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Bartow Man Enters Guilty Plea to Statutory Rape Charge

A 19-year-old man charged with statutory rape receives a 20 - year sentence in Bartow Superior Court.  Jonathan Nathaniel Bradford of Cassville Road will serve 3 years incarcerated and the remainder on probation.  Bradford entered a guilty plea before Judge David Smith Wednesday.  In April of 2018, Bradford had sex with a 12-year-old girl. He [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Bartow Man Enters Guilty Plea to Statutory Rape Charge

Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights – Jan. 13, 2020

Press Release:      Cartersville City Board of Education met for their regular Board Meeting on January 13, 2020.  Ken Paige was honored for being selected as this month’s HEARTS Employee of the Month.  Ken is undoubtedly one of the hardest working employees of the school system. Often giving up weekends, evenings and holidays, he works [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights – Jan. 13, 2020

Super Museum Sunday is February 9, 2020, Free Admission to State Historic Sites

Photo courtesy of the Cartersville Bartow Convention and Visitors Bureau Press Release: ATLANTA, January 13, 2020 -- To spotlight the Peach State’s fascinating past, Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, February 9.  The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can learn about buckskin [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Super Museum Sunday is February 9, 2020, Free Admission to State Historic Sites

Anheuser-Busch to Expand in Cartersville

ATLANTA, January 13, 2020  Press Release —The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs. “Anheuser-Busch is a source of pride in Georgia’s advanced manufacturing lineup, and this Cartersville plant [...]

By |January 13th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Anheuser-Busch to Expand in Cartersville

Euharlee Historic Sites Receive Significant Damage during Saturday Storms Press Release: Euharlee, GA - In the storms last night, several properties in the city of Euharlee were severely damaged.  Joe Cowan Park will remain closed at least until Wednesday, including the walking trail. There are broken and hanging limbs and it is unsafe for the [...]

By |January 12th, 2020|General|Comments Off on

GDOL and Vista Metals host Job Fair in January

Vista Metals Facebook Photo Press Release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Vista Metals to host a job fair in January. The event will be held on Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Georgia. Vista Metals will be looking to hire manufacturing helpers. Job seekers [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|General|Comments Off on GDOL and Vista Metals host Job Fair in January

Bartow County Commissioner Proposes Increase in Homestead Tax Exemption

Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor is proposing an increase in the local Homestead Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption. If approved, this would result in lower property taxes for local home owners.  During his Wednesday meeting, Commissioner Taylor proposed legislation that would increase the homestead exemption from $5,000 to $10,000. The proposal must be approved by [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Commissioner Proposes Increase in Homestead Tax Exemption

Verdict Set Aside in Molestation Case

Bernardo Castillo Martinez was scheduled to be sentenced in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday morning.  Instead, Judge Scott Smith announced his decision to order a new trial for Martinez.  Judge Smith first outlined his respect for juries and the Judicial System.  He said in his many years as a jurist, he has never taken this action.  [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Verdict Set Aside in Molestation Case

Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

ATLANTA –  If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed more than 200 hospitalizations [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

COMMISSIONER KING URGES CAUTION WHEN USING FIREWORKS

Consumer fireworks will be allowed to be used between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. every day. On July 3, July 4, December 31, and January 1, the curfew on setting off fireworks extends to 11:59 p.m. On January 1st the time extends from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. ATLANTA – As the [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|General|Comments Off on COMMISSIONER KING URGES CAUTION WHEN USING FIREWORKS