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Bus Tour to Chickamauga Battlefield

Dr. Keith Hebert, Bartow native and Auburn University History Professor Cartersville, GA – August 19, 2019 – Jump on the bus and join the Bartow History Museum for our next historic bus tour excursion! This [...]

August 19th, 2019|

JURY SCAM ALERT: Do Not Pay Callers Who Say You Failed to Appear for Jury Duty

Friday, August 9, 2019 Press Release Residents of the Northern District of Georgia continue to receive fraudulent phone calls claiming that the victim failed to appear for jury duty in federal court. The scammer tells [...]

August 19th, 2019|

Bartow History Museum vertical file records from 1850 to 1929 now freely available online

Press Release: ATHENS, Ga. -- The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Bartow History Museum vertical file record collection at dlg.usg.edu/collection/barhm_bhmvf. The collection, which belongs to the Bartow [...]

August 14th, 2019|

BCSO Deputy Arrested and Terminated

Brison Chancez Strickland Kristen Paige Smith A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in an off-duty disturbance has been terminated and arrested. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, former deputy Brison Strickland, 28, became involved in [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Cartersville Board of Education Meeting Highlights

August 12, 2019 The Cartersville Board of Education met in regular session on August 12, 2019. The Character Word of the Month is RESPECT:  Showing high regard for authority, other people, the environment, self, and [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Man Found Guilty of Murder in the Second Degree

Jerry Wayne Bagley charged with causing the death of his 11-week old daughter was found guilty of second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children. He was found not guilty of malice murder, felony murder, first-degree [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Cartersville City Schools Named in Top 10 Best School Districts

Press Release: CARTERSVILLE, Ga., August 8, 2019 – Cartersville City Schools ranked number 10 out of 183 school districts according to Niche’s 2020 Best School Districts in Georgia. Niche considers a number of factors including [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Hosts Election Security Experts from Around the Country

Joseph Kirk, Bartow County Elections (ATLANTA) – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger hosted a roundtable on election security alongside David Becker, founder and executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research. Joined at the [...]

August 7th, 2019|

Cartersville School Board Meeting Highlights

Cartersville Board of Education met for a Called Board Meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019. The following personnel recommendations were approved: Resignations: -Leighanne Young, CPS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective August 1, 2019. -Lynne Payne, [...]

August 6th, 2019|

Murder Case Begins in Bartow Superior Court

Jerry Wayne Bagley, Jr. Jury selection began early Monday morning for a murder case involving a Cartersville man.  Twenty-two year-old Jerry Wayne Bagley, Jr. was arrested in April 2017 and charged with causing the death [...]

August 5th, 2019|