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Rockmart High School earns Jostens National Yearbook Design recognition  Northwest Georgia News

ROCKMART - Local high school students are celebrating after their hard work on The Yellow Jacket was recognized in recent days.



UPDATE: Rockmart High, Middle schools lock down lifted after out of state threat  Northwest Georgia News

The lock down at Rockmart area schools has been lifted, according to Superintendent Laurie Atkins. Students are now being allowed to leave class, and ...



School lockdown lifted after threatening call to north Georgia schools  11Alive.com WXIA

ROCKMART, Ga. -- A lockdown of two north Georgia schools has ended after authorities completed their initial investigation on Wednesday. The Polk County ...



Rockmart youth take part in camp at RHS  MDJOnline.com

It was a fun few days last week for local baseball players looking to learn from the talents of current and former Rockmart Yellow Jackets, especially those who ...



Local athlete sets Rockmart school records in four events in Track and Field  MDJOnline.com

Zoryan Hendricks will always be in the record books at Rockmart High School — until at least someone faster can beat him — after he took the top spot in four ...



Rockmart football hosts teams for camp days | Local  The Polk Fish Wrap

Rockmart High School hosted teams from Bremen, Banneker and Douglas County for a mid-June football camp on their home turf.



Class of 2019 to leave lasting impact in Polk  Northwest Georgia News

The Class of 2019 will be one that remains a topic of discussion in Polk County for years to come. This group of seniors from both Cedartown and Rockmart ...



New Agriculture Education building at RHS ready for students  Northwest Georgia News

There's a new facility for students to utilize within the Polk School District now coming open for business for the first time after months of construction wrapped up ...



Animal Science building at RHS done, Fine Arts facility at CHS starting to rise  Northwest Georgia News

Facilities on campuses around the Polk School District are popping up or being revamped, with two major items that were approved by voters for a Special ...



PREP BASKETBALL: Rockmart girls win first region title since 1961  Northwest Georgia News

ROCKMART — After coming up short last year against Model in the Region 7-AA championship game, the Rockmart girls' basketball team was finally able to ...



PREP BASEBALL: Rockmart comes up one win short of state title  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart High School's baseball team's bid for a state championship came down to one game.



Pair of Rockmart Tennis players heading to Shorter  MDJOnline.com

Rockmart seniors Tim Malone and Hunter England are headed off to college in the fall, but they will only be a short drive away when they head to classes later.



PREP FOOTBALL: Landmark season produced only championship for Rockmart in 1950  Northwest Georgia News

In 1950 a gallon of gas cost 18 cents, milk was still delivered door-to-door, President Harry S. Truman was leading the United States of America in the Cold War, ...



Rockmart's season ends with Sweet 16 loss  MDJOnline.com

The season came to an end for boys high school basketball within Polk County as the Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets finished their season with a final ...



Rockmart players headed onward to college sports  MDJOnline.com

The Rockmart High School's College Wall of Fame will likely continue to grow in coming years with at least six more players who plan to continue their studies ...



Remembering Snipes with a STAR award | Local  Northwest Georgia News

PSD's STAR student Jackson Norris uses his choice for teacher to memorialize RHS band director David Snipes.



Art lovers gather in Rockmart for Legacy Art Show gala  MDJOnline.com

Rockmart High School students and art lovers from around the community gathered to celebrate and honor those selected with the best work from the second ...



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 ...



Rockmart team ensures region championship, poised for state tournament  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets needed just one more win in Region 7-AA play to complete a championship run for the 2019 season. They got that and more as ...



Rockmart High School mourning unexpected death of band director  Northwest Georgia News

The whole of Rockmart High School is mourning today after the shock of the loss of their Band Director David Snipes on Tuesday.



Rockmart football coach heading to Brazil for FCA clinic  MDJOnline.com

The Rockmart High School football team is a squad anyone in the state can point to and say “they sure can play.”



Bremen hosts Carrollton, Rockmart at OTAs  Times-Georgian

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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.



