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The Burson Center, business incubator and regional resource center, has been named one of the best resources for starting a business in Georgia by Startup Savant, an online magazine that introduces aspiring business owners to tools and resources.
West Georgia Technical College students who complete the associate degree in nursing (ADN) can now transfer to the University of West Georgia’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) without losing any course credits thanks to a Transfer Articulation Agreement signed by both institutions.
Two Carrollton High School students and a teacher were recognized at the annual Daughters of the American Revolution Awards ceremony earlier this month at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton.
Carrollton City Manager Tim Grizzard and city council are discussing several changes and/or additions to the city’s alcohol ordinance.
The city of Oxford, Alabama, has passed an ordinance making it illegal to use a public restroom different from the gender on a person's birth certificate...
A pair of important public safety projects could get started soon in Carroll County.
A telephone call to order a pizza lead Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon’s Office to arrest a local couple and charge them with financial transaction fraud.
A few days ago, I had a brief political discussion with one of my friends who happens to be a liberal Democrat.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills protect American taxpayers and hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a staunch supporter of the Fair Tax, voted in favor of each piece of legislation, and issued the following response:
When Randall Redding decided to make a difference in his hometown of Bremen, Ga., he might have been the only one who imagined 25 years later that the construction firm he founded – R.K. Redding Construction, Inc. (RKR) – would grow to employ 50 people with more than $50 million in annual revenue.
Residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties have made significant improvements in their health behaviors, according to new county health rankings.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative was one of the 41 EMCs in Georgia that brought the issue of line worker safety before the 2016 Georgia General Assembly in the form of House Bill 767. Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law April 19.
Artists to be included in second half of 2016 bundle: The Oak Ridge Boys, Diamond Rio and John Berry
Greenway Health Appoints Scott Zimmerman as CEO and Tee Green as Executive Chairman
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has announced that two Bremen residents have been charged with the murder of 32 year old Haralson County resident Natoshia Melissa Smith. 
Nursing facilities in Carroll and Haralson counties could soon come under close scrutiny by the U.S. Department Of Justice.
Carroll County School District has been selected to receive the 2016SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the system level.
Need help finding something healthy to eat? Just Menu It.
One of the most controversial bills to be passed by the General Assembly this year was Georgia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA.)
Tallapoosa Police investigators help put an end to a major pawn shop burglary ring which police said resulted in at least 130 stolen weapons ending up on the streets of Atlanta.
The owners of the more than 190-year old Hart House in Villa Rica are giving those interested in saving the home from demolition, 2 months to come up with a plan to move the structure.
A local man is likely facing charges following his involvement in a fatal crash on the Highway 27 bypass around Cedartown Tuesday.
A national non-profit environmental group claimed Tuesday that the Chattahoochee River Basin is the nation’s “most endangered” waterway.
On 04-08-16, Officer Clark Cleveland and Officer Alyssa Hyatt began investigating multiple complaints of vehicles being broken into at the Hometown Lodge.
  Haralson County School officials and the Haralson County Chief Magistrate Judge are making extra efforts to crack down on the system’s truancy problem...
At 64 years old, John Crosby has seen a lot of things change in his lifetime.
The University of West Georgia’s Emerging Healthcare Leaders (EHL) is reaching out to the West Georgia community to help make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.
Randstad Staffing is recruiting 14 employees to work at several manufacturing facilities in the north Georgia area.
The attorney representing a man accused in the shooting death of a pregnant Carrollton woman last July has withdrawn from the case.
Bremen Police playing roles in their own (non-televised) version of ‘Catch A Predator’ as a 2-month-long investigation results in the arrest of a 25-year old Talladega, Alabama man.
Today marks the 39th anniversary of what is considered the worst air disaster in Georgia’s history: the crash of Southern Airways Flight 242.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon Thursday said he was relieved to learn that a man who earlier this week called a young boy to his van, causing the boy to call for help from his parents—was not a predator…. He was just a salesman.
All employees of the Carrollton City Schools district can look forward to a 3-percent raise in the coming school year, according to soon-to-be-Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus.
Carrollton’s Ward-1 city councilman Gerald Byrd says he is considering presenting a proposal that would require all drivers within city limits to use a hands-free device when talking on their cell phone.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says his office is looking into the circumstances surrounding an unknown man attempting to lure a child toward his older model van.
Members of the local Sons Of Confederate Veterans group are placing miniature confederate flags on the graves of more than 1,000 confederate soldiers in Carroll County this week.
