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Both Carroll County and Haralson County are still assessing damage caused by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Monday night. Both counties have not yet put a final cost to the damage suffered by the storm.
The Carroll County school district's English to Speakers of Other Languages program has grown to 427 students. The program is designed to get students, who have moved from other typically-non-English speaking countries, acclimated to the US.
The special election on Tuesday for District One Carroll County Commissioner is over and Montrell McClendon will be joining the county commission. McClendon won convincingly, receiving nearly 75% of the 290 votes. Election officials said this was a high t
The cleanup continued into this afternoon after storms blew through east Alabama and west Georgia late Monday and into early Tuesday morning. The storm left thousands of area residents without power this morning. The Haralson County School District and Br
The most likely reason that the state has decided to once again delay funding for the North Loop Pypass Project in Villa Rica, is that the state favors putting ahead construction projects that they deem to benefit a region over those they consider more of a city project.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to the potential for Severe Weather to occur in our area this afternoon and evening and overnight tonight.
The Georgia State Patrol Post Four in Villa Rica and other local law enforcement officers will be stepping up DUI enforcement this weekend. Unfortunately many drivers will choose to drink and drive while celebrating St. Patrick's day.   Prelimina
Roads and taxes are two of the more common concerns of residents within the Second District of Haralson County, according to commissioner Jamie Bennett.
Bennett will begin her second full-term as county commissioner in 2019 after no candidates qualified to challenge her during the qualifying period last week.
Legislation that would provide a new charter for the City of Villa Rica, was approved in the state house on Wednesday. It now awaits approval by the senate.
Approximately 100 Carrollton High School students and 100 junior high school students left their classrooms Wednesday morning to remember, in silence, the 17 people who lost their lives in a Florida school shooting one month ago.
The first political challenger for Third District Congressman Drew Ferguson, as he seeks re-election in 2018, will be an Army veteran who says he has spent his entire adult life serving his country in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and Europe.
A Douglasville man was charged over the weekend  for his role in a multi-vehicle crash in Carroll County last June, which resulted in a single fatality and numerous other injuries.
Students at local schools may take part in tomorrow's memorial and protest, where students and teachers across the United States will walk out of their schools and universities to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas and press lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws.
Assistant Superintendent Terry Jones spoke to members of the Carroll County School Board on Monday. This was their first work session following the school tragedy in Florida last month.
After qualifying ended last week, there will be two contested races for the Carroll County Schools Board of Education and one contested race for the Board of Commissioners.
The Carroll County Schools Financial Department has said the difference between the expenditures and revenue changes to the proposed 2019 budget, could reach $2.2 million.
Officials with local energy provider Carroll EMC have said that they are closely monitoring the progress of at least one legislative bill that aims to give rural communities across the state access to fast and reliable internet.
Taylor Cox has been casting a rod since she was as tall as her daddy’s knee and entered her first fishing tournament when she was just 7 or 8 years old.
It is almost a week since numerous members of the West Georgia Technical College Women's Basketball team were injured in a bus crash in Virginia.
The City of Carrollton is hoping to help Tanner Health System bring open heart surgery services to the area. Part of the lengthy process, is demonstrating to the Georgia Department of Community Health, that there is a need for the service in the region.
Federal and state agents have arrested 23 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang...
A Carroll County deputy shot and killed a man last night who had allegedly pointed a gun at officers.
Multiple law offices were involved in a high speed chase around noon Monday, pursuing a man accused of multiple auto thefts. Shots were allegedly exchanged between the suspect and authorities.
Carrollton's Dawnbreakers Rotary Club on Wednesday took time to honor local law enforcement. Among those recognized were three Carrollton Police Officers who were recently credited with saving a man's life.
There will likely be at least a two person race to replace Jon Anderson in the District Seven seat on the Carroll County Board of Education. Carroll County native and long time community volunteer Michelle Conerly announced Tuesday that she plans to qualify for that race next week.
With qualifying for several local races slated to begin next Monday, a minister of music and administration at Roopville Road Baptist Church has taken to Facebook to notify friends that he plans to seek the District Seven seat on the Carroll County Board of Education.
The man who had purchased a 720-acre property in Tallapoosa in 2005 with the plan to create a sustainable boarding school campus to serve 800+ homeless, orphaned, trafficked and neglected children, called the World's Children Center, has put that property up for sale after his vision failed to materialize.
Bremen Police and the GBI are investigating the shooting death of a Bremen man that occurred late Thursday.
Carroll County Sheriff's deputies and office staff have returned to the classroom in order to better communicate with a growing population in the region. Employees have begun a 12-week course on speaking Spanish.  
Social media is a big help when it comes to getting the word out in a hurry about traffic problems, local events, and weather emergencies.
At least one Carroll County Commissioner is keeping a concerned eye on a senate bill that would strip powers from local governments. The powers involved deal with deciding what businesses can set up shop and what products can be sold in a city or county.
KidsPeace in Bowdon announced plans for expansion this weeks. The current 60-bed facility provides room and board, watchful oversight services and an onsite school for children with psychiatric, psychological, behavioral or sexual issues.
The city of Villa Rica will now ask voters to give the city authority to dole out infrastructure and other redevelopment costs within a specially defined tax allocation district. This is after Georgia legislators approved the proposal last week.
Local music fans can look forward to March 16th. That's when the University of West Georgia will host the 33rd Annual Sun Belt Jazz Festival. This is the first year that the UWG Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Ben Geyer, is in charge of running the program.
With Wednesday's tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida on many parents' minds, area school officials are evaluating their current safety plans and evacuation protocols.
Carrollton area tourism officials will continue to target a segment of the industry that until recently was unavailable to the region. The targeted area is that of large conferences.
Tallapoosa Police officers who were investigating an early morning store break-in were able to track down the suspect... then saw him as he did the same to a convenience store in the county a short time later.

Carrllton-based Company Fired Employee Over Religious Sabbath Request, Federal Agency Charged

After meeting with Norfolk Southern officials on Friday, Villa Rica City Manager Tom Barber is unsure if anything can be done about the long freight trains that run through and sometimes stop in the City of Gold.
After discussions with his wife, encouragement from constituents and prayer, Carroll County's District Six Commissioner George Chambers announced that he will seek re-election this year.
Local educators continue to raise questions and express concerns over a proposed legislation that would shift control over career oriented education from the State Agency for Public Schools to the agency that oversees technical colleges.
For the second time this week, the water pollution control plant in Tallapoosa has reported an overflow and sewage spill. The one on Wednesday was likely caused by inclement weather.
Temple might be one step closer to getting a permanent farmers market. The City Council discussed borrowing ideas from the Rockmart Farmers Market during Mondays council meeting.
Rural libraries may have to seek out additional sources for funding for daily operations after a new formula for deciding on how the West Georgia Regional Library disperses monies to the facilities within their 5-county region.
A 33-year-old Carroll County woman was killed Wednesday when she lost control of her car and drifted into oncoming traffic, according to Georgia State Patrol. 
Residents in one Carroll County municipality will soon notice brighter lights on its roadways. The City of Temple will be installing new LED street light fixtures on all of its major streets.  
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that OFS Fitel, LLC (OFS), manufacturer of optical fiber products, will create 200 jobs and invest $138.9 million in the expansion at both their Norcross and Carrollton facilities.
Carrie Tarpley is a non-traditional student in more ways than one.
On Tuesday, Carroll County Commissioners will decide whether or not to allow county voters to make the call on whether Sunday alcohol sales will be permitted in unincorporated Carroll County.  
Carroll County's fairly new judicial center is in desperate need of repair... and county officials are asking that the project's developers and architects to pay the bill.
The City of Villa Rica will likely have to write off close to $100,000 worth of uncollectible revenue from water and sewer customers dating from 2015 to 2017.
More than 200 area residents have already signed on to a new program that gives them the opportunity to anonymously help students in need that attend Bremen City and Haralson County schools.  
The Georgia Department of Public Health, on Wednesday, announced that there have now been at least 37 confirmed flu-associated deaths in Georgia this flu season.
A partnership designed to help Carrollton High School students transition successfully to the workplace following high school is showing exceptional progress halfway through the school year,  Dr. Mark Albertus, superintendent of Carrollton City Schools, announced at Thursday’s Carrollton Board of Education work session.
Scientists at Auburn University have gathered dozens of ground water and soil samples to see if the water supply in Fruithurst, Alabama is contaminated.
A Haralson County Sheriff’s deputy and three others suffered injuries Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase which ended with a crash at the Haralson-Carroll county line.
Next week, the Coweta Circuit District Attorney's office will be led by a third person since the start of the new year. Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Herb Cranford as acting D.A.
Some members of the Clem Community and Carroll County Government vented their frustration over the weekend to what they perceive to be as disrespect and abuse by some certain guests of the new Clem Community Center.
A local city intends to take legal action against a man who was forced to defend his qualifications to run for mayor.
Villa Rica Police anticipate that charges against a 21-year old Villa Rica man accused of beating his stepson will be upgraded to murder after the three-year old passed away on Sunday.
A Franklin man is spending a third day in the Carroll County jail after police said he told a government office employee that he would come to their facility and shoot the office staff and then shoot himself.
Next month the Carroll County Board of Commissioners will revisit the discussion on whether to allow Carroll County voters to decide on Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated portions of the county. 
A Temple man is one of three suspects facing charges after an ongoing investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bremen Police are attempting to calm the nerves of some of the city's residents after a social media post suggested an attempted abduction outside a local retail store.
Villa Rica Police continue to investigate an alleged incident that resulted in serious head injuries to a three year old boy early Tuesday. The boy was life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital.
The City of Villa Rica is currently reviewing potential changes to the municipalities charter. The city council and mayor hope to clarify many of the powers that are given to the office of the mayor.
Carroll County Schools students will likely have to make up two of the seven days they have missed so far this school year due to inclement weather.
Attendance lines that determine which elementary schools Carroll County district students attend could be changed before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation this month confirmed they are looking into an allegation that Carrollton Mayor Walt Hollingsworth has "abused his role as Mayor," and "allegedly used his role as Mayor to steer construction contracts to his own business."
With the 2017-2018 flu season the most active in recent years, Tanner Health System is implementing a visitor policy to help curtail the spread of the virus in the region while also protecting its patients.
The case of an off-duty Paulding County detective who shot and killed a man trespassing on his property last July, will not be heard by a grand jury.
A female University of West Georgia student who was abducted outside of the Carrollton Kroger last September, has said she plans to sue the grocery store for what her attorney has called a lack of security at the time of her abduction.
The University of West Georgia unveiled plans today for a new, state-of-the-art student health center that, when built through a partnership with Tanner Health System, will allow the university to better serve students with no increase in mandatory health fees.
A late night drug deal didn't turn out the way a Villa Rica teenager had planned. He was actually robbed by the men he had expected to purchase marijuana from.
Norfolk Southern Railroad officials are expected to meet with city officials from Temple and Villa Rica, as well as Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith to discuss what can be done to prevent trains from halting in downtown for extended periods of time.
Listed below are a number of cancellations/ closings/ delays brought on with the expectation of inclement weather Monday, January 8th, 2018
This week State Representative Howard Maxwell of Dallas, announced that he will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives. After thirty years of public service, he will depart the general assembly at the conclusion of his current term.
The long time Chief Assistant District Attorney,  Monique Kirby, was sworn in as acting District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit on Thursday. Chief Judge John Simpson swore Kirby in to her new position at the Carroll County Courthouse.
Job seekers in Coweta County may have to look to the Carroll County Labor Office for job hunting resources. It is now reported that the Coweta Labor Office is expected to close within the next two weeks.
Concern over the number of pets being left outside during the recent cold spell has prompted a Villa Rica City Councilwoman to urge the Carroll County government to review its ordinances that are under the monitor of animal control. 
The Bowdon High School Red Devil Band of Pride started the new year with a performance at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Carroll County Health Department was awarded the 2018 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health...
On Monday, January 8, 2017, the 155th General Assembly will convene for the 2018 Legislative Session when my colleagues and I plan to address several key topics.
Health officials warned that as students return to the classroom this week following winter break, parents should prepare for an uptick of flu related illnesses.
We are not encouraging anyone to take advantage of this information but Carrollton City officials, this month, said they will be a little lenient when it comes to establishments serving alcohol past midnight this coming Sunday on New Year's Eve.
A 34-year old Atlanta man is behind bars in Carroll County, accused of entering the O'Reilly Auto Parts Store in Bremen, wearing a ski mask and forcing the employees into the office at gun point.
Tragedy struck for a local family during the holiday when a six year old boy was killed in a single vehicle crash. His mother now faces numerous charges in relation to the crash.
A winning ticket worth $10,000 was sold in Carrollton for the Dec. 22 Mega Millions drawing.
A convicted felon is back behind bars in Carroll County after police said he shot a 14-year old female in the leg early Thursday morning. Her injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Carroll County's District Two Commissioner, Vickie Anderson, has notified WLBB that she will not seek re-election in 2018. Qualifying for the elections begins in March with partisan races planned for May.
Villa Rica Mayor, Jeff Reese, rescinded one of the two vetoes he laid out last week against the City's 2018 budget.
As an attorney and advisor to top Washington politicians, Randy Evans has blazed a trail around the world.
The death of a Carroll County jail inmate this past March has been ruled accidental and information relating to the death will not be presented to a grand jury.
Georgia's Third District Congressman Drew Ferguson caught some flack from the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia after the group said he illegally blocked people from commenting on his official Facebook page and deleted their posts.
Local and federal authorities tracked down a gang member wanted for shooting at a police officer. He was located in a trailer in Villa Rica before fleeing from authorities. The suspect led police on a chase across two counties.
Dr. Jon Anderson, longtime Board of Education Chairman for the Carroll County School District, has told WLBB radio that he will not seek re-election for his District Seven seat in 2018. District Seven is regarded as representing the Central Schools cluster.

Bremen City School officials are counting on voters to approve a continuation of the special purpose local option sales tax in 2020. They hope this tax would assist in building a new school for grades three through five.
Carroll EMC officials, on Thursday, said the company is aware of a group of prepay members who have concerns with their balances following Winter Storm Benji.  
On Thursday, two local attorneys said they are filling out the required paperwork in hopes of being appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to fill the soon-to-be vacant Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney position.
The Carrollton High School Trojan Marching Band will kick off the new year by performing at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Mercedes Benz Stadium on New Year’s Day.
The State of Georgia is now accepting applications from those interested in stepping into the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's role in 2018.
Villa Rica Mayor Jeff Reese vetoed two portions of the city’s 2018 budget, which was approved by city council last Tuesday. Reese told WLBB radio that he is challenging the method by which a pay parity increase for city employees was handled in the budget, as well as the water/sewer/sanitation rate increase that would affect some senior citizens who previously had received a discounted rate.
The City of Temple could have more budget deliberations to start the new year. Outgoing Mayor Lester Harmon vetoed the city's three operating budgets this week, citing questions about whether the city's SPLOST funds could be used to retire the water and sewer debt.
At least one Carrollton City Councilman refuses to accept that Southwire machinery is not the root cause of a humming that residents in a nearby community claim has troubled them for more than a year.
Two men were killed early Tuesday following a single vehicle crash in Villa Rica. The Georgia State Patrol said that speed was likely the cause of the crash.
Shoppers of the Carrollton Kroger will now have the option to renew their car tags after checkout. The county has recently installed a self service tag kiosk that will print vehicle tags and stickers instantly.
The number of homes and businesses in our region without power is down to about 1,400. About 650 of those are customers of Georgia Power; and about 750 of those waiting for the lights to come back on are customers of Carroll EMC.
The following is a list of closings, cancellations or delays caused by wintry weather in the region...
Carrollton, GA – Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative experienced record numbers of outages due to Winter Storm Benji.
On Wednesday both local Congressmen Drew Ferguson and Tom Graves voted in favor of a bill that would permit individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that allows it; not just the state they live.
