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New Arrivals from the Feb. 22, 2017 edition of the Standard Journal

New Arrivals from the Feb. 22, 2017 edition of the Standard Journal

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The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center between Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, 2017. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.

Column: Take a moment to appreciate a tree

Column: Take a moment to appreciate a tree

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Last week, students at Westside Elementary School took part in an activity meant to help them learn the value of one of earth’s greatest resou…

Heath: Week Six Completed

Heath: Week Six Completed

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The Georgia General Assembly has now completed 20 of its 40 legislative days. The pace of things has certainly picked up at the Capitol. The S…

Officials: Disruption clause reason for Polk superintendent’s suspension

Officials: Disruption clause reason for Polk superintendent’s suspension

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An attorney for the Polk School District Board of Education cited a clause in the district’s handbook covering disruptions in the classroom as…

SOCCER: Indians open 7-AA schedule with win over Rockmart

SOCCER: Indians open 7-AA schedule with win over Rockmart

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The Armuchee soccer team made the best of their Region 7-AA opener Friday, beating Rockmart 4-1 at home and adding to its solid start to the season.

TENNIS: Area teams split matches at Rome Tennis Center

TENNIS: Area teams split matches at Rome Tennis Center

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An early evening at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is becoming the stage for local high school athletes to display their talent.

BASEBALL: Rome comes back for 5-4 win over Rockmart

BASEBALL: Rome comes back for 5-4 win over Rockmart

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Despite plenty of complications off the field, the Rome High baseball team was still able to nab a victory on the diamond Thursday night.

Clay Bennett Cartoon

Clay Bennett Cartoon

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Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mike Lester Cartoon

Mike Lester Cartoon

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Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans must keep promises on health care

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans must keep promises on health care

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Republicans in Congress and President Trump are trying to come up with something better than the Affordable Care Act. I expect them to keep th…

Polk County Jail report for February 23, 2017

Polk County Jail report for February 23, 2017

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The Polk County Jail releases arrest reports on weekday mornings. Click the attached PDF to find the February 23, 2017 report. 

Thursday forecast: sunny and warm, high 72

Thursday forecast: sunny and warm, high 72

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Look for sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s for the day as the National Weather Service calls for more of the same for the rest of the w…

Cedartown City Commission seeks more CDBG funds

Cedartown City Commission seeks more CDBG funds

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Commissioners also hear first ready on a property annexation proposal and give permission for Youth Summerfest to use Northwest Park

Barcelona top for now as Messi scores winner vs Atletico

Barcelona top for now as Messi scores winner vs Atletico

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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi scored in the 86th minute as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 o…

Aide: Trump not elected to spend time with reporters, celebs

Aide: Trump not elected to spend time with reporters, celebs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that when President Donald Trump skips the White Hous…

Cameron back in EPL action after 4-month injury absence

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LONDON (AP) — Geoff Cameron made his long-awaited return for Stoke toward the end of Sunday'…

Friedrich, Lochner both declared world champs in 4-man bob

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Francesco Friedrich and Johannes Lochner were both declared world…

Kane scores 1st-half hat trick as Spurs thrash Stoke 4-0

Kane scores 1st-half hat trick as Spurs thrash Stoke 4-0

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LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as Tottenham thrashed Stoke 4-0 Sunda…

Lasrs Stindl sets 'Gladbach on way to 2-0 win at Ingolstadt

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BERLIN (AP) — Lars Stindl's questionable goal set Borussia Moenchengladbach on its way to a …

UPS driver healing after dog attack in Cedartown

UPS driver healing after dog attack in Cedartown

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Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome said on Thursday that a UPS driver was at home recovering from injuries after he was attacked by a pit bu…

Bond set for man accused of murdering his mother

Bond set for man accused of murdering his mother

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Cherokee County District Court Judge Wes Mobley has set bond for Accused Murder Larry Bodily at $500,000. He set the bond Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Back Alley Productions in LaFayette continues to grow the local arts district

Back Alley Productions in LaFayette continues to grow the local arts district

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Back Alley Productions in LaFayette is bringing the theatrical arts to the area with a variety of performances fit for everyone -- and the art…