festival coming in April
Posted: March 19, 2015

This year’s Cedar Valley Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 in Historic Peek Park in Cedartown.

Letter to the Editor: Memories of Rockmart’s past shared by graduate
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 12:43 pm

As the years slide by, I find myself reminiscing about my youth spent in Rockmart. Growing up on Smith Street with my parents and sisters. I remember playing all over the neighborhood with Bill Dean. David Cole lived one street over. Anslie Garner’s grandmother lived across the street. The Thompson girls lived next door, and the Cagle girls lived just down the street. All our parents raised us and our friends. Discipline was administered by whichever parent was near. Praise and love given by all.

Thursday midday forecast: rain, high 59
Posted: March 19, 2015

The National Weather Service is calling for rain showers through the day, with a chance for more on Friday and over the weekend. 

Ga. exchange rate holds the line, beat U.S. average
Posted: March 18, 2015

Premiums in Georgia’s insurance exchange showed only a slight increase in 2015, as compared with the South overall and the nation as a whole, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.

Gospel Play returning to Rockmart
Posted: March 18, 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. The play, written and directed by Williams, will also star Williams. The play is also going to be recorded live.

Bartow sheriff: Man charged with murder after shooting near Iron Belt Court on Tuesday
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 1:54 pm

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a man with murder after a shooting Tuesday afternoon near Cartersville.

Column: The Birthday Blues
Posted: March 18, 2015

I have been thinking a lot about time lately, a subject I am both fascinated by and fearful of keeping on my mind for too long.

Obituaries for the March 18, 2015 edition of the Standard Journal
Posted: March 18, 2015

Ms. Merritt

Polk Farm Bureau represented at GFB Foundation gala
Posted: March 18, 2015

Georgia Farm Bureau members and members of Georgia’s ag community enjoyed a festive evening March 7 as the organization held its inaugural gala for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain.

Heath: Bills are crossing over
Posted: March 18, 2015

In every legislative session, legislative day 30, which is called Crossover Day, is a crucial deadline for legislation. All bills must pass the chamber where they originated in order to cross over to the opposite chamber for consideration. In order for a bill to go to the Governor for final approval, it must pass both chambers before legislative day 40, called Sine Die.

Rockmart sends out bids for sewer projects
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 10:47 am

Bids for sewage system improvements in Rockmart have been sent out, according to Manager Jeff Ellis.

Wednesday forecast: Mostly cloudy, high 68
Posted: March 18, 2015

Showers are in their way to Polk County but aren't expected to arrive until the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service.

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