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Excel Christian Academy Names Dr. Randy Ford as New Headmaster

Press Release: The Board of Directors at Excel Christian Academy has named Dr. Randolph (Randy) Ford as its new Headmaster, to lead the school. Dr. Ford will assume all campus executive administrative responsibilities as we [...]

July 16th, 2020|

Unemployment Rate Drops in June

July 16, 2020 Press Release: ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the unemployment rate decreased in June to 7.6 percent, 3.5 percentage points lower than the national rate of 11.1 percent.   [...]

July 16th, 2020|

Bartow Schools Reopening Update

The Bartow County School System has released an updated reopening resource guide. The BCSS based the new information on current recommendations from the Georgia Departments of Education and Public Health and subject to change. The [...]

July 14th, 2020|

Bartow Transit Closes for Another Week Due to COVID 19

The Bartow County Transit Department will remain closed through Friday, July 24th.  Bartow County issued a press release Tuesday, notifying the public the Transit Department would remain closed the week of July 20th through July [...]

July 14th, 2020|

Cartersville Schools To Delay Reopening

At a school board meeting at the high school auditorium Monday night, Superintendent Marc Feuerbach announced his intention to recommend delaying the reopening of schools to students by a week or week-and-a-half. The primary reason [...]

July 13th, 2020|

Updates To Schools Reopening Plans

The Georgia Department of Education released an updated version of its reopening guidance for schools today on the link below. https://www.georgiainsights.com/uploads/1/2/2/2/122221993/georgias_path_to_recovery_for_k-12_schools_--_v7-13-2020.pdf. The Georgia Department of Public Health requested these updates to the plan, which better [...]

July 13th, 2020|

Bartow Transit Closed Week of July 13-17 – Four Employees Test Positive for COVID

Bartow County announces its Transit Department will be closed the week of July 13 to July 17.  Four department employees have tested positive for COVID-19.  All employees have been tested and we are awaiting results [...]

July 10th, 2020|

Public Health Announces New COVID-19 testing Days/Hours.

Press Release: ROME, GA:  The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available [...]

July 9th, 2020|

Bartow School Board Expresses Dismay Over Remarks

On Wednesday night, the Bartow County Board of Education unanimously approved a statement expressing dismay over remarks made by board member Terry Lee Eggert on social media regarding protesters and demonstrators following the death of [...]

July 8th, 2020|

Life-Saving Measures Performed on Man in Motorcycle Accident

Law enforcement officials perform life-saving measures on a man with serious injuries from a motorcycle accident Sunday.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred, on July 5, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m.  A [...]

July 8th, 2020|