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Bartow County Commissioner Proposes Increase in Homestead Tax Exemption

Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor is proposing an increase in the local Homestead Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption. If approved, this would result in lower property taxes for local home owners.  During his Wednesday meeting, [...]

January 8th, 2020|

Man Wanted For Kidnapping & Stalking Arrested

Julian Delmont Rockett A local man was arrested Monday afternoon after being wanted for multiple felonies for almost six months. 21-year-old Julian Delmont Rockett of Acworth was booked into the Bartow County Jail for kidnapping, [...]

January 7th, 2020|

Verdict Set Aside in Molestation Case

Bernardo Castillo Martinez was scheduled to be sentenced in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday morning.  Instead, Judge Scott Smith announced his decision to order a new trial for Martinez.  Judge Smith first outlined his respect for [...]

January 7th, 2020|

Gunman Hits Residence & Vehicles on Mac Johnson Road

A man stated he was smoking a cigarette outside his front porch on Mac Johnson Road near Cartersville Thursday night, when he was shot at. He stated a black Nissan Car was driving really slow, [...]

January 5th, 2020|

Preliminary Report on Thursday’s Fatal Accident

A local man was killed in a traffic accident in Cartersville Thursday morning. At around 7:25, 64-year-old Ricky Kilgore of Cartersville was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon east on Collins Drive. According to the Georgia [...]

January 3rd, 2020|

Lidl Backs Out of Bartow

Lidl, the German global discount supermarket chain, announced Friday it will build a regional distribution center in Covington. The announcement marks a change in direction, as it announced on June 26th, 2017 that it would [...]

January 3rd, 2020|


Hudson Pierce Ward, born at 7:56 p.m. on January 1st, was first baby delivered at hospital in 2020 Cartersville, Ga., (Jan. 2, 2020) – Hudson Pierce Ward, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long, was [...]

EMT Stabbed At Cartersville Medical Center

Hillman William Carson A Metro Atlanta EMT was stabbed in the neck with a pocket knife in Bartow County Sunday morning. He received a non-life threatening injury. The ambulance service transported 60-year-old Hillman William Carson [...]

December 30th, 2019|

Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

ATLANTA –  If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 [...]

December 27th, 2019|


Consumer fireworks will be allowed to be used between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. every day. On July 3, July 4, December 31, and January 1, the curfew on setting off fireworks [...]

December 26th, 2019|