Grow Haralson campaign seeks to secure 1,500 new jobs and $50M in new payroll during next five years
Of Carrollton High School’s Class of 2016 AP test takers, more than half scored well enough on Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit, scoring at least a 3 or higher on 151 individual exams out of a total of 288 administered.
The boil water advisory for Carrollton City Water users will likely remain in effect until Friday morning.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office wants to know who set up what they believe to be a barbed wire booby trap.
A water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels.
Senate Majority Caucus and Economic Development Chairman, Senator Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle passed Senate Bill 2, “The FAST Act – Fairness, Accountability, Simplification, and Transparency – Empowering Our Small Businesses to Succeed” with a vote of 52 - 0
A referendum that would decide whether or not Senior Citizens living in Villa Rica would receive an $8,000 homestead exemption will not be put before voters until November of this year.
One of the City of Carrollton water mains under the bypass at Old Newnan Road is leaking and will be closed temporarily for repairs.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office Deputy has been placed on temporary leave following a struggle with a burglary suspect that resulted in the suspect being shot.
Carroll County Elections officials say the city of Villa Rica has until Monday to request the call that would ensure a referendum regarding a senior citizen tax break makes it on ballots for the March 21st election.
For the first time in its history, the Carroll County Animal Shelter is considered a ‘no-kill’animal-shelter, according to the national standard.
True to the Carrollton City Schools reputation of initiating innovative practices to further create exceptional learning experiences for all students, a new academies program will be launched for the 2017-2018 school year at Carrollton Elementary School.
West Georgia Technical College’s spring semester enrollment is up by 6 percent from last year to 6,588 students, the college announced today.
State legislators continue to look at ways to drum up funding to bring pay raises for public safety officials on the local level.
Students in the Haralson County School System will continue with a 4-day school week in the 2017-2018 school year.
Local police have received another report of a man “exposing himself” to a woman inside a local business.
The Senate convened for four days last week moving through legislative day 12.
Carrollton Police are reviewing surveillance video from local businesses and questioning witnesses in hopes of locating a man accused of getting women's attention, and then exposing himself to them in public.
The General Assembly has now completed our 12th legislative day in the 2017 session and we are well on our way to Crossover Day, the final day for Senate Bills to be passed by the Senate.
After April 29, 2013 Mr. Joseph Amos Young worked as a “In-School Suspension Clerk” for the Carroll County Schools and was placed in Bowdon High School to supervise the In-School Suspension program. While employed at the High School, the Defendant met and began communicating outside of class with a teenaged female student.
In 2005, the City of Carrollton took over responsibility for the Croft Street Wooden Bridge in exchange for ownership of the Bradley Street Depot.
West Georgia Technical College campus police are looking for leads after a thief removed the catalytic converter from a student’s car on the Thomas B. Murphy Campus in Waco.
The earth is starting to move at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a two vehicle accident in Villa Rica Friday evening that resulted in the death of a 24-year old woman.
Carrollton Police are reviewing video and working with other jurisdictions in hopes of finding leads relating to an alleged armed robbery just after midnight Thursday morning.
Georgia should discuss allowing local governments to use a portion of the revenue generated through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for increasing the pay for public safety officials on the local level...
The West Georgia Technical College School of Nursing has acquired a new piece of equipment that aims to help students have empathy for elderly patients.
Over the weekend, severe weather claimed the lives of at least 15 people and left widespread destruction across many residences and businesses in South Georgia.
Two familiar names qualified for the Haralson County Commission District-Three special election on Monday.
Highlighting the 62nd Annual Dinner of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was the awarding of Citizen of the Year to Cynthia Langley, Horizon Award to John Jackson, Entrepreneur of the Year to Bob and Tish Stone and family, and the Thomas S. Upchurch Workforce Education Award to Dr. Faye McIntyre.
We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees”, for the past 75 years.
Hall Leaves program after 31 wins in three seasons at UWG
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Colorado Premium, a manufacturer of premium protein products, will create 190 jobs and invest $15 million in a Carroll County food processing plant by the end of 2018.
Georgia’s District 30 state senator Mike Dugan this week told WLBB Radio that he could support a senate resolution proposed by Josh McKoon of Columbus, which would change the rule on allowing unrecorded hand votes in the senate.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation says a Carrollton man was killed after firing at law enforcement early Tuesday morning.
Sen. Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Cagle Announce “The FAST Act” to Remove Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman whose body was found inside her car outside her home in Temple Tuesday. They have also arrested a suspect in her alleged murder.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Tuesday that they have opened up what appears to be the first murder investigation of 2017.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed search warrants in the city of Carrollton in Carroll County and the cities of Tallapoosa and Buchanan in Haralson County...
With construction of the first phase of the replacement Carrollton High School well under way and expected to be completed this spring, attention moves to the interior spaces and Carrollton City Schools needs your help.
Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family of Haralson County Commissioner Donnie Ridley who passed away Sunday.
Local public safety officials say they arenot disappointed that our region did not get the heavy snows forecasted over the weekend, despite their preparation efforts.
Father had left one-year old with telephone "for use"
A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines during World War II died Tuesday just a few years after Congress honored him and fellow Montford Point Marines for their pioneering role in a segregated military.
Attempted Robbery at Junior Foods
On January 4, 2016, Mayor Walt Hollingsworth and Councilman Met Lane were sworn into office where they joined previously seated Councilmen Gerald Byrd and Jim Watters.
A longtime Carroll County resident and retired business owner, along with some friends, family and business partners are showing their appreciation for local law offiers by picking up the meal tab this week for close to 500 local public safety officials.
