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Rockmart Middle hosts career day, technology tour

Rockmart Middle School played host to two recent events showcasing the future for their students and studies in the month of March as the school year moves toward Spring Break.

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Repairs underway at Akins Printing
Posted: March 31, 2015

Work has begun at Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, to repair extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a 2014 accident.

‘For Better or Worse’ presented live in Rockmart tonight, Saturday
Posted: March 27, 2015

Rockmart Pastor Davilyn Williams Gospel stage play, “For Better or For Worse?” will be live in Rockmart on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28.

Auditions scheduled for ‘A Fairy Tale Ballet’
Posted: March 26, 2015

Auditions for “A Fairy Tale Ballet” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Rockmart Business Alliance seeks new members
Posted: March 26, 2015

The Rockmart Business Alliance is seeking new members who would like to get involved in this vibrant organization.

Bellview centennial: Remembering early years in church and community
Posted: March 26, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following article was written by the late Mrs. Nettie Sorrells Campbell revealing her memories of Bellview church during her childhood and youth.)

Edwards named new Rockmart Public Works director
Posted: March 25, 2015

Brent Edwards has been named acting director of Rockmart Public Works Department.

Aragon puts Sunday sales on ballot a third time
Posted: March 25, 2015

Voters in the City of Aragon will get to decide whether they want Sunday sales of alcohol within the city limits during the coming November elections for a third time in as many years.

City of Aragon honors Standard Journal’s Agnes Hagin
Posted: March 24, 2015

The City of Aragon City Council took time out of their monthly meeting to commend the years of hard work by former Standard Journal Senior Assistant Editor Agnes Hagin, who is now back volunteering with the paper part time.

CVCU promotes Rockmart branch manager
Posted: March 24, 2015

The Rockmart branch of Coosa Valley Credit Union has lost a branch manager to promotion, but gained a new one in the process according to a press release from the bank.

Bellview celebrates centennial with special events
Posted: March 24, 2015

Bellview Baptist Church is hosting a number of events in observance of its first 100 years.

Rockmart man jailed on child molestation charges
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 12:24 pm

A Rockmart man remains in jail today on a child molestation charge after he was taken into custody Monday following and investigation by the Rockmart Police Department.

Rockmart first responders honored at breakfast
Posted: March 24, 2015

Organizers of a special breakfast honoring first responders in Rockmart believe each of these individuals is often taken for granted by the community.

Rockmart to honor First Responders for March
Posted: March 20, 2015

A proclamation honoring first responders in Rockmart will be presented during a special breakfast on Saturday, March 21 at the Presbyterian Church, 306 South Marble Street.

Call for artists issued for new March exhibit
Posted: March 19, 2015

A call for artists has been issued for “Small Town Life” submissions. The deadline is March 23.

Gospel Play returning to Rockmart
Posted: March 18, 2015

Rockmart Pastor Davilyn Williams Gospel stage play, “For Better or For Worse?” will be live in Rockmart on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28. The play, written and directed by Williams, will also star Williams. The play is also going to be recorded live.

Rockmart sends out bids for sewer projects
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 10:47 am

Bids for sewage system improvements in Rockmart have been sent out, according to Manager Jeff Ellis.

GNTC Polk campus to hold resource fair today
Posted: March 18, 2015

Today marks the first of a number of events coming up at the Polk County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, giving students and potential students the opportunity to find resources and more to help them through school.

Graves to announce Youth Art winners
Posted: March 17, 2015

Congressman Tom Graves will present the 2015 Congressional Youth Art Winners at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center in the Art Gallery, 316 N. Piedmont Ave, Bldg. 300.

Crowd enjoys celebration of Welsh heritage in Rockmart
Posted: March 17, 2015

Plans told to make 2016 WELSHfest bigger, better

Rockmart High admin Styles in new role to advance
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 10:32 am

Another administrative move at Rockmart High School was announced by the Polk School District as Superintendent William Hunter switches around assistant principals within the district.

Frankie's Italian Restaurant to close business in Rockmart on March 28
Posted: March 12, 2015

A Rockmart restaurant is closing its doors near the end of the month as the owner Jennifer Minucci seeks to spend more time with her family.

WELSHFest kicking off Saturday in Rockmart
Posted: March 12, 2015

Polk County’s annual celebration of Welsh heritage will kick off this weekend with breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Rockmart, and it will be all you can eat.

Rockmart students perform “Legally Blonde” over weekend
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Rockmart High School students took to the stage over the weekend of March 7 to perform “Legally Blonde,” the story of one young sorority girl going on to find out she has more to offer than her good looks in a quest for love in law school.

WELSHFest coming to Rockmart on Mar. 14
Posted: March 05, 2015

Polk County’s annual celebration of Welsh heritage returns in less than two weeks to the downtown streets of Rockmart for a weekend of festivities.

