Columns/Letters to the Editor

The Polk County Standard Journal’s parent company Times-Journal, Inc. published the following column written by TJI Vice President of Content J.K. Murphy, who has spent 40 years in the newspaper business. It explains the challenges all newspapers face in the digital age. The Polk County Stan…

Maintaining a sense of sanity during a prolonged crisis is becoming a bit of a game amid the guidelines of Shelter in Place. For about a month now, I have been working mostly from the house, which itself is a distraction with my dogs underfoot and various streaming services at my disposal fo…

Spring Break didn’t feel all that much like a vacation this year. This COVID craziness has me experiencing an acute case of cabin fever like everyone else, what with the complete lack of human contact I’ve had in recent weeks.

I have said it to individuals over the past few weeks, and I will say it here and continue to do so until people listen: everyone needs to calm down. Myself included.

Recently on Facebook reading about a disagreement over whether a national chain restaurant was turned away from building a location within the City of Cedartown, I saw something that gave me real pause.

Editor’s note: We’re stepping back in time again this week for our celebration of 150 years in print. This week, we turn to the pages of the Cedartown Express, a long defunct publication that printed the following article in June of 1878. Thanks again to Greg Gray for his help in tracking do…

Times were changing. The early republic of the Founding Fathers had given way to Jacksonian America. Manifest Destiny made its rhetorical rounds, and the bitter divide over slavery was steadily tearing the Union apart.

After some 20 years the City of Cave Spring is getting its cemetery committee back together. We have a couple of beautiful old cemeteries in need of a little tender loving care.

Republicans in Cedartown, Rockmart, the remainder of Polk County, and across the state have some critical decisions to make in the July 24 runoff. Voters will decide who will challenge an increasingly charged Georgia Democrats this fall for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, and s…

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