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  1. Whistleblower lawsuit against BCSD settled for $251,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 3 | Daily Tribune News

    A whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former administrator against the Bartow County School District has been settled for $251,000. Dr. Elizabeth "Buffy" Williams, formerly the executive director of elementary curriculum for the district, filed a complaint under the Georgia Whistleblower Act on April 7, 2016, in Bartow County Superior Court, alleging she was retaliated against after reporting sexual harassment by Superintendent Dr. John Harper and a former school district principal.

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  2. Beasley pays visit after breakout seasonRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 1 | Daily Tribune News

    Vic Beasley Jr. went all the way from Adairsville to the Super Bowl, but the Bartow boy hasn't forgotten his roots. Coming off one of the biggest breakouts in the NFL last year, Beasley came back to his home in Adairsville, where he grew up, and has been making appearances around the community, including Friday at Cartersville's early-morning FCA meeting, where he shared words of wisdom with some local athletes.

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  3. Furnace gives students hands-on trainingRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2017 | Daily Tribune News

    A donation of a propane furnace will add another skill to the resume of HVAC students at the Bartow County College and Career Academy. Georgia Propane Gas Association donated a Lennox high-efficiency propane furnace to the school's heating, ventilation and air conditioning program last month to help the 10 Move on When Ready students enrolled in Chattahoochee Technical College's air conditioning technology program learn how to install, maintain and repair propane-gas appliances.

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  4. Southbound 75 crash leads to city gridlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Daily Tribune News

    An early-morning accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 just south of the Cartersville Main St. interchange resulted in a jackknifed and overturned semi-trailer and a demolished automobile, lower right. Nearly every thoroughfare into Cartersville was clogged for hours Tuesday morning after Interstate Highway 75 was closed due to an accident.

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  5. Kingston applies for grant to fix water woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Daily Tribune News

    Kingston City Attorney Brandon Bowen, left, Sweitzer Engineering's Trent Lard, Valerie Gilreath and John Sweitzer, president of Sweitzer Engineering, look over the proposed water system for the city of Kingston at Monday's city council meeting. After years of pursuing a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for water infrastructure improvements, the Kingston City Council voted to apply for $750,000 in Community Development Block Grants awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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  6. Good News Tour performs in Cartersville FridayRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | Daily Tribune News

    Hoping concert-goers will be "uplifted and blessed," Pine Log United Methodist Church will host The Good News Tour Friday.Starting at 7 p.m., the show will be presented at Church at The Well, 801 West Ave. in Cartersville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. "The opportunity came about through an email from Chris Leader, CEO of AtlantaFest, who was looking for churches willing to host concerts featuring Christian artists promoting new album releases, or up-and-coming Christian artists," said Joey Crocker, youth minister for Pine Log UMC in Rydal.

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  7. Jesse James SanfordRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | Daily Tribune News

    Mr. Jesse James Sanford, 53, of Cartersville, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  8. Clear Creek Elementary School robotics team heads to super-regional nextaRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    A robotics team from Clear Creek Elementary School is headed to the next stop on its journey to an international championship. The CCES Master Builders Red Team will be one of 32 teams competing at the KellRobotics Super-Regional Competition Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy after qualifying at the Wheeler CircuitRunner FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition Dec. 10 at East Cobb Middle School in Marietta.

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  9. AVATRON Smart Park shuts downRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Almost a year after a groundbreaking that never happened, Avatron Smart Park, a $750-million technology-centered theme park planned to be built in Emerson announced Monday that it is shutting down. "After some 24 months of extensive planning and project fundraising, and despite near completion of Phase 1 project components, the AVATRON Park project is closing its doors," said David Garrett III, CEO of Avatron USA Development LLC in an open letter to Bartow County.

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  10. GAPP educates public about the importance of pollinatorsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    A concern for the declining populations of pollinators in the state caused Dr. Jackie Belwood and her husband, Dennis Krusac, to jump into action. "We were very concerned about the fact that wild habitat is being lost around the country due to development and all kinds of other things," Belwood said.