Carrollton Police are reminding area residents about the dangers of using prescription drugs while driving— after the effects of the opioid Lorcet may have been the reason a Bowdon woman crashed her vehicle into another over the weekend.

Georgia's District 28 Senator Mike Crane released the following statement after GA Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the state's Religious Liberty bill...

Haralson County Schools Superintendent Jerry Bell tells students and their parents to enjoy spring break this week… but be prepared for Georgia Milestones testing when they come back to school the following week.
A Haralson County family of four was forced to spend Easter away from home this year, after a fire destroyed their house Friday.
Motorists in Villa Rica will begin testing reverse-angle-parking on a single city street in early April.
A substitute teacher has been arrested, along with three Cleburne County High students, after a video surfaced of the students hitting a special needs classmate in school.
The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia has won the 2016 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award in the Department/Program category.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the body of the man whose remains were discovered near the Georgia-Alabama state line one week ago...
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has released additional details surrounding the March 17th, 2016 discovery of a body near the Georgia and Alabama State line.
Advantage Carroll 2020 announced that pledges from local businesses, municipalities and individuals have reached more than $4 million, exceeding the $3.3 million goal. 
Georgia District 30 State Senator Mike Dugan, says he is unsure at this time whether governor Nathan Deal will sign-off on the state’s latest religious liberty bill.
A six year old Newnan girl remains in intensive care this morning after she was rescued from the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.
Investigators release photo of tattoo in hopes of identifying homicide victim
Official says comments made during debate training or debate events or theater rehearsals are rare exceptions to (the UWG conduct) policy and do not reflect the University’s views or values.
The Haralson County Sheriffs Office is not saying much at this time about a decomposing body that was discovered close to Highway 78 and the Alabama state line Thursday.
The city of Tallapoosa laying out a list of projects this week they hope to begin by this summer.
A 42-year old Tallapoosa woman is pronounced dead at the scene following a single vehicle crash this week.
A man charged in the armed robbery of the BB&T Bank on Alabama Avenue in Bremen last month is now behind bars in Haralson County.
The world’s second largest chicken producer is recruiting about 35 production workers for their poultry-processing facility in Carrollton, next Thursday.
The Temple man who allegedly set his home on fire and assaulted a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy with a fire extinguisher is behind bars this afternoon.
The longest serving member on the Carroll County Board Of Commissioners will begin his 25th year on the board in 2017.
The city of Tallapoosa will use an outside firm to attempt to collect on delinquent property tax.
Walking and biking to school is a great way to get more exercise every day.
All 210 school buses used by the Carroll County School District and 50 of the system’s white fleet vehicles will be equipped with new tracking and diagnostic monitoring devices this fall...
Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say a local Dollar General Store continues to ignore entrapment and fire hazards despite recent OSHA citations.
Georgia Department Of Transportation officials say they are “moving forward” with a project on US Highway 27 “near” where a collision last autumn resulted in the death of two teenage girls.
Some Haralson County Water customers will need to boil their water before using for any reason, at least into Saturday.
WKNG, King Country AM 1060 is pleased to introduce you to our new morning show host Seth Cain.
 National Children’s Alliance recognizes Carroll County Child Advocacy Center for its delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through accreditation.
The Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit will soon be providing an accountability and resource court as an alternative to incarceration for individuals whose mental health challenges have made it difficult to stay out of jail.
Preferred Precision Group, a sub-contractor that manufactures automobile parts, will be recruiting about 60 quality inspectors for production facilities in Carroll and Haralson counties on Thursday, March 10.
University Of West Georgia officials continue to keep an eye toward the state senate and how legislators vote on a new bill that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons in most places on all Georgia public college campuses.
Authorities continue to search near the county line of Carroll and Paulding counties for a man they say struck an officer, started a fire, and fled into the woods.
Local authorities are searching for a man they say attacked a deputy with a fire extinguisher during a confrontation at a home near the Carroll-Paulding County line.
Three young men were charged with armed robbery Monday after police say they played separate roles in robbing a local convenience store.
A Carroll County resident working towards her doctorate degree has asked us to help get the word out about one of her class projects and get some help from the public.
82 year old white male went missing at about 1030 hrs  today from 934 Rome Street Apt. C
The Haralson County Schools board plans to decide on the 2016/17 school calendar at the next board meeting Tuesday.
Carroll County voters matched up with the rest of the state of Georgia, Tuesday— picking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to represent their respective parties in the November general election.
Officials from Randolph County, Alabama, confirmed Tuesday that human remains found in the Tallapoosa River are those of a Carrollton man who had been missing since mid-January.
