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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.
Community Events
Tallapoosa Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, December 10th, 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Social Hall. To schedule an appointment, please access redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  tall. Give a meaningful
The 4th Annual City of Tallapoosa Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Monday, November 30th at 6 p.m., at the Southwest Corner of Lyon Street and Head Avenue across from the First Baptist Church. Mayor Pete Bridges will welcome everyone and Santa will light the tree. Children can then enjoy a visit with Santa. Entertainment will be provided with a performance by Tubas Of America. Everyone welcome to attend.
Go enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas at the annual Villa Rica Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 5th, beginning at 3 p.m., at The Mill Amphitheater, 106 Temple Street, downtown Villa Rica. The event features the arrival of Santa and live
The Villa Rica Public Library will host a Book Club Meet and Greet from 10 a.m to noon on Saturday, December 5th. The group is open to those age 18 and older. The library is located at 70 Horace Luther Drive. Please call to reserve your seat. Limited seat
Family Movie Night will be held on Thursday, December 3rd, 5 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. They will be showing the movie, "Tomorrowland". Free popcorn and drinks. For more information call 770-459-70
The B.L.T. or "Book Lovers Together" group will meet on Tuesday, December 1st, 10 a.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. For more information call 770-459-7012.
The cCc Food Bank in Tallapoosa will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24th and New Year's Eve, December 31st, and   re-open on Thursday, January 7th at 5 p.m. They want everyone to join them for their Annual Christmas Celebration on Wednesd
Many students at Tallapoosa Primary and West Haralson schools will not have cold weather coats, or good shoes for this winter. You can help by purchasing a pair of shoes or a winter coat to help with this need. Staff members from these schools indicate th
The Tallapoosa Business Association will host the annual Tallapoosa Lighted Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 8th at 7 p.m. The parade starts at Roberson Avenue or the Old Tallapoosa School. Line-up starts at 6 p.m. All floats and cars must have light
Snack And Snap with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 3 - 5 p.m. They will celebrate with Santa on the Square in Downtown Buchanan. Light refreshments served. Picture with Santa, $5.00. Pictures can be picked up at Sherry's Tax Service
Haralson County Hunter Education Class will be held on Tuesday, December 1st and Thursday, December 3rd from 6-10 p.m. each night at Buchanan City Hall Police Department, 4300 GA Highway 120, Buchanan. Attendance is required both nights. Pre-register for
Bremen Christmas Tour of Homes will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 4 - 8 p.m. with a $10.00 donation. The tour is hosted by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman's Club. You can purchase advance tickets from Club members or call Linda at 770-537-6570 o
Carrollton Sears Hometown Store will be participating in the Holiday Campaign with Make-A-Wish. The funds raised in the campaign will allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and often times
If you are interested in donating to the Villa Rica Police Department's "Shop with a Cop" program, please contact Captain Shaddix at 678-840-1315.
The only requirements to becoming a Certified Master Gardener Extension Volunteer is an avid interest in and desire to learn more about gardening, complete the application process, successful completion of the Master Gardener course, and 50 hours of appro
The City of Bowdon will be flow testing fire hydrants in their system starting immediately and continuing until the end of December. This work is needed to document the flow rates for an ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating review that is being conducte
For 56 years now, cities throughout the state of Georgia have brought holiday joy to the thousands of patients living in the state's seven regional behavioral health hospitals. Through the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade you can provide gifts to peopl
The 1st Annual Reindeer 2-Mile Fun Run & Half Mile Egg Nog Jog will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 3 p.m. at The Mill Amphitheater in downtown Villa Rica. This fun community event is for everyone from serious runners to recreational walkers, famil
From now until Saturday, December 12th, Ephesus Public Library will be accepting donations for coats to go to the Neighborhood Closet, their free donation center in Ephesus. Take your new or gently used coats or jackets, any type, any size, to the Ephesus
Ephesus Public Library will be having a raffle on Christmas baskets filled with goodies to raise money for the library. The baskets will be displayed in the library from now until Thursday, December 4th. Just $1.00 per entry. Then they will be selling tic
Church News
Crumley's Chapel Church of God will host "Journey Through Bethlehem" a live nativity drama on Friday, December 18th from 6-8 p.m. central time and Saturday, December 19th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. central time. The church is lcoated on County Ro
Crumley's Chapel Church of God will host "Uncle Phil's Diner," a Christmas dinner theater event on Sunday, December 13th at 5 p.m. central time. Tickets are $10.00. The church is located on County road 644 in Heflin. Please take canned f
Roopville Road Baptist Church, 5.5 miles south of Carrollton will be having their Christmas Musical, A Love That Changed The World on Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th at 7 p.m. It will be presented by The Celebration Choir. Everyone welco
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Southwire, the U.S. Marine Corp and Gradick Communications are joining to forces for The Annual Toys for Tots Drive on December 3rd and 4th.
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