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A Rockmart man was in critical condition at an Atlanta area hospital Saturday after he was struck by a train while attempting to cross the tracks, according to Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner.

The Aragon Police Department recently recovered a large amount of marijuana while executing a search warrant, and also got some help to keep their four-legged officer safe in warm weather.

An early morning traffic stop developed into the execution of a search warrant at a Cedartown residence that yielded more than 11 ounces of methamphetamine, according to the Polk County Police Department.

It’s almost time for The Polk County Standard Journal’s 6th annual Best of Polk awards where readers can vote for their favorite businesses in over 100 different categories.

Change has pushed Kiela Beam’s business into different avenues over the years, but her dedication to her customers and the community have remained a permanent part of her offerings.

Brad Paisley struck the nail on the head with his country lyric, “I’d like to check you for ticks!” This is a very important topic as we start bringing in our vegetables from the garden and farmers start rolling hay. Ticks can be very easily dealt with if time and care is taken to ensure the…

Adapting education in a time of pandemic has been an in-depth and lengthy process for Polk School District leaders, but with the start of the school year just days away there are still questions about how classes will go.

After having just one reported death caused by COVID-19 in the first four months of the pandemic, Polk County had three more reported in less than a week while the total number cases has more than doubled in less than a month.

A new job position was approved by the Rockmart City Council last week with a reliable and familiar person ready to step into a new role.

There were days that Cedartown City Commissioner Dale Tuck can remember not knowing where the city would get the money to cover its costs.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell last month to well below the national rate but still far above pre-coronavirus levels.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced last week that fiscal year 2020 profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account amount to a record $1,237,345,246. This brings the total raised for education in the Georgia Lottery’s 27-year history to more than $22.3 billion.

Polk County Police could utilize a new tool to enforce school zone speed limits if it gets the approval of the county commission.

The Polk County Commission took care of a housekeeping item to fall in line with state regulations concerning in-home daycares at its meeting last week while also approving some bids to purchase equipment and vehicles for the county public works department.

The possibility of Polk County students returning to in-person learning this year took another step forward last week with the school board confirming that classes will begin on schedule Aug. 3.