Human remains were discovered near the Tallapoosa River in Randolph County, Alabama this afternoon.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2016 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the February membership breakfast held at The Burson Center.
The announcement this month that District 72 State Representative Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City will not seek re-election in 2016 could result in one local representative becoming one of the more powerful Republicans in Georgia politics.
The Haralson County Commission has pledged $100,000 this year to fund economic development in the county.
Coweta Circuit District Attorney Peter Skandalakis has announced that he will be seeking his seventh term as district attorney.
Carrollton Police say a man visiting a friend at a local apartment Wednesday, accidentally shot himself in the abdomen.
In October 2013, Van Chatman was reported missing by his mother, Doris Deese.
Villa Rica Police Corporal Meredith Ivey has been named “Officer of the Year” by the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society for her heroic efforts in rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning car in September.
Three west Georgia men accused in a deer beating incident in Arkansas last month, pleaded innocent last week...
On 11/19/15 Officer Micahiah Swain with the Villa Rica Police Department was involved in an incident at Wal-Mart during which a struggle occurred with the suspect.
On September 26, 2015 a patrol car driven by Trooper Anthony J. Scott collided with the vehicle occupied by teenagers Isabella Chinchilla, Kylie Lindsey, Dillon Wall, and Benjamin Finken.
Tuesday, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) announced there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Carrollton man accused of robbing a Bremen bank Saturday morning has been released from the Haralson County Jail and the charges against him have been dropped.
Villa Rica Mayor J. Collins says he is getting a lot of negative feedback from constituents and business owners regarding the city’s plans to implement reverse angle parking in downtown.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help auto supplier Yachiyo Manufacturing of America recruit more than 60 workers for its facility in Carrollton.
Bremen Police Lt. Blaine Cochran confirms that Carroll County Deputies have arrested the man investigators believe robbed the BB&T Bank of Bremen early this morning.
3:50pm - Bremen Police have identified 38-year old Tommy Thompson of Carrollton as the man they believe robbed a BB&T Bank early this morning. Investigators are currently interviewing someone they say may have also somehow been involved in this mornin
Bremen Police are currently searching the area near Alabama Avenue for a man they believe robbed the BB & T Bank this morning.
Bremen Police are currently searching the area near Alabama Avenue for a man they believe robbed the BB & T Bank this morning.
A 29-year old Bremen man was killed early Friday morning as the car he was riding flipped and landed on its roof.
By 8:00 Friday morning, a Go-Fund Me page has raised more than 12-hundred dollars to help a Bowdon family pay to repair damage to their home.
A multi-year collaborative process between Carrollton City Schools and the Carrollton Police Department has resulted in another improvement to school safety on the campus of Carrollton City Schools.
Carrollton Police have arrested a man they believe is involved with distributing counterfeit 20-dollar bills, similar to the ones WLBB Radio told you about last month.
Bowdon Police want to find out who painted racist graffiti over a home on Sally Ann Circle overnight Wednesday.
Villa Rica’s new city flag, along with the American and Georgia flags, were stolen from Bicentennial Park sometime over the weekend.
At least one local attorney believes that the Carroll County Board Of Commissioners does have the power to provide funds to local charitable organizations…
Tallapoosa city officials are looking at ways to recoup the close to $140,000 in delinquent property taxes that go back as far as 1992.
Haralson County Sheriff’s Eddie Mixon is requesting the assistance of the public in the search for 30 year old Steven Michael Godwin of Muscadine, Alabama.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Mark Albertus as its new superintendent during the Board’s February scheduled meeting.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of property known as 290 Tom Reeve Drive in Carrollton during Tuesday night’s Board Meeting.  The property previously housed Winnelson Plumbing Supply.  The final purchase price is $358,000.00.
2016 Carroll County Republican Party Scholarship Award Program
A Haralson County jury finds a Buchanan man guilty of murder on Friday.
Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary and Carrollton City Council Ward Two special election is now underway at the county administrative building on 423 College St. in Carrollton.
In the coming weeks, a coordinated effort will occur to further educate the public on the initiative.
Carrollton Appears on Washington Post Rankings for Sixth Consecutive Year
Charges were filed against three Georgia men on Thursday after the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission investigated a video that showed a deer being beaten with a textbook.
A jury in Haralson County this week could decide the fate of a Buchanan man accused of murder.
Residents of a community just west of Carrollton city limits say they are looking forward to the placement of some much needed stop signs on one of their well-traveled roads next week.
