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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.
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.
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
THS Emergency Shelter will be open on Thursday, December 8th, 4 p.m. at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church's Youth Center located on Hayes Mill Road.Showers are available and an evening meal will be offered.The shelter will open at Tabernacle Bap
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with E-911 will conduct the monthly scheduled test of its Emergency Warning Siren System on Wednesday, December 7th at 12 p.m. Villa Rica residents will hear a one minute e
Main Street Economic Vitality Committee will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 9 a.m. at City Hall, 571 W. Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica.
Free Genealogy class for beginners will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. Learn how to search for your ancestors. Seating is limited. Registration is required. For more
The Villa Rica City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 6 p.m. at the Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica. The public is invited to attend.
Due to inclement weather, the Christmas on Main Street in downtown Villa Rica event scheduled for this past Saturday has been scheduled for Saturday, December 10th. For more information call 678-840-1160.
The Community Christian Council, 734 Bowdon Street, Tallapoosa will be closed on Thursday, December 22nd & 29th for the Holidays and reopen on Thursday, January 5th. They will be having a Christmas Celebration for Haralson County residents on Friday,
Christmas Movie Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Copeland Hall in Bowdon. They will have children's Christmas Classics at 10 a.m., Elf at 4 p.m and The Polar Express at 7 p.m. Free admission. Everyone welcome to attend.
Tallapoosa First United Methodist Church, 191 Alewine Avenue, Tallapoosa will be having a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 8th from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. in their social hall. To schedule an appointment please go to redcrossblood.org and enter spons
DBR, Inc will be having their annual Snack-N-Snap with Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 2 - 4 p.m. downtown Buchanan. Each picture with Santa will be $5.00 and refreshments will be served. Everyone invited.
Santa will be at the Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library, in Bowdon on Monday, December 12th at 4 p.m.
Bravo Kids Theater will be held on Monday, December 12th, 4 p.m. at the Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library, Bowdon. Free admission. Everyone welcome to attend.
Tallapoosa Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend.
Blossman Gas located in Bowdon is partnering with the Carroll County Soup Kitchen in Blossman's Annual Heat for Hunger Program. Blossman Gas will donate partial proceeds from every gallon of residential propane sold during the month of December to the
Carroll County Animal Shelter Full Circle Rescue Winter Event will be held on Saturday, December 10th at The Barn at Sierra Springs, Carrollton. The goal is to raise money to benefit the Carroll County Animal Shelter by asking friends and family to suppor
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.
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.
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
Concord Baptist Church, Highway 101 & Harmony Road two miles south of Rose's Store will be having The Servers Bluegrass Band in concert on Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. Everyone invited to attend. For more information call Danny at 770-537-4783.
Tallapoosa First United Methodist Church, 191 Alewine Avenue, Tallapoosa will be having a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 8th from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. in their social hall. To schedule an appointment please go to redcrossblood.org and enter spons
Rehoboth Christian Center, 290 High Street, Tallapoosa will be having dinner and concert on Friday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be by the Haralson County Community Band. Dinner for families of the band members.
CrossPointe Christian Church, 905 Temple Road, Bremen will be having a Christmas Bluegrass Jam on Saturday, December 10th with a chili & hotdog supper at 5 p.m. and Jam at 7 p.m. with pickers and singers. Everyone welcome to attend.
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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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.  
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. 
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