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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Georgia Highlands College campus is closed in Floyd County today after power outage
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 9:38 am

Floyd Campus is closed today due to major power outage due to a bad cable, according to a Georgia Power representative. All other locations are open as usual today.

Monday 09/01/2014
NWS: Watch for patchy fog.
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 12:28 am

The National Weather Service is forecasting scattered thunderstorms off and on all week through Saturday.

UPDATE: Officials release name of cyclist, driver in Hardin Road collision
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 8:59 am

A cyclist is dead after a collision with a vehicle on Hardin Road, according to Cpl. Chris Harris with the Georgia State Patrol.

Lakeview residents in Polk County recovering from Saturday storm
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 3:13 pm

“I lived a lifetime in less than 30 seconds,” said Jerry Smith, whose home was damaged in a late afternoon storm that hit Lakeview Subdivision near Rockmart on Saturday.

History Column: Looking back for the Aug. 27, 2014 Standard Journal
Posted: September 01, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Fourth in a six-part series authored by the late A. C. Duke, Sr., contributed by Greg Gray and drawn from the files of Polk County Historical Society. Duke writes about his memories of Cedartown in the early 1880s. Things listed as ‘still standing’ are as of the time this article was written.)

Rockmart Farmers Market thriving hub of activity
Posted: September 01, 2014

Rockmart Farmers Market continues to draw people from across the region and beyond.

Monday forecast: sunshine with a chance of afternoon showers, high 93
Posted: September 01, 2014

A chance of afternoon showers could help cool down Polk County from a high of 93 for the day according to the National Weather Service, but don't count on the relief.

51-year-old injured skydiver remains in critical condition after Polk County accident
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 11:57 am

Police identified a man Sunday who was seriously injured during a parachuting accident in Polk County

Sunday 08/31/2014
Skydive the Farm lawsuit is settled
Posted: August 31, 2014

A lawsuit over a 2005 drowning death at Skydive the Farm is over.

Summer ends, new season of 4-H begins
Posted: August 31, 2014

Polk County 4-H has been busy this summer!

Yard sale scheduled at First United Methodist Church in Cedartown in September
Posted: August 31, 2014

A yard sale will be hosted by the Tots N’ Teens of First United Methodist Church in Cedartown.

Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership
Posted: August 31, 2014

Kellie Taylor, owner of Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Rockmart, is participating in a unique educational program at Young’s Grove Elementary School.

Saturday 08/30/2014
One dead, one hurt in Polk County skydiving accident
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 12:49 am

CEDARTOWN — One skydiver is dead and another is listed in serious condition after something went wrong during a jump Saturday afternoon in Polk County, according officials.

UPDATE: Storm caused several fallen trees, power lines
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said that a concentration of the damage from this evening's storm was in the Lakeview Subdivision and the area along Stringer Road.

House painter faces forgery charges
Posted: August 30, 2014

A local house painter is facing theft and forgery charges after a client told police he cashed two checks stolen from his home.

September kicks off new series of classes at Rockmart gallery
Posted: August 30, 2014

A variety of activities are scheduled at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300.

Family Fun Fest coming to Rockmart in October
Posted: August 30, 2014

An all day event of fun and entertainment is being organized for October at Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart.

Westside starts school year with new principal
Posted: August 30, 2014

Westside Elementary has started the year off with a new principal, who is looking to shake up the school.

Design phase of Rockmart wastewater plant upgrade underway
Posted: August 30, 2014

Design work has begun on a $3.5 million upgrade at the Rockmart Wastewater plant.

Cedartown to remember 9/11 with ceremony next week
Posted: August 30, 2014

Cedartown Fire Chief Sammy Stephens has extended aninvitation to all residents to attend a special September 11 remembrance ceremony.

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