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Gun fires during home robbery
After two men invaded a Fredda Lane home Thursday night, a gunshot was heard as they struggled with the victim. The victim’s wife told Cartersville police that she went to the store to get a pack o...
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UCB restores original Bank of Adairsville office door
Although the Bank of Adairsville’s original location was hollowed out during demolition work, and the fate of its marble facade is still uncertain, one part of the bank still survives in its origin...
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County tax levy remains unchanged
Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor revealed at his July 23 meeting that the tax levy would remain unchanged at 10.97 mills and 9.68 mills for unincorporated areas. “This is the same millage th...
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'Christmas in July' concert to benefit Salvation Army's Angel Tree program
To help fulfill the holiday wishes of its Angel Tree recipients, The Salvation Army’s program will be reinforced by the “Christmas in July” concert Saturday. Spearheaded by the Cartersville nonprof...
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Dissenting, approving opinions expressed at hearing for millage rate increase
Eight Bartow County residents spoke at Tuesday night’s public hearing regarding the tentative millage rate increase proposed by the Bartow County School Board. Each resident is allowed to speak for...
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Loudermilk wins in District 11 runoff
For the first time since 1881 Bartow County will have a local congressman with Barry Loudermilk winning the District 11 runoff for the U.S. House of Representatives. After a nine-week runoff, Loude...
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GBI identifies deceased in officer-involved shooting
One person is dead following a late-night officer-involved shooting in northern Bartow County. About 1 a.m. an Adairsville police officer shot and killed a suspect on the entrance ramp to Interstat...
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Externship schools teachers on workforce skills
For one week this summer 19 Bartow County School System teachers ventured out into four local businesses to gain workforce perspective. In small teams, the educators were assigned to either Georgia...
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Sophomore season: Bishop back on sidelines for Tigers
A south Georgia transplant, Eric Bishop long ago set his sights on being a head football coach. In just more than a month, he will begin his sophomore season at the helm of the Adairsville High Sch...
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BCCCA gears up for new school year, pathways
Bartow County College and Career Academy instructors, Donna Mathias and Rhonda Hendrix, worked to set up their new health care classrooms before the first day of school. Hendrix, who previously tau...
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Kingston releases 2014 budget
On July 14 Kingston introduced its 2014 budget. Though several months late, it is the first legally introduced budget the city has had in more than a year. The city will hold a public hearing on th...
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Man steals gun while pawning, video shows
On Friday, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to 1108 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, in reference to theft by taking. Upon arrival the deputy met with the complainant who said ...
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Taylorsville farmer receives Bartow County Farm Family of the Year award
For Darrell Kay, farming is more than a career. It is a way of life. Following in his father’s footsteps, the 61-year-old Taylorsville farmer — who now is receiving assistance from his son, Dustin ...
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Feeling the H.E.A.T.: BCSO unit cracks down on traffic violators
In its first three quarters on Bartow County roadways, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic unit put pressure on traffic violators around the county. Funded ...
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Officer's shoulder dislodged in struggle
As he attempted to intervene in a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon, an officer’s shoulder was dislodged as he fought with the suspect. The Cartersville officer was conducting traffic enforcement...
Jul 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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