A 35-year old Bowdon woman has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who she claims engaged in "outrageous behavior" while he was in her home.
Conservative pastors from the Georgia Baptist Convention and Georgia Baptist Mission are pointing to last year’s threatened lawsuit over a mass baptism outside Villa Rica High School as an example why state lawmakers should pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
...Flash flood watch remains in effect from 1 pm est this afternoon through late tonight
Two new members were sworn into service on the West Georgia Technical College Board of Directors at its January meeting by Carroll County Magistrate Judge William Brewer.
Carrollton city officials are currently looking into whether or not it is legal for the city to contribute tax-payer money to local non-profits.
Highlighting the 61st Annual Dinner of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was the awarding of Citizen of the Year to Catherine Gordon, Horizon Award to Wayne Johnson, Entrepreneur of the Year to Tom Wysoczynski, and the Thomas S. Upchurch Workforce Education Award to Scott Cowart.
A 20-year old Villa Rica man could face animal-cruelty-related charges in another state after a video of what appears to be him hitting an injured deer in the head with a book goes viral this week.
We now know of three names that will likely be on the ballot for Georgia's 3rd congressional district to replace congressman Lynn Westmoreland this May.
However, still no potential qualifiers for that race coming out of Carroll County.
Carrollton City Schools has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally- recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.
A second person has announced his intent to qualify for Georgia’s District Three Congressional seat race.
Carrollton Police are encouraging consumers to take a second look at that 20-dollar bill they received as change when shopping.
Hundreds of local residents and thousands statewide will be affected by a change in the scoring system administered by the GED Testing Service, which is lowering the passing score from 150 to 145.
Matt Brass of Newnan has announced he will seek the open seat to represent the 28th District in the Georgia State Senate. Georgia’s 28th District encompasses part or all of Coweta, Heard, Carroll and Troup counties.
The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting today to deliberate on the selection of the next person to lead the system as Superintendent...
On 01/21/16 at approximately 4:30 AM Villa Rica Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Race Trac on Hwy 61.
District 18 State Representative Kevin Cooke says he wants to see Georgia tax-payers get a rebate based on the money they have already spent towards Georgia’s new gas tax implemented last summer.
The Carroll County District Attorney’s Office next month plans to present to a grand jury, the information they have relating to the fatal collision between a Georgia State Patrol vehicle and a car carrying Paulding County teenagers last September.
79-year old Lamar Allen Putnam has now been missing for five days…
Forecasters say those living north of the I-20 corridor in our listening area could see some wintry precipitation today.
It is unclear whether or not Tallapoosa residents will see their convenience center fees waived anytime soon but Haralson County Commission Chairman Allen Poole says he is at least open to discussing the issue with Tallapoosa city officials.
Bremen city schools’ officials say they are out of appeals— and are now ready to accept the Georgia High School Association ruling that beginning this fall, Bremen High School will compete as a AAA school instead of AA for all GHSA affiliated sports and activities.
Carrollton High School is one of fourteen schools in Georgia participating in the Secretary Of State’s Ambassador Program.
Tallapoosa Mayor Pete Bridges this week said he fears what he calls an “unfair charge” to city residents to use the county landfill will lead them to improperly dump waste in unlawful places.
Local authorities have charged an emergency medical technician for a local ambulance service with sexually assaulting a hospital patient who was in his care.
A new and ‘way-too-early' poll suggests that State Senator Josh McKoon might have the best chance at replacing Congressman Lynn Westmoreland as the District Three Rep when he retires at the end of this year.
On Monday, January 11, 2016 at about 11:34 pm, Villa Rica Police were notified of an armed robbery at the Wilco/Hess Travel Plaza on Liberty Road.
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress, U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland issued a statement:
Today Judge Bill Hamrick sentenced Jonathan Quentin Irving and Chris Antoine Blackwell to life in prison for the April 29, 2013 armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Bankhead Highway and Almon Road in Carrollton.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon has released details of two arrests in a burglary of a home on Windy Lake Road in Bremen.
The big priorities for the city of Villa Rica in 2016 will be infrastructure, water, water pipes, roads and sidewalks, according to City Manager David Milliron.
Rescue crews in North Carolina recover the body of a Villa Rica man after he apparently fell from a walkway near a waterfall into a river.
Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) has announced he will no longer seek reelection in 2016.
More Carroll County residents are applying for weapons carry licenses than at any time in recent memory.
A 53-year old Temple woman convicted of defrauding unemployment insurance programs in seven states was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in prison.