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, radiation therapy is an effective way to help destroy the cancer and improve survival.
Acquisition strengthens & expands Southwire’s Tools and Equipment product offering
Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden confirms that the body of an adult male was discovered in an apartment home early Monday morning after fire fighters extinguished a fire.
Fire officials are investigating the blaze that resulted in the death of a 68-year old Carrollton man early Monday morning.
Georgia’s 30th district state senator Mike Dugan recently told WLBB Radio that he expects mental health reform will be a major issue during the upcoming legislative session.
A man and woman wanted on numerous charges including the theft of a Cartersville patrol vehicle earlier this month, led multiple local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Marshals on a high speed chase through west Georgia late Friday afternoon.
The Georgia State Patrol says three Carrollton residents were killed in that car crash which occurred near the Carroll County- Douglas County line Thursday evening.
Carrollton Police say a civilian with a gun pursued an alleged armed robber early Wednesday morning. Both men are reportedly uninjured and one of them is now behind bars in the Carroll County Jail.
Once again Carrollton High School performed above the state average in the latest CCRPI ratings, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.
The man who fled the Carroll County Prison Work Camp more than 48 years ago and lived quietly for decades in Connecticut until he was found by federal officials in May of this year, has died.
Villa Rica Police on Wednesday identified the man whose body was discovered outside a local apartment building where he resided.
The Carrollton Board of Education, for the second year, has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as an Exemplary Board. The presentation was made at the annual GSBA/Georgia School Superintendents Association annual conference held last week.
Villa Rica Police are investigating the death of a 41-year old male found outside a local apartment complex.
Over the weekend, UWG hosted more than 20 debate teams representing six schools: UGA, Georgia State, Samford, Florida State University, University of Florida and UWG.
An Alabama man is behind bars in Carroll County, charged with murder.
West Georgia Technical College was named a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Technical College of the Year award December 1 by the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.
Authorities are investigating a shooting and alleged robbery that may have happened on Baxter Road in Haralson County over the weekend.
Weather officials confirm that a tornado did touchdown in Carroll County during severe weather last Wednesday. It was one of six they confirmed in north Georgia alone.
A federal grand jury today indicted the former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., for a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Investigator Hollis Lindley Jr.
So, what would you say to riding in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Villa Rica during the holiday season?
Are you a lover of sports? How about a fan of local teams, like the Trojans, the Lions or the Wolves? If so, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from local sports legends as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.”
Carroll County road crews are making plans to widen Oak Mountain Road by two feet on each side.
Georgia’s Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland officially turns over a collection of campaign materials, committee files, photographs and other memorabilia showcasing his 24 years of public service to the University Of West Georgia today.
The State of Georgia has declared a Level 2 Drought Response for 52 counties in central and north Georgia including Carroll County.
While pointing to a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola, University of West Georgia (UWG) nursing student Linda Burnett told a group of Carrollton Elementary School students how much sugar is in the popular soft drink.
An emergency worker for a local ambulance service accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in his care pleads guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and receives a sentence of 12-months of probation.
A Carrollton woman is behind bars after police say she assaulted her 2-year old child in public and attempted to run over with her car people who had come to the child’s rescue.
This includes $2.82 million for bridge rehabilitation at nine bridge locations along I-20 in Carroll County.
Family members of a Cleburne County man reported missing close to 16-months ago say they accept he may no longer be alive, they just want closure and they want for their loved one to rest in peace.
The District Attorney announces the conviction of Luckie Odis Miller following a guilty verdict in Carroll County Superior Court on October 3, 2016.
Some homeowners in northwest Haralson County woke up this morning to fire ash on their cars and yards.
Carrollton city officials may soon be promoting little pantries in strategic locations throughout the city that would allow those ‘in need’ to access donated non-perishable food items and items such as diapers, free of charge.
Carroll County’s sheriff will become the longest serving sheriff in the history of the county; it’s a new era in the ‘city of gold’ as voters elect their first new mayor in 12 years; and, as goes west Georgia, so goes the nation in the presidential race.
The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Will Recognize Three Veterans From Haralson County During An Induction Ceremony This Weekend...
Chairman Marty Smith and the Carroll County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the opening of the Moore’s Bridge Park on November 4, 2016.
The fresh concrete being poured at various points around Carrollton is part of the foundation of a healthier future for the region.
During the Carroll Chamber Women’s Business Alliance luncheon, the WBA named Dr. Melanie McClellan as the 2016 Woman of the Year.
A Bowdon woman remains in hospital after investigators say her boyfriend shot her in the head.
The City of Villa Rica is asking all water users to conserve water during this time of drought and is issuing a voluntary outdoor watering ban.
A total of 34 nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties received $300,009 Wednesday from the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Community Impact Fund.
A former Georgia State Patrol Trooper has been indicted on misdemeanor charges of speeding and reckless driving for his role in a September 2015 crash that killed two teenage girls.
Hunters in Haralson County discovered human remains on Sunday...
Carrollton Police believe two female University of West Georgia students and a male from Fulton County played roles in the shooting death of 23-year old Tyler Ford at his Lovvorn Road apartment last Wednesday.
Carrollton Police are now exploring the possibility that the shooting death of a University Of A West Georgia student inside his apartment home Wednesday could be gang-related.
Villa Rica City Council will consider renaming a portion of North Avenue after a former Villa Rica High School sports star.
Roopville city officials are asking Carroll County Commissioners to pull out $60,000 from the county’s 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collection, to pay for construction of a new 40 foot by 60 foot public use-pavilion.
Carrollton Police are looking for the person who shot a University Of West Georgia business-student to death, near the doorway of the victim’s residence at the River Point Apartments on Lovvorn Road.
Carrollton Police and UWG Police have responded to a reported shooting at the River Pointe Apartment complex on Lovvorn Road...
Witnesses say "It sounded like bombs were going off..."
A construction worker was killed in Waco this morning, while in a trench, the earth around caved in.
Haralson County Water Authority Executive Director Charlie Walker on Thursday praising customers’ efforts in conserving water this week, although the level is not as low as the Authority would hope.
Carrollton High School, already a premier host of the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships since 1994, will now host the state track and field championships for boys and girls in AAAAA and AAAAAA classifications this spring as well as the boys and girls AAAAA state golf tournaments.
Crews from Haralson County Fire, Water and Roads Departments are working around the clock in hopes of clearing routes for more water to filter into the county’s main water source.
Police believe one man was shot inside a Carrollton apartment Saturday evening during a possible home invasion. They say they believe another man who was associated with the incident was shot a short time later, possibly at a different location.
Carrollton Police are working to learn more about human remains that were discovered in a wooded area near the 300 block of Clifton Terrace over the weekend.
Georgia State Patrol tells WLBB Radio that afternoon that a 25-year old Buchanan man has been life-flighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, after the car he was driving collided with a Haralson County Fire truck this morning.
Three ash ponds completely excavated; first round of groundwater testing complete at all 29 ash ponds
More than seven miles of Villa Rica roads and one subdivision are being targeted for repaving, as City Council shored up funding for the effort.
In what has been almost a decade-long trend, a new report issued by the state shows big increases in the amount of money spent by visitors in Carroll County last year over the previous year.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at a home off Hay's Mill Road in Carrollton Friday.
Charles Carroll has been sentenced to 12 years, six months in prison after a jury found him guilty of distributing and possessing child pornography through his use of a peer-to-peer computer program.
Carroll EMC Holds Its 80th Annual Meeting of Members Since 1936, Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has been inviting its Members to attend an Annual Meeting and participate in the business of their cooperative. 80 years later, the practice re
Villa Rica city officials are looking to fix what they believe is a decade-old taxation error that may have robbed the city of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue since 2004.
Officials with the Carroll County Schools District are reaching out to the state board of education for direction on replacing a local board member who resigned this week.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Honey Baked Ham recruit about 150 full and part-time customer service agents to work in a call center in Carrollton.
Georgia legislators carried on talks this summer on ways to better protect our law officers, following several physical attacks nationwide against the men and women in blue.
Meteorologists are keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew.
A 53-year old Buchanan woman was killed Monday when her dropped off a steep embankment in Haralson County.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Villa Rica Police Department executed a search warrant in the city of Villa Rica in Carroll County.
A school in east Alabama has decided to do away with daily take home assignments. No more home-work for students.
Authorities in Douglas County have identified the body that was discovered alongside Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica Sunday afternoon.
A Villa Rica Police officer sustains minor injuries after his patrol car was rear-ended by a woman estimated to have been traveling as fast as 100 mph on Interstate 20 this week.
The Community Foundation of West Georgia has been ranked the third largest community foundation in Georgia by total annual giving in The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual Giving Guide publication.
West Georgia Technical College’s fall semester enrollment is up over 5 percent from last year to 6,707 students, the college announced Monday.
Officials with the Haralson County School district and Bremen City Schools are discussing working together on plans for a new College & Career Academy.
Investigators say a woman's body was found along Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica Sunday afternoon.
District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan will be unchallenged for his seat on the November 8th ballot; but he is asking that voters head to the polls nonetheless, and check the ‘yes’ box on a proposal he himself is backing.
A 71-year old man who escaped from a Carroll County prison in 1968, will be allowed to remain in Connecticut, where U.S. marshals had located him earlier this year, nearly a decade after he fled.
Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they would be conducting structural integrity tests. They anticipate a restart of Line 1 Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Acquisition strengthens Southwire’s core business in the building wire products market
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will assist Mando America as the company recruits to fill a number of jobs at its manufacturing facility in Hogansville.
Georgia Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Monday asserted that a three page executive summary of a two-year inquiry into Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosures shows once and for all that Snowden ‘was not a hero’ but rather a ‘traitor.'
Motorists in west Georgia did come across longer lines at local gas stations and some dry pumps over the weekend as the Alabama pipeline spill slowed down gasoline supplies in Georgia.
Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol say charges are pending against a 20-year old Hiram man following a Wednesday evening collision that resulted in the death of an off-duty Temple Police officer.
Tallapoosa city officials say their initial property tax sale this month was successful in helping recoup some delinquent property taxes from 2015.
The Carroll County Water Authority is in the process of planning between six and eight miles of water main extensions throughout Carroll County— a one million dollar investment, CCWA Executive Director Matt Windom said this week.
Carrollton Elementary School third grade Language Arts teacher Tabitha Walker was named Carrollton City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 following a formal Board of Education recognition of all school-level honorees Sept. 13.
A Whitesburg man who is listed on the sex offender registry is back behind bars after Bremen Police say he had met up at a local motel with multiple teenaged girls— one of them 13 years old.
The City of Villa Rica is asking for help in identifying three individuals in connection with the disappearance of six to eight rather expensive Koi fish from a pond at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park.
Temple Police are reporting via Facebook that one of their officers was killed in a motorcycle accident late Wednesday.
