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Aragon Parade postponed to next Friday, Dec. 9 due to potential weather issues

Aragon Parade postponed to next Friday, Dec. 9 due to potential weather issues

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The forecast is calling for the chance of wet weather tonight, and so the City of Aragon and organizers for tonight's Christmas parade have decided to postpone the event until next Friday. 

Standard Journal Pets of the Week from the Nov. 30, 2016 edition

Standard Journal Pets of the Week from the Nov. 30, 2016 edition

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The Standard Journal Pets of the Week are an adult female dog volunteers named ButterBean, ID No. 33909432, a friendly 3 year old weighing in …

Rockmart Community Chorus to perform this weekend

Rockmart Community Chorus to perform this weekend

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Don't forget this weekend is the annual celebration of the holidays for the community presented by the Rockmart Community Chorus.

Polk County Jail report for Dec. 2, 2016

Polk County Jail report for Dec. 2, 2016

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The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the Dec. 2, 2016 report. 

BASKETBALL: Armuchee boys top Cedartown, 43-37

BASKETBALL: Armuchee boys top Cedartown, 43-37

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Armuchee’s Drew Cummings hit five 3-pointers in a frantic series in the third period Saturday to bring the Indians back and defeat Cedartown 4…

WRESTLING: Pepperell goes 3-2 at Trojan Duals

WRESTLING: Pepperell goes 3-2 at Trojan Duals

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Competing Saturday at the Trojan Wars Duals in Carrollton, the Pepperell Dragons wrestling squad finished 3-2 with wins over Chattooga, Rockma…

SOFTBALL: Stanley, Loveless set high marks for Rockmart Lady Jackets

SOFTBALL: Stanley, Loveless set high marks for Rockmart Lady Jackets

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All season long, Rockmart softball was an all-around juggernaut.

GUEST EDITORIAL: More aggressive North Korea policy needed

GUEST EDITORIAL: More aggressive North Korea policy needed

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And then there was one — one unreconstructed communist regime in the world.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Trump’s radical health care team

GUEST EDITORIAL: Trump’s radical health care team

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Back when Donald Trump was a renegade, populist insurgent in the Republican primaries, he promised that he could save the nation’s social safe…

GUEST COLUMN: What to do about the collateral damage

GUEST COLUMN: What to do about the collateral damage

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I am a registered Democrat. I live in Floyd County, Georgia. I have a lot of experience being on the losing side of elections. And yet I numbe…

Friday forecast: sunny with a high of 59, wet weather potential returning over weekend

Friday forecast: sunny with a high of 59, wet weather potential returning over weekend

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Look sunshine to end the week and temperatures near 60, and a coming cool down with chances for rain over the weekend as the National Weather …

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

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CEDARTOWN — A Cedar­town man already in jail on a probation violation charge is now facing multiple charges in the death of a baby at the end …

New arrivals from the Nov. 30, 2016 edition of the Standard Journal

New arrivals from the Nov. 30, 2016 edition of the Standard Journal

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Lelan Wyatt Hobbs was born on Nov. 15, son of Amber Hobbs of Douglasville.

Man arrested after missing Hall County woman found dead

Man arrested after missing Hall County woman found dead

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DAGLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assa…

Parts of the deep south could see stormy weather Monday

Parts of the deep south could see stormy weather Monday

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be a stormy day over portions of the Deep South from southeast Lo…

Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star's death

Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star's death

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates.

North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory

North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory

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CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the …

Mourning, memorials amid probe into fatal warehouse fire

Mourning, memorials amid probe into fatal warehouse fire

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that kille…

Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's parole board plans to hold a clemency hearing for a death row inmat…

Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced today

Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced today

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man found guilty of murder after his son died in a hot SUV.

Four arrested on drug charges in Centre

Four arrested on drug charges in Centre

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Local law enforcement agents arrested four people on drug charges following execution of a search warrant on Sherry Drive in Centre Tuesday, Nov. 29.

GNTC names Catoosa County student as winner of 2017 EAGLE Award

GNTC names Catoosa County student as winner of 2017 EAGLE Award

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Emily Connell of Catoosa County has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the statewide EAGLE Leadership I…