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With today marking the fifth anniversary of the EF3 tornado that struck Bartow County, local and state officials are reflecting on past relief efforts while underscoring the need for area residents to be prepared for the next weather … more
Mourning the death of a loved one is something just about everyone has done, but most people probably have no idea why they did certain things that they did. For example, where did the custom of wearing black after a death originate or why do … more
Sentencing has been set for two Cartersville men who were found guilty for the April 7, 2015 murder of another Bartow County man. Arrick DeAndre Camps, 21, and Bernard Mario Dixon, 21, were found guilty of the charges on April 4, nearly a year to … more
Grief over losing a beloved grandmother turned into comfort for people in need. Two years ago, Taylorsville resident Ashley Edge started Knots for Nanny — a service project where she made fleece blankets for cancer patients originally but … more
Normally off on Sundays, Charity Chastain was thrilled to spend some down time at work April 24, watching a major motion picture unfold outside her Cartersville business. Located at 6 S. Wall St., Chastain’s Lulabelle’s Closet was situated in … more
Emerson City Council, facing a glut of needed repairs, but with nowhere near enough cash to hire the needed manpower, may turn to prison power to solve its problems. “We have talked in the past about beautifying the city, especially along the … more
Four high school students from Bartow County have made history. Allison Vagase, Lizeth Hernandez, Sisie Enamorado and London Shaw all won first place on the national level of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2015-16 … more
Serving as Red Top Mountain State Park’s interpretive ranger since May 2015, Hannah Warner welcomes each opportunity to spark a child’s curiosity in Mother Nature. “I love bringing kids outdoors and introducing them to the amazing world … more
With her daughter turning 4 months this week, Tiera Smith is rejoicing in the opportunity to celebrate each of Lillian’s developmental milestones. Currently 7 pounds, 2 ounces, Lillian was born premature at 29 weeks on Dec. 31, 2015, weighing only … more
As construction continues on the future site of the Main Street Market Place, new details about the shopping center are starting to materialize. Anchored by Kroger, which is on pace to open by October, the development at 125 E. Main St. in … more
By all accounts Rico Wills Sr. was a big man. A really, really big man. And his heart was even bigger. Rico Lavelle Wills Sr., 45, a tow truck operator from Adairsville, died from injuries suffered on April 18 as he assisted a disabled motorist … more
As the aquatics coordinator for the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department, Megan Hix is busy preparing for National Water Safety Month and the opening of the city’s outdoor pool season May 21. “I am on the Water Safety Committee with … more
Booth Western Art Museum is giving young artists the chance to feel like Picasso and Van Gogh. The Cartersville museum is sponsoring the seventh annual Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary and Primary Art Exhibit through … more
After a tumultuous couple of years in Euharlee — the police chief was fired and an interim chief was hired — Mitchell Whitehead, a patrol officer in the department, was named police chief. It was the classic case of stepping from the frying … more
Through Sunday’s Pollinator Festival, AmeriCorps rangers will offer patrons a “day of learning and fun” at Red Top Mountain State Park. “[The festival’s overall purpose is] to bring awareness to the dangers facing safe pollinator … more
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