-Cartersville's new CVS stores about to open
Photo by Jack Druckenmiller
It is rare to see two retail outlets rise almost simultaneously in the same community but Cartersville has a rate case of double vision thanks to the growth of the CVS pharmacy chain. The new store on the west side, near Ga. 113 and Douthit Ferry Road, opens Jan. 24. The above image shows the almost-ready store in front of Collins Pointe on U.S. 41 near Cartersville Medical Center.
-Amid restaurant downturn, Sweat Market growing again: Downtown Cartersville's popular sandwich and soup shop, Sweat Market deli at 5 E. Main St., opened for night service last Oct. 19. Now, in addition to dinner specials Monday through Saturday, the business has applied for a beer and wine sales permit. Sweat Market continues to evolve even as several other restaurants in the downtown corridor have closed. Our advice: Try the stacked chicken sausage sandwich.
-Riverside Parkway/Bypass corridor finally sizzles: With State Mutual Stadium about to host its eighth season as home of the Rome Braves, the surrounding acres are finally seeing development. For years, it was the stadium and Fuddruckers. Now Bella Rome Grill is open, Riverside Professional Park is welcoming new clients, another 50-plus acres is about to be offered for sale and the Armuchee Connector has help spark new interest in The Boulevard project. the home of the Rome Braves> The Buzz
What's ahead in Bartow County:
-Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives in our area> Click
-Jan. 19: Bartow County Board of Education, Business meeting, 6 p.m.> Agenda
-Jan. 19: Help DDA improve downtown: Cartersville Downtown Development Authority is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to solicit input on how to continue to improve and promote Downtown Cartersville. Merchants, property owners and the public are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 6-7 p.m. in The Grand Theatre Encore Room> DDA
-Jan. 19/Bartow Business Connection meets Jan. 19 at City Cellar & Loft: (Media release) The Bartow Business Connection meets Jan. 19 at the City Cellar and Loft in downtown Cartersville. The hours are from 4 until 7 p.m. There is no charge to join, no dues to pay, nothing to buy, no salaries to support. This is a volunteer organization.
-Jan. 21: Cartersville City Council, 7 p.m. Hear it live on WBHF 1450 AM or Web cast here on Bartow Headlines (click)
-Jan. 21: Booth Western Art Museum will host 'A Historical evening on the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864' at 7 p.m. The museum will unveil Craig Bergsgaard's sculpture Memorare, Sand Creek 1864, and screen an abridged version of Don Vasicek's film covering the 1864 skirmish between the United States and Native Americans on Sand Creek in Colorado. Call 770-387-1300 or visit www.boothmuseum.org.
Latest weather: Today looks like a spring preview; rain returns tonight
-Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
-Tuesday night: 30% percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Low of 43.
-Wednesday: 60% chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 61.
-Wednesday Night: 90% chance of showers. Low around 52.
Norman Arey's Sports Roundtable> Arey
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