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Friday 10/31/2014
Region 1 EMS to roll out Disaster Assistance Response Taskforce plan on Tuesday
Posted: October 31, 2014

NORTHWEST GEORGIA – Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services will roll out the Northwest Georgia EMS Disaster Assistance Response Taskforce plan to stakeholders on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Decorating for local Halloween celebrations
Posted: October 31, 2014

Traditions include varied beliefs about observance.

State takes action on Blue Cross contracts
Posted: October 31, 2014

Georgia’s insurance commissioner, in a rare regulatory action, has told the state’s largest health insurer to rescind newly added amendments to contracts with thousands of physicians.

Streets to close in Calhoun as parking deck construction begins
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 10:53 am

Construction on a new three-level parking deck in downtown Calhoun began Friday with utilities relocation.

Shorter University to honor Distinguished Alumni Award winners
Posted: October 31, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University will honor three alumni, Ruth Parham Manning, Lisa Nelson and Georgia State Rep. Trey Kelley, with its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented during halftime of the Shorter homecoming football game on Saturday at Barron Stadium.

Mac’s Bakery keeps serving up sweets in Rockmart
Posted: October 31, 2014

Mac’s Bakery, founded in 1958, has relocated from 102 Sycamore Grove to a 1,500 square foot building at 258 West Elm Street, Rockmart.

Consultant seeks grants for Rockmart community
Posted: October 31, 2014

Ron Sitterding, a Rome consultant, has been hired to explore grant options available from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Rockmart Mayor Steve Miller.

Friday forecast: chance of afternoon showers, high 64
Posted: October 31, 2014

A day of sunshine and cloudy skies is ahead for Polk County, with a slight chance of afternoon showers according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Man, 60, dies following early morning house fire
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:05 am

A man died in a local hospital Thursday morning, Oct. 30, after having been trapped inside his burning home.

Officers to cover communities on Halloween
Posted: October 30, 2014

Law enforcement will be busy on Halloween and it won’t just be trick-or-treating children they will be keeping an eye on.

New arrivals for the Oct. 29 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 30, 2014

Deaundra Latice Green of Rome, Ga. announces the birth of a son Nicodemus Josiah Green. He was born on Oct. 10, 2014.

Standard Journal Calendar of Events, Oct. 29 edition
Posted: October 30, 2014

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Work-shop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Lower Level Classroom A, and 501 Redmond Road, Rome.

Walker County man dies following early morning house fire
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

A man died in a local hospital Thursday morning after having been trapped inside his burning Walker County home.

Cedartown United Fund gets HON Donation
Posted: October 30, 2014

Peggy Terry and Megan Jones of the HON Corporation stand with Cleve Hartley of the Cedartown United Fund on Friday, Oct. 24, and takes an $8,000 donation check for the United Fund from the HON Charity Golf Tournament held in September. Hartley’s team won the tournament this year. Money raised for the Cedartown United Fund goes to a variety of good causes around Polk County. 

Polk School Board Candidates Question and Answer
Posted: October 30, 2014

The Polk County Standard Journal teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to provide a digital forum for candidates and citizens. Here’s some of the responses we got from local candidates:

Art show winners named
Posted: October 30, 2014

Jerry Ables of Calhoun receives the first place award for his wood sculpture and “Best in Show” award from judge Frank Murphy of Rome during the Art Lovers’ League fall art show in Cedartown Auditorium.

More information on the Polk County fire plan
Posted: October 30, 2014

The following facts are provided for residents of unincorporated Polk County regarding the proposed paid/volunteer fire department referendum.

Festival of treats coming in Rockmart on Halloween night
Posted: October 30, 2014

Downtown Rockmart will once again welcome little ghosts and goblins to free Halloween fun during the Festival of Treats from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Police arrest Calhoun High student with gun on campus
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Calhoun police arrested two teens, ages 15 and 16, one of whom is a Calhoun High School student they say had a gun on campus. The two were involved in several alleged crimes committed in the city of Calhoun in two days, Chief Garry Moss said in a statement.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 66
Posted: October 30, 2014

Sunshine and cooler temperatures are in store for today's forecast, with more chilly weather around the corner according to the National Weather Service.

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