On Dec. 6th at approximately 9:41 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on West Bankhead Hwy due a report of a robbery.
The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941.
Three young men and two young women from Carroll County have been charged for their alleged roles in at least four break ins at local businesses that were reported during the weekend following Thanksgiving.
Villa Rica City Council ,on Tuesday, approved a $20 million budget for the first nine months of 2018. While the city will maintain its millage rate, the budget does call for an increase to customer's water and sewer bills.
The Carrollton High School Academic Team’s competition against Buford High School on WSB-TV’s “High Q” program will air this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m.
The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) named Robin Custard as the 2017 Woman of the Year during the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce WBA awards luncheon.
A Southwire official on Monday insisted his company's machinery is not the "root cause" behind a humming noise that has allegedly been disrupting residents in a nearby neighborhood during the wee hours of the morning for over a year.  
The Carroll County Board of Tax Assessors requested the hiring of a full time commercial property appraiser at the Carroll County Commissioners work session on Thursday. In the past year, the county has used, GMASS , a third party company to evaluate commercial properties. Board of Aassessors member, James Fulford, hopes to renew a three year contract while simultaneously training a new appraiser. 
Southwire has announced plans to expand their distribution facilities in the West Georgia area.
It sounds as though the reverse angle parking experiment in downtown Villa Rica could be coming to an end. The city was recently presented with a document signed by 1500 people asking for a review of RAP, which had been billed as a safer angle parking when implemented on Wilson Street in 2016. At that time, West Wilson was also fixed to be a one-way street.
For the second consecutive year, the Greater Haralson County Chamber and American Commerce bank in Bremen are partnering with Toys for Tots in a unique style of toy collection to benefit local families this Christmas.
Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office are still looking into what led up to a 14-year old boy stabbing his father while inside their home late Tuesday.
Villa Rica residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and solid waste beginning in 2018, after a study conducted by financial consultants, Raftelis, suggested the services are priced under market and in some cases actually costing the city to perform.
A winning ticket worth $10,000 that matched the first four numbers and the Mega Ball in the Nov. 24 Mega Millions drawing was sold in Bremen.
A Roopville man is starting the week after Thanksgiving behind bars in Carroll County after deputies say he shot to death his nephew following a physical altercation over the weekend.
The final UWG student suspected in the a robbery case last week has been arrested. 18 year-old Cameron Dalton-Harvey turned himself into the Carrollton Police Department on Monday.
The City of Carrollton calling an audible with its Christmas festivities. The Holiday Wishes Parade will be rerouted due to construction on the intersection of Maple Street and Alabama Street.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement announced the 2017 Greatest Gains Award winners and three Carroll County schools were recognized for their progress.   
The trials and punishments related to the 2014 shooting death of 13-year old Nizzear Rodriguez may have finally come to an end, although none of the suspects allegedly involved were found guilty of the murder, itself.
The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a one-year contract renewal for Superintendent, Scott K. Cowart at the November 13 Work Session.
Carrollton Police say a Facebook post that has gone viral this week claiming an attempted child abduction outside of the Carrollton Wal-Mart has proven to be false but not before it caused concern among many residents.
This week the Georgia Bureau of Investigation acknowledged assistance from the Tallapoosa Police Department in an undercover investigation that resulted in more than 20 people being arrested for electronic pornography and child exploitation.
Villa Rica Police Detectives conducted an operation involving alcohol sales to underage individuals.
Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin has announced a transition in leadership at West Georgia Technical College.
Wedowee Hospital closes after more than 60 years
Carroll County School officials say they will be rolling out a new district mobile app for stakeholders this week. The app allows users to easily navigate through current news and events or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Three University of West Georgia students and another male are charged with robbery and false imprisonment after they are alleged to robbed drug dealers inside a vacant Campus Walk apartment. Each suspect is also alleged to be a member of the Bloods gang.
A Villa Rica man is one of three men from metro Atlanta charged with kidnapping a man who says they took him to a bank and forced him to make a fraudulent transaction. The alleged incident happened in Bangor, Maine.
After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City School officials on Thursday said the district is ready to move forward with plans to construct an activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.
Carrollton City Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Lithonia man they believe fired a gun at a car during a road-rage incident this week.
Sugar Foods in Villa Rica could be ready for what Villa Rica City Attorney David Mecklin called a "significant" expansion after the city and Carroll County commissioners approve an incentive package for the  multinational food products company this week.
The Georgia State Patrol Post Four officially has a new home on Carrollton Villa Rica Highway following a dedication ceremony on Wednesday. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was the key note speaker.
Haralson County Commission Chairman, Allen Poole, on Wednesday thanked those that voted in favor of the county's 2017 T-SPLOST proposal this week.
After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City Schools is ready to move forward with plans to construct a multi-activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.
Incumbents dominated elections in Carroll County Tuesday with overall voter turnout low but unsurprising, considering there were no county wide elections.
University Of West Georgia officials say they are cooperating with police in Alabama as they work to determine the details of a shooting in Tuscaloosa this past weekend, involving a UWG student.
Haralson County Voters on Tuesday will decide whether or not they and county visitors want to pay a 1% special purpose local option sales tax earmarked for transportation projects in the county and its municipalities.
A 53 year old Carrollton man is out of jail on a $7,500 bond, while another Carrollton man is being treated for a stab wound after the two allegedly got into an altercation on Newnan road in Carrollton over the weekend.
The Georgia Department of Education recently released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2016-2017 school year.
High schools are considered by many to be the “flagship” institutions in an educational system, and Carrollton High School did not disappoint – once again – by outperforming the state based on the latest CCRPI ratings, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.
Carrollton High School once again will host the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, for the  24th consecutive year.
The Coweta Judicial Circuit will have a new district attorney in 2018. Pete Skandalakis has notified his office that he is resigning to accept a position with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, which is a state agency that assists attorneys by providing continuing legal education and assisting with legal research.
Haralson County Schools Superintendent Jerry Bell expressed concern over a proposal by the Haralson County Board of Commissioners, that Bell said could ultimately result in costing the school district about $200,000.
Construction for the North Loop Project in Villa Rica, may be on hold again.
A Temple man convicted of marijuana possession 25 years ago will not be allowed to continue his campaign for mayor, after the three member Carroll County Board of Elections on Wednesday denied that he was qualified to seek or hold office.
Drivers through downtown Carrollton are encouraged to use extra caution while construction continues at the intersection of Maple Street and Alabama Street.
Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell said he's relieved that no one was injured after a Tallapoosa woman led officers on a high speed chase.
Carrollton Parks and Rec came up with a clever plan to keep geese from flocking to the Lakeshore Ball Fields and leaving their droppings. They have planted coyote decoys to deter the fowl from the fields.
Haralson County School officials said they are looking forward to the state releasing the CCRPI index for schools in the next couple of weeks. Superintendent Jerry Bell says preliminary figures suggest the school system will see improved numbers over last year.
Carrollton Police are working to find the person or people who stole a church van. Investigators said the all white extended length vehicle was stolen from Buelah Baptist Church sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning of last week.
The City of Temple must come up with some ideas to generate revenue in order to make good on a $4.6 million balloon payment in January 2021. Temple must pay off a revenue bond that built the town's sewer treatment plant.
A Coweta man, accused of child molestation in Coweta and Carroll Counties, will now spend the next 25 years behind bars. 47 year old Brian Keith Thrailkill pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated child molestation.
The Carroll County Elections Office has announced a meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration to be held Wednesday, October 25th...
Carrollton's Mayor and City Council on Thursday heard the results of an audit of the city's fire department.
A decade into the Carroll County Water Authority Project to determine the unmet 2065 water supply need for the service area, and Indian Creek continues to be the preferred alternative according to data released this week.
Temple City Council convened in a special called meeting to discuss a challenge to qualifications of a candidate running for mayor. The city clerk received documents challenging Gerald Powell's qualifications.
The Temple City Council will decide whether or not to formally request the Carroll County Board of Elections to investigate the qualifications of one of the candidates running for mayor this November.
Carrollton City Officials and the City Council are expected to learn the results of an audit into the city's fire department later this week.
Autumn is the time for festivals in West Georgia and thousands will flock to Bremen this coming weekend to enjoy all that comes with the annual Bremen Towne Festival, sponsored by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman's Club.
Carrollton native and practicing physician Dr. John Henry Burson III has been inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is alerting area residents about a scam that has been reported locally. Captain Jeff Richards says potential victims are receiving phone calls that a relative is in jail and for them to call a number beginning with 888.
Area residents considering starting up a new business should look to Bremen and Tallapoosa.  That is according to a new survey conducted by  the online marketplace for student and personal loans lend EDU.
Most homeowners in Haralson County should see around a 10% savings in their insurance premiums beginning in 2018 after the Insurance Services Office lowered their rating for the Haralson County Fire Department from a 5 to a 4 this month.
An attorney representing the Carrollton City School district has responded to a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in which the nonprofit group known nationwide for promoting separation of church and state, alleged that two of the coaches in the school's athletics department had held or led team devotionals and took student athletes to local churches.
The GBI has been called into to investigate an officer involved shooting that happened in Carroll County early morning Monday.
On 10-05-17 at approximately 2:15 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to Wal-Mart after a stolen vehicle was spotted in the area.
Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith says work on adding a new sidewalk and a crosswalk leading up to Central High School should begin by the end of this month.
An insurance agent based in Carrollton was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of insurance fraud and three counts of forgery...
The commissioning of the USS Washington submarine is taking place in just one week! Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Michael C. Couch is a Carroll County Hometown Hero and is playing a pivotal role. 
The City of Carrollton will continue to support eligible parties interested in purchasing a home through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, following approval from city council on Monday.
The graduation rate for Carrollton High School dropped slightly in 2017, however it remains above the state average according to data released last week by the Georgia Department of Education.
Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a Carrollton woman, whose body was discovered more than a week ago in the middle of a northwest Atlanta street. On Friday, police identified the woman as 17 year old Dennetta Franks, of Carrollton.
The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2017 high school graduation rates.
The League of Women Voters of Carrollton and Carroll County are hosting a pair of forums next week to introduce residents in Villa Rica and Temple to their city council and mayoral candidates in the November 7th election.
A registered sex offender living in Carrollton remains behind bars with a $30,000 bail set after police believe he attempted to entice a thirteen year old neighbor for indecent purposes.
The Carrollton Corridor Development and Beautification Committee is slated to present its first action plan of improvements to the Bankhead highway corridor to Carrollton's City Council next week.
The University of West Georgia's Office of Community Engagement is helping to find shelter locally for approximately 135 Hurricane Maria evacuees from the U.S Virgin Islands.
Looks as though their good bond rating allowed the City of Bremen to refinance the initial loan taken out to help fund the city's public safety building.
"We are able to provide experiences that no other students are able to have." Those are the sentiments of Dr. Marissa Ogando, Principal of Whitesburg Elementary School, spoke about the donation of the new Opal and Alton McWhorter Music Center.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp was in Carrollton on Thursday to do some campaigning and fundraising for his gubernatorial bid. He spoke to WLBB radio where his discussion focused on his conservative four point plan.
A Central High School student crossing the road to her school early Thursday was struck by a vehicle.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Carroll County’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August.
Friends, family, and loved ones of Olympic gold medal winner Catherine Hardy Lavender gathered to remember the native Carrollton woman at her name sake's recreation center in Carrollton on Tuesday.
The just-released Economic Impact Of Travel In Georgia Study shows Carroll as the county with visitor spending being the fourth-largest in the seventeen-county Northwest Georgia Region.
Carroll County voters may get the opportunity to decide on Sunday alcohol sales, package store liquor sales and liquor by the drink sales for unincorporated Carroll County as soon as spring of 2018.
Carrollton resident and CEO of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Missy Dugan told WLBB radio about how humbling it is to be identified as one of 20 women making a difference in their communities, blazing trails for others and leaving an indelible
Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 113 in Carroll County that a maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway. 
Two Carrollton women are being recognized among 20 women selected by the Atlanta Business Chronical as those who are “making a difference in their communities, blazing trails for others and leaving an indelible mark on the Atlanta business community.”
Temple City Councilman Richard Bracknell told WLBB radio that he has received notice from his attorney that a case filed against Bracknell alleging battery has been dismissed.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which leaves a path of devastation and flooding in Florida, Georgia and the surrounding areas, Southwire’s Project GIFT will host a disaster relief collection, beginning on Tuesday, September 19. The collection event will run through Wednesday, September 20.
CHS math teacher Thomas “Red” Keith was named Carrollton City Schools Teacher of the Year at the Carrollton Board of Education meeting.
The City of Carrollton revealed the new City brand, “Altogether Original,” at this week’s Taste of Carrollton event.
Villa Rica based defense attorney Mac Pilgrim telling WLBB radio this week that it could be more than two years, if it happens at all, until his client, a former Georgia State Trooper, will have his day in court.
The qualifications of a candidate for Temple City Council will be reconsidered during a hearing on September 26th in the Temple Municipal Courtroom.
Carrollton City officials believe the city fared well through Irma following their review of possible damage created by the storm on Tuesday.
The City of Carrollton is excited to announce that the new City brand will be revealed at this week’s Taste of Carrollton event on September 14th.
"God blessed Haralson County." The sentiment of Haralson County Emergency Management Agency Director, Brian Walker, when asked how Haralson County managed Irma on Monday. He said trees and branches in the county fought off Irma well.
Carroll County Chairman Marty Smith and Carroll County EMA Director Tim Padgett met today to evaluate the performance of the county's storm plan and how it was carried out by county crews and staff on Monday.
Give the county and city maintenance /clean-up crews in West Georgia a little extra space when you see them today as they are out there clearing debris created as winds and rains brought on by storm Irma came through the region.
Due to Hurricane Irma, Carrollton City Hall will close at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to Hurricane Irma.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to Hurricane Irma.
A Temple city resident has filed official paperwork with the city clerk of Temple to challenge the qualifications of one of the two candidates for city council ward-one.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce awarded the Start-Up Business of the Year award to Clearview Installations in recognition of their success as a new small business enterprise.
Chris Messer, owner of Auto Supply Company (ASC) in Bowdon, was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce during the annual Membership BBQ.
Heflin police on Wednesday trusted K-9 partner Beni to track down a woman in her twenties who fled her vehicle during a traffic stop on I-20 westbound.
It was more than just your donations to Southwire's Project Gift last week that are showing Texas how thoughtful and caring the West Georgia and East Alabama region is.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners approved proposals on Tuesday night that would result in a new surgical suite for the Carroll County Animal Shelter, and add 7,000 square feet to the Department of Family and Children Services building.
A Carrollton woman has decided that her first venture into local politics should be a run for the city council seat representing residents in the first ward. Small business owner Jacqueline Elaine Bridges hopes to unseat long time councilman and current Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Byrd.
Carroll County's drug court is looking for good hearted volunteers to help by being a mentor for those on their way to success through the program.
#UPDATE (4:00pm) An arrest has been made in alleged kidnapping/ sexual assault incident.
Carroll County's Animal Shelter could soon establish a new in house surgical ward for shelter animals. Officials say the move would reduce neutering costs making adoption fees more reasonable.
Villa Rica City Councilwoman Leslie McPherson suspected she would have at least one challenger in November's election. She has put up campaign signs in yards of supporters weeks before qualifying for the race, which she did last week.  
Public health officials have confirmed two cases of West Nile virus (WNV), including one West Nile-related death, in Northwest Georgia and are urging the public to take precautions to prevent the mosquito-borne disease.
Brandon Otoupal has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography offenses.  Otoupal both produced child pornography and posted a video on a website.
Carrollton Police on Thursday (also) made arrests related a shooting at the SOMA Apartments, that happened last month.
Carrollton Police on Thursday arrested five young suspects for their alleged roles in a drive-by shooting, which officers had been investigating since last Saturday.
The attorney representing the former state trooper who was indicted Thursday by a Carroll County grand jury for his alleged role in a crash almost exactly two years ago that resulted in the death of two teenagers tells WLBB Radio that he plans to file a motion to quash the indictment within the next several days.
