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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.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2016 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the February membership breakfast held at The Burson Center.
The announcement this month that District 72 State Representative Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City will not seek re-election in 2016 could result in one local representative becoming one of the more powerful Republicans in Georgia politics.
The Haralson County Commission has pledged $100,000 this year to fund economic development in the county.
Coweta Circuit District Attorney Peter Skandalakis has announced that he will be seeking his seventh term as district attorney.
Carrollton Police say a man visiting a friend at a local apartment Wednesday, accidentally shot himself in the abdomen.
In October 2013, Van Chatman was reported missing by his mother, Doris Deese.
Villa Rica Police Corporal Meredith Ivey has been named “Officer of the Year” by the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society for her heroic efforts in rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning car in September.
Three west Georgia men accused in a deer beating incident in Arkansas last month, pleaded innocent last week...
On 11/19/15 Officer Micahiah Swain with the Villa Rica Police Department was involved in an incident at Wal-Mart during which a struggle occurred with the suspect.
On September 26, 2015 a patrol car driven by Trooper Anthony J. Scott collided with the vehicle occupied by teenagers Isabella Chinchilla, Kylie Lindsey, Dillon Wall, and Benjamin Finken.
Tuesday, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) announced there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Carrollton man accused of robbing a Bremen bank Saturday morning has been released from the Haralson County Jail and the charges against him have been dropped.
Villa Rica Mayor J. Collins says he is getting a lot of negative feedback from constituents and business owners regarding the city’s plans to implement reverse angle parking in downtown.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help auto supplier Yachiyo Manufacturing of America recruit more than 60 workers for its facility in Carrollton.
Bremen Police Lt. Blaine Cochran confirms that Carroll County Deputies have arrested the man investigators believe robbed the BB&T Bank of Bremen early this morning.
3:50pm - Bremen Police have identified 38-year old Tommy Thompson of Carrollton as the man they believe robbed a BB&T Bank early this morning. Investigators are currently interviewing someone they say may have also somehow been involved in this mornin
Bremen Police are currently searching the area near Alabama Avenue for a man they believe robbed the BB & T Bank this morning.
Bremen Police are currently searching the area near Alabama Avenue for a man they believe robbed the BB & T Bank this morning.
A 29-year old Bremen man was killed early Friday morning as the car he was riding flipped and landed on its roof.
By 8:00 Friday morning, a Go-Fund Me page has raised more than 12-hundred dollars to help a Bowdon family pay to repair damage to their home.
A multi-year collaborative process between Carrollton City Schools and the Carrollton Police Department has resulted in another improvement to school safety on the campus of Carrollton City Schools.
Carrollton Police have arrested a man they believe is involved with distributing counterfeit 20-dollar bills, similar to the ones WLBB Radio told you about last month.
Bowdon Police want to find out who painted racist graffiti over a home on Sally Ann Circle overnight Wednesday.
Villa Rica’s new city flag, along with the American and Georgia flags, were stolen from Bicentennial Park sometime over the weekend.
At least one local attorney believes that the Carroll County Board Of Commissioners does have the power to provide funds to local charitable organizations…
Tallapoosa city officials are looking at ways to recoup the close to $140,000 in delinquent property taxes that go back as far as 1992.
Haralson County Sheriff’s Eddie Mixon is requesting the assistance of the public in the search for 30 year old Steven Michael Godwin of Muscadine, Alabama.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Mark Albertus as its new superintendent during the Board’s February scheduled meeting.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of property known as 290 Tom Reeve Drive in Carrollton during Tuesday night’s Board Meeting.  The property previously housed Winnelson Plumbing Supply.  The final purchase price is $358,000.00.
2016 Carroll County Republican Party Scholarship Award Program
A Haralson County jury finds a Buchanan man guilty of murder on Friday.
Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary and Carrollton City Council Ward Two special election is now underway at the county administrative building on 423 College St. in Carrollton.
In the coming weeks, a coordinated effort will occur to further educate the public on the initiative.
Carrollton Appears on Washington Post Rankings for Sixth Consecutive Year
Charges were filed against three Georgia men on Thursday after the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission investigated a video that showed a deer being beaten with a textbook.
A jury in Haralson County this week could decide the fate of a Buchanan man accused of murder.
