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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.



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 ...



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 ...



Hendricks heading to South Carolina Upstate's track team  MDJOnline.com

Rockmart's Zoryan Hendricks reached several major accomplishments during his high school career, including recently winning the GHSA AA 300 meter ...



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 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 ...



RHS students to put on a show for "Little Shop of Horrors" starting tonight  Northwest Georgia News

It is opening night for Rockmart High School theater students who will be presenting their 2019 production of "Little Shop of Horrors," which continues through ...



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, ...



See Ya, Seymour! RHS's 'Little Shop of Horrors' had audience howling for more  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart High School's thespians showcased the terrors of greed and desire with their performance of Little Shop of Horrors.



RHS Baseball players honored on 7-AA All Region Team  Northwest Georgia News

With a state title on the line Monday, the Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets baseball team doesn't need many more reasons to celebrate. They got one more ...



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 ...



Rockmart track team on the starting line for 2019 season  Northwest Georgia News

After finishing their past seasons in the top of their region, the Rockmart track team's 2019 season is underway with their first meet being held last week.



Art lovers gather in Rockmart for Legacy Art Show gala  Northwest Georgia News

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 players headed onward to college sports | Georgia News  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 ...



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.



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 ...



With Benz trip coming next week, GHSA provides rules for spectators  Northwest Georgia News

For those who haven't bought a pre-sale ticket for the Class AA state championship game coming up next Wednesday there's still time to do so. But it's running ...



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 ...



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.



PREP FOOTBALL: Rockmart continues historic run with state semifinal against Callaway  Northwest Georgia News

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets are on a run the team hasn't seen in decades, and with a state championship game appearance just one win away, expectations ...



PREP BASKETBALL: Chattooga boys top Rockmart in OT for third straight region title  Northwest Georgia News

ROCKMART — The Chattooga boys' basketball struggled to put Rockmart away Saturday, but well-timed run to close out overtime sent the Indians back to ...



PREP BASEBALL: Rockmart splits with Elbert; Model, Chattooga swept in second round  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart split its Sweet 16 games against Elbert County on Thursday at home, setting up a decisive Game 3 for Friday between the top-ten ranked squads.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Hipps to be honored by Rockmart High | Local  Northwest Georgia News

ROCKMART -- Rockmart High School plans to bring one their own back home for a special honor at the end of this week as the Jackets basketball teams wrap ...



Baron bringing Ag education to PSD | Local  Northwest Georgia News

A new addition to the staff at Rockmart High School is providing a new level of education about all things found on the farm both locally and far afield from Polk ...



PREP BASKETBALL: Model girls win in OT, Rockmart falls in Elite Eight  Northwest Georgia News

The GHSA state basketball playoffs entered the quarterfinals Tuesday night, and for two local varsity girls teams fighting to keep their postseason swings going, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



RHS Seniors celebrated with awards on Honors Night  Northwest Georgia News

Four years of hard work and excellence paid off for the Rockmart High senior class during honors night, where, surrounded by friends and family, some of 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RHS marchers returns with big band-inspired show  Northwest Georgia News

The Yellow Jacket Marching band's new director Andy Cox hasn't missed a beat in settling into his new home.



Homecoming tonight at Rockmart High School  Northwest Georgia News

The annual crowning of a homecoming queen is coming up tonight at Rockmart High School during halftime of the Armuchee-Rockmart football game, and this ...



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 ...



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 ...



PREP BASKETBALL: Model girls upset by Chattooga in Region 7-AA semifinals  Northwest Georgia News

ROCKMART — The Model girls' basketball team saw a streak come to an end Friday in the semifinals of the Region 7-AA tournament, but head coach Sally ...



Rockmart celebrates senior honors night | Local  Northwest Georgia News

One of the Rockmart High School seniors' last days as students was spent at honors night where the numerous accomplishments of the class were given a ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



Surprise proposal highlight of marching band trip for local couple  Northwest Georgia News

It's the kind of news that rings in a New Year in a happy way, with wedding bells to come for two students from Rockmart. Especially since it happened in.



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



RHS Band holds record-busting car show fundraiser  Northwest Georgia News

A massive collection of 71 extravagant vehicles greeted locals at the third annual 'Yellow Jacket Car Show' that raised funds for Rockmart High School's ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Seniors sign on dotted line | Local  Northwest Georgia News

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



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Floyd teams send athletes to sectionals  Northwest Georgia News

Behind the Region 7-AA sweep by Rockmart's track and field teams, the Pepperell boys and girls were the top teams out of Floyd County, and the teams now ...



Signing Day at PCCCA: Students celebrated as they head to school, work after graduation  MDJOnline.com

The Polk County College and Career Academy took time out during the whirlwind final month of the school year to provide a real celebration of students ...



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.



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.



A Hallmark Christmas in Polk | Local  Northwest Georgia News

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



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 ...



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.



Underclassmen at RHS celebrated for achievements | Local  Northwest Georgia News

Rockmart High School celebrated another year of dedication and hard work at underclassmen honors night where the various accolades of its freshmen, ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Obituaries from the Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 edition of the Standard Journal  Northwest Georgia News

Mr. Allen. Mr. Harold Dewaine Allen, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. He was born on Sept. 1, 1952 in Tallapoosa, the son of ...



SkillsUSA competition at GNTC determines best of NW Georgia high school specialists  Northwest Georgia News

Twenty-eight high schools from across Northwest Georgia competed in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Qualifying Competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern ...



Bin Turner named new athletic director at Rockmart High School  Rome News-Tribune

Rockmart High School head football coach Bin Turner was named by the Polk County Board of Education as the new athletic director for the Yellow Jackets.



Students bring home FFA degrees from state convention  MDJOnline.com

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



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.



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