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Carroll EMC officials, on Thursday, said the company is aware of a group of prepay members who have concerns with their balances following Winter Storm Benji.  
On Thursday, two local attorneys said they are filling out the required paperwork in hopes of being appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to fill the soon-to-be vacant Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney position.
The Carrollton High School Trojan Marching Band will kick off the new year by performing at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Mercedes Benz Stadium on New Year’s Day.
The State of Georgia is now accepting applications from those interested in stepping into the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's role in 2018.
Villa Rica Mayor Jeff Reese vetoed two portions of the city’s 2018 budget, which was approved by city council last Tuesday. Reese told WLBB radio that he is challenging the method by which a pay parity increase for city employees was handled in the budget, as well as the water/sewer/sanitation rate increase that would affect some senior citizens who previously had received a discounted rate.
The City of Temple could have more budget deliberations to start the new year. Outgoing Mayor Lester Harmon vetoed the city's three operating budgets this week, citing questions about whether the city's SPLOST funds could be used to retire the water and sewer debt.
At least one Carrollton City Councilman refuses to accept that Southwire machinery is not the root cause of a humming that residents in a nearby community claim has troubled them for more than a year.
Two men were killed early Tuesday following a single vehicle crash in Villa Rica. The Georgia State Patrol said that speed was likely the cause of the crash.
Shoppers of the Carrollton Kroger will now have the option to renew their car tags after checkout. The county has recently installed a self service tag kiosk that will print vehicle tags and stickers instantly.
The number of homes and businesses in our region without power is down to about 1,400. About 650 of those are customers of Georgia Power; and about 750 of those waiting for the lights to come back on are customers of Carroll EMC.
The following is a list of closings, cancellations or delays caused by wintry weather in the region...
Carrollton, GA – Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative experienced record numbers of outages due to Winter Storm Benji.
On Wednesday both local Congressmen Drew Ferguson and Tom Graves voted in favor of a bill that would permit individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that allows it; not just the state they live.
On Dec. 6th at approximately 9:41 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on West Bankhead Hwy due a report of a robbery.
The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941.
Three young men and two young women from Carroll County have been charged for their alleged roles in at least four break ins at local businesses that were reported during the weekend following Thanksgiving.
Villa Rica City Council ,on Tuesday, approved a $20 million budget for the first nine months of 2018. While the city will maintain its millage rate, the budget does call for an increase to customer's water and sewer bills.
The Carrollton High School Academic Team’s competition against Buford High School on WSB-TV’s “High Q” program will air this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m.
The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) named Robin Custard as the 2017 Woman of the Year during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce WBA awards luncheon.
A Southwire official on Monday insisted his company's machinery is not the "root cause" behind a humming noise that has allegedly been disrupting residents in a nearby neighborhood during the wee hours of the morning for over a year.  
The Carroll County Board of Tax Assessors requested the hiring of a full time commercial property appraiser at the Carroll County Commissioners work session on Thursday. In the past year, the county has used, GMASS , a third party company to evaluate commercial properties. Board of Aassessors member, James Fulford, hopes to renew a three year contract while simultaneously training a new appraiser. 
Southwire has announced plans to expand their distribution facilities in the West Georgia area.
It sounds as though the reverse angle parking experiment in downtown Villa Rica could be coming to an end. The city was recently presented with a document signed by 1500 people asking for a review of RAP, which had been billed as a safer angle parking when implemented on Wilson Street in 2016. At that time, West Wilson was also fixed to be a one-way street.
For the second consecutive year, the Greater Haralson County Chamber and American Commerce bank in Bremen are partnering with Toys for Tots in a unique style of toy collection to benefit local families this Christmas.
Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office are still looking into what led up to a 14-year old boy stabbing his father while inside their home late Tuesday.
Villa Rica residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and solid waste beginning in 2018, after a study conducted by financial consultants, Raftelis, suggested the services are priced under market and in some cases actually costing the city to perform.
A winning ticket worth $10,000 that matched the first four numbers and the Mega Ball in the Nov. 24 Mega Millions drawing was sold in Bremen.
A Roopville man is starting the week after Thanksgiving behind bars in Carroll County after deputies say he shot to death his nephew following a physical altercation over the weekend.
The final UWG student suspected in the a robbery case last week has been arrested. 18 year-old Cameron Dalton-Harvey turned himself into the Carrollton Police Department on Monday.
The City of Carrollton calling an audible with its Christmas festivities. The Holiday Wishes Parade will be rerouted due to construction on the intersection of Maple Street and Alabama Street.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement announced the 2017 Greatest Gains Award winners and three Carroll County schools were recognized for their progress.   
The trials and punishments related to the 2014 shooting death of 13-year old Nizzear Rodriguez may have finally come to an end, although none of the suspects allegedly involved were found guilty of the murder, itself.
The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a one-year contract renewal for Superintendent, Scott K. Cowart at the November 13 Work Session.
Carrollton Police say a Facebook post that has gone viral this week claiming an attempted child abduction outside of the Carrollton Wal-Mart has proven to be false but not before it caused concern among many residents.
This week the Georgia Bureau of Investigation acknowledged assistance from the Tallapoosa Police Department in an undercover investigation that resulted in more than 20 people being arrested for electronic pornography and child exploitation.
Villa Rica Police Detectives conducted an operation involving alcohol sales to underage individuals.
Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin has announced a transition in leadership at West Georgia Technical College.
Wedowee Hospital closes after more than 60 years
Carroll County School officials say they will be rolling out a new district mobile app for stakeholders this week. The app allows users to easily navigate through current news and events or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Three University of West Georgia students and another male are charged with robbery and false imprisonment after they are alleged to robbed drug dealers inside a vacant Campus Walk apartment. Each suspect is also alleged to be a member of the Bloods gang.
A Villa Rica man is one of three men from metro Atlanta charged with kidnapping a man who says they took him to a bank and forced him to make a fraudulent transaction. The alleged incident happened in Bangor, Maine.
After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City School officials on Thursday said the district is ready to move forward with plans to construct an activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.
Carrollton City Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Lithonia man they believe fired a gun at a car during a road-rage incident this week.
Sugar Foods in Villa Rica could be ready for what Villa Rica City Attorney David Mecklin called a "significant" expansion after the city and Carroll County commissioners approve an incentive package for the  multinational food products company this week.
The Georgia State Patrol Post Four officially has a new home on Carrollton Villa Rica Highway following a dedication ceremony on Wednesday. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was the key note speaker.
Haralson County Commission Chairman, Allen Poole, on Wednesday thanked those that voted in favor of the county's 2017 T-SPLOST proposal this week.
After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City Schools is ready to move forward with plans to construct a multi-activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.
Incumbents dominated elections in Carroll County Tuesday with overall voter turnout low but unsurprising, considering there were no county wide elections.
