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Covid 19 Numbers Heading in the Wrong Direction for Bartow and Northwest GA Health District

Statement on COVID-19 from Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District ROME, GA: Two weeks of increases in COVID-19 cases in the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District point to a concerning sign that our community is moving in the wrong direction to [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Covid 19 Numbers Heading in the Wrong Direction for Bartow and Northwest GA Health District

Cartersville School Board Meeting Notes: 06/29/2020

Media Release: Spending Resolution The Board approved a resolution to authorize the superintendent to expend funds from all sources for the month of July, 2020.  This resolution was necessary because of the delayed June budget process in the state legislative session due to the Covid-19 virus. SPLOST Resolution The Board approved a resolution declaring the [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Cartersville School Board Meeting Notes: 06/29/2020

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Jump 8 Cents

GEORGIAAVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON$2.00 (+ 8¢) Press Release ATLANTA, GA., (June 29, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than last month, and 52 cents less than this time last year. It [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Jump 8 Cents

State Senator Chuck Hufstetler Shares Concerns on Impact of Proposed Senior Tax Exemption

State Senator, Chuck Hufstetler All members of Bartow’s Legislative Delegation say they signed off on legislation that would allow Bartow residents to vote on a Senior Tax Exemption in November.  However, the legislation did not make it out of the Senate before the session ended last week.  WBHF spoke with State Senator Chuck Hufstetler.  The [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|General|Comments Off on State Senator Chuck Hufstetler Shares Concerns on Impact of Proposed Senior Tax Exemption

Arrest Made in Crump Road Murder

David Aaron Turner One person is dead and another wounded following a shooting that occurred Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 31 Crump Road, Cartersville.  Clara Ashworth was killed and David Bagley was wounded.  A family member, David Turner was arrested and charged with murder.    Around 6:10 p.m., emergency crews began receiving calls of shots fired.  [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Arrest Made in Crump Road Murder

State Legislators Discuss Senior School Tax Exemption

Cartersville property owners will decide a referendum on a School Tax Exemption for seniors in November. The legislative session ended without an agreement on legislation for Bartow property owners. State Senator Bruce Thompson spoke about the issue on WBHF Saturday morning. We also have statements from Representatives Mitchell Scoggins and Matthew Gambill expressing their disappointment [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|General|Comments Off on State Legislators Discuss Senior School Tax Exemption

Wellmade Flooring Expands Operations, Invests $35 Million in Bartow Co.

JUNE 26, 2020 Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that U.S.-based Wellmade Flooring will invest more than $35 million in expanding its manufacturing facilities to Bartow County, delivering 240 jobs to the area. Internationally known, Wellmade specializes in the design, production, and distribution of hard surface flooring collections. “It’s a pleasure to welcome [...]

By |June 26th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Wellmade Flooring Expands Operations, Invests $35 Million in Bartow Co.

Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7% in May

Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in May. Due to the effects of COVID-19, all regions and counties continue to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike.   “The fact that almost every single monthly indicator in May’s [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7% in May

Missouri Woman Killed in Emerson, GA Train Accident

The crash occurred around 9:17 a.m. when a CSX train struck a semi-truck on the tracks at the Gaston Westbrook Avenue crossing. Truck driver, fifty-eight-year-old Vicky Morris of Missouri was fatally injured in the crash.  CSX officials say there were no reported injuries to the train crew.  As of 4 p.m.  Wednesday, the roads were [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Missouri Woman Killed in Emerson, GA Train Accident

Acworth Man Sentenced on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

Adam Jeffery McElyeaPhoto from Georgia Gazette An Acworth man charged with more than 13 counts of sexual exploitation of children receives a 15 year sentence.  Adam Jeffery McElyea of Mountain Ridge SE, Acworth was booked into the Bartow County Jail on December 23rd, 2019.  He entered the plea before Judge Suzanne Smith Tuesday.  According to [...]

By |June 23rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Acworth Man Sentenced on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges