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Terry Lee Eggert Discusses Thompson, Senior Tax Exemption

A lot of talk has surrounded Bartow County in the last week concerning House Bill 655, which concerns senior tax exemption. The bill was not passed and therefore will not be on the ballot in November for county citizens. WBHF's Earnestine Young-Jones spoke with Bartow County School Board member Terry Lee Eggert about State Senator [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Terry Lee Eggert Discusses Thompson, Senior Tax Exemption

State Legislators Discuss Senior School Tax Exemption

Cartersville property owners will decide a referendum on a School Tax Exemption for seniors in November. The legislative session ended without an agreement on legislation for Bartow property owners. State Senator Bruce Thompson spoke about the issue on WBHF Saturday morning. We also have statements from Representatives Mitchell Scoggins and Matthew Gambill expressing their disappointment [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|General|Comments Off on State Legislators Discuss Senior School Tax Exemption

Wellmade Flooring Expands Operations, Invests $35 Million in Bartow Co.

JUNE 26, 2020 Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that U.S.-based Wellmade Flooring will invest more than $35 million in expanding its manufacturing facilities to Bartow County, delivering 240 jobs to the area. Internationally known, Wellmade specializes in the design, production, and distribution of hard surface flooring collections. “It’s a pleasure to welcome [...]

By |June 26th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Wellmade Flooring Expands Operations, Invests $35 Million in Bartow Co.

Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7% in May

Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in May. Due to the effects of COVID-19, all regions and counties continue to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike.   “The fact that almost every single monthly indicator in May’s [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7% in May

Missouri Woman Killed in Emerson, GA Train Accident

The crash occurred around 9:17 a.m. when a CSX train struck a semi-truck on the tracks at the Gaston Westbrook Avenue crossing. Truck driver, fifty-eight-year-old Vicky Morris of Missouri was fatally injured in the crash.  CSX officials say there were no reported injuries to the train crew.  As of 4 p.m.  Wednesday, the roads were [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Missouri Woman Killed in Emerson, GA Train Accident

Acworth Man Sentenced on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

Adam Jeffery McElyeaPhoto from Georgia Gazette An Acworth man charged with more than 13 counts of sexual exploitation of children receives a 15 year sentence.  Adam Jeffery McElyea of Mountain Ridge SE, Acworth was booked into the Bartow County Jail on December 23rd, 2019.  He entered the plea before Judge Suzanne Smith Tuesday.  According to [...]

By |June 23rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Acworth Man Sentenced on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

LEADER OF WIDESPREAD PRISON-BASED DRUG CONSPIRACY ADMITS GUILT, JOINING 17 OTHERS INCLUDING A CARTERSVILLE MAN

From the Press Release: During the course of the investigation, agents learned that a network of prison inmates was using contraband cell phones to broker drug transactions throughout the Atlanta area, including arranging to receive drug shipments from out of state and from Mexico.  Forty-eight year old, Marvin Gaye Banks of Cartersville is listed with [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on LEADER OF WIDESPREAD PRISON-BASED DRUG CONSPIRACY ADMITS GUILT, JOINING 17 OTHERS INCLUDING A CARTERSVILLE MAN

BCSO Mourns Deputy

It is with great sadness and heartache that the Bartow County Sheriff's Office reports the loss of Deputy Matt Aliberti (age 39). He passed away at home Monday morning due to medical issues. Deputy Aliberti served in the Army for six years before joining the Sheriff’s Office in 2016. Deputy Aliberti was a K-9 patrol [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on BCSO Mourns Deputy

Suspects Arrested After Being Assaulted

Dispatch sent a Bartow County deputy to a residence on Sioux Road near Cartersville Thursday at around 10:22 p.m. about a dispute that later revealed a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with both suspects (Cartersville residents 21-year-old Christopher Lamark Christian and 18-year-old Rhianna Joyce Cole) on the front porch. Christopher stated two white [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Suspects Arrested After Being Assaulted

Body of New Jersey Man Recovered in Lake Allatoona

We now know more about a drowning that occurred on Lake Allatoona Sunday.  Monday morning, rescue officials located the body of 36-year-old Charles Feaster of New Jersey.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 21st, Game Wardens responded to a drowning call on Allatoona Lake near the Webster Ferry Landing. According to the Department of Natural [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Body of New Jersey Man Recovered in Lake Allatoona