Friday, May 24, 2013
This Memorial Day weekend join in celebrations throughout the Atlanta area recognizing our fallen heroes.
This year Memorial Day 2013 falls on Monday, May 27, and there are plenty of events in and near Cartersville and the Atlanta area where you can celebrate our fallen heroes during the long holiday weekend. Two Observances in Cartersville Two observances are set mark this year's Memorial Day holiday in Cartersville, according to the The Daily Tribune News. The American Legion will host a program on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. that includes a visit by State Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville. Later at 7:30 p.m., the Vietnam Veterans of Bartow County’s will host a candlelight service at the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center, which displays a war memorial. Acworth Observance at Patriots Point The city of Acworth will honor our …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Parents and students in Cartersville are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
You can post pictures by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Don't forget to include well wishes or special memories in the caption or comments section! See also: Check Out the Graduation Schedule in Cartersville
Monday, May 20, 2013
This weekend's heavy rain moves out of Cartersville, making way for mostly sunny skies by the weekend.
After yet another weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations throughout the metro area, Cartersville is in for some sunny skies early this week and this Memorial Day weekend, though rain will be likely on Wednesday. A chance of scattered strong showers and thunderstorms continues Monday, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 87, according to the National Weather Service's Cartersville forecast. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 87 after some morning fog. Showers are likely Wednesday with a high of 83. Thursday and Friday will see mostly sunny skies with a small chance of thunderstorms. And, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s are expected Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Cartersville Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Cartersville and Bartow County? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Cartersville Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch users give us some suggestions on celebrating the big day.
Whether it's showering Mom with gifts or taking her out for some fine dining, we've got some tips on celebrating Mother's Day 2013, with help from some Cartersville Patch readers like yourself. We asked you for shopping and dining suggestions, and here are some of the responses we received: On Cartersville Patch: The Olive Branch Boutique in Emerson offers antiques, repurposed vintage decor items, vintage jewelry, and other unique gift ideas at very reasonable prices. On Cartersville Patch's Facebook page: It's not brunch, but we haul all 11 of us to ihop for an early breakfast to beat the crowds. My only request is to not have to cook or clean! E Street Tavern....the BEST FOOD IN TOWN!! Moore's Market! I like E Street Tavern also. And if …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The "nation's largest single-day food drive" is this Saturday.
Millions of American families need food assistance, and the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday will hold what organizers say is the nation's largest single-day food drive. The association collected more than 73 million pounds of food during last year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, according to Michael Miles with the United States Postal Service. More than 200,000 pounds of that was collected in metro Atlanta, he said. The United States Postal Service wants people to step up to the challenge again. Saturday, the agency is urging everyone in Cartersville and beyond to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes. Letter carriers will pick up the donations, which will be delivered to local community …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Residents can get a free smoke detector on Saturday.
According to the City of Cartersville's Facebook page, residents can get their hands on some free smoke alarms. The Cartersville Fire Department plans to give them away this upcoming Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 130 Jones Street. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, 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.
In celebration of Mother's Day 2013 in Cartersville, share your favorite pictures and memories of Mom.
Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12, and what better way to honor Mom than sharing your favorite pictures and memories with fellow Cartersville Patch readers? So far this week we've asked you to share the best Mother's Day brunch spots as well as best places to find gifts for Mom. Now we would love it if you'd share your favorite picture of your mother. It's easy – all you have to do is hit one of the "Upload Pictures and Videos" buttons accompany this article, choose your picture, and tell us in the caption why you love your mom! To help get you started, we've shared a picture of our Community Editor Liz Kennedy enjoying a Braves game with her lovely mom. If you don't want to share a picture, you can still tell us all …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Cartersville schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State School …