Monday, November 26, 2012
George Carroll of Acworth, who has been driving buses for 12 years, faces two misdemeanor charges in connection with the crash on Highway 41 in Bartow County.
Emerson police today lodged charges against the man who was driving the charter bus that struck and killed West Ridge Church worship pastor Andrew Pray in Bartow County a day before Thanksgiving. George Carroll, 77, of Acworth, was arrested and faces two misdemeanor charges—second-degree vehicular homicide and following too closely, Police Chief Stan Bradley told Cartersville Patch. On his Facebook page, Pray, an Arkansas native, described himself as an avid cyclist, as well as “[an] aspiring cook, sports fan, cereal lover, and saved by the grace of God.” Bradley said Pray's bicycle and the charter bus—which was new and being tested by Carroll and a mechanic—were approaching Red Top Mountain Road on Highway 41 northbound when "for some …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Andrew Pray, a worship pastor with West Ridge Church, which has a Cartersville location, was struck while cycling in Bartow County early Wednesday afternoon.
Updated 9:45 p.m. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday night reported that Pray was struck by a charter bus about 12:30 p.m. as he rode his bicycle along U.S. 41 in Emerson near Cartersville in Bartow County. Pray was taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, the newspaper also reported, but did not survive. Original story Members and staff of Dallas-based West Ridge Church, which has a Cartersville location, were reeling Wednesday night after the reported passing of Andrew Pray, who served as a worship pastor. “It is with deep sorrow and hurt that we have to tell you that our beloved brother Andrew Pray has passed away on November 21st. He was involved in a biking accident and was stuck by a vehicle today. That…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The massive Emerson sports complex is set for The Miracle League, LakePoint Church and lake, outdoor adventure and medical research areas.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
With a revamped website, LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center has released more details on plans for the Emerson development Commissioner Clarence Brown called "the biggest thing Bartow has seen," which developers now say will attract 4 million visitors a year and include 5 million square feet of commercial offerings. In its new Local Community section, LakePoint encourages its visitors to support Bartow businesses and offers a service to identify and find local establishments. Perhaps more important to the locals—because LakePoint is expected to bring thousands of jobs and become one of the largest employers in northwest Georgia—is the website's new Jobs tab. It says construction jobs related to the more than 1,400-acre mixed-use …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The 1,380-acre development known as the LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center is planned for Emerson and Bartow, but would benefit Cartersville.
Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown made bringing more jobs to Bartow his focus during Wednesday’s public meeting after he authorized a memorandum that, with the collaboration of several local governments, will begin development as well as incentives for the creation of a large sports and recreation complex in Emerson. The 1,380-acre development, known as LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center, will house baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields as well as a building for basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading. The development, said Brown, is estimated to bring 2,000 jobs to the area as well as estimated 3 million visitors annually and could be one of the county’s largest employers. It will be a joint effort between the …