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.
With the Red Kettle campaign falling short of its $57,000 goal, The Salvation Army’s Cartersville Corps is once again reviewing its operating budget.
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.
In honor of World AIDS Day, St. Luke A.M.E. Church officials will emphasize the importance of HIV testing and the gravity of knowing one’s HIV status. Along with a 7 p.m. candlelight service on Tuesday, free HIV testing also will be conducted from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cartersville church, 130 Jones St.
After serving in the ministry for 50 years, Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6. Excited to embark on the next stage of his life, Edwards — who has led the Cartersville congregation for 28 years — feels confident the church will remain in good hands, with his successor being his current executive pastor, Dr. Jacob King.
Continuing to provide comfort to those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss, Kingston resident Khristie Staines is embracing the opportunity to once again feature a memorial tree in the Euharlee Festival of Trees. Titled “Angels Among Us,” the for-display-only offering from Footprints on the Heart will join many decked-out trees and decor that will be up for auction starting Nov. 28.