Bartow County


Right Southbound Lane of I-75 Closed Monday

April 17, 2021–1:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Resurfacing work is scheduled to resume today, weather permitting on I-75 in Bartow County. The work will close the southbound right lane and right shoulder between mileposts 300 and 299 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.


[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives NWGA COVID-19 update (4/15/21)

April 16th, 2021 – 4:00 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Voccio Viewpoint 4/15/21: Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.


Film crews in Cartersville next week

April 15, 2021–6:30 a.m. CITY OF CARTERSVILLE Here’s an early heads-up for next week, because Downtown Cartersville is going to look a little different. Production crews will be in the area filming scenes for the Powerpuff Girls pilot. If you’re around Downtown Cartersville next Monday through Wednesday, traffic may be a little slower at times…


Resurfacing continues on I-75 in Bartow County

April 15, 2021–6:21 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Weather permitting; Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be resurfacing a portion of I-75 southbound in Bartow County today. The work will close down the two right lanes between mileposts 300 and 299 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.

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Two Right Lanes of I-75 Southbound Closed Wednesday

April 13th, 2021 – 2:20 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, GDOT Maintenance crews will be resurfacing a portion of I-75 in Adairsville Wednesday. The work will close two right southbound lanes, and motorists should expect delays during that time. WHEN: Wednesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Two right lanes of…

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Pedestrian struck and killed on Cassville Rd on Monday

April 13th, 2021 – 12:40 PM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cassville Road early Monday morning. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred Monday, April 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m.  Twenty-one-year-old, Markel Burise of Cartersville, was walking northbound on Georgia 293 in…

Gas prices decrease slightly

April 12, 2021–10:47 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, but 5 cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than this time last…

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DPH Pauses J&J Vaccinations at Cumming – NWGA unaffected

April 9th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Georgia Department of Public Health has announced that out of an abundance of caution, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the North Health District are pausing COVID vaccinations using the J&J (Janssen) vaccine at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. Eight people…

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[VIDEO] NWGA COVID-19 update with Dr. Voccio (4/9/21)

April 9th, 2021 – 2:40 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

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Report: Man pointed rifle at Cartersville police officer

:April 8, 2021–5:40 p.m. CARTERSVILLE POLICE REPORT A Cartersville man was arrested early Thursday after pointing an AR-style rifle at a police officer According to the Cartersville Police report, the officer had been dispatched to a residence on Green Ives Lane in reference to a hit and run. The officer knocked on the door several…


Man arrested following pursuit with Cartersville Police

April 8, 2021–10:24 a.m. CARTERSVILLE POLICE REPORTS A 23-year old Cartersville man was arrested following a police pursuit on Tuesday. According to Cartersville Police reports, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle on West Avenue for attempting to pass on a double yellow line.  The vehicle also did not have a license plate. The driver…

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Fatal wreck on Highway 411 in Bartow County

April 7, 2021–10:11 p.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL An Alabama man was killed in a wreck on Highway 411 in Bartow County Wednesday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol, at around 5:21 p.m., a Hyundai Veloster, driven by 30-year old` Jeremy Dakota Moon of Gadsden, was traveling west in the left lane at a high…

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Patel to Cherokee Judicial Circuit

April 7th, 2021 – 4:38 PM Press Release – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Samir Patel to fill the District Attorney vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court. Patel will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. The Cherokee…


Aggravated assault with pepper spray results in arrest

April 7th, 2021 – 4:20 PM Staff Reports – An Indianapolis, Indiana woman was arrested following what police called an “irate dispute” in the Hobby Lobby parking lot on North Market Square in Cartersville on Monday. According to Cartersville Police Department Reports, the victim told police that 56-year old Susan Denise Abels left her shopping cart on the…


Potential for severe weather from Thursday through Saturday

April 7th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Floyd County Emergency Management – According to Floyd County Emergency Management, several rounds of isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible (some possibly severe) for portions of north and central GA tomorrow (Thurs) through Saturday. MARGINAL risks for severe storms are across portions of north GA and west central GA both Thursday and…

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Victims identified in Bartow Easter Sunday fatal fire

April 7th, 2021 – 2:40 PM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, John F. King, announced today the identities of the two people killed in a Bartow County Fire.  The fire occurred at 170 Oak Leaf Drive SW in Cartersville around 7:02 p.m. on Sunday, April 4.  The fire…


Latest COVID-19 vaccination numbers

April 6, 2021–7:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 22% of Floyd County’s population has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health. 21,738 Floyd County residents have had at least one dose and 16,099 or 17% have been fully vaccinated That’s…


Someone rips out Child Abuse Prevention Month pinwheels in Cartersville

April 6, 2021–11:40 a.m. CITY OF CARTERSVILLE Each year, as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, pinwheels are placed in public places to raise awareness. Overnight Monday, someone ripped out most of the pinwheels on the Bartow County Courthouse lawn. Each of those pinwheels represents a child who has reported abuse. Last year, 385 children…

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Georgia Power invites customers to share thanks in “Thank a Lineman” Celebration

April 5th, 2021 – 3:10 PM Georgia Power – During the month of April, Georgia Power and other electric utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking utility workers across the state. The daily work done by line workers in Georgia’s communities is always recognized, but their work has been especially pronounced over the past year, as many…


PSA: Georgia drivers reminded to put away phones or risk getting ticket

April 5th, 2021 – 3:05 PM The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety-  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to go “Hands Free for Safety” or risk being handed a ticket for violating Georgia’s hands-free law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April…

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