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Consultant seeks grants for Rockmart community

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.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Cedartown United Fund gets HON Donation
Posted: October 30, 2014

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. 

Gas prices continue slow decline in Northwest Ga.
Posted: October 30, 2014

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Polk School Board Candidates Question and Answer
Posted: October 30, 2014

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:

Art show winners named
Posted: October 30, 2014

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.

More information on the Polk County fire plan
Posted: October 30, 2014

The following facts are provided for residents of unincorporated Polk County regarding the proposed paid/volunteer fire department referendum.

Festival of treats coming in Rockmart on Halloween night
Posted: October 30, 2014

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.

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 66
Posted: October 30, 2014

Sunshine and cooler temperatures are in store for today's forecast, with more chilly weather around the corner according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Polk Historical Society hosting encore performance of ‘Blind Tiger’ Thursday
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:12 pm

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.

Book Club to meet on Oct. 30 to discuss “Salem’s Lot”
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.”

Column: change is nothing to fear
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Area gas prices well below national average of $3.02
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.02 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Camp Antioch Teen Maze coming on Nov. 5
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Spooky Science Night at Eastside
Posted: October 29, 2014

Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Human rights group says Gordon County inmates not adequately fed
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston has responded to claims the Gordon County Jail is not providing adequate food for prisoners.

Officials educating public on county fire plan
Posted: October 29, 2014

Registered voters in unincorporated Polk County will decide whether or not a paid/volunteer fire department will become reality on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Police: Scammers impersonating newspaper billing department
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:27 am

Newspaper customers should be careful about how they renew their subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.

Wednesday forecast: rainy, high 68
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Biz Builder voting continues through Nov. 7
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Free food distribution in Yorkville area
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 8:54 am

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

Tuesday 10/28/2014
More than 1,000 vote early in general election for Polk County
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

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