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  11. Weinman welcomes Mary Persons with Canes one win away from the DomeRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    The Cartersville High football team has been here before, in the state semifinals facing a tough team with plenty of talent and a trip to the Georgia Dome one game away. Those are the circumstances for tonight's game at Weinman Stadium, and it's an envious position most high school players only dream of.

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  12. EVHS Tour of Homes to highlight Cartersville's West EndRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Looking forward to participating in Etowah Valley Historical Society's Tour of Homes Nov. 5 and 6, Larry Pritchard is embracing the opportunity to support the organization's preservation efforts. "I was honored to have been chosen to open my doors to the people of Cartersville and Bartow County," Pritchard said.

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  13. CEO leads county eventRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    About 300 business and community members are expected to attend the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon at the Clarence Brown Conference Center on Monday, Nov. 7, to hear an update on the state of the banking business from Kessel D. Stelling Jr., Chairman and CEO of Synovus, a $30 -billion asset bank. Stelling leads a talented team of bankers, investment professionals and support teams in developing strategies designed to drive growth.

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  14. Northwest Georgia Festival Singers make their public debut this SaturdayRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    With numerous Bartow residents lending their voices to The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers and The Northwest Georgia Festival Singers, patrons of Saturday's choral concert will be entertained by many familiar faces. Starting at 7 p.m., the presentation will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 183 W. Main St. in Cartersville.

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  15. Show house symposium SaturdayRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Kicking off Saturday, a symposium series will be offered in conjunction with the Magnolia Designer Show House. Presented by Beverly Baribault Design Group, Atlanta magazine and Atlanta magazine's HOME, the show house - featuring the work of about 20 designers - is welcoming guests for self-guided tours Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., through Nov. 13. "While the hope is that people come to the Magnolia Designer Show House to appreciate the work of a talented group of designers and the revitalization of this home, many people walk away inspired to tackle their own homes and design challenges," said Rebecca Long, communications manager for the event's beneficiary, Advocates for Children.

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  16. Cartersville native to perform at A3C Festival FridayRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Considered the "jack of all trades," Kendricke "K-Major" Brown is looking forward to kick-starting his solo career at the A3C Festival & Conference Friday. Billed as "hip-hop's biggest" stage, the festival in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward will showcase the talents of more than 1,000 DJs, producers and MCs Oct. 5 to 9. Brown's performance - on the event's R&B stage, RnBUntapped, at The Music Room from 8 p.m. to midnight - arrives as the 25-year-old Cartersville native continues to make strides in the music industry.

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  17. Promising future suddenly in the past with Fernandez's deathRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Eleven days ago, I drove to Atlanta and parked my car in the lot at the Comfort Inn for 10 dollars and bought a ticket into Turner Field for one dollar and waited for two hours. Fernandez gave up four runs on six hits in front of a crowd of maybe 10,000 in a stadium that will soon sit empty.

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  18. Bartow Bio: Dean's position at GHC brought Ford closer to homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Ford has lived in Cartersville for the past nine years and had been commuting daily to Atlanta, where he worked at Morehouse School of Medicine and was a faculty member at Morehouse College. But in June of last year, he accepted the position of dean of natural sciences and physical education and associate professor at Georgia Highlands College's Cartersville campus.

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  19. CHS adds classes to aeronatics programRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    Cartersville High School's aeronautics program has moved into its third year of giving students a sampling of what it would be like to pursue an aeronautical or aviation career. The program, which started during the 2014-15 school year, offers students dual-enrollment classes with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that will give them up to 18 hours of college credit by the time they graduate from CHS.

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  20. Cartersville council holds housekeeping sessionRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2016 | Daily Tribune News

    After a cursory approval of past meeting minutes, Council heard and approved second readings of two amendments to an ordinance allowing the city electric department to offer LED lighting as an option for area lighting customers and city government customers. When the city and county joint fire training facility was opened in 2008, no finish coat was applied to the binder paving in the classroom area in order to reduce construction cost.

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