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Dr. Jerry Octave Weaver  Northwest Georgia News

Jerry Octave Weaver, MD, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away January 5, 2019, at his home. He was born June 1, 1940, in Cedartown, Ga., a son of the late ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, December 26, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Payne. Mrs. Bernice Turner Payne, age 91, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Blairsville, on May 3, ...



William Reece Barrett Sr.  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. William "Reece" Barrett Sr., age 85, of Cedartown, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. He was born on May 23, 1933, in.



COLUMN: How I Crashed a Cedartown High School Reunion  Northwest Georgia News

I crashed a Cedartown High School reunion on Saturday night. Sort of. Here's how it went down. It was actually Neeve's high school reunion — class of 1988 ...



Ladies' Night: Two queens to be crowned on Friday at Cedartown, Rockmart High Schools  Northwest Georgia News

Homecoming is this week at both Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools, and on Friday night both campuses will get a halftime show featuring this year's courts ...



Smith named Cedartown Homecoming Queen for 2018 | Local  Northwest Georgia News

When the 2019 Homecoming Queen at Cedartown High School was announced, at first she registered a look of shock on her face as the realization hit her that it ...



School building projects right on track for 2019 finish  Northwest Georgia News

Workers are busy at the Cedartown and Rockmart High School campuses as the school year is now well underway to finish up construction projects that will ...



Former Georgia player Nick Chubb gives back to high school alma mater with this gift  Sun Herald

Cleveland Browns rookie and former Georgia player Nick Chubb returned to his high school alma mater, Cedartown High School in Georgia, to make a special ...



Georgia’s Nick Chubb glad to finally give back to Cedartown  DawgNation

CEDARTOWN, Ga. – Nick Chubb is finally able to give back. And he's just getting started. The beloved Georgia running back, who only recently signed his first ...



Students released before school's start after East Avenue power outage  Northwest Georgia News

Students at Westside Elementary and Cedartown High School didn't make it into class this morning after a power outage and lack of air conditioning saw officials ...



Homecoming events on books for second week of September at CHS  Northwest Georgia News

The faculty and staff of Cedartown High School would like to invite everyone to participate in Homecoming events just a few weeks away in September.



Polk graduation rates down amid policy changes for Class of 2018  Northwest Georgia News

State sees highest rate ever as six-year increase boosts average to 81.6 percent.



Sworn to serve and protect students | Local  Northwest Georgia News

PSD PD officers gather with Judge Linda Smith for ceremony as school year gets underway.



WVU Football Early Signee Tracker – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

The early signing period for Division I football is now underway. For high school players, it's three days, running from Dec 19-21, 2018. Mid-year junior college ...



CHS halftime all about 'Sun, Moon and Stars'  Northwest Georgia News

Cedartown fans can look to the sky this year to learn a lot about what the Bulldogs Marching Band has got planned for their halftime show in 2018.



Graduate Polk launching this week for high school students  Northwest Georgia News

When local students come back to campus later this week, they'll have a new set of support if they find themselves in the midst of hard times in their lives.



UPDATE: Person of interest being questioned following PSD lockdown for social media threats  Northwest Georgia News

An individual is in custody and is being questioned by police following a lockdown in the Polk School District this afternoon, according to Cedartown Police Chief ...



Students start back to school this morning in Polk County  Northwest Georgia News

Officials are ready to open the doors to classrooms this morning in Polk County as the 2018-19 school year gets underway.



Nick Chubb gives back to high school alma mater  MDJOnline.com

CEDARTOWN — NFL rookie Nick Chubb is used to attention these days.



Officials celebrate the completion of the College and Career Academy campus at Cedartown High School  Northwest Georgia News

It's been a project years in the making for Polk County College and Career Academy CEO Katie Thomas.



Cedartown HS students return from recent trip to Japan  Northwest Georgia News

A group of Cedartown High School students are back from a trip across the globe to lend a voice to small town America in an international competition.



Cedartown wrestling holds banquet | Local  Northwest Georgia News

The Cedartown High School Wrestling Team takes over the Fun Wheels Skating Center last week to hold their team banquet for the year and celebrate senior ...



Kelley resigns as baseball coach | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Emotions were high for Cedartown fans as they heard the news, and for many tears came to their eyes. Doyle Kelley's long career as a baseball leader in Polk ...



Trio win at Mr. Big Dawg 2018 | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Congratulations go out to a trio of Cedartown High students named as winners during this year's Mr. Big Dawg contest held on March 28.



Chubb presents equipment donation, award | Local  Northwest Georgia News

UGA and NFL star returns to alma mater to give award to Mathis, gives Bulldogs all new football helmets.



