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COVID Cases Update (07/04)

As of 2:50 Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health has reported 765 COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Bartow County, which is 19 more than yesterday. They also reported Bartow County had 160 hospitalizations, with 42 deaths. That is one hospitalization since yesterday and no deaths since June 27th. The link for more specifics is [...]

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Local Senator Named To National Advisory Board

Bruce Thompson The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed local state senator Bruce Thompson to the National Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board Wednesday. The SBDC Advisory Board is appointed to advise, counsel, and confer with the Associate Administrator of the Office of Small Business Development Centers in carrying out the SBDC program under Section 21 [...]

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COVID Cases Update

As of 3:22 Friday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports Bartow County saw an increase of 19 COVID-19 confirmed cases, which brings the county’s total to 746 cases since testing began in March. Out of those confirmed cases, Bartow County has had 159 hospitalizations, with 42 total deaths. That is one hospitalization since [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on COVID Cases Update

Covid 19 Numbers Heading in the Wrong Direction for Bartow and Northwest GA Health District

Statement on COVID-19 from Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District ROME, GA: Two weeks of increases in COVID-19 cases in the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District point to a concerning sign that our community is moving in the wrong direction to [...]

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Cartersville School Board Meeting Notes: 06/29/2020

Media Release: Spending Resolution The Board approved a resolution to authorize the superintendent to expend funds from all sources for the month of July, 2020.  This resolution was necessary because of the delayed June budget process in the state legislative session due to the Covid-19 virus. SPLOST Resolution The Board approved a resolution declaring the [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Cartersville School Board Meeting Notes: 06/29/2020

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Jump 8 Cents

GEORGIAAVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON$2.00 (+ 8¢) Press Release ATLANTA, GA., (June 29, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than last month, and 52 cents less than this time last year. It [...]

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Status of Upcoming Local School Year

Are local schools going to reopen? When are they going to reopen? What is school going to look like? The Cartersville and Bartow County school boards discussed those very questions in meetings at the Cartersville High gymnasium and Bartow Schools central office respectively on Monday. The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public [...]

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State Senator Chuck Hufstetler Shares Concerns on Impact of Proposed Senior Tax Exemption

State Senator, Chuck Hufstetler All members of Bartow’s Legislative Delegation say they signed off on legislation that would allow Bartow residents to vote on a Senior Tax Exemption in November.  However, the legislation did not make it out of the Senate before the session ended last week.  WBHF spoke with State Senator Chuck Hufstetler.  The [...]

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Grandma Jailed After Reportedly Trying To Shoot Someone

Carroll Yvonne Taylor 56-year-old Carroll Yvonne Taylor was booked into the county jail Sunday morning for aggravated assault involving the use of a firearm, family violence simple battery, cruelty to a child in the third degree, and criminal trespass damage to property in connection to an incident which allegedly occurred at her apartment on Evergreen [...]

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Arrest Made in Crump Road Murder

David Aaron Turner One person is dead and another wounded following a shooting that occurred Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 31 Crump Road, Cartersville.  Clara Ashworth was killed and David Bagley was wounded.  A family member, David Turner was arrested and charged with murder.    Around 6:10 p.m., emergency crews began receiving calls of shots fired.  [...]

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