University Of West Georgia officials say they are cooperating with police in Alabama as they work to determine the details of a shooting in Tuscaloosa this past weekend, involving a UWG student.
Haralson County Voters on Tuesday will decide whether or not they and county visitors want to pay a 1% special purpose local option sales tax earmarked for transportation projects in the county and its municipalities.
A 53 year old Carrollton man is out of jail on a $7,500 bond, while another Carrollton man is being treated for a stab wound after the two allegedly got into an altercation on Newnan road in Carrollton over the weekend.
The Georgia Department of Education recently released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2016-2017 school year.
High schools are considered by many to be the “flagship” institutions in an educational system, and Carrollton High School did not disappoint – once again – by outperforming the state based on the latest CCRPI ratings, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.
Carrollton High School once again will host the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, for the  24th consecutive year.
The Coweta Judicial Circuit will have a new district attorney in 2018. Pete Skandalakis has notified his office that he is resigning to accept a position with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, which is a state agency that assists attorneys by providing continuing legal education and assisting with legal research.
Haralson County Schools Superintendent Jerry Bell expressed concern over a proposal by the Haralson County Board of Commissioners, that Bell said could ultimately result in costing the school district about $200,000.
Construction for the North Loop Project in Villa Rica, may be on hold again.
A Temple man convicted of marijuana possession 25 years ago will not be allowed to continue his campaign for mayor, after the three member Carroll County Board of Elections on Wednesday denied that he was qualified to seek or hold office.
Drivers through downtown Carrollton are encouraged to use extra caution while construction continues at the intersection of Maple Street and Alabama Street.
Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell said he's relieved that no one was injured after a Tallapoosa woman led officers on a high speed chase.
Carrollton Parks and Rec came up with a clever plan to keep geese from flocking to the Lakeshore Ball Fields and leaving their droppings. They have planted coyote decoys to deter the fowl from the fields.
Haralson County School officials said they are looking forward to the state releasing the CCRPI index for schools in the next couple of weeks. Superintendent Jerry Bell says preliminary figures suggest the school system will see improved numbers over last year.
Carrollton Police are working to find the person or people who stole a church van. Investigators said the all white extended length vehicle was stolen from Buelah Baptist Church sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning of last week.
The City of Temple must come up with some ideas to generate revenue in order to make good on a $4.6 million balloon payment in January 2021. Temple must pay off a revenue bond that built the town's sewer treatment plant.
A Coweta man, accused of child molestation in Coweta and Carroll Counties, will now spend the next 25 years behind bars. 47 year old Brian Keith Thrailkill pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated child molestation.
The Carroll County Elections Office has announced a meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration to be held Wednesday, October 25th...
Carrollton's Mayor and City Council on Thursday heard the results of an audit of the city's fire department.
A decade into the Carroll County Water Authority Project to determine the unmet 2065 water supply need for the service area, and Indian Creek continues to be the preferred alternative according to data released this week.
Temple City Council convened in a special called meeting to discuss a challenge to qualifications of a candidate running for mayor. The city clerk received documents challenging Gerald Powell's qualifications.
The Temple City Council will decide whether or not to formally request the Carroll County Board of Elections to investigate the qualifications of one of the candidates running for mayor this November.
Carrollton City Officials and the City Council are expected to learn the results of an audit into the city's fire department later this week.
Autumn is the time for festivals in West Georgia and thousands will flock to Bremen this coming weekend to enjoy all that comes with the annual Bremen Towne Festival, sponsored by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman's Club.
Carrollton native and practicing physician Dr. John Henry Burson III has been inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is alerting area residents about a scam that has been reported locally. Captain Jeff Richards says potential victims are receiving phone calls that a relative is in jail and for them to call a number beginning with 888.
Area residents considering starting up a new business should look to Bremen and Tallapoosa.  That is according to a new survey conducted by  the online marketplace for student and personal loans lend EDU.
Most homeowners in Haralson County should see around a 10% savings in their insurance premiums beginning in 2018 after the Insurance Services Office lowered their rating for the Haralson County Fire Department from a 5 to a 4 this month.
An attorney representing the Carrollton City School district has responded to a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in which the nonprofit group known nationwide for promoting separation of church and state, alleged that two of the coaches in the school's athletics department had held or led team devotionals and took student athletes to local churches.
The GBI has been called into to investigate an officer involved shooting that happened in Carroll County early morning Monday.
On 10-05-17 at approximately 2:15 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to Wal-Mart after a stolen vehicle was spotted in the area.
Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith says work on adding a new sidewalk and a crosswalk leading up to Central High School should begin by the end of this month.
An insurance agent based in Carrollton was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of insurance fraud and three counts of forgery...
The commissioning of the USS Washington submarine is taking place in just one week! Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Michael C. Couch is a Carroll County Hometown Hero and is playing a pivotal role. 
The City of Carrollton will continue to support eligible parties interested in purchasing a home through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, following approval from city council on Monday.
The graduation rate for Carrollton High School dropped slightly in 2017, however it remains above the state average according to data released last week by the Georgia Department of Education.
Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a Carrollton woman, whose body was discovered more than a week ago in the middle of a northwest Atlanta street. On Friday, police identified the woman as 17 year old Dennetta Franks, of Carrollton.
The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2017 high school graduation rates.
The League of Women Voters of Carrollton and Carroll County are hosting a pair of forums next week to introduce residents in Villa Rica and Temple to their city council and mayoral candidates in the November 7th election.
A registered sex offender living in Carrollton remains behind bars with a $30,000 bail set after police believe he attempted to entice a thirteen year old neighbor for indecent purposes.
The Carrollton Corridor Development and Beautification Committee is slated to present its first action plan of improvements to the Bankhead highway corridor to Carrollton's City Council next week.
The University of West Georgia's Office of Community Engagement is helping to find shelter locally for approximately 135 Hurricane Maria evacuees from the U.S Virgin Islands.
Looks as though their good bond rating allowed the City of Bremen to refinance the initial loan taken out to help fund the city's public safety building.
"We are able to provide experiences that no other students are able to have." Those are the sentiments of Dr. Marissa Ogando, Principal of Whitesburg Elementary School, spoke about the donation of the new Opal and Alton McWhorter Music Center.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp was in Carrollton on Thursday to do some campaigning and fundraising for his gubernatorial bid. He spoke to WLBB radio where his discussion focused on his conservative four point plan.
A Central High School student crossing the road to her school early Thursday was struck by a vehicle.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Carroll County’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August.
Friends, family, and loved ones of Olympic gold medal winner Catherine Hardy Lavender gathered to remember the native Carrollton woman at her name sake's recreation center in Carrollton on Tuesday.
The just-released Economic Impact Of Travel In Georgia Study shows Carroll as the county with visitor spending being the fourth-largest in the seventeen-county Northwest Georgia Region.
Carroll County voters may get the opportunity to decide on Sunday alcohol sales, package store liquor sales and liquor by the drink sales for unincorporated Carroll County as soon as spring of 2018.
Carrollton resident and CEO of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Missy Dugan told WLBB radio about how humbling it is to be identified as one of 20 women making a difference in their communities, blazing trails for others and leaving an indelible
Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 113 in Carroll County that a maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway. 
Two Carrollton women are being recognized among 20 women selected by the Atlanta Business Chronical as those who are “making a difference in their communities, blazing trails for others and leaving an indelible mark on the Atlanta business community.”
Temple City Councilman Richard Bracknell told WLBB radio that he has received notice from his attorney that a case filed against Bracknell alleging battery has been dismissed.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which leaves a path of devastation and flooding in Florida, Georgia and the surrounding areas, Southwire’s Project GIFT will host a disaster relief collection, beginning on Tuesday, September 19. The collection event will run through Wednesday, September 20.
CHS math teacher Thomas “Red” Keith was named Carrollton City Schools Teacher of the Year at the Carrollton Board of Education meeting.
The City of Carrollton revealed the new City brand, “Altogether Original,” at this week’s Taste of Carrollton event.
Villa Rica based defense attorney Mac Pilgrim telling WLBB radio this week that it could be more than two years, if it happens at all, until his client, a former Georgia State Trooper, will have his day in court.
The qualifications of a candidate for Temple City Council will be reconsidered during a hearing on September 26th in the Temple Municipal Courtroom.
Carrollton City officials believe the city fared well through Irma following their review of possible damage created by the storm on Tuesday.
The City of Carrollton is excited to announce that the new City brand will be revealed at this week’s Taste of Carrollton event on September 14th.
"God blessed Haralson County." The sentiment of Haralson County Emergency Management Agency Director, Brian Walker, when asked how Haralson County managed Irma on Monday. He said trees and branches in the county fought off Irma well.
Carroll County Chairman Marty Smith and Carroll County EMA Director Tim Padgett met today to evaluate the performance of the county's storm plan and how it was carried out by county crews and staff on Monday.
Give the county and city maintenance /clean-up crews in West Georgia a little extra space when you see them today as they are out there clearing debris created as winds and rains brought on by storm Irma came through the region.
Due to Hurricane Irma, Carrollton City Hall will close at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to Hurricane Irma.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to Hurricane Irma.
A Temple city resident has filed official paperwork with the city clerk of Temple to challenge the qualifications of one of the two candidates for city council ward-one.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce awarded the Start-Up Business of the Year award to Clearview Installations in recognition of their success as a new small business enterprise.
Chris Messer, owner of Auto Supply Company (ASC) in Bowdon, was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce during the annual Membership BBQ.
Heflin police on Wednesday trusted K-9 partner Beni to track down a woman in her twenties who fled her vehicle during a traffic stop on I-20 westbound.
It was more than just your donations to Southwire's Project Gift last week that are showing Texas how thoughtful and caring the West Georgia and East Alabama region is.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners approved proposals on Tuesday night that would result in a new surgical suite for the Carroll County Animal Shelter, and add 7,000 square feet to the Department of Family and Children Services building.
A Carrollton woman has decided that her first venture into local politics should be a run for the city council seat representing residents in the first ward. Small business owner Jacqueline Elaine Bridges hopes to unseat long time councilman and current Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Byrd.
Carroll County's drug court is looking for good hearted volunteers to help by being a mentor for those on their way to success through the program.
#UPDATE (4:00pm) An arrest has been made in alleged kidnapping/ sexual assault incident.
Carroll County's Animal Shelter could soon establish a new in house surgical ward for shelter animals. Officials say the move would reduce neutering costs making adoption fees more reasonable.
Villa Rica City Councilwoman Leslie McPherson suspected she would have at least one challenger in November's election. She has put up campaign signs in yards of supporters weeks before qualifying for the race, which she did last week.  
Public health officials have confirmed two cases of West Nile virus (WNV), including one West Nile-related death, in Northwest Georgia and are urging the public to take precautions to prevent the mosquito-borne disease.
Brandon Otoupal has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography offenses.  Otoupal both produced child pornography and posted a video on a website.
Carrollton Police on Thursday (also) made arrests related a shooting at the SOMA Apartments, that happened last month.
Carrollton Police on Thursday arrested five young suspects for their alleged roles in a drive-by shooting, which officers had been investigating since last Saturday.
The attorney representing the former state trooper who was indicted Thursday by a Carroll County grand jury for his alleged role in a crash almost exactly two years ago that resulted in the death of two teenagers tells WLBB Radio that he plans to file a motion to quash the indictment within the next several days.
On Wednesday, District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan and the University Of West Georgia played host to a senate committee focused on developing information technology corridors throughout Georgia and reviewing current state incentives for future IT and technology growth.
The City of Buchanan has terms of two city council seats coming to an end in 2017.
The State Properties Commission is looking to update and expand the Department Of Family And Children Services facility located on Independence Drive in Carrollton.
It's supposed to be only temporary but as of Thursday morning, we saw that some local pump prices are rising more than others after Tropical Storm Harvey caused temporary shifts in the flow of oil and gasoline around the world after reportedly taking down a huge chunk of U.S. refining capacity.
Someone may want to explain the idea behind retirement to long time educator Bernice Brooks.
The Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton is awarded funding through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible homeless persons and their families.
Carrollton High School Culinary Arts teacher Carmen Dill has been named to the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia, a state-level, independent charter school authorizing entity.
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has awarded more than 60 scholarships for the Fall Semester, with nearly a quarter of those scholarships coming from new sources.
The Carrollton City Council approved a slight millage rate rollback from 4.62 mills to 4.60 mills during a special called meeting on Monday.
Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route 113 in Carroll County that a maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which is causing record levels of catastrophic flooding and damage in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas, Southwire’s Project GIFT will host a disaster relief collection, beginning on Wednesday, August 30. The event will last until 2 p.m. on Friday, September 1.
There is something to be said about prayer and community. Those are the words of Haralson county resident Sandra Floyd. She told WLBB this weekend that her 39 year old son, who has been missing for a month, is now safe at home and in good physical condition.
Multiple bullets were fired into a local apartment building late Sunday.
Saturday, CareSource, Georgia’s only nonprofit managed care organization, teamed up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank for a free food distribution event at Midway Church in Villa Rica.
Carroll County Fire Department responded to a call earlier this afternoon in the shady grove community. WLBB spoke with deputy fire chief Bud Bennefield.
Qualifying for Villa Rica City Council ended earlier this week. Two out of the three seats will be running contested including Ward 5 with incumbent Councilman Danny Carter.
Temple City Government will look a lot different in 2018 after the current mayor and current ward one city councilperson decided to pass on seeking re-election.
