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Euharlee hosts lead up to world BBQ championship

If you enjoy watching the cooking competition TV shows like “Chopped” or the Food Channel, you may want to mark your calendars for a road trip to Euharlee on June 6 for what will be a qualifie…

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Century Bank announces quarterly dividend to shareholders
Posted: May 28, 2015

CARTERSVILLE – Richard E. Drews, Jr., Chief Executive Officer at CBB Bancorp, parent of Century Bank of Georgia, today announced a quarterly dividend of $.05 per share of common stock, payable June 15, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 31, 2015. The bank’s Board of Directors declared the divided at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 19.

‘Small Town Life’ exhibit on display until May 30
Posted: May 28, 2015

The RCAC Visual Arts Committee is presenting the “Small Town Life” art exhibit for viewing at the Cultural Arts Center, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300 in Rockmart.

Rockmart Farmers Market showcases nature’s bounty
Posted: May 28, 2015

The Rockmart Farmers Market is now open from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in downtown Rockmart behind SouthCrest Bank near Silver Comet Trail.

Standard Journal New Arrivals from the May 27, 2015 edition
Posted: May 28, 2015

Major and Mrs. Andre Rivier announce the birth of their son, Luke Thomas Rivier, on May 4, 2015, at Floyd Medical Center.

Lakefront property auction being held in Cedartown area on June 2
Posted: May 28, 2015

A auction group from Gadsden, Ala., are planning to sell off a lakefront estate in the Cedartown area to the highest bidder on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

911 operators get new chairs rated for 24-hour use
Posted: May 28, 2015

Polk County 911 operators will soon have new chairs after county commissioners approved more than $6,000 in spending for heavy-duty seats.

Fireworks: fun and dangerous
Posted: May 28, 2015

Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but they can also be dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken.

Aragon city council takes bid for repair
Posted: May 28, 2015

The exterior of Aragon’s Municipal Building will be repaired and its maintenance budget increased following loss of air conditioning during the heat of late May.

Thursday forecast: afternoon showers likely, high 81
Posted: May 28, 2015

Afternoon and evening showers are likely again today, but look for clearing during the evening hours ahead of another round of likely rain on Friday and heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Graduation 2015: How to get past ‘Senioritis’
Posted: May 27, 2015

It’s senior slump time.

Graduation 2015: 8 graduation presents that won’t break the bank
Posted: May 27, 2015

Editor’s Note: Cathleen Gui is a high school senior from Chicago. She suggests presents that are affordable for friends of graduates or fellow students:

Ensley: Kill weeds in garden
Posted: May 27, 2015

This spring’s rains have created ideal conditions for weeds to grow.

Reading explosion begins at Rockmart library on June 5
Posted: May 27, 2015

Don’t let the summer slump drain your brain when school ends. You are invited to be a part of the 2015 Summer Reading Explosion at the Rockmart Public Library from Friday, June 5 through Saturday, July 18.

Column: Local solutions to the ISIS problem needed
Posted: May 27, 2015

As the campaign for the next president heats up – some 15 months out now before the 2016 election – one particular issue keeps cropping up again and again. I’ve written about it before and will likely write about it again.

Kiela’s Photography Studio celebrates 25-year anniverary
Posted: May 27, 2015

The past 25 years have been busy ones for Kiela Burton Beam. She got married (to Larry Beam), had two children (Riley, 20 and Sasha, 16) and grew her photography business from a small portrait studio in a strip mall to a custom photography and design studio in a historic building, which she renovated, on Main Street.

Fee, pay increases in proposed 2016 Rockmart budget
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:51 am

The City of Rockmart is proposing annual pay increases for eligible city employees and will see increases in water and sewer rates along with healthcare expenses as officials get closer to finalizing the proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year.

Graduations coming up on June 5-6
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:45 am

Next week, Cedartown and Rockmart High School seniors will be taking to their respective football fields for one final walk as students in the Polk School District to receive their diplomas.

Wednesday forecast: chance of showers and cloudy skies, high 82
Posted: May 27, 2015

Look for a chance for more showers today in Polk County according to the National Weather Service forecast, with a chance of showers throughout the rest of the week and heading into the weekend.

Kelley takes Westside students on capitol tour
Posted: May 26, 2015

ATLANTA – State Representative Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) welcomed a group of 100 students from Westside Elementary School to the State Capitol on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, May 27 edition
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Polk County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a Budget Work Session at 3 p.m. Tuesday May 26, 2015 in the Commissioners Meeting Room located at The Polk County Police Department in Cedartown. The purpose of this work session will be to discuss the proposed FY 2016 budget.

‘Cats’ coming to Cedartown in mid-June
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Upstagers Theatre Company will be bringing a performance of CATS to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center in June.

Cedartown’s Fourth Friday Cruise-in full of fun tales
Posted: May 26, 2015

There are a lot of stories to be found at a Cruise-In and not all of them are about cars.

Polk County remembers fallen heroes
Posted: May 26, 2015

A brisk May breeze whipped the flags above the Veterans Memorial near Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart as a crowd gathered for the annual Memorial Day observance, hosted by American Legion Brown-Wright Post 12.

