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COVID Cases Update (03/28)

As of 2:50 Sunday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 10,806 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bartow County, nine more than yesterday’s updated total. They also reported Bartow County had 778 hospitalizations and 200 confirmed deaths. That is no hospitalizations nor deaths since yesterday’s updated total. The public health department also reports 849,607 [...]

By |2021-03-28T15:07:15-04:00March 28th, 2021|General|Comments Off on COVID Cases Update (03/28)

COVID Cases Update (03/27)

As of 2:50 Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 10,797 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bartow County, 15 more than yesterday’s updated total. They also reported Bartow County had 778 hospitalizations and 200 confirmed deaths. That is three more hospitalizations and two deaths since yesterday’s updated total. The public health department also [...]

By |2021-03-27T15:22:06-04:00March 27th, 2021|General|Comments Off on COVID Cases Update (03/27)

Teachers and Education Personnel to Receive Bonus Payments

Today, the State Board of Education approved that Georgia provides a one-time, $1,000 bonus to every K-12 public-school teacher and other education support personnel. Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods recommended the board use federal stimulus funds for the one-time payment. The bonus is being provided to teachers and education support staff [...]

By |2021-03-25T12:03:17-04:00March 25th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Teachers and Education Personnel to Receive Bonus Payments

Missing Teen Found in Cartersville

Rebekah Bundrum A 15-year-old girl who left a Baldwin County diversion center without permission on March 16 has been located in Cartersville and is now reportedly with family members. Atmore News reports that Deanna Simpson said that her niece, Rebekah Bundrum, called relatives around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon when the news of her disappearance [...]

By |2021-03-25T06:20:16-04:00March 25th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Missing Teen Found in Cartersville

Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

The state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25th for all Georgians aged 16 and older. This expansion is due to an increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors. Along with strict compliance with basic prevention measures, vaccination will help Georgia stop the spread of COVID-19. These measures are [...]

By |2021-03-24T07:19:20-04:00March 24th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8% January 2021

  Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in January.   “In January we saw the rate drop across all regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Starting the year off strong with such a positive indicator is promising, especially as we learn to adapt [...]

By |2021-03-18T16:28:54-04:00March 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8% January 2021

Cartersville PD Nabs Murder Suspect

Zair Shakeem Simons Cartersville Police caught a murder suspect on March 16th. An officer made contact with a suspect named Zia at Morgan Square Apartment Homes on East Felton Road on an unrelated matter. When the officer asked for his name, he said it was Samir Smith. The officer took him willingly to [...]

By |2021-03-18T12:55:51-04:00March 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Cartersville PD Nabs Murder Suspect

Gun Reportedly Pointed At Bartow Resident Outside Home

A complainant stated a suspect pointed a gun at him on Wednesday. He said four male suspects pulled up in his driveway on Satterfield Drive off Pleasant Valley Road near Adairsville at around 3:00 a.m. in a gray Ford Mustang and started yelling. The complainant advised he walked out on his porch and said the [...]

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Community Support For Healthcare Workers This Friday

Through social media outlets and other forms of communication, Bartow County Emergency Management Division Chief Bruce King has organized a community support Event for Bartow County healthcare workers Friday, March 19th. Throughout the day, their personnel and others will be driving by local long-term care and assisted living facilities to show support for healthcare workers [...]

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Tuesday’s SR 293 Fatal Accident Report

We have received more information about the accident that took the life of Ralph Lowe on Tuesday morning. Emerson Police reports that Lowe was driving a 2004 Ford F-150 north on SR 293 just south of Allatoona Dam Road. The truck left the east side of the roadway. It returned spinning counterclockwise into the lane [...]

By |2021-03-17T11:13:45-04:00March 17th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Tuesday’s SR 293 Fatal Accident Report