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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Standard Journal Calendar of Events, Jan. 21, 2014
Posted: January 21, 2015

A planning meeting for Cedartown High School’s graduating class of 1965 will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Polk Memory Gardens.

JAMuary coming up this Saturday at Cedartown Auditorium
Posted: January 21, 2015

The Cedartown Auditorium will be rocking on Saturday, Jan. 24 for the first ever JAMuary benefit concert set to start at 7 p.m. 

Janet Ross named 2015 chair for Polk County Chamber of Commerce at annual breakfast
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:19 pm

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce announced the new chair of the board for 2015 at a morning breakfast to start off their new year of business for promoting Aragon, Cedartown and Rockmart business. 

Cherokee Elementary Students using UGA star Mitchell’s story as inspiration
Posted: January 21, 2015

Students at Cherokee Elementary School are using the story of one University of Georgia football star to help them in their own studies.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Downtown Cedartown Association gives out facade grants for Mobley Building, Pirkles Deli
Posted: January 20, 2015

Pirkle's Deli and Jordan Hubbard, owner of the Mobley Building, received checks for grants to help pay for the facade upgrades on both buildings through the Downtown Cedartown Association.

Polk gathers over weekend to celebrate MLK
Posted: January 20, 2015

A whole weekend of events in Polk County to celebrate the legacy of legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were packed together and capped off on Monday night in Cedartown with the annual celebration in the Civic Center.

Friday 01/16/2015
JAMuary set to rock Cedartown Auditorium on Jan. 24
Posted: January 16, 2015

From country to rock, from flashy guitar riffs to slow soulful ballads, the Cedartown Civic Auditorium will be the place to get a heaping helping of some of the best sound around on January 24.

Youth Working Together holds local rally
Posted: January 16, 2015

Several January events in Cedartown are hosted by Youth Working Together for a “Speedy” Awareness (YWTSA), Inc.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Cedartown Fire Chief warning residents to beware phone scam
Posted: January 15, 2015

Cedartown Fire Chief Darrell Stephens wants residents to be wary of phone calls coming in about scammers offering checks of smoke detectors.

Looking Back: Cedartown native becomes famous
Posted: January 15, 2015

Editor’s Note: Content is drawn from varied sources, including the files of Polk County Historical Society. File Photo: The Cedartown Standard. Looking Back is part of a weekly series on the people and places that make up the history of Polk County.

Equipment stolen from drug lab
Posted: January 15, 2015

A drug company reported several pieces of equipment stolen, according to county police department reports.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
City of Cedartown honors outstanding employees
Posted: January 14, 2015

More than one dozen City of Cedartown employees were recognized in front of a full house at the January 12 regular session of the Cedartown City Commission. These employees were recognized for a number of achievements including outstanding effort and attitude, longevity and retirement.

Bobby McElwee to speak at historical society meeting
Posted: January 14, 2015

The Polk County Historical Society will have a local speaker talk about the early history of the Cherokee nation in Polk County for their January gathering.

10th annual MLK walk and celebration coming to Main Street in Cedartown Monday
Posted: January 14, 2015

Polk County residents who want to gather in solidarity for civil rights and in the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are holding a walk Monday in downtown Cedartown.

Local pet business burglarized
Posted: January 14, 2015

A Cedartown business reported a break in, but nothing was taken, according to reports.

Burger King in Cedartown finishing up renovations
Posted: January 14, 2015

One local fast food restaurant is changing its image to accommodate the lifestyles of modern families.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Kroger gas station in Cedartown closed for the week for pump repairs
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 12:39 am


Polk to celebrate King’s birthday
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Polk County’s Community Relations Commission are hosting 2 events this year in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on Jan. 19.

The Bridges of Polk County: Historic, scenic, memorable
Posted: January 13, 2015

Polk County has a number of transportation arteries, which move traffic along not only federal and state routes but also county roads that are tourist favorites due to scenic views of rolling hills, agricultural acreage and historic sites.

Kelley supports need for expansion in transportation funding
Posted: January 13, 2015

Trey Kelley spent a busy afternoon over the weekend hearing from constituents before heading off to the first day of the 2015 state legislative session Monday just before press time.

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