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Bartow County Commissioner Proposes Increase in Homestead Tax Exemption

Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor is proposing an increase in the local Homestead Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption. If approved, this would result in lower property taxes for local home owners.  During his Wednesday meeting, Commissioner Taylor proposed legislation that would increase the homestead exemption from $5,000 to $10,000. The proposal must be approved by [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Commissioner Proposes Increase in Homestead Tax Exemption

Man Wanted For Kidnapping & Stalking Arrested

Julian Delmont Rockett A local man was arrested Monday afternoon after being wanted for multiple felonies for almost six months. 21-year-old Julian Delmont Rockett of Acworth was booked into the Bartow County Jail for kidnapping, aggravated stalking, burglary, two counts of felony terroristic threats and acts, and misdemeanor failure to appear. A complainant advised that [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Man Wanted For Kidnapping & Stalking Arrested

Verdict Set Aside in Molestation Case

Bernardo Castillo Martinez was scheduled to be sentenced in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday morning.  Instead, Judge Scott Smith announced his decision to order a new trial for Martinez.  Judge Smith first outlined his respect for juries and the Judicial System.  He said in his many years as a jurist, he has never taken this action.  [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Verdict Set Aside in Molestation Case

Gunman Hits Residence & Vehicles on Mac Johnson Road

A man stated he was smoking a cigarette outside his front porch on Mac Johnson Road near Cartersville Thursday night, when he was shot at. He stated a black Nissan Car was driving really slow, when an unknown male yelled "Happy New Year ****** *****" and fired four shots. The hood of one of the [...]

By |January 5th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Gunman Hits Residence & Vehicles on Mac Johnson Road

Preliminary Report on Thursday’s Fatal Accident

A local man was killed in a traffic accident in Cartersville Thursday morning. At around 7:25, 64-year-old Ricky Kilgore of Cartersville was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon east on Collins Drive. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Kilgore tried to make a right turn onto Joe Frank Harris Parkway when a 2015 Dodge Ram, driven [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Preliminary Report on Thursday’s Fatal Accident

Lidl Backs Out of Bartow

Lidl, the German global discount supermarket chain, announced Friday it will build a regional distribution center in Covington. The announcement marks a change in direction, as it announced on June 26th, 2017 that it would open a distribution center and regional headquarters in Phase Two of the Highland 75 Industrial Park in Bartow County. Lidl [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Lidl Backs Out of Bartow

EMT Stabbed At Cartersville Medical Center

Hillman William Carson A Metro Atlanta EMT was stabbed in the neck with a pocket knife in Bartow County Sunday morning. He received a non-life threatening injury. The ambulance service transported 60-year-old Hillman William Carson of Kingston to Cartersville Medical Center for a mental evaluation. Cartersville Police followed the ambulance to the hospital due to [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on EMT Stabbed At Cartersville Medical Center

Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

ATLANTA –  If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed more than 200 hospitalizations [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

COMMISSIONER KING URGES CAUTION WHEN USING FIREWORKS

Consumer fireworks will be allowed to be used between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. every day. On July 3, July 4, December 31, and January 1, the curfew on setting off fireworks extends to 11:59 p.m. On January 1st the time extends from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. ATLANTA – As the [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|General|Comments Off on COMMISSIONER KING URGES CAUTION WHEN USING FIREWORKS

CARTERSVILLE URGENT CARE TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION

New Location to Include Occupational Health Services Cartersville, GA; December 20, 2019 – Cartersville Urgent Care will open a second location in early 2020 at 11 Charley Harper Drive, Suite 100 (between Old Mill Road and West Avenue). In addition to urgent care services, the new location will provide occupational health services. This service line [...]

By |December 20th, 2019|General|Comments Off on CARTERSVILLE URGENT CARE TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION