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Thursday 08/28/2014
Bulldogs, Jackets ready for football on Friday night
Posted: August 28, 2014

Football Friday is only one more night away and coaches for Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools have their players working on the fundamentals ahead of their first home games of the season.

3 regional companies create Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 counties
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:36 pm

NGN, Parker FiberNet, and ETC Communications launched a partnership today to create the Education Exchange, a fiber optic network to connect schools across North Georgia.

Standard Journal calendar of events
Posted: August 28, 2014

A neighborhood re-union is planned for those who grew up around Southside Baptist Church in Cedartown.

Gunshots reported on Branch Road
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:20 pm

A Branch Road resident reported gunshots on Aug. 15, according to Polk County Police Department reports.

Column: Point cameras, not guns
Posted: August 28, 2014

While the rest of our nation is dumping buckets of ice water on themselves and drafting for fantasy football, the people of Ferguson, Mo. have been occupied by an army of militarized police.

Unemployment rate up in Polk, Northwest Georgia
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.

Shooting victims recovering from incidents earlier in the month
Posted: August 28, 2014

Two gunshot victims are recovering from their injuries following incidents earlier in the month, according to Cedartown police officials.

Camp Antioch gets new lease on life
Posted: August 28, 2014

The laughter of children and sound of fun activities is once again heard at Polk Haralson Christian Life Center in the Antioch Community.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 92
Posted: August 28, 2014

Sunshine and clear skies are in today's forecast, but don't expect the nice weather to last. The National Weather Service is calling for chances of rain over the coming weekend.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Northside Elementary takes up ice bucket challenge on big scale
Posted: August 27, 2014

Teachers at Northside Elementary took the Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level with the help of the Cedartown Fire Department.

Burglary reported on Brock Road
Posted: August 27, 2014

A Brock Road resident reported a burglary in her husband’s shop behind her house, according to reports.

Column: Holidays start too soon
Posted: August 27, 2014

Christmas comes but once a year, but it sure does seem to start earlier every year.

Rick Zoerb purchases Ford dealership in Cedartown
Posted: August 27, 2014

A new owner is in charge at Cedartown’s Ford dealership located on Highway 278, and already the new owner says he’s making an impact on the local economy.

Father and son charged in child molestation investigation
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:02 am

Two men were arrested on charges stemming from an ongoing child molestation investigation, according to Polk County Police Department (PCPD) official.

Wednesday's weather: sunny, highs in upper 80s
Posted: August 27, 2014

Today's forecast from the National Weather Service: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Officials: Ebola poses no threat in Georgia
Posted: August 27, 2014

Ebola may be a terrifying disease, but one local health official said there are many other diseases that pose a greater risk to Georgians.

Aragon officials look to "save our city"
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 10:44 am

Aragon officials exhibit a new determination to “save our city” and make hard financial decisions – even after learning there would be no “straw vote” for city residents during the November election.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Eagle Cam gives watchers bird’s eye view of nest
Posted: August 26, 2014

The camera shows an eagle’s nest, empty except for its small grasses swaying in a slight wind.

Rockmart Farmer’s Market Farm to Table dinner planned for Sept. 7
Posted: August 26, 2014

Tickets are on sale starting Thursday at the Rockmart Farmer’s Market for a “Farm to Table” dinner being planned for the first Sunday in September.

Voting for latest book club selections ends Friday
Posted: August 26, 2014

The Standard Journal Book Club will be announcing the date and time of the September meeting soon, but for now we’re giving you a chance to vote on the coming month’s selections.

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