Residents of a community just west of Carrollton city limits say they are looking forward to the placement of some much needed stop signs on one of their well-traveled roads next week.
A 35-year old Bowdon woman has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who she claims engaged in "outrageous behavior" while he was in her home.
Conservative pastors from the Georgia Baptist Convention and Georgia Baptist Mission are pointing to last year’s threatened lawsuit over a mass baptism outside Villa Rica High School as an example why state lawmakers should pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
...Flash flood watch remains in effect from 1 pm est this afternoon through late tonight
Two new members were sworn into service on the West Georgia Technical College Board of Directors at its January meeting by Carroll County Magistrate Judge William Brewer.
Carrollton city officials are currently looking into whether or not it is legal for the city to contribute tax-payer money to local non-profits.
Highlighting the 61st Annual Dinner of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was the awarding of Citizen of the Year to Catherine Gordon, Horizon Award to Wayne Johnson, Entrepreneur of the Year to Tom Wysoczynski, and the Thomas S. Upchurch Workforce Education Award to Scott Cowart.
A 20-year old Villa Rica man could face animal-cruelty-related charges in another state after a video of what appears to be him hitting an injured deer in the head with a book goes viral this week.
We now know of three names that will likely be on the ballot for Georgia's 3rd congressional district to replace congressman Lynn Westmoreland this May.
However, still no potential qualifiers for that race coming out of Carroll County.
Carrollton City Schools has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally- recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.
A second person has announced his intent to qualify for Georgia’s District Three Congressional seat race.
Carrollton Police are encouraging consumers to take a second look at that 20-dollar bill they received as change when shopping.
Hundreds of local residents and thousands statewide will be affected by a change in the scoring system administered by the GED Testing Service, which is lowering the passing score from 150 to 145.
Matt Brass of Newnan has announced he will seek the open seat to represent the 28th District in the Georgia State Senate. Georgia’s 28th District encompasses part or all of Coweta, Heard, Carroll and Troup counties.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting today to deliberate on the selection of the next person to lead the system as Superintendent...
On 01/21/16 at approximately 4:30 AM Villa Rica Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Race Trac on Hwy 61.
District 18 State Representative Kevin Cooke says he wants to see Georgia tax-payers get a rebate based on the money they have already spent towards Georgia’s new gas tax implemented last summer.
The Carroll County District Attorney’s Office next month plans to present to a grand jury, the information they have relating to the fatal collision between a Georgia State Patrol vehicle and a car carrying Paulding County teenagers last September.
79-year old Lamar Allen Putnam has now been missing for five days…
Forecasters say those living north of the I-20 corridor in our listening area could see some wintry precipitation today.
It is unclear whether or not Tallapoosa residents will see their convenience center fees waived anytime soon but Haralson County Commission Chairman Allen Poole says he is at least open to discussing the issue with Tallapoosa city officials.
Bremen city schools’ officials say they are out of appeals— and are now ready to accept the Georgia High School Association ruling that beginning this fall, Bremen High School will compete as a AAA school instead of AA for all GHSA affiliated sports and activities.
Carrollton High School is one of fourteen schools in Georgia participating in the Secretary Of State’s Ambassador Program.
Tallapoosa Mayor Pete Bridges this week said he fears what he calls an “unfair charge” to city residents to use the county landfill will lead them to improperly dump waste in unlawful places.
Local authorities have charged an emergency medical technician for a local ambulance service with sexually assaulting a hospital patient who was in his care.
A new and ‘way-too-early' poll suggests that State Senator Josh McKoon might have the best chance at replacing Congressman Lynn Westmoreland as the District Three Rep when he retires at the end of this year.
On Monday, January 11, 2016 at about 11:34 pm, Villa Rica Police were notified of an armed robbery at the Wilco/Hess Travel Plaza on Liberty Road.
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress, U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland issued a statement:
Today Judge Bill Hamrick sentenced Jonathan Quentin Irving and Chris Antoine Blackwell to life in prison for the April 29, 2013 armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Bankhead Highway and Almon Road in Carrollton.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has released details of two arrests in a burglary of a home on Windy Lake Road in Bremen.
The big priorities for the city of Villa Rica in 2016 will be infrastructure, water, water pipes, roads and sidewalks, according to City Manager David Milliron.
