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Early Language & Literacy Mini Grant Awarded the Bartow Literacy Council

The Bartow Literacy Council was awarded $18,400  for the Bartow County Reading Outreach Program.  According to a press release from Governor Deal's Office, the Bartow Literacy Council will use the money to improve access to books for children ages five through eight by implementing “Little Libraries” across the county. It will also support children from [...]

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The City of Cartersville Receives 2018 Live, Work, Play City Award

ATLANTA – On Jan. 21, the city of Cartersville received a 2018 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day conference in Atlanta. There were a total of nine cities in three population categories—small (population under 4,999), Medium (5,000-24,999) and [...]

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Bartow citizens have two opportunities to donate this weekend with Blood Assurance

678-231-9799 In response to the critical need Bartow citizens have two opportunities to donate this weekend with Blood Assurance   CARTERSVILLE, GA. (Jan. 19, 2018) — The Cartersville Donor Center of Blood Assurance will be open on Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting a [...]

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Bartow NAACP  Meets With Cartersville City Mayor, Cartersville City Police, Bartow County Commissioner, Bartow County Sheriff, Commander Mark Mayton, and Bartow County District Attorney

Cartersville, GA- We are vey glad to report that the Bartow County District Attorney’s office has decided to dismiss charges against 64 of the 65 individuals known as #Cartersville70. Although we are very please that the charges have been dismissed on the said individuals, there are other matters related to this incident that we are [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|General News|Comments Off on Bartow NAACP  Meets With Cartersville City Mayor, Cartersville City Police, Bartow County Commissioner, Bartow County Sheriff, Commander Mark Mayton, and Bartow County District Attorney

Charges dismissed for 64 of the 65 arrested at a house party on New Year’s Eve

The District Attorney's Office has reviewed the files pertaining to the arrest of 65 individuals for possession of marijuana on December 31st, 2017.  The review concludes the evidence is insufficient to convict 64 of the 65 charged.  Accordingly, charges against those 64 individuals have been dismissed. 

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Body found on I-75 transported to the crime lab for identificaiton

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is working on the case involving the discovery of a body found on I-75 in Bartow County Wednesday morning.  According to County Coroner, Joel Guyton, the deceased male was found on the northbound side of the highway near mile marker 282 between the Allatoona Lake Bridge and the Emerson exit. [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|General News|Comments Off on Body found on I-75 transported to the crime lab for identificaiton

Arrest report from house party where 70 people were arrested indicates that officers could smell marijuana approximately 100 yds. from the house

The following is a portion of the Cartersville Police report of the incident: CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 Disposition Date: Occurred Thru: 12/31/2017 02:05 Occurred From: 12/31/2017 02:05 Incident Type: Drug Investigation Reported Date: 12/31/2017 02:05 Sunday No. Group/ORI Crime Code Statute Description Counts 1 State 35A 16-13-30(a) Cocaine Possession of Cocaine 1 2 State 35A 16-13-2(b) [...]

By |January 4th, 2018|General News|Comments Off on Arrest report from house party where 70 people were arrested indicates that officers could smell marijuana approximately 100 yds. from the house

Body found behind Beavers Drive Senior Center Wednesday afternoon

A body was found behind the Beavers Drive Senior Center just after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.   According to reports, it appears to be a male dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans.  Based on clothing, investigators say it does not appear to be a homeless person.  They could not provide ethnicity due to decomposition.  It appears that [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|General News|Comments Off on Body found behind Beavers Drive Senior Center Wednesday afternoon

Cartersville Police drug investigation policy under review following arrest of 70 people at a house party.

On Sunday, December 31, 2017, at approximately 0230 Cartersville Police Department (CPD) patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the vicinity of 2 Cain Drive, Cartersville, Georgia. Upon arrival, officers detected the odor of marijuana, and observed subjects fleeing the premises. Patrol officers secured the scene while they conducted an initial investigation of [...]

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Seventy people arrested at a Cartersville Home New Year’s Eve on drug charges

According to a press release from the Cartersville Police Department, December 31st, at 2:18 a.m.,  officers with the Cartersville Police Department responded to 2 Cain Drive in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, evidence was located that led to a drug investigation and the arrest of 70 subjects. The investigation is currently ongoing.  [...]

By |December 31st, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Seventy people arrested at a Cartersville Home New Year’s Eve on drug charges