Local News
The City of Buchanan announced this week it will be filling a vacant city council seat by having current city council members appoint a qualified person to serve the remaining term which will end December 31st, 2015.
House Bill 170 has been in the news from the moment it was introduced in the 2015 legislative session, and it still is.
During the Thursday, April 23, 2015, Board meeting, the Carroll County Board of Education approved four new principals.

Former Hart Co. Supt. Expected Begin New Role With Haralson County In June

Since January of this year, the West Georgia Technical College Adult Education program has led the state in GED completers.
The Carroll County School System welcomes Mrs. Tonya Jiles as the new Director of Exceptional Children’s Services.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement Wednesday after voting in favor of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), legislation that would protect personal privacy while fighting foreign and criminal cyber attacks:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.

The Unemployment Rate For Carroll County In March Was 7-percent.
Rate Down 1.5-percentage Point From One Year Ago.

The Unemployment Rate For Haralson County In March Was 6.6-percent

On Tuesday's WLBB Community Voice program, members of the Carroll County Veterans Park Association updated us on the expansion project going on at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park.
The Carrollton Goodwill Center is hosting a mini-job fair Thursday with several local companies in attendance...
The Community Foundation of West Georgia Tuesday announced grants totaling $28,595 to 31 local teachers from The Alice Huffard Richards Arts Enrichment for Our Children Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation.
A Bremen man who has served almost eight years in prison has been granted a new trial by the Georgia Supreme Court.
A Carrollton man is one of two former Georgia state prison inmates jailed after phoning residents in western Pennsylvania and scamming at least six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.
Community Events
... to discuss any legal topics that may be of interest to anyone with mental illness and their caregivers (e.g. from steps for filing guardianship to explanations of the types of guardianship).
Everyone has a story! Readers will explore all things pertaining to heroes at this year's library Summer Reading Program. The 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to everyone, toddler to adult. Registration will be at their "Super Saturday" c
There will be a Bluegrass Charity Festival on Friday, May 8th, 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, May 9th, 10 a.m. - midnight, and Sunday, May 10th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the "Open Field" near intersection Highway 515/5 and Highway 53 East, in Jasper, G
Lucky Paws Humane Society Rabies Clinic will be sponsoring a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, May 16th from 2 - 5 p.m. at Helton Howland Park, Highway 78, Tallapoosa. The cost will be $12.00 per animal, cash only, please! Drive thru-vaccination done at your car
Carrollton High School Performing Arts presents SHREK The Musical on Friday, May 15th & Saturday, May 16th at 7 p.m. in the Holcombe Theater of the Mabry Center for the Arts. Directed by Tommy Cox. Tickets are $10.00 each. Call 770-834-2116 for more i
The 4th Annual West Fest 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 7 p.m. at The Amp in Carrollton. The concert is free. Performing will be Departure-Journey Tribute Band, Reid Morris, Homegrown Band, and special performances by the Boys & Girls Club. E
Bremen High School proudly presents "Little Shop of Horrors" on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at the Hamilton McPherson fine arts center. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.
Friends of the Buchanan Haralson Public Library will sponsor a 5 K Run on Saturday, May 16th. If you would like to be a sponsor, the sponsorship levels are $35.00, $50.00, $100.00, $250.00, $500.00 and $1000.00. To be a runner or walker in the 5K Run, the
Chief Michael Mansour and the Villa Rica Police Department invites Ladies to a Self-Defense Awareness Class on Saturday, May 2nd from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Attendees should take their own firearms and 30 rounds of ammunition. If you do not own a firearm one
Villa Rica will be having their Spring Flushing Program to improve water quality and test fire hydrants on Monday, May 18th. For more information call 770-459-7000.
All Carroll EMC offices will close Wednesday, May 20th for a day of employee training. During the closing, make payments at the kiosks, automated phone payment system (770-832-3552), online at carrollemc.com or via the free Carroll EMC mobile app. To repo
