A trio of seniors and underclassmen were announced as the winners and runners up in this year's Mr. Big Dawg competition, a fundraiser held annually for the Cedartown High School competition cheer team on Jan. 26.
During the January meeting of the Cedartown City Commission, employees who have been in service for more than five years were recognized, along with those who won specific awards for their dedication to the job.
The City of Cedartown and the Polk County Historical Society are still waiting for the paperwork to go through on the old Southcrest Bank building on West Avenue, but until then they remain solidly in the Hawkes Library on College Street.
The Cedartown Development Authority and the City of Cedartown are reaching a deal to work together to purchase the Southcrest Bank building to use for the Polk County Historical Society museum in the near future.
Middle and High School students were going around to local businesses along Main Street in downtown Cedartown this morning bringing with them the holiday spirit on a field trip where they were the main event.
The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is soon to get a new ticketing system and hopes to have it up and running in time to give folks a chance to purchase tickets for a variety of upcoming performances and events according to a release from the organization.
Several local organizations will be holding Thankgiving dinners in Polk County during the coming weekend and week, and to make it easier to find a place to participate, here's a list of meals and where to find them:
The Bold and Beautiful Red Hatters made a generous donation to several local organizations as part of the City of Cedartown's Christmas Parade theme. The theme of the parade this year is the "Christmas Giving Tree" and City employees are encouraging those that are participating in the parade to donate to local charities. Donated items are being accepted from now until Dec. 5 at City Hall for the following organizations: Our House (basic toiletries and housekeeping items like sheets and pillowcases,) Life Matters Outreach (new baby clothing,) the Samaritan House (canned and non-perishable food items) and the Cedartown United Fund (basic toiletries, adult diapers and warm clothing.)
The Holiday Open House is coming up in downtown Cedartown this weekend starting on Saturday during normal business hours and again on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. to help ring in the beginning of the season.
Acknowledging a national trend showing more people are finding it increasingly convenient to bank online at home or with their smart phones, SouthCrest Bank announces plans to consolidate its South College Street drive through service into its full service branch bank’s drive-through on North Main Street.
November 2, 2016: Due to current statewide drought conditions, Cedartown Public Works Director Kelvin Garmon and Cedartown Water Plant Superintendent David Mason are asking for the public’s assistance in conserving water.
Editor's note: The Standard Journal will be running more candidate profiles in the Nov. 2 edition ahead of the election, but were only able to squeeze in one for the Oct. 26 edition. We'll be posting more later this week and into next week as well here at Polkstandardjournal.com.
Polk School District announced in an afternoon press release that they've selected a new principal at Cedartown High School when Dr. Darrell Wetherington takes over as superintendent at the beginning of the year.
The Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia got their first set of students for a tour on a field trip on Oct. 6 as the Morris family and volunteers guided fourth graders from Westside Elementary around what used to be Cedartown’s bottling plant.
Cedartown High School celebrates homecoming this Friday with several events, starting with a court presentation at 10:30 a.m., a pep rally at 11 a.m., a 2 p.m. parade in downtown Cedartown and the game at 7:30 p.m., with announcement of the queen during halftime.
The Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and the Unified Brothers will be hosting a corn hole tournament on Saturday afternoon to help raise funds for children in the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in the Tallapoosa Circuit.