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Eastside students recognized

Eastside Elementary School students for the month of October are,  Kinsley Johnson, Trinity Farmer, Clestie Ahmadani,  Bella William, Sadie Fincher, Shannon Johnson and Levi Crumley.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Book Club to meet Oct. 30 for “Salem’s Lot” discussion
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:16 am

The Standard Journal Book Club is looking forward to a spooky selection for the October meeting, scheduled for Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Red, White and Brew in Cedartown.

First week of early voting sees nearly 700 ballots cast in Polk
Posted: October 20, 2014

More than 400 people have already cast their ballot in person in Polk County following the first week of early voting ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.

Celebrate Recovery helps people gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits, hang-ups
Posted: October 20, 2014

Celebrate Recovery is a new Christ-centered, 12-step program scheduled to begin at First Baptist Church in Rockmart.

Monday forecast: mostly sunny, high 72
Posted: October 20, 2014

Early morning fog will give way to sunshine mixed with some clouds in Polk County to start off the work week, according to the National Weather Service.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Rockmart man
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:13 am

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of Kionte Rashad Glover of Polk County, according to an opinion released today.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Polk Medical Center holds open house
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Hundreds of people gathered at the new campus of Polk Medical Center Sunday afternoon to see for themselves what the new hospital has in store for the community.

Gas prices still at bargain rates
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Local gasoline prices continued at bargain rates Sunday afternoon.

Polk County GNTC campus participates in ‘Tugging for a Cure’
Posted: October 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Polk County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College hosted a “Tugging for a Cure” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Student Activities Office prepared for activities and fundraisers. April Welch, standing, Marquita Dorsey, Caressa Sparks and Courtney Pone, student affairs office, designed a t-shirt for faculty and staff. Activities included the Tug for a Cure, pink out for students, faculty and staff, brochures and pamphlets and serving pink lemonade, cupcakes and cookies.

Polk County’s Sarah Harrison celebrates 100th year
Posted: October 19, 2014

Dark eyed Sarah Grace Harrison McDonald celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Church set to open Judgment House
Posted: October 19, 2014

A local church is using the Halloween season to spread the Gospel with its own version of a haunted house.

Sunday forecast: sunny, high 68
Posted: October 19, 2014

The National Weather Service is calling for another round of sunshine today, but expect temperatures to remain in the upper 60s for the day.

Gulledge - Kinsey engagement
Posted: October 19, 2014

Brandy Carnes an-nounces the engagement of her daughter, Taylor Brooke Gulledge, to Catlin Robert Kinsey.

Board to partner with Shaw Industries for free carpet
Posted: October 19, 2014

Look to see more participants for community input session

Saturday 10/18/2014
Polk 4-H’ers visit Carlton’s Farm
Posted: October 18, 2014

Polk 4-H’ers recently visited Carlton’s Farm, located off U.S. Highway 113 near Rockmart.

Georgia Computer Depot Computer Corner, Oct. 15 edition
Posted: October 18, 2014

Georgia Computer Depot's Ray McCrary provides this column on a biweekly basis for the Polk County Standard Journal.

Taylorsville Baptist Homecoming set for Oct. 19
Posted: October 18, 2014

Taylorsville Baptist Church will host its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Gas prices dropping around Northwest Georgia, price still lowest in Ringgold at $2.64 a gallon
Posted: October 18, 2014

Gas prices in the region are still the lowest up in Catoosa County at $2.64 a gallon, but gas prices are going down across Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama this weekend, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Junior Service League names new officers
Posted: October 18, 2014

The Cedartown Junior Service League has named 2013-2014 officers.

Saturday foreast: sunny, high 73
Posted: October 18, 2014

The National Weather Service is calling for a weekend of sunshine, but expected cooler temperatures during the overnight hours. 

Cedartown renovations continue, more school construction to come
Posted: October 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three part series on the various aspects of Polk County Schools over the year, and what school board leaders want to discuss at the second community input meeting of the month at Van Wert Elementary School on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. This week’s story goes over what the current plans look like for the Board of Education’s 5-year school improvement plan on construction.

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