News Line for Cartersville

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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CPD, Old Town residents gather for community meeting
Gathered at Grand Oaks Tuesday night, residents of Old Town in Cartersville and the city’s police department met to discuss the district’s crime concerns.
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City audit reports $2.5M cash loss in 2013
Despite a $2.5 million cash loss, Certified Public Accountant Lloyd Williamson was upbeat as he presented the 2013 audit to the Cartersville City Council Thursday night.
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Airport authority to revise leasing rates
Leasing rates may drop at the Cartersville-Bartow County Airport in the coming months, following a study of surrounding airports.
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Cartersville council names Jones water superintendent
Cartersville City Council welcomed the new year by appointing a new water superintendent.
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Headquarters, pool largest Cartersville SPLOST projects
For 2013, Cartersville’s largest expenditures of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax dollars focused on the new public safety headquarters, road projects and the renovated Dellinger Park pool.
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Cartersville council approves agreements with Comcast
After what was described as lengthy negotiations, Cartersville has come to two agreements with Comcast over franchise and pole attachment fees.
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Tennessee Street utility work preparation for repaving
Any motorist who has driven down Tennessee Street in the past two weeks has certainly noticed the lane closings, steel plates and construction equipment on the side of the road. The work is an effort by the Cartersville Water Department to relocate or replace water lines before the Georgia Department of Transportation repaves Tennessee Street.
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Cartersville passes 'emergency' synthetic marijuana ordinance
Through an emergency move Thursday night, the Cartersville City Council adopted an ordinance declaring a ban on all synthetic cannabinoids and unregulated marijuana substitutes.
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Tonsmeire re-elected to Cartersville Post 3
Louis Tonsmeire Sr., who has served on the Cartersville Post 3 since 2002, was re-elected to the seat with 353, or 66.60 percent, of votes. He ran against Valerie Holt, who received 177, or 33.40 percent, of votes.
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Kingston discusses 2013 budget for next meeting
Eleven months into its fiscal year, Kingston is getting the approval process for its 2013 budget underway.
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Cartersville continues work on DDA master plan
As the Cartersville City Council met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the proposed 2024 master plan for the downtown area, two topics were a recurring theme: parking and alcohol.
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Emerson approves numerous budget amendments
During its Monday night meeting, the Emerson City Council worked through a number of amendments for its 2014 budget.
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Historic Cartersville building finds new life
The Gilreath Building, one of Main Street’s oldest buildings, will soon be resurrected as a downtown entertainment venue.
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