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Bartow Fire Crews Rescue a Man from a 20-foot Storm Culvert

According to reports, on Friday, August 5, 2022, at approximately 10:49 p.m., Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to what was originally dispatched as a public assist.  Upon arrival, crews were met by Bartow County Sheriff’s Office units and learned that a man had fallen 20 feet down a storm drain.  BCFES Squad [read more...]

By |2022-08-09T15:23:40-04:00August 9th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow Fire Crews Rescue a Man from a 20-foot Storm Culvert

Update on Sunday’s Fatal Crash on U.S. 411

We have learned that the child that died in the fatal crash on U.S. 411 near Industrial Park Road on Sunday afternoon was 2-year-old Cairo Jackson of Rockmart. A grey Dodge Avenger was traveling south beyond Industrial Park Road in Cartersville. Four vehicles were traveling north on U.S. 411, approaching the Avenger. The driver of [read more...]

By |2022-08-05T04:23:14-04:00August 5th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Update on Sunday’s Fatal Crash on U.S. 411

DPH Debuts Kiosks for COVID-19 PCR Testing

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit that includes a nasal [read more...]

By |2022-08-04T09:53:59-04:00August 4th, 2022|General|Comments Off on DPH Debuts Kiosks for COVID-19 PCR Testing

Man Shot Near Acworth

A man was shot outside a residence on Hall Street north of Acworth on Friday afternoon. The victim said he went to talk to his estranged wife when the suspect told him to leave. The victim allegedly asked, “are you going to pull your little gun out.” When the suspect reportedly pulled his gun out, [read more...]

By |2022-08-01T13:37:08-04:00August 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Man Shot Near Acworth

One Year Later: How Joining Piedmont Has Enhanced Healthcare In Bartow County

Hospital’s achievements include expansion plans, quality awards Cartersville (Aug. 1, 2022) — Today Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center celebrates one year of service to the community — a year that includes many accomplishments — as a member of the Piedmont system. Before joining Piedmont on Aug. 1, 2021, Piedmont Cartersville operated as Cartersville Medical Center, owned [read more...]

By |2022-08-01T13:17:29-04:00August 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on One Year Later: How Joining Piedmont Has Enhanced Healthcare In Bartow County

Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services Responded to Multiple Structure Fires Over the Weekend Due to Lightning Strikes.

Multiple Structure Fires Due to Lightning   July 29th, 2022 Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 26 Cumberland Rd. in Emerson at 11:34 pm. Upon arrival, the homeowner advised that lightning had struck the residence. BCFES personnel checked the residence and isolated the issue with only minor [read more...]

By |2022-08-01T11:31:44-04:00August 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services Responded to Multiple Structure Fires Over the Weekend Due to Lightning Strikes.

Accident That Shut Down U.S. 411 Sunday Was Fatal

An accident that shut down all lanes on U.S. 411 near Industrial Park Road on Sunday afternoon was fatal. At 06:26, Georgia State Patrol troopers went to a 5-car collision. A preliminary report states that a grey Dodge Avenger was traveling south beyond Industrial Park Road in Cartersville. Four vehicles were traveling north on U.S. [read more...]

By |2022-08-01T11:46:51-04:00August 1st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Accident That Shut Down U.S. 411 Sunday Was Fatal

Bartow County Sees Rise in June Unemployment Rate

  Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of three percent in June, up five-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was four percent.   “While the seasonally adjusted state unemployment rate went down in June, it is important to note that local [read more...]

By |2022-07-28T09:48:56-04:00July 28th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Sees Rise in June Unemployment Rate

Official Update on North Georgia Tire Services Fire from BC Emergency Services

On July 23, 2022, at approximately 10:40 p.m., BCFES was dispatched to 161 Criss Black Rd., North GA Tire Services, in reference to a commercial structure fire.  The initial caller reported the building was approximately 50% involved, fire through the roof, and several explosions were reported. BCFES arrived on scene to find a comm structure [read more...]

By |2022-07-25T13:57:21-04:00July 25th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Official Update on North Georgia Tire Services Fire from BC Emergency Services