Two more local municipalities have opted to roll back their millage rates after last year's residential property tax reassessments revealed that it would result in governments collecting more tax revenues than they initially budgeted.
Haralson County High School will be celebrating fifty years of consolidated sports in the county when the Rebels football team hosts Temple at Taylor Memorial Stadium on Friday
A 15-year old male from Clem is in stable condition in an Atlanta-area hospital on Monday after he was shot in the head.
The Governors Task Force and the ACE Unit responded to 1294 Rainey Rd Temple in reference to a suspected marijuana grow.
The family of a missing Haralson County man is desperately seeking answers for his disappearance and they would like to see him home and safe.
Not many small businesses last 100 years and they definitely won't if they don't have community support like we do. Those are  the sentiments from Mindy Miller, a fourth generation funeral director at Miller Funeral Home in Tallapoosa.
You can say police work runs deep in Tom Saccenti's blood.
Georgia NAACP Calls for Elected Officials to Remove all Confederate Symbols from Georgia Public Property
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has received an endowment gift in excess of $36,000 from a Haralson County foundation and will honor the gift by creating a permanent legacy scholarship.
The Carroll County Board of Education accepted a request for retirement from Central Elementary School Principal, Tony Childers, at the August 14 Board Meeting.
School officials announced at Monday's work session for the board of education, that the graduation rate for the Carroll County School District as a whole has increased 17 points over the last six years.
Most Bremen City Schools' students will have the option of whether or not to stick around campus to view next Monday's solar eclipse, or watch it from home.
A Dallas man charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving collided with a manned-motorcycle in August of 2016, was sentenced this month to serve 18 years.
A Judge hands down a 10-year sentence to a former teacher accused of having sexual relations with one of his students while employed.
One month after Carrollton's Fire Department was publicly accused of deficiencies in support, life safety measures and equipment, Carrollton's Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden addressed the complaints during this week's city council meeting.
Haralson County High Schools graduation rate more than 10% higher for the students who started as freshman in 2013 over those who started the year prior.
The Bremen City School District will keep their millage rate at 14.95 mills for the tenth consecutive year.
It was a close vote this week, but the majority of Carrolton's City Council approved a plan for the city to fund an additional assistant district attorney for the Coweta District, who they believe will put great focus on prosecuting violent and gang related crimes.
Police say a 22-year old Carrollton man is being life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital after receiving a single gun shot to the chest late Tuesday afternoon.
A Carrollton fire station that was destroyed by a tornado in April will be rebuilt on a different site and a city councilman is asking for the city to consider making the new building interactive, educational, and user friendly for the public. Carrollton
A scientific marvel not to be missed will occur later this month, providing an exceptional learning opportunity for students but also requiring extra precautions to ensure their safety.
Carrollton City Schools’  focus on math support proved to be a successful formula, raising test scores and exceeding state averages on the Georgia Milestones math assessments systemwide, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
West Georgia Technical College students will see major technology upgrades on campuses this fall, as the College deploys almost 600 new workstations and doubles the bandwidth of its internet connection.
Daniel Jackson (l), President/CEO of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow, was honored during the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) recent Executive Leadership Conference held at Jekyll Island. 
Carroll County Board Members, district leaders, administrators, teachers and student body celebrated the opening of the new gymnasium at Central Elementary School with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Carrollton Police are investigating a shooting at the corner of Willie North in Carrollton Monday afternoon.
A Bowdon man who shot his girlfriend in the face last October receives a 25 year jail sentence (20 to serve) after a judge rules on a non-negotiated plea last week.
Bremen City is working with other local organizations to reestablish an existing park to honor the city's veterans. Officials say the focal point of the existing plan is a ground level pentagon with each side representing a branch of the military.
Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol post 4 could be working from their new state of the art facility by the end of the month. The new post is located just south of Villa Rica, in the old SunTrust bank building on the Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway. Carr
Georgia State Patrol investigators remain on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that resulted ina single fatality near Lovvorn Road in Carrollton Friday.
Carroll County School District Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Dana Harman is encouraging parents to revisit their students' personal Georgia milestones test results and use the information provided to understand the students strengths and where they may need to improve a little in the new school year.
Carroll County Schools has been ranked in the top 18% of school districts in Georgia, according to a web database containing profiles for over 136,000 schools in the United States.
Carrollton City Schools officials say culvert work being done on Ben Scott Boulevard is now complete and the road is open, just in time for school to start this week.   School officials on Tuesday thanked the City of Carrollton and the contractors on
Voters in Haralson County will most likely decide this November whether or not they can support a new one cent special purpose local option sales tax, in which collected funding would go towards repairing roads and bridges in the county
The Carrollton City Council on Monday could decide whether or not the city will pay for a new assistant district attorney for the Coweta Judicial Circuit, who would primarily prosecute gang and drug-related cases in Carrollton and Carroll County.
Parents of Haralson County High School students get to test some new traffic improvements on Tuesday. Superintendent Jerry Bell says he expects that turning lane improvements will improve safety out front for drivers.
Charges are pending in relation to a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Carrollton man Friday. According to reports, 51-year old Joseph Brian Cooke was driving northbound on Highway 61 before 5:00 in the afternoon. As he reached the intersec
The US Marshals led up the authorities who captured an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Carroll County, Saturday.
Two women are in the Carroll County jail following a fight outside a local convenience store in Villa Rica that resulted in one of the women being stabbed multiple times.
Carroll County's District 5 Commissioner Lee Powers is urging the county to increase the minimum size of property lots for future developments. He says, it's a way to help maintain the health of the county's ground water for the future. Power
Carroll County's unemployment rate went up five-tenths of a percentage point in June. Labor commissioner Mark Butler sees that number rising because more people enter the workforce in the summer time.
The City of Carrollton partnering with the U.S Army for a new youth success program which will ensure that military recruits have first opportunity to have a civilian job with the City of Carrollton after completing their service to our country.
On 07/25/17 at approximately 9:00 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the Chevron Station on Rockmart Rd due to a fight.
Tragedy 20 Years Ago Gives Rise to West Georgia's National Cheerleading Dynasty
Aimee Copeland believes you can have faith or you can have fear. It’s a lesson taught to her by her father, and it’s a message that she shared with University of West Georgia graduates on July 25 at the summer commencement ceremony.
U.S. News and World Report named Mount Zion High School one of America's Best High Schools, based on performance on state-required tests and how well prepared students are for college.
On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into an incident that resulted in the death of Daniel Cash.
The City of Villa Rica today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.12 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
Ten inmates at the Carroll County Prison are learning a skill while incarcerated they hope will lead to a career once they’re released.
Aimee Copeland to be keynote speaker
A former Carroll County fire chief has agreed to participate in an investigation into those allegations made against Carrollton's Fire Department during the public portion of their city council meeting last week.