The Heflin community mourning the deaths of a pair of teenage sisters killed Friday in a tragic single car accident.
West Georgia Technical College is offering help for displaced students from ITT Technical College, which shuttered its 130 campuses this week, including one in Douglasville.
Labor Day Weekend of 2016 literally was a weekend of labor for 25 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), who were among more than 1,000 volunteers from the Greater Atlanta area donating their time to help victims of the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Steve Gradick, president of Gradick Communications and Covenant Communications, was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at the annual Fall Membership BBQ.
Local authorities have released the names of two of the three people killed when the planes they were in collided at the West Georgia Regional Airport in Carroll County Wednesday morning.
Local authorities say three people are dead following a mid-air collision involving two small planes.
Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith tells WLBB Radio that he is in favor of the public transportation plan that has been presented to the board of commissioners by the Three Rivers Regional Commission.
It's No Joke! One of America's funniest comedians and a Villa Rican native will serve as Grand Marshal for the 2016 Gold Rush Parade and Festival...
On May 24, 2016, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to 1330 W. McNeese St. (West M Apartment Complex) in reference to a sexual assault.
Some Temple residents say they are displeased that a local Sons Of Confederate Veterans group will be allowed to sell confederate flags at this year’s Founder’s Day Festival, stating the ‘stars & bars’ is an offensive symbol to some.
FBI Atlanta, the Conyers Police Department, and the Villa Rica Police Department need the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who may be responsible for two armed robberies that happened in August 2015 and May 2016.
Two new ceramic colorful art versions are the latest to be installed locally as part of the Howl For UWG Project, benefiting the UWG annual fund, which provides scholarships and financial assistance to UWG students.
Georgia’s students showed marked improvement on the ACT in 2016, including students at Carrollton High School who exceeded not only the state composite average but also the nation’s.
The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Foundation awarded 65 local organizations with Impact Grants totaling more than $127,000 for projects that will benefit local communities.
Carrollton Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting, in which the victim was struck with a bullet in his scrotum.
The GBI has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred just north of Villa Rica city limits late Friday morning.
Multi-state impaired driving enforcement effort celebrates 25th anniversary
A few weeks ago a vision became reality for the members of the Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory Family...
Carroll County's unemployment rate rises .2 to 6.6 percent in July
The City of Carrollton is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Chapman to the position of Cultural Arts Center Superintendent.
Further investigation into documents relating to the "resignation" of former director of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Penny Lewis — has revealed that Lewis had been accused of mishandling thousands of dollars in CCAC money, and that city officials agreed to not pursue criminal prosecution in exchange for her resignation.
When former Cultural Arts Center Director Penny Lewis announced her retirement after 15 years this past June, it seemed as though Lewis had willingly decided to close a chapter of her life and move on to other things.
VRPD announced Monday that investigators will not file charges against former mayor J. Collins relating to a domestic incident earlier this month.
The number of plants eradicated on these dates by law enforcement was five hundred twenty-nine (529) adult Marijuana plants. The estimated value of the Marijuana plants seized is $793,500.
The City of Villa Rica Thursday announces its intention to increase the 2016 property taxes it will levy this year by 7.47 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
Items accepted through the collection include bottled water, paper goods, cleaning supplies, nonperishable food, baby items, pet supplies, personal hygiene products, ice chests and more.
For some families in Carroll County, there is too much month and not enough money to pay for basic monthly expenses, such as food, rent and utilities.
A former board of education member accused of child molestation will not stand trial.
GDOT Contract Awarded to Senate District 30
Carroll County commissioners are expecting to revisit a long-discussed public transportation proposal in the coming months, now that a local advisory committee has completed a study on the feasibility of government-run public transportation for the area.
On 08-12-16 at approximately 12:00 PM, Villa Rica Police were notified of a robbery at E-Pawn on Hwy 78 in Villa Rica.
Georgia Power has announced the closing of four business offices in West Georgia. The closings are scheduled for mid-October.
Both District-68 State House Rep-Elect J. Collins and his wife Kim Monday apologized for their roles in a domestic dispute that is currently under investigation by the Villa Rica Police Department.
Both District-68 House Rep. elect J. Collins and his wife Kim issued a statement Monday following release of a 911 tape and news that VRPD is investigating a domestic dispute between the two.
The Carrollton Housing Authority (CHA) announces the application process for home rehabilitation projects.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the man they believe to have been involved in a traffic collision early Saturday that resulted in the death of a local man on motorcycle.
Carrollton Police on Wednesday arrest a man they believe shot another last Thursday evening, outside the victim’s SOMA Apartment home off Hay’s Mill Road.
Atlanta-based entertainer Tyler Perry is reportedly offering to help pay the funeral costs of two infant girls who died last Thursday in a hot car in Carrollton.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative linemen, David Baskin and Andrew Harris, volunteered in Costa Rica for two weeks in July to construct the primary and secondary distribution system lines that will benefit five families.
A 24-year old Carrollton man has been charged in the deaths of his 16-month-old twin daughters after they were left in a hot car for an unknown period of time.
Die-Tech Industries plans $6.75 million expansion in Carroll County
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative and other utilities are reminding players of Pokémon Go to stay away from electric substations, power plants and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based augmented reality game sends players into real world places to “catch” Pokémon.
Carrollton city officials have closed the historic Croft Street wooden bridge in Carrollton.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Yachiyo Manufacturing of America (YMOA) recruit a number of workers as part of an expansion of its existing facility in Carrollton.
