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Restaurant scores in Polk County from the Jan. 18, 2017 edition

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The following restaurant scores were posted to ga.healthinstepctions.us as of Jan. 13, 2017. Check back in February for more scores in the Polk County Standard Journal.

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the Jan. 18, 2017 edition

Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the Jan. 18, 2017 edition

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Tickets are on sale now for the return of comedian James Gregory to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 t…

County budget is approved

County budget is approved

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Amendments to cover additional costs get ‘yes’ votes

Heath: The 2017 Session Begins

Heath: The 2017 Session Begins

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The 154th General Assembly has convened, and I am honored to be a part of it by representing Senate District 31. There is a considerable amoun…

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Darlington girls eke out win against Rockmart

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Darlington girls eke out win against Rockmart

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In a non-region battle that came down to the final minute, the Darlington Lady Tigers pulled out a 51-50 win at Rock­mart on Saturday afternoon.

WRESTLING: Pepperell survives to capture Area 3-AA Duals title

WRESTLING: Pepperell survives to capture Area 3-AA Duals title

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SUMMERVILLE — Even 30 minutes after his team had won the Area 3-AA Duals title, Pepperell wrestling coach Joe Knight still looked a bit shocked.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Armuchee Lady Indians get 7-AA win over Rockmart

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Armuchee Lady Indians get 7-AA win over Rockmart

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Armuchee’s girls traveled to Rockmart on Tuesday and came back with a solid 43-31 win over their Region 7-AA foe.

GUEST COLUMN: Some convenient omissions from Obama’s farewell

GUEST COLUMN: Some convenient omissions from Obama’s farewell

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Tuesday night, exactly 2,899 days after his 2008 election victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park, President Obama returned to his adopted home…

Mike Lester's Cartoon

Mike Lester's Cartoon

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GUEST COLUMN: Martin Luther King Jr. a hero for all Americans

GUEST COLUMN: Martin Luther King Jr. a hero for all Americans

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A hero is a person who is admired for courageous acts, noble qualities and who is regarded as a worthy role model for others to follow.

Events held to celebrate Dr. King’s dream, legacy

Events held to celebrate Dr. King’s dream, legacy

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In order to live the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one must first define themselves by another set of rules according to one area pasto…

Kelley: First week under the gold dome in 2017

Kelley: First week under the gold dome in 2017

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Polk County Farm Bureau couple finishes in AFBF national top 10

Polk County Farm Bureau couple finishes in AFBF national top 10

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MACON – Polk County Farm Bureau members Bennett and Rebecca Jacobs advanced to the top 10 in the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young …

No. 2 Kansas beats Iowa State 76-72 for 17th straight win

No. 2 Kansas beats Iowa State 76-72 for 17th straight win

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and No. 2 Kansas hel…

Kendley hits 4 3s, scores 21; Morgan St beats NC A&T 82-53

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Tiwian Kendley had 21 points, including four 3-pointers, Kyle Thomas scored…

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to…

Peters leads Valparaiso past Green Bay 80-56

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Alec Peters scored 20 points and grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds t…

Wade saves Norfolk St. in 75-70 win over Delaware St.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jonathan Wade scored 20 points and Jordan Butler had 15 points and seven …

Brown, Hughes lead Georgia Southern to 62-60 win over ULM

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MONROE, La. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 11 of his 19 points in the final 11:41, Mike Hughes f…

Deputy recovers stolen vehicle

Deputy recovers stolen vehicle

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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has recovered a 1996 Dodge Ram Truck reported stolen from Dawson County, Ga.

LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

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A 29-year-old LaFayette man killed his live-in girlfriend Sunday evening, Jan. 15, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Monday.

Rep. Tom Graves to chair Appropriations Subcommittee for Financial Services

Rep. Tom Graves to chair Appropriations Subcommittee for Financial Services

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Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ranger) announced today that he was selected to chair the House Committee on Appropriations’ Financial Services and General…