Company joins 12,000+ global organizations, who partner with the United Nations, as its commitment to sustainability strengthens
A local eatery owner says he will be offering incentives to Carroll County School District students to not miss school during the coming year. He plans on giving a free kid's pita to every elementary & middle school student that has a perfect atte
Rumors that a local recycling program may not be fulfilling its promise has one local group looking for answers.
Carrollton City officials say they have developed a plan to address certain concerns regarding the city's fire department; which were voiced publicly during the city council meeting last Monday.
Three representatives from Southern Hills Christian Church proved their knowledge of the scripture to win an interfaith Bible Quiz Bowl in Carrollton on Saturday.
The Carroll County government is taking steps toward replacing the bridge on Tyus-Carrollton Road that crosses over the Little Tallapoosa River.
GDOL to help Flowers Baking Co. hire in Villa Rica
On Friday, July 7th, Norfolk Southern Railroad notified the City of Carrollton that the railroad crossing at Bradley Street will be closed for up to one full business day while the railroad makes necessary repairs.
A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to construct the Villa Rica Bypass is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5 until 7 p.m.
Carrollton-based OB-GYN and current commissioner of DPH is appointed as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by President Donald Trump.
Carrollton Police are asking for help with identifying three males that they believe kicked open the employee only entrance door at a local hotel, slapped the female clerk inside and left the scene with about $300 before the holiday weekend.
As part of its integrated roadside vegetation management program, Georgia DOT routine maintenance crews resume today their work on trimming overgrown vegetation along State Route (SR) 5 in Carroll County. Work will proceed daily Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. 
The city of Carrollton on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city and three of its employees by former Cultural Arts Director Penny Lewis.
Carrollton mayor and city council will continue to discuss the city's 2017-2018 budget proposal during a work session at city hall today.  Mayor Walt Hollingsworth will ask for clarity on a few items, including that partial funding for an assistant district attorney position who would prosecute only gang-related crimes.
A brief scare for a Carroll County Judge, upon opening an envelope addressed to the court, and being unable to immediately identify the color-less substance inside.
Drivers who travel westbound on the Carrollton By-pass can expect soon to see less congestion around the Newnan Road exits.
Congratulations to Jim Triplett for winning the Georgia Municipal Association's Finance Officer of the Year.
Brand new and super enthusiastic, about two dozen future Trojans per day were able to experience school a little early through Carrollton Elementary’s first “kindergarten camp” held over the past month.
There is a difference in opinion within Carrollton's City Council as whether or not to include a pay increase of about 3% to the city's employees in the coming fiscal year.
Carrollton City Councilman Met Lane says he is unsure if raises for city workers is appropriate at this time.
It took all of six minutes for Carrollton Police to apprehend the man they believe walked into the Regions Bank on S Park Street Wednesday afternoon and handed a teller a note asking for money. He left on foot with approximately $2,300.
The City of Carrollton and the Main Street Board of Directors has named Mrs. Aundi Lesley as the new Main Street Director.
Carroll Tomorrow was invited by Washington DC-based Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations, to participate in a series of meetings discussing innovative apprenticeships and work-based learning initiatives.
The Church Improvement Fund established last year at the Community Foundation of West Georgia has issued its grants totaling $45,292 to five local churches.
In a special election on Tuesday, the residents of Temple chose Thomas Wallace as the new Ward 4 City Councilman.
Carroll County Public Works has closed the following roads due to flooding & washed out pipes...
For more than two decades, the City of Villa Rica has honored Thomas A. Dorsey, one of its favorite sons, with an annual festival celebrating his contributions to gospel, jazz and blues music.
Leslie McPherson, a Villa Rica City Councilwoman, said Monday that she has a good idea which of the remaining three candidates she'll be voting for the city manager position.
A nine-year old girl, who is credited with saving the life of a hotel guest in Bremen, will receive a special recognition from the mayor and city council this evening.  
The Clem Community is excited to see the renovations of their treasured community center. An open house is scheduled for Saturday from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.
This week Asst. Superintendent Terry Jones said that every school campus in the Carroll County School District will be equipped with new I-P Digital Security Cameras during the 2017-18 school year.
Once again, Carrollton High School is ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation by the Washington Post, which released its 2017 list.
According to the latest West Georgia Regional Update, produced by the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business, employment expanded by almost 2% during 2016.
The University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College has formed another partnership.
A prosecutor and grand jury will now review the allegations of simple battery against a Temple City Councilman to decide whether are worthy to prosecute.
Cynthia Langley, the Executive Director of The Communities in Schools of Carrollton City and Carroll County program, said that the staff and volunteers have more than doubled their case load in the Carroll County School District during the 2016-17 school year.
Home prices within the West Georgia Region are outpacing the rest of the country, according to the latest West Georgia Regional Update produced by the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business, this week.
Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) voted Tuesday for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
The Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program  is one of  65 grantees spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm-to-School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.
Administrators with the Carroll County College & Career Academy say they continue to review possible programs that could be added that students would want to take and that could help them get good jobs in the future.
West Georgia Technical College is in need of a new campus in Carroll County, WGTC President Steve Daniel said Monday.
A Bowdon woman and her niece are feared drowned at Lake Wedowee in eastern Alabama Friday.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the Villa Rica man killed in a two-vehicle crash just north of the Carrollton City limits late Thursday.
A Carrollton High School administrator with a deep understanding of high school sports has been promoted to athletic director of Carrollton High School.
The GBI plans to present the findings of their investigation into the death of a Carroll County Jail inmate by the end of this month.
The Mayor and Council of Villa Rica have completed their initial round of interviews for candidates for the open position of City Manager in Villa Rica.
An experienced school administrator has been named principal of Carrollton Middle School after serving in various leadership capacities for the past 11 years at Carrollton High School.
Carrollton City's 2017-2018 budget proposal presented publicly Monday by Finance Director Jim Triplett, is a plan that he says prepares and anticipates growth and development in the city.
“Hands Across the Border” moves to new date with expanded mission
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that John Michael Montgomery will headline its 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on Saturday, July 29.
Mosquito season is arriving and with it the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus, now firmly entrenched in the U.S. , and the emerging infectious disease, first appearing here in late 2015 and whose horrific effects we’re still learning about, Zika virus. 
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a late morning incident Friday that resulted in at least three juveniles suffering at least one gun shot wound.
On 05/24/17 at 3:56 PM, Villa Rica Officers responded to the McDonald’s on Hwy 61 due to an accident.
It was the middle of summer, and he had to ride his bike to his GED classes.
Residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties are becoming healthier, according to a national report on health that ranked all the counties in the United States.
It has been almost a year since the attorney representing former Carrollton City employee Penny Lewis served the City with an ante-litem notice, claiming that the former Superintendent Of The Arts was wrongfully terminated, and has endured libel...