On Wednesday, District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan and the University Of West Georgia played host to a senate committee focused on developing information technology corridors throughout Georgia and reviewing current state incentives for future IT and technology growth.
The City of Buchanan has terms of two city council seats coming to an end in 2017.
The State Properties Commission is looking to update and expand the Department Of Family And Children Services facility located on Independence Drive in Carrollton.
It's supposed to be only temporary but as of Thursday morning, we saw that some local pump prices are rising more than others after Tropical Storm Harvey caused temporary shifts in the flow of oil and gasoline around the world after reportedly taking down a huge chunk of U.S. refining capacity.
Someone may want to explain the idea behind retirement to long time educator Bernice Brooks.
The Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton is awarded funding through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible homeless persons and their families.
Carrollton High School Culinary Arts teacher Carmen Dill has been named to the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia, a state-level, independent charter school authorizing entity.
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has awarded more than 60 scholarships for the Fall Semester, with nearly a quarter of those scholarships coming from new sources.
The Carrollton City Council approved a slight millage rate rollback from 4.62 mills to 4.60 mills during a special called meeting on Monday.
Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route 113 in Carroll County that a maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which is causing record levels of catastrophic flooding and damage in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas, Southwire’s Project GIFT will host a disaster relief collection, beginning on Wednesday, August 30. The event will last until 2 p.m. on Friday, September 1.
There is something to be said about prayer and community. Those are the words of Haralson county resident Sandra Floyd. She told WLBB this weekend that her 39 year old son, who has been missing for a month, is now safe at home and in good physical condition.
Multiple bullets were fired into a local apartment building late Sunday.
Saturday, CareSource, Georgia’s only nonprofit managed care organization, teamed up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank for a free food distribution event at Midway Church in Villa Rica.
Carroll County Fire Department responded to a call earlier this afternoon in the shady grove community. WLBB spoke with deputy fire chief Bud Bennefield.
Qualifying for Villa Rica City Council ended earlier this week. Two out of the three seats will be running contested including Ward 5 with incumbent Councilman Danny Carter.
Temple City Government will look a lot different in 2018 after the current mayor and current ward one city councilperson decided to pass on seeking re-election.
Two more local municipalities have opted to roll back their millage rates after last year's residential property tax reassessments revealed that it would result in governments collecting more tax revenues than they initially budgeted.
Haralson County High School will be celebrating fifty years of consolidated sports in the county when the Rebels football team hosts Temple at Taylor Memorial Stadium on Friday
A 15-year old male from Clem is in stable condition in an Atlanta-area hospital on Monday after he was shot in the head.
The Governors Task Force and the ACE Unit responded to 1294 Rainey Rd Temple in reference to a suspected marijuana grow.
The family of a missing Haralson County man is desperately seeking answers for his disappearance and they would like to see him home and safe.
Not many small businesses last 100 years and they definitely won't if they don't have community support like we do. Those are  the sentiments from Mindy Miller, a fourth generation funeral director at Miller Funeral Home in Tallapoosa.
You can say police work runs deep in Tom Saccenti's blood.
Georgia NAACP Calls for Elected Officials to Remove all Confederate Symbols from Georgia Public Property
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has received an endowment gift in excess of $36,000 from a Haralson County foundation and will honor the gift by creating a permanent legacy scholarship.
The Carroll County Board of Education accepted a request for retirement from Central Elementary School Principal, Tony Childers, at the August 14 Board Meeting.
School officials announced at Monday's work session for the board of education, that the graduation rate for the Carroll County School District as a whole has increased 17 points over the last six years.
Most Bremen City Schools' students will have the option of whether or not to stick around campus to view next Monday's solar eclipse, or watch it from home.
A Dallas man charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving collided with a manned-motorcycle in August of 2016, was sentenced this month to serve 18 years.
A Judge hands down a 10-year sentence to a former teacher accused of having sexual relations with one of his students while employed.
One month after Carrollton's Fire Department was publicly accused of deficiencies in support, life safety measures and equipment, Carrollton's Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden addressed the complaints during this week's city council meeting.
Haralson County High Schools graduation rate more than 10% higher for the students who started as freshman in 2013 over those who started the year prior.
The Bremen City School District will keep their millage rate at 14.95 mills for the tenth consecutive year.
It was a close vote this week, but the majority of Carrolton's City Council approved a plan for the city to fund an additional assistant district attorney for the Coweta District, who they believe will put great focus on prosecuting violent and gang related crimes.
Police say a 22-year old Carrollton man is being life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital after receiving a single gun shot to the chest late Tuesday afternoon.
A Carrollton fire station that was destroyed by a tornado in April will be rebuilt on a different site and a city councilman is asking for the city to consider making the new building interactive, educational, and user friendly for the public. Carrollton
A scientific marvel not to be missed will occur later this month, providing an exceptional learning opportunity for students but also requiring extra precautions to ensure their safety.
Carrollton City Schools’  focus on math support proved to be a successful formula, raising test scores and exceeding state averages on the Georgia Milestones math assessments systemwide, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
West Georgia Technical College students will see major technology upgrades on campuses this fall, as the College deploys almost 600 new workstations and doubles the bandwidth of its internet connection.
Daniel Jackson (l), President/CEO of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow, was honored during the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) recent Executive Leadership Conference held at Jekyll Island. 
Carroll County Board Members, district leaders, administrators, teachers and student body celebrated the opening of the new gymnasium at Central Elementary School with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Carrollton Police are investigating a shooting at the corner of Willie North in Carrollton Monday afternoon.
A Bowdon man who shot his girlfriend in the face last October receives a 25 year jail sentence (20 to serve) after a judge rules on a non-negotiated plea last week.
Bremen City is working with other local organizations to reestablish an existing park to honor the city's veterans. Officials say the focal point of the existing plan is a ground level pentagon with each side representing a branch of the military.
Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol post 4 could be working from their new state of the art facility by the end of the month. The new post is located just south of Villa Rica, in the old SunTrust bank building on the Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway. Carr
Georgia State Patrol investigators remain on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that resulted ina single fatality near Lovvorn Road in Carrollton Friday.
Carroll County School District Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Dana Harman is encouraging parents to revisit their students' personal Georgia milestones test results and use the information provided to understand the students strengths and where they may need to improve a little in the new school year.
Carroll County Schools has been ranked in the top 18% of school districts in Georgia, according to a web database containing profiles for over 136,000 schools in the United States.
Carrollton City Schools officials say culvert work being done on Ben Scott Boulevard is now complete and the road is open, just in time for school to start this week.   School officials on Tuesday thanked the City of Carrollton and the contractors on
Voters in Haralson County will most likely decide this November whether or not they can support a new one cent special purpose local option sales tax, in which collected funding would go towards repairing roads and bridges in the county
The Carrollton City Council on Monday could decide whether or not the city will pay for a new assistant district attorney for the Coweta Judicial Circuit, who would primarily prosecute gang and drug-related cases in Carrollton and Carroll County.
Parents of Haralson County High School students get to test some new traffic improvements on Tuesday. Superintendent Jerry Bell says he expects that turning lane improvements will improve safety out front for drivers.
Charges are pending in relation to a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Carrollton man Friday. According to reports, 51-year old Joseph Brian Cooke was driving northbound on Highway 61 before 5:00 in the afternoon. As he reached the intersec
The US Marshals led up the authorities who captured an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Carroll County, Saturday.
Two women are in the Carroll County jail following a fight outside a local convenience store in Villa Rica that resulted in one of the women being stabbed multiple times.
Carroll County's District 5 Commissioner Lee Powers is urging the county to increase the minimum size of property lots for future developments. He says, it's a way to help maintain the health of the county's ground water for the future. Power
Carroll County's unemployment rate went up five-tenths of a percentage point in June. Labor commissioner Mark Butler sees that number rising because more people enter the workforce in the summer time.
The City of Carrollton partnering with the U.S Army for a new youth success program which will ensure that military recruits have first opportunity to have a civilian job with the City of Carrollton after completing their service to our country.
On 07/25/17 at approximately 9:00 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the Chevron Station on Rockmart Rd due to a fight.
Tragedy 20 Years Ago Gives Rise to West Georgia's National Cheerleading Dynasty
Aimee Copeland believes you can have faith or you can have fear. It’s a lesson taught to her by her father, and it’s a message that she shared with University of West Georgia graduates on July 25 at the summer commencement ceremony.
U.S. News and World Report named Mount Zion High School one of America's Best High Schools, based on performance on state-required tests and how well prepared students are for college.
On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into an incident that resulted in the death of Daniel Cash.
The City of Villa Rica today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.12 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
Ten inmates at the Carroll County Prison are learning a skill while incarcerated they hope will lead to a career once they’re released.
Aimee Copeland to be keynote speaker
A former Carroll County fire chief has agreed to participate in an investigation into those allegations made against Carrollton's Fire Department during the public portion of their city council meeting last week.
Company joins 12,000+ global organizations, who partner with the United Nations, as its commitment to sustainability strengthens
A local eatery owner says he will be offering incentives to Carroll County School District students to not miss school during the coming year. He plans on giving a free kid's pita to every elementary & middle school student that has a perfect atte
Rumors that a local recycling program may not be fulfilling its promise has one local group looking for answers.
Carrollton City officials say they have developed a plan to address certain concerns regarding the city's fire department; which were voiced publicly during the city council meeting last Monday.
Three representatives from Southern Hills Christian Church proved their knowledge of the scripture to win an interfaith Bible Quiz Bowl in Carrollton on Saturday.
The Carroll County government is taking steps toward replacing the bridge on Tyus-Carrollton Road that crosses over the Little Tallapoosa River.
GDOL to help Flowers Baking Co. hire in Villa Rica
On Friday, July 7th, Norfolk Southern Railroad notified the City of Carrollton that the railroad crossing at Bradley Street will be closed for up to one full business day while the railroad makes necessary repairs.
A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to construct the Villa Rica Bypass is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5 until 7 p.m.
Carrollton-based OB-GYN and current commissioner of DPH is appointed as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by President Donald Trump.
Carrollton Police are asking for help with identifying three males that they believe kicked open the employee only entrance door at a local hotel, slapped the female clerk inside and left the scene with about $300 before the holiday weekend.
As part of its integrated roadside vegetation management program, Georgia DOT routine maintenance crews resume today their work on trimming overgrown vegetation along State Route (SR) 5 in Carroll County. Work will proceed daily Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. 
The city of Carrollton on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city and three of its employees by former Cultural Arts Director Penny Lewis.
Carrollton mayor and city council will continue to discuss the city's 2017-2018 budget proposal during a work session at city hall today.  Mayor Walt Hollingsworth will ask for clarity on a few items, including that partial funding for an assistant district attorney position who would prosecute only gang-related crimes.
A brief scare for a Carroll County Judge, upon opening an envelope addressed to the court, and being unable to immediately identify the color-less substance inside.
Drivers who travel westbound on the Carrollton By-pass can expect soon to see less congestion around the Newnan Road exits.
Congratulations to Jim Triplett for winning the Georgia Municipal Association's Finance Officer of the Year.
Brand new and super enthusiastic, about two dozen future Trojans per day were able to experience school a little early through Carrollton Elementary’s first “kindergarten camp” held over the past month.
There is a difference in opinion within Carrollton's City Council as whether or not to include a pay increase of about 3% to the city's employees in the coming fiscal year.
Carrollton City Councilman Met Lane says he is unsure if raises for city workers is appropriate at this time.
It took all of six minutes for Carrollton Police to apprehend the man they believe walked into the Regions Bank on S Park Street Wednesday afternoon and handed a teller a note asking for money. He left on foot with approximately $2,300.
The City of Carrollton and the Main Street Board of Directors has named Mrs. Aundi Lesley as the new Main Street Director.
Carroll Tomorrow was invited by Washington DC-based Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations, to participate in a series of meetings discussing innovative apprenticeships and work-based learning initiatives.
The Church Improvement Fund established last year at the Community Foundation of West Georgia has issued its grants totaling $45,292 to five local churches.
In a special election on Tuesday, the residents of Temple chose Thomas Wallace as the new Ward 4 City Councilman.
Carroll County Public Works has closed the following roads due to flooding & washed out pipes...
For more than two decades, the City of Villa Rica has honored Thomas A. Dorsey, one of its favorite sons, with an annual festival celebrating his contributions to gospel, jazz and blues music.
Leslie McPherson, a Villa Rica City Councilwoman, said Monday that she has a good idea which of the remaining three candidates she'll be voting for the city manager position.
A nine-year old girl, who is credited with saving the life of a hotel guest in Bremen, will receive a special recognition from the mayor and city council this evening.  
The Clem Community is excited to see the renovations of their treasured community center. An open house is scheduled for Saturday from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.
This week Asst. Superintendent Terry Jones said that every school campus in the Carroll County School District will be equipped with new I-P Digital Security Cameras during the 2017-18 school year.
Once again, Carrollton High School is ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation by the Washington Post, which released its 2017 list.
According to the latest West Georgia Regional Update, produced by the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business, employment expanded by almost 2% during 2016.
The University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College has formed another partnership.
A prosecutor and grand jury will now review the allegations of simple battery against a Temple City Councilman to decide whether are worthy to prosecute.
Cynthia Langley, the Executive Director of The Communities in Schools of Carrollton City and Carroll County program, said that the staff and volunteers have more than doubled their case load in the Carroll County School District during the 2016-17 school year.
Home prices within the West Georgia Region are outpacing the rest of the country, according to the latest West Georgia Regional Update produced by the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business, this week.
Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) voted Tuesday for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
The Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program  is one of  65 grantees spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm-to-School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.
Administrators with the Carroll County College & Career Academy say they continue to review possible programs that could be added that students would want to take and that could help them get good jobs in the future.
West Georgia Technical College is in need of a new campus in Carroll County, WGTC President Steve Daniel said Monday.
A Bowdon woman and her niece are feared drowned at Lake Wedowee in eastern Alabama Friday.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the Villa Rica man killed in a two-vehicle crash just north of the Carrollton City limits late Thursday.
A Carrollton High School administrator with a deep understanding of high school sports has been promoted to athletic director of Carrollton High School.
The GBI plans to present the findings of their investigation into the death of a Carroll County Jail inmate by the end of this month.
The Mayor and Council of Villa Rica have completed their initial round of interviews for candidates for the open position of City Manager in Villa Rica.
An experienced school administrator has been named principal of Carrollton Middle School after serving in various leadership capacities for the past 11 years at Carrollton High School.
Carrollton City's 2017-2018 budget proposal presented publicly Monday by Finance Director Jim Triplett, is a plan that he says prepares and anticipates growth and development in the city.
“Hands Across the Border” moves to new date with expanded mission
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that John Michael Montgomery will headline its 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on Saturday, July 29.
Mosquito season is arriving and with it the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus, now firmly entrenched in the U.S. , and the emerging infectious disease, first appearing here in late 2015 and whose horrific effects we’re still learning about, Zika virus. 
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a late morning incident Friday that resulted in at least three juveniles suffering at least one gun shot wound.
On 05/24/17 at 3:56 PM, Villa Rica Officers responded to the McDonald’s on Hwy 61 due to an accident.
It was the middle of summer, and he had to ride his bike to his GED classes.
Residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties are becoming healthier, according to a national report on health that ranked all the counties in the United States.
It has been almost a year since the attorney representing former Carrollton City employee Penny Lewis served the City with an ante-litem notice, claiming that the former Superintendent Of The Arts was wrongfully terminated, and has endured libel...
Free discussion follows popularity of ‘13 Reasons Why’ Netflix series
Beginning May 30, Carrollton City Schools will provide free meals to children while school is out through the “Seamless Summer” program.
Representatives from Southwire presented a check for $200,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation last Friday to support student scholarships in Carroll County and the college’s Adult Education division.
