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Tractor -Trailer Crash on I-75 in Bartow Claims Two Lives

According to preliminary details from the Georgia Department of Public Safety: On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Troopers from Post 3 Cartersville were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 South near mile marker 293, in Bartow County. The investigation determined that an unknown color tractor-trailer, a blue tractor-trailer, and a white tractor-trailer were all [read more...]

By |2022-06-30T17:40:16-04:00June 30th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Tractor -Trailer Crash on I-75 in Bartow Claims Two Lives

Georgia Power to launch single largest beneficial use project for coal ash in U.S.

New project with Eco Material Technologies calls for coal ash to be removed at Plant Bowen and beneficially used for construction materials such as concrete ATLANTA – June 29, 2022 – Georgia Power announced today a landmark coal ash beneficial use project at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia, where millions of tons of stored ash [read more...]

By |2022-06-29T11:20:43-04:00June 29th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Georgia Power to launch single largest beneficial use project for coal ash in U.S.

Weekend Fires, Bartow County, GA

Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services responded to numerous calls over the weekend, some resulting in major structural damage but no injuries.  On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 8:08 p.m., BCFES responded to a report of a fire with a structure endangered at 38 Mint Road, Kingston. The caller advised there was possibly a [read more...]

By |2022-06-27T14:06:38-04:00June 27th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Weekend Fires, Bartow County, GA

Shaw Hiring Center to Open in Cartersville, Ga.

Prospective candidates are invited to join the company at the new center. Cartersville, Ga. — June 24, 2022 — Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has announced the opening of a new hiring center in Cartersville, Ga., as the company creates a more accessible hiring process for candidates in the area. The facility will open to [read more...]

By |2022-06-24T11:48:35-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Shaw Hiring Center to Open in Cartersville, Ga.

An Acworth Woman Dies in a Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy. 61, Bartow County

An Acworth woman dies in a two-vehicle crash in White, Georgia.  According to reports with the Georgia State Patrol, on June 21, 2022, at approximately 3:48 p.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at Mahan Road.  Forty-eight-year-old, Tonya Sue Lofasso of Acworth died in the two-vehicle crash.  The preliminary investigation determined that [read more...]

By |2022-06-24T10:36:28-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on An Acworth Woman Dies in a Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy. 61, Bartow County

A Man Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Speaks Out

We conducted a lengthy conversation with Bartow resident Gary Wayne Nichols following this week's trial in Bartow Superior Court.  Nichols was found not guilty of numerous counts of incest, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.  Below is the audio version of that interview.

By |2022-06-23T16:13:05-04:00June 23rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on A Man Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Speaks Out

Bartow County Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent. “Even though the labor force increased in all of our regions, counties, and metropolitan service areas, job postings continue to [read more...]

By |2022-06-23T10:24:51-04:00June 23rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Chamber Graduates Inaugural Project Purpose Class

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (June 20, 2022) – The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce hosted the inaugural Project Purpose Signing Day Ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 17th . Eleven high school graduates from Adairsville High School and Cartersville High School received training from industry professionals and completed a one-week intensive skills training bootcamp, [read more...]

By |2022-06-20T15:38:41-04:00June 20th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Chamber Graduates Inaugural Project Purpose Class

Fourth of July Parade and Activities Set for Cartersville.

Cartersville’s annual Fourth of July celebration returns in 2022 with events on Monday. The events are presented by the Rotary Club of Etowah with WBHF FM 100.3 and AM 1450 coordinating the parade with the Rotary Club.  The presenting sponsor for the parade is Shottenkirk Honda. The parade down Main Street in downtown Cartersville begins [read more...]

By |2022-06-16T15:38:29-04:00June 16th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Fourth of July Parade and Activities Set for Cartersville.

Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights

June 13, 2022 The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met in a combined Work Session/Board Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022. Stellar Performers Congratulations to the following CHS student for receiving his diploma by fulfilling all requirements to be certified as a 2022 Cartersville High School Graduate: Jack Phillips Recognition of 2022 Retirees – [read more...]

By |2022-06-14T13:56:53-04:00June 14th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights