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Angela James takes the helm at Flowering Branch
After serving as Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter’s interim director since August, Angela James recently took the reins of the 13-bed facility. An offering of Advocates for Children, the shelter...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun sales, carry permits skyrocket
In the aftermath of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control debate among politicians has caused sales of guns and weapons carry permits to skyrocket. Rick Hawkins, owner o...
Dec 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Bartow Beautiful promotes Bring One for the Chipper
While some people still are trimming their Christmas trees, Keep Bartow Beautiful has its sights set on Dec. 26, urging people to recycle their live conifers. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, area resident...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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WYXC 1270 comes under new ownership
More than 50 years after it first entered the airwaves, WYXC 1270 AM marks the beginning of another chapter coming under new ownership Friday. John and Brandi Underwood, who had served at the Carte...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two die in wreck on Interstate 75
Two people were killed Friday afternoon when a tractor-trailer sideswiped their 1998 Ford Expedition and caused it to strike a guardrail. According to a Georgia State Patrol press release, Maria Ta...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grant aids local youth mental health services
As state and federal funding for public mental health services declines across Georgia and the U.S., the Advocates for Children Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, in conjunction with local agenci...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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BCSO graduates first citizens' academy class in four years
Absent for four years, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday graduated the first Citizens Law Enforcement Academy class since 2008. “Back in ’08 when we had to cease doing this because of...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cartersville approves MPO memorandum
With the Cartersville City Council’s approval of a memorandum of understanding Thursday night, the Cartersville-Bartow County Metropolitan Planning Organization approval process moves on to the sta...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pugliese Farms wins state competition for hay quality
For Harry Pugliese, success starts with the soil. Recently recognized for high quality hay, Pugliese says feed quality translates directly to livestock growth, meat quality and the bottom line. Pug...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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SCMS students place 2nd in Stock Market Game
South Central Middle School seventh-grade students Carah Camron, Heavyn Kennedy and Ali Gibson recently finished second in the Georgia Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game, competing w...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noble Hill to celebrate principles of Kwanzaa
Through the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center’s program on Dec. 29, participants will learn more about the principles of Kwanzaa. “This year we’ll be celebrating Kwanzaa with family history, with ...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bells to ring this morning for Conn. shooting victims
“Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings,” said the character ZuZu Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This morning, bells will ring for the 26 victims who died at the hands of a gunman Dec....
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buy Bartow
By Havyn Isaac Adairsville Middle School I have lived in Bartow County my entire life. I lived in Rydal for one year, but other than that, I have lived in Adairsville for 11 years. My mama has live...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The following information — names
The following information — names, photos, addresses, charges and other details — was taken directly from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office jail records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction, and a ...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tellus' Appalachiosaurus to receive shorter arms Friday
Responding to the latest scientific data, Tellus Science Museum is giving its Appalachiosaurus a makeover. Along with shorter arms, the installation on Friday will reduce the skeleton replica’s cla...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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