Villa Rica Police Officer Clark Cleveland was honored this week by Chief Michael Mansour together with Mayor J. Collins and City Council Members for his lifesaving efforts involving an infant.
Please know the City of Villa Rica has been advised of a scheduled traffic control signal outage at the Intersection of Interstate 20 and SR 61/Industrial Boulevard (Exit 24) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday,
Carrollton assistant city manager Tim Grizzard will be the city’s next city manager effective February 1st.
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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Southwire Company, LLC recruit a number of general plant labor positions for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Carrollton and Villa Rica.
Villa Rica has a new city flag. The new fixture within the city was unveiled during the New Year’s Eve annual Nugget Drop event and soon after was flying over Villa Rica’s City Hall, city departments, and municipal parks and cemeteries.
With the holidays just behind us, Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says burglars often work overtime in January – targeting your new holiday gifts.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Lynn says the second round of rains this week— expected for Wednesday— will not bring as much precipitation as the Christmas Eve storm did.
A single vehicle crash early Sunday morning results in the death of a Carrollton man.
A lot of rain in a short period of time this morning. Carrollton’s Asst. City Manager Tim Grizzard says six inches fell in Carrollton over a 24-hour period, based on precipitation collected at city water plants.
City Manager Casey Coleman has announced his retirement effective February 1, 2016 after 25 years of service with the City of Carrollton
On 12-01-15 the Villa Rica Police Department was notified of downloads of known child pornography being conducted at an address in Villa Rica.
Rain and wet weather continue to be a concern for our region.
Tallapoosa Mayor Pete Bridges Tuesday released a long list of city projects he would like to see completed in 2016.
All three of Tanner’s inpatient acute and critical access hospitals have been named among the nation’s “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America.
Carrollton City Council today rolled out their 2016 agenda consisting of five ordinances and five resolutions that make up what will be the council’s focus for the first three months of 2016.
Four Haralson County High School Army J-ROTC cadets are awarded with the U-S Army’s highest recognition available to students on Thursday.
West Georgia Technical College officials announced this week that sixty-six area families are benefiting from the West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Project Care initiative.
Twenty-five Bremen residents are displaced from their motel apartment homes after a fire this morning destroys about 75-percent of the Golden Eagle Complex on Atlantic Avenue.
Georgia DOT Communications Officer, Mohamed M. Arafa this week confirmed that at least four new local projects are listed in the Georgia DOT Construction Work Program.
Carrollton city is exercising eminent domain to secure an easement for an ongoing major project.
Another report of a gun-shot being fired in Carrollton— over the weekend.
Bremen residents are asking, “What is that awful smell?”
Ed Dudley Retires After 30 Seasons in Coaching
Villa Rica mayor J. Collins vetoed a proposed 5-percent increase to city-customer water rates Tuesday.
Villa Rica city officials are hoping to learn more about a neglected historic baptismal located on Spring Street, between South Carroll road and Thomas Dorsey Drive.
"Last Comic Standing" winner Rod Man returned home on Sunday to make Christmas really special for a dozen children from four families in need.
Carrollton Police say a woman was treated and released from Tanner Medical Center early this morning after a fired bullet struck the ground and a fragment entered her leg.
Carroll County Schools Supt. Scott Cowart was named "Georgia's 2016 School Supt. Of Year" by the Georgia School Superintendents Association...
The Coweta judicial District Attorney's Office released the following statement Friday following the murder conviction of Kevin Jackson, Jr...
Carrollton Police have released the names of the two Carrollton men who were shot at a local apartment late Thursday and investigators say charges are pending… against them.
Carrollton Police say two Carrollton men believed to be in their 20’s are in an Atlanta hospital after being shot last night at a local apartment building.
Saturday marks the 58th anniversary of the most catastrophic event in Carroll County history.
Carrollton City Schools announced Thursday that CCS superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards has been offered and intends to accept the job of superintendent of the Kearney Public School District in Kearney, Nebraska. Transition plans will be finalized in the coming weeks.
Right now, Carrollton Police are at the scene of a shooting at an apartment building in Carrollton, just north of the University Of West Georgia campus.
As of 9:00pm, Carrollton Police are investigating a reported shooting at a Carrollton apartment building.
Carrollton voters have decided on Walt Hollingsworth to be the city’s mayor beginning in 2016.
Carrollton-based attorney Jason Swindle has agreed to represent the former Bowdon High School softball coach charged with sexual assault last week.
Villa Rica residents frustrated with water quality issues last month will not be compensated by the city.
Villa Rica city officials are talking a lot about water this week.
A former Bowdