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Local Man’s Body Found in Floyd County

A body found from a creek in Floyd County on Sunday night was identified as a local man. Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor confirmed that the body pulled in from a creek in Coosa was that of 36-year-old Kenneth Sprayberry, who had not been seen in a week. A property owner was walking the area [...]

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COVID Cases Update

As of 6:30 p.m., the Georgia Department of Public Health reports 4,117 total COVID-19 Confirmed Cases, 137 of those in Bartow County. Bartow County has now dropped to 6th in overall cases behind Fulton, Dougherty, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. Out of the total cases, 21.5 percent were hospitalized and 3 percent resulted in deaths. [...]

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Covid 19 Reported at a Bartow Long Term Care Facility

An area nursing home notifies families of a confirmed case of COVID-19. WBHF reached out to Townsend Park for comment. Amy Able handles communication for Townsend Park. Able told WBHF an associate was tested and diagnosed positive with their physician. Townsend Park is screening associates prior to clock in, to help prevent the spread of [...]

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Cartersville Man Charged With Murder Sunday

Deputies responded to 704 Sugar Valley Road at 1:10 AM Sunday morning in reference to multiple gunshot wounds. While responding, the BCSO was informed that a male had been shot three times, and another male had been shot in the back. Upon arrival, a female and male, later identified as Gary Posey, were standing in [...]

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Updated COVID-19 Numbers

As of seven p.m. Monday, the Georgia Department of Public Health has announced a total of 3,028 COVID-19 Confirmed Cases statewide, 125 of those in Bartow County. Bartow County has had the sixth highest number of cases, behind Fulton, DeKalb, Dougherty, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. Out of the statewide total of COVID-19 confirmed cases, over [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Cargo Stolen From Beer Trucks on Consecutive Days

A second cargo theft from a beer truck in two days occurred at TA on Cassville White Road near Cartersville early Friday morning. A truck driver was awoken by his truck shaking. He witnessed a white U-Haul box truck parked beside him and two white males in his trailer. When he yelled at them, they [...]

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Man Arrested After Tense Terroristic Situation

John James Ford A tense terroristic incident was resolved without injury early Saturday morning. A woman ran to a neighboring residence on Penny Court near Cartersville because she said her husband, 61-year-old John James Ford, had a handgun and told her that he was going to kill her. She also said if she called law [...]

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Toyo to Suspend Production at U.S. Plant (White, GA)

SUPPLIERS Posted by Modern Tire Dealer.com on March 30, 2020 Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. will temporarily suspend operations at its tire manufacturing plant in White, Ga., “due to the global impact of COVID-19 on markets.” Phase-down of production has already begun and will be completed over the next few days. Toyo anticipates the [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Suspected in The Death of Five People

We have new information about the discovery of five deceased individuals found Sunday.  According to a press release from the Bartow County’s Sheriff’s Office, five people were found dead at the Stonehaven Falls Apartments Sunday afternoon.  The names and causes of death have not been released. WBHF was able to confirm that carbon monoxide poisoning [...]

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Man Found Shot in Sugar Valley Home

First responders found the body of 50-year-old Eric Martin inside of a Sugar Valley home located on the 700-block on Sunday morning. On Sunday evening, the Bartow County Sheriff's Office arrested Gary Posey, an individual who lives at 704 Sugar Valley Road, for murder under the family violence act with a firearm, and possession of [...]

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