Thursday, April 4, 2013
A transcript of a 911 call indicates at least one north Bartow County resident wanted to know why she didn't hear warning sirens minutes before the EF-3 ripped through, killing one.
Did Bartow County's tornado sirens sound Jan. 30 in Adairsville before an EF-3 tornado ravaged the area, killing one, injuring several others and damaging hundreds of buildings? Some locals say the answer is no. Adairsville resident Elaine Cooke told Cartersville Patch on Jan. 31 that she didn't hear tornado warning sirens at her home at Cass Street and MLK Drive. Cooke said a huge tree in her yard crushed her friend's car within 30 seconds of the women getting out of the vehicle. Other residents called 911 minutes before the twister hit to say the tornado sirens were not working, WSB-TV reports. One of the 911 callers asked why the sirens in Adairsville had not sounded, according to a transcript published by WSB. Ashley White, who lives …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor is helping the two manufacturers fill a number of jobs in nearby Rome on Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Authorities say the shooter was the woman's ex-husband, who fled into the woods, where he was found dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Thursday, February 21
Updated 4 p.m. Authorities say the man and woman killed in an early-morning shooting had divorced in January. They identified the woman shot at Barnsley Gardens Resort as Angela Player, 37, of Cartersville, according to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office release. The man found deceased in the woods after a search of the area was Robert Wade Brazell, 42, of Kingsland. Player, the apparent victim of domestic violence killed in a murder-suicide, was a longtime employee of the upscale boutique resort in Adairsville. "Barnsley Gardens Resort is a close-knit family and this unprecedented tragedy is felt across the resort," General Manager Michael Gordon said in a statement. "We grieve for the loss of our friend and colleague, a warm and caring …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Plant workers will be out of work for six to 12 months as the Adairsville business rebuilds.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Red Cross caseworkers, who have provided direct assistance for some 100 families in tornado-stricken Bartow and Gordon counties to date, are urging anyone with emergency disaster needs to call 706-291-6648 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Jan. 30 storm north of Cartersville in Bartow County killed at least one person and damaged hundreds of structures.
Patch took to the air today and captured several photos of Adairsville more than a week after a deadly tornado ravaged portions of Bartow and Gordon counties, killing one, injuring several and damaging hundreds of buildings. Share your own photos by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos," tell us what you think in the comments below and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Cartersville Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Related Content
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A shelter housing victims of last week's tornado, which destroyed or caused major damage to more than 250 homes in Bartow and Gordon counties, has transitioned to a place where families with emergency needs can see a Red Cross caseworker and get supplies.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents who cannot live in their homes are urged to call to set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker or to simply drop by the Adairsville shelter.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Joining 1,600 volunteers coordinated by Team Rubicon, a group of healthcare and emergency personnel from Cartersville Medical Center, Bartow County EMS and Bartow County Fire Department provided first aid and emergency transport services to tornado victim
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Priorities are feeding and sheltering of families impacted by the tornado in Adairsville and the bulk distribution of emergency supplies.