Category Archives: Bartow County

[VIDEO] Dr. Gary Voccio gives COVID-19 update

[VIDEO] Dr. Gary Voccio gives COVID-19 update

June 25, 2022–3:57 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH All counties in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s 10-County Northwest District are seeing low community transmission rates for COVID-19. However, public health officials are keeping a close eye on new variants of the virus. The BA.4 and BA.5 variants seem to be taking the place…Continue Reading

What Roe v. Wade ruling means for Georgia

What Roe v. Wade ruling means for Georgia

June 24, 2022–8:40 a.m. STAFF REPORTS On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1972 Roe v. Wade decision, essentially giving the states the power to make their own laws regarding abortion. In the short term, in Georgia, that will likely mean the return of the so-called “Heartbeat Bill.” The bill was signed into law…Continue Reading

Fatal motorcycle crash in Bartow County

Fatal motorcycle crash in Bartow County

June 24, 2022–10:51 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Bartow County early Wednesday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck occurred Wednesday at 3:48 a.m. on Highway 61 at Mahan Road in White. The preliminary investigation determined that a Freightliner truck hauling a car dolly was traveling…Continue Reading

Red Cross needs blood donors

Red Cross needs blood donors

June 22, 2022–10:20 a.m. NEWS RELEASE As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July. The Red Cross sees about a 21% decline in blood and platelet donations during…Continue Reading

Primary Runoff Election returns

Primary Runoff Election returns

June 22, 2022–6:18 a.m. The November General Election contests are now set. On Tuesday, there were four Democrat primary runoffs that were decided. Charlie Bailey won his runoff against Kwanza Hall and will now face Republican Burt Jones in November. For Secretary of State, Bee Nguyen defeated Dee Dawkins-Haigler. Nguyen will now face incumbent Republican…Continue Reading

AAA offers some hop tips for driving in the heat

AAA offers some hop tips for driving in the heat

June 21, 2022–5:09 p.m. NEWS RELEASE A heat wave is anticipated across north Georgia this week.  AAA urges motorists to be cautious while driving in extreme heat. “Nothing ruins a summer trip faster than a flat tire, overheated cooling system, or battery that quits working on a hot summer day,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA-The Auto…Continue Reading

Today is runoff election day

Today is runoff election day

June 21, 2022–9:53 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Today is runoff election day in Georgia. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The only runoff contests locally are state contests on the Democrat ballot. Charlie Bailey is in a runoff with Kwanza Hall for Lt. Governor. For secretary of state Dee Hawkins-Haigler and Bee Nguyen…Continue Reading

Etowah River rescue Sunday night

Etowah River rescue Sunday night

June 20, 2022–12:09 p.,m. BARTOW COUNTY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES A water rescue Sunday evening on the Etowah River in Bartow County. Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services responded to the boat ramp at Highway 411 and Macedonia Road at around 10:47 pm after getting a report of 2 subjects that were last seen at…Continue Reading