The Carroll County School System celebrated its 2017 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at a special recognition breakfast on May 16, 2017 at Sunset Hills Country Club.
Tyrail Arrenzo Wynn entered guilty pleas to Murder, Feticide, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children in the First Degree, Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of Marijuana.
Caution residents about rabies and urge pet vaccination
The Carroll County Board of Education honored forty six retiring employees at a reception held at Midway Baptist Church
On May 11, 2017 at 10:39 Carroll County Fire Rescue was dispatched to Oakwood Mobile Home Park in reference to a person pinned in a tree approximately 40 feet up.
Achieves lifetime goal of bachelor's degree
Carrollton High School, already home of the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships since 1994, will now host the state track and field championships for boys and girls in AAAAA and AAAAAA classifications as well as the boys and girls AAAAA state golf tournaments this month.
The Community Foundation of West Georgia today announced grants totaling $30,000 to local teachers from The Alice Huffard Richards Arts Enrichment for Our Children Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation.
On May 7th at 6:22 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to the corner of Cleghorn St and McCauley St due to reports of a shooting.
The University of West Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum.
Police say a man was killed early Sunday evening after he and another man exchanged gunfire outside a home at the corner of Cleghorne Street and McCauley Street in Villa Rica.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for and the House passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), Phase 1 of President Trump’s healthcare plan.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign in to  law today the 'Fire Fighter Cancer Bill," which will provide  special protections to firefighters who contract cancers from their exposure to dangerous substances in the line of duty.
Carrollton City Council is now looking toward next month's meeting to decide on who will be awarded the Maple Street/ Presbyterian Avenue realignment project, and when the project will begin.
A University of West  Georgia student died Monday morning when she lost control of her car after hydroplaning on Ga. 166 in Carroll County about 8:30 a.m.
Almost everyone knows someone who’s had surgery, and that person’s experience colors how one perceives choosing a surgical solution to a medical problem.
The Coordinated Highway and Maintenance Program (CHAMP) launches this week in the 17 counties of Georgia DOT’s District Six in northwest Georgia.
Richard Britt of Temple recently experienced a superb stroke of luck while running errands for his wife. Britt won the $5 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery’s Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher.
Shrey Patel, senior at Bowdon High School, has been named one of Georgia’s 2017 Star English Learners.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the media assist us in the immediate distribution of a Mattie’s Call for a Winfred Bryson Floyd.
UWG President Marrero Will Chair Committee
He’s already received accolades this year for reaching a major milestone, but Scott Deviney was honored again – this time by his high school alma mater – when he was presented the 2017 Carrollton High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
Numerous businesses and industries which are looking for employees will participate in a Jobs Fair on Thursday, April 27th, from 3 - 7 p.m., in the Douglas County Courthouse Atrium.
At this point, it appears that Carroll County firefighter Clayton Kierbow will be the newest member of the Carroll County Board of Education, after a single provisional ballot gave him a 190-189 edge over Jessie Strickland in Tuesday's Special Election.
Villa Rica police say an elderly woman was killed late Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving pulled in front of oncoming traffic on Highway 61.
The City of Carrollton is proud to announce that the Carrollton Water Treatment Plant has received state wide recognition for producing the “Best Tasting Tap Water” in Georgia.
The Carroll County Bar Association will be unveiling a new oil painting of a senior judge during a special ceremony at the Carroll County Courthouse.
Judge Meng H. Lim of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the appeal of Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc.
A 50-year old Carrollton woman was killed Sunday after being ejected from a vehicle on State Route 1 near Roopville.
Levels of E-Coli in the Chattahoochie River are returning to normal after a few days where those levels were considered to be 'unsafe.'
A Heard County man died late Friday as a result of injuries he sustained during a single-vehicle accident in southern Carroll County.
Police say a construction worker was killed this morning when a car plowed into a construction site.
The National Weather Service (NWS) held a Special Weather Briefing today in reference to the potential for Severe Weather in our area Wednesday.
Due to the Severe Weather and power outages, the following have closed for Monday 04-03-17: Southern Therapy Services - Carrollton Location Only - Closed will resume hopefully Tuesday Morning  
Carroll County EMA Director Tim Padgett says there is damage to trees, businesses and homes in Carrollton, caused by the storm that rolled through Monday morning.
Gradick Communications President Steve Gradick regrets to announce the passing of radio legend and Georgia Radio Hall of Famer/  Country Music Disc Jockey Hall Of Famer, Warren "Rhubarb" Jones.
Carroll County Fire, Chief Deputy Bud Benefield tells WLBB Radio that all lanes of I-20 EB between Villa Rica and Temple could remain closed until "well into the lunch hour" following a triple tractor trailer crash early this morning.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Colorado Premium, a protein product manufacturer, recruit over 100 employees to work in Carrollton.
Carroll County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene of what they believe to be a murder-suicide at a home located near the center of the county.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Members should be on guard for the latest ploy to obtain quick cash and personal information such as credit card and social security numbers.
Community Events
On Tuesday, April 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library, which supports the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library, Bremen author Sheila Carroll will talk with them about her new book, "Love, Life, and Broken Dreams. She will be
Breakfast with Bunny will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 9 - 11 a.m. at Mill Town Music Hall, M & W Cafe, with a pancake and sausage breakfast and admission will be $7.00 per person. They will have the Easter bunny, photo booth, Easter crafts &a
Ephesus Public Library will be having their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, April 7th - Saturday, April 14th. They will have hardbacks, paperbacks, DVD's, videos, and more at great prices! The sale will be open during regular library hours. Please go ou
Villa Rica City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, March 29th, 3 p.m. at the Municipal Courtroom, Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica. The public is invited to attend.
Lego Day will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica.
Computer Class - Excel will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. Registration is required. For more information call 770-459-7012.
There will be a Jelly bean guess game at Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica From March 5th - March 27th for children ages 3-12. Guess how many jelly beans the bunny ate. You could win an Easter-rifick Surprise!
We need you to help us reduce the number of water deaths in Georgia. Just remember SPLASH. "S" is for Supervision, always watch children "P" - Prevention, secure unsupervised bodies of water "L" - Life jackets, wear them &
Want to be safe while hunting the gobblers this year? 25-30% of all hunting-related shooting incidents involve turkey hunters. The number one cause, hunters failing to positively identify their target. So be safe this year. Elimate red, while, blue, and b
Haralson County Republican Women's meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at Los Cowboys restaurant in Buchanan. Guests and members should plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. if ordering dinner. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m. and the special
Tallapoosa Primary will be enrolling Pre-K students for the 2018-2019 school year beginning now. All students must be 4 years old before September 1st. To register take the child's birth certificate and social security card and the parent or guardian&
Feed the Sheep Ministries, Bremen Parks and Recreation and the Bremen Police Department will host a community wide Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24th at the Bremen Sports Complex beginning at 11 a.m. Rain date will be Saturday, March 31st. To donate
There will be a Benefit Pancake Breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 123 on Saturday, March 24th, from 7 a.m. - 12 noon, at the Tallapoosa First United Methodist Church. Tickets will be $7.00 each. Everyone invited to attend.
UWG Baptist Collegiate Ministries will be presenting their annual dinner theater on Friday, April 13th & Saturday, April 14th at 7 p.m. This year's is murder mystery "Mayhem in Mayville." Tickets will be $15.00,  and children 12 and
Dogwood Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, April 14th, at 2 p.m. Parade application must be completed and mailed back to Sharon Ballew, 61 Sharon Lane, Tallapoosa, Georgia 30176 by April 10th. No fee required for entry. Ribbons and cash will be awa
Art Fest @ The MILL will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy kids face art, music and food vendors.
A book signing for the 2nd Edition of the Explosion in Villa Rica by Author Elaine Bailey will take place at the Villa Rica Public Library on Saturday, April 21st from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Your may reserve a copy of her book at City Hall or email baileyelaine
The 5k Apple Run and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 28th at Bowdon Elementary School, 223 Kent Avenue, Bowdon. 5k will start at 8:30 a.m., and will be $25.00, 1 mile fun run/walk at 9:30 a.m., and will be $20.00. All proceeds will ben
Bowdon in Bloom Merchant Open House will be held on Friday, March 23rd - Saturday, March 24th. Join them for Bowdon in Bloom! Help welcome springtime, and see what lovely items the merchants have to offer. Visit the friendly city, shop, and dine downtown.
