Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor says the jobless rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in February.
Bartow County's unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in February, which was two-tenths of a percent lower than the month before. Out of the county's 49,231 workers, 4,422 of them were jobless last month. That's fewer than were counted as unemployed in January. And coupled with the slightly fewer people in the workforce, it combined to lower the unemployment rate. A year ago the unemployment rate was a full percentage point higher at 10 percent. County Rate Bartow 9.0% Cherokee 6.9 Cobb 7.4 Douglas 8.8 Forsyth 6.4 Fulton 8.9 Paulding 7.8 Metro Atlanta 8.3
Georgia 8.6 Metro Atlanta’s …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I briefly touch on the history of this issue and then respond to each of the basic objections from detractors.
I feel compelled to write this piece in light of the conversations I've had with a few of my friends whom I know to be sensible, grounded and good people, regarding Senate Resolution 28, introduced by State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, of the 14th District. While there are actually only a handful of basic arguments being presented in opposition, the thing I find most amazing is the number of detractors who haven't even bothered to take two minutes to actually read the resolution. This list includes party officials, TV hosts and even a few elected officials, which I guess shouldn't surprise me since we already know that many of them don't even read the bills they vote on most of the time. What's just as baffling to me however, is to…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
The biggest football bowl games start Monday. Did anybody mention money?
Sunday, January 1, 2012
It used to be simple -- four football bowl games on New Year's Day, or Jan. 2 if New Year's Day fell on Sunday, as it does in 2012. Now, the long arm of television has the big games scattered out for a week. But the big ones now are the Bowl Championship Series games, which begin Monday and conclude with the LSU-Alabama title game on Jan. 9. The attached graphic, provided by H&R Block, shows that bowl games mean millions of dollars to the participating schools and the host cities. As with the regular season, the term "amateur athletics" seems odd. But people love the football, so here is the schedule for this year's BCS games (all BCS games are on ESPN). Rose Bowl: Jan. 2, Wisconsin-Oregon, 5 p.m. Fiesta Bowl: Jan. 2, Stanford-Oklahoma …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Changes may be coming for Cartersville and Bartow County.
The Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office of the Georgia General Assembly has released the first proposal for the redistricting of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate after the 2010 census. Although these new maps are not the final version of the redistricting plan, they are the starting point for the discussions when the General Assembly meets in a special session starting Monday. Currently, Bartow County and Cartersville are represented by the 12th, 14th and 15th districts in the House. Bartow County shares District 14 with Floyd County and shares District 12 with Gordon and Pickens counties. Cartersville makes up the majority of District 15. The representatives holding those seats: In the first …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Our weekly list of food scores includes Cartersville restaurants inspected from June 27 to July 1.
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 and food preparers inspected during the last week were: America's Best Inn and Suites (Tourist) — 93-A View Last inspection Last 5 Inspections America's Best Value Inn — 91-A View Last …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Only one of the four who made first appearances in federal court Thursday was released on bond.
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Friday, July 1, 2011
Rome News-Tribune reports four of the five people arrested in an alleged Cartersville "pill mill" pleaded not guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges during initial appearances in Rome federal court Thursday. A U.S. attorney Wednesday announced the indictment, which alleges the five conspired to sell powerful pain killers at Atlanta Medical Group, profiting substantially, and used those funds to continue the alleged illegal activity. Only one of the defendants was granted bond — Tara Diane Atkins, who served as office manager at the Collins Drive clinic, according to Rome News-Tribune. Magistrate Judge Walter Johnson granted Atkins, 33, of Cartersville, an unsecured $10,000 bond, citing her family roots in the area, lack …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
State Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, takes us from July 2009 to the latest ruling yesterday.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A federal appeals judge yesterday tossed out a lower court ruling that would have severely restricted Atlanta’s ability to take water from Lake Lanier, starting in July 2012, unless the governors of Georgia, Florida and Alabama reached an agreement to end the long-standing water wars between the tri-state area. The appeals court ruled that the U.S. Corps of Engineers must first issue a final decision on whether Georgia can have more water before legal challenges can proceed. The decision Tuesday by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an early order from U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson. Although yesterday's federal ruling concerned water from Lake Lanier, the legal issues and parties to the case are the same as the …