Rescue crews in North Carolina recover the body of a Villa Rica man after he apparently fell from a walkway near a waterfall into a river.
Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) has announced he will no longer seek reelection in 2016.
More Carroll County residents are applying for weapons carry licenses than at any time in recent memory.
A 53-year old Temple woman convicted of defrauding unemployment insurance programs in seven states was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in prison.
Villa Rica Police Officer Clark Cleveland was honored this week by Chief Michael Mansour together with Mayor J. Collins and City Council Members for his lifesaving efforts involving an infant.
Please know the City of Villa Rica has been advised of a scheduled traffic control signal outage at the Intersection of Interstate 20 and SR 61/Industrial Boulevard (Exit 24) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday,
Carrollton assistant city manager Tim Grizzard will be the city’s next city manager effective February 1st.
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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Southwire Company, LLC recruit a number of general plant labor positions for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Carrollton and Villa Rica.
Villa Rica has a new city flag. The new fixture within the city was unveiled during the New Year’s Eve annual Nugget Drop event and soon after was flying over Villa Rica’s City Hall, city departments, and municipal parks and cemeteries.
With the holidays just behind us, Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says burglars often work overtime in January – targeting your new holiday gifts.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Lynn says the second round of rains this week— expected for Wednesday— will not bring as much precipitation as the Christmas Eve storm did.
A single vehicle crash early Sunday morning results in the death of a Carrollton man.
A lot of rain in a short period of time this morning. Carrollton’s Asst. City Manager Tim Grizzard says six inches fell in Carrollton over a 24-hour period, based on precipitation collected at city water plants.
City Manager Casey Coleman has announced his retirement effective February 1, 2016 after 25 years of service with the City of Carrollton
On 12-01-15 the Villa Rica Police Department was notified of downloads of known child pornography being conducted at an address in Villa Rica.
Rain and wet weather continue to be a concern for our region.
Tallapoosa Mayor Pete Bridges Tuesday released a long list of city projects he would like to see completed in 2016.
All three of Tanner’s inpatient acute and critical access hospitals have been named among the nation’s “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America.
Carrollton City Council today rolled out their 2016 agenda consisting of five ordinances and five resolutions that make up what will be the council’s focus for the first three months of 2016.
Four Haralson County High School Army J-ROTC cadets are awarded with the U-S Army’s highest recognition available to students on Thursday.
West Georgia Technical College officials announced this week that sixty-six area families are benefiting from the West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Project Care initiative.
Twenty-five Bremen residents are displaced from their motel apartment homes after a fire this morning destroys about 75-percent of the Golden Eagle Complex on Atlantic Avenue.
Georgia DOT Communications Officer, Mohamed M. Arafa this week confirmed that at least four new local projects are listed in the Georgia DOT Construction Work Program.
Carrollton city is exercising eminent domain to secure an easement for an ongoing major project.
Another report of a gun-shot being fired in Carrollton— over the weekend.
Bremen residents are asking, “What is that awful smell?”
Ed Dudley Retires After 30 Seasons in Coaching
Villa Rica mayor J. Collins vetoed a proposed 5-percent increase to city-customer water rates Tuesday.
Villa Rica city officials are hoping to learn more about a neglected historic baptismal located on Spring Street, between South Carroll road and Thomas Dorsey Drive.
"Last Comic Standing" winner Rod Man returned home on Sunday to make Christmas really special for a dozen children from four families in need.
Carrollton Police say a woman was treated and released from Tanner Medical Center early this morning after a fired bullet struck the ground and a fragment entered her leg.
Carroll County Schools Supt. Scott Cowart was named "Georgia's 2016 School Supt. Of Year" by the Georgia School Superintendents Association...
The Coweta judicial District Attorney's Office released the following statement Friday following the murder conviction of Kevin Jackson, Jr...
Carrollton Police have released the names of the two Carrollton men who were shot at a local apartment late Thursday and investigators say charges are pending… against them.
Carrollton Police say two Carrollton men believed to be in their 20’s are in an Atlanta hospital after being shot last night at a local apartment building.
Saturday marks the 58th anniversary of the most catastrophic event in Carroll County history.