Haralson County High School Career Day will be held on Tuesday, April 17th from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon at Haralson County High Gym, 1655 GA Highway 120, Tallapoosa, Georgia. Calling all Business, Industry, Education, & Military Partners! They have space
The 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. at the ballfield, 114 Broad Street, Tallapoosa. They will have three age groups and prize eggs. Don't be late. Sponsored by individuals and merchants of Haralson County.
Centralhatchee First Baptist Middle School Crew, between Franklin and Roopville off of Centralhatchee Parkway at the caution light will hold a car wash on Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. All money raised will be used for planned a
Carroll EMC, 155 N. Highway 113, Carrollton will be having a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Give Blood.
Higgins General Hospital Bremen will be having a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 3rd, 12 - 4 p.m. Give blood.
Tanner Medical Center, 705 Dixie Street, Carrollton will be having a Blood Drive on Friday, March 23rd from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Give blood.
Douglas County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 8 a.m. - noon at DCMG Greenhouse, 8750 Dorris Road, Douglasville (next to Woodie Fite Senior Center.) They will have a wide variety of perennials, shrubs & flowers, a
The Community Foundation of West Georgia is accepting applications for Alice H. Richards Arts Enrichment grants. Art, music and drama teachers in public school grades pre-k through 12 located in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties are eligible to apply f
Are you interested in organizing your own cleanup? Keep Haralson Beautiful can help! Whether you are a civic organization, a church group, or just a bunch of neighbors and friends, they can help promote and provide supplies needed for your event! Contact
Mt. Zion Eagle Band Car Show & Art Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion High School, 280 Eureka Church Road, Carrollton. Registration for cars, trucks, & motorcycles will be at 9 a.m. vend
Campus Center Building, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton will be having a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 27th, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Give blood.
Central Middle School, 155 Whooping Creek Road, Carrollton will be having a Blood Drive on Monday, March 26th from 2-7 p.m. Give blood.
West Georgia Tech, 176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco will be having a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 28th from 12 - 5 p.m. Give blood.
The Disabled American Veterans Association meets the fourth Tuesday each month at the Hightower Famiy Center in Bremen. For more information contact John Causey at 678-378-6249 or Phillip Payton at 678-438-3592.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office will be having their Rape Aggression Defense Class on Saturday, March 24th & Saturday March 31st, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The classes are sponsored by Sheriff Langley and are free to Carroll County citizens. You ca
ArtFEST @ The MILL will be held on Saturday, April 14th. Registration is open, applications can be downloaded at www.artsinvillarica.org.
There will be a 2-Day Training & Online Course - Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship at Waypoint Ranch at Quercus Farm, Gay, Georgia on Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th. This training is intended for:  Mental health professionals, Ho
Carroll County E-911 Users Board will meet on Tuesday, January 9th, 10 a.m. at Carroll County E911, 896 Newnan Road, Carrollton. For more information call Tim Padgett at 770-830-5882.
Get healthy, Live Well is offering free Tai Chi for Diabetes classes to help adults with diabetes increase mobility, improve physical function and reduce stress. The hour long class will be held on Monday and Wednesday for six weeks starting January 8th.
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
The Buchanan Food Bank is open the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-301-5827.
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 group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Tallapoosa Public Library. New members are welcome. Books are available for checkout at the library. For more information call Karen at 770-574-3124.
Be a hero, join Boy Scout Troop 259 in Bremen. Contact Eric McDonald at 678-232-1294 for information
Church News
Bethel Christian Church, 260 Armstrong Mill Road, Franklin will be having their Spring Revival Easter Celebration on Friday, March 30th & Saturday, March 31st at 7 p.m. & Sunday, April 1st at 9 a.m. They will have guest speakers, evangelists, and
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 49 North Prospect Avenue, Mt. Zion will be having a Re-Enactment of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m. No admission charge. Performed by the Men of the Mt. Zion Community. Everyone welcome t
Open Door Baptist Church, 3292 Business Highway 27, Buchanan will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. The singers will be Zion Quartet. Everyone welcome, dinner and more singing in the afternoon.
Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church, 1311 Hatcher Avenue, S.E., Jacksonville, Alabama will be having Cecil Peasley, Missionary from South Africa to speak on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone invited. For more information call Donna at 256-435-6214.
Peachtree Baptist Church, 99 Center Point Road will be having a Gospel Singing on Sunday, March 25th at 6 p.m. The featured group will be "The Chuck Wagon Gang" from Tennessee. Also singing will be the church group "The Voices of Faith.&quo
There will be a Benefit Pancake Breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 123 on Saturday, March 24th from 7 a.m. - 12 noon, at Tallapoosa First United Methodist Church in Tallapoosa. Tickets will be $7.00 each. Everyone invited to attend.
There will be a Easter Egg Hunt at Heflin City Park, 100 Evans Street, Heflin hosted by New Community Church on Sunday, March 25th at 3:30 p.m. Hotdogs will be served. Everyone welcome to attend
Bowdon First United Methodist Church will be having their 14th Annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 16th from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $8.00 each, dine in, take out, or delivery. For more information call 770-258-2348. Everyone invited.
The Outreach Tabernacle, 1351 County Road 31, Muscadine will be having their 5th Saturday Night Singing on March 31st at 5:30 p.m. CST. The featured groups will be Zion Ministries, The Yarbroughs, Pastor Rouzelle Sanders, & Church Talent and Choir. Ev
First Baptist Church, Tallapoosa will be having their Community Tenebrae Service on Saturday, March 31st at 7 p.m. Join them for this powerful service as they prepare their hearts for Easter morning. For more information call 770-574-7697.
First Baptist Church, Tallapoosa will be having their Community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0-11 on Saturday, March 31st at 11 a.m. They will have a hotdog lunch, take your Easter basket. For more information call 770-574-7697 between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
Centralhatchee First Baptist Church, 212 Church Street, Franklin will be having their Sunrise Service at 7:20 a.m. in the parking lot, breakfast, interactive activities geared for the children to help them understand the meaning of Easter at 9:45 a.m., mo
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be having a Singing on Saturday, March 24th, 7 p.m. Georgia time. The singers will be Three Bridges. Refreshments served, everyone invited to attend. For more information or directions call 25
Unity Baptist Church, 3500 Gum Creek Airport Road, Roosterville, Georgia will be having their spring revival on Sunday, April 15th, at 6 p.m. and Monday, April 16th - Wednesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. The guest Evangelist will be Scott Gentry, and they will
Centralhatchee First Baptist Middle School Crew, between Franklin and Roopville off of Centralhatchee Parkway at the caution light will hold a car wash on Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. All money raised will be used for planned a
Carrollton First Methodist Church, 206 Newnan Street, Carrollton will be having a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 10th, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Give Blood.
Temple United Methodist Church, 24 Carrollton Street, Temple will be having a Blood Drive on Friday, April 13th, from 2 - 7 p.m. Give blood.
First Baptist Church, 464 Mill Street, Bowdon will have its annual Spring Revival on Monday, March 26th - Wednesday, March 28th at 7 p.m. each night. Guest pastor will be Dr. Vincent Dortch of Antioch Baptist Church in Clem. Everyone welcome to attend.
Pat's Closet at Mt. Zion East Baptist Church on Mt. Zion East Road in Buchanan offers free clothes for the needy in all sizes. The closet will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Mt. Carmel Missions Hall will be open on the first Saturday each month from 8 a.m. until noon. The mission supplies food and clothing to Haralson and Carroll counties by request. For emergencies through the month call 770-562-4049.
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It is here! The Agrimerica Farm And Construction Grand Opening, and we are loading up the B92 van and heading out to join the celebration with a live remote broadcast! We are heading down Highway 27 South to check out the new color scheme in farm and construction equipment with Sam Duke and the crew at Agrimerica. We will be there from 11 to 2 this Saturday.
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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.