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.

Interviews with Candidates for Euharlee Mayor: Ronald Nesbitt and Craig Guyton

Two candidates are vying for the open seat of Euharlee Mayor, vacated by Mayor Steve Worthington. Both candidates, Ronald Nesbitt and Craig Guyton, previously served on the Euharlee City Council. WBHF spoke with both of these candidates to learn more about their platforms. Ashley Peterson 31 · Interview with Euharlee Mayor Candidates Ronald Nesbitt [...]

By |2021-10-18T13:22:35-04:00October 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Interviews with Candidates for Euharlee Mayor: Ronald Nesbitt and Craig Guyton

Interviews with Emerson City Council Candidates

Four candidates (Jaretta Shaw , Jody Bishop, Chip Wright, and Stephen Bo Jordan) are campaigning for two at large positions on the Emerson City Council, vacated by Donnie Bagwell and Ed Brush. WBHF spoke with each candidate to learn more about their platforms. Ashley Peterson 31 · Emerson Council Debates 2021 Jaretta Shaw [...]

By |2021-10-17T14:08:22-04:00October 17th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Interviews with Emerson City Council Candidates

Georgia Stone Products withdraws quarry application

Commissioner Steve Taylor will not hear a controversial application for a limestone quarry off highway 140 outside Adairsville. Commissioner Taylor was initially set to consider this item during Thursday’s scheduled hearing, however Bartow County Zoning Administrator Richard Osborne announced on Wednesday afternoon that Georgia Stone Products withdrew their application.   The Bartow County Planning Commission [...]

By |2021-10-06T16:47:16-04:00October 6th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgia Stone Products withdraws quarry application

Ahead of quarry hearing, Adairsville locals point to endangered species, property values

   On Oct 4, the Bartow County Planning Commission will hear an application for a proposed limestone quarry off Highway 140, just outside Adairsville city limits. Opponents of the application say that the mining operation could pose threats to property values, traffic safety, and a local endangered plant. The city of Adairsville is also on record [...]

By |2021-10-03T17:40:48-04:00October 3rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Ahead of quarry hearing, Adairsville locals point to endangered species, property values

Mayor of Adairsville urges residents to attend hearing on proposed quarry

   Citizens will have the opportunity to speak their minds about a proposed limestone mining quarry just outside Adairsville city limits. An application has been submitted to the Bartow County Planning Commission requesting that this property, located at 1620 Highway 140, be rezoned to allow the building of a quarry.    The city of Adairsville [...]

By |2021-09-23T17:03:16-04:00September 23rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Mayor of Adairsville urges residents to attend hearing on proposed quarry

Free drive-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Emerson

Tomorrow the free drive-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Emerson. The Georgia Department of Public Health has contracted with MAKO Medical to provide the tests.   The Bartow County site is at LakePointe Sports Complex at 261 Stars Way in Emerson, and it will operate weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 [...]

By |2021-08-25T16:53:45-04:00August 25th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Free drive-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Emerson

Bartow County will be the site of a new Food City Supermarket

Updated at 4:19 p.m. on August 25.    Food City Markets announced that Bartow County will be the site of one of its newest stores, which will be located at Joe Frank Harris Parkway & Mac Johnson Road NW. At a virtual press conference held on Wednesday, Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief [...]

By |2021-08-25T16:20:30-04:00August 25th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Bartow County will be the site of a new Food City Supermarket

Georgia DCA urges landlords and tenants to apply for rental assistance

Rental assistance is up for grabs through the Georgia Rental Assistance Program, both for landlords and tenants. Last week Georgia Department of Community Affairs Deputy Commissioner of Housing Tonya Curry told WBHF that so far 89 households in Bartow County have been served by the program, which aims to bring past-due rent and utility payments [...]

By |2021-08-23T13:08:25-04:00August 23rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgia DCA urges landlords and tenants to apply for rental assistance

19% of Bartow renters are in arrears as eviction ban is extended

Article edited on Aug. 4 at 3:31 p.m. to clarify that landlords are also eligible for rental assistance.   On Tuesday the Biden administration announced a new ban on evictions for many renters after the moratorium expired this weekend. This was driven largely by the high levels of transmission of COVID-19 in many areas of [...]

By |2021-08-04T16:31:09-04:00August 4th, 2021|General|Comments Off on 19% of Bartow renters are in arrears as eviction ban is extended

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