PSD honors Gowens as District Teacher of the Year  Northwest Georgia News

Being the Teacher of the Year for Polk School District is a big honor, and for 2018 the school board and fellow educators gathered at the latest work session to.



West Cinema back in business | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Cedartown landmark re-opens after months of renovation work.



Students gather at CHS for annual Career Day festivities  Northwest Georgia News

Hundreds of students gathered at Cedartown High School's College and Career Academy campus to learn about the many jobs and careers held by adults ...



Chick-fil-A Leader Academy holds 2018 kickoff event  Northwest Georgia News

Students from both Rockmart and Cedartown High School selected to be a part of a program created by Chick-fil-A gathered for the kickoff event and completed ...



Board of Education approves creation of PSD PD | Local  Northwest Georgia News

When local resident Shemetrice Matthews came before the Polk County Board of Education during their June meeting, she had nothing but praise for how the ...



Cedartown High School to celebrate homecoming events on Friday  Northwest Georgia News

Cedartown High School celebrates homecoming this Friday with several events, starting with a court presentation at 10:30 a.m., a pep rally at 11 a.m., a 2 p.m. ...



Restaurant scores from the Polk County Health Department for September and October 2018  Northwest Georgia News

The following public health food inspection scores were provided by the Polk County Health Department and are available online anytime at ...



Cedartown to celebrate homecoming Friday | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Festivities are ongoing this week at Cedartown High School and wrap up on Friday night with the crowning of a queen for 2017 for the annual celebration of ...



Seniors sign on dotted line | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Jackets, Bulldogs cement commitments to colleges on National Signing Day.



Polk School District moving into next phase of construction projects, improvements  Northwest Georgia News

The first step toward the next phase of construction projects in the Polk School District was taken when voters approved an extension of the Education-only, ...



Top stories from Polk School District in 2017 | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A lot of good news and bad came out of the Polk School District this year, but the positives outweighed the negatives for the year as a growing number of ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, October 31, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Summerville. Mr. Johnny Lee Summerville Sr., age 68 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Mr. Summerville was born Dec. 3, 1949 in ...



Cedartown High School to celebrate homecoming Sept. 19  Rome News-Tribune

Cedartown High School will be celebrating their homecoming on Sept. 19 when they host Heard County, but a day of events are planned for students and fans ...



Second Baptist Cedartown calls Justin Carter as pastor  Northwest Georgia News

Rev. Justin Carter has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown.



Former Cedartown High School band director, area musician dies at 83  Northwest Georgia News

The former head of the Cedartown band program and longtime area musician John Casey Thomas died at the age of 83 on Tuesday following a long life filled ...



Cedartown Homecoming this Friday  The Polk Fish Wrap

Homecoming festivities are underway this week within the halls of Cedartown High School, but the student body will get to join the rest of the community in ...



College and Career Academy ribbon cutting to feature Lt. Gov. Cagle  Northwest Georgia News

State and local officials will be gathering in the coming weeks to officially open the Polk County College and Career Academy's facility at Cedartown High School ...



Chubb training regimen featured in Sports Illustrated online article  Northwest Georgia News

Former Cedatown and Georgia Bulldog Nick Chubb is hoping that he'll soon be chosen to wear a new jersey in the coming months when the NFL Draft takes ...



And the 2015 Cedartown High School homecoming queen is...  Northwest Georgia News

Cedartown High School spent last week celebrating Bulldog pride and topped it all off by crowning a new homecoming queen on Friday night.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, August 15, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Ware. Mr. Matthew Bruce “M.B.” Ware, age 91, of Cedartown passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Mr. Ware was born June 25, 1927 in Cedartown, son of ...



Back where he began: Foster takes on role with city  Northwest Georgia News

J.P. Foster's life has taken him many places. Atlanta, Calhoun, Canton, South America, Northern Virginia -- but he'll be the first to say that his home is always ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, September 26, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Armer. Mr. Roger Eric Armer, age 44 of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. He was born in Mattoon, Ill., on April 13, 1974, a son of Archie D.



A Hallmark Christmas in Polk | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Santa comes to town, lights go on in Rockmart for holidays during annual parades.



Gym remodel at Cedartown High on track for completion soon  Northwest Georgia News

A remodel of concession stands and locker rooms at Cedartown High School continues and will likely wrap up before students come back in January, according ...



Bulldogs football coach Scott Hendrix tapped to be next principal at Cedartown High School  Northwest Georgia News

Polk School District announced in an afternoon press release that they've selected a new principal at Cedartown High School when Dr. Darrell Wetherington ...



