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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.
A man and woman wanted on numerous charges including the theft of a Cartersville patrol vehicle earlier this month, led multiple local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Marshals on a high speed chase through west Georgia late Friday afternoon.
The Georgia State Patrol says three Carrollton residents were killed in that car crash which occurred near the Carroll County- Douglas County line Thursday evening.
Carrollton Police say a civilian with a gun pursued an alleged armed robber early Wednesday morning.   Both men are reportedly uninjured and one of them is now behind bars in the Carroll County Jail.
Once again Carrollton High School performed above the state average in the latest CCRPI ratings, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.
The man who fled the Carroll County Prison Work Camp more than 48 years ago and lived quietly for decades in Connecticut until he was found by federal officials in May of this year, has died.
Villa Rica Police on Wednesday identified the man whose body was discovered outside a local apartment building where he resided.
The Carrollton Board of Education, for the second year, has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as an Exemplary Board. The presentation was made at the annual GSBA/Georgia School Superintendents Association annual conference held last week.
Villa Rica Police are investigating the death of a 41-year old male found outside a local apartment complex.
Over the weekend, UWG hosted more than 20 debate teams representing six schools: UGA, Georgia State, Samford, Florida State University, University of Florida and UWG.
An Alabama man is behind bars in Carroll County, charged with murder.
West Georgia Technical College was named a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Technical College of the Year award December 1 by the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.
Authorities are investigating a shooting and alleged robbery that may have happened on Baxter Road in Haralson County over the weekend.
Weather officials confirm that a tornado did touchdown in Carroll County during severe weather last Wednesday. It was one of six they confirmed in north Georgia alone.
A federal grand jury today indicted the former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., for a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Investigator Hollis Lindley Jr.
So, what would you say to riding in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Villa Rica during the holiday season?
Are you a lover of sports? How about a fan of local teams, like the Trojans, the Lions or the Wolves? If so, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from local sports legends as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.”
Carroll County road crews are making plans to widen Oak Mountain Road by two feet on each side.
Georgia’s Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland officially turns over a collection of campaign materials, committee files, photographs and other memorabilia showcasing his 24 years of public service to the University Of West Georgia today.
The State of Georgia has declared a Level 2 Drought Response for 52 counties in central and north Georgia including Carroll County.
While pointing to a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola, University of West Georgia (UWG) nursing student Linda Burnett told a group of Carrollton Elementary School students how much sugar is in the popular soft drink.
An emergency worker for a local ambulance service accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in his care pleads guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and receives a sentence of 12-months of probation.
A Carrollton woman is behind bars after police say she assaulted her 2-year old child in public and attempted to run over with her car people who had come to the child’s rescue.
This includes $2.82 million for bridge rehabilitation at nine bridge locations along I-20 in Carroll County.
Family members of a Cleburne County man reported missing close to 16-months ago say they accept he may no longer be alive, they just want closure and they want for their loved one to rest in peace.
The District Attorney announces the conviction of Luckie Odis Miller following a guilty verdict in Carroll County Superior Court on October 3, 2016.
Some homeowners in northwest Haralson County woke up this morning to fire ash on their cars and yards.
Carrollton city officials may soon be promoting little pantries in strategic locations throughout the city that would allow those ‘in need’ to access donated non-perishable food items and items such as diapers, free of charge.
Carroll County’s sheriff will become the longest serving sheriff in the history of the county; it’s a new era in the ‘city of gold’ as voters elect their first new mayor in 12 years; and, as goes west Georgia, so goes the nation in the presidential race.
The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Will Recognize Three Veterans From Haralson County During An Induction Ceremony This Weekend...
Chairman Marty Smith and the Carroll County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the opening of the Moore’s Bridge Park on November 4, 2016.
The fresh concrete being poured at various points around Carrollton is part of the foundation of a healthier future for the region.
During the Carroll Chamber Women’s Business Alliance luncheon, the WBA named Dr. Melanie McClellan as the 2016 Woman of the Year.
A Bowdon woman remains in hospital after investigators say her boyfriend shot her in the head.
The City of Villa Rica is asking all water users to conserve water during this time of drought and is issuing a voluntary outdoor watering ban.
A total of 34 nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties received $300,009 Wednesday from the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Community Impact Fund. 