During the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, 2016, Deputies responded to an alarm at Luv’s Country Corner in Tyus.
A national non-profit company that provides a wide-spectrum of health and human services intends to open a residential substance abuse treatment and education facility for adolescent boys in Carroll County.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in June was 6 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in May.
Villa Rica is one of Georgia’s more stressed out cities… according to a career tools website, anyway.
Keith Hancock will be the next coroner for Carroll County after collecting almost 700 more votes than Keith Jiles during a run-off election Tuesday.
Republican voters in Georgia’s third-district have chosen former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson as their nominee to replace retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.
A congressional primary in west Georgia is drawing big dollars and prominent endorsements in its final days, positioning a former mayor and state senator as representatives of a long-simmering divide within the Republican party
On 07-22-16 at 2:35 AM, Villa Rica Police responded to Ginni Food Mart (Chevron Station) on Rockmart Rd due to an alarm.
A disagreement between city council/city staff and the mayor could be highlighting a lack of communication within Carrollton City government.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Carroll Tomorrow a $250,000 grant to create The Tinker’s Box, an innovation laboratory that provides shared space, equipment and tools for product prototyping and testing for regional inventors to collaborate and develop concepts and ideas.
U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Texas), announced today that he will make a visit Friday, July 22nd to Georgia’s 3rd congressional district in support of state senator Mike Crane who is making his bid to serve as the areas next U.S. Representative.
Sen. Mike Dugan (R – Carrollton) participated in the Jailbreak fundraiser for S.H.A.R.E House Family Violence Crisis Centers in Douglasville
Heflin Police are asking for help in finding an armed robbery suspect.
A young father dies after being shot in the chest early Sunday in a home in Carrollton. The bullet missed his 3-month old child he was holding, by just inches.
Here’s what it costs to run a congressional campaign that requires a run-off election.
Chief Michael Mansour is excited to share the news that the Villa Rica Police Department has placed third in the 2016 National Law Enforcement Challenge.
The public is invited to the West Georgia Technical College Carroll Campus in Carrollton this Saturday for the Drones 4 STEM Challenge Event, where 10 teams consisting of WGTC students and instructors from WGTC, UWG and the Carroll County School System will compete against one another in a series of drone challenges.
As Tallapoosa continues with a plan to recoup delinquent property taxes, city officials set the date for the city’s first tax sale: the first Tuesday in September.
A Cleburne County Judge decided Tuesday there is enough evidence to proceed with a capital murder charge against a Bremen teenager accused of killing a 7-month-old Cleburne County boy.
On July 10, 2016, Deputies responded to a reported store burglary at the Carroll Food Mart located in Sand Hill.
On 07-05-16, Villa Rica officers responded to the area of Eagle’s Flight and Mirror Lake Parkway due to a report of Aggravated Assault.
Carrollton resident Christopher Wigginton, director of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center
, has returned home after spending two weeks in Israel for training in the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies by that nation’s top police professionals.
Carroll County officials have called for a temporary ban on swimming activities in the Chattahoochee River at McIntosh Reserve until the Board of Commissioners meets again to discuss the park's future.
A Carroll County Fire/Rescue dive team has recovered the body of a six year old boy who drowned in the Chattahoochee River Saturday.
A 3-hour long police standoff with a man threatening suicide ends when the Carollton Police Special Reaction Team Commander deployed a bean-bag shotgun to the suspect’s torso.
Today Carroll County Fire Rescue recovered the body of a man who was first reported drowning in the Chattahoochee River around 8 p.m. Saturday June 25.
Search crews have located the body of the 27-year old man who drowned in the Chattahoochee River near McIntosh Reserve Saturday.
Search crews are still in the Chattahoochee River this afternoon, hoping to recover the body of the 28-year old west Georgia man who went missing near McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County Saturday.
The Georgia Department Of Transportation is proposing a mini-roundabout to remedy one of Villa Rica’s more traffic-clogged areas.
Local authorities continue their underwater search today for a west Georgia man who went missing on the Chattahoochee River near McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County Saturday.
Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell says a Thursday morning standoff between a man threatening to harm himself and police "really could have gone either way."
Carroll County’s unemployment rate drops 1-tenth of a point down to 5.4-percent for the month of May.
Police say a 62-year old Virginia man who drove south around 8 hours this week to meet who he thought would be an underage girl, is now behind bars.
The City of Carrollton Fire Department has received the Insurance Services Office (ISO) top rating of Class 1.
Haralson County’s District-Four Commissioner Sammy Robinson tells WLBB Radio Tuesday, “As far as I’m concerned, increasing the millage rate is off the table” as an option to make up for the $700,000 shortfall in the fiscal year 2017 budget presented by Chairman Allen Poole this month.
A Waco man spent the night in the Carroll County Jail after Carrollton Police investigators determined that he used a wine-corkscrew to drill a hole so he could peer into a department store fitting room.
Mayor and city council in Mount Zion could soon appoint someone to fill council’s vacant post two seat.
On 06-09-16 Villa Rica Police Department was notified of a person that was shot on Old Stone Rd.
Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is inviting the community to exercise their bodies and minds by taking a walk through history this summer.
Tuesday, Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) delivered a speech on the House floor in support of the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, in which he noted the heightened importance of this legislation at a time when our nation is at war with radical Islamic terrorism.
This interactive, online summary details Southwire’s management approach, goals and progress in all defined material, or most important, sustainability topics and highlights examples of how Southwire is strengthening its focus in these areas.
