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Police Statement on School Threat

On April 18, 2019 a threatening anonymous call was recieved by school officials during school hours. All city schools where placed in a lockdown status, in an abundance of caution though no tangible threat exsisted.  Within minutes, multiple agencies responded to each school and assisted with perimeter searches and observation duties ensuring the safest environment [...]

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Man Charged in Bartow for Sexual Offenses

Kentrell Damon Bivens Sr. Bartow County deputies arrested Kentrell Bivens Senior of College Park and booked him into the jail on Tuesday afternoon for rape and warrants from October 8th 2008: two for child molestation and one for felony enticing a child for indecent purposes. There is no further information at this time.

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Chick-fil-A to Build First Distribution Center in Bartow CountyAtlanta, GA –

Press Release: Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Chick-fil-A, among the nation’s top quick-service restaurant chains, will begin construction on the chain’s first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville that will create up to 300 jobs.“Today is an exciting day as we announce that Chick-fil-A – one of our state’s most successful companies and a [...]

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Charges are Pending Against the Man Involved in Monday’s Fatal Car Crash.

Officials with the Georgia State Patrol say they are waiting on alcohol and blood level reports before saying more about the accident that claimed the life of a Cartersville woman.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by Eric James Hunter of Cartersville was traveling south on Highway 41.  The vehicle [...]

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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 [...]

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Fatal Two-Car Collision Highway 41, Monday Afternoon

A two-vehicle accident claims the life of a Cartersville woman. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by Eric James of Cartersville was traveling south on Highway 41 around 1 p.m. Meanwhile, a 2004 Jeep Liberty driven by 52-year-old Denise Strickland of Cartersville, was traveling in the northbound lane. The Fusion [...]

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Woodland HS Principal Wes Dickey To Take Same Position at South Central MS

Wes Dickey The Bartow County Board of Education has approved the certified employee transfer of Dr. Wes Dickey from Woodland High School to be the principal next year of South Central Middle School at their business meeting at their central office on Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page stated that he was so excited that [...]

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Georgia Highlands College to host Career and Job Fair for students and the community in Rome

Press Release: Georgia Highlands College will be hosting its annual Career and Job Fair on the Floyd Campus on April 17th from 10AM to 2PM. The event is free and open to the public. Employers from across Northwest Georgia will be available to discuss full-time and part-time positions, as well as internship opportunities. Attendees can [...]

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Local Artist Wins National Competition

Cartersville Artist, Jodeen Brown's watercolor “Freedom Achieved” won 1st Place National in the 2018-2019 American Heritage Contest. Commissioner Steve Taylor and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini recently recognized Brown with a proclamation signing. The painting will be on display in the nation’s Capitol at NSDAR headquarters during the 128th Continental Congress, June 26-30th.

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Two Accidents on U.S. 41; One Required Life Flights

Two accidents occurred in two different sections of Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville at around 1:00 Monday afternoon. The most severe appears to be one that occurred in front of Terry Reid Hyundai between Zena Drive and Collins Drive. It involved entrapment and two air life helicopters. The helicopters landed in an area between [...]

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