Rockmart, Cedartown HS spring sports called off for night, Polk GNTC campus closing at 2 p.m.
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 1:46 am

UPDATE 2:08 p.m.: 

Local businesses feeling impact of winter
Posted: March 04, 2015

All around Polk County last week, local businesses big and small suffered from the impact of midweek winter weather, and are looking to recover this week if the forecast holds and no more snowfall or ice comes to Cedartown and Rockmart.

RCAC calls for art submissions on “Small Town Life” theme
Posted: March 03, 2015

The Rockmart Cultural Arts Commission is looking for artwork depicting the pride in small town life for a coming show.

Panel truck destroyed, Tip Top loading docks damaged by morning fire
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 4:12 pm

UPDATE: 

Polk selected to receive emergency food money from FEMA
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Polk County has been selected to receive $20,389 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

New principal to take over at Rockmart High following spring break
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 1:47 am

Rockmart High School principal DeAnna Williams is finally going to follow advice that she said she’s been giving to students for years, and is following her dreams to pursue something else in the education field.

Polk GNTC campus hosting March resource fair
Posted: February 27, 2015

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is set to host a Resource Fair on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the A building Atrium on the college’s Rockmart campus.

Tallatoona Head Start applications being accepted for 2015-16 at Rockmart program
Posted: February 26, 2015

The Tallatoona Head Start program in Rockmart is now accepting applications for limited space in their Head Start and Pre-K programs.

UPDATE: local entities announce delayed openings, closings Friday
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 2:55 pm

UPDATE: 

Winter weather shuts down schools, offices in Polk County
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:34 pm

An afternoon and evening of snowfall left a blanket of white covering Polk County this morning, which is already starting to thaw out, but local offices and schools remain closed for the day. 

UPDATE: Schools, Cedartown City hall closed Thursday, minor wrecks reported in Polk due to winter weather
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:19 pm

UPDATE: 

Rockmart approves urban redevelopment area
Posted: February 25, 2015

The City of Rockmart is set to move forward with redevelopment plans following the approval of a resoluition during their monthly meeting approving of a urban redevelopment area plan.

UPDATE: Schools closed in Polk County on Wednesday
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Update:

Williams St. in Aragon to become a two-way
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 5:41 pm

The City of Aragon is set to make big changes in March to their spending process, but first city council members decided to change a few other items during their February meeting.

Tallatoona Head Start application being accepted for 2015-16
Posted: February 20, 2015

The Tallatoona Head Start program in Rockmart is now accepting applications for limited space in their Head Start and Pre-K programs.

Students get taste of adult life at ‘Reality Fair’
Posted: February 19, 2015

At only 14-years-old, Mackenzie Jarrell found out she is a divorce actor with three children to care for and was learning exactly how hard it is to manage her money.

Rockmart honors Hagin for decades of service
Posted: February 17, 2015

Editor's note: The City of Rockmart passed the following resolution to honor longtime Standard Journal, Rockmart Journal and Cedartown Standard reporter and editor Agnes Hagin. We too at the paper thank her for her years of service at both the newspapers and in the community, and hope you will join us in the coming months in thanking Mrs. Hagin for her hard work over the decades in Polk County. - KM, Editor

Local boards opposing transportation bill
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

Proposed changes offered this week to a state transportation bill didn’t please local officials who now are unsure how much revenue could be lost if the measure becomes law.

Relay for Life still looking for Polk teams
Updated: February 12, 2015 - 12:03 pm

The City of Cedartown is looking into participating in the annual Relay for Life once again after a long hiatus from the event.

Gas prices back on the rise for local drivers
Posted: February 10, 2015

Editor's Note: Since the time of this report, gas has already gone back up again, as high as $2.19 at some stations in the Cedartown area. Keep us informed on gas prices, or write us a letter to the editor about the recent price spike at kmyrick@npco.com.

Kelley looks to introduce budget cap
Posted: February 10, 2015

State Rep. Trey Kelley is set to keep up his battle to cap the growth of the state budget based on how much tax revenue is coming in as a constitutional amendment.

Celebrate Recovery in progress at Rockmart First Baptist
Posted: February 05, 2015

Celebrate Recovery is a new Christ-centered, 12-step program that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 311 East Elm Street, Rockmart.

Little Italy brings new flavors to Rockmart
Posted: February 05, 2015

Southern hospitality clinched the decision for James Chin to locate a new Italian restaurant in Rockmart.

Mosaic Tile Art Workshop, classes in progress at Rockmart Gallery
Posted: February 04, 2015

A Mosaic Tile Art Workshop with Instructor Jan Stone is underway in the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center Art Gallery, 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Bldg. 300, Rockmart.

Rockmart FBLA students compete, named winners
Posted: February 04, 2015

Rockmart High School and Rockmart Middle School FBLA members attended the Region 7 Conference on Jan. 27, 2015, at North Paulding High School in Dallas.

Aragon celebrates Mayor Day
Posted: February 04, 2015

Ken Suffridge, Mayor of Aragon was among an estimated 1,000 officials to attend Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

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