Local News


A Man Charged in a Fatal Crash is Indicted by the Bartow County Grand Jury.

Rex Scott Cruce of Alabama was booked into the Bartow County Jail November 11, 2018.  According to the jail docket, forty-seven-year-old, Rex Scott Cruce was indicted on the following charges: four counts of first-degree vehicular [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Furniture Upholstery Workshop Offered at the Bartow History Museum

Speaker Jamika Smith Press Release: April 3, 2019 - Cartersville, GA – Want to learn more about the history and skills of furniture upholstering? Join us April 20th from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for [...]

April 12th, 2019|


Press Release: Cartersville, GA; April 9, 2019 – Right now, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. April is [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Presents 84 Students with Scholarships

Five of the award recipients were from Bartow County: Aimee Abernathy AAUW of Cobb County Scholarship Samuel Maina C&W Services Industrial Maintenance Annual Scholarship Simrendeep Purewal Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Endowed Scholarship Matthew Wright Suggs Endowed [...]

April 12th, 2019|

HB 643 Not Passed In Senate

House Bill 643, also known as the Senior School Tax Exemption Bill in Bartow County, did not pass through the Senate on Tuesday night. WBHF spoke to Senator Bruce Thompson who said that the first [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

UPDATE: Missing Girl Found

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday afternoon that a missing Cartersville girl was found safe and returned to her family. Sarah Wigington, who was located in Villa Rica, has been returned to her [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

Local Law Enforcement Involved in Tuesday Standoff

A suspect who had threatened to kill law enforecement was apprehended by the Cartersville Police Department Tuesday evening after a standoff. A countywide BOLO was received from the Kennesaw Police Department in reference to a [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

City of White to Close Portion of Richards Road

The White City Council decided to close a portion of Richards Road during a meeting at City Hall Monday night. That portion is in between Old Tennessee Road and U.S. 411. The reason is the [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Press Release: Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

On March 8, 2019, the Cartersville Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the Ameri-Mart, 1153 Burnt Hickory Road.  Later that same day, Cartersville Police Investigators arrested Louis Cotto for his involvement in the [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Cartersville Man Charged with Sex Crimes

Michael Brandon Elrod Bartow County deputies arrested Michael Brandon Elrod of Cartersville and booked him into the jail on Tuesday night for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Elrod had warrants from March [...]

March 29th, 2019|