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Former White, Ga police chief, others indicted

October 10, 2019–11:13 a.m. WBHF RADIO The former Police Chief in the City of White and two others have been indicted by a Bartow County Grand Jury. David Johnny King, former police officer Blake Douglas Scheff (both pictured), and former White City Clerk Jane Lanette Richards are accused of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt…

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Pedestrian struck and killed in Cartersville

October 10, 2019–7:14 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL On October 8, at approximately 7:58 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to a crash where a vehicle struck a pedestrian on highway 41 at Felton Road. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a silver Toyota Tacoma was traveling south on Highway 41, in the left lane. The Tacoma was…

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GHC Campus Police launch new dispatch center

October 8th, 2019 – 12:15 PM Georgia Highlands Press Release (Nicholas Godfrey) – Georgia Highlands College’s Campus Police department is streamlining its efforts to respond to safety needs and requests with a centralized dispatch center. The new number for all GHC campus safety needs is (706) 295-6347. “GHC decided to start the dispatch center to…

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NW Georgia makes job gains in August

October 4, 2019–7:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest Georgia region’s unemployment rate fell in August. Preliminary results showed that the 15-county area saw its unemployment claims fall for the month. At the same time, the labor force and the number of employed residents both showed annual growth.…

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Gas prices falling

September 30, 2019–10:00 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.54 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 14 cents more than this time last month, and 18 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.10 to fill…

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Child airlifted following Cartersville wreck

September 27, 2019–12:30 a.m. WBHF RADIO An 8-year old child was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital with serious injuries following a single-vehicle wreck in Cartersville Wednesday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of a 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited said he fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control and crossed the centerline…

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Gas prices up

September 23, 2019–10:40 a.m. AAA SOUTH Gas prices continue their upward trend compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.59 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 17 cents more than a week ago, 15 cents more than this time last month, and 12 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of…

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Culberson nominated for Robert Clemente Award

September 17, 2019–2:49 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson is the Atlanta Braves’ nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. “Charlie “Clutch”…

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Gas prices on the rise

September 17, 2019–7:56 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices are up this week compared to a week ago and are likely to continue to rise as a result of attacks in Saudi Arabia. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 7 cent less than this time last…

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New country music documentary series from Ken Burns to be screened at GHC’s Cartersville library

September 16, 2019 – 11:00 AM Nicholas Godfrey – Communications Manager at Georgia Highlands Georgia Highlands College’s Cartersville Library has partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to give visitors a sneak peek at “Country Music,” a new documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns before it premieres on television. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch…

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Three Bartow residents named in federal drug indictment

September 11, 2019–11:10 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Atlanta area doctor Victor Hanson and former professional football player Sedrick Hodge have been indicted with two other individuals for illegal distribution of prescription drugs, including opioids. “Hanson allegedly issued numerous illegitimate prescriptions for drugs, including powerful opioid painkillers,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak.  “While Hanson prescribed these drugs without a…

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Additional law enforcement presence at Cartersville High Thursday morning

September 11, 2019–11:00 p.m. CARTERSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS On Wednesday, Cartersville City Schools administrators learned of a rumor circulating on social media threatening the possibility of a violent act occurring at a high school on Thursday. Working in connection with local law enforcement authorities, CCS has determined that this rumor began in another school district and…

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Georgia has now experienced 73 days of temperatures above 90 degrees since May

September 11, 2019–10:45 p.m. NEWS RELEASE With Georgia experiencing its 73rd day of temperatures above 90 degrees this year, Georgia Power urges customers to act to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company is committed to providing information and choices that give customers the options they need…

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DOT unveils plans for Cass-White Road in Bartow County

September 11, 2019–8:08 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia DOT is holding an open house on Tuesday, September 17, to discuss proposed improvements to Cassville-White Road. Bartow County residents are encouraged attend the open house to offer their comments and feedback from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the GDOT District 6 office located at 30…

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Gas prices continue to fall

September 9, 2019–11:26 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 17 cents less than this time last month, and 34 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $35.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.90 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018 when pump prices hit their…

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Robbery Investigation at Dollar General 104 North Market Square in Cartersville

September 9, 2019 – 4:00 PM City of Cartersville Police Department- Officers responded to the Dollar General Store at 104 North Market Square in reference to an armed robbery. Officers in the area immediately located and apprehended the fleeing suspect on Nelson Street without incident. The suspect, a male juvenile has been charged as an…

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Coosa Valley Credit Union President and CEO nominated for 2019 IMPACT Award

September 5, 2019–7:10 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Coosa Valley Credit Union (CVCU), Northwest Georgia’s largest credit union, is proud to announce that CVCU President and CEO Andy F. Harris has been nominated for an IMPACT Award by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. The IMPACT Awards are designed to recognize emerging leaders within the Chamber community. These individuals are…

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Final Labor Day 2019 holiday traffic count

September 4, 2019–5:31 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in nine traffic deaths, with eight being worked by Troopers. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 2. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 523 traffic crashes that…

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Three year old killed in ATV accident

September 3, 2019–5:54 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A three-year-old died in an ATV accident Monday in Acworth. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Polaris Ranger 700XP was traveling south on Old Tennessee Hwy. The 14-year old driver failed to maintain his lane and the ATV traveled off the west shoulder of the roadway and…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

September 2, 2019–1:38 p.m. AAA NEWS RELEASE Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.40 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 29 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $36.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.60…

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