Look for a greater chance of rain showers in the forecast as the week winds down in Polk County, but expect sunshine and temperatures feeling well above 100 for the day according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The following question and answers have been featured within the pages of the Standard Journal on July 6 and July 13. We have left the answers just the way they were sent to us. We have changed Question 8 to reflect that Polk County's ISO rating remained at a 6 for most residents. Prior to the announcement. - Kevin Myrick, Editor
The following question and answers from incumbent Ray Barber were taken on July 12, following the County Commission's latest board meeting. We have left the answers just the way they were recorded. Do note, we have changed Question 8 to reflect that Polk County's ISO rating remained at a 6 for most residents. -Kevin Myrick, Editor
Rockmart officials plan to apply for an Appalachian Regional Commission grant - up to $300,000 - to help develop Church Street Manor, part of the 10-acre parcel of the J. L. Lester estate purchased in 2014 at a cost of an estimated $311,780.
With polls open in both Cedartown and Rockmart at midweek, and absentee ballots coming in daily, the Polk County Board of Elections continues to make small jumps daily in early voting totals for the coming primary run-off for the District 2 County Commission seat.
More chances of rain are in store for Polk County at midweek, but expect sunshine and temperatures up into the mid 90s, with heat index values near 100 and more of the same for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Residents around the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rock Street - along with a few others - are expected to have low water pressure for a fix to city plumbing problem coming up, according to a release form the city Tuesday afternoon.
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The documents are signed and it’s official: Dr. Darrell Wetherington is set to become the next superintendent of the Polk School District when Dr. William Hunter retires at the end of the calendar year during the winter break.
Another scorcher is in store in Polk County today with highs in the mid 90s and the heat index up to 100, but also expect a chance of rain showers starting after lunchtime and continuing through the rest of the day into the evening and overnight hours, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Look for a chance of rain showers this afternoon, but otherwise expect it to be hot in Polk County to start the week and continue on for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to adopting a millage rate for 2016, during its Regular Business Meeting on August 2, 2016. The tentative proposed rate of 11.061 mills, the same rate as in 2015, would increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 0.19 percentages over the rollback millage rate of 11.040 mills.
Polk County's second week of early voting will likely wrap up with more than 300 voters having taken part, but so far the numbers remain just under that line following the close of business on Thursday, July 14.
Chief Judge Michael Murphy of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit was honored at the State Bar of Georgia Annual meeting with the "Judge of the Year" recognition presented by the General Practice and Trial section of the bar.