Category Archives: Bartow

NAACP Meets With Bartow District Attorney Concerning #CARTERSVILLE70

Cartersville – After the arrest of 63 individuals in Cartersville, Ga last Sunday, the Bartow County Branch and Georgia State Conference of the NAACP has met with the District Attorney of Bartow County several times. After the meetings, the District Attorney Rosemary A. Greene stated:

“The District Attorney’s Office has had the opportunity to meet with community leaders and local law enforcement regarding the arrests of sixty-five individuals for possession of marijuana on December 31, 2017. The files are currently being processed in the District Attorney’s Office. We will evaluate the merits of each case once we have reviewed all the reports and evidence. Based on that review, a decision will be made on the prosecution of those individuals. We are working to expedite this process and render a decision as soon as possible.”

The NAACP has secured the consideration of the District Attorney to the fair and equitable decision-making process of charges on this case. Further, it is our hope that numerous individual charges will ultimately by dismissed for multiple individuals. However, for those that may face charges, the NAACP will ensure that competent legal representation will be provide to all remaining defendants.

“We are confident that the process will be fair and equitable moving forward in the #Cartersville70 case. However, if the process is not, we will pursue justice within the bounds of the law to protect all the civil rights of the young people affected” states Attorney Gerald A. Griggs, Chair of Criminal Justice Committee of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. “We will continue to monitor the situation in Cartersville until there is a successful resolution to this important matter.”

Kemp Officially Opens North Georgia Field Office

CARTERSVILLE: On Wednesday, September 27th, Secretary of State Brian Kemp joined regional elected officials and community leaders to open the SOS North Georgia Regional Field Office in Cartersville, Georgia. This full-time office will provide constituents assistance with elections and voter registration, corporate registration, professional licensure, and financial securities issues.

“It has always been my goal to make sure that the Secretary of State’s Office serves all of Georgia,” said Kemp. “Now, we have full-time offices in Cartersville, Atlanta, Macon, and Tifton.”

The location of the new office is in the historic 1903 Courthouse in downtown Cartersville. The physical address is 115 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA, 30120. The office can be reached at 404-656-6076 or by email at

Lidl to Create 250 Jobs, Invest $100 Million in Bartow County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, will create 250 jobs and invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville.

“Lidl’s commitment to locate in Georgia speaks to our business-friendly climate and robust workforce,” said Deal. “Georgia is a gateway to the Southeastern market and beyond, providing innovative retail leaders such as Lidl the logistics infrastructure needed to support a growing customer base. We value Lidl’s investment and share in the company’s vision for future growth.”

Lidl opened its first 10 stores in the U.S. on June 15. By next summer, Lidl plans to open up to 100 stores along the East Coast and create 5,000 total jobs.

“We thank Governor Nathan Deal and leaders in Bartow Country for their support of our operations in Georgia,” said Brendan Proctor, president and CEO of Lidl US. “We are excited to be part of the community in Cartersville, which has a vibrant workforce and offers a central location for our distribution network. This facility will be an important part of Lidl’s efficient infrastructure that will allow us to deliver outstanding quality goods to our customers at the lowest possible prices.”

The Cartersville facility will be the company’s fourth regional headquarters and distribution center. The other centers are in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Lidl to Cartersville and into our diverse family of industries,” said Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini. “Their investment in our community is greatly appreciated as are the quality jobs that come along with it. Our city and county work together to provide an atmosphere that is conducive for quality businesses to locate and thrive, and this latest project is no exception. We are also grateful to our local JDA team and the state of Georgia Economic Development team for their partnership in bringing Lidl to Cartersville.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of International Investment Nico Wijnberg represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with Georgia Power and the Bartow-Cartersville Second Joint Development Authority.

“We are excited that Lidl has chosen Georgia to expand their U.S. operations,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This forward-thinking company is an excellent addition to Georgia’s booming business infrastructure. Lidl will have access to our strong logistics network and skilled workforce that will help them stay ahead of the global competition and meet the needs of their customers.”

About Lidl
Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in June 2015. For more information, visit