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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.
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.
Final Scores Final Scores: Trion 18 Bowdon 37 Central 7 Heard Co 28 East Paulding 7 Carrollton 45 North Cobb Chr. 14 Mt. Zion 56 Loachapoka (AL) 7 Temple 35 Murray Co. 14 Bremen 42 North Murray 50 Haralson Co 0 Woodland, Cartersville 0 Villa Rica
This week West Georgia Technical College says farewell to longtime Vice President of Academic Affairs Pat Hannon, a man who’s seen more than his fair share of changes in 30 years.
Community Events
When:June 12th - 16th      8am - 5pm
Come to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday morning to honor the soldiers who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The event features music by the Camaretta Acapella group and the Carroll County Wind Ensemble, plus a s
In an effort to conserve energy and reduce costs during the summer months, the Carrollton City School System will implement a four-day work week beginning Monday, May 29th through Friday, July 21st. All schools and system operations centers will be open M
Family Lego Day will be held on Saturday, May 27th, 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. For more information call 770-459-7012.
Donate Food For Fines will be held on Monday, May 22nd - Friday May 26th at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. The food will be donated to Fullerville Mission. For more information call 770-459-7012.
Keep Carroll Beautiful will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste & Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, June 3rd. For more information visit www.keepcarrollbeautiful.org or call 678-321-4816.
First Responders Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 4-9 p.m. at West Wilson & South Candler Street, downtown Villa Rica. They will have live music, fun games, good food, touch-a-truck, and battle of the badges. Everyone welcome t
Chief Michael Mansour and the Villa Rica Police Department invites you to have your children attend Youth Academy 2017 for grades 5 thru 8 for 2017-2018 School year on Monday, July 10th thru Thursday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. thru 12:30 p.m. at the V-Plex
The West Georgia Wolves are calling all young basketball players in the community to join them for a very exciting, fun-filled camp this summer at The Coliseum. UWG coaches and players will lead the kids through a series of drills to work on skills like s
Carroll County Outdoor Camp will be held on Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 16th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for boys and girls ages 13-16. The cost will be $30.00 with breakfast, lunch and snacks included. You can get certified in Hunter Education while learni
Donate an item during their Food For Fines week on Monday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 27th at Ephesus Public Library and have up to $10.00 of late fees on your library account forgiven!  Each item you donate is worth $10.00 (for instance, with 3 items
Registration for 2017 Art's Alive Camp is now open! Art's Alive Camp will be held Monday, July 17th - Friday, July 21st, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for ages 5-12. Performance & Art Show will be Friday, July 21st, at 11 a.m. Registration fee will be $30.
The Community Report for Drinking Water is now available for the City of Waco. For more information or to view this report visit Waco City Hall at 185 Atlantic Avenue, Waco or call 770-537-3314.
Food for Fines will be held on Monday, May 22nd - Friday, May 26th. Donate a item during their Food for Fines week and have up to $10.00 of late fines on your library account forgiven, at the Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library, in Bowdon.  Each item i
Bowdon First Methodist Church, Bowdon will be having their Annual Pork BBQ on Friday, May 26th from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Plates will be $9.00 each and consist of pork bbq, baked beans, slaw, pickle spear, bbq bun, pound cake and tea. You will be able to di
There will be a Memorial Day Service at Center Baptist Church, Felton-Rockmart Road on Monday, May 29th, 12 noon at Sgt. Ray McKibben's gravesite. The ladies of Felton Community will serve refreshments afterwards. For more information call 404-859-209
Keep Haralson Beautiful has partnered with a local recycling company to assist with removal of abandoned vehicles. This service is offered at absolutely no cost. The removal will be a tax deductible donation to Keep Haralson Beautiful to fund new and exis
Villa Rica Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department's registration for cheerleading has begun for the 2017 season. Registration is on-going until Friday, June 2nd and will be held at Gold Dust Park, 646 Industrial Blvd. This is for ages 5-12
Villa Rica First Responders Appreciation Event will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 4-8 p.m. at South Candler Street and W. Wilson Street, Villa Rica. They will have food, games and live music. For more information contact Main Street at 678-840-1160.