A former Georgia State Patrol Trooper has been indicted on misdemeanor charges of speeding and reckless driving for his role in a September 2015 crash that killed two teenage girls.
Hunters in Haralson County discovered human remains on Sunday...
Carrollton Police believe two female University of West Georgia students and a male from Fulton County played roles in the shooting death of 23-year old Tyler Ford at his Lovvorn Road apartment last Wednesday.
Carrollton Police are now exploring the possibility that the shooting death of a University Of A West Georgia student inside his apartment home Wednesday could be gang-related.
Villa Rica City Council will consider renaming a portion of North Avenue after a former Villa Rica High School sports star.
Roopville city officials are asking Carroll County Commissioners to pull out $60,000 from the county’s 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collection, to pay for construction of a new 40 foot by 60 foot public use-pavilion.
Carrollton Police are looking for the person who shot a University Of West Georgia business-student to death, near the doorway of the victim’s residence at the River Point Apartments on Lovvorn Road.
Carrollton Police and UWG Police have responded to a reported shooting at the River Pointe Apartment complex on Lovvorn Road...
Witnesses say "It sounded like bombs were going off..."
A construction worker was killed in Waco this morning, while in a trench, the earth around caved in.
Haralson County Water Authority Executive Director Charlie Walker on Thursday praising customers’ efforts in conserving water this week, although the level is not as low as the Authority would hope.
Carrollton High School, already a premier host 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 this spring as well as the boys and girls AAAAA state golf tournaments.
Crews from Haralson County Fire, Water and Roads Departments are working around the clock in hopes of clearing routes for more water to filter into the county’s main water source.
  Police believe one man was shot inside a Carrollton apartment Saturday evening during a possible home invasion. They say they believe another man who was associated with the incident was shot a short time later, possibly at a different location.
Carrollton Police are working to learn more about human remains that were discovered in a wooded area near the 300 block of Clifton Terrace over the weekend.
Georgia State Patrol tells WLBB Radio that afternoon that a 25-year old Buchanan man has been life-flighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, after the car he was driving collided with a Haralson County Fire truck this morning.
Three ash ponds completely excavated; first round of groundwater testing complete at all 29 ash ponds
More than seven miles of Villa Rica roads and one subdivision are being targeted for repaving, as City Council shored up funding for the effort.

In what has been almost a decade-long trend, a new report issued by the state shows big increases in the amount of money spent by visitors in Carroll County last year over the previous year.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at a home off Hay's Mill Road in Carrollton Friday.
Charles Carroll has been sentenced to 12 years, six months in prison after a jury found him guilty of distributing and possessing child pornography through his use of a peer-to-peer computer program.
Carroll EMC Holds Its 80th Annual Meeting of Members   Since 1936, Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has been inviting its Members to attend an Annual Meeting and participate in the business of their cooperative. 80 years later, the practice re
Villa Rica city officials are looking to fix what they believe is a decade-old taxation error that may have robbed the city of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue since 2004.
Officials with the Carroll County Schools District are reaching out to the state board of education for direction on replacing a local board member who resigned this week.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Honey Baked Ham recruit about 150 full and part-time customer service agents to work in a call center in Carrollton.
Georgia legislators carried on talks this summer on ways to better protect our law officers, following several physical attacks nationwide against the men and women in blue.
Meteorologists are keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew.
A 53-year old Buchanan woman was killed Monday when her dropped off a steep embankment in Haralson County.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Villa Rica Police Department executed a search warrant in the city of Villa Rica in Carroll County.
A school in east Alabama has decided to do away with daily take home assignments. No more home-work for students.
Authorities in Douglas County have identified the body that was discovered alongside Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica Sunday afternoon.
A Villa Rica Police officer sustains minor injuries after his patrol car was rear-ended by a woman estimated to have been traveling as fast as 100 mph on Interstate 20 this week.
The Community Foundation of West Georgia has been ranked the third largest community foundation in Georgia by total annual giving in The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual Giving Guide publication.
West Georgia Technical College’s fall semester enrollment is up over 5 percent from last year to 6,707 students, the college announced Monday.
Officials with the Haralson County School district and Bremen City Schools are discussing working together on plans for a new College & Career Academy.
Investigators say a woman's body was found along Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica Sunday afternoon.
