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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.
At an open meeting held at Carrollton City Hall on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., April Saunders of cre8minds LLC and Maggie Worth of WheatGerm LLC reported summary results of the City of Carrollton’s community branding project’s research phase.
Tuesday evening's storm caused a tree to crash on a Carroll County home, displacing the family inside, Carroll County Fire Chief Deputy Bud Benefield told WLBB Radio Wednesday morning.
Carroll County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson confirms that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 34-year old jail inmate that occurred over the weekend.
On March 10, 2017 Carroll County Animal Control Officers made the Villa Rica Police Department aware of the seizure of (3) dogs from a Maple Street residence.
We’re in the home stretch of the 2017 legislative session with only five more legislative days left to vet and pass legislation.
The Senate had a very busy and productive week ten of the legislative session.
A senate resolution proposing an amendment to the Georgia constitution, that would allow for election of school superintendents by voters and the election of members of local boards of education by grand juries, will most likely not be voted on by the state House during the current session.
A Villa Rica Man is shot and killed by police in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say shots were fired at the suspect after he "got hostile."
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed search warrants in the city of Carrollton in Carroll County and the cities of Tallapoosa and Buchanan in Haralson County. 
A Carrollton Elementary School assistant principal will continue to foster the positive momentum under way at that school by serving as CES’s new instructional leader.
Mr. Mitch Springer was named Principal of Villa Rica Elementary School at the March 13, 2017, Carroll County Board of Education work session.
Two local RadioShack stores will remain open after the electronics retailer filed for its second bankruptcy in two years and announced it will close 187 more stores this month, about 9% of its 1,943 locations.
One local city could soon consider lessening the penalty for those getting caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Permits were issued this week from Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSR), and the City contractor (GRC Stonewater) will begin making the necessary repairs to the Croft Street wooden bridge starting next Monday, March 13, 2017.
The 73-year old man killed in a three vehicle accident on I-20 eastbound this morning has been identified.
Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Carrollton Police Department are investigating five robberies occurring at local convenience stores,  over a two week period.
Senator Matt Brass (R - Newnan) passed Senate Bill 153, his first bill, on the Senate floor on Friday, March 3.
The Georgia Department of Education released its 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools. Seven Carroll County Schools earned recognition...
Winter rains and improving drought conditions have prompted the State of Georgia to ease water use limits on 31 counties in northern Georgia including Carroll County.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the March membership breakfast held at Greenway Health.
The Carrollton Junior High School VEX Robotics team earned a second place finish at state for a stellar performance at the Georgia Middle School State Championship this past Saturday...
Carroll County High Schools were among those recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for high achievement in their Advanced Placement programs.
Carrollton Middle School sixth grader Kyu Alegre, who won the Carrollton City Schools system spelling bee earlier this month, placed fourth in the District 4 competition Saturday, the highest placing of a Carrollton City Schools speller in more than a decade.
Carrollton High School’s STEM initiative and the school’s focus on increasing Advanced Placement course offerings and student participation have earned CHS state recognition as an AP STEM School in two categories, the seventh consecutive year the high school has received these honors.
A Georgia DOT Maintenance crew begins today its work on repairing the cable rail along Interstate 20 in Carroll County.
Mike Mihalek, eager to enjoy his retirement, golfed as much as he could. To his surprise, that got old fast.
Grow Haralson campaign seeks to secure 1,500 new jobs and $50M in new payroll during next five years  
Of Carrollton High School’s Class of 2016 AP test takers, more than half scored well enough on Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit, scoring at least a 3 or higher on 151 individual exams out of a total of 288 administered.
The boil water advisory for Carrollton City Water users will likely remain in effect until Friday morning.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office wants to know who set up what they believe to be a barbed wire booby trap.
 A water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels.
Senate Majority Caucus and Economic Development Chairman, Senator Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle passed Senate Bill 2, “The FAST Act – Fairness, Accountability, Simplification, and Transparency – Empowering Our Small Businesses to Succeed” with a vote of 52 - 0
A referendum that would decide whether or not Senior Citizens living in Villa Rica would receive an $8,000 homestead exemption will not be put before voters  until November of this year.
One of the City of Carrollton water mains under the bypass at Old Newnan Road is leaking and will be closed temporarily for repairs.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office Deputy has been placed on temporary leave following a struggle with a burglary suspect that resulted in the suspect being shot.
