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Shots Fired At Home Near Acworth

Bartow County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Blueberry Ridge near Acworth early Sunday morning in reference to shots fired into the house. Four people were asleep inside when they heard what sounded like firecrackers. One of them stated she heard noises in the house and discovered several bullet holes on the front side [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Shots Fired At Home Near Acworth

Man Exonerated of Second Degree Vehicular Homicide

The October term of the Bartow County Grand Jury no-billed a case involving a man charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.  The Grand Jury determined that the case should not proceed to Bartow Superior Court.  Joshua Dusten Ferguson was charged following the 2018 death of 43-year-old Robert Baker.  Ferguson was driving a Cartersville garbage truck on [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Man Exonerated of Second Degree Vehicular Homicide

Mother and Son Enter Guilty Pleas in Bartow Superior Court

Donna Harris Holder Joshua Franklin Holder The defendants in an attempted murder case enter guilty pleas in Bartow Superior Court.  Fifty-two-year-old Donna Harris Holder and her son 20-year-old Joshua Franklin Holder were arrested in July of 2018, both charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Joshua Holder entered a guilty plea Monday morning and received [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Mother and Son Enter Guilty Pleas in Bartow Superior Court

Cass-Woodland to Resume Play Saturday

The Cass offense went with a steady rushing attack in its game against Woodland on Friday night, but lightning didn't let either team celebrate. Tay Calhoun capped off Cass’ opening possession with a 1-yard touchdown run to give Cass an early 7-0 lead. The drive was 67 yards in total and took Cass a mere [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Cass-Woodland to Resume Play Saturday

Adairsville Thumps Coahulla Creek

The Adairsville Tigers looked to build off their first win of 2019 and grab a region win in the process on Friday night and did just that. Adairsville defeated Coahulla Creek 35-0 to improve to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in region play. The lopsided affair started off with both teams tied for most [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Adairsville Thumps Coahulla Creek

Cartersville Defeats McNair; Game Called After Three Quarters

After a drubbing of Luella last week, the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes football team picked right back where it left off with a 51-0 win over the McNair Mustangs Friday night. Sam Phillips helped pace the Cartersville offense with three touchdown catches, all of which occurred in the first half. Phillips had touchdown receptions of 14, [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Cartersville Defeats McNair; Game Called After Three Quarters

Emergency Drill at Cartersville High Friday Morning

A medical helicopter will be landing at a Cartersville High School athletic practice field Friday morning between 9:30 and 10:00. The Cartersville Fire Department will be involved in a simulated drill with the high school medical and training staff in the event that an athlete would have to be evacuated via helicopter in case of [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Emergency Drill at Cartersville High Friday Morning

Vintage Vehicles Damaged at Shop

A slender male who is around six feet tall with sandy blonde hair is suspected of damaging ten vehicles at a shop on Lakeview Drive near Cartersville between Monday night and Tuesday night. Damages include a cracked back window of a 1937 Packard, busted side windows and a cracked front windshield of a 1957 Ford [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Vintage Vehicles Damaged at Shop

Gomez-Orgaz Sentenced in Bartow Superior Court, Child Molestation

A man found guilty of child molestation and sexual battery is sentenced in Bartow Superior court. Emmanuel Gomez-Orgaz appeared in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday morning. He received a 10-year sentence; 5 years to serve incarcerated and the remainder on probation. He was convicted of inappropriately touching a child under the age of 12 on numerous [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Gomez-Orgaz Sentenced in Bartow Superior Court, Child Molestation

Cartersville School Board Meeting Highlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Press Release: The Cartersville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, September 9, 2019. The Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance was presented by CHS JROTC students. The Character Word for the Month is Responsibility: Being accountable for what we say and do.    Having a sense of [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Cartersville School Board Meeting Highlights