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The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards BC Sheriff’s Office $101,348.18 in grant funding

Sheriff Clark Millsap is pleased to announce that The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office $101,348.18 in grant funding for the 2018 season.  The BCSO H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit is in the fifth year of operation. Why Do We Have H.E.A.T.?  Aggressive traffic (a term that includes speeding [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|General|Comments Off on The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards BC Sheriff’s Office $101,348.18 in grant funding

Fatal Accident Update

Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to a crash involving a Dodge Durango and pedestrian on Old Highway 41 at 7:34 a.m., Saturday.  During the investigation, it was determined that the Durango and the pedestrian were traveling south on hwy. 41. The vehicle struck the pedestrian from the rear with its front left bumper. The pedestrian was [...]

By |October 7th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Fatal Accident Update

Teen struck and killed by vehicle in Adairsville

Saturday morning BCEMS along with other agencies responded to Old HWY 41 near Manning Mill Rd to a 16 year old male struck by a vehicle. The male was walking up the roadway when he was struck. BCEMS crew arrived on the scene to find the male with no sign of life. The BC Coroner [...]

By |October 7th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Teen struck and killed by vehicle in Adairsville

EPD’S SUMMER BURN BAN LIFTED FOR 54 COUNTIES INCLUDING BARTOW

PRESS RELEASE: The summer ban on outdoor burning ended Saturday, September 30,  in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division sets the restrictions annually, from May 1 to the end of September, to reduce emissions from ground level ozone that may jeopardize air quality. Burn permits [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|General|Comments Off on EPD’S SUMMER BURN BAN LIFTED FOR 54 COUNTIES INCLUDING BARTOW

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCT 8-14: PLAN TWO WAYS OUT!

    Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) want to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14. The theme for 2017 is, “Every Second Counts; Plan 2 Ways Out!”   This year, Commissioner Hudgens and fire personnel around the state will be spreading [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|General|Comments Off on FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCT 8-14: PLAN TWO WAYS OUT!

KEMP REMINDS GEORGIANS OF VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Press Release: ATLANTA, GA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians that they must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 10th in order to participate in the November 7th municipal and special elections. Additionally, all address changes and other updates have to be submitted by this same deadline to be effective for [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on KEMP REMINDS GEORGIANS OF VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

KEMP OFFICIALLY OPENS NORTH GEORGIA FIELD OFFICE

         Press Release: CARTERSVILLE: On Wednesday, September 27th, Secretary of State Brian Kemp joined regional elected officials and community leaders to open the SOS North Georgia Regional Field Office in Cartersville, Georgia. This full-time office will provide constituents assistance with elections and voter registration, corporate registration, professional licensure, and financial securities issues. “It has [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on KEMP OFFICIALLY OPENS NORTH GEORGIA FIELD OFFICE

Students at GHC get a lesson in ‘Adulting’

    Georgia Highlands College has launched a new workshop series for students called #Adulting that focuses on practical skills students can use in their everyday life. “Adult” as a verb or “Adulting” as a gerund may seem a little off, but it is becoming more commonly used to explain the action of doing things [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Students at GHC get a lesson in ‘Adulting’

Georgia’s graduation rate increases for sixth straight year, tops 80 percent

      Graduating Total Graduation Class Size Graduated Rate Bartow County Adairsville High School ALL Students 231 194 84.0 Bartow County Cass High School ALL Students 387 341 88.1 Bartow County Woodland High School ALL Students 399 317 79.4 Bartow County All Schools ALL Students 1022 852 83.4 Cartersville Cartersville High All Students 269 [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Georgia’s graduation rate increases for sixth straight year, tops 80 percent

Health department now offering flu vaccine

  Press Release Cartersville, GA:  The Bartow County Health Department, 100 Zena Drive, Cartersville, is now offering flu vaccines by appointment during regular business hours. Call 770-382-1920 for an appointment.  Limited walk-ins are also available. Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Health department now offering flu vaccine