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Cherokee Judicial Circuit presents Remembrance Ceremony Friday

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In its fifth offering, the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims commemoration will pay tribute to the memories of more than 100 individuals. To be held at the Hilton Garden Inn — 24 Liberty Drive in Cartersville — on Friday, the event will be presented by the Cherokee Judicial Circuit’s Victim Services Unit of the District Attorney’s Office.

Your State Parks Day looks to spur volunteerism, visitation

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Patrick Shea, center, and his classmates from Omega Private Academy volunteer at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Dig In! Outdoor Learning Experience area. On Saturday, during Your State Parks Day, helping construct the outdoor classroom will be one of two projects attendees can embrace at Red Top. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

For the seventh year, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Your State Parks Day will encourage patrons to “dig in” and take ownership of the state’s outdoor “treasures.”

Bartow EMS launches Safe Kids coalition

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To reinforce its goal of “keeping kids safe,” the Bartow County Emergency Medical Services is tapping into the Safe Kids network. Launching last month, the Safe Kids Bartow County Coalition will enhance many of EMS’ existing community outreach efforts.

Relay For Life participants aim to generate $244,000 for ACS

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Emma, left, and Olivia Glenn play with their family’s pet turtles, Arpeggio, left, and Benji. On Friday, the sisters will participate in Bartow County’s Relay For Life in honor of Olivia’s triumph over cancer. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

 

While 11-year-old Olivia Glenn may be soft-spoken, her presence at Bartow County’s Relay For Life event will speak volumes. Walking in the benefit’s Survivors Lap on Friday, the Cartersville resident hopes to draw attention to the fact that cancer touches both the young and old.

Seniors create whimsical gathering place

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Sharon Blankenship, center, serves a cup of coffee to 93-year-old Ruby Durham, who joins other residents of Garrison Drive at their neighborhood art garden. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

With the threat of stormy weather looming overhead, Sherry Reeves painted butterflies on a blue pallet inscribed with the words, “forgiveness, family, friends, love, live” and “laughter.”

The whimsical artwork is a welcome addition to the garden oasis — spearheaded in part by her 70-year-old neighbor Sharon Blankenship — that is taking root behind three of Etowah Area Consolidated Housing Authority’s senior apartment units on Garrison Drive in Cartersville.

Bartow’s fall festivals feature diverse backdrops

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As Labor Day weekend nears, thousands of local and out-of-town festival-goers will start experiencing Bartow’s diverse locales. With settings ranging from parks to historic structures, events offering carnival rides, artwork, the old West and live music will begin taking shape across the county through late October.

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