Carrollton City Schools announced Thursday that CCS superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards has been offered and intends to accept the job of superintendent of the Kearney Public School District in Kearney, Nebraska. Transition plans will be finalized in the coming weeks.
Right now, Carrollton Police are at the scene of a shooting at an apartment building in Carrollton, just north of the University Of West Georgia campus.
As of 9:00pm, Carrollton Police are investigating a reported shooting at a Carrollton apartment building.
Carrollton voters have decided on Walt Hollingsworth to be the city’s mayor beginning in 2016.
Carrollton-based attorney Jason Swindle has agreed to represent the former Bowdon High School softball coach charged with sexual assault last week.
Villa Rica residents frustrated with water quality issues last month will not be compensated by the city.
Villa Rica city officials are talking a lot about water this week.
A former Bowdon Middle School resource teacher/ high school softball coach charged with sexual assault is free on a $50,000 special conditions bond.
Tallapoosa Police have two suspects in custody and two more are on the run following a break-in at a local pawnshop this morning.
Rate in Carroll drops .20 in October to 6.1-percent. More than a point lower than this time last year.
On 11-19-15 Officer Micahiah Swain with the Villa Rica Police Department responded to Wal-Mart due a stolen cell phone being traced to that location.
A Carroll County jail work detail inmate took his outdoor privileges just a little too far Thursday afternoon when he chose to flee from custody as he and his fellow crewmembers were returning to the jail at the end of the day.
VRPD is looking for a black Mercedes SUV that left the Villa Rica Wal-Mart parking lot before 10:00pm Thursday evening.
Day one of qualifying for two special elections in Carroll County produced four candidates.
Carroll EMC is alerting their customers to be aware of a phone scam that has targeted numerous residents this week.
Carrollton Schools Superintendent Kent Edwards, is a finalist for the same position in a school district in his native state of Nebraska.
Villa Rica City Manager David Milliron presented the city of gold’s 2016 proposed annual operating & capital budget to city council and the public for the first time Monday.
The release of statewide results for the new Milestones testing system shows that all Carrollton City Schools outperformed the rest of the state in critical categories with Carrollton Middle School performing above the state average in all subject areas.
The tragedy in Paris is a reminder that ISIS is still a grave threat to our American values and way of life.
A local mayor said Thursday, that residents who get water service from his city, should not have to pay their water bill this month.
BlazeSports America honored those in Georgia who have made a significant impact through adaptive sport and recreation at its Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards held earlier this month at the Art and Angela Williams Theater at the Primerica Global Headquarters in Duluth.
Are any rules or laws being broken when a city manager publicly endorses a candidate, running for mayor in the city he or she manages?
Thirty-four nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties received $358,600 Wednesday from the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Community Impact Fund.
Mayor Bridges called the meeting to order on Monday evening, November 9, 2015.
Bremen High School continues to have one of the highest graduation rates in the state of Georgia; while every high school in Carroll and Haralson counties saw an increase in their graduation rate in 2015 over the previous year.
US Army Colonel Robert Lee Washington Powell of Carrollton was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame on November 7, 2015, in Columbus, Georgia.  Colonel Powell was inducted under the Valor category.
Three teenagers are facing felony charges in Haralson County. They are alleged to have played rolls in the armed robbery of a local convenience store last week.  
The following is a press release approved by Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney, Peter Skandalakis... regarding fatal shooting of Kenneth Dothard in May of 2015.
Jason Roger Times (34) of Jonesboro has been arrested for burglary and racketeering charges. He is currently in the Carroll County Jail with multiple felony charges.
The Women’s Business Alliance on Wednesday named educator Paula Gillispie as the 2015 Woman of the Year.
Three incumbent mayors will be back in office in 2016. One local mayor’s race will continue into December; and, the education special purpose option sales tax will continue in both Carroll and Haralson counties.
Carroll County Elections’ officials are hoping for a good turnout of voters today. Less than 4-percent of the county’s 48,000 active voters cast early ballots during the three-week early voting period.
Kids love superheroes way more than they love vegetables.
Tanner Health System is partnering with the physicians at West Georgia Urology this November to offer free prostate cancer screenings to area men.
The first Monday in October marks the beginning of a new session for the Supreme Court of the United States where they have so far agreed to hear 34 cases.