Free discussion follows popularity of ‘13 Reasons Why’ Netflix series
Beginning May 30, Carrollton City Schools will provide free meals to children while school is out through the “Seamless Summer” program.
Representatives from Southwire presented a check for $200,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation last Friday to support student scholarships in Carroll County and the college’s Adult Education division.
The Carroll County School System celebrated its 2017 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at a special recognition breakfast on May 16, 2017 at Sunset Hills Country Club.
Tyrail Arrenzo Wynn entered guilty pleas to Murder, Feticide, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of Marijuana.
Caution residents about rabies and urge pet vaccination
The Carroll County Board of Education honored forty six retiring employees at a reception held at Midway Baptist Church
On May 11, 2017 at 10:39 Carroll County Fire Rescue was dispatched to Oakwood Mobile Home Park in reference to a person pinned in a tree approximately 40 feet up.
Achieves lifetime goal of bachelor's degree
Carrollton High School, already home of the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships since 1994, will now host the state track and field championships for boys and girls in AAAAA and AAAAAA classifications as well as the boys and girls AAAAA state golf tournaments this month.
The Community Foundation of West Georgia today announced grants totaling $30,000 to local teachers from The Alice Huffard Richards Arts Enrichment for Our Children Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation.
On May 7th at 6:22 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the corner of Cleghorn St and McCauley St due to reports of a shooting.
The University of West Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum.
Police say a man was killed early Sunday evening after he and another man exchanged gunfire outside a home at the corner of Cleghorne Street and McCauley Street in Villa Rica.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for and the House passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), Phase 1 of President Trump’s healthcare plan.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign in to  law today the 'Fire Fighter Cancer Bill," which will provide  special protections to firefighters who contract cancers from their exposure to dangerous substances in the line of duty.
Carrollton City Council is now looking toward next month's meeting to decide on who will be awarded the Maple Street/ Presbyterian Avenue realignment project, and when the project will begin.
A University of West  Georgia student died Monday morning when she lost control of her car after hydroplaning on Ga. 166 in Carroll County about 8:30 a.m.
 
Almost everyone knows someone who’s had surgery, and that person’s experience colors how one perceives choosing a surgical solution to a medical problem.
The Coordinated Highway and Maintenance Program (CHAMP) launches this week in the 17 counties of Georgia DOT’s District Six in northwest Georgia.
Richard Britt of Temple recently experienced a superb stroke of luck while running errands for his wife. Britt won the $5 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery’s Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher.
Shrey Patel, senior at Bowdon High School, has been named one of Georgia’s 2017 Star English Learners.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the media assist us in the immediate distribution of a Mattie’s Call for a Winfred Bryson Floyd.
UWG President Marrero Will Chair Committee
He’s already received accolades this year for reaching a major milestone, but Scott Deviney was honored again – this time by his high school alma mater – when he was presented the 2017 Carrollton High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
Numerous businesses and industries which are looking for employees will participate in a Jobs Fair on Thursday, April 27th, from 3 - 7 p.m., in the Douglas County Courthouse Atrium.
At this point, it appears that Carroll County firefighter Clayton Kierbow will be the newest member of the Carroll County Board of Education, after a single provisional ballot gave him a 190-189 edge over Jessie Strickland in Tuesday's Special Election.
Villa Rica police say an elderly woman was killed late Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving pulled in front of oncoming traffic on Highway 61.
The City of Carrollton is proud to announce that the Carrollton Water Treatment Plant has received state wide recognition for producing the “Best Tasting Tap Water” in Georgia.
The Carroll County Bar Association will be unveiling a new oil painting of a senior judge during a special ceremony at the Carroll County Courthouse.
Judge Meng H. Lim of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the appeal of Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc.
A 50-year old Carrollton woman was killed Sunday after being ejected from a vehicle on State Route 1 near Roopville.
Levels of E-Coli in the Chattahoochie River are returning to normal after a few days where those levels were considered to be 'unsafe.'
A Heard County man died late Friday as a result of injuries he sustained during a single-vehicle accident in southern Carroll County.
 
Police say a construction worker was killed this morning when a car plowed into a construction site.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to the potential for Severe Weather in our area Wednesday.
Due to the Severe Weather and power outages, the following have closed for Monday 04-03-17: Southern Therapy Services - Carrollton Location Only - Closed will resume hopefully Tuesday Morning  
Carroll County EMA Director Tim Padgett says there is damage to trees, businesses and homes in Carrollton, caused by the storm that rolled through Monday morning.
Gradick Communications President Steve Gradick regrets to announce the passing of radio legend and Georgia Radio Hall of Famer/  Country Music Disc Jockey Hall Of Famer, Warren "Rhubarb" Jones.
Carroll County Fire, Chief Deputy Bud Benefield tells WLBB Radio that all lanes of I-20 EB between Villa Rica and Temple could remain closed until "well into the lunch hour" following a triple tractor trailer crash early this morning.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Colorado Premium, a protein product manufacturer, recruit over 100 employees to work in Carrollton.
Carroll County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene of what they believe to be a murder-suicide at a home located near the center of the county.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Members should be on guard for the latest ploy to obtain quick cash and personal information such as credit card and social security numbers.
At an open meeting held at Carrollton City Hall on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., April Saunders of cre8minds LLC and Maggie Worth of WheatGerm LLC reported summary results of the City of Carrollton’s community branding project’s research phase.
Tuesday evening's storm caused a tree to crash on a Carroll County home, displacing the family inside, Carroll County Fire Chief Deputy Bud Benefield told WLBB Radio Wednesday morning.
Carroll County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson confirms that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 34-year old jail inmate that occurred over the weekend.
On March 10, 2017 Carroll County Animal Control Officers made the Villa Rica Police Department aware of the seizure of (3) dogs from a Maple Street residence.
We’re in the home stretch of the 2017 legislative session with only five more legislative days left to vet and pass legislation.
The Senate had a very busy and productive week ten of the legislative session.
A senate resolution proposing an amendment to the Georgia constitution, that would allow for election of school superintendents by voters and the election of members of local boards of education by grand juries, will most likely not be voted on by the state House during the current session.
A Villa Rica Man is shot and killed by police in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say shots were fired at the suspect after he "got hostile."
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed search warrants in the city of Carrollton in Carroll County and the cities of Tallapoosa and Buchanan in Haralson County. 
A Carrollton Elementary School assistant principal will continue to foster the positive momentum under way at that school by serving as CES’s new instructional leader.
Mr. Mitch Springer was named Principal of Villa Rica Elementary School at the March 13, 2017, Carroll County Board of Education work session.
Two local RadioShack stores will remain open after the electronics retailer filed for its second bankruptcy in two years and announced it will close 187 more stores this month, about 9% of its 1,943 locations.
One local city could soon consider lessening the penalty for those getting caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Permits were issued this week from Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSR), and the City contractor (GRC Stonewater) will begin making the necessary repairs to the Croft Street wooden bridge starting next Monday, March 13, 2017.
