Rockmart Middle School played host to two recent events showcasing the future for their students and studies in the month of March as the school year moves toward Spring Break.
Anna Kresge United Methodist Church, 15 Booger Hallow Rd., Cedartown, has invited the community to visit them for a "Stations of the Cross" reflection during Holy Week. This event is for individuals, friends or family groups.
The Tech Corner is a weekly technology news and advice column presented each week courtesy of Melvin McCrary at Ga. Computer Depot in Cedartown.
The Fourth Friday Concert Series will return this summer, bringing live music, great food and classic cars to the heart of Downtown Cedartown.
Work has begun at Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, to repair extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a 2014 accident.
The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of rain today, but expect clouds and sunshine throughout the day, and cloudy skies overnight.
The City of Cedartown has opened a bidding period for the first round of remodeling at One Door Polk for the expansion of Highland Rivers into portions of the former hospital it plans to use for healthcare-related services.
The sun is coming out today as the National Weather Service calls for the clouds to clear out by this afternoon and bring temperatures up to the high 60s for the day and bringing along sunshine for Tuesday as well, but a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Polk County will be looking for a new Public Works director in the coming weeks following Karen Hubbard’s announcement during the county’s public works committee meeting.
The Polk County Animal Control facility has been quarantined and no animals are being let out for adoptions after 2 cases of PARVO reported in just over a week.
Polk residents are embracing the educational opportunity now available at the Study Center, located at Polk Haralson Christian Life “Camp Antioch”, 3900 Antioch Road, (across from Antioch Baptist Church). Among students and volunteers using the facility this month are: Top photo, Susan Acree, Aspen Warner and Andrea Warner; Bottom, right, Janice Stewart, Karen Dingler and Emma Watkins. For more information call Janice Stewart at 770-846-7760.
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.
Overnight showers moving through brought with them cooler temperatures as Polk County heads into the last days of March, with temperatures set to dip below freezing during the overnight hours this weekend as the National Weather Service calls for one more round of cold before April begins.
Euharlee officials placed their police chief and assistant chief on administrative leave shortly after both were arrested Thursday on accusations they double dipped into city and school coffers while on the job.
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.
Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.
The Standard Journal wishes to congratulate the following new parents:
The Rockmart Business Alliance is seeking new members who would like to get involved in this vibrant organization.
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.
(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.)
The annual Easter Egg Hunt in Peek Park is coming up this weekend and is free for the whole community.
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.
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.
Brent Edwards has been named acting director of Rockmart Public Works Department.
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.
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.
Providing budding entrepreneurs with tools for success will be the highlight of two free business workshops that will take place at Cedartown City Hall.
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.
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.
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.
The Polk Healthcare Foundation completed its first fundraising project by providing the new hospital with a specialized crib for hospital care of newborns.
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.
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 Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.
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.
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.
Organizers of a special breakfast honoring first responders in Rockmart believe each of these individuals is often taken for granted by the community.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
$10,000 Apple Smartwatch has an 18-Karat Gold Case
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.
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.
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.
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.
A call for artists has been issued for “Small Town Life” submissions. The deadline is March 23.
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 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.
Job-seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers at a career expo in Catoosa County Thursday, April 2.