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Homicide Victim Identified

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of the June 4th shooting on Bells Ferry Road in Bartow County. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, after conducting a public release for information including photos of the man's tattoo and backpack, family members contacted the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. BCSO Investigators were able to identify [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|General, General News, Headlines|Comments Off on Homicide Victim Identified

UPDATE: Congressional Baseball Shooting, Loudermilk Okay

A multiple shooting occurred around 7:15 Wednesday morning, which resulted in U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four others being shot. The shooting happened during a congressional baseball practice in northern Virginia with the charity game scheduled tomorrow. U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk, who serves Georgia’s 11th district, which includes Bartow County, was on [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|General, General News|Comments Off on UPDATE: Congressional Baseball Shooting, Loudermilk Okay

Bomb Threat at Office Complex Tuesday

A bomb threat was found on the printer of several offices at the Pointe North Office complex in Cartersville Tuesday morning. The author of the note appeared to be from Brazil and is threatening to blow up office unless a certain amount of money is delivered. K-9 bomb sniffing units are in route to the [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Bomb Threat at Office Complex Tuesday

Body Found at Lake Allatoona

The remains of a body found in Allatoona Lake is believed to be that of a missing Smyrna woman. The body was found on Sunday around 12:30 in the afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 55-year-old Rhonda Tibbs was last seen on the dock at the Marina late Friday evening. Officials were [...]

By |May 28th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Body Found at Lake Allatoona

Child Drowns Saturday

According to Bartow County EMS public information officer Brad Cothran, a 3-year-old child drowned at a private swimming pool Saturday afternoon. Bartow County EMS, the Cartersville Fire Department, and the Cartersville Police Department responded to Waterford Drive around 12:48 Saturday afternoon to a 3-yar-old child found in a private swimming pool. Upon arrival to the [...]

By |May 27th, 2017|General, General News|Comments Off on Child Drowns Saturday

Health Department Offering Hepatitis C Testing

The Bartow County Health Department is offering no-cost-to-you, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing.  “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation, a leading cause of liver cancer, and the leading cause of liver transplants,” says health department Nurse Manager Cathy Green.  “Most people with hepatitis C virus infection don’t even know they [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Health Department Offering Hepatitis C Testing

Blood Drive at Toyo Tires

On Tuesday, May 30, Blood Assurance will hold a blood drive at Toyo Tires North America Manufacturing, Inc. in honor of Garrett Jordan, long time Toyo Tire employee Michael Roberson's son. Garrett was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma earlier this year. Garrett's parents, Michael and Sarah Roberson, credit pediatric cardiologist Dr. Henaro Sabino for saving Garrett's [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Blood Drive at Toyo Tires

Georgia DOT Suspends Construction for Memorial Holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across northwest Georgia – suspending construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways to ease Memorial  Day weekend traffic congestion.  Beginning at noon on Friday, May 26 and extending to 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, there essentially will be no [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Georgia DOT Suspends Construction for Memorial Holiday

Chester Resigns, Takes Buford Job

Stuart Chester, has been a staple of the Cartersville sports program. He was part of the football coaching staff but has mostly been known as the head baseball coach, and a good one at that. During his 21 years at Cartersville, Chester won 532 games which included six state titles. On Tuesday, it was announced that [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|General, General News, Sports|Comments Off on Chester Resigns, Takes Buford Job

Allatoona Dam Fire Thursday

The Bartow County Fire Department responded to a fire near Allatoona Dam early Thursday evening around 4:50. The department is estimating that about 25 acres were burned in the blaze. Though a lot of land was in the wake of the fire, no structures were damaged and there were no injuries sustained during the blaze. [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Allatoona Dam Fire Thursday