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On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00am, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence will hold an open hearing entitled, “Threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qa'ida, and other Islamic extremists."
Seven area schools have been named to the Georgia Department of Education’s Reward Schools List, which recognizes schools with the ‘highest performance’ or ‘making the most progress.’
Villa Rica Police are investigating an accident that occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot Wednesday afternoon—involving five-vehicles and leaving one turned over on its top.
A Carrollton man now faces a murder charge after the man he had allegedly beaten up nearly three months ago dies from injuries sustained in that fight.
Georgia’s third district congressman Lynn Westmoreland said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe destroying ISIS/ISIL can be done without putting U.S. “boots on the ground.”
While Carroll County Schools’ administrators work on a new student drug testing policy for those involved in extra-curricular activities and for those who drive to and park at their school, school board chairman Jon Anderson says no particular problems have prompted the change.
The University of West Georgia invites you to join us for Homecoming 2014!
Carroll County Elections Supervisor Leslie Robinson reminds residents that sample ballots are now available on My Voter Page (MVP) and the “GA Votes” Mobile App.
The Carroll County Schools District is discussing a potential drug screening policy for students involved in extra-curricular activities and for those who drive to and park at their school.
Fire officials Monday said they believe a fire that damaged a Tallapoosa business over the weekend was intentionally set.
Two young men suspected of robbing a Carrollton convenience store last Friday are behind bars following their arrests this weekend.
The University of West Georgia Alumni Association has announced the top 30 Under 30 list for 2014.
Haralson County Fire officials are investigating a fire that damaged a Tallapoosa business Saturday morning.
Southwire Company announced that its President and CEO Stu Thorn is among the finalists for both the Responsible CEO of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award presented each year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.
On 09/10/14 at approximately 3:00 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot after two children were found unattended in a vehicle.
Community Events
Central High School will host the Carroll County Band Exhibition on Tuesday, September 23, in Richards' Stadium. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature marching bands from: Mt. Zion, Bowdon, Temple, Villa Rica, Carrollton, Central-Carroll and the University of West. Admission is $6 and all gate proceeds support the Dr. Norman L Padgett Scholarship, which is awarded each year
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.
Ephesus Public Library will host guests Ken and Carol Duval on Tuesday, October 7th at 6 p.m. They are originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the Duvals have gone around the world on a motorcycle. They recently returned from Cuba, and will be at
A day at the park, benefit for "Big Nate" will be held on Saturday, September 20th. Nathan Golden was severly injured in a motorcycle accident on June 7th. They will have a bike ride at 10 a.m., volleyball at 1 p.m., food for sale, burgers and h
There will be an outdoor meeting at the Carrollton Cross, near Northside Drive & Bankhead Highway on Saturday, September 20th at 10:30 a.m. The theme will revolve around the economy in Carrollton and surrounding communities and praying in meaningful j
Friends of Whitesburg Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 20th through Saturday, September 27th. Prices are $2.00 for most hardbacks, 50 cents for most paperbacks, 25 cents each or five for $1.00 for children's books and romance pape
Haralson County Veterans 10th Annual Freedom Ride will be held on Saturday, November 8th, rain date, Saturday, November 15th. Event registration will be at 9 a.m., ride time, 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Tallapoosa and end at Helton Howland Veter
There will be a Native American Gathering at Helton Howland Park, Tallapoosa on Saturday, October 4th & Sunday, October 5th. They will have live entertainment, Flute playing, Drumming, Games, Story-telling, & Gospel Music. Proceeds will go to help
The Bremen Junior Woman's Club will hold Bunco for Building the Magnolia Playground on Monday, September 29th, 6 p.m. at the Bremen Senior Center. Please join them for fun, food and fellowship. There will be a donation of $10.00 per person. For more i
Head to Buchanan on Saturday, September 20th for the Fall Fair on the Square, featuring a barbecue sale from the Friends of the Library, a book sale and "Run for the Books" 5K fundraisers for the library, cookbooks for sale on behalf of the Hist
The 21st Annual Bremen Towne Festival, sponsored by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman's Club will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Bremen. There will be arts and crafts, numerous activities and rides for children, train r
Visit the Tallapoosa Friends of the Library Bookstore located in the old Tallapoosa High School (Tallapoosa Cultural Arts Building,) on Robertson Avenue, The bookstore is open Thursday 1 - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take time to browse through
The Bremen Junior Woman's Club has set up a gofundme account to raise money for their All-Abilities Playground in Bremen. This has been a 3 year project and they really need to raise funds to complete this great project. The link is: http://www.gofund
The 29th Annual Roopville Homecoming Festival will be held on Saturday, September 20th. Booths will open at 8 a.m., food, arts & crafts, demonstrations,  5K run/Walk with registration at 6:30 a.m.,  horseback rides, horse & buggy rides,
Carrollton Stadium Cinemas will participate in Cinema for a Cause on Sunday, September 21st, as it donates 100 percent of all admission tickets, concession purchases, and extra donation bowl money to the Community Foundation of West Georgia. Tickets (regu
The West Georgia Youth Range Association will be having their 7th Annual Fun Shoot on Saturday, October 11th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Budapest Cemetery Road (Landfill Road) in Waco. The event will be open to the public. Activities for the day will consist
The 2nd Annual Glow Red Devil Run will be held on Thursday, October 30th at Bowdon High School. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., 1-mile fun run at 6:30 p.m., 5K Run at 7 p.m. Cost will be $20.00 pre-registration, $25.00 day of race. All proceeds will
The Central High School Chorus Auction will be held on Saturday, October 18th at 11 a.m. in the Central High School Cafeteria. For more information contact Shari Peek at 404-210-9159, Tammie Capps, 770-680-9575, or Laura Doss, 678-977-6145.
The Friends of the Buchanan Library will host their 9th annual BBQ on Saturday, September 20th. The brown bag BBQ will be served (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. from the courthouse square. The $7.00 Adult BBQ bag will contain a large well filled san
Bowdon Middle School will be having a Golf Tournament on Friday, October 10th at Oak Mountain Golf Course in Carrollton. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. For more information call 770-258-1778.
Church News
Old Path Baptist Church, Bremen will be having a Gospel Singing on Saturday, September 20th at 7 p.m. The singer's will be The Kelly's. Everyone invited to attend.
Historic First Christian Church, Highway 100 north, Tallapoosa will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, September 21st with a meet & greet at 10:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. They will have a fellowship meal at 12 followed by program at 1 p.m. w
Solid Rock Holiness Church, 5443 Central Church Road, Douglasville will be having a Gospel Singing on Saturday, September 20th at 6 p.m. The singers will be Songs of Truth. Everyone welcome to attend.
Outreach Tabernacle, County Road 31, Muscadine will be having a Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20th at 2 p.m. Alabama time. They will have a hayride, food, games, and Gospel singing. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call Carolyn at 2
Corinth Baptist Church, 43 Rockmart Road, Bremen will be having their "Our Only Hope" Big Tent Harvest Crusade on Sunday, September 28th - Wednesday, October 1st at 7 p.m. The Evangelist will be Jon Reed. They will have free food each night prio
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, county road 40, Fruithurst will be having a Gospel Singing on Saturday, September 20th at 7 p.m. est. The singers will be The Calton's. Refreshments after the singing. Everyone invited to attend.
Tallapoosa Church of God, corner of Highway 78 & Arbacoochee Road, Tallapoosa will be having a Benefit Singing for the church on Saturday, October 11th at 6 p.m. Everyone invited to attend.
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 602 Cedartown Avenue, Tallapoosa will be having their 30th Missionary Anniversary on Sunday, September 28th at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Lameisha Merrill Williams. Everyone welcome to attend.
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