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Observance highlights King’s legacy of service
Considering the designation to be an honor, Bessie Green and her husband, Forrest, served as the grand marshals for the local King Holiday Weekend Celebration’s Brotherhood March. For Green — a gra...
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Improving Bartow's health, wealth is Nelson's goal
As a self-described fifth-generation Bartow County resident, Patrick Nelson works to improve both the physical and economic health of Bartow. In addition to owning and operating the Georgia Fitness...
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BCSO installs fitness center with grant funds
On the seventh floor of the Bartow County Jail, the clanging of free weights ricochets off the concrete floor and cinder block walls. Stationary bikes and an elliptical whir as music plays on a ste...
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Woodland High band plans prom dress sale
Woodland High School’s Band Boosters Association found a way to help high school students planning to attend the prom while simultaneously raising money for their band program. The boosters are spo...
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Cartersville High robotics team competing on circuit
For Cartersville High School juniors Nathan Slocum and Avery Andrews, operating a robot was something new when they joined with other students for the school’s robotics team, titled “Vindicem,” the...
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LakePoint starts year with wine and chocolate run
For its first public event, the LakePoint Sporting Community is hosting a 5-kilometer, 10k and half-marathon run Saturday, Feb. 15. Open only to women, the run will feature wine and chocolate tasti...
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EVHS saves 2,407 animals in 2013
As the rescue coordinator for the Etowah Valley Humane Society, Jan Granai is on the front lines at Bartow County Animal Control, helping increase the lifespan and quality of life for hundreds of a...
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Thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen
On Friday, Jan. 17, a Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Cedar Creek Road in reference to a theft. The victim told police he parked his lawn care truck at his residence and someone st...
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WHS science teachers recognized by state
Two Woodland High School science teachers, Heather Carter and Brandie Freeman, were recently recognized by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Carter was named a 2014 GSTA Teacher of Promise ...
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Air conditioner from dump site stolen
A thief looking for loot found it at a county dump site. An employee arrived at the Center Road dump site about 6 a.m. Friday to find the building’s air conditioner torn apart, according to a Barto...
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Mitchells reflect on small biz award, anniversary
One week ago Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse was named the 2013 Small Business of the Year by the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, and congratulations are still rolling in. “It’s amazin...
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CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival finds new home at Kingston Downs
A week following the Atlanta Steeplechase, the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival will take center stage at Kingston Downs. From April 25 to 27, the event will bring an estimated nearly 30,000 peop...
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United Way generates $537,988
With the “Give Where You Live” 2013 campaign topping its $510,000 goal, United Way of Bartow County’s staff and supporters are extending their thanks to the community. “This year actually for me fe...
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Jury finds man not guilty in child molestation case
Verdicts were handed down Tuesday afternoon in Bartow County Superior Court in two cases that began Monday. In Judge Carey Nelson’s courtroom, a jury found 19-year-old Kyle Banks not guilty on all ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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County Democrats mourn loss of Joseph Prince
Family, friends and fellow Democrats are still coming to terms with the passing of Bartow County Democrat Party Chair Joseph Prince. Prince, who became chair in 2004, was noted for his enthusiasm a...
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