Carroll County Elections officials say the city of Villa Rica has until Monday to request the call that would ensure a referendum regarding a senior citizen tax break makes it on ballots for the March 21st election.
For the first time in its history, the Carroll County Animal Shelter is considered a ‘no-kill’animal-shelter, according to the national standard.
True to the Carrollton City Schools reputation of initiating innovative practices to further create exceptional learning experiences for all students, a new academies program will be launched for the 2017-2018 school year at Carrollton Elementary School.
West Georgia Technical College’s spring semester enrollment is up by 6 percent from last year to 6,588 students, the college announced today.
State legislators continue to look at ways to drum up funding to bring pay raises for public safety officials on the local level.
Students in the Haralson County School System will continue with a 4-day school week in the 2017-2018 school year.
Local police have received another report of a man “exposing himself” to a woman inside a local business.
The Senate convened for four days last week moving through legislative day 12.
Carrollton Police are reviewing surveillance video from local businesses and questioning witnesses in hopes of locating a man accused of getting women's attention, and then exposing himself to them in public.
The General Assembly has now completed our 12th legislative day in the 2017 session and we are well on our way to Crossover Day, the final day for Senate Bills to be passed by the Senate.
After April 29, 2013 Mr. Joseph Amos Young worked as a “In-School Suspension Clerk” for the Carroll County Schools and was placed in Bowdon High School to supervise the In-School Suspension program.  While employed at the High School, the Defendant met and began communicating outside of class with a teenaged female student.
In 2005, the City of Carrollton took over responsibility for the Croft Street Wooden Bridge in exchange for ownership of the Bradley Street Depot.
West Georgia Technical College campus police are looking for leads after a thief removed the catalytic converter from a student’s car on the Thomas B. Murphy Campus in Waco.
The earth is starting to move at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a two vehicle accident in Villa Rica Friday evening that resulted in the death of a 24-year old woman.
Carrollton Police are reviewing video and working with other jurisdictions in hopes of finding leads relating to an alleged armed robbery just after midnight Thursday morning.
Georgia should discuss allowing local governments to use a portion of the revenue generated through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for increasing the pay for public safety officials on the local level...
The West Georgia Technical College School of Nursing has acquired a new piece of equipment that aims to help students have empathy for elderly patients.
Over the weekend, severe weather claimed the lives of at least 15 people and left widespread destruction across many residences and businesses in South Georgia.
Two familiar names qualified for the Haralson County Commission District-Three special election on Monday.
Highlighting the 62nd Annual Dinner of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was the awarding of Citizen of the Year to Cynthia Langley, Horizon Award to John Jackson, Entrepreneur of the Year to Bob and Tish Stone and family, and the Thomas S. Upchurch Workforce Education Award to Dr. Faye McIntyre.
We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees”, for the past 75 years.
Hall Leaves program after 31 wins in three seasons at UWG
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Colorado Premium, a manufacturer of premium protein products, will create 190 jobs and invest $15 million in a Carroll County food processing plant by the end of 2018.
Georgia’s District 30 state senator Mike Dugan this week told WLBB Radio that he could support a senate resolution proposed by Josh McKoon of Columbus, which would change the rule on allowing unrecorded hand votes in the senate.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation says a Carrollton man was killed after firing at law enforcement early Tuesday morning.
Sen. Mike Dugan and Lt. Governor Cagle Announce “The FAST Act” to Remove Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman whose body was found inside her car outside her home in Temple Tuesday. They have also arrested a suspect in her alleged murder.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Tuesday that they have opened up what appears to be the first murder investigation of 2017.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed search warrants in the city of Carrollton in Carroll County and the cities of Tallapoosa and Buchanan in Haralson County...
With construction of the first phase of the replacement Carrollton High School well under way and expected to be completed this spring, attention moves to the interior spaces and Carrollton City Schools needs your help.
Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family of Haralson County Commissioner Donnie Ridley who passed away Sunday.
Local public safety officials say they arenot disappointed that our region did not get the heavy snows forecasted over the weekend, despite their preparation efforts.
Father had left one-year old with telephone "for use"
A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines during World War II died Tuesday just a few years after Congress honored him and fellow Montford Point Marines for their pioneering role in a segregated military.
Attempted Robbery at Junior Foods
On January 4, 2016, Mayor Walt Hollingsworth and Councilman Met Lane were sworn into office where they joined previously seated Councilmen Gerald Byrd and Jim Watters.