PREP BASKETBALL: Rockmart boys top Chattooga to take lead in region standings  Northwest Georgia News

A sole leader in Region 7-AA was decided Friday when the Rockmart boys' basketball team welcomed the Chattooga Indians to Polk County.



Rockmart weightlifters earn top spots in sectionals competition  Northwest Georgia News

A newer sport for the Rockmart Yellow Jackets has the team members heading off to the state level after placing well in sectionals competition in past days.



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 ...



Homespun event coming up this weekend in Rockmart  Northwest Georgia News

The fun starts this coming Friday night for the 42nd annual Homespun Festival in Rockmart with plenty of things to do through the weekend at Seaborn Jones ...



Rockmart College Wall of Fame still needs photos  Northwest Georgia News

Some of Rockmart's greatest talents adorn the wall at the new entrance to the school's gymnasium. They look out on students, faculty and visitors alike from ...



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

Mrs. Pound. Mrs. Sylvia Randall Pound of Rockmart passed away peacefully at her home after a prolonged illness on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.



Rockmart's Ty Floyd commits to LSU | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart standout announces he'll be a Tiger after 2020 graduation.



Student arrested, charged after threat locks down Polk County school system  WXIA-TV

A Rockmart High School junior has been arrested and charged for allegedly making a social media threat that resulted in the entire Polk County school system ...



School board celebrates champs | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Editor's note: in the print edition of this story on Page A1 this week, one of the photographs was incorrectly labeled. It should read the Rockmart High School ...



Students honored by PSD at annual Top 5 luncheon  Northwest Georgia News

Polk School District's top placing seniors got some much-needed downtime thanks to the annual honor luncheon, where the top 5 from both high schools were ...



Youth enjoy Camp Winshape at RHS | Local  Northwest Georgia News

WinShape was back at Rockmart High School in Polk County, bringing local youth the opportunity to start their summer off with fun activities and more in the ...



Entire Polk County school system locked down for hours Thursday after threat  WXIA-TV

CEDARTOWN, Ga. - The entire Polk County school system was locked down for several hours Thursday after an "anonymous threat of violence" against an ...



PREP FOOTBALL: Bailey leads Rockmart to dominant playoff win  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart football team opened the GHSA Class AA state playoffs topping South Atlanta 55-0 at home Friday and will host Bremen next week in the second ...



Bailey heading to Jacksonville State for baseball | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart's Dylan Bailey always dreamed of getting to play at the next level on the baseball diamond. Now he'll get that chance as he heads off this fall to begin.



Elizabeth Quarles Carlton  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Elizabeth Quarles Carlton, 95, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019.



Rockmart Class of '67 celebrates 50th reunion | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A group of alumni from Rockmart High School gathered over the weekend to celebrate a big milestone for a class which cemented their place in history during ...



Griffin Pace heading to Life University's wrestling program  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart's Griffin Pace recently reached a major accomplishment in his life and sports career by winning the GHSA Class AA title in wrestling for 182 pound ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, January 2, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Deaton. Mr. William “Earl” Deaton, age 80 of Aragon passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2018. Mr. Deaton was born May 25, 1938 in Floyd ...



Homespun setup begins as festival kicks off tonight in Rockmart  Northwest Georgia News

Vendor tents are going up and the stages are set for the start of Homespun 2019 tonight and tomorrow.



Rockmart crowns Anna Snider as 2018 Homecoming Queen | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart's Homecoming week is over and a 2018 Homecoming Queen has been crowned.



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

Mr. Glaze. Mr. Kenneth "Wayne" Glaze, age 55, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1963 ...



Students bring home FFA degrees from state convention  Northwest Georgia News

Two Polk County students earned the highest award in Georgia FFA in recent days.



Polk County Health Department restaurant scores from the Wednesday, May 15, 2019 edition  Northwest Georgia News

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



Diploma days | Local  Northwest Georgia News

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'Seussical Jr.' has final show in Rockmart | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A collection of staff and students from Rockmart High School and Rockmart Middle School and staff from Rockmart Cultural Arts Center gathered at the city's ...