Community Events
Mayor & Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 3 p.m. at Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica.
Villa Rica Business Owners are invited to participate in this holiday season's Main Street Food Drive and Contest held on Tuesday, November 1st thru Tuesday morning, November 22nd. For more information https://www.facebook.com/vrmainstreet/.
Ephesus Public Library will be celebrating International Games Day on Saturday, November 19th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. They will have all sorts of games for you to try out, geared toward young and old and refreshments. Take the family and have some fun.
Ephesus Public Library will host Teen Cupcake Wars on Monday, November 7th at 3:45 p.m. If you are a teen/tween aged 11 and over, please go to the library and decorate a cupcake any way you like. There will be prizes for first, second, and third places. M
Hallelujah Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Bremen Activity Center from 5-8 p.m. This is a free event for the community with games, prizes, inflatables, food and more. Sponsored by: Feed the Sheep Ministries, Bremen Parks & Recreatio
The 12th Annual Veterans Freedom Ride will be held on Saturday, November 5th. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on North Georgia Highway 100. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m., $30.00 per bike, $10.00 passenger. This will be a 80 mile
Villa Rica Parks Recreation and Leisure Services will offer Line Dancing with focus on high beginner and intermediate to advanced line dances. Classes will be held at the Villa Rica Civic Center, 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica. For more information call Debr
Karate can be a great tool to help build character, improve human behavior and cultivate modesty. The Villa Rica Parks Recreation and Leisure Services Department will offer karate classes at Powell Park, 646 Industrial Blvd, Villa Rica. For more informati
The annual Thrill at the MILL will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m at The MILL Amphitheatre, 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica. They will have a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, bounce houses, carnival games, booth contest, scarecr
The 2nd Annual The Hometown Revival Vintage Market will be held on Friday, November 4th, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 5th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. They will have antiques, vintage home decor, crafts, live music. Free market admission.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) of Bowdon High School  and Bowdon Middle School will host a Stomp Out Cancer Walk at Bowdon Middle School track on Wednesday, October 26th at 4 p.m. Cancer survivors will be honored and they will have refresh
The Authority needs to reduce the amount of use by individual customers or stand the chance of running out of water. Everyone can help by doing many small things in the home. The following can make an immediate difference:  don't run the water wh
The cCc Food Bank, Action Ministries and Bank of North Geogia are partnering again this year to support the Feed the Hungry Food Box Program. By donating $5.00, you can feed a family for up to five days.Families have increased to 350  plus a month an
The 49th Annual Turkey Shoot will be held at Poseyville Recreation Field, Poseyville Road, Bremen on Saturday, November 12th & Saturday November 19th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Only guns under 32 inch barrell length, factory, without modifications allowed.
The 17th Annual benefit Ruby Green yard sale for breast cancer will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 7 a.m. - noon at West Georgia Ambulance, corner of Highway 27 & Columbia Drive, Carrollton. They will pick up your items if local or you can dro
Beginning Tuesday, November 1st, Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for senior households 65 years and older and homebound households. Appointments for the general public will be accepted thr
Early voting for the Tuesday, November 8th general election will begin on Monday, October 17th and continue until Friday, November 4th, between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday voting will be held on October 29th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m
Sharp Creek Elementary School will host a Fall Festival and 5K on Saturday, November 5th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be lots of games, food, fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Vendor space is available for $25.00. If you are interested call 770-
Keep Haralson Beautiful Electronic Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. at West Georgia Technical College Parking Lot, 176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco. Items accepted: desktops, laptops, servers, VCR, cell phones, L
Because Your Story Matters Workshops To Help You Write It Down with Ann J. Temkin, ordained minister, author, spiritual director, teacher, preacher and retreat leader will be held on Tuesday's, October 11th, 18th, & 25th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the
Senior Dance Night will be held at the Villa Rica Sports Complex (V-Plex) on the first, third and fifth Friday of each month. The cost will be $6.00 per person. For more information contact Ray Berryhill at 678-431-0449.
