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Dr. Mike Hobbs Named President of Georgia Highlands College

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Dr. Mike Hobbs president of Georgia Highlands College (GHC), effective July 1, 2022. Hobbs currently serves as vice president for student affairs and athletic director at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Dana Nichols, GHC’s chief academic officer and provost, [read more...]

By |2022-05-18T14:50:45-04:00May 18th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Dr. Mike Hobbs Named President of Georgia Highlands College

A high-speed chase originating in Bartow ends with fatality in Gordon County.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at approximately 7:08 p.m., Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputies were pursuing a gray Nissan Titan along Highway 53 traveling east in Gordon County. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a Bartow County Deputy utilized the PIT maneuver to end the pursuit. The Nissan Titan, driven by Joshua T. Eaker, began to [read more...]

By |2022-05-18T10:29:44-04:00May 18th, 2022|General|Comments Off on A high-speed chase originating in Bartow ends with fatality in Gordon County.

Official Report From Walmart Bomb Scare

Bartow 911 received a call from a subject stating there were two bombs inside Walmart on 101 Market Place Boulevard near Cartersville at around 2:54 Saturday afternoon. Walmart and the surrounding businesses evacuated their customers. The Walmart store manager requested to have explosive ordinance disposal K9s clear the business. The BCSO did not have an [read more...]

By |2022-05-17T12:38:38-04:00May 17th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Official Report From Walmart Bomb Scare

A Cartersville Man was Struck and Killed by a Vehicle Thursday Night. 

Forty-nine-year-old, Travis Michael Woods of Cartersville was fatally wounded in an accident that occurred at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Mission Roads.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred May 12, 2022, at 10:55 p.m.  A silver Saturn SUV and a white Ford Transit van were involved in a previous crash on [read more...]

By |2022-05-13T18:25:59-04:00May 13th, 2022|General|Comments Off on A Cartersville Man was Struck and Killed by a Vehicle Thursday Night. 

Lewis disqualified from State Senate race

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has moved to disqualify District 52 State Senate candidate Jeff Lewis from the race.   The decision came less than 24 hours after Georgia Administrative Court Judge Charles R Beaudrot recommended Lewis’s candidacy be invalidated. Beaudrot wrote that Lewis had not made the correct filings with respect to his campaign [read more...]

By |2022-05-13T13:50:09-04:00May 13th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Lewis disqualified from State Senate race

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Child Molestation Case

A local jury finds an Adairsville man guilty of two counts of child molestation.  Thirty-two-year-old,  Jesse Allen Maestrey of Rydal was arrested in 2018 and charged with two counts of child molestation.  The incidents occurred on June 15th and 16th, 2018.  According to the indictment and the arrest warrant, Maestry committed the immoral and indecent [read more...]

By |2022-05-12T11:48:58-04:00May 12th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict in Child Molestation Case

Bartow’s early voting turnout exceeds expectations

The second week of early voting for the May primary is underway in Bartow County, and voters are taking advantage of the opportunity. On Wednesday afternoon, Bartow County Elections Supervisor Joseph Kirk told WBHF that early turnout has exceeded his expectations and previous years’ tallies.   "We've had - as of about 1:30 p.m. today [read more...]

By |2022-05-11T16:11:08-04:00May 11th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Bartow’s early voting turnout exceeds expectations

College Dreams Thrive Despite Expense of Higher Education

Cartersville student, Anysia Boozer is one of just 20 scholars nationally who will be honored with a 2022 Dream Award scholarship, at a dinner and award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 16. The Dream Award is given to students who have overcome challenges to fulfill their college dreams. It’s an annual award program of [read more...]

By |2022-05-10T11:13:37-04:00May 10th, 2022|General|Comments Off on College Dreams Thrive Despite Expense of Higher Education

Freepoint Eco-Systems lands solid waste recycling agreement with Bartow County, Georgia

May 3, 2022 From Waste Today Magazine The company will spend the next two years building a $40 million recycling facility at a county-owned landfill to recycle plastic, metal and cardboard. Freepoint Eco-Systems LLC, Houston, and The Bartow County Resource Recovery Development Authority (RRDA), Georgia, have agreed to a 20-year municipal solid waste recycling contract. [read more...]

By |2022-05-04T16:35:51-04:00May 4th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Freepoint Eco-Systems lands solid waste recycling agreement with Bartow County, Georgia