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Shaw helps spruce up Boys & Girls Clubs’ Cartersville Unit

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Shaw Industries employees Devin Henderson, from left, Brandy Kelley, Dhruvi Patel, Omoleye Adeyemi and Ashley Ginn paint one of the rooms at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County’s Cartersville Unit as part of the Green Apple Day of Service. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Last week, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County’s Cartersville Unit was bustling with activity. Along with more than 100 youth partaking daily in its after-school services, the nonprofit’s building received a facelift courtesy of Shaw Plant 94.


Whitton pens 11 children’s books

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Marie Whitton is preparing to release her 12th children’s book, titled “A Day At The Zoo.” SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

In the real estate business since 1998, Marie Whitton recently added children’s book author and illustrator to her resume. The Cartersville resident, who has self-published 11 books, currently is working on her next offering titled “A Day At The Zoo.”

Roberts joins Extension as family and consumer sciences agent

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Alexis Roberts, left, is the new family and consumer sciences agent for the Bartow County Cooperative Extension Office. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Describing her position as an “unbelieveable opportunity,” Alexis Roberts is embracing her new role as Bartow County Cooperative Extension Office’s family and consumer sciences agent.

Pumpkin patches offer seasonal experiences for families

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Leah Allen, granddaughter of Scott and June Allen, plays in Pettit Creek Farms’ pumpkin patch at 337 Cassville Road in Cartersville. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

From an infant’s first steps to a child’s joy-filled smile, the staffs of Pettit Creek Farms and Pumpkin Patch Farm consider themselves blessed to offer memory-making experiences each fall.

Bartow Family Resources presents Night of Life Oct. 22

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Experiencing significant growth in the first quarter of 2015, Bartow Family Resources’ Night of Life will be a time for celebration. On Thursday, the fundraising banquet will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, 5450 State Route 20 in Cartersville.

Covered Bridge festival, zombie run take shape in Euharlee

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With a fall festival and 5K on tap, the city of Euharlee soon will be buzzing with activity. While the Covered Bridge Zombie Run will wind through the historic downtown Saturday afternoon, the two-day Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival will begin Friday evening.

Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival returns Saturday

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Cartersville resident Jim Haigler will be one of many local musicians performing at the Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival. Presented by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program, the event will feature 14 musical acts on two stages Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Cartersville. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Known for his humorous and melancholy tones, folk singer Jim Haigler is looking forward to entertaining his hometown at the third annual Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival. In his second appearance at the festival, Haigler will share the stage with fellow Bartow musicians Natalie Goodwin and Rick McKee.


Bartow native provides new perspective in ‘RETOLD: The Story of Jesus’

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By offering a new perspective on the life of Jesus Christ, Steve Lipscomb’s first novel, “RETOLD: The Story of Jesus,” explores the humanity of the son of God. A Bartow County native, Lipscomb currently resides in Topeka, Kansas, where he serves as an Episcopal priest and dean of Grace Cathedral.

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