Jessica Loeding

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Church conveys support with small, silver ‘token’

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Bartow County Sheriff Deputy Philip Abernathy, in his patrol car, holds the cross he was given. Abernathy keeps the cross in his patrol car’s door handle. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Eight officers in a month. Four in 10 days. Across the country, law enforcement officer deaths captured media attention in August, creating concern for the community and officers here at home.

Two receive awards at Water Safety Task Force meeting

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Mike Barr received the Corps of Engineers Commander’s Award for his contributions to water safety on Lake Allatoona. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

When the Allatoona Lake Water Safety Task Force met for the fourth time Thursday in Acworth, two participants received surprise honors for their efforts in public safety.

County drivers master safety roadeo

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Don Tidwell with the Bartow County Road Department signs into the Roadeo with County Clerk Kathy Gill, left, and Safety Coordinator Diane Geisen. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Almost 350 Bartow County employees this week will climb behind the wheel of county vehicles and try their hand at the Driver Safety Roadeo.

Advocates’ CASA program in need of volunteers

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Assembled in the juvenile courtroom are, from left, Jamie Averett, associate judge; Michael Morrow, clerk; Jesse Block, attorney; Emily Ciavarro, CASA advocacy coordinator; and Lorie Moss, DFCS attorney. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Pam Lord’s path to Advocates for Children’s CASA program wasn’t a direct route.

Technical difficulties put a kink in jail visitations

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Jennifer and Jamie Wilmoth utilize the Bartow County Jail’s video visitation system to speak with their daughter Friday afternoon. Ongoing issues with the visitation system’s hardware and software have officials searching for funding to pay for the estimated $350,000 in repairs necessary to operate the system at its full extent. JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News


Technical problems with the video system at the Bartow County Jail may cause problems for those visiting inmates.

CFD sends new trucks into service

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Cartersville Firefighter Daniel Lanier operates the pump during the testing of the new engine. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News


Two newly manufactured fire trucks hit the streets of Cartersville after Fire Chief Scott Carter presented the engines to the city council Thursday night.

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