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Circle of Advancement’s toy drive benefits kids in Bartow and Kentucky

   Local nonprofit Circle of Advancement collected hundreds of toys this holiday season, and co-founder Silken Solomon said some of these will be sent to children in Kentucky who are still recovering from the recent tornado [read more...]

December 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Bartow County Sees an All-Time Low Unemployment Rate

  Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 1.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 4.6 [read more...]

December 23rd, 2021|

Georgia Power employees from Plant Bowen, Cartersville help restore the Black Pioneer Cemetery in Euharlee  

Monday, December 6, 2021 – Employees from Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen have worked tirelessly at the restoration of the Black Pioneer Cemetery in Euharlee. They started a few years back to restore the walking paths [read more...]

December 7th, 2021|

Two Perish In House Fire

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed with WBHF that 24-year-old Taylor Hammond and 14-month-old Lennon Hammond perished in a home fire early Sunday morning. Cartersville Fire Battalion Chief Hagen Champion said that CFD and CPD [read more...]

December 6th, 2021|

Murder Suspect Booked Into Bartow County Jail

Cory James Slaughter Bartow County deputies booked 29-year-old Cory James Slaughter of Mableton into the jail on Thursday night for murder. At about 4:07 Thursday afternoon, Bartow County E911 responded to a domestic [read more...]

December 3rd, 2021|

Levi’s Call Subject Found In Good Health

The Paulding County E911 Center notified the BCSO that Levi’s Call subject Cataleya Marie Buttram had been located and reunited with her mother and was in good health. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation activated Levi’s [read more...]

December 2nd, 2021|

Abducted Girl Found Safe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicted at around 7:15 this morning that they found Cataleya Marie Buttram safe and unharmed. The GBI activated Levi's Call last night on behalf of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. [read more...]

December 2nd, 2021|

Bartow County Man Abducted Child

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation activated Levi's Call on behalf of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. The subject is Cataleya Marie Buttram, a mixed female two years of age. She has brown eyes and brown [read more...]

December 2nd, 2021|

Man Busted For Allegedly Selling Cocaine

Ernesto Javier Murillo Betancourt Cartersville Police arrested 27-year-old Ernesto Javier Murillo Betancourt of Cartersville outside of The Local Bar and Grill early Sunday morning for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and obstructing [read more...]

November 30th, 2021|

BBB Tip: Shop safely on Cyber Monday

ATLANTA —  The Monday following Black Friday, known as Cyber Monday, has become one of the top shopping days of the year. But like so much else in 2021, not all deals will be just [read more...]

November 29th, 2021|

Environmental advocates say plans to close Bartow County ash pond could contaminate groundwater

This story was originally covered on WBHF Radio airwaves.       The Georgia Environmental Protection Division heard many speakers during a recent virtual public hearing, and nearly all of them had the same message: Georgia Power [read more...]

November 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |