I have been seeing live and dead snakes along the roads this past week.
Samantha Kramer and Nick Gonzales of Cartersville announce the birth of a son Camdyn Dean Gonzales. He was born on May 10, 2015.
Leigh Hulsey, director of the Cultural Arts Department in Rockmart, has announced the following events:
If you can’t resist the aroma of wood smoke mingling with the smell of barbecue, there’s a good chance you’ll end up at the Bar-L-Bar-B-Que in Rockmart.
Silence reins at the Rockmart Children Academy as a visitor walks down the long hall to the classroom of Erica Reynolds, teacher and assistant director.
The Cedartown Exchange Club held its annual awards ceremony last week to honor students at Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools.
Expect a mild and windy day in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for mostly sunny skies and wind gusts as high as 15 mph, and more of the same during the overnight hours.
The winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year for the Polk County Chamber of Commerce was announced as Bussey's Florist in Cedartown.
The Polk County Board of Education honored two students during their May regular session on May 12 to celebrate their achievements as state champions in home healthcare and welding.
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.
Fourth Friday Cruise In will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 22 on Prior Street in Cedartown.
Rockmart’s community blood drive for the American Red Cross - held in memory of Margaret Mitchell Statham - was a success.
H.B. 1, the Georgia medical marijuana law, passed the Georgia State Assembly by a vote of 160 to 1 on April 15. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law almost immediately, on April 16.
Construction costs come in under past bid estimates
The Cedartown Biz Builders program is doing more than offering opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into viable businesses, according to city manager Bill Fann. It is also bringing the city to the forefront as an example of successful economic development.
Warm weather and sunshine is expected for the midweek forecast, but count on a chance of showers later tonight and sunny skies for the rest of the week according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The City of Cedartown would like to remind residents that affixing signs, posters or flyers to utility poles is against the law. Violators can face a fine of up to $1,000 or face six months in jail.
Smart devices likely to cause Internet congestion
Local attorney Benjamin Burch was recently elected to the Cedartown Humane Society’s Board of Directors. Burch is a partner at Mundy & Burch in downtown Cedartown. His firm does Social Security disability, family law, wills and estates, real estate, and bankruptcy law.
Jefferson’s restaurant got no argument from the City Commission at its May meeting when the restaurant came before the commission for approval of its beer, wine and liquor pouring license. The commission unanimously approved the license and wished the restaurant owners well.
The monthly gathering of cool cars in downtown Cedartown is set to start at 5 p.m. on Friday for the Fourth Friday Cruise-In.
Rockmart officials are positioning the city for growth through acquisition of additional property for light industrial or commercial projects.
Another chance for rain is in store as the National Weather Service calls for partly sunny skies today, and highs in the mid 80s.
Georgia has lower rates of heavy drinking and binge drinking than the national average, a recently released study found.
The City of Cedartown has joined the American Public Works Association in applauding the dedicated service that public works employees perform on a daily basis.
For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 per gallon this past Tuesday. Today’s price of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015. The national average has moved higher by 4 cents per gallon since last Sunday.
Rain is right back in the forecast for Polk County to start off the third full week of May, and look a chance of showers throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Two women have been arrested in connection with a homicide that took place on April 7 in Cartersville.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding people to wear life jackets during the boating season.
The agency says Saturday marks the start of "Georgia Safe Boating Week."
They say boaters also should follow state and local rules and laws on waterways, which include staying 100 feet away from people or objects in the water unless moving at idle speed.
The DNR also warns against drinking alcohol while boating and says it is a leading cause of incidents. In 2014, nine of the state's 12 fatal boating incidents involved alcohol.
Two full grown pets are looking for forever homes this week as the Standard Journal Pets of the Week.
Polk Medical Center awarded students with certificates and gift cards after showing off their artwork at the hospital as part of a contest within the Polk School District.
Editor's note: The Biz Builder program for 2015 held their first class on Thursday night. Check back in the May 20 edition of the Standard Journal for more on the program's opening evening.
Rain showers are in the forecast for today - or at least a good chance of them - and are likely to continue through the weekend as the National Weather Service calls for warm weather despite the likelihood of wet weather.
It’s daunting to think how much blood is needed every day in our area hospitals. Blood is needed to treat and save the lives of premature babies, oncology patients, trauma victims, and surgery patients.
The Morning Star Baptist Church, located on the Rockmart / Cedartown Highway, is planning a special occasion on Sunday, May 17.
Kaylie Earwood and Andrew Earwood of Rockmart announce the birth of a daughter Annistyn Ryan Earwood. She was born on April 30, 2015.
Rockmart Middle School recently named their Top Jackets for 2015. The distinction for the students came after teachers nominated them based off of the criteria of being hardworking, punctual, polite and honest.
Some 30 years ago, when Vicki Lee Brown joined the Polk County 4-H as a fifth grader, she didn’t know it would be a decision that would shape her life to this day.
Armoires and cupcakes? Four-posters and petit fours? “Picked Just For You,” an antique emporium and sweet shop that recently opened on the Rome Highway in Aragon, offers both.
The Cedartown City Commission awarded the first construction contract for renovations at One Door Polk to Cheyenne Construction of Acworth.
A chance of showers is in store for this afternoon, but look for sunshine with a mix of clouds for the day and a high in the mid 80s again as the National Weather Service calls for a rainy weekend in Polk County.
ATLANTA — State Representative Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) today commented on the signing of House Bill 342 into law by Governor Nathan Deal.
Pastor Joe Bates has been called as the pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church, located on Cason Road. He gave his first sermon on Sunday, May 2.
Several teams and individual members were recognized during Polk County 4-H Awards Night.
It’s nearly that time of year again when high school seniors in Cedartown and Rockmart will march into their football stadiums dressed in cap and gown to the celebratory march Pomp and Circumstance.
Five students from Youngs Grove Elementary School, Preston Beck, Zachary Carter, Allie Lackey, Cesar Molina and Rosalin Vasquez, were recognized as Classworks All*Stars. The contest recognized the work of 500 winning students from 180 schools and 83 districts across 14 states.
Includes one time payment for teachers, restored elementary school arts program and assistant principal positions
The drug task force made an arrest on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, at a LaFayette business hosting a marijuana-grow room.