The 73-year old man killed in a three vehicle accident on I-20 eastbound this morning has been identified.
Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Carrollton Police Department are investigating five robberies occurring at local convenience stores,  over a two week period.
Senator Matt Brass (R - Newnan) passed Senate Bill 153, his first bill, on the Senate floor on Friday, March 3.
The Georgia Department of Education released its 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools. Seven Carroll County Schools earned recognition...
Winter rains and improving drought conditions have prompted the State of Georgia to ease water use limits on 31 counties in northern Georgia including Carroll County.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the March membership breakfast held at Greenway Health.
The Carrollton Junior High School VEX Robotics team earned a second place finish at state for a stellar performance at the Georgia Middle School State Championship this past Saturday...
Carroll County High Schools were among those recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for high achievement in their Advanced Placement programs.
Carrollton Middle School sixth grader Kyu Alegre, who won the Carrollton City Schools system spelling bee earlier this month, placed fourth in the District 4 competition Saturday, the highest placing of a Carrollton City Schools speller in more than a decade.
Carrollton High School’s STEM initiative and the school’s focus on increasing Advanced Placement course offerings and student participation have earned CHS state recognition as an AP STEM School in two categories, the seventh consecutive year the high school has received these honors.
A Georgia DOT Maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing the cable rail along Interstate 20 in Carroll County.
Mike Mihalek, eager to enjoy his retirement, golfed as much as he could. To his surprise, that got old fast.
Grow Haralson campaign seeks to secure 1,500 new jobs and $50M in new payroll during next five years  
Of Carrollton High School’s Class of 2016 AP test takers, more than half scored well enough on Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit, scoring at least a 3 or higher on 151 individual exams out of a total of 288 administered.
The boil water advisory for Carrollton City Water users will likely remain in effect until Friday morning.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office wants to know who set up what they believe to be a barbed wire booby trap.
 A water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels.
Senate Majority Caucus and Economic Development Chairman, Senator Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle passed Senate Bill 2, “The FAST Act – Fairness, Accountability, Simplification, and Transparency – Empowering Our Small Businesses to Succeed” with a vote of 52 - 0
A referendum that would decide whether or not Senior Citizens living in Villa Rica would receive an $8,000 homestead exemption will not be put before voters  until November of this year.
One of the City of Carrollton water mains under the bypass at Old Newnan Road is leaking and will be closed temporarily for repairs.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office Deputy has been placed on temporary leave following a struggle with a burglary suspect that resulted in the suspect being shot.
Carroll County Elections officials say the city of Villa Rica has until Monday to request the call that would ensure a referendum regarding a senior citizen tax break makes it on ballots for the March 21st election.
For the first time in its history, the Carroll County Animal Shelter is considered a ‘no-kill’animal-shelter, according to the national standard.
True to the Carrollton City Schools reputation of initiating innovative practices to further create exceptional learning experiences for all students, a new academies program will be launched for the 2017-2018 school year at Carrollton Elementary School.
West Georgia Technical College’s spring semester enrollment is up by 6 percent from last year to 6,588 students, the college announced today.
State legislators continue to look at ways to drum up funding to bring pay raises for public safety officials on the local level.
Students in the Haralson County School System will continue with a 4-day school week in the 2017-2018 school year.
Local police have received another report of a man “exposing himself” to a woman inside a local business.
The Senate convened for four days last week moving through legislative day 12.
Carrollton Police are reviewing surveillance video from local businesses and questioning witnesses in hopes of locating a man accused of getting women's attention, and then exposing himself to them in public.
The General Assembly has now completed our 12th legislative day in the 2017 session and we are well on our way to Crossover Day, the final day for Senate Bills to be passed by the Senate.
After April 29, 2013 Mr. Joseph Amos Young worked as a “In-School Suspension Clerk” for the Carroll County Schools and was placed in Bowdon High School to supervise the In-School Suspension program.  While employed at the High School, the Defendant met and began communicating outside of class with a teenaged female student.
In 2005, the City of Carrollton took over responsibility for the Croft Street Wooden Bridge in exchange for ownership of the Bradley Street Depot.
West Georgia Technical College campus police are looking for leads after a thief removed the catalytic converter from a student’s car on the Thomas B. Murphy Campus in Waco.
The earth is starting to move at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a two vehicle accident in Villa Rica Friday evening that resulted in the death of a 24-year old woman.
Carrollton Police are reviewing video and working with other jurisdictions in hopes of finding leads relating to an alleged armed robbery just after midnight Thursday morning.
Georgia should discuss allowing local governments to use a portion of the revenue generated through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for increasing the pay for public safety officials on the local level...
The West Georgia Technical College School of Nursing has acquired a new piece of equipment that aims to help students have empathy for elderly patients.
Over the weekend, severe weather claimed the lives of at least 15 people and left widespread destruction across many residences and businesses in South Georgia.
Two familiar names qualified for the Haralson County Commission District-Three special election on Monday.
Highlighting the 62nd Annual Dinner of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was the awarding of Citizen of the Year to Cynthia Langley, Horizon Award to John Jackson, Entrepreneur of the Year to Bob and Tish Stone and family, and the Thomas S. Upchurch Workforce Education Award to Dr. Faye McIntyre.
We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees”, for the past 75 years.
Hall Leaves program after 31 wins in three seasons at UWG
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Colorado Premium, a manufacturer of premium protein products, will create 190 jobs and invest $15 million in a Carroll County food processing plant by the end of 2018.
Georgia’s District 30 state senator Mike Dugan this week told WLBB Radio that he could support a senate resolution proposed by Josh McKoon of Columbus, which would change the rule on allowing unrecorded hand votes in the senate.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation says a Carrollton man was killed after firing at law enforcement early Tuesday morning.
Sen. Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Cagle Announce “The FAST Act” to Remove Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman whose body was found inside her car outside her home in Temple Tuesday. They have also arrested a suspect in her alleged murder.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Tuesday that they have opened up what appears to be the first murder investigation of 2017.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed search warrants in the city of Carrollton in Carroll County and the cities of Tallapoosa and Buchanan in Haralson County...
With construction of the first phase of the replacement Carrollton High School well under way and expected to be completed this spring, attention moves to the interior spaces and Carrollton City Schools needs your help.
Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family of Haralson County Commissioner Donnie Ridley who passed away Sunday.
Local public safety officials say they arenot disappointed that our region did not get the heavy snows forecasted over the weekend, despite their preparation efforts.
Father had left one-year old with telephone "for use"
A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines during World War II died Tuesday just a few years after Congress honored him and fellow Montford Point Marines for their pioneering role in a segregated military.
Attempted Robbery at Junior Foods
On January 4, 2016, Mayor Walt Hollingsworth and Councilman Met Lane were sworn into office where they joined previously seated Councilmen Gerald Byrd and Jim Watters.