A longtime Carroll County resident and retired business owner, along with some friends, family and business partners are showing their appreciation for local law offiers by picking up the meal tab this week for close to 500 local public safety officials.
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, radiation therapy is an effective way to help destroy the cancer and improve survival.
Acquisition strengthens & expands Southwire’s Tools and Equipment product offering
Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden confirms that the body of an adult male was discovered in an apartment home early Monday morning after fire fighters extinguished a fire.
Fire officials are investigating the blaze that resulted in the death of a 68-year old Carrollton man early Monday morning.
Georgia’s 30th district state senator Mike Dugan recently told WLBB Radio that he expects mental health reform will be a major issue during the upcoming legislative session.
A man and woman wanted on numerous charges including the theft of a Cartersville patrol vehicle earlier this month, led multiple local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Marshals on a high speed chase through west Georgia late Friday afternoon.
The Georgia State Patrol says three Carrollton residents were killed in that car crash which occurred near the Carroll County- Douglas County line Thursday evening.
Carrollton Police say a civilian with a gun pursued an alleged armed robber early Wednesday morning.   Both men are reportedly uninjured and one of them is now behind bars in the Carroll County Jail.
Once again Carrollton High School performed above the state average in the latest CCRPI ratings, released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education.
The man who fled the Carroll County Prison Work Camp more than 48 years ago and lived quietly for decades in Connecticut until he was found by federal officials in May of this year, has died.
Villa Rica Police on Wednesday identified the man whose body was discovered outside a local apartment building where he resided.
The Carrollton Board of Education, for the second year, has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as an Exemplary Board. The presentation was made at the annual GSBA/Georgia School Superintendents Association annual conference held last week.
Villa Rica Police are investigating the death of a 41-year old male found outside a local apartment complex.
Over the weekend, UWG hosted more than 20 debate teams representing six schools: UGA, Georgia State, Samford, Florida State University, University of Florida and UWG.
An Alabama man is behind bars in Carroll County, charged with murder.
West Georgia Technical College was named a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Technical College of the Year award December 1 by the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.
Authorities are investigating a shooting and alleged robbery that may have happened on Baxter Road in Haralson County over the weekend.
Weather officials confirm that a tornado did touchdown in Carroll County during severe weather last Wednesday. It was one of six they confirmed in north Georgia alone.
A federal grand jury today indicted the former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., for a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Investigator Hollis Lindley Jr.
So, what would you say to riding in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Villa Rica during the holiday season?
Are you a lover of sports? How about a fan of local teams, like the Trojans, the Lions or the Wolves? If so, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from local sports legends as part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.”
Carroll County road crews are making plans to widen Oak Mountain Road by two feet on each side.
Georgia’s Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland officially turns over a collection of campaign materials, committee files, photographs and other memorabilia showcasing his 24 years of public service to the University Of West Georgia today.
The State of Georgia has declared a Level 2 Drought Response for 52 counties in central and north Georgia including Carroll County.
While pointing to a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola, University of West Georgia (UWG) nursing student Linda Burnett told a group of Carrollton Elementary School students how much sugar is in the popular soft drink.
An emergency worker for a local ambulance service accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in his care pleads guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and receives a sentence of 12-months of probation.
A Carrollton woman is behind bars after police say she assaulted her 2-year old child in public and attempted to run over with her car people who had come to the child’s rescue.
This includes $2.82 million for bridge rehabilitation at nine bridge locations along I-20 in Carroll County.
Family members of a Cleburne County man reported missing close to 16-months ago say they accept he may no longer be alive, they just want closure and they want for their loved one to rest in peace.
The District Attorney announces the conviction of Luckie Odis Miller following a guilty verdict in Carroll County Superior Court on October 3, 2016.
Some homeowners in northwest Haralson County woke up this morning to fire ash on their cars and yards.
Carrollton city officials may soon be promoting little pantries in strategic locations throughout the city that would allow those ‘in need’ to access donated non-perishable food items and items such as diapers, free of charge.
Carroll County’s sheriff will become the longest serving sheriff in the history of the county; it’s a new era in the ‘city of gold’ as voters elect their first new mayor in 12 years; and, as goes west Georgia, so goes the nation in the presidential race.
The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Will Recognize Three Veterans From Haralson County During An Induction Ceremony This Weekend...
Chairman Marty Smith and the Carroll County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the opening of the Moore’s Bridge Park on November 4, 2016.
The fresh concrete being poured at various points around Carrollton is part of the foundation of a healthier future for the region.
During the Carroll Chamber Women’s Business Alliance luncheon, the WBA named Dr. Melanie McClellan as the 2016 Woman of the Year.
A Bowdon woman remains in hospital after investigators say her boyfriend shot her in the head.
The City of Villa Rica is asking all water users to conserve water during this time of drought and is issuing a voluntary outdoor watering ban.
A total of 34 nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties received $300,009 Wednesday from the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Community Impact Fund. 
A former Georgia State Patrol Trooper has been indicted on misdemeanor charges of speeding and reckless driving for his role in a September 2015 crash that killed two teenage girls.
Hunters in Haralson County discovered human remains on Sunday...
Carrollton Police believe two female University of West Georgia students and a male from Fulton County played roles in the shooting death of 23-year old Tyler Ford at his Lovvorn Road apartment last Wednesday.
Carrollton Police are now exploring the possibility that the shooting death of a University Of A West Georgia student inside his apartment home Wednesday could be gang-related.
Villa Rica City Council will consider renaming a portion of North Avenue after a former Villa Rica High School sports star.
Roopville city officials are asking Carroll County Commissioners to pull out $60,000 from the county’s 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collection, to pay for construction of a new 40 foot by 60 foot public use-pavilion.
Carrollton Police are looking for the person who shot a University Of West Georgia business-student to death, near the doorway of the victim’s residence at the River Point Apartments on Lovvorn Road.
Carrollton Police and UWG Police have responded to a reported shooting at the River Pointe Apartment complex on Lovvorn Road...
Witnesses say "It sounded like bombs were going off..."
A construction worker was killed in Waco this morning, while in a trench, the earth around caved in.
Haralson County Water Authority Executive Director Charlie Walker on Thursday praising customers’ efforts in conserving water this week, although the level is not as low as the Authority would hope.
Carroll County Schools are seeing an increase of 653 students since 2012, according to the seven day head count conducted last week. This year's number is down seven students from last year at this time. There are 14,839 students attending classes in
Community Events
UWG economist Kim Holder will present Build a Better Future with Your Money on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Ingram Library.
Tallatoona will begin accepting appointments for the heating assistance program for Senior Households 65 & older and homebound households on Wednesday, November 1st. An appointment can be scheduled via the website or by calling the appointment line. H
The Disabled American Veterans Association meets the fourth Tuesday each month at the Hightower Family Center in Bremen. For more information contact John Causey at 678-378-6249 or Phillip Payton at 678-438-3592.
The Village At Across invites all small business owners to join them on Friday, November 17th, 12 noon for the kickoff of their FREE seminar series, "Thriving as a Small Business."  The event begins with a complimentary networking lunch, fo
There will be a Christmas Bazaar at the Fruithurst Senior Center on Saturday, November 11th from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Join them for Christmas in the Country. Shop local vendors who have their own home businesses. Variety of items, from Mary Kay, Pampered Chef
The 13th Annual Veterans Freedom Ride will be held on Saturday, November 11th, Tallapoosa. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on North Georgia Highway 100 and kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Ride will be $30.00 per bike and $10.00 pas
Electronic Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, November 11th, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the West Georgia Technical College Parking Lot. Items accepted will be desktops, laptops, servers, mainframes, network hubs, network switches,cell phones, VCR,&nbs
The Archaeobus will be at Ephesus Public Library on Monday, November 6th, at 3:30 p.m. This is a child-friendly event, so take your children, take a guided tour, and see Georgia's ancient artifacts!
You can support Toys for Tots by dropping off a new unwrapped toy in the collection box at the Main Street Office at 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica.
First Baptist Church, Tallapoosa will be having their Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30 p.m. with hot dogs & chili, snow cones, candy, popcorn, games, door prizes with grand prize Mill Town tickets, cake walks, treats and fun.  Ever
The Buchanan Masonic Lodge #78 will host its Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, October 21st from 5 - 11 a.m. All you can eat for $5.00. Buchanan Lodge is located at 43 Tallapoosa Street, Buchanan. Everyone welcome to attend.
Be a hero, join Boy Scout Troop 259 in Bremen. Contact Eric McDonald at 678-232-1294 for information.
The Carrollton City School System is looking for sponsors for this year’s Christmas program to help needy families.
Annual Golden City Cruisers Car Show will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The MILL amphitheater, 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica. Everyone invited to attend.