Doyle Kelley announced as new head football coach for Cedartown Bulldogs  Northwest Georgia News

Doyle Kelley, who has been a constant presence for student athletes in Cedartown and Polk County for three decades, is being handed the reins of the ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, July 25, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Watson. Mrs. Elaine Lewis Watson, 50, of Cave Spring, died unexpectedly at her home Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018. Mrs. Watson was born in Rome on ...



Cedartown High senior killed in wreck on way to school | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

A 17-year-old Polk County girl died in a wreck on her way to school Tuesday. Cedartown High School senior Kari Macedo died in a one-car crash along Collard ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, November 14, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Labean. Mrs. Sharon Lee Teems Labean, age 72 of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2018. Sharon was born on Sept. 14, 1946 in ...



Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 edition  Northwest Georgia News

The revival at Lakview Baptist Church got underway this past Sunday and continues through Saturday night, Aug. 11. Come to the church this week at 7:30 p.m. ...



NFL draft profile: Georgia’s Nick Chubb goes back to roots to train for pro ball  DawgNation

KENNESAW – Roquan Smith is training for the NFL draft at the prestigious EXOS Performance facility in Phoenix, Ariz. Javon Wims is working with local guru ...



Elaine Lewis Watson | Obits/Death Notices | northwestgeorgianews.com  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Elaine Lewis Watson, 50, of Cave Spring, died unexpectedly at her home Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018. Mrs. Watson was born in Rome, Georgia on ...



College and Career Academy a step closer to construction start at Cedartown HS  Northwest Georgia News

The Polk Board of Education approved the final tweaks to Buckley Associates' architectural drawings for the College and Career Academy last week, meaning ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, June 13, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Ms. Reeves. Ms. Rena Stewart Reeves, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, June 7, 2018. She was born on May 29, 1934 in Cave Spring ...



Cedartown performers ask for 'A Piece of My Heart'  Northwest Georgia News

Cedartown High School's theater department successfully shared a piece of their heart with audience members during a public performance of Shirley Lauro's ...



Polk County Water Authority board to meet in special session Thursday afternoon  Northwest Georgia News

The Polk County Water Authority board is gathering for a special called meeting late Thursday afternoon for a formal session to start the process for selling ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, June 20, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Milligan. Mr. Samuel Russell Milligan, age 70 of Aragon passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018. Mr. Milligan was born Nov. 21, 1947 in Cedartown, son ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, September 12, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Jeanette Rutledge Smith, age 84 of Cedartown passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Mrs. Smith was born June 2, 1934 in Cedartown, ...



Bulldogs standout heading to 'UPike' | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A lot of accolades have been lauded upon Trevon Wofford during the 2017 season, and for good reason.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, February 28, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Mobbs. Mr. John L. Mobbs, age 77 of Esom Hill, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was born on Feb. 10, 1941 in Rome, the son of the late ...



Polk County Board of Education to hear more public comments on superintendent search tonight  Northwest Georgia News

The Polk County Board of Education is seeking local residents to come out once again and take part in a public comment session to allow everyone who wishes ...



Mr. Big Dawg coming up this Thursday at Cedartown Performing Arts Center  Northwest Georgia News

The 20th Annual Mr. Big Dawg, hosted by the Cedartown Varsity Competition Cheerleaders, will be held at the Cedartown Civic Auditorium coming up this ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, April 11, 2018 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Streetman. Mr. Terry Lee Streetman, 43, of Rockmart, passed away on April 6, 2018, at his home in Lilburn from a hard fought battle with cancer. He was a ...



Student Japan trip ends, but memories remain for CHS debate team  Northwest Georgia News

CHS students speak out about their experiences going abroad for a debate competition.



Nick Chubb: Life under the spotlight | Local Sports  Valdosta Daily Times

ATHENS — For a few days before the Rose Bowl, Nick Chubb returned home. Georgia players headed out of Athens for Christmas, and Chubb retreated to ...



Polk superintendent suspended with pay following incident with wife  Northwest Georgia News

The Polk School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve suspending Superintendent Darrell Wetherington with pay during their special called ...



Anne Griffin Brewster  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Anne Griffin Brewster, age 95, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, passed away at a local hospital Friday, November 9, 2018. Mrs. Brewster was born on June 27, ...



Club names Officer of the Year | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A Polk County Sheriff's Office corporal who was hot on the scene during an icy battle against a house fire is the Cedartown Exchange Club's Law Officer of the ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, April 4, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Starnes. Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Bentley Starnes, age 50, of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Starnes ...



Georgia Draft Tracker: NFL Draft picks and UDFAs from the state of Georgia  11Alive.com WXIA

Whether it is in college or high school, there is always a ton of football talent coming out of the state of Georgia. This year, there were 25 players with ties to ...



Wall of Principals unveiled at Rockmart High School  Northwest Georgia News

It was a special day for Rockmart High School, who took time out to honor one of their own whose long *service* to the community will be remembered for as.



Road conditions bad in Polk County, municipal offices closed  Northwest Georgia News

City and county offices, schools and businesses are closed today as icy conditions persist following overnight winter weather, and below-freezing temperatures ...



E-SPLOST update coming for Polk School District extension proposal  Northwest Georgia News

The superintendent and BOE are making sure everything is done right for an education sales tax extension.



Cedartown cheerleaders set goal for state  The Polk Fish Wrap

Another year of stunts, tumbles and shouts for the home team are coming up for the varsity competition and football cheerleaders at Cedartown High School, and ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, February 14, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Barnhill. Mrs. Bobbie Jean Barber Barnhill, age 84, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Wellstar Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson.



Polk School District Superintendent William Hunter announces retirement, to be replaced by lone finalist CHS principal Darrell Wetherington  Northwest Georgia News

The Polk County Board of Education voted last night near the end of their June session to approve the retirement request submitted by Dr. William Hunter, ...



Reminder: Cedartown homecoming parade starts at 4:30 pm  The Polk Fish Wrap

Cedartown High School's homecoming festivities wrap up tonight with the crowning of the king and queen, but there's a whole day of events scheduled to get ...



Sims crowned as 2017 RHS Homecoming Queen | Local  Northwest Georgia News

The festivities are over, and a 2017 Homecoming Queen has been crowned at Rockmart High School.



Polk County Walk of Fame unveiled to public in Cedartown  Northwest Georgia News

CEDARTOWN — Dignitaries from near and far joined family members and onlookers Saturday to finally see what was hiding underneath the tarps at the Polk ...



Nick Chubb Uses First NFL Paycheck to Buy New Equipment for Old HS Team  12up

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb donated 65 helmets to his old High School, Cedartown High, which cost approximately $15000.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, September 5, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Cain. Mrs. Jeanette Cain, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2018 following an extended illness. Mrs. Cain was born on ...



Lester Clark Litesey Jr.  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Lester Clark Litesey Jr., past President & co-owner of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, age 80, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away peacefully on ...



GNTC Student Chris Roberson Selected for Phoenix Patriot Foundation's Veteran Scholarship  Northwest Georgia News

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail, which makes them great candidates for technical ...



Cedartown teen killed in Sunday wreck  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A funeral will be held Saturday for a recent Cedartown High School graduate killed in a wreck early Sunday in Floyd County.



Elizabeth Anderson Named VP of Academic Affairs at GNTC  Northwest Georgia News

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Dr. Elizabeth Anderson of Rockmart the new vice president of Academic Affairs. She will fill the role ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, February 7, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Earwood. Mr. Willard Earwood, age 78, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Taylorsville, on May 18, ...



Nick Chubb Keeping Things Familiar During His NFL Combine Prep  Sports Illustrated

While many of the top NFL prospects are training for the combine at fancy facilities like IMG and EXOS, Georgia's Nick Chubb is prepping at the place he knows ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, July 18, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Rowell. Mrs. Lillian Vernell “Lynn” Rowell, age 63, of Aragon, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 12, 2018 upon arrival to the local hospital. She was ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, May 30, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Dr. Jewell. Dr. Richard E. Jewell, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born on March 15, 1928 in Sanford, N.C., a son of ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, July 11, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Carter. Mr. Van Nathaniel “Nath” Carter, age 87 of Aragon passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018. Mr. Carter was born July 25, 1930 in Polk County, son of the ...



Blalock signs with Kennesaw State for Track | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Editor's note: In this week's edition of the Standard Journal, we incorrectly listed Tyler Blalock's team choice for Kennesaw State. He'll be joining the track team ...



Power Five commitment recap: Aug. 18-24  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is just a few months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented prospects are ...



GNTC Alum Ryan Fincher invited to Welding Competition in Beijing  Northwest Georgia News

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown was selected by the American Welding Society (AWS) to attend the ...



Graduation rates: Floyd County Schools at 93 percent, Rome at 90 percent  Northwest Georgia News

Each high school in Rome and Floyd County posted 2018 graduation rates in the 90s, joining 72 other school systems in the state to do so last school year, ...



Candidates square off in political forum  Northwest Georgia News

Polk County residents got to hear from local candidates on the ballot for the November election during the Chamber's semi-annual political forum held before the ...



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