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Shooting witness: Suspect 'acting all gangster'
An early morning shooting Saturday was an accident, according to a witness, despite the suspect’s statement that he would shoot the victim. Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said 24-ye...
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Bartow BOE votes 3-2 to keep tax rate
The Bartow County Board of Education Monday voted 3-2 to maintain its millage rate of 17.90, which has remained the same since 2009. “Together we have worked to discuss [the millage rate], crunch n...
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Bandy enjoys helping people take positive steps in life
As a life purpose coach, Tom Bandy tries to provide hope for those seeking help. Along with being a small business owner, the Cartersville resident is the referred parenting director for Bartow Fam...
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Woman critical after being shot in face
An “accidental shooting” in the early morning hours Saturday left a woman in critical condition. Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said late Saturday afternoon the 24-year-old woman, w...
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At a glance: highlights of Bartow's 2013 CRCT
Bartow County middle schools continued to meet and/or exceed standards this year on the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, but Director of Secondary Curriculum Jim Gottwald said there is always...
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Habitat provides stability for two Cartersville families
Mirror images of one another, a pair of homes on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Cartersville are providing stability for first time homeowners, courtesy of Bartow Area Habitat for Humanity. After ...
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Grove reflects on trip to China
Cartersville City Manager Sam Grove returned last month from a diplomatic journey to China where he shared insights on local government at the invitation of the University of Georgia Carl Vincent I...
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Back-to-school, tax-free holiday set for Aug. 9-10
As parents, teachers and students gear up for school to resume, the state of Georgia has planned two days for a back-to-school, tax-free holiday. Qualifying purchases on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturda...
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Kingston residents pen 'the CATCHER'
Known for their professional achievements in the advertising arena and court of law, Gary Towers and Genevieve Frazier currently are trying to make their mark in the world of literary fiction. For ...
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Georgia's Quality Rated program sees results
Three Bartow County child care facilities have been ranked as Quality Rated by the state. Donna A. Byrne’s home child care service, Dana M. Moore’s service, as well as The Sunshine House No. 131 ar...
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Car dealer closed; complaints pile up
It’s a scam no one seems to understand. Cars are sold from a small business on Joe Frank Harris Parkway but the titles never come. The car experiences mechanical problems. Just ask Miranda Smith. T...
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BCFD’s McCoy leaves ‘best job in the county’ after 24 years
Eunice McCoy gave herself perhaps the perfect birthday gift today — she retired. Celebrating her 24 years as Bartow County Fire Department administrative assistant Wednesday, McCoy said she planned...
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Residents speak out on proposed tax increase
Bartow County residents packed Commissioner Steve Taylor’s conference room Wednesday morning and evening to express their opinions — mostly negative — about a proposed 25 percent millage rate hike....
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Butterfly Bonanza to benefit Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
The second annual Jack’s Butterfly Bonanza will be held Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at Barnsley Gardens. The event is in memoriam of Jack Gardner, who passed away at 16 due to brain cance...
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JDA hears contract negotiations from voestalpine
Construction continues at Highland 75, despite the rain, and as walls go up on the voestalpine manufacturing facility negotiations are being resolved in the boardroom regarding final language to be...
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