Rockmart celebrates Homecoming 2017 tonight | Local  Northwest Georgia News

On Friday, students in Rockmart will be getting out of school early and downtown will be shutting down some streets in the afternoon ahead of the annual 2017 ...



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, ...



PREP BASKETBALL: Steve Luke taking over Rockmart boys' team  Northwest Georgia News

After years of teaching and coaching the youth of Rockmart's middle school and high school, Steve Luke is adding another layer to his coaching career.



UPDATE: Schools close Tuesday, offices to delay opening ahead of winter weather threat in Polk County  Northwest Georgia News

Update: Additional delayed openings and closures are announced for Tuesday in Polk County ahead of the threat of winter weather.



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

Mr. Massey. Mr. George Boston Massey Jr. entered Heaven's gates at his home in Newnan on Dec. 6, 2018. He was born in Aragon on Jan. 14, 1928 to the late ...



Lady Jackets cheer squad getting ready for 2018 season  Northwest Georgia News

Three-day camp coming up in July for local youth. The dedicated Rockmart High School girl's cheerleading team is off to a great start with their summer practices ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, November 21, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Shaw. Mr. Michael Hugh Shaw, age 55, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. He was born on Dec. 10, 1962 in Cedartown. Mr. Shaw is ...



Mr. Jonathan Snipes  Daily Tribune News

David was born December 8, 1972, in Atlanta, son of Dr. John Snipes and Cheryl Parmer Snipes. He was a 1991 graduate of Rockmart High School and ...



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.



Principal's job open at Rockmart HS with transfer of Cupp to Eastside Elementary  Northwest Georgia News

The search will be on for a new principal at Rockmart High School as the news came out late last week as the year came to an end in the.



Homespun line-ups announced, annual festival getting into final stages of planning  Northwest Georgia News

The final stages of planning are underway for the 42nd annual Homespun Festival in Rockmart coming up on the weekend of July 19 and 20, and this year ...



Pair of students earn scholarships from Southern Sass Boutique  MDJOnline.com

As a small business in Polk County, Southern Sass Boutique is committed to helping expand the horizons of our county's youth. Owners Leeann Hilburn and ...



Rockmart baseball team gathers for weekend inter-squad scrimmages  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart baseball team hosted a work day for their new facility ahead of their first week of games.



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.



College and Career Academy gets good grade in state assessment  Northwest Georgia News

Local educators at the Polk County College and Career Academy got a good grade from officials appointed by the state to determine how the program within ...



Cheer squad ready for job on sidelines during big game  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart cheerleaders are excited to support the football players as they take the field at the Mercedes-Benz stadium today, and will be ready to yell “Go ...



Smooth start back to class for PSD | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Anyone worried the Polk School District wasn't going to start back on time can be glad that classes got back into session without a hitch.



Jackets head coach named a Falcons Coach of the Week  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets have something more to celebrate this week other than a win: their coach getting recognized for the hard work put in over the ...



Obituaries from the Wednesday, October 24, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Fuqua. Mr. Eugene "Jim" Fuqua, age 91, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Taylorsville on July 29, 1927, ...



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 ...



Streetman returning to American Idol on March 17 | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Editor's note: We have corrected this story to fix an error on the date when Isaac Streetman will appear again on American Idol. We apologize for the mistake.



PREP BASKETBALL: Coosa tops Armuchee to earn spot in state playoffs  Northwest Georgia News

In Tuesday night's late game in the Region 7-AA tournament, the Coosa Eagles punched their ticket to the Class AA state basketball playoffs beating Armuchee ...



FOOTBALL: Parson named new head football coach at Rockmart  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets' new head football coach was revealed on Tuesday night, and it's a familiar face to the area.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Free. Mrs. Audrey Lee Free, age 84, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in ...



