Bartow County

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 17, 2024–9:37 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average is holding steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is a penny less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and penny less than this time last…

12 injured in two wrecks on I-75 Saturday evening

12 injured in two wrecks on I-75 Saturday evening

Monday, June 17, 2024–10:36 a.m. -WBHF Radio- On Saturday night, a couple of accidents on I-75 in southern Bartow County shut down the interstate and injured several people. At 8:18, Emerson Police, with Cartersville Fire and Bartow County deputies, went to investigate a crash on I-75 southbound near mile marker 286 (about a mile north…

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:35 a.m. -News Release- The Aspen Institute has named Georgia Highlands College as a finalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation’s signature recognition of strong performance among community colleges. The institutions selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community…

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 3, 2024–9:15 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady at the pump last week. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is the same as a week ago, but 10 cents less than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Saturday, May 25, 2024–3:45 p.m. -News Release- Coosa Valley Credit Union (Coosa Valley) will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run until July 4th, 2024. “This is the 11th year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well over 400…

Nine facing charges in two shootings in Cartersville

Nine facing charges in two shootings in Cartersville

Wednesday, May 29, 2024–8:50 a.m. -Cartersville Police News Release- On April 23, Cartersville Police Officers initiated an investigation into a shooting that occurred in the area of Lee Street and Walker Street resulting in the arrests of three individuals. In the early morning of May 12, Cartersville Officers responded to a shots fired call in…

Fatal wrecks reported in Calhoun, Cartersville, and Emerson lover holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks reported in Calhoun, Cartersville, and Emerson lover holiday weekend

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–10:45 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- It was a deadly holiday weekend on Northwest Georgia Roadways with fatal crashes reported by the Calhoun and Cartersville Posts of the Georgia State Patrol. State troopers responded to a crash Sunday evening at around 11:30 p.m. on Henderson Bend Road in Calhoun. According to the…

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–11:28 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average was 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents less than a month ago, and 11 cents more than this…

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:48 p.m. -News Release- In anticipation of an increase in Memorial Day Weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the suspension of all interstate lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 24 at noon until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. While construction-related lane closures…

Fifth person dies from injuries in Sunday crash on I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road

Fifth person dies from injuries in Sunday crash on I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road

Thursday, May 23, 2024–8:42 a.m. -Staff reports- A multi-vehicle crash on I-75 near Red Top Mountain Road Bartow County on Sunday has claimed another life. WBHF Radio in Cartersville reports that Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed that 6-year-old Titus Mason was removed from life support Wednesday. 43-year-old Dakarai Mason and 35-year-old Erin Mason also…

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Monday, May 20, 2024–8:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are down another three cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average of $3.18 is also 5 cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Four killed in crash on I-75 Sunday

Four killed in crash on I-75 Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2024–6:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Four people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-75 near Red Top Mountain Road Sunday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Preliminary evidence at the scene indicates that a Kia van was traveling northbound on I-75 when, for reasons yet to be determined, it left the…

Tellus Science Museum “Star Party” this weekend

Tellus Science Museum “Star Party” this weekend

Thursday, May 16, 2024–9:15 a.m. -News Release- Tellus Science Museum is happy to announce, that after a month of maintenance, the Bentley Planetarium will be re-opening with upgraded projectors on Saturday, May 18 in conjunction with the Museum’s Star Party. The new system features 4k laser technology, which will enhance guests’ experience with brighter, clearer,…

GDOT presents information on planned roundabout on Old Alabama Road in Bartow County

GDOT presents information on planned roundabout on Old Alabama Road in Bartow County

Thursday, May 16, 2024–9:11 a.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is holding a virtual Public Information Open House to provide information on the final phase of the Old Alabama Road widening project. Phase III is currently underway and includes changing the intersection of Old Alabama Road and SR 61 from a planned…

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…

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