District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan will be unchallenged for his seat on the November 8th ballot; but he is asking that voters head to the polls nonetheless, and check the ‘yes’ box on a proposal he himself is backing.
A 71-year old man who escaped from a Carroll County prison in 1968, will be allowed to remain in Connecticut, where U.S. marshals had located him earlier this year, nearly a decade after he fled.
Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they would be conducting structural integrity tests. They anticipate a restart of Line 1 Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Acquisition strengthens Southwire’s core business in the building wire products market
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will assist Mando America as the company recruits to fill a number of jobs at its manufacturing facility in Hogansville.
Georgia Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Monday asserted that a three page executive summary of a two-year inquiry into Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosures shows once and for all that Snowden ‘was not a hero’ but rather a ‘traitor.'
Motorists in west Georgia did come across longer lines at local gas stations and some dry pumps over the weekend as the Alabama pipeline spill slowed down gasoline supplies in Georgia.
Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol say charges are pending against a 20-year old Hiram man following a Wednesday evening collision that resulted in the death of an off-duty Temple Police officer.
Tallapoosa city officials say their initial property tax sale this month was successful in helping recoup some delinquent property taxes from 2015.
The Carroll County Water Authority is in the process of planning between six and eight miles of water main extensions throughout Carroll County— a one million dollar investment, CCWA Executive Director Matt Windom said this week.
Carrollton Elementary School third grade Language Arts teacher Tabitha Walker was named Carrollton City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 following a formal Board of Education recognition of all school-level honorees Sept. 13.
A Whitesburg man who is listed on the sex offender registry is back behind bars after Bremen Police say he had met up at a local motel with multiple teenaged girls— one of them 13 years old.
The City of Villa Rica is asking for help in identifying three individuals in connection with the disappearance of six to eight rather expensive Koi fish from a pond at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park.
Temple Police are reporting via Facebook that one of their officers was killed in a motorcycle accident late Wednesday.
The Heflin community mourning the deaths of a pair of teenage sisters killed Friday in a tragic single car accident.
West Georgia Technical College is offering help for displaced students from ITT Technical College, which shuttered its 130 campuses this week, including one in Douglasville.
Labor Day Weekend of 2016 literally was a weekend of labor for 25 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), who were among more than 1,000 volunteers from the Greater Atlanta area donating their time to help victims of the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Steve Gradick, president of Gradick Communications and Covenant Communications, was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at the annual Fall Membership BBQ.
Local authorities have released the names of two of the three people killed when the planes they were in collided at the West Georgia Regional Airport in Carroll County Wednesday morning.
Local authorities say three people are dead following a mid-air collision involving two small planes.
Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith tells WLBB Radio that he is in favor of the public transportation plan that has been presented to the board of commissioners by the Three Rivers Regional Commission.
It's No Joke!  One of America's funniest comedians and a Villa Rican native will serve as Grand Marshal for the 2016 Gold Rush Parade and Festival...
On May 24, 2016, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to 1330 W. McNeese St. (West M Apartment Complex) in reference to a sexual assault.
Some Temple residents say they are displeased that a local Sons Of Confederate Veterans group will be allowed to sell confederate flags at this year’s Founder’s Day Festival, stating the ‘stars & bars’ is an offensive symbol to some.
FBI Atlanta, the Conyers Police Department, and the Villa Rica Police Department need the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who may be responsible for two armed robberies that happened in August 2015 and May 2016.
Two new ceramic colorful art versions are the latest to be installed locally as part of the Howl For UWG Project, benefiting the UWG annual fund, which provides scholarships and financial assistance to UWG students.
Georgia’s students showed marked improvement on the ACT in 2016, including students at Carrollton High School who exceeded not only the state composite average but also the nation’s.
The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Foundation awarded 65 local organizations with Impact Grants totaling more than $127,000 for projects that will benefit local communities.
Carrollton Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting, in which the victim was struck with a bullet in his scrotum.
The GBI has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred just north of Villa Rica city limits late Friday morning.
Multi-state impaired driving enforcement effort celebrates 25th anniversary
A few weeks ago a vision became reality for the members of the Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory Family...
Carroll County's unemployment rate rises .2 to 6.6 percent in July
The City of Carrollton is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Chapman to the position of Cultural Arts Center Superintendent.
Further investigation into documents relating to the "resignation" of former director of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Penny Lewis — has revealed that Lewis had been accused of mishandling thousands of dollars in CCAC money, and that city officials agreed to not pursue criminal prosecution in exchange for her resignation.
When former Cultural Arts Center Director Penny Lewis announced her retirement after 15 years this past June, it seemed as though Lewis had willingly  decided to close a chapter of her life and move on to other things.
VRPD announced Monday that investigators will not file charges against former mayor J. Collins relating to a domestic incident earlier this month.
The number of plants eradicated on these dates by law enforcement was five hundred twenty-nine (529) adult Marijuana plants.  The estimated value of the Marijuana plants seized is $793,500. 
The City of Villa Rica Thursday announces its intention to increase the 2016 property taxes it will levy this year by 7.47 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
Items accepted through the collection include bottled water, paper goods, cleaning supplies, nonperishable food, baby items, pet supplies, personal hygiene products, ice chests and more.
For some families in Carroll County, there is too much month and not enough money to pay for basic monthly expenses, such as food, rent and utilities.
A former board of education member accused of child molestation will not stand trial.
GDOT Contract Awarded to Senate District 30
Carroll County commissioners are expecting to revisit a long-discussed public transportation proposal in the coming months, now that a local advisory committee has completed a study on the feasibility of government-run public transportation for the area.
On 08-12-16 at approximately 12:00 PM, Villa Rica Police were notified of a robbery at E-Pawn on Hwy 78 in Villa Rica.
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
Final Scores Final Scores: Trion 18 Bowdon 37 Central 7 Heard Co 28 East Paulding 7 Carrollton 45 North Cobb Chr. 14 Mt. Zion 56 Loachapoka (AL) 7 Temple 35 Murray Co. 14 Bremen 42 North Murray 50 Haralson Co 0 Woodland, Cartersville 0 Villa Rica
Community Events
Villa Rica Diamond Club fundraiser for the Wildcats will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Villa Rica High School. Test drive a Ford! For every test drive Ford will donate $20.00 to the Wildcat Diamond Club. There will be no sale
The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District office in Rome and health departments in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk and Walker counties will close early to clients and visitors on Monday, Au
Golden CIty Cruise In will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The MILL amphitheater, 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica. 
Senior Dance will be held on Friday, August 18th, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Villa Rica Civic Center, (V-Plex) 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica. The cost will be $6.00 per person. For more information call Ray Berryhill at 678-431-0449.
There will be a special called city council meeting on Friday, August 18th, 9 a.m. 12 noon at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items with staff in preparation for its upcoming Council
Main Street Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Friday, August 18th, 9 a.m. at the Villa Rica City Hall, 571 W. Bankhead Highwy, Villa Rica.
Babies Introduction to Books Storytime will be held on Thursday, August 17th, 11:30 a.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. For more information call 770-459-7012.
The City of Villa Rica will present their Comedy Night on Saturday, August 26th at The MILL amphitheater and Thomas A. Dorsey stage, 106 Temple Street  from 8-10 p.m. The headlining comedian will be Scotty K!  The event is free. To reserve a tab
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners invites everyone to a open house at Fire Rescue Station #17, 2110 Tyus Carrollton Road, Carrollton on Sunday, August 27th from 2-4 p.m.
Waco Fest will be held on Saturday, September 9th. Join them for local arts, crafts, entertainment, and food. There will be free games and inflatables for the kids at the park. The parade will be at 11 a.m., and the Street Dance with a live band will star
Watch the eclipse at the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library on Monday, August 21st from 1-4 p.m. Take a lawn chair or blanket. A limited number of safe glasses will be available. Refreshments will be served.
There will be a free sign language class at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton beginning on Thursday, August 10th from 6-7 p.m. The classes will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. All ages are welcome.
With schools starting back this week now more than ever please put the phone down and watch the road. You can't even text and walk. Why do you text and drive? 100,0000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting. Take the pledge to never text and d
Mark the date! Monday, August 21st. The last North American solar eclipse in this century! Pine Mountain Gold Museum (in partnership with the Villa Rica Public Library) will hold an eclipse viewing event the afternoon of Monday, August 21st. The sun will
The Carroll County School System will be delaying dismissal by 40 minutes on Monday, August 21st, due to the expected solar eclipse. Elementary School release will be at 3 p.m., High School release at 4 p.m., and Middle School release at 4:15 p.m. Carroll
FOMR Walk and Talk will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. at the McIntosh Reserve Park boat ramp. Brent Hess and staff with DNR fisheries will sample and display fish from the Chattahoochee. The public is invited.