Rockmart Farmers Market seeking $100,000 USDA grant
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Rockmart Farmers Market has applied for a $100,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, as part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Murphy-Harpst looking for zoning change
Posted: May 26, 2015

Property on Grady Road owned by the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home will be up for zoning change if approved at a coming zoning board meeting in Polk County

Tuesday forecast: afternoon showers likely, high 81
Posted: May 26, 2015

Look for rain showers in Polk County this afternoon as the National Weather Service calls for chances of rain all this final week of May.

Restoration work continues on historic Van Wert Church
Posted: May 22, 2015

The Euharlee Valley Historic Society (EVHS) is working to restore historic Van Wert Methodist Church near Rockmart.

Fundraiser to benefit local charities
Posted: May 22, 2015

Dwain Yates, Al Cunningham, Sherman Ross, and Mark Utzinger, members of the Rotary Club of Polk County, are shown with a $250 gift certificate donated by Morgan Hardware. It will be presented to Dana Morris, winner. Proceeds from the event will benefit various local charities supported by Rotary.

Standard Journal Pet of the Week
Posted: May 22, 2015

A dog and cat still in their teen years by human standards are looking for forever homes as the Standard Journal pets of the week.

Main Street Realtors opens another door into Cedartown’s past
Posted: May 22, 2015

Real estate agent and developer Michael Tinney says it’s no accident he is opening his new business in a historic building in downtown Cedartown.

Tree commission wants old cell phones for pay for new saplings
Posted: May 22, 2015

Ever wonder what to do with that old cell phone? Maybe recycling it to help plant a tree would be a good idea.

Friday forecast: sunny, high 76
Posted: May 22, 2015

A breezy, sunny day is in store to end the work week in Polk County, but look for rain to be back in the forecast by the end of the weekend according to the National Weather Service.

Ensley: Snakes are out!
Posted: May 21, 2015

I have been seeing live and dead snakes along the roads this past week.

Standard Journal New Arrivals, May 20 edition
Posted: May 21, 2015

Samantha Kramer and Nick Gonzales of Cartersville announce the birth of a son Camdyn Dean Gonzales. He was born on May 10, 2015.

Registration begins for Summer Art Camps
Posted: May 21, 2015

Leigh Hulsey, director of the Cultural Arts Department in Rockmart, has announced the following events:

UPDATE: $3.5 million sewer and water project moves forward
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 1:53 pm


Follow your nose to Bar-L in Rockmart
Posted: May 21, 2015

If you can’t resist the aroma of wood smoke mingling with the smell of barbecue, there’s a good chance you’ll end up at the Bar-L-Bar-B-Que in Rockmart.

Rockmart Children Academy nears end of the first year of operation
Posted: May 21, 2015

Silence reins at the Rockmart Children Academy as a visitor walks down the long hall to the classroom of Erica Reynolds, teacher and assistant director.

Exchange Club awards more than $7,000 in scholarships to Rockmart, Cedartown students
Posted: May 21, 2015

The Cedartown Exchange Club held its annual awards ceremony last week to honor students at Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools.

Thursday forecast: mostly sunny and windy, high 75
Posted: May 21, 2015

Expect a mild and windy day in Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for mostly sunny skies and wind gusts as high as 15 mph, and more of the same during the overnight hours.

Bussey's Florist named 2014 Small Business of the Year award winner
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 2:28 pm

The winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year for the Polk County Chamber of Commerce was announced as Bussey's Florist in Cedartown.

Board honors state champions at May meeting
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Polk County Board of Education honored two students during their May regular session on May 12 to celebrate their achievements as state champions in home healthcare and welding.

Youth have opportunity to win ARC scholarship
Posted: May 20, 2015

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events, May 20 edition
Posted: May 20, 2015

Fourth Friday Cruise In will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 22 on Prior Street in Cedartown.

Donors give in memory of Margaret Statham
Posted: May 20, 2015

Rockmart’s community blood drive for the American Red Cross - held in memory of Margaret Mitchell Statham - was a success.

Medical marijuana bill passed; now what do we do?
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 12:32 pm

H.B. 1, the Georgia medical marijuana law, passed the Georgia State Assembly by a vote of 160 to 1 on April 15. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law almost immediately, on April 16.

Rockmart High School bids approved
Posted: May 20, 2015

Construction costs come in under past bid estimates

Cedartown sets example for state with Biz Builders program
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

The Cedartown Biz Builders program is doing more than offering opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into viable businesses, according to city manager Bill Fann. It is also bringing the city to the forefront as an example of successful economic development.

Wednesday forecast: mostly sunny, high 86
Posted: May 20, 2015

Warm weather and sunshine is expected for the midweek forecast, but count on a chance of showers later tonight and sunny skies for the rest of the week according to the National Weather Service forecast. 

Reminder: posting signs to utility poles dangerous, illegal
Posted: May 19, 2015

The City of Cedartown would like to remind residents that affixing signs, posters or flyers to utility poles is against the law. Violators can face a fine of up to $1,000 or face six months in jail.

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