Registration will begin on Monday, October 3rd at Gold Dust Park for the 2016 Breakfast with Santa event. Gold Dust Park is located at 646 Industrial Blvd. The event date will be Saturday, December 10th at the Villa Rica Civic Center @ V-Plex and will be
Chief Michael Mansour and the Villa Rica Police Department invites you to attend the Ladies Self-Defense Awareness and Handgun Laws/Safety Class on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Applications are available at the Police Department Receptio
Yoga will be held on Tuesday's, & Thursday's form 6- 7 p.m. at Gold Dust Park, 646 Industrial Blvd., Villa Rica for adults 18 and up. The cost will be $45.00 a month or $15.00 drop in fee (please take your own yoga mat) For more information ca
Registration for youth basketball for City of Villa Rica Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services will begin Monday, October 3rd until Friday, October 28th for ages 5-14. Age control date is December 31st. Fees are as follows:  $45.00 inside city limit
Please be aware that the Villa Rica Police Department have been notified that an individual is calling citizens advising he is Captain Irving with the City of Villa Rica Police Department's Warrant Division. He is telling people that they have missed
Bowdon by Candlelight will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 5:30 - 9 p.m. downtown Bowdon. Everyone welcome to attend.
Haralson County Animal Shelter needs old newspapers. If you can't take them they will pick them up. For more information call 770-646-6622.
Mt. Pleasant Church Outreach, 101 Sinclair Street, Carrollton will be having free computer classes every Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for seniors, kids, and everyone. They also help with criminal record aspungment, get paid to go to school, and light bi
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.
Properly dispose of unused or expired medications at the Villa Rica Police Department. A drug drop-off box is available in the lobby 24/7/365.
The Food Bank, in Tallapoosa will be open on Thursday night from 5-7 p.m. and will be serving a good meal. Qualified Haralson county residents can receive a food box once per month, per person, per house hold. For more information call 678-215-7610.
The Community Christian Council will be serving a FREE hot meal every Monday night from 5-7 p.m. to Haralson County residents. Go by and join them for a good meal and great fellowship located in the old Holcombe's Store on Highway 100 North in Tallapo
Need It Most will host one hour monthly fellowship sessions every first Thursday of the month for mothers suffering from postpartum depression, new moms, and moms with children 0-12 months. It will be held at the Tracy Stallings Community Center, 118 Sout
Church News
The West Georgia Church of Christ, 1310 N. Park Street, Carrollton will be hosting a series of Gospel Sermons delivered by Wayne Jones, minister of the University Church of Christ, San Marcos, Texas, on Sunday, October 30th at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., & 5 p.
Lowell Congregational Holiness Church, 1725 Lowell Road, Carrollton will be having their Revival on Monday, October 24th - Thursday, October 27th at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Brother Doug Simon & Brother Tim Simon. Everyone welcome to attend.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Highway 78, Tallapoosa will be having their 5th Sunday night singing on Sunday, October 30th, 6 p.m. The singers will be Crossties. Everyone welcome to attend.
There will be a Fall Carnival at First Baptist Church of Bremen on Saturday, October 29th from 5-7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Bremen Parking Lot. Free, fun for all ages, Trunk-or-treat, games, inflatables, and food. Everyone welcome to attend.
Tyus Baptist Church, corner of Highway 5 and Tyus-Carrollton Road will be having their Church BBQ on Saturday, November 5th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Plates will be $7.00 each and will include BBQ, stew, slaw, chips, bread, & homemade pound cake. There wi
Salem Baptist Church, 344 Salem Church Road, Tallapoosa will be having a Hallelujah Festival on Saturday, October 29th, 4 p.m. They will have bouncy houses, dunking booth, all kinds of games & prizes. Then around 8 p.m. they will have a trunk or treat
Highland Baptist Church, 1541 Highway 78 west in Tallapoosa invites everyone to their Fall Fling on Saturday, October 29th at 3 p.m. They will have lots of fun activities and prizes for the kids, a chili cook-off, hay rides, cake walk, and a Trunk or Trea
Unity Baptist Church, 3500 Gum Creek Airport Road, Roosterville, Georgia will be hosting a community wide fall festival on Saturday, October 29th at 3 p.m. They will have a Gospel illusionist, games and prizes for the kids and adults, and food.  Ever
Lowell United Methodist Church, 180 Lowell Lane, Carrollton will be having their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 30th from 3-5 p.m. They will have lots of games, and prizes, hotdogs and lemonade. Children can wear their Halloween Costumes. For more infor
Roopville Road Baptist Church, 835 North Highway 27, Roopville will be having their Hallelujah Night Festival on Sunday, October 30th from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be inflatables, games, cakewalk, silent auction, hayride and free food. Everyone welcome to at
Mt. Pleasant Church Outreach, 101 Sinclair Street, Carrollton will be having free computer classes every Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for seniors, kids, and everyone. They also help with criminal record aspungment, get paid to go to school, and light bi
Mt. Carmel Missions Hall will be open on the first Saturday each month from 8 a.m. until noon. The mission supplies food and clothing to Haralson, Paulding and Carroll counties by request. For emergencies through the month call 770-562-4049.
