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Surya holds groundbreaking ceremony
India-based Surya Inc. broke ground on a new corporate office and distribution facility at the Highland 75 Industrial Park off Cass-White Road in Bartow County this month. News of the company’s mov...
August 12, 2014 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LakePoint has immediate impact on community
When news spread about plans for a multi-million dollar sports complex being built in Emerson, excitement began to build for expectations that it would have a dramatic impact on the community. From...
August 05, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loudermilk wins Congressional seat
Although the July 22 Primary Runoff election featured two spirited contests between Republicans seeking seats in Congress, Tuesday’s 17 polls drew little interest from Bartow County residents. Acco...
July 23, 2014 12:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge orders WYXC owner to restore station
A judge last week ordered owner Clarion Communications to take possession of radio station NewsTalk WYXC-AM and operate it according to federal law until an October hearing. Superior Court Judge D....
July 15, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgium-based B.I.G. to create 350 jobs in Bartow
Gov. Nathan Deal was on hand to welcome Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group, which announced plans to build its first U.S. plant on 120 acres of land across from the Highland 75 Industrial P...
July 15, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia shutters doors
AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia closed its doors for good this month, ending an era of a grassroots effort to provide education and support to those living with HIV and AIDS. “The past 22 years ...
July 08, 2014 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartow County School board oks tentative millage hike
The Bartow County school board approved a millage rate increase of 1.5 mills at a called meeting Thursday. Superintendent John Harper made the recommendation following a presentation that outlined ...
July 08, 2014 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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County school board approves spending resolution
The Bartow County school board approved a spending resolution recently that will allow Superintendent John Harper latitude to continue day-to-day operations until a tentative millage rate can be se...
July 01, 2014 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surya relocating headquarters to Bartow County
By Monica Burge mburge@neighbornewspapers.com A Gordon County carpet manufacturer is relocating its headquarters to Bartow County, bringing with it about 200 new jobs. Surya Inc.s’ move was announc...
June 10, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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County school system set to adopt 2015 budget
By Monica Burge mburge@neighbornewspapers.com The proposed tentative budget for the Bartow County School system for fiscal year 2015 is set to be adopted at the school board’s business meeting June...
June 10, 2014 10:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carson win Adairsville mayoral race, runoffs set
The General Election Primary set the scene for key races in November, and while some local and state seats have now been decided there are two runoff elections that will have an impact. According t...
May 21, 2014 05:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Primary Results: Complete list of winners
Here is a list of winners of races in Georgia. U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, Dem U.S. Senate Jack Kingston, GOP -- Advances to runoff David Perdue, GOP -- Advances to runoff Governor Nathan Deal (i), ...
May 21, 2014 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaigns spent $30 per vote in Ga. GOP Senate primary
The first round of Senate Republican primary voting in Georgia cost the campaigns and outside groups about $30 per vote, at least. That's based on an Associated Press analysis of spending by the ca...
May 21, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue, Kingston to meet in GOP Senate runoff
Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a GOP runoff after Tuesday's primary, setting up a battle between a veteran congressman and an opponent billing...
May 20, 2014 11:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED RESULTS: School Superintendent primaries still too close to call
Secretary of State Dem - Primary 1,930 of 2,727 precincts - 71 percent WINNER- Doreen Carter 146,567 - 68 percent Gerald Beckum 68,636 - 32 percent   School Superintendent Dem - Primary 1,931 of 2,...
May 20, 2014 11:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED RESULTS: Handel, Kingston battle it out to take on Perdue
U.S. Senate Dem - Primary 1,872 of 2,727 precincts - 69 percent WINNER -Michelle Nunn 172,059 - 75 percent Steen Miles 25,079 - 11 percent Todd Robinson 22,962 - 10 percent Branko Radulovacki 8,180...
May 20, 2014 10:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 things to know about the Georgia Senate primary
The Georgia Senate race will be one of the most closely watched of the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans are looking to defend retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss's seat as they try to regain control o...
May 20, 2014 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate GOP race close
Michelle Nunn easily won the Democratic nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, with the party hoping she can thwart the GOP's hopes of taking control of the chamber for the last two ye...
May 20, 2014 08:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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