About Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson is the evening news anchor for WBHF. She is a graduate from Columbus State University, where she earned a degree in Theatre and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the award winning student run news source, The Uproar. Ashley was the first-ever host of Uproar Radio, Columbus’s student news radio show with WCUG. Ashley was born in Jasper, GA and graduated from Adairsville High School in 2017. She has a love for reporting on issues that impact the everyday person in the local community. Ashley hosts the local evening newscast at 5 P.M. each weekday.

Circle of Advancement preps kids in need with Summer Sendoff

Local nonprofits team up to prepare children for a return to school. The Circle of Advancement is an organization that aims to uplift at-risk and underprivileged youth in Bartow County, and it has formed a collaboration with Bartow Give a Kid a Chance to present the third annual Summer Sendoff. Circle of Advancement co-founder Silken [...]

By |2021-07-23T16:08:54-04:00July 23rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Circle of Advancement preps kids in need with Summer Sendoff

Masks will be optional in Bartow County Schools

Masks will be optional in Bartow County Schools this fall. On Monday, Bartow County Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page told WBHF that mask use will not be mandated when school is back in session next month.   “At this point in time, in working through our teacher and parent advisory committees, that recommendation [...]

By |2021-07-22T14:02:31-04:00July 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Masks will be optional in Bartow County Schools

Cass Announces Matt Thompson as Head Baseball Coach

Cass High School announced that Matt Thompson will be taking over as head baseball coach this fall. Thompson has deep roots in Cass, exemplified by the football stadium named after his grandfather Doug Cochran. Thompson graduated from CHS in 2005 and has served as the Colonels’ assistant coach for the past 9 years.   He [...]

By |2021-07-06T12:34:27-04:00July 6th, 2021|General, Sports|Comments Off on Cass Announces Matt Thompson as Head Baseball Coach

NAACP’s Dexter Benning says critical race theory should be taught in college, not K-12

Several local and state politicians have come out against the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Georgia schools, including Bartow Board of Education Chairman Derek Keeney, who announced a bid for Georgia State Senate this weekend. Bartow NAACP representative Dexter Benning says that he actually agrees, but with a caveat.   "I don't think that [...]

By |2021-06-30T11:21:43-04:00June 30th, 2021|General|Comments Off on NAACP’s Dexter Benning says critical race theory should be taught in college, not K-12

Board of Education Chairman Derek Keeney announces bid for Georgia State Senate

Bartow County Board of Education Chairman Derek Keeney announced that he will be running for State Senate. Keeney heavily emphasized that he will campaign on a conservative Republican platform with Evangelical Christian ideals.   The announcement came at the Bartow County GOP meeting on Saturday afternoon, where he said elected offices were now seen as [...]

By |2021-06-27T17:27:48-04:00June 27th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Board of Education Chairman Derek Keeney announces bid for Georgia State Senate

Adairsville Symphonic Band to perform at Young Harris

The Adairsville Symphonic Band will participate in the Guest Performance Ensemble at the 2022 Young Harris College Honor Band Clinic. The band was invited to the event after a successful performance at the annual GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation in March.   Band director Everett Cannady explained that some of the larger universities host these [...]

By |2021-06-24T13:16:45-04:00June 24th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Adairsville Symphonic Band to perform at Young Harris