Registration for Breakfast with Santa begins on Monday, October 2nd at Gold Dust Park until 200 slots are filled. Cost will be $20.00 per adult and child, $10.00 each additional person. Fee includes breakfast, gift and activities. Space is limited pre-reg
The Shop with a Cop Program lets local, needy children go shopping for Christmas presents with a local police officer on a budgeted amount of money. Please help them help less fortunate children in our city by opening your heart and donating to the Shop w
Bremen Towne Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Bremen. There will be arts & crafts, numerous activities and rides for children, a variety of food exhibitors, blue ribbon pie contest at 10 a.m., parade 11 a.m
Bowdon High School Baseball Teams Annual Turkey Shoot will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 680 Frost Road in Bowdon. The shots will be using only 12 gauge or 20 gauge and they supply their own gun. All ammunition is provided and
Ladies Self-Defense Awareness Class will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Villa Rica Police Department. The class will be in two sessions, basic personal defense practices will be discussed in the morning session, the firearm s
Villa Rica Zombie 5K & Half Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 28th, registration at 7 a.m. and race begins at 8:30 a.m., downtown Villa Rica at the MILL Amphitheater, 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica.
Contest dates will be October 1st - 31st. Participate in this great opportunity to promote your business and community. Use your imagination to select a theme for your scarecrow. Whether you choose a traditonal, contemporary or humorous approach, it's
Villa Rica Public Library Tastes of the Holidays will be held on Friday, November 17th, 6 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. Join them for entertainment, food, prizes, and fellowship. For more information call Laura Fre
Computer Classes will be held at Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. For more information call 770-459-7012.
2017 Registration for Villa Rica Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services youth basketball league will begin Monday, October 2nd through Friday, October 27th for ages 5-14. Age control date is December 31st. Registration will be held at Gold Dust Park, 646
The Haralson County Health Department, 133 Buchanan Bypass, Buchanan is offering flu vaccines. Please call the health department at 770-646-5541 to schedule an appointment. Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if p
Hat Robert's Chili Cookoff will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Head Avenue in Tallapoosa. Everyone welcome to attend.
With schools starting back this week now more than ever please put the phone down and watch the road. You can't even text and walk. Why do you text and drive? 100,0000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting. Take the pledge to never text and d
The Local Carrollton Marine Toys for Tots Foundation needs a location to organize their annual toy drive. They are looking for a generous landlord to donate the space for November and December and will need a minimum space of 4,000 sq/ft or larger, a load
Georgia's Move Over Law says motorists traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder must move-over one lane when emergency and utility vehicles are stopped on the side of the highway and operating in an official capacity. Vehicles included in the la
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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
Buchanan - Haralson Public Library and book sales continues to receive all categories of book donations for resale. Hours Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Buchanan Food Bank will be open the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information call 770-301-5827.
Tallapoosa Friends of the Library hosts a book sale on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sale is located at the Tallapoosa Cultural Arts Center in the old Tallapoosa High School on Robertson Avenue. Paper back books are 25 an
Concerned Veterans For America meets the third Tuesday of each month 6 p.m., at Helton-Howland Park, Highway 78, Tallapoosa. 
Church News
CrossPointe Christian Church, 905 Temple Road, Bremen will be having a Bluegrass Gospel Night on Sunday, October 29th at 6 p.m., with a hotdog/chili supper with all the fixins served free of charge, and singing to follow. The Sweetgum Holler Band will be
New Beginnings Baptist Church, 7325 Buchanan Highway, (Highway 120) Buchanan will be having a churchwide yard sale on Saturday, October 28th, 9 a.m. weather permitting. They will have antiques, primitives, barn finds, clothes, appliances, gifts, car and m
First Baptist Church, Tallapoosa will be having their Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30 p.m. with hot dogs & chili, snow cones, candy, popcorn, games, door prizes with grand prize Mill Town tickets, cake walks, treats and fun.  Ever
Fruithurst Baptist Church, 125 School Street, Fruithurst will be having their Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st from 4-6 p.m. in their parking lot. Everyone welcome. For more information call 256-201-9477 or 404-561-8630.
Fruithurst Baptist Church, 125 School Street, Fruithurst will be having their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28th, 12- 4 p.m. They will have a chili cookoff, best costumes for kids and adults, fun, games, & cake walk. Everyone welcome. For more in
Salem Baptist Church, 344 Salem Church Road, Tallapoosa will be having a Hallelujah Festival on Saturday, October 21st at 5 p.m. with games, prizes, & trunk or treat at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend.