Lucky Paws Humane Society will be sponsoring a rabies clinic on Saturday, September 16th, from 2-5 p.m. at Helton-Howland Park, Highway 78, in Tallapoosa. The cost will be $12.00 per animal, cash only please!  Drive thru vaccination done at your car.
Tallapoosa Summer Concert Series will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 7 p.m. at the Tallapoosa Cultural Arts Center, (Old Tallapoosa High School Auditorium). The band will be Amanda Gore and the Red, White, and Bluegrass Band. Everyone welcome, free adm
Applications are now online for the 2017 Gold Rush Parade! This year's theme:  "Year of Georgia Film"! The Gold Rush Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 10:15 a.m. For more information call 678-840-1160.
The Local Carrollton Marine Toys for Tots Foundation needs a location to organize their annual toy drive. They are looking for a generous landlord to donate the space for November and December and will need a minimum space of 4,000 sq/ft or larger, a load
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
All Carroll EMC offices will close Thursday, August 31st at 12 noon. During the closing, make payments at the kiosks, automated phone payment system (770-832-3552), online at carrollemc.com or via the free Carroll EMC mobile app. To report a power outage,
The Mt Zion Eagle Band will be hosting their annual BBQ fundraiser on August 19th at the MZ High School cafeteria.
The Bremen Library is looking for local artists and collectors to be featured displays each month. If you or someone you know is an artist or collector and would like to display their artwork, craft or collection, please call Pat at 770-537-3937.
Keep Haralson Beautiful has partnered with a local recycling company to assist with removal of abandoned vehicles. This service is offered at absolutely no cost. The removal will be a tax deductible donation to Keep Haralson Beautiful to fund new and exis
DNR Law Enforcement wants to give you a quick boating safety tip. Ever heard of the ignition safety switch? It is commonly called a "kill switch" and it is a  lanyard that attaches to the boat operator, designed to stop the engine if he or
DNR Law Enforcement needs you to help them reduce the number of water deaths in Georgia. Just remember SPLASH. "S" - is for Supervision - Always watch children. "P" - Prevention - Wear life jackets. "L" - Look before you leap
It's one of the toughest things a young person can do. You know what I'm talking about. Finding a job. If you are between 16 and 24 years old...help is here. Paxen can help you find a job. Advanced job training...done. Want to go back to school...
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
The 32nd Annual Roopville Homecoming Festival will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., downtown Roopville on Old Highway 27. They will have live entertainment, food, parade, car show, 5K race, craft and merchandise vendors, great day
The Scouts of Troop 123 in Tallapoosa will be offering their service to anyone needing yardwork and cleanup. Any work done will be done by donations to the troop to be used for summer camp and troop equipment. For more information contact Mike Knight, 770
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
The West Georgia Church of Christ, 1310 North Park Street, Carrollton will be having their Series of Gospel Sermons on Sunday, August 20th at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m., Singing and youth devotional at 3 p.m. and cookout at 5 p.m., Monday, August 21st -
Harmony Baptist Church, 1594 Bowdon Junction Road, Carrollton will be having their Revival on Sunday, August 27th - Wednesday, August 30th at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Talmadge Chandler. Everyone welcome to attend.
The West Georgia Church of Christ, 1310 N. Park Street will be hosting a series of Gospel Sermons delivered by Jordan Alker, associate preacher of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Greenville, Alabama from Sunday, August 20th - Wednesday, August 23rd.
Douglas Chapel Church of God, 9658 Highway 166, Winston will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, August 27th at 10:30 a.m. Singing will be by the Guyton Family, and the Minister will be Jeremy Massengill. Everyone welcome. For more information call 770-
Fruithurst Baptist Church will be having their 10th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 26th, with registration at 8 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. EST The cost will be $60.00 per individual, $240.00 per team. Lunch will be served to all players. For m
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be having a Singing on Saturday, August 26th, 7 p.m. Georgia time. The singers will be Sacred Harmony Trio. Refreshments will be served. Everyone invited. For more information or directions ca
First Baptist Church Cedartown, 101 North College Drive, Cedartown will be having a Fall Kickoff a two day event on Saturday, August 19th, 4 p.m. with a tailgating party, please contact Ken Bedford at 770-824-8330 for more information. On Sunday, August 2
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Highway 78, Tallapoosa will be having their Revival on Monday, August 21st - Friday, August 25th at 7 p.m. Brother Corky Addison will bring the message and they will have special singing each night. Everyone welcome to attend.
