For a team of Bartow County volunteers, the thought of students not having enough food to eat on the weekends is unacceptable.
Seven years after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and reducing the capitol city of Port-au-Prince to rubble, that city’s mayor came to Cartersville seeking help.
Before getting down to the business at hand, Adairsville Mayor Ken Carson asked the city council members and the audience to remember all the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, noting that “it’s them today, but it could be us tomorrow.”
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people and a third is expected in connection with an ongoing murder investigation involving a 74-year-old Cartersville man.
After spending a leisurely week tearing through the tropics, Irma, the much-feared category 5 hurricane with its devastating 185 miles-per-hour winds, roared ashore in Naples, Florida, Sunday and made a beeline up the peninsula, arriving in Cartersville late Monday evening, a mere whisper of its former self.
All systems are go for Bartow municipalities and certain businesses during Hurricane Irma, and the county is making adjustments to the early-week status quo.
For those old enough to remember them, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, are forever etched into their minds.
A who’s who of Bartow County public officials were in attendance Friday morning for an emergency preparedness meeting on Elizabeth St. in Cartersville to plan for the unknown as Hurricane Irma approaches.
Continuing to help anchor The Grand Theatre’s holiday programming, “The Nutcracker” and “The Nativity” will grace the stage once again next month. While one will offer a secular tale and the other will feature a biblical-based storyline, both ballets will highlight the magic of the Christmas season through a young girl’s eyes.