Nearly two weeks after announcing an easing of Georgia’s drought restrictions, the Environmental Protection Division removed all restrictions in 43 counties, including Bartow.
Seven years after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and reducing the capitol city of Port-au-Prince to rubble, that city’s mayor came to Cartersville seeking help.
Before getting down to the business at hand, Adairsville Mayor Ken Carson asked the city council members and the audience to remember all the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, noting that “it’s them today, but it could be us tomorrow.”
A routine public meeting held by Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor had ended Wednesday when a group of mobile home park owners and managers expressed their disagreement with the Commissioner’s decision to impose a temporary moratorium on adding new units.
After spending a leisurely week tearing through the tropics, Irma, the much-feared category 5 hurricane with its devastating 185 miles-per-hour winds, roared ashore in Naples, Florida, Sunday and made a beeline up the peninsula, arriving in Cartersville late Monday evening, a mere whisper of its former self.
Newly elected Kingston Mayor Ronald Casey’s first city council meeting was a short one. Other than approval of last meeting’s minutes and the night’s agenda, the single item up for discussion was water — or the lack of it.
Sometime today, squeezed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Cartersville store owners say they expect to see crowds of shoppers invade the downtown shopping district.
Nearly 70 citizens, mostly Waterford subdivision residents, jammed into the Cartersville City Council’s chambers to voice their opposition to Z15-04, an application to rezone property adjacent to the subdivision from R-20 (residential) to HI (heavy industrial).
The Adairsville City Council adopted an adult entertainment ordinance, a zoning ordinance and readopted the official zoning map of the city Thursday. All items had been discussed in length at the council’s Tuesday work session and, save a few changes, were ready to be discussed at a public hearing.