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Mini-grant bolsters Bartow County’s car seat program

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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.

Former Bartow Hispanic Center presents check to after-school program

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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.


Ballets take center stage at The Grand Theatre

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Steps of Faith Dance Company dancer Hannah Miller, center, appears to take flight during a rehearsal for “The Nativity.” SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

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.


St. Luke A.M.E. Church observes World AIDS Day Dec. 1

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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.

The Church at Liberty Square’s senior pastor to retire Dec. 6

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Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6 after serving in the ministry for 50 years. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

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.

13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees kicks off Saturday

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In preparation for the 13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees, Windy Arrington decorates a tree in memory of her father, Jerry Massey. Through Dec. 12, the Festival of Trees — located at the Euharlee Granary, 114 Covered Bridge Road — will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

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.

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