Ron Sitterding, a Rome consultant, has been hired to explore grant options available from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to Rockmart Mayor Steve Miller.
Peggy Terry and Megan Jones of the HON Corporation stand with Cleve Hartley of the Cedartown United Fund on Friday, Oct. 24, and takes an $8,000 donation check for the United Fund from the HON Charity Golf Tournament held in September. Hartley’s team won the tournament this year. Money raised for the Cedartown United Fund goes to a variety of good causes around Polk County.
The Polk County Standard Journal teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to provide a digital forum for candidates and citizens. Here’s some of the responses we got from local candidates:
Jerry Ables of Calhoun receives the first place award for his wood sculpture and “Best in Show” award from judge Frank Murphy of Rome during the Art Lovers’ League fall art show in Cedartown Auditorium.
The following facts are provided for residents of unincorporated Polk County regarding the proposed paid/volunteer fire department referendum.
Downtown Rockmart will once again welcome little ghosts and goblins to free Halloween fun during the Festival of Treats from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
Sunshine and cooler temperatures are in store for today's forecast, with more chilly weather around the corner according to the National Weather Service.
The Polk County Historical Society is hosting an encore performance of the film, “Blind Tiger, The Legend of ‘Bell Tree Smith’” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the West Theatre, located at 112 West Avenue, Cedartown, Georgia.
The Standard Journal Book Club is meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the monthly discussion of the latest selection, Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot.”
All throughout the month of October, I paid particular attention to the idea of fear. Fear of Ebola, fear of ISIS, and my own personal fears are just among those things which I’ve focused on.
A Teen Maze for ninth grade students will be presented November 5 – 6 at Polk / Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch), 3900 Antioch Road, Cedartown.
Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston has responded to claims the Gordon County Jail is not providing adequate food for prisoners.
Registered voters in unincorporated Polk County will decide whether or not a paid/volunteer fire department will become reality on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Newspaper customers should be careful about how they renew their subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.
A rainy day is in store for Polk County, according to the National Weather Service, but all this wet weather will be gone by tonight.
The Biz Builder People’s Choice Awards voting remains open following last night’s Shark Tank-style competition at the Cedartown Welcome Center, and so far hundreds of people have gone online to vote for their favorites.
The Glory Community Food Pantry invites you to participate in a free food distribution.
The early votes continue to come into the Polk County Board of Elections less than a week ahead of the general election to kick off November.