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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Tuesday forecast: morning fog gives way to sunshine, high 82
Posted: September 30, 2014

Another day of sunshine and mild temperatures is expected for the last day of September, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Taylorsville Baptist Church launches building project
Posted: September 28, 2014

A $700,000 building program is underway at historic Taylorsville Baptist Church, located at 19 Church Street in this Polk – Bartow community.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Letter to the Editor: Lakeview residents appreciates help from Polk County Public Works
Posted: September 27, 2014

I’d like to thank the Polk County Public Works Department employees for the excellent job they did for us Lakeview residents after the storm that hit here on August 30.

RCAC announces photo contest winners
Posted: September 27, 2014

Winners have been announced for the annual juried photo contest for the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. 

Friday 09/26/2014
State Route 6 in Polk County to be named in honor of Trooper Billy Tanner
Posted: September 26, 2014

CARTERSVILLE – Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden and Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough are pleased to announce that a section of State Route 6 in Polk County will be named in honor of State Trooper Billy Arthur Tanner who lost his life in line of duty on April 11, 1970.

Letter to the Editor: Hubbard explains ‘no’ vote on old hospital
Posted: September 26, 2014

Anyone that knows me, from my younger days to my college days, knows that I would always come back to the City of Cedartown. I was born and raised here, I work here, I play here, I am involved here— and have no intentions of ever leaving the place that I proudly call my hometown.

Polk School District Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2014
Posted: September 26, 2014

Note: all students get a selection of fresh fruit, juice with breakfast, and assorted milk with each meal. Middle and High School students also have a choice of a salad bar to select for their entrees for lunch.

Dodd: Former coroner, first responders being investigated by GBI
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 10:58 am

CEDARTOWN — The GBI is investigating former Polk County coroner Trey Litesey and other first responders in connection with a report of missing money from a crime scene, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said Thursday.

Friday's weather: mostly cloudy, highs in upper 70's
Posted: September 26, 2014

Today's forecast from the National Weather Service: Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Dunaway donates copies of books he authored to Rockmart Library
Posted: September 26, 2014

Author John Dunaway recently visited the Rockmart Public Library where he donated autographed copies of books that he has written or translated.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Cedartown's Sam Hunt performs on Late Night with Seth Myers
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 5:51 am

Cedartown’s Sam Hunt recently performed on Late Night with Seth Myers.

Hometown Realty all about serving Polk County
Posted: September 25, 2014

Hometown Realty of Cedartown is an existing business that provides world-class service.

Farmers Market hosting BBQ this afternoon
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Rockmart Farmers Market, 108 Water Street in downtown Rockmart, is hosting a BBQ fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Standard Journal Calendar of Events for the Sept. 27, 2014 edition
Posted: September 25, 2014

Lime Branch Baptist Church welcomes everyone to the annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Keeping Faith in the Republic
Posted: September 25, 2014

Two hundred twenty-seven years ago, thirty-nine men crafted the governing document for our great nation. Meeting in a stuffy room in Philadelphia, they set out the foundation for how our country functions as a collection of sovereign states.

New books available at Rockmart Library
Posted: September 25, 2014

New books and movies are available at Rockmart Library, 316 North Piedmont Ave., Building 201.

Standard Journal Book Club meeting postponed, makeup date to be announced
Posted: September 25, 2014

Due to circumstances out of the editor's control - and because he hasn't quite finished the book yet - the Standard Journal Book Club meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Red, White and Brew has been postponed. 

Water lines out in Aragon, expected to be shut off most of the day
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Polk County Water Authority officials said that two major pipe breakages have water out for the rest of the day. 

Thursday forecast: partly sunny, high 80
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:04 am

Another day of sunshine - this time mixed with clouds - is in store for Polk County today, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
September Cruise-in coming up on Friday
Posted: September 24, 2014

The fourth Friday of the month will still be rocking in Cedartown as the Throttle Jockies gather for their monthly cruise-in off Main Street.

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