Bartow County's National Day of Remembrance ceremony will be held today at the Clarence Brown Conference Center.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The annual Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup, which draws 3,500 volunteers to collect garbage from 250 miles of shoreline, will take place today.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A list by Disney Baby reveals names expected to skyrocket in the future.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, our first child, we didn't agonize for months over what to name her. In fact, we had her name picked out before we even knew she was a girl - Lucy Jane. When I worked as a reporter in Dalton, I interviewed a girl named Lucy, and it really stuck with me because that was the first time I'd encountered anyone with that name. And, since then, I hadn't really heard of any other Lucys, with the exception of one girl in our playgroup. To me, it was the perfect name - classic, something that will be able to grow with her, and not very common. And, her middle name, Jane, after my grandmother Bobbie Jane, made it flow perfectly. This morning, when I saw a list of names expected to skyrocket in popularity in the …
The annual Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup, which draws 3,500 volunteers to collect garbage from 250 miles of shoreline, will take place this Saturday, Sept. 22.
The 12 volunteers heading up this year's Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup "truly believe in the multi-faceted benefits" of the September effort considered the largest of its type in the country. It's meant to lead the Lake Allatoona community in environmental stewardship of the watershed through education, preservation, conservation and volunteerism. "In addition to cleaning up the shoreline of this very valuable resource, we also see the cleanup as a wonderful way of teaching environmental stewardship and responsibility to children and adults," the committee said in a press release. "Additionally, the event instills the value and benefits of volunteerism in key members of the community." Organizers for this year's Sept. 22 cleanup recently …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Bartow County's National Day of Remembrance ceremony will be held Sunday at the Clarence Brown Conference Center.
For families of murder victims, grieving doesn't end when the court cases finish and the offenders are sentenced. It's a process that continues for the rest of their lives. That's why Julia Richards, director of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit's Victim-Witness Assistance Office, said it's important to remember the victims every year. "It may look like it’s over once the court case is over, but people live with this, the loss of their loved ones, for the rest of their lives," Richards said. "They carry that loss with them. We want people to realize and to know, and the community to know, that we are not going to forget these people. They’re always going to be a part of us, and they’re always going to be remembered in our hearts. We’re going …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
In observance of the Fourth of July, local lawyers read the Declaration of Independence at Bartow's gold-domed courthouse in Cartersville.
Sponsored by the Georgia Association of Defense Lawyers and the local Bar Association, local lawyers—judges, prosecuters, defense and civil attorneys—read the Declaration of Independence at Bartow's gold-domed courthouse in Cartersville.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Bartow County Recreation Department's eight and under girls' All-Star softball team won the Dizzy Dean State Championship.
The Bartow County Recreation Department's eight and under girls' All-Star softball team Monday in Chickamauga won the Dizzy Dean State Championship. 18 to 6. "These girls have been undefeated in the state tournament thus far," said Nicole Souderson Monday. "We are so proud of our girls. These tough young ladies have played in 105-plus degree weather and after 11 p.m. during this tournament. "Placing first in state, they have received a berth to the Dizzy Dean World Series in Mississippi in two weeks," said Souderson, whose daughter is Chloe, No. 12. "We are currently trying to raise money so these girls are able to go. They have worked so hard."
Friday, June 29, 2012
Georgia Army National Guard Maj. John W. Strain received the Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeon's 2011 Theodore Lyster Flight Surgeon of the Year Award for his work in Iraq.
By Maj. Will Cox JEKYLL ISLAND—John W. Strain, a Cartersville resident and Georgia Army National Guard major, received the Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeon's 2011 Theodore Lyster Flight Surgeon of the Year Award in front of his family and co-workers at Jekyll Island. He was recognized for his achievements as the Task Force 1-171 General Support Aviation Battalion’s Aero Medical Physician Assistant while deployed to Operation new Dawn at Contingency Operating Station Taji, Iraq 2010-2011. “Major Strain was the primary reason, from a medical standpoint, that the unit did as well as it did serving a very demanding mission. He is selfless, confident, full of integrity and has a servant heart. It was an honor to serve with him,” said Lt. Col…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What would your child do as executive director of the science museum for a second? An answer is all it takes to enter Tellus Science Museum's Director for a Second contest.
Tellus Science Museum is celebrating the extra "tick" scientists on June 30 will add to the clock—a leap second—with a special contest for kids. One lucky child will get to be Director for a Second, giving the museum's hardworking executive director a well-earned vacation. Leap seconds are introduced periodically to keep up with Earth's slowing down as it spins around its axis. Earth's slowing is due to the braking action caused by our tides. A tiny effect, only 2 milliseconds have been added to the day in the last 188 years. Since the building of the great pyramid of Giza, 4,500 years ago, the day has only grown 1/14 of a second longer. Scientists keep track of the rotation of the earth by timing when certain stars are overhead. Five leap…
Monday, June 11, 2012
More than 800 students got high school equivalency diplomas in Chattahoochee Technical College's Adult Education program.
For the 43 students participating Thursday in the Chattahoochee Technical College Adult Education Recognition Ceremony, it was a celebration they missed out on in high school. The graduates represent just a portion of the 814 students who earned a GED at Chattahoochee Technical College’s numerous testing centers. “Many of us worked in jobs with employers who had the mercy to hire us,” said graduate Clarisse Henderson Morris. “Then they had to fire us or lay us off because we did not have that high school diploma.” The ceremony included three graduates who were selected by the program’s instructors and administrators to tell their own story about their journey. Speakers featured this year’s ceremony included Morris of Euharlee, James Gordon…