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Cartersville Museums Set To Reopen June 13th

Georgia Museums Incorporated is pleased to announce the reopening of its family of museums, which include Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and Tellus Science Museum. Museum members will get priority visitation to the reopened museums beginning Saturday, June 13th and lasting through Friday, June 19th. The museums will open to the general public [...]

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Acworth Man Booked for Child Molestation

Kevin Ricardo McQueen Bartow County deputies arrested 52-year-old Kevin Ricardo McQueen of Acworth and booked him into the jail Monday afternoon for an aggravated child molestation warrant from May 27th.

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BCSO Makes Child Porn Arrest

David Lee “Brian” Phillips According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Homeland Security Agents executed a search warrant at a residence in Adairsville on Tuesday after both agencies received several leads of possession/distribution of child sexual abuse material. After a thorough investigation, 29-year-old David Lee “Brian” Phillips of Adairsville was [...]

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GSP Investigating Saturday Accident

One individual was transported to the hospital on Saturday following a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a truck. According to information received by the Georgia State Patrol, the post is investigating the crash. The information obtained by WBHF states that a motorcycle was at a stop sign on Georgia State Route 293 (Cassville Road). [...]

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Aquafil USA Closed Over Weekend Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

WBHF had heard rumblings of a COVID-19 outbreak at a local Cartersville Plant. Aquafil USA, located at 1 Aquafil Drive in Cartersville, shut down its plant on Friday evening after having a couple of employees test positive for the coronavirus last week. WBHF spoke to Caitlin Jacobs, a recruiter at Aquafil who is assisting with [...]

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COVID Cases Update (06/02)

As of 7:00 Monday night, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 481 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bartow County. Out of the 481 confirmed cases, Bartow has had 136 hospitalizations with 38 total deaths. The link for more specifics can be found at: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

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Woman Accused of Abusing Grandmother with Dementia

Tonya Lynn Casey A Bartow County deputy arrested 35-year-old Tonya Lynn Casey at her residence on School Street near Kingston Friday night for battery against a person who is 65 years of age or older, cruelty to a child in the third degree, and exploitation and intimidation of an elder person. Casey is accused of [...]

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Acworth Man Accused of Sexual Offenses

Christopher Austin Neil Ringwalt A Bartow County deputy arrested 23-year-old Christopher Austin Neil Ringwalt at his residence on Summerset Court near Acworth Friday afternoon on Jackson County warrants for aggravated sodomy, statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated child molestation.

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Georgia Power customers to see $21 reduction on June bills

Getty Images One-time credit of $11.29 and fuel cost reduction of $10.26 combine for early summer savings Press Release: ATLANTA – June 1, 2020 – Georgia Power today announced that the typical residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours will receive an $11.29 credit on their June Georgia Power bill. This reflects implementation of a one-time $51.5 [...]

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Cartersville Teen Receives 20 Sentence for His Role in Botched Robbery and Assault

A Cartersville teen enters a guilty plea to aggravated assault.   Seventeen-year-old Austin Lee McCorkle entered the plea before Judge Suzanne Smith via Zoom Monday morning.  McCorkle received a sentence of twenty years; two to serve incarcerated and the remainder on probation.  He must pay $1,000 in fines, $350 in fees, and perform 250 hours of [...]

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