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Bartow County makes gains in June

Aug. 1, 2019 Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County grew its labor force and added employed residents again in June. At the same time, initial claims for unemployment were down for the month and year, preliminary numbers show. “Georgia’s been in an extended growth cycle,” said Butler. “In June, [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Bartow County makes gains in June

8 Vehicles At 4 Residences Hit During Car Hopping Spree

Eight vehicles at four residences within a half-mile of each other were entered into during a car hopping spree that took place in The Planters subdivision outside of Cartersville between July 25th and 26th. Unknown subjects entered property on Katie Ridge, entered into an unlocked Volvo XC60, an unlocked Honda CR-V, and an unlocked gold [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 8 Vehicles At 4 Residences Hit During Car Hopping Spree

A Former EMT and Substitute Teacher Charged with Child Molestation is Denied Bond.

Bryan Somers was arrested two weeks ago and charged with four counts of child molestation, two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of possession of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography.  Somers attorney, Minerva Blanchette appeared before Judge Jeffery Watkins Tuesday afternoon and requested bond, not to [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on A Former EMT and Substitute Teacher Charged with Child Molestation is Denied Bond.

Kingston Man Charged with Stabbing his Stepfather

Twenty-year-old Ricky Rowe was arrested following the stabbing of Jose Mata.  Both are employed with 2 Amigos restaurant on Railroad Street in Kingston.  Mata is the cook and also Rowe’s stepfather.  He accused Rowe of drinking on the job and putting in incorrect Saturday.  According to reports, Rowe aggressively approached Mata who picked up a [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Kingston Man Charged with Stabbing his Stepfather

Second Victim in Fatal Crash Identified

Twenty-two-year old Bryeshia Hall of Chattanooga, Tennessee died in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 411.  Hall was a passenger in a 2005 Jeep Cherokee driven by 56-year-old Ronald Jackson of Cartersville.  Both died the wreck.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the Jeep was traveling east on U.S. 411 in the right lane approaching Alford [...]

By |July 23rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Second Victim in Fatal Crash Identified

Bartow County School System’s Fires Substitute Teacher Accused of Child Molestation

Bartow School System’s Statement: On July 19, 2019, the Bartow County School System immediately terminated Bryan Somers as a contracted substitute teacher following notification of his arrest by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. He will no longer be eligible to obtain employment opportunities with the school system moving forward.

By |July 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Bartow County School System’s Fires Substitute Teacher Accused of Child Molestation

Bartow EMT and Substitute Teacher Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Photo of Somers taken from Facebook Press Release: Bartow County Sheriff’s Office arrest a man in connection with multiple crimes against children. Following a joint investigation from a tip provided by the Polk County Police Department, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations arrested Bryan Somers. Bryan Somers [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Bartow EMT and Substitute Teacher Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

GDOL and Floyd County host job fair in July

July 10, 2019 Press Release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Floyd County for an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on July 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Georgia. Floyd County currently has over 23 different positions for which are [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on GDOL and Floyd County host job fair in July

Son of Local Family Graduates Military Basic Training

U.S. Air Force Airman Javonta Young graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Son of Local Family Graduates Military Basic Training

Public Meetings Scheduled for 2019 Millage Rate

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE The Bartow County Commissioner has tentatively adopted the 2019 millage rate, which will require an increase in property taxes by 5.91 percent for unincorporated Bartow County and 7.40 percent for incorporated Bartow County. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this proposed tax increase to [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Public Meetings Scheduled for 2019 Millage Rate