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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. [...]

July 3rd, 2020|

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 [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

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 [...]

June 30th, 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 [...]

June 30th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 27th, 2020|