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Portrait Unveiling of Former Chief Justice Robert Benham

Atlanta, March 20, 2023 – The portrait of the Honorable Robert Benham, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, will be presented in a special ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 2 p.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom. Justice Benham was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989 by then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris, [read more...]

By |2023-03-23T11:33:29-04:00March 23rd, 2023|General|Comments Off on Portrait Unveiling of Former Chief Justice Robert Benham

Press Release for Line of Duty Death – Firefighter Matthew Smith

For Immediate Release 03/22/2023 On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services Firefighter Matthew Smith became unresponsive during a search and rescue training exercise at the Bartow-Cartersville Fire Joint Training Center. Instructors for the exercise with FF Smith immediately recognized that FF Smith was experiencing an acute medical emergency and quickly removed [read more...]

By |2023-03-22T13:39:03-04:00March 22nd, 2023|General|Comments Off on Press Release for Line of Duty Death – Firefighter Matthew Smith

Bartow Firefighters Battle A Commercial Fire in Taylorsville

At approximately 1:26 a.m. Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services were dispatched to 585 Covered Bridge Road SW, Taylorsville to report of a commercial structure fire. BCFES crews arrived on scene to find a commercial structure and vehicle with heavy fire showing. Once crews were able to extinguish the fire, a fire investigator was called [read more...]

By |2023-03-22T11:41:49-04:00March 22nd, 2023|General|Comments Off on Bartow Firefighters Battle A Commercial Fire in Taylorsville

Over 40 Georgia Colleges and Universities to Waive College Application Fees in March

MARCH 01, 2023 ATLANTA, GA – Over 40 Georgia colleges and universities will waive college application fees for high school seniors in March. This will be the 4th time the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) has partnered with the University System of Georgia (USG), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), and private institutions to promote [read more...]

By |2023-03-16T18:45:13-04:00March 16th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Over 40 Georgia Colleges and Universities to Waive College Application Fees in March

Georgia DOT partners with Indeed to host virtual job fair for White, GA, Tuesday, 03/21/2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E38dKONL3E   WHAT: Do you or someone you know have a calling for public service where the day-to-day activities make a difference in your community? The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is partnering with Indeed.com to host a virtual job fair for Highway Maintenance Technicians with positions open across the state. Maintenance team members [read more...]

By |2023-03-14T14:53:03-04:00March 14th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Georgia DOT partners with Indeed to host virtual job fair for White, GA, Tuesday, 03/21/2023

Bond is Set for Corey Slaughter – Charged with 2021 Murder of 25 Year Old Woman

Bond is granted for a man charged with the murder of a woman in 2021.  Thirty-year-old Corey James Slaughter was arrested and charged with killing Ashley Dunn with a hammer at an Acworth home two years ago.  He is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.  Slaughter's attorney said his client has been in jail [read more...]

By |2023-03-13T16:05:18-04:00March 13th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Bond is Set for Corey Slaughter – Charged with 2021 Murder of 25 Year Old Woman

Teens Accused of Stealing Baby Formula Valued at $26,000 Arrested in Cartersville

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office issued a BOLO on a vehicle involved in shoplifting of baby formula from area Publix Supermarkets. Cartersville Police Officers located the vehicle at the Publix Supermarket, 300 Cherokee Place, and apprehended Regulo Sanchez-Romero, Mateo Sanchez-Romero, and a 16- year-old juvenile, as they exited the store [read more...]

By |2023-03-10T11:29:44-05:00March 10th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Teens Accused of Stealing Baby Formula Valued at $26,000 Arrested in Cartersville

Georgia Enters the New Year with All-Time High Job Numbers and A Steady Unemployment Rate

  Atlanta, GA – Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced today that Georgia's January unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, unchanged from a revised 3.1 percent in December. Job numbers reached another all-time high, increasing by almost 17,000 from December. Georgia's unemployment rate was three-tenths of a percent lower than the national January 2023 unemployment rate [read more...]

By |2023-03-09T08:54:06-05:00March 9th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Georgia Enters the New Year with All-Time High Job Numbers and A Steady Unemployment Rate

BARTOW COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS NAMED AP HONOR SCHOOLS

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (March 7, 2023) – All three Bartow County high schools have the distinct honor of being named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education for their commitment to creating strong AP opportunities. There are 273 AP Honor Schools this year in 97 districts. They are named in eight [read more...]

By |2023-03-07T10:01:32-05:00March 7th, 2023|General|Comments Off on BARTOW COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS NAMED AP HONOR SCHOOLS

Cartersville Man Receives 40 Year Sentence for Sexually Abusing  Elderly Relative 

A man charged with sexually abusing an elderly relative is sentenced in Bartow Superior Court.  Forty-six-year-old Clyde Andrew Atkinson was arrested on November 18, 2022, and charged with rape strong arm, incest, sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, and exploitation of intimidation of a disabled adult or elder person.  The rape charge was reduced to aggravated assault [read more...]

By |2023-03-06T15:16:37-05:00March 6th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Cartersville Man Receives 40 Year Sentence for Sexually Abusing  Elderly Relative