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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Join WKNG as we load up the van and head out to River City Propane. WKNG 1060 AM & 93.7 FM will be broadcasting live from the big customer appreciation blowout at the Tallapoosa location at 3150 Highway 100 South. we will have WKNG t-shirts, T. Graham brown tickets, and an autographed T. Graham brown guitar.  So come join us, this Saturday from 11AM to 1 PM at the Big Blowout Customer Appreciation Celebration at River City Propane on Old Highway 100.
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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.
There are now only four teams remaining in each of the classifications in Georgia high school football. Unfortunately for residents of the West Georgia area, all the local teams have now been eliminated with Carrollton’s 34-27 loss to Buford 
We are now in the second week of the high school football playoffs and there are 3 teams still alive in the Carrollton area. 
Another high school football regular season has passed right before our very eyes. It seems like just yesterday I was at University Stadium covering Carrollton vs Newnan in the West Georgia Kickoff Classic. 
The Carrollton Trojans improved to 7-1 on the year with a 34-14 region win over the visiting Kell Longhorns on Friday night. This win will likely put Carrollton ahead of Kell when it comes time for the playoffs. 
It has been a tough 3-game stretch for Coach Hall and his football program at West Georgia. Just seven games into the season, UWG’s playoff hopes are pretty much gone. 
The Mount Zion High School football team continued their perfect season Friday as they defeated Bowdon by a score of 24-12. This gives them a 7-0 record on the year and puts them in the driver’s seat for the region title. 
The Carrollton Trojans improved to 5-1 on the year Friday as they defeated the Villa Rica Wildcats by a score of 42-13. This was the first meeting of the two schools since 2007, and they are now both in region 7 AAAAA. 
#3 West Georgia was given their first loss of the year Saturday at the hands of #18 North Alabama. This 24-23 loss gives West Georgia a 4-1 record on the year and 1-1 record in conference play.
The West Georgia Wolves improved to 4-0 on the year last Saturday after they defeated the Albany State Golden Rams by a score of 27-23. 
Emory Jones and the Heard County Braves manhandled the Temple Tigers on Friday night in the little town of Franklin, Georgia. Heard County improved their record to 9-2 overall vs Temple, a series that was first played in 1998. 
The West Georgia football team won their Gulf South Conference opener vs the Delta State Statesmen Saturday by a score of 34-24. This marks the 5th straight UWG victory vs DSU and makes it 6 out of the last 7. 
The Heard County Braves improved to 4-1 on the season with a 28-7 win over the Central Lions out of Carrollton on Friday night. 
Local Football Scores from 09-16-16
West Georgia used 402 yards of offense Saturday in their 29-0 win over the Miles Golden Bears. The win moved the Wolves to 2-0 on the year with both wins coming vs defending conference champions. 
On Friday, for the first time in 5 years, Bremen High School and Trion High School met on the football field. This rivalry goes all the way back to 1936 when the two teams first met, a game that Trion won 39-6. 
The 2nd ranked West Georgia Wolves got their first win of the season Saturday with a 23-3 victory over the 22nd ranked Catawba Indians. This win marked the 17th straight victory at University Stadium, a place where Coach Will Hall has never lost.
The Carrollton Trojans came into their game vs Riverdale Friday with a 1-0 record after beating Newnan two weeks prior. In the Newnan game, the offense was only able to find the endzone once. 
I was able to attend the 70th meeting of the Bremen High Blue Devils vs the Bowdon High Red Devils on Friday night. The two teams have a very long history dating all the way back to 1936. According to GHSFA.org, they first played in 1936 and 1937, and have played every year since 1954. 
The 5th annual West Georgia Kickoff Classic is in the books and the Carrollton Trojans are the champions of this year’s event. Carrollton came out on top of the Newnan Cougars 16-6 in what could definitely be called a defensive battle. 
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