News & Notes
A reminder about our deadlines at the Standard Journal: to place a classified, legal or display advertisement in the newspaper for the forthcoming week, we ask our customers and subscribers to please have in their information and payments no later than Thursdays at 4 p.m. to make the next edition for classified and print advertisements, and to have all legal advertisements that must run in by noon on Thursdays. We also ask that readers who wish to get an item on the Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events to please include the item no later than Friday mornings at 9 a.m. two weeks prior to when the event is being held. Those who need more information can call us at 770-748-1520 and get extension 1 for legal and classified advertisements, extension 2 to get on the community calendar or to talk to the newsroom, or extension 3 for regular display advertising. Note that with the holidays approaching, hours and deadline dates may change temporarily. Deadlines have moved up and we’ll be closed on New Year’s Day. Please have any ads in and ready by Dec. 26 for the Jan. 2 edition to avoid not being included in the paper. The office will open the Wednesday after the New Year’s Day holiday at 10 a.m.
Give back to the community in a way that will last a lifetime by helping a child and get involved in the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Haralson and Polk County. The organization utilizes volunteers to be an advocate of a child in juvenile court proceedings, as well as acting as a mentor for our local youth. Help out today and become a CASA volunteer by enrolling in classes by contacting the organization by e-mail at con[email protected] polkharalsoncasa.org or call 678-901-1021 for more information.
Keep Polk Beautiful needs your help today. Sign up as a Once Around the Block Neighborhood Captain now and help monitor and remove litter and trash in your neighborhood. Twice-annual monitoring assists Keep Polk Beautiful in making the community a more beautiful place, and only takes 30 minutes. For more information contact KPB at kpbeauti[email protected]
Need help dealing with a Federal agency? Rep. Tom Graves’ office wants to help. Contact the office at 706-2901776 today in Rome. No scheduled staff events are planned for November and December in Cedartown. Visit tomgraves.house.gov for more information.
Want to get involved in making Rockmart a better place? Join Rethink Rockmart and get involved in community cleanup efforts, revitalization of local neighborhoods and more. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Get involved at facebook.com/ rethink-rockmart.
Join the Polk County Commission for their upcoming work and regular sessions will be coming back after the New Year in January on January 7 and January 8, 2019. Check back for agendas and more at Polkstandardjournal. com. Want to speak to the commission? Get on the agenda for their January work session by calling 770749-2100 and seeking out County Clerk Dawn Turner.
The Development Authority of Polk County board will hold their upcoming session on Friday, January 11, 2019. Need more information? Call the DAPC at 770-684-5686.\
The Polk County Board of Education will be back after the holidays for their upcoming opening board session of 2019 on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Board meeting room. Find out more about taking part in board meetings by visits www.polk.k12.ga.us/ Board.
The next meeting for the Cedartown City Commission will be held after the start of the new year on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at City Hall on East Avenue. Work sessions are additionally held on the first Mondays of the month, if necessary. Visit Cedartowngeorgia.gov for more information, or call 770-748-3220.
The Rockmart City Council is set to meet for their next session on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall, located at 316 N. Piedmont Ave., Rockmart. For more information visit Rockmart-ga.gov or call 770-684-5454.
The City of Aragon will be back to work for their monthly work session at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2018. Contact the city at 770-684-6563 to learn more about the upcoming meeting, or to address the city council during the regular session.