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Memorial held at Van Wert

The 7th annual Veterans Memorial service, hosted by Euharlee Valley Historical Society at old Van Wert Church and Cemetery, is now in the history books.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Friday forecast: mostly sunny, high 72
Posted: October 24, 2014

Another day of sunshine is expected for Polk County, with highs in the low 70s for the day and a chilly evening for football ahead, according to the National Weather Service. 

Thursday 10/23/2014
View from the Past: CHS Majorettes
Posted: October 23, 2014

A local reader brought in this picture from the years past of some of Cedartown High School's majorettes.

Column Extra: Things we fear from A to Z
Posted: October 23, 2014

What are the strange and wonderful things we’re afraid of in this world? Our advertising representative here at the Standard Journal Todd Britt sent along this list of phobias to me as I was getting this week’s column ready.

‘Happy House: Children’s Walk Through the Bible’ presented soon
Posted: October 23, 2014

The first “Happy House:Children’s Walk Through the Bible” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Polk/Haralson Christian Life Center “Camp Antioch”.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

Local first responders planning ahead in case of Ebola
Posted: October 23, 2014

A hot button issue for Polk residents is learning the latest news on Ebola with patients being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

Relay for Life event coming on Nov. 3
Posted: October 23, 2014

Editor's Note: due to the elections on Nov. 4, organizers have moved the Relay for Life Kickoff event to the Rockmart Church of Christ at 201 Slate St., Rockmart, on Nov. 3. The festivities will still start at 6 p.m.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 68
Posted: October 23, 2014

Another day of sunshine and mild temperatures is in store for Polk County according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Polk County man arrested in 31-county child pornography sting
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

A 20-year-old Polk County man was arrested today and has been charged under the computer pornography and child exploitation prevention act. Dwight Davis of Polk County was arrested as part of a 31 county multi-agency sting.

Locals perform “Alice in Nightmareland”
Posted: October 22, 2014

Cedartown performers took to the stage over the weekend in the only performance of “Alice in Nightmareland,” a scary musical interpretation of the classic “Alice in Wonderland.”

Standard Journal Calendar of area events for the Oct. 22, 2014 edition
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Glory Community Food Pantry invites you to participate in a free food distribution.

New Arrivals in the Oct. 22, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: October 22, 2014

Whitney Blake Purvis and Weston Lewis Gosa of Rome announce the birth of a son River Blake Gosa. He was born on Oct. 14, 2014.

Taylorsville church will host revival Oct. 26-29
Posted: October 22, 2014

Taylorsville Baptist Church will host fall revival services October 26 – 29.

Column: Fear and Loathing in Polk County
Posted: October 22, 2014

One of America’s greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, said to us during some of our darkest hours that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

Miller Insurance keeps customers covered through State Farm
Posted: October 22, 2014

“Good morning, may I help you,” said a smiling Anna Wright, receptionist at Mary Miller State Farm Insurance Agency in Rockmart.

Polk students make museum visit for field trip
Posted: October 22, 2014

Third grade students in the classes of Mrs. Stacey Bennett, Mrs. Joy Hindman, Mrs. Renee Hopkins, Mrs. Anessa Mize, and Mrs. Krissy Williams at Youngs Grove Elementary School recently visited Polk County Historical Society Museum.

Rockmart in December tour will feature local homes for holidays
Posted: October 22, 2014

(Editor’s note: The 2014 Tour of Homes in Rockmart will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.7. This is the first in a series on those homes open for the tour.)

Smiles found at Rockmart’s Tallatoona Early Learning Center
Posted: October 22, 2014

Classrooms at Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 South Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, are filled with happy voices as children are taught a comprehensive curriculum.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 67
Posted: October 22, 2014

Expect another day of blue skies and sunshine, with a high in the mid 60s for Polk County today, according to the National Weather Service. 

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Fourth annual Halloween Cruise-In Friday
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:29 pm

The Throttle Jockies of Cedartown are gathering this Friday for their monthly cruise-in, but expect it to have a spooky feel to it.

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