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Saturday Murder-Suicide Update

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office releases information about Saturday's murder-suicide investigation. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the three persons involved have been identified as Nayeli Fernandez-Diaz, 34; Matthew McArthur, 42 - both of White, Georgia; and Jose Flores-Neve, 37 of Kennesaw. Flores-Neve and Fernandez-Diaz were married but reported to have been separated since last year. [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Saturday Murder-Suicide Update

Three Dead From Murder-Suicide

Three people were killed in a murder-suicide that occurred on Gray Road off Ruday York Road in Cartersville on Saturday, according to the Jonathan Rogers with the Bartow County Sheriffs Office. Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton said he was unable to release the names of the deceased as law enforcement was still on the scene [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Three Dead From Murder-Suicide

Sunday Fatal Accident

On Sunday just before noon, a fatal, two-vehicle accident occurred on Georgia Highway 61 at Liberty Square Drive. According to GSP reports, it was determined the crash occurred between a motorcycle and a passenger car. The motorcycle, driven by 73-year-old Joe Gersh of Louisiana, attempted to leave a private drive across the highway to Liberty [...]

By |May 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Sunday Fatal Accident

Three Locals On Shortlist for Judgeship

Three locals were named to a shortlist given to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to fill the spot left open in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit by late Judge Carey Nelson’s passing. District Attorney Rosemary Greene, Cherokee Judicial Circuit Chief Public Defender Christopher Paul and local attorney Jeff Watkins were the three names given to Governor Kemp [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Three Locals On Shortlist for Judgeship

27-acre facility proposed in Cartersville

A 27.24-acre facility has been proposed in Bartow County. The planning commission will review an application by Brownstone Development Group, LLC requesting rezoning of the property on Highway 20 next to the Clarence Brown Conference Center for a hotel, apartment, and senior/student housing development on Monday, May 6th. The area is currently owned by the [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 27-acre facility proposed in Cartersville

GDOT Work on I-75 Northbound Wednesday

WHAT: Weather permitting, GDOT Maintenance crews in northwest Georgia will close two outside lanes and shoulder on I-75 North between mileposts 303.3 and 304 today to allow for work on repairing the deteriorating asphalt spots on this portion of the interstate.  WHEN: Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Interstate 75 North from mile marker 303.3 to mile marker 304 in Bartow County  ADVISORY: Dates/times may [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on GDOT Work on I-75 Northbound Wednesday

HB 643 Not Passed In Senate

House Bill 643, also known as the Senior School Tax Exemption Bill in Bartow County, did not pass through the Senate on Tuesday night. WBHF spoke to Senator Bruce Thompson who said that the first bill was not correct but instead needed to be two bills for the two school systems in Bartow County. He [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on HB 643 Not Passed In Senate

UPDATE: Missing Girl Found

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday afternoon that a missing Cartersville girl was found safe and returned to her family. Sarah Wigington, who was located in Villa Rica, has been returned to her family. Reports emerged on Wednesday morning that the missing child was last seen at the Wal Mart Super Center around [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on UPDATE: Missing Girl Found

Local Law Enforcement Involved in Tuesday Standoff

A suspect who had threatened to kill law enforecement was apprehended by the Cartersville Police Department Tuesday evening after a standoff. A countywide BOLO was received from the Kennesaw Police Department in reference to a suspect making threats to kill law enforcement and then himself.  An update to the BOLO  provided a  vehicle description and [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Local Law Enforcement Involved in Tuesday Standoff

Press Release: Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

On March 8, 2019, the Cartersville Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the Ameri-Mart, 1153 Burnt Hickory Road.  Later that same day, Cartersville Police Investigators arrested Louis Cotto for his involvement in the armed robbery.  Mr. Cotto was a part-time employee of the business.  On March 28, 2019, Cartersville Police Investigators, along with [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Press Release: Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested