News Line for Cartersville

Rezoning paves way for new retail complex
A spate of zoning and rezoning requests before the Cartersville City Council Thursday night was the first step toward building a new 200,000-square-foot shopping center in Cartersville.
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Conference center named to Elite 50 list
As determined by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine, the Clarence Brown Conference Center is among the South’s cream of the event-hosting crop.
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Cartersville designated as accredited National Main Street Program
In honor of their dedication to commercial revitalization and historic preservation, the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program recently received a National Main Street Program accreditation.
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Noise study approved by airport authority
The Cartersville-Bartow County Airport Authority’s quarterly meeting Monday addressed everything from noise batement to a website. A federally mandated environmental study may reignite some lingering concerns about noise for neighbors living around the Cartersville-Bartow County Airport.
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Cartersville council approves emergency water, sewer rate ordinance
Cartersville water and sewer rate increases scheduled to take effect July 1 are now officially part of their respective ordinances, as approved by the city council Tuesday night.
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Cartersville ranked best Ga. city to live in
According to CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison website, Cartersville is the best city to live in the state of Georgia.
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53-acre shopping center planned for Cartersville's Main St.
Though early in their conceptual stages, plans have been submitted to Cartersville Planning & Development for an approximately 53-acre shopping center on East Main Street. Kroger is believed to be among the possible tenants.
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Cartersville DDA awards business leaders, members
More than 150 people packed into the Mellow Mushroom in Cartersville Friday night for a Downtown Development Association award ceremony and an exclusive sneak peak at the area’s newest restaurant.
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Cartersville Water Dept. wins series of trade awardsCartersville Water Dept. wins series of trade awards
While attending the Georgia Association of Water Professionals conference in April, the Cartersville Water Department won three awards recognizing its efforts in maintaining clean water and meeting all permitting goals.
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Ledbetter wins Downtown Cartersville Selfie Scavenger Hunt
With a total of 87 points, Christy Ledbetter won the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority’s debut Selfie Scavenger Hunt. During the contest, participants took self-portrait images at designated locations around the city from April 25 to May 2.
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Cartersville council approves landmark expansion
In Mayor Matt Santini’s absence, Mayor Pro-Tem Diane Tate gaveled the Cartersville City Council to order.
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Cartersville names Historic Preservation Committee members
In order to accommodate the 58th annual Civic Youth Day, the Cartersville City Council convened a rare morning meeting.
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Cartersville reappoints board members
The Cartersville City Council made quick work of its agenda during Thursday’s meeting.
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Bartow schools to provide Emerson with campus
The Bartow County Board of Education on Monday voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Emerson which will provide the city with the Emerson Elementary School building in exchange for the city providing certain improvements to the infrastructure supporting the new EES — for example, relocating sewer lines along Old Alabama Road and providing a walking path between the existing school and the new school, which will open its doors to students for the fall 2014 school year.
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Downtown Cartersville continues historic designation process, wins preservation award
Attempts to have downtown Cartersville named to the National Register of Historic Places overcame one hurdle Friday, Feb. 28, when the Georgia Historic Preservation Division recommended the application to federal officials.
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Cartersville development authorities honor Tilley
After more than 34 years of involvement with economic development, Gene Tilley stepped down from his positions on both of the Cartersville development authorities, effective Jan. 1. In recognition of his efforts, both the Cartersville Development Authority and Development Authority of Cartersville issued proclamations for Tilley during a joint meeting Thursday.
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Cartersville approves Aquafil MOU
A $25 million expansion at Aquafil USA moved one step closer to reality Thursday night as the Cartersville City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with the company.
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Euharlee approves draft of organization chart
After a contentious meeting in February, the Euharlee City Council approved several lingering resolutions — the adoption of international building codes, purchasing policy procedures and an event planning policy — while a proposed revamped organizational chart, and outsourced landscaping and grant writing proposals failed to win approval.
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Cartersville moves forward with ‘Blue Trail’ launch
The Cartersville City Council during their regular business session Thursday moved forward with the construction of a canoe/kayak launch for the Etowah River “Blue Trail,” which Cartersville Parks & Recreation Director Greg Anderson said is an integral piece in continuing the city’s plans to expand outdoor opportunities for its residents.
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Kingston seeking new city clerk
During the Kingston City Council’s regular meeting Monday night, Mayor Wanda Penson explained Kingston was in search of a new city clerk, as the previous clerk, Michelle Jones, is no longer with the city.
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Cartersville council wraps up 2014 visioning session
For its 2014 visioning session, the Cartersville City Council came to grips with three long-running issues requiring attention: the Douthit Ferry Road widening project, a city festival ordinance and what to do about funding for parks and recreation projects.
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Sidewalks top 2013 Emerson SPLOST projects
For 2013, Emerson’s largest Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax expenditure was on sidewalks along Old Alabama Road.
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Pallone's service as mayor a 'natural transition'
Emerson Mayor Al Pallone began serving the city in 2008 after spending seven years as a city council member from 1994 to 2001. He describes his role as a public servant as a “natural transition” from working at his church.
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Cartersville HPC updated on national register application
During its regular Tuesday night meeting, the Cartersville Historic Preservation Commission heard an update from state officials on the city’s application for the downtown area to be included on the National Register of Historic Places.
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