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Additional candidates qualify for Nov. 5 elections
The following individuals have qualified for local offices on the Nov. 5 ballot. Qualification continues today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in running for a local office may qualify a...
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Shaw announces new plant in Adairsville
After months of secrecy, a plot of land in Adairsville was selected as the location for a brand new Shaw manufacturing plant. Expected to create 500 jobs in roughly five years, the plant will be lo...
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Bartow County Extension Office presents Walk Georgia
To help foster a healthy, physically-fit community, Bartow County Extension Office is promoting the return of Walk Georgia. Participants can track their “virtual” journey across the state as they c...
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Election qualifying reaches third day
The following individuals have qualified for local offices on the Nov. 5 ballot. Qualification continues today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in running for a local office may qualify at t...
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Shingles vaccine now available at BCHD
The Bartow County Health Department is now offering a vaccine against herpes zoster, better known as shingles. Shingles is a disease related to chickenpox, according to a BCHD release. It is a pain...
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DTF arrests man wanted by other agencies
A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon ended with the arrest of a man wanted from Florida to Georgia. The Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force K-9 deputy stopped a vehicle on Interstate 75 around 2 p.m. f...
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Athlete speaks to schools on wrestling with problems
Marc Mero, a longtime athlete and WCW and WWE wrestling champion, is making his rounds this week in Bartow County, sharing his story of struggle, loss and overcoming adversity with local students. ...
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Internship program aims to employ students
This school year, eight students from the Bartow County School System will have the opportunity to get workplace experience through an internship program at Cartersville Medical Center. A collabora...
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Woman escapes fire by window
A woman escaped a residential fire Monday afternoon by knocking out her bedroom window. Angie Hillhouse said she was asleep when a fire broke out in her home. Scanner traffic reported the call abou...
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Laney helps craft solutions to childhood hunger
Teacher, coach, artist and volunteer — these are just a few of the roles taken by Adairsville’s Jayme Laney. Gearing up for the annual Empty Bowls fundraising event, to be held Sunday, Sept. 29, La...
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Labor Day weekend kicks off fall festival season
With Labor Day weekend signaling the start of the fall festival season, many of Bartow’s parks, downtown squares and historic sites will be transformed over the next few months. For annual festival...
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BCSO seeks volunteers for Search and Recovery Team
Two incidents since May prompted the resurrection of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Search and Recovery Team. “Years ago they used to have a search and rescue team,” Lt. Robert Moultrie said. “...
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Officials address school safety following DeKalb shooting
The shootings and victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School were still in the minds and hearts of Georgia parents Tuesday when a 20-year-old male exchanged gunfire with officers at Ronald E. McNair D...
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Bands, Bikes and Bikinis supports serious cause
At Harley Davidson of Cartersville they believe the best way to gather a crowd on a hot August Saturday is to combine live music, Harley Davidson motorcycles, cold beer and a bikini contest. The se...
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Family home burns twice in one week
A Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 64 Tarpon Trail, Cartersville, in response to a house fire on Friday night. An inspector notified the homeowner last week, stating he believed the...
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