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Superior court jury awards Bartow couple $1.4 million

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Bobby Walker, seated, and Frank Jenkins, attorneys for the Jenkins & Bowen law firm, successfully recovered $1.4 million from the Georgia Dept. of Transportation for their clients.
A pair of local attorneys — Frank Jenkins and Bobby Walker from the Jenkins & Bowen law firm — won a $1.4 million verdict last week against the Georgia Dept. of Transportation in Bartow County Superior Court.

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Hickory Log seeks support during financial crisis

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Hickory Log Executive Director Wendy Allen inventories donated food supplies in one of the facility’s pantries. Currently in dire need of funds, Hickory Log’s staff is reaching out to the community for financial support.
Currently in dire need of funds, Hickory Log Vocational School’s staff is reaching out to the community for financial support.

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Two house fires break out in Bartow

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Cartersville city firefighters Sgt. Tracey McFadden and Sgt. Micheal Mitchell put out a structure fire on Forrest Ave. Wednesday afternoon.
The Cartersville Fire Department responded Wednesday to a structure fire at 109 Forrest Ave., Cartersville, finding a nearly 150-year-old home in flames.

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Hensley wins Cartersville’s Teacher of the Year

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Cartersville’s Teachers of the Year were recognized at a luncheon Tuesday at Stonewall Manor: from top, system winner Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Hensley from Cartersville High, Lindsey Montgomery from Cartersville Middle, Lauren Robinson from Cartersville Primary and Kate DeBoard from Cartersville Elementary.
And the winner is ... Elizabeth “Missy” Hensley.

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Ballets take center stage at The Grand Theatre

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Steps of Faith Dance Company dancer Hannah Miller, center, appears to take flight during a rehearsal for “The Nativity.” SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Continuing to help anchor The Grand Theatre’s holiday programming, “The Nutcracker” and “The Nativity” will grace the stage once again next month. While one will offer a secular tale and the other will feature a biblical-based storyline, both ballets will highlight the magic of the Christmas season through a young girl’s eyes.

 

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The Church at Liberty Square’s senior pastor to retire Dec. 6

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Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6 after serving in the ministry for 50 years. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

After serving in the ministry for 50 years, Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6. Excited to embark on the next stage of his life, Edwards — who has led the Cartersville congregation for 28 years — feels confident the church will remain in good hands, with his successor being his current executive pastor, Dr. Jacob King.

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