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Three of the suspects allegedly connected with the death of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez were denied bond at their first hearings this week.
The Carroll County Fire Department graduated its first batch of new volunteer fire fighters since 2009 this week.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to visit Georgia next month.
Would you like to be a part of a community wide initiative to solve poverty?
Mount Zion Elementary teacher, Ginny Edwards, has been awarded the Gale Samuels Award for her project entitled Eagle Youth Leadership Academy.
Would local high school students benefit from a change in state board of education policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or foreign language — for receiving a high school diploma? Georgia governor Nathan Deal thinks so and asked the state BOE to consider the change this week.
The Carroll County Water Authority is awarded a 10-million dollar low interest loan from the Georgia Reservoir Fund as part of the Governor’s Water Supply Program, it was announced Tuesday.
Carrollton Police arrest a second, third and fourth person relating to Sunday's shooting death of a 13-year old Carrollton boy.
A second male has been arrested for his alleged role in the shooting death of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez.
A memorial fundraiser has been started online to benefit the family of 13-year old Nizzear Rodriguez. An account is alos open in the family name at Community & Southern Bank.
A Villa Rica man is said to be one of two men who went missing on a boat Sunday on West Point Lake in LaGrange. The two men made it to shore on their own Monday after a search by authorities on boat and helicopter did not locate them.
A long-awaited resource guide for senior citizens in west Georgia is now available, benefiting seniors and their families in Carroll, Heard and Haralson counties.
Georgia’s District 31 State Senator Bill Heath (R) of Bremen is part of a Georgia state senate committee hosting a hearing this week to discuss the findings of a study on school discipline strategies.
The community today mourned the loss of a 13-year old boy described as an 'outstanding student,' 'a happy, good kid,' and 'a ray of light' who was shot in his own bed at his home in Carrollton, Sunday morning.
Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards confirms that an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of 13-year old Nizzear Rodrigues. Police have taken a 17-year old male into custody. We expect to be able to pass along additional information later today.
Community Events
"The City of Mount Zion will receive sealed bids from interested parties for five City vehicles.
Stepping into the future will hold free seminars with online job opportunities at Lavender Recreational Center at Carrollton Parks and Recreational Cultural Arts every 1st Tuesday of the Month from 10am until noon.
The Carroll County Recreation Department Gymnastics is a year round program. They are proud to offer gymnastic classes for boys and girls ages walking through eighteen years old.
The Community Christian Council's Food Bank located in the old Holcombe's Foodland building on Highway 100 north, in Tallapoosa will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. They will re-open on Thursday, September 4th at 5 p.m.
No Longer Bound, 60 Waco School Road, Waco will be having their Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, September 6th Registration will be at 9 a.m., food handed out at 11 a.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, 312 Atlantic Avenue, Bremen will be having their Community Food Truck on Thursday, September 4th from 10 a.m. - noon. You must register to receive food. Do not line up before 8:30 a.m.
Lucky Paws Humane Society Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 2 - 5 p.m. at Helton-Howland Park, Highway 78, Tallapoosa. The cost will be $12.00 per animal, cash only, please. Drive thru vaccination done at your car. Take as many p
September is Library Card Signup Month at Ephesus Public Library. Go and see what the library has to offer. Get a library card free - it's the smartest card in your wallet.
Ephesus Public Library will host an Introduction to Quilting, led by Ms. Clenette Todd on Monday, September 29th at 6 p.m. Ms. Todd will show examples of various types of quilting styles, and talk about what students would like to learn in class. Refreshm
Local Author Rebecca Carlisle will be at Ephesus Public Library on Tuesday, September 16th at 6 p.m. She will present her latest book, Sharing Lives - The Tale of Two Kidneys. The book will be available for purchase for $10.00. Proceeds from the sale of t
Idol at the Fair will be held on Thursday, October 2nd at the VFW Fairgrounds, 1625 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton at 7 p.m. Age divisions will be 12 years to 30 & over.
The Country Bumpkin & Dixie Darlin' Pageant will be held on Saturday, September 13th at The Front Porch Event Center, 1160 Stripling Chapel Road, Carrollton. Age divisions will be 0-12 years old. Every contestant goes home with at least 2 trophies
Did you play in the band? Would you love to play again? The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble invites you to join them as they rehearse for their fall season. An adult community outreach program of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, the CCWE is open to those w
Lisa Upchurch Moore presents "Strength, Grace & Joy" to open Friday, September 5th and continue through Friday, October 24th in the Roush Gallery of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Cameron Hampton presents "Light, Color, Action
Circles of West Georgia, a new program being launched by the Community Foundation of West Georgia and St. Margaret's Community Outreach, will be introduced to representatives from local nonprofit organizations, churches and interested citizens. Two pu
A representative from the Anne Frank Center will hold docent workshops on Thursday, September 4th at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Art Center for anyone interested in volunteering as a tour guide for the exhibition. Tour guides must be 16 years ol
The American Legion Post 143, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, in Carrollton will hold a Bar-B-Que on Friday, September 5th at the Carroll County Ag Center, at the By-pass and Newnan Road from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are available now fr
There will be a Charity Golf Event for Amy Jennings Dollar who has stage 2 breast cancer on Friday, September 19th at Oak Mountain Championship Golf, 409 Birkdale Boulevard, Carrollton. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., Shotgun start at 10 a.m. To
If you are interested in being a sponsor or a runner in the 5K Run For The Books in Buchanan you are encouraged to contact the Buchanan Library for an application at 770-646-3369. The individual runner fee will be $20.00 and includes a t-shirt. If yo
Spotlighting Peace Education will be held on Friday, September 19th at Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, 7 - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 20th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at UWG, and Sunday, September 21st, 8 - 8:30 a.m. at Kennedy Chapel at UWG. For more inf
Church News
Highland Baptist Church, Highway 78, Tallapoosa will be having their 5th Sunday night congregational singing on Sunday, August 31st at 6 p.m. Finger foods after the service. Everyone invited to attend.
Poseyville United Methodist Church, Bremen wil be having their Revival on Sunday, September 7th and  Wednesday, September 10th. The speakers willl be Pastor Duane McManus on Sunday, September 7th & Wednesay, September 10th, Rev. Wesley Forri
Calvary Baptist Church, 312 Atlantic Avenue, Bremen will be having their Community Food Truck on Thursday, September 4th from 10 a.m. - noon. You must register to receive food. Do not line up before 8:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, Tallapoosa  will be having a Blood Drive on Thursday, September 4th from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. in their Social Hall. To schedule an appointment, please access redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: tall
Oak Hill Church of God of Prophecy, 560 Morgan Road, Temple will be having their Youth Revival on Friday, August 29th, & Saturday, August 30th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 31st at 11 a.m. Chucky Chandler will be preaching. There will be an ice cream s
The West Georgia Church of Christ, 1310 North Park Street, Carrollton will be hosting a series of Gospel Sermons delivered by David Powell on Sunday, August 24th - Wednesday, August 27th at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the 24th  they will have Friends and Famil
Eastside Baptist Church, 42 Little New York Road, Carrollton will be having a Singing and Lunch on Sunday, September 14th at 10:30 a.m. The singers will be By Grace. Everyone invited to attend.
Berachah Baptist Church, 2043 Highway 113 north, Temple will be having their Salute to America, on Monday, September 8th - Wednesday, September 10th at 7 p.m. The speakers wil be Brother Bud Stiltner on Monday, Brother Stinnett Ballew on Tuesday,
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