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Tractor -Trailer Crash on I-75 in Bartow Claims Two Lives

According to preliminary details from the Georgia Department of Public Safety: On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Troopers from Post 3 Cartersville were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 South near mile marker 293, in Bartow County. The investigation determined that an unknown color tractor-trailer, a blue tractor-trailer, and a white tractor-trailer were all [read more...]

By |2022-06-30T17:40:16-04:00June 30th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Tractor -Trailer Crash on I-75 in Bartow Claims Two Lives

Georgia Power to launch single largest beneficial use project for coal ash in U.S.

New project with Eco Material Technologies calls for coal ash to be removed at Plant Bowen and beneficially used for construction materials such as concrete ATLANTA – June 29, 2022 – Georgia Power announced today a landmark coal ash beneficial use project at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia, where millions of tons of stored ash [read more...]

By |2022-06-29T11:20:43-04:00June 29th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Georgia Power to launch single largest beneficial use project for coal ash in U.S.

Weekend Fires, Bartow County, GA

Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services responded to numerous calls over the weekend, some resulting in major structural damage but no injuries.  On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 8:08 p.m., BCFES responded to a report of a fire with a structure endangered at 38 Mint Road, Kingston. The caller advised there was possibly a [read more...]

By |2022-06-27T14:06:38-04:00June 27th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Weekend Fires, Bartow County, GA

Help Sought In Finding Missing Woman

The Cartersville Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating Leah Elizabeth Penny. This disabled person was last seen on June 17th at QuikTrip on 1364 Joe Frank Harris Parkway. She is a 29-year-old white female about 5’4” and 165 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She is bipolar and suffers from [read more...]

By |2022-06-27T11:17:20-04:00June 27th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Help Sought In Finding Missing Woman

Shaw Hiring Center to Open in Cartersville, Ga.

Prospective candidates are invited to join the company at the new center. Cartersville, Ga. — June 24, 2022 — Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has announced the opening of a new hiring center in Cartersville, Ga., as the company creates a more accessible hiring process for candidates in the area. The facility will open to [read more...]

By |2022-06-24T11:48:35-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Shaw Hiring Center to Open in Cartersville, Ga.

An Acworth Woman Dies in a Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy. 61, Bartow County

An Acworth woman dies in a two-vehicle crash in White, Georgia.  According to reports with the Georgia State Patrol, on June 21, 2022, at approximately 3:48 p.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at Mahan Road.  Forty-eight-year-old, Tonya Sue Lofasso of Acworth died in the two-vehicle crash.  The preliminary investigation determined that [read more...]

By |2022-06-24T10:36:28-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on An Acworth Woman Dies in a Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy. 61, Bartow County

Latest Car Hopping Incident

Authorities suspect a black male and another male of entering four unlocked vehicles at four residences on Long Island Drive, Foley Drive, and Innis Brook Circle near Cartersville early Thursday morning. The perpetrators reportedly stole a pistol, a bookbag containing weightlifting gear, two wallets with contents, and a jar of about $40 in change.

By |2022-06-24T10:20:30-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Latest Car Hopping Incident

APD Nabs Suspect After Hit And Run

Omar Thompson A routine traffic stop turned dangerous in Adairsville on Tuesday morning.At around 6:30, an Adairsville Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a white 2015 Chevrolet Traverse traveling east on State Route 140 approaching Poplar Springs Road for traveling without valid insurance and canceled registration.As they approached Princeton Boulevard, the Traverse reportedly [read more...]

By |2022-06-24T06:31:30-04:00June 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on APD Nabs Suspect After Hit And Run

A Man Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Speaks Out

We conducted a lengthy conversation with Bartow resident Gary Wayne Nichols following this week's trial in Bartow Superior Court.  Nichols was found not guilty of numerous counts of incest, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.  Below is the audio version of that interview.

By |2022-06-23T16:13:05-04:00June 23rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on A Man Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Speaks Out

Bartow County Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent. “Even though the labor force increased in all of our regions, counties, and metropolitan service areas, job postings continue to [read more...]

By |2022-06-23T10:24:51-04:00June 23rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate