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Category Archives: Bartow County

Bartow Home destroyed in Fire on Wednesday night

Bartow Home destroyed in Fire on Wednesday night

August 11th, 2022 – 3:45 PM Via WBHF Radio – According to a press release from Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services, crews were dispatched to 492 Barnsley Gardens Rd, Adairsville, Wednesday, 08/10/2022, at approximately 8:49 p.m.  The caller advised his house was fully engulfed in flames. BCFES crews arrived on the scene to find…read more

Duluth Trading Company opening a distribution center in Adairsville

Duluth Trading Company opening a distribution center in Adairsville

August 11, 2022–10:24 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Duluth Trading Company, a casual wear, workwear, and accessory retailer for men and women, will build a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville. The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and represents an investment of $53 million in…read more

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

August 10, 2022–10:50 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. Testing and vaccination are available in health districts throughout the state; however, vaccine supplies from the…read more

Georgia gas prices drop 14 cents

Georgia gas prices drop 14 cents

August 8, 2022–10:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices are down another 14 cents. Drivers are now paying an average price of $3.63 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is also 63 cents less than last month. According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, crude prices fell last week as market concerns about weakening demand and an…read more

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

August 8, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Hospitals are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, accounting for 10% of current hospitalizations. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Northwest Health District, did have some encouraging news about the BA 5 variant. “It appears as though the vaccine, at least in one medical report, does demonstrate that…read more

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

August 4, 2022–4:03 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit…read more

Cartersville Police respond to shooting at Tennesee Street

Cartersville Police respond to shooting at Tennesee Street

August 2nd, 2022 – 4:40 PM Cartersville Police Department – On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Cartersville Police Officers responded to reports of a gunshot victim located at Arias Tires, 621 N. Tennessee Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was treated on scene until medical personnel arrived…read more

Georgia gas prices down 13 more cents

Georgia gas prices down 13 more cents

August 1, 2022–11:00 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue their downward trend. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 13 cents less than a week ago, 59 cents less than last month, and 81 cents more than this time last year.  According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, low…read more

Mega Millions: $10K, $20K tickets sold in Rockmart, Cartersville

Mega Millions: $10K, $20K tickets sold in Rockmart, Cartersville

July 31, 2022–7:11 p.m. GEORGIA LOTTERY Although the winning $1.34 billion Mega Millions ticket was sold in the Chicago area, a couple of area residents did have four of the five winning numbers in Friday Night’s drawing. According to the Georgia Lottery, a ticket sold at Yorkville Market on Highway 101 in Rockmart is worth…read more

Cartersville Police arrest Woman after Car Chase/Crash near Cherokee Ave

Cartersville Police arrest Woman after Car Chase/Crash near Cherokee Ave

July 27th, 2022 – 2:10 PM Cartersville Police Department – From the Cartersville Police Department: “On July 27, 2022, a BOLO was given in reference to a vehicle failing to maintain a lane and erratic driving. Officers observed the vehicle in the area of Cassville Rd and Aubrey St and attempted to stop the vehicle.…read more