🌱 2050 Bartow Traffic Data + New Shelter + Rental Community Planned

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Good morning, neighbors. It’s me, Josee Noble, your host of the Cartersville Patch newsletter — here to tell you all the most important things happening in town. Including updates on:

  • GDOT projects 2050 traffic data for Bartow County.
  • Advocates’ new emergency shelter to be named after co-founder.
  • A single-family rental community is coming in 2024.

But first, today’s weather:


Partly sunny and cool. High: 52 Low: 27.

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Here are the top three stories in Cartersville today:

  1. The Georgia Department of Transportation’s Assistant State Transportation Planning Administrator Habte Kassa presented the Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization with projected 2050 traffic data for Bartow County at a public meeting on March 15. GDOT is suggesting that local officials take preventative measures to combat projected traffic volume. “If you compare this side by side with the 2020 base year, you probably see more yellow, more orange and more red. Basically, if you don’t do anything, you don’t do any kind of improvements, this is what you’re going to see in 2050.” (Subscription: The Daily Tribune News)
  2. Bartow’s Advocates for Children will have a new emergency shelter opening in the fall of next year. Already named ‘Newman House,’ honoring the organization’s co-founder Nancy Newman, the “main living area will be known as the Hankinson Lounge.” Rob Hankinson is a previous Advocates board member with a passion for seeing young people succeed. (Subscription: The Daily Tribune News)
  3. Plans have been revealed for a single-family rental community at the corner of Smiley Ingram Road and Center Road. The 220-unit two-story attached townhouses will feature “three bedrooms, two full bathroom and a half-bath and individual backyards and garages.” Expected to start renting to tenants in 2024, “site construction will begin this spring.” (Multi-Housing News)

Today in Cartersville:

  • Hike Georgia – Pine Mountain Via Coopers Furnace Trail (10:00 AM)
  • TableTop Guild for Adults – Cartersville Library (10:00 AM)
  • Weekly Mindful Meditation Meeting – Cartersville Library (10:30 AM)
  • Live Music with Alex Winfield – JZ’s Taste of Georgia (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • “We would like to congratulate Deputy Mason Brown and Deputy Johnathan Hicks on graduating Basic Law Enforcement Academy today. Deputy Hicks was awarded Honor Student for receiving the highest GPA of all the recruits in the class.” (Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (Official) via Facebook)
  • “Our March Business After Hours event hosted by by Barnsley Resort & Co-Presented by Rome Floyd Chamber was a huge success! There were more than 200 people in attendance who shared in great food and fellowship. Please make plans to join us next month!” (Cartersville-Bartow Chamber via Facebook)
  • “Annual Spring Giveaway! We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with some of our awesome partners to offer over $500 value in fabulous outdoor prizes! There is no cost to enter.” (Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites via Facebook)
  • “COMING SOON! Building A Relational Culture of Comfort During April, we will strategically focus on building a culture of COMFORT or COMPASSION at work. Successful organizations dedicate time, focus, and space to building a relational culture because humans are HARD–WIRED to CONNECT in CARING RELATIONSHIPS.” (Cartersville-Bartow Chamber via Instagram)
  • The Savoy Automobile Museum will be conducting a panel discussion called ‘From Across the Pond’ on March 31. (Old Cars Weekly)
  • Matt Cleare Unveils Fresh Offering “4000!” (Wonderland Magazine)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll see you bright and early next Tuesday morning.

Josee Noble

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