Rockmart boys mixing it up in summer play  Northwest Georgia News

The new Rockmart Yellow Jackets basketball coach Vic Calhoun has not wasted time in preparing his team for the upcoming season.



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.



SkillsUSA Qualifier at GNTC sends 48 to State | Local News | northwestgeorgianews.com  Northwest Georgia News

Georgia Northwestern Technical College hosted 28 Northwest Georgia region high schools for the SkillsUSA Region 1 qualifying competition on Nov. 30.



Toye Elaine Coalson Sammons  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Toye Elaine Coalson Sammons, 60, of Adairsville, formerly of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. She was born February 17, 1958, ...



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.



Obituaries in the Oct. 8, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Cummings. Former State Representative William F. (Bill) Cummings, age 85, of Rockmart, passed away at his residence on Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 following ...



Sorrells celebrated as long career in law enforcement closes  Northwest Georgia News

A cold case from city hall was solved as the longtime career of Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells came to a close on Tuesday evening.



Camp Winshape comes to Polk County | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Local youth gathered at Rockmart High School last week for a new camp that allowed them not only plenty of time to play, but also to learn.



RHS students to stage 'Beauty and the Beast'  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart High School's thespians are looking to bring the magic of Disney to the city with their upcoming performance of “Beauty and the Beast.”



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 ...



Students get help via Graduate Polk | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Every day, there are dozens of children who come to school and find there a refuge on campus from the chaos of daily life at home. It isn't a new.



Rodeo coming in early September to Haney Arena  Northwest Georgia News

It's time again for the annual Rockmart Pro Rodeo, featuring two nights of entertainment to benefit kids in Polk County.



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 ...



Local runners out early for 2018 Cross Country season  Northwest Georgia News

While most students are still sleeping, the devoted athletes on the Rockmart High School Cross Country team have already been up and stretching and out on ...



Jacksonville State trip to Italy inspires 3 marriage proposals  AL.com

The couples, part of the Marching Southerners' trip to perform in Rome, include students - and a parent.



Roger Eric Armer  Daily Tribune News

He was born in Mattoon, IL, on April 13, 1974, a son of Archie D. Armer and Donna Baker Armer. Mr. Armer had lived most of his life in Taylorsville and was a ...



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

Mrs. Rice. Mrs. Frances Coleman Rice, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Sept.



Suspect captured after 2 officers shot, 1 killed in Polk County  WXIA-TV

POLK COUNTY, Ga. -- Two suspects have been arrested after a Polk County police officer was fatally wounded and another officer was injured on Friday.



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, ...



Rodeo starts tonight, continues Saturday at Haney Arena  Northwest Georgia News

Shine up those cowboy boots and get out the good hat because it's time for the rodeo to open up for the next two nights at the Haney Arena on.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, January 23, 2019 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mrs. Ayers. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Coleman Ayers, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born on March 18, 1933 in ...



Trio in race for Polk County Commission | Local  Northwest Georgia News

The number finally settled on three candidates in a race for a Polk County Commission seat up for a November vote.



PREP ROUNDUP: Discovery snaps Upson-Lee's 75-game winning streak  Gwinnett Prep Sports

A recap of Gwinnett County's high school sports results from Saturday, Dec. 22.



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, ...



Obituaries from the Feb. 10, 2016 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Morris. Mr. Hagan Anthony Morris, age 48, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born in Rockmart on Aug. 5, 1967 a son of Linda Fay ...



William Larry Lanier  Daily Tribune News

Mr. Lanier was born October 3, 1950, in Polk County, son of the late William Parker Lanier and the late Gladys Popham Lanier. He was a 1969 graduate of ...



Worker killed in Rockmart mill explosion dreamed of starting a family  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The man who died in a Rockmart feed mill blast early Sunday worked the third shift because he dreamed of starting a family with his new wife, relatives said.



Johnson taking over Bulldogs baseball team | Local  Northwest Georgia News

The Cedartown Bulldogs new head baseball coach looks to continue a program of bringing respect and pride to the community through the high school's long ...



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