Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of perseverance, Kayla Dionne Washington is looking forward to encouraging Bartow’s youth during this year’s King Holiday Weekend celebration.
Captured while kayaking on Lake Allatoona, Cartersville resident Kodie Lentz’s image took first place in last year’s Explore Georgia Amateur Photo Contest.
For Adairsville resident Ahmad Hall, performing at The Grand Theatre will be a dream fulfilled. On Jan. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., his gospel group, Ahmad Hall & Friends, will take center stage at the early 1900s Cartersville venue.
Bartow is among more than 100 Georgia counties to receive a Child Passenger Safety mini-grant. Announced by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention Program Dec. 29, the grants are funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
In one of its final acts, the former Bartow Hispanic Center will lend a helping hand financially to the Hands of Christ After School Program at Iglesia Metodista Unida Douglas Street. Set for Monday, a $3,500.21 check will be presented to the Cartersville program, which serves about 100 students annually at the United Methodist church.
Heading up Bartow’s Homeless Count since its inception, Brad Cowart is looking forward to reaching out to those in need of shelter during this year’s effort.