The Haralson County office of Tallatoona Community Action Partnership has some openings for their Home Energy Assistance Program (help with heating/utility bill.) Requirements for an appointment are:  MUST BE a resident of Haralson County, and Have n
There will be a BBQ Benefit for the American Legion Post #70 in Villa Rica, 120 Legion Lake Circle, Villa Rica, Ingles Market, Highway 61, Villa Rica, and 488 Carrollton Street, Temple on Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Main Street Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the Golden City Cruisers Car Club will host a "Swap Meet" in the Temple Street parking lot at The Mill Amphitheater.
Cupcake Challenge 5 year Anniversary Concert will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 7 - 10 p.m. The cupcake challenge starts at 7 p.m. with thousands of gourmet cupcakes for only $1.00 each, free concert at 8 p.m. with Atlanta's "Sweet Soul Siste
Bowdon Main Street proudly presents Sunny Days Concert Series on Monday, May 4th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Park in Bowdon. Bowdon High School and Bowdon Middle School Jazz Ensembles will be performing. Take a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy great
The 34th Annual Haralson County Wildlife Association's Trout Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jimmy Smith's Farm located on Corinth Poseyville Road just east of Buchanan. The event is for children through
Tallatoona Head Start of Haralson County is taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2015. The following items will be needed:  child's birth certificate, updated shot record (Form 3231), proof
The 12th Annual Haralson County National Day of Prayer Breakfast, co-hosted by the Haralson County Ministerial Association and the Pregnancy Resource Center will be at Sewell Mill, 126 Hamilton Avenue, Bremen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 7th. There is no
Open Hands United Christian Ministry will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 for food and every other Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 for financial assistance.
Church News
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. EST. The singers will be Debra Perry & Jaidyn's Call. Lunch served after the morning service. Everyone welcome. For more inf
Faith Full Gospel Church, 760 Lovvorn Farm Road, off Miller Academy Road, Carrollton will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Brother Marcus McIntosh and special singers, Curtis Smith & Songs of Truth. Every
Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 6 miles north of Tallapoosa, just off Highway 100, will be having their Revival on Monday, April 27th - Wednesday, April 29th at 7 p.m. Rev. Tommy McGuire will be the Evangelist. There will be special singing each night and
Soaring Eagle Ministries Full Gospel Church, 1421 Highway 166, west, Bowdon will be having a Gospel Singing on Saturday, April 25th at 7 p.m. The singers will be Curtis Smith & Songs of Truth. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call Jame
First Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 321 - B Sage Street, Temple will be having their Third Year Anniversary on Sunday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments after the church service. Everyone welcome to attend.
West Georgia Baptist Church, Temple will be having a Benefit Lunch on Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. They will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, ice cold drinks, water, and fresh baked home goods. Everyone welcome to attend.
Lowell United Methodist Church, 180 Lowell Lane, Carrollton will be having their Homecoming Service on Sunday, May 3rd, 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. David Naglee, District Superintendent doing the service. Covered dish lunch will follow immediately after the ser
Church of God, Highway 78, Tallapoosa will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. The singers will be Victory Roads. Everyone welcome to attend.
Covenant Life Church of God, 103 Atlantic Avenue, Bremen will be having Celebrate Recovery every Monday night. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., service at 7 p.m. Dessert following the meeting, child care provided.
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Remote Broadcasts
34th Annual Trout Fishing Rodeo at “Jimmy Smith’s Farm, 2587 Corinth Poseyville Road , Buchanan on Saturday, May 9th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bobby & Jimmy will be broadcasting live from 8 – 11 a.m.
Join Great Classic at Mayfest Saturday May 2nd, and  shop over 130 artisans selling hand made arts and crafts, enjoy the flavors of over 20 street vendors serving up all kinds of good eats.
Join B92 Country Saturday May 2nd for the official Thrifty Lizard and Lenny’s Filling Station Grand Opening from Noon to 3pm. Check out a new store where you can get the hottest brands and the trendiest styles.
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