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Man Charged with Impregnating a 12 Year Old Family Member Enters Guilty Plea

An Adairsville man charged with impregnating a 12-year-old family member entered a guilty plea in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday.  Thirty-two-year-old Courtney Derrell Spears was arrested by Adairsville Police Department in April following a month-long investigation.  Spears was charged with child molestation, rape, and incest. Spears was charged and arrested for having sex with a female [read more...]

By |2022-12-06T15:37:06-05:00December 6th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Man Charged with Impregnating a 12 Year Old Family Member Enters Guilty Plea

Space Heater Starts House Fire in White

A home in White, Georgia, was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.  According to a press release from Bartow Fire and Emergency Services, crews were called to 3432 Hwy 411 N.E., White, at 3:41 p.m. for a report of a residential structure fire.  The residence is also known as 14 Goss Drive.    The caller said could [read more...]

By |2022-12-06T15:00:12-05:00December 6th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Space Heater Starts House Fire in White

BCSO Vehicle Involved in Two Vehicle Accident

A marked Bartow County Sheriff’s Office patrol car was involved in a two-vehicle crash.  According to reports from the Georgia State Patrol, on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, a patrol car was traveling south on GA 3/Hwy. 41 in the left lane, responding to a call for service.  Meanwhile, a citizen vehicle was traveling south on [read more...]

By |2022-12-05T15:03:45-05:00December 5th, 2022|General|Comments Off on BCSO Vehicle Involved in Two Vehicle Accident

Two Cartersville Men Killed in Cherokee County Crash, Nov. 24, 2022

While there were no fatal vehicle accidents reported in Bartow during the Thanksgiving Holiday counting period, two Cartersville men died in a crash in Cherokee County.  James Smith and Herman Smith died in a single-vehicle crash on Thanksgiving Day.  According to a press release from the Cherokee Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident [read more...]

By |2022-12-05T12:56:30-05:00December 5th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Two Cartersville Men Killed in Cherokee County Crash, Nov. 24, 2022

More Than 17,000 Bartow Residents Vote Early in Senate Run Off Election

A record number of Georgians cast ballots last week. According to the Secretary of State's website, 1,863,233, or 26% of Georgians, voted early.  Election officials say records were also broken in Bartow, with 17,295 or 22.9% of eligible voters casting ballots.  The run-off election for the U.S. Senate seat is December 6th. Incumbent Raphael Warnock [read more...]

By |2022-12-04T17:38:42-05:00December 4th, 2022|General|Comments Off on More Than 17,000 Bartow Residents Vote Early in Senate Run Off Election

Several Local Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Execution of a Teen

Eight gang members sentenced to federal prison for their roles in the execution of a teenage gang member for suspected "snitching" ATLANTA – Gary Terrell Davis, an associate of the 135 Piru gang responsible for a series of violent acts throughout the Northern District of Georgia, is the last defendant to be sentenced for his [read more...]

By |2022-12-01T12:58:10-05:00December 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Several Local Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Execution of a Teen

Bartow County Sees Rise in October Unemployment Rate: Bartow’s Rate 2.9%

November 24, 2022    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in October, up five-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 2.9 percent.   "Job seekers have continued to experience a favorable hiring environment across multiple job sectors, despite [read more...]

By |2022-12-01T11:40:46-05:00December 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Sees Rise in October Unemployment Rate: Bartow’s Rate 2.9%

Charges Filed In Officer Involved Shooting

Charges have been filed against a man accused of shooting at Cartersville Police Thursday morning. Forty-five-year-old Jose Louis Rivera of Cartersville was booked into the Bartow County Jail Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 3:38 pm. Rivera is charged with burglary, aggravated assault with a gun, and attempted aggravated assault. He has a prior criminal history. [read more...]

By |2022-11-18T15:37:14-05:00November 18th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Charges Filed In Officer Involved Shooting

SUSPECT NAMED IN AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CARTERSVILLE

Bartow County, GA (November 17, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Cartersville, GA.  On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Cartersville Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation.  One man was injured.  No officers were injured. Preliminary information indicates that around 6:20 a.m., Cartersville police officers were dispatched to [read more...]

By |2022-11-17T13:31:25-05:00November 17th, 2022|General|Comments Off on SUSPECT NAMED IN AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CARTERSVILLE

Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights, Nov. 14, 2022

  The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, November 14, 2022. Cartersville High School was the host for the meeting. “Better Together” Capturing Kids Hearts Word of the Month for November Teamwork – Work together to reach a goal The Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for [read more...]

By |2022-11-15T10:50:39-05:00November 15th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights, Nov. 14, 2022