Georgia Power to cease operations of all coal ash ponds within 3 years Company utilizing most advanced technologies and engineering practices
Police say a Villa Rica man was the victim in a rush hour drive by shooting on I-20 in Dekalb County, earlier this week.
Villa Rica P.D. has been notified that the department is one of three finalists for the Dr. Curtis McClung Award of Excellence presented by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Over the last five years, the City of Carrollton, home to the University of West Georgia, has experienced significant growth in off campus multi-family housing.
Eddie Thompson replaces Juanita Howell as chief, who retired last month.
Villa Rica City Councilwoman Shirley Marchman will take over as interim-mayor for the city on July first.
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that Kellie Pickler will headline its 15th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on August 6.
Non-city residents attending Carrollton City Schools this fall will pay lower tuition rates following unanimous approval from the board of education Tuesday.
A 17-year old Carrollton man is behind bars after police say he attempted an armed robbery of the Citgo Gas Station on Alabama Street, in broad daylight.
A new bike-sharing service could be up and running soon within the city of Carrollton.
A 71-year old Connecticut man who escaped from the Carroll County Convict Barracks nearly half a century ago, and captured by federal agents last month, should learn today whether or not he will be extradited back to Georgia.
Three local high school students have been selected to receive an all-expenses paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C. where they will get the chance to tour the nation’s capital as part of the 2016 Washington Youth Tour taking place June 9-16.
Villa Rica City Councilman Mike Williamson, who was sworn into office Jan. 8, 2014, has resigned from the council effective midnight June 30th citing his mother-in-law's health.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded 16 community home investment grants totaling more than $6.2 million across the state to build new single-family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.
A mega load is scheduled to begin a trip from the Alabama State line to Plant Bowen in Euharlee, Georgia at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Carrollton City Schools is currently will providing free meals to children while school is out through the “Seamless Summer” program.
The Community Foundation of West Georgia has awarded grants from the Katherine “Trinka” Davis Rynne Fund to five local organizations totaling $28,000.
Carroll County Fire Rescue receives notification from ISO (Insurance Services Office) that the county fire protection classification has been improved from a Class 4/5 to a Class 3.
City Of Carrollton’s 2016/2017 budget proposal calls for a slight increase to resident’s utility bills for the year.
Parents who want to know how their students’ school is performing can see a clearer picture at a new state of Georgia website.
The group of people determined to save the building known as the Hart House in Villa Rica shared some optimism this past weekend that the structure will be saved.
During the Wednesday, May 25, 2016 board meeting, The Carroll County Board of Education approved Zoe Evans as the new Principal of Bowdon High School and Josh Bingham as the new Chief Technology Officer.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today swears in former District 68 Rep. Dusty Hightower as the newest superior court judge in the Coweta Judicial District.
A new study to be presented to Carrollton City Council next month will show that the city has an unhealthy ratio between rental properties and owned properties; and, that results in more services are being used by city residents than are actually being paid for through property taxes...
Carroll County voters on Tuesday opted for 4-more years of Marty Smith as Carroll County Commission Chairman.
On 05/23/16 at 12:14 AM, Villa Rica Police were notified of a robbery from the parking lot of the Chevron Station at 1217 Rockmart Rd.
The Church Improvement Fund established this year at the Community Foundation of West Georgia has issued its first grants totaling $22,227 to four local churches.
Carrollton Police reminding residents that it is unlawful to drive a motorized vehicle on the Carrollton Greenbelt pedestrian path, after having to issue a citation to a 19-year old Villa Rica man who thought it would be fun to drive his Ford Mustang around the portion near Hobbs Farm.
Bremen City Schools Superintendent David Hicks said he is not sure how his office will respond to a directive from the Obama administration that urged every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp honored nine Carrollton High School students who were the top-achieving Secretary of State Ambassadors in Georgia this school year.
The Carroll County School System celebrated its 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at a special recognition breakfast on May 13, 2016 at Sunset Hills Country Club.
Haralson County Schools’ officials are anxious to see some changes made to the state-road outside Haralson County High School that will improve safety for drivers.
The attorney for the man who escaped from a prison camp in Carrollton 48 years ago and was discovered living in Connecticut last week, tells the Hartford Courant this weekend that he is asking Georgia officials to commute the balance of the sentence and to pardon him for his escape…
Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of manufacturing transmissions at its west Georgia facility in a celebration that included members of the local community and Honda associates.
British American Rubber Company (BARCO) a subsidiary of Montague Investments LLC, to invest $8.5 million and create 35 new jobs by opening a specialty rubber compounding facility in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
On Thursday, May 12, 12 for Life® held its annual commencement ceremony, celebrating the 10th class of graduates since its inception in 2007.
Villa Rica Mayor Jay Collins resigned today stating he plans to run for the Georgia General Assembly.
On 05-10-16 at 9:00 AM, Villa Rica Police received a report of an armed robbery at Arby’s on Hwy 61.
Carrollton Police are interviewing a 43-year old Carrollton man and his girlfriend after investigators say one fired a shot at the other within their Harmony Oaks Apartment home early this morning.
Extending its strong commitment to developing industry innovations, Southwire recently held its groundbreaking for the Thorn Customer Solutions Center.
U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has formally designated The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library to be the recipient of his public service records.
(6:30pm) Douglas County authorities have taken into custody a man suspected of firing his gun at a Haralson County Sheriff's deputy early Tuesday.
For the first time, Georgia high school students will have the opportunity to take college core classes over the summer tuition-free through the Move On When Ready initiative.
A Bremen man charged with aggravated child abuse in Cleburne County on Thursday may face additional charges after the baby he allegedly abused died Sunday.