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It has been a tough 3-game stretch for Coach Hall and his football program at West Georgia. Just seven games into the season, UWG’s playoff hopes are pretty much gone. 
The Mount Zion High School football team continued their perfect season Friday as they defeated Bowdon by a score of 24-12. This gives them a 7-0 record on the year and puts them in the driver’s seat for the region title. 
The Carrollton Trojans improved to 5-1 on the year Friday as they defeated the Villa Rica Wildcats by a score of 42-13. This was the first meeting of the two schools since 2007, and they are now both in region 7 AAAAA. 
#3 West Georgia was given their first loss of the year Saturday at the hands of #18 North Alabama. This 24-23 loss gives West Georgia a 4-1 record on the year and 1-1 record in conference play.
The West Georgia Wolves improved to 4-0 on the year last Saturday after they defeated the Albany State Golden Rams by a score of 27-23. 
Emory Jones and the Heard County Braves manhandled the Temple Tigers on Friday night in the little town of Franklin, Georgia. Heard County improved their record to 9-2 overall vs Temple, a series that was first played in 1998. 
The West Georgia football team won their Gulf South Conference opener vs the Delta State Statesmen Saturday by a score of 34-24. This marks the 5th straight UWG victory vs DSU and makes it 6 out of the last 7. 
The Heard County Braves improved to 4-1 on the season with a 28-7 win over the Central Lions out of Carrollton on Friday night. 
Local Football Scores from 09-16-16
West Georgia used 402 yards of offense Saturday in their 29-0 win over the Miles Golden Bears. The win moved the Wolves to 2-0 on the year with both wins coming vs defending conference champions. 
On Friday, for the first time in 5 years, Bremen High School and Trion High School met on the football field. This rivalry goes all the way back to 1936 when the two teams first met, a game that Trion won 39-6. 
The 2nd ranked West Georgia Wolves got their first win of the season Saturday with a 23-3 victory over the 22nd ranked Catawba Indians. This win marked the 17th straight victory at University Stadium, a place where Coach Will Hall has never lost.
The Carrollton Trojans came into their game vs Riverdale Friday with a 1-0 record after beating Newnan two weeks prior. In the Newnan game, the offense was only able to find the endzone once. 
I was able to attend the 70th meeting of the Bremen High Blue Devils vs the Bowdon High Red Devils on Friday night. The two teams have a very long history dating all the way back to 1936. According to GHSFA.org, they first played in 1936 and 1937, and have played every year since 1954. 
The 5th annual West Georgia Kickoff Classic is in the books and the Carrollton Trojans are the champions of this year’s event. Carrollton came out on top of the Newnan Cougars 16-6 in what could definitely be called a defensive battle. 
With the 2016-2017 school year now here, it is time for another West Georgia football season. In the past two years, the UWG faithful have completely seen a change in the program with two consecutive final four appearances.
Hiring 2 non-paid High School Football Interns The internship will last the entire 2016 High School Football Season.
Is there something wrong with the dirt at the Bowdon recreation baseball/softball fields?  I noticed that another light pole had fallen.  If my memory serves me correctly, light poles have fallen there before.  
How the GHSA is going to handle the decree from The National Federation of State High School Associations to regulate the number of pitches a high school pitcher may throw in a game?
How is it possible that a public high school athlete that is enrolled (allegedly) in a school in a different school  system can be allowed to play during the summer on a team that is from  a different public high school that he is not (all
The University of West Georgia Athletic Department as well as the coaching staffs of the various teams have been hard at work this summer with planning and putting on camps and events. 
