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The Polk Standard Journal is a weekly publication that serves the citizens of Polk County, Georgia. The Standard Journal was formed by the merger of two newspapers - The Rockmart Journal and The Cedartown Standard in 2014.
The Rockmart Journal
The Rockmart Journal was the oldest continuously published newspaper in Rockmart, Ga. The first issue of The Rockmart Journal was published in July, 1930 and was located on East Elm Street in a building that later housed the Economy Ice Cream Co. It was founded by Fred Fitzgerald along with his father-in-law, A. N. Johnson, Piedmont, Ala. He continued as publisher until 1939 when he was succeeded by H. F. Beall and later Cecil D. Franklin, who acquired the newspaper in the early 1940s. Later, E. C. Sanders became a silent partner in 1946 and acquired remaining interest from Hirman Brown, Cartersville. Sanders became publisher in 1948 and moved location of the business to South Marble Street. The Rockmart Journal was acquired by News Publishing Company in 1980 and was located on South Piedmont Avenue. In 1998, the newspaper was moved into a modern building at 238 S. Piedmont Ave. The editor at that time was the late Aubrey "Orbie" Thaxton. Staff and all operations of The Journal relocated to the offices of its sister newspaper, The Cedartown Standard, located at 213 Main St., Cedartown as of January 2012. It was combined with the Cedartown Standard in 2014 and is now owned by Times Journal Inc. based in Marietta, Ga.

The Cedartown Standard
The Cedartown Standard began in 1869 and is the oldest, continuously published paper in Polk County. The Standard office is located in the notable Coca-Cola building on downtown Main Street, right in the heart of the city’s historic district. Since the paper's early roots back in the 1800s it continued to grow until combined with the Rockmart Journal in 2014 and is now owned by Times Journal Inc. based in Marietta, Ga.

Business owners angered at new Braves stadium parking plan

ATLANTA (AP) — Some business owners near the Atlanta Braves' new stadium in the suburbs say they've invested in improvements, and hoped to earn back part of the money by charging fans to use their parking spaces on game days.But they are now learning about an ordinance passed earlier this year that outlaws property owners within a half-mile of the stadium from charging for parking during games.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/297Z0Xz) that the ordinance closes off potential revenue for dozens of businesses that own more than 10,000 private spaces — many of which could compete with the team for parking revenue.County officials say the law is necessary for public safety.The newspaper reports that for thousands of fans, the restriction could mean fewer parking options on game days.___Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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