Intro to Belly Dancing will be held on Wednesday's, 7-8 p.m. at Powell Park, 524 Leslie Drive, Villa Rica for ages 17 & up. The cost will be $30.00 for six weeks, or $7.00 drop-in fee per class. For more information call 770-459-7011 or visit www.
Join their career pathways program for youth ages 16 - 24. Open enrollment Monday through Thursday. Develop work readiness skills, earn while you learn, and opportunities to be hired by local companies. For more information contact a Paxen staff member at
The Tallatoona Head Start program is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. Call 770-646-8318 to make an appointment.
The Bremen Library is looking for local artists and collectors to be featured displays each month. If you, or someone you know, is an artist or collector and would like to display their artwork, craft, or collection, please call Pat at 770-537-3937.
Wolves Football Camp - Grades 2-7 will be held on Tuesday, June 13th - Friday, June 16th, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  at the UWG Athletic Complex. The camp will be directed by Head Coach David Dean. The cost will be $90.00 preregisterd, $100.00 on M
It's time to get signed up for the 2017 Carroll County Outdoor Camp! Go have fun getting your certification in Georgia Hunter's Education and Georgia Boat Safety. The camp will be held Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 16th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m for age
Crochet Class will be held on Thursday, April 27th, 4 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 869 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica. Classes are for ages 12 plus. For more information call 770-459-7012.
The Haralson County senior citizens in Buchanan are now playing pickle ball. Great exercise. If you enjoy tennis, badminton, or ping pong, you will like pickle ball. If interested call Rhonda at 770-646-2029.
Haralson County Health Department encourages parents to beat the coming summer's back-to-school rush by making an appointment now for their incoming 7th grader to get the adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination, called "Tdap&quo
The Scouts of Troop 123 in Tallapoosa will be offering their service to anyone needing yardwork and cleanup. Any work done will be done by donations to the troop to be used for summer camp and troop equipment. For more information contact Mike Knight, 770
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.
First Baptist Church Bremen has opened a playgroup for preschool aged children and their parents on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. Preschooled children are invited for a time of play and fellowship. This is a free event and a parent must stay with their child durin
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
Annual Memorial Services at Fruithurst Cemetery will be held on Sunday, May 28th, at 10 a.m. CST followed by Singing and Worship at Fruithurst Baptist Church, 11 a.m. with coverred dish lunch. Everyone invited to attend. For more information call Polly Wa
Westside Baptist Church, 631 Spring Street, Villa Rica will be having their Vacation Bible School, Come and Follow me I will make you fishers of men, with a kick-off on Saturday, June 10th, at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 11th, 5-7 p.m., and Monday, June 12th - W
Tallapoosa Church of Christ, 261 Georgia Highway 120, Tallapoosa will be having their kick-off for Vacation Bible School on Friday, June 16th from 6-9 p.m. with a bounce house, food, and fun, and Saturday, June 17th Vacation Bible School, registration wil
Unity Baptist Church's Homecoming will be held on Sunday, June 11th with services beginning at 10:30 a.m. They are located on 3500 Gum Creek Airport Road in Roosterville, Georgia. The singers will be Larry and the overcomers, and Randy King will be de
Outreach Gospel Music Park, 1351 County Road 31, Muscadine will be having a Gospel Singing on Friday, June 2nd, & Saturday, June 3rd at 5 p.m., and on Sunday, June 4th, at 9:30 a.m. CST. They will have different singers each day. Rev. J.W. Daniels wil
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be having their Vacation Bible School on Sunday, June 4th, 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 9th, 7-9 p.m. Georgia time. The theme for this year will be "The Fun Factory."
Bowdon First Methodist Church, Bowdon will be having their Annual Pork BBQ on Friday, May 26th from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Plates will be $9.00 each and consist of pork bbq, baked beans, slaw, pickle spear, bbq bun, pound cake and tea. You will be able to di
There will be a Memorial Day Service at Center Baptist Church, Felton-Rockmart Road on Monday, May 29th, 12 noon at Sgt. Ray McKibben's gravesite. The ladies of Felton Community will serve refreshments afterwards. For more information call 404-859-209
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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. 
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.  
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