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Emerson’s Popham forges new career in movies

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Bill Popham keeps his pay stubbs from his work in movies filmed in and around Bartow County.
By his own admission, Bill Popham has worked lots of jobs — auto mechanic, factory technician, firefighter and chair of the Emerson Planning and Zoning Board — but his best gig started about 10 years ago when he and his cars were asked to appear in a gasoline commercial.

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Thousands of fish die in Dellinger Park Lake

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Dead fish line the shore of the Dellinger Park lake in this photo taken Saturday.

Low oxygen levels at Dellinger Park lake killed about 2,000 fish — mostly small bream and catfish — and left Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department crews scrambling to try to clean up the smelly mess. 

 

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Kingston Downs hosts 52nd annual Atlanta Steeplechase

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Horses clear the final jump in one of the races at the 52nd Atlanta Steeplechase Saturday at Kingston Downs.
In college football season, Florida vs. Georgia games are referred to as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”

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Hancock wins DAISY Award at CMC

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Cartersville Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Cindy Hancock is the recent recipient of The DAISY Award.

Recognized for her exceptional nursing care, Cindy Hancock recently received The DAISY Award at Cartersville Medical Center.

 

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Target Zero presents Animal Welfare seminar today

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Bartow County Animal Control Kennel Manager Reggie Nation checks Wishbone, a 2-month-old Jack Russell mix Wed.

To help curb Bartow County’s pet overpopulation issue, Target Zero will present the Best Practice Strategies in Animal Welfare seminar today.

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WHS marching band selected for 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Confetti rains down over the Woodland High School band room after members of the Wildcat marching band found out they’d been selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Most members of the Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band thought they were being called to the band room to preview a prototype of their new uniforms for next season.

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Work stops on TRANSCO pipeline

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Henry Mez’s beloved water oak now lies directly within the path of the wetland boundary.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division ordered the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. (TRANSCO) to cease work on its entire 115-mile natural gas pipeline Friday after a number of Bartow County landowners accused the company of environmental abuse.

 

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Bearing Our Cross

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The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was re-enacted at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cartersville.

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Live Passion Scene emphasizes ‘depth of God’s love’

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Members of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Cartersville previously present a Live Passion Scene.
In observance of Good Friday, Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church will reflect on the significance of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion with its Live Passion Scene.

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