🌱 UAA Event Draws Big Crowd + Man Deceased After 3-Car Crash


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Hello and happy Friday! I’m back in your inbox this morning with everything you need to know about what’s happening locally. Enjoy…


First, today’s weather:

Humid with a stray t-storm. High: 93 Low: 77.


Here are the top five stories in Cartersville today:

  1. A Cartersville man was involved in a fatal three-car crash on I-75 on Wednesday morning. Angel E. Lucas-Cedeno, 54, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the wreck after being rear-end and pushed into a freightliner truck ahead of him. The crash report has not been released as of Thursday evening. (Coosa Valley News)
  2. ASPCA data reports only half of the millions of animals at shelters are adopted each year. If you’re looking to bring home a new pet, consider one of the cats, dogs, and other pets available for adoption in the Cartersville area. See the list of available pets here. (Cartersville Patch)
  3. Two Cartersville residents were recorded as arrested in the Jul. 6, 2022 edition of the Calhoun Times. Brittany Birdyshaw was charged with a probation violation and Ezzard Smith was charged with driving with a suspended or revoke license. Both arrests were made on Jun. 29. (Northwest Georgia News)
  4. The Under Armour Association’s live evaluation event kicked off on Wednesday at LakePoint Sports in Cartersville. The event drew a huge crowd of college coaches on the first of the two-day event. (247Sports)
  5. Childcare centers across the nation are struggling to stay open due to inflation and staffing shortages. The Bells Ferry Learning Center – with locations in Woodstock, Marietta, and Cartersville – had to increase payroll by eight percent to counteract inflation like gas prices affecting staff. As a result, the center had to raise tuition costs and bargain shop for school supplies. (11Alive.com WXIA)

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Today in Cartersville:

  • “Starting A Business – Are You Ready?” Workshop Online, Hosted by Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and Gwinnett County Library (10:00 AM)
  • Sit ‘N’ Stitch At Cartersville Public Library (10:00 AM)
  • Euharlee Food Truck Friday At Osborne Park (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:


You’re officially in the loop for today. I’ll see you soon!

Danielle Fallon-O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a senior writer with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.


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