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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.

McBurnett recommends new police chief in Emerson

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After poring over 52 applications from as far away as Colorado, Emerson City Manager Kevin McBurnett recommended the city council hire Randall Turner, a 16-year law enforcement veteran from Polk County, to be the city’s next police chief.

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. 


McDaniel resigns City Council post

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Cartersville City Councilman Lindsey McDaniel Jr., citing health issues, resigned his Ward 4 post Thursday after serving more than 13 years.

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.


New mayor, same agenda in Kingston

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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.

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