After more than 48 years on the run, Georgia escapee Robert E. Stackowitz was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Connecticut on Monday.
On 05-05-16 at approximately 5:45 PM, Villa Rica Police responded to Hibbett’s Sports in reference to a robbery.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Dustin W. Hightower to a Superior Court judgeship within the Coweta Judicial Circuit.
The latest College & Career Ready Performance Index Data from the 2014-2015 school year released this week, shows the Carroll County Schools District overall and Carroll County’s high schools outperformed the state.
On Wednesday May 4, 2016, the GBI’s Region One Field Office, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Haralson County Fire/Rescue, and the Haralson County EMA conducted a water and ground search for evidence in the Natoshia Smith homicide investigation.
On 05-04-16, at approximately 3:00 AM, Villa Rica Police responded to an alarm at the Chevron Convenience Store on Rockmart Rd.
Villa Rica City Council and mayor went behind closed doors for their discussion regarding the performance and compensation review for City Manager David Milliron.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the construction of the new fire station at Tyus-Carrollton Road.
A heightened focus on a deeper level of learning during the 2014-15 school year has allowed Carrollton City Schools to set a new system wide mark in the four year measures produced by the Georgia Department of Education.
The Room could get a little uncomfortable in the Holt-Bishop Justice Center in Villa Rica this evening, when the city’s Mayor and council discuss the annual performance and compensation review for City Manager David Milliron.
The Burson Center, business incubator and regional resource center, has been named one of the best resources for starting a business in Georgia by Startup Savant, an online magazine that introduces aspiring business owners to tools and resources.
West Georgia Technical College students who complete the associate degree in nursing (ADN) can now transfer to the University of West Georgia’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) without losing any course credits thanks to a Transfer Articulation Agreement signed by both institutions.
Two Carrollton High School students and a teacher were recognized at the annual Daughters of the American Revolution Awards ceremony earlier this month at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton.
Carrollton City Manager Tim Grizzard and city council are discussing several changes and/or additions to the city’s alcohol ordinance.
The city of Oxford, Alabama, has passed an ordinance making it illegal to use a public restroom different from the gender on a person's birth certificate...
A pair of important public safety projects could get started soon in Carroll County.
A telephone call to order a pizza lead Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon’s Office to arrest a local couple and charge them with financial transaction fraud.
A few days ago, I had a brief political discussion with one of my friends who happens to be a liberal Democrat.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills protect American taxpayers and hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a staunch supporter of the Fair Tax, voted in favor of each piece of legislation, and issued the following response:
When Randall Redding decided to make a difference in his hometown of Bremen, Ga., he might have been the only one who imagined 25 years later that the construction firm he founded – R.K. Redding Construction, Inc. (RKR) – would grow to employ 50 people with more than $50 million in annual revenue.
Residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties have made significant improvements in their health behaviors, according to new county health rankings.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative was one of the 41 EMCs in Georgia that brought the issue of line worker safety before the 2016 Georgia General Assembly in the form of House Bill 767. Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law April 19.
Artists to be included in second half of 2016 bundle: The Oak Ridge Boys, Diamond Rio and John Berry
Greenway Health Appoints Scott Zimmerman as CEO and Tee Green as Executive Chairman
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has announced that two Bremen residents have been charged with the murder of 32 year old Haralson County resident Natoshia Melissa Smith.
Nursing facilities in Carroll and Haralson counties could soon come under close scrutiny by the U.S. Department Of Justice.
Carroll County School District has been selected to receive the 2016SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the system level.
Need help finding something healthy to eat? Just Menu It.
One of the most controversial bills to be passed by the General Assembly this year was Georgia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA.)
Tallapoosa Police investigators help put an end to a major pawn shop burglary ring which police said resulted in at least 130 stolen weapons ending up on the streets of Atlanta.
The owners of the more than 190-year old Hart House in Villa Rica are giving those interested in saving the home from demolition, 2 months to come up with a plan to move the structure.
A local man is likely facing charges following his involvement in a fatal crash on the Highway 27 bypass around Cedartown Tuesday.
A national non-profit environmental group claimed Tuesday that the Chattahoochee River Basin is the nation’s “most endangered” waterway.
On 04-08-16, Officer Clark Cleveland and Officer Alyssa Hyatt began investigating multiple complaints of vehicles being broken into at the Hometown Lodge.
Haralson County School officials and the Haralson County Chief Magistrate Judge are making extra efforts to crack down on the system’s truancy problem...
At 64 years old, John Crosby has seen a lot of things change in his lifetime.
The University of West Georgia’s Emerging Healthcare Leaders (EHL) is reaching out to the West Georgia community to help make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.
Randstad Staffing is recruiting 14 employees to work at several manufacturing facilities in the north Georgia area.
The attorney representing a man accused in the shooting death of a pregnant Carrollton woman last July has withdrawn from the case.
Bremen Police playing roles in their own (non-televised) version of ‘Catch A Predator’ as a 2-month-long investigation results in the arrest of a 25-year old Talladega, Alabama man.
Today marks the 39th anniversary of what is considered the worst air disaster in Georgia’s history: the crash of Southern Airways Flight 242.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon Thursday said he was relieved to learn that a man who earlier this week called a young boy to his van, causing the boy to call for help from his parents—was not a predator…. He was just a salesman.
All employees of the Carrollton City Schools district can look forward to a 3-percent raise in the coming school year, according to soon-to-be-Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus.
Carrollton’s Ward-1 city councilman Gerald Byrd says he is considering presenting a proposal that would require all drivers within city limits to use a hands-free device when talking on their cell phone.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says his office is looking into the circumstances surrounding an unknown man attempting to lure a child toward his older model van.
Members of the local Sons Of Confederate Veterans group are placing miniature confederate flags on the graves of more than 1,000 confederate soldiers in Carroll County this week.
Carrollton Police are reminding area residents about the dangers of using prescription drugs while driving— after the effects of the opioid Lorcet may have been the reason a Bowdon woman crashed her vehicle into another over the weekend.
Georgia's District 28 Senator Mike Crane released the following statement after GA Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the state's Religious Liberty bill...
Haralson County Schools Superintendent Jerry Bell tells students and their parents to enjoy spring break this week… but be prepared for Georgia Milestones testing when they come back to school the following week.
A Haralson County family of four was forced to spend Easter away from home this year, after a fire destroyed their house Friday.
Motorists in Villa Rica will begin testing reverse-angle-parking on a single city street in early April.
A substitute teacher has been arrested, along with three Cleburne County High students, after a video surfaced of the students hitting a special needs classmate in school.
The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia has won the 2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award in the Department/Program category.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the body of the man whose remains were discovered near the Georgia-Alabama state line one week ago...
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has released additional details surrounding the March 17th, 2016 discovery of a body near the Georgia and Alabama State line.
Advantage Carroll 2020 announced that pledges from local businesses, municipalities and individuals have reached more than $4 million, exceeding the $3.3 million goal.
Georgia District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan, says he is unsure at this time whether governor Nathan Deal will sign-off on the state’s latest religious liberty bill.
A six year old Newnan girl remains in intensive care this morning after she was rescued from the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.
Investigators release photo of tattoo in hopes of identifying homicide victim
Official says comments made during debate training or debate events or theater rehearsals are rare exceptions to (the UWG conduct) policy and do not reflect the University’s views or values.
The Haralson County Sheriffs Office is not saying much at this time about a decomposing body that was discovered close to Highway 78 and the Alabama state line Thursday.
The city of Tallapoosa laying out a list of projects this week they hope to begin by this summer.
A 42-year old Tallapoosa woman is pronounced dead at the scene following a single vehicle crash this week.
A man charged in the armed robbery of the BB&T Bank on Alabama Avenue in Bremen last month is now behind bars in Haralson County.
The world’s second largest chicken producer is recruiting about 35 production workers for their poultry-processing facility in Carrollton, next Thursday.
The Temple man who allegedly set his home on fire and assaulted a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy with a fire extinguisher is behind bars this afternoon.
The longest serving member on the Carroll County Board Of Commissioners will begin his 25th year on the board in 2017.
The city of Tallapoosa will use an outside firm to attempt to collect on delinquent property tax.
Walking and biking to school is a great way to get more exercise every day.
All 210 school buses used by the Carroll County School District and 50 of the system’s white fleet vehicles will be equipped with new tracking and diagnostic monitoring devices this fall...
Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say a local Dollar General Store continues to ignore entrapment and fire hazards despite recent OSHA citations.
Georgia Department Of Transportation officials say they are “moving forward” with a project on US Highway 27 “near” where a collision last autumn resulted in the death of two teenage girls.
Some Haralson County Water customers will need to boil their water before using for any reason, at least into Saturday.
WKNG, King Country AM 1060 is pleased to introduce you to our new morning show host Seth Cain.
National Children’s Alliance recognizes Carroll County Child Advocacy Center for its delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through accreditation.
The Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit will soon be providing an accountability and resource court as an alternative to incarceration for individuals whose mental health challenges have made it difficult to stay out of jail.
Preferred Precision Group, a sub-contractor that manufactures automobile parts, will be recruiting about 60 quality inspectors for production facilities in Carroll and Haralson counties on Thursday, March 10.
University Of West Georgia officials continue to keep an eye toward the state senate and how legislators vote on a new bill that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons in most places on all Georgia public college campuses.
Authorities continue to search near the county line of Carroll and Paulding counties for a man they say struck an officer, started a fire, and fled into the woods.
Local authorities are searching for a man they say attacked a deputy with a fire extinguisher during a confrontation at a home near the Carroll-Paulding County line.
Three young men were charged with armed robbery Monday after police say they played separate roles in robbing a local convenience store.
A Carroll County resident working towards her doctorate degree has asked us to help get the word out about one of her class projects and get some help from the public.
82 year old white male went missing at about 1030 hrs today from 934 Rome Street Apt. C
The Haralson County Schools board plans to decide on the 2016/17 school calendar at the next board meeting Tuesday.
Carroll County voters matched up with the rest of the state of Georgia, Tuesday— picking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to represent their respective parties in the November general election.
Officials from Randolph County, Alabama, confirmed Tuesday that human remains found in the Tallapoosa River are those of a Carrollton man who had been missing since mid-January.
Human remains were discovered near the Tallapoosa River in Randolph County, Alabama this afternoon.
Final Scores Final Scores: Trion 18 Bowdon 37 Central 7 Heard Co 28 East Paulding 7 Carrollton 45 North Cobb Chr. 14 Mt. Zion 56 Loachapoka (AL) 7 Temple 35 Murray Co. 14 Bremen 42 North Murray 50 Haralson Co 0 Woodland, Cartersville 0 Villa Rica
This week West Georgia Technical College says farewell to longtime Vice President of Academic Affairs Pat Hannon, a man who’s seen more than his fair share of changes in 30 years.