Beulah Baptist Church, 439 Beulah Church Road, Carrollton will be having their First Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th from 4-7 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend.
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be having a Fall County Festival on Saturday, October 28th, 3 p.m. Georgia time. They will have food, games, hay rides, bounce house, scavenger hunt, and fun for all ages. Everyone invited. Fo
Tallapoosa East Baptist Church, Tallapoosa East Church Road, Buchanan will be having a Fellowship fundraiser for Julie Buchanan on Saturday, October 21st at 4 p.m. They will have BBQ, hamburgers, and hotdogs. Everyone welcome to attend.
Mount Holly Church, 4687 Highway 27 north of Carrollton are launching a new military and veteran's life group to provide for fellowship, learning, Christian growth and development for service members, veterans, retirees and their families. The group w
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University of West Georgia Director of Athletics Daryl Dickey has announced the impending resignation of Eddie Duffey.
Carrollton High School Boys basketball Head Coach Tim Criswell was in a bicycle accident Saturday August 5th. Please keep Coach Criswell & his entire family in your prayers. 
West Georgia Technical College has named Beau Welborn as the head coach of the Golden Knights baseball team, removing him from interim status.  
West Georgia Technical College has hired Todd Davis to become the school’s new athletic director.
Carter Shell was recently named Athlete of the Year for Horizontal Jumps by the Georgia Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (GAFTA XCCA).
A Carrollton High School administrator with a deep understanding of high school sports has been promoted to athletic director of Carrollton High School.
Carrollton, GA – The Golden Knights ran into the GCAA’s top team last week and found the going tough. West Georgia Tech dropped the first three games of the series by scores of 9-0, 9-2 and 9-2.
Carrollton, Ga. – The 2017 campaign came to an end for the Golden Knights softball team here Friday with a doubleheader loss against Georgia Highlands.
Carrollton, GA – Single runs in the first two innings proved to be enough for Jake McLinskey, who scattered four hits and a run over 6.1 innings to lead the Golden Knights to a 2-1 lead over South Georgia in Friday’s double-header.
It took 10 games, but the Golden Knights softball team broke into the win column March 10 on the road at East Georgia.
Basketball in March always seems to include that “Cinderella Story,” and the West Georgia Technical College Women’s Basketball team hopes that midnight does not strike for a couple of days.
Oxford, GA – The Golden Knights put together perhaps their best effort of the year and stunned fourth-ranked Montgomery College (Maryland) 81-70 here Saturday to claim the District G Championship.
Winners of the GCAA regular season and tournament championships, West Georgia Technical College’s Men’s Basketball team now turns its focus to a loftier goal – a berth in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.
Oxford, GA – The Golden Knights held on to defeat Southern Crescent 84-78 to claim the 2017 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship here Sunday afternoon.
On February 25, 2017 the Mt. Zion High School Weightlifting Team competed in the 2017 GACA State Weightlifting Championship at Jefferson County High School.
Late Rally Lifts WGTC over LaGrange...
Even though the calendar says February, spring has sprung at West Georgia Technical College (WGTC).   The Golden Knights baseball squad has opened 4-4 on the season.
Griffin, GA – It took a little longer, but the West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) Men defeated Southern Crescent in an overtime thriller 78-75 here Friday evening to claim the regular season Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Divisi
In Sean Calhoun's first year as Head Coach of the Carrollton football program, he took his Trojans to the State quarter-finals and achieved an 11-2 record along the way. His offense averaged 38 ppg while his defense gave up only 17 ppg. 
Mt. Zion High School has named Brad Gordon as the school's new head football coach.
A pair of Carrollton Trojans are likely to be on the rosters for Super Bowl Fifty-One when it is played in Houston, Texas two weeks from yesterday.
There are now only four teams remaining in each of the classifications in Georgia high school football. Unfortunately for residents of the West Georgia area, all the local teams have now been eliminated with Carrollton’s 34-27 loss to Buford 
We are now in the second week of the high school football playoffs and there are 3 teams still alive in the Carrollton area. 
Another high school football regular season has passed right before our very eyes. It seems like just yesterday I was at University Stadium covering Carrollton vs Newnan in the West Georgia Kickoff Classic. 
The Carrollton Trojans improved to 7-1 on the year with a 34-14 region win over the visiting Kell Longhorns on Friday night. This win will likely put Carrollton ahead of Kell when it comes time for the playoffs.