Another successful NBA Draft is in the books and each team feels they made at least one solid move in the draft. The Atlanta Hawks made several moves prior to and during the draft. Of course, the first move is sending Jeff Teague to Indiana. 
It has been no secret that former Carrollton Trojan DE Mike Boykin planned on attending Louisville to play football.
When the NCAA put a ban on satellite camps, they drew criticism from coaches all across the country. That criticism frequently came from the 'spokesperson', if you will, of the pro-satellite camp movement, Coach Jim Harbaugh of Michigan. 
Tomorrow, June 7th, the West Georgia football staff is hosting an Elite Prospect Showcase. The event is open to any and all 9th-12th graders or JUCO players and it will feature coaches from 13 different FBS programs.  
The NCAA South Regional came to a close Monday as Nova Southeastern defeated Delta State, 3-1. Unfortunately, the West Georgia Wolves fell one game short of the Championship round. They were eliminated in the semi-finals by Delta State. 
An 18 year absence from the NCAA tournament was snapped Sunday when the West Georgia Wolves baseball team was selected as the 6th seed in the South Regional of this year’s tournament. 
Last night, the University of West Georgia had their 3rd annual Westpy Awards. The awards are held to honor student athletes and achievement. 
The Bowdon Red Devils were in action again today. This time, they were facing the #2 seed from region 1AA, the Thomasville Bulldogs. 
Emory Jones is a name you all should familiarize yourselves with over the next couple of years. The 2018 Heard County High quarterback already has 12 division 1 offers after playing only his freshman and sophomore seasons. 
Former Carrollton Trojan Broderick Snoddy went on to play college football at Georgia Tech and competed in track.
Bowdon High's baseball team was in action today in the 1st round of the AA state playoffs. Bowdon achieved a 25-1 regular season record that made them Region 5AA Champions. They were 25-0 before losing their last game of the season to Heard County. 
Today, DaJour Riddle out of Central High School signed with the Shorter Hawks. Throughout his Central High career, DaJour has been an athlete on the  basketball and football teams. 
I made the short drive to nearby Carrollton High School yesterday to watch the Carrollton Trojans Baseball team take on Woodward Academy in the second game of their three game series. 
West Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Niki Okolovitch has announced that the program will hold an open tryout on Saturday, April 23. T
I was in Bowdon, Georgia today to watch Bowdon High take on Ranburne High (Alabama). Bowdon was 20-0 before the start of this game and ranked #3 in the state in the AA classification. 
I was in Ranburne, Alabama this afternoon to watch the Ranburne and Bremen High School baseball teams face off. With fewer than 5 wins on the year, the Ranburne Bulldogs were looking to turn things around against a sub .500 Bremen team.
The West Georgia baseball team completed a weekend sweep of Shorter on Sunday and improved their record to 22-10 overall. 
On Tuesday April 5th 2016 the National Football League announced via Twitter that 10 Thursday Night Football games would be streamed live on Twitter.  
If you have driven by Central High School within the last week you may noticed crews working on the football field.
The West Georgia Wolves baseball team is set to welcome the Shorter Hawks to Cole Field for a three-game GSC series this weekend. 
The Gulf South Conference announced Friday that UWG freshman Franziska Bremmhas been named GSC Women's Freshman Golfer of the Month for the third time this season.
The West Georgia Tech baseball team dropped Tuesday's series opener against the South Georgia State Hawks, 4-3 in Carrollton.   
Carrollton, GA - University of West Georgia head football coach Will Hall has announced a spring semester tryout day for the new 2016 season, which will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. on the football practice fields.
LINCROFT, New Jersey -- West Georgia Tech's quest for a national championship ended Friday in the NJCAA Tournament Division-III Semifinals with a 61-54 loss to top-ranked Roxbury (Mass.).   West Georgia Tech will play again Saturday in a consolat
PHENIX CITY, Alabama -- The West Georgia Tech Golden Knights baseball team lost a hard-fought road contest at Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College Monday afternoon, 5-3.   West Georgia Tech lost despite a career effort from starting pitcher
Emory Jones is a name you all should familiarize yourselves with over the next couple of years. The 2018 Heard County High quarterback already has 12 division 1 offers after playing only his freshman and sophomore seasons.