A longtime Carroll County resident and retired business owner, along with some friends, family and business partners are showing their appreciation for local law offiers by picking up the meal tab this week for close to 500 local public safety officials.
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, radiation therapy is an effective way to help destroy the cancer and improve survival.
Acquisition strengthens & expands Southwire’s Tools and Equipment product offering
Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden confirms that the body of an adult male was discovered in an apartment home early Monday morning after fire fighters extinguished a fire.
Fire officials are investigating the blaze that resulted in the death of a 68-year old Carrollton man early Monday morning.
Georgia’s 30th district state senator Mike Dugan recently told WLBB Radio that he expects mental health reform will be a major issue during the upcoming legislative session.
#UWG GRADUATION UPDATE from Gary Leftwich (Director of Strategic Communication)
Carroll County Schools are seeing an increase of 653 students since 2012, according to the seven day head count conducted last week. This year's number is down seven students from last year at this time. There are 14,839 students attending classes in
Community Events
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library will be having a Family Craft Day on Monday, December 18th, from 12 - 5 p.m. Stop by anytime and make a fun Christmas craft and enjoy some hot chocolate. Story will be read at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend.
Carroll EMC will be awarding the Walter Harrison Scholarship, 1000,00 Scholarships (10 will be awarded throughout Georgia in 2017) Application deadline February 1st, 2018, Lerlie & Millard Copeland Scholarship, $800.00 scholarship, Application deadlin
Volunteers Needed at Bowdon High School & Mount Zion High School to mentor high school students, tutoring High School Students in Math or Science, Volunteering to assist with college and career events, and collecting/donating food, clothing, hygiene p
The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Tallapoosa Public Library. New members are welcome. Books are available for checkout at the library. For more information call Karen at 770-574-3124.
Tallapoosa Possum Drop will be held on Sunday, December 31st, on Head Avenue. They will have bands, vendors and fireworks. Everyone welcome to attend.
The Disabled American Veterans Association meets the fourth Tuesday each month at the Hightower Family Center in Bremen. For more information contact John Causey at 678-378-6249 or Phillip Payton at 678-438-3592.
Georgia's Move Over Law says motorists traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder must move-over one lane when emergency and utility vehicles are stopped on the side of the highway and operating in an official capacity. Vehicles included in the la
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The Community Christian Council Food Bank of Haralson County, located in the old Holcombe's Grocery Store building, 734 Bowdon Street in Tallapoosa, serves a meal to Haralson County residents every Monday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. On Thursday evening
Buchanan - Haralson Public Library and book sales continues to receive all categories of book donations for resale. Hours Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Buchanan Food Bank will be open the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information call 770-301-5827.
Tallapoosa Friends of the Library hosts a book sale on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sale is located at the Tallapoosa Cultural Arts Center in the old Tallapoosa High School on Robertson Avenue. Paper back books are 25 an
Concerned Veterans For America meets the third Tuesday of each month 6 p.m., at Helton-Howland Park, Highway 78, Tallapoosa. 
Church News
Outreach Tabernacle, 1351 County Road 31, Muscadine, Alabama will be having their 5th Saturday night singing on Saturday, December 30th, 5:30 p.m. CST. The singers will be The Paul Family, Nothing but Grace & The Yarbroughs. A love offering will be re
Tallapoosa First Baptist Church, Tallapoosa will be having their Christmas Cantata, Heaven's Child on Sunday, December 17th at 6 p.m. presented by the Adult choir. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call 770-574-7697.
Lee's Chapel Church, Bethesda Church Road, 1 mile off of Tyus-Carrollton Road will be having their Christmas Cantata telling the story of Jesus's Birth on Sunday, December 24th at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call Wayne
Mount Holly Church, 4687 Highway 27 north of Carrollton are launching a new military and veteran's life group to provide for fellowship, learning, Christian growth and development for service members, veterans, retirees and their families. The group w
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University of West Georgia Director of Athletics Daryl Dickey has announced the impending resignation of Eddie Duffey.
Carrollton High School Boys basketball Head Coach Tim Criswell was in a bicycle accident Saturday August 5th. Please keep Coach Criswell & his entire family in your prayers. 
West Georgia Technical College has named Beau Welborn as the head coach of the Golden Knights baseball team, removing him from interim status.  
West Georgia Technical College has hired Todd Davis to become the school’s new athletic director.
Carter Shell was recently named Athlete of the Year for Horizontal Jumps by the Georgia Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (GAFTA XCCA).
A Carrollton High School administrator with a deep understanding of high school sports has been promoted to athletic director of Carrollton High School.
Carrollton, GA – The Golden Knights ran into the GCAA’s top team last week and found the going tough. West Georgia Tech dropped the first three games of the series by scores of 9-0, 9-2 and 9-2.
Carrollton, Ga. – The 2017 campaign came to an end for the Golden Knights softball team here Friday with a doubleheader loss against Georgia Highlands.
Carrollton, GA – Single runs in the first two innings proved to be enough for Jake McLinskey, who scattered four hits and a run over 6.1 innings to lead the Golden Knights to a 2-1 lead over South Georgia in Friday’s double-header.
It took 10 games, but the Golden Knights softball team broke into the win column March 10 on the road at East Georgia.
Basketball in March always seems to include that “Cinderella Story,” and the West Georgia Technical College Women’s Basketball team hopes that midnight does not strike for a couple of days.
Oxford, GA – The Golden Knights put together perhaps their best effort of the year and stunned fourth-ranked Montgomery College (Maryland) 81-70 here Saturday to claim the District G Championship.
Winners of the GCAA regular season and tournament championships, West Georgia Technical College’s Men’s Basketball team now turns its focus to a loftier goal – a berth in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.
Oxford, GA – The Golden Knights held on to defeat Southern Crescent 84-78 to claim the 2017 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship here Sunday afternoon.
On February 25, 2017 the Mt. Zion High School Weightlifting Team competed in the 2017 GACA State Weightlifting Championship at Jefferson County High School.
Late Rally Lifts WGTC over LaGrange...
Even though the calendar says February, spring has sprung at West Georgia Technical College (WGTC).   The Golden Knights baseball squad has opened 4-4 on the season.
Griffin, GA – It took a little longer, but the West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) Men defeated Southern Crescent in an overtime thriller 78-75 here Friday evening to claim the regular season Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Divisi
In Sean Calhoun's first year as Head Coach of the Carrollton football program, he took his Trojans to the State quarter-finals and achieved an 11-2 record along the way. His offense averaged 38 ppg while his defense gave up only 17 ppg. 
Mt. Zion High School has named Brad Gordon as the school's new head football coach.
A pair of Carrollton Trojans are likely to be on the rosters for Super Bowl Fifty-One when it is played in Houston, Texas two weeks from yesterday.
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