Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The home city of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is asking a funeral home director not to request a burial there. Should cities be allowed to turn down burial requests?
It’s been nearly three weeks since his death, but it remains unclear where the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev will be buried. The Associated Press reports that while Tsarnaev's mother says she wants the body returned to Russia, the funeral director in charge of Tsarnaev’s body believes the country will not accept the body. The funeral home director, Peter Stefan, said he plans to ask for a burial in the city where Tsarnaev lived, but officials in Cambridge, Mass., are urging him not to do so. "The difficult and stressful efforts of the citizens of the City of Cambridge to return to a peaceful life would be adversely impacted by the turmoil, protests, and wide spread media presence at such an interment," Cambridge…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Vessel Safety Checks by the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to kick off May 25 at marinas around the lake, while life jacket loaner stations are at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-operated day-use and camping areas.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allatoona Lake Project office in Cartersville is gearing up for seasonal recreation on Lake Allatoona, and bringing back several safety programs to aid lake goers. Allatoona, which spans Bartow, Cobb and Cherokee counties, saw at least two drownings and a near drowning in 2012 and several in 2011. Vessel Safety Checks by the U.S. Coast Guard are set to kick off this year on May 25 at Bartow's Blockhouse Ramp and other privately-owned marinas around the lake, including Allatoona Landing and Glade Marina in or near Cartersville. "The goal is to educate boaters on the importance of wearing their life jackets and to always make safety a priority while boating and on the water," Park Ranger Stephen Cain said in …
In celebration of National Tourism Month, the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a whirlwind bus tour of some of Bartow County's greatest treasures.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
To accommodate LakePoint Sporting Commuity & Town Center near Cartersville, Bartow County will build two new roads—LakePoint Parkway and Bass Pro Parkway—and reconstruct a half mile of Highway 293 or Old Allatoona Road.
With funding from a Georgia Department of Transportation grant program that allows local governments to decide on projects, Bartow County is set to build two new roads to accommodate LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center. LakePoint Parkway and Bass Pro Parkway will intersect a portion of the massive sports complex under way in Emerson near Cartersville, according to preliminary plans released by the Bartow County Road Department, attached. Set for the development's South Campus, the north-south LakePoint Parkway, at two-thirds of a mile, will intersect Allatoona Road near Interstate 75, while the east-west Bass Pro Parkway, at nearly a half a mile, will lead to a new Bass Pro Shops store from Highway 41, according to LakePoint's …
During three-day nature adventures at Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville, kids will discover live animals, go hiking, make crafts and play games.
Looking for the kids something to do this summer? Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville is offering three-day nature adventures for kids ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12, according to Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. For $45 each, "Junior Rangers will discover live animals, go hiking, make crafts, play games, and meet new friends," according to Naturalist Marcus Toft. "All of the activities are geared toward helping campers earn one of three Junior Ranger badges." Activities for the two camps camps will vary and be age appropriate. The first, for children 6 to 8, is set for June 4 to 6, and the second, for kids 9 to 12, is June 11 to 13. Both camps are Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the park office at 770-975-0055…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Our weekly list of health-and-safety-check results includes Cartersville restaurants and lodging facilities inspected from April 27 to May 3.
Bartow County Environmental Health conducts inspections of local establishments to give patrons a snapshot of the operations of the businesses. Its goal is to provide consumers information to help protect themselves from the risk factors linked to illness and injury. Items on inspection lists have point values ranging from 1 to 9 points and are deducted from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are deducted for items with higher risks to cause illness. Repeat violations also cost establishments more points. Cartersville restaurants, eateries, food stores and boarding facilities inspected during the last week were: BARTOW DINER—90-A View Last inspection Last 5 Inspections OEC Japanese Express—95-A View Last inspection Last 5 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Cartersville High School's Beta Club won largest volunteer cleanup program's Georgia School award and Bartow County's 4-H won its 4-H award.
The April explosion at the coal-fired power plant outside Cartersville in Bartow County that injured three resulted from a failure to comply with procedures and communicate.
Human error led to the explosion last month at Plant Bowen, Georgia Power officials say. Three people sustained minor injuries in the April 4 blast just outside Cartersville in Bartow County. The 4 p.m. explosion, described by witnesses as sounding like a "sonic boom" or earthquake, shook buildings and rattled windows miles away. The reason it happened: workers failed to comply with procedures and properly communicate, Georgia Power spokesman Mark Williams told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Employees were beginning a maintenance outage on coal-fired Bowen's Unit 2 just before the blast, which significantly damaged the control room for Units 1 and 2 and the switchyard, where electricity is converted to the proper voltage before being …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
City officials will share the results of a survey and lead open dialogue conversations about downtown's future on May 8 at 8:30 a.m. and 9 at 6 p.m.
The May First Saturday Breakfast for the Cobb County Republican Party is set for Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 to 10:00 am.