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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. [...]

June 26th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 25th, 2020|

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.  [...]

June 24th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 23rd, 2020|


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 [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

Senior Tax Exemption Passes for Cartersville, What’s Happens with County?

On Friday, the house approved Senate Bill 490 by a 156-to-1 vote, which means it will be on the ballot this Fall. The bill amends an Act to provide a homestead exemption from certain City [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

COVID-19 Update: June 21st

As of 2:50 Sunday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health reports Bartow County saw an increase of nine COVID-19 confirmed cases, which brings the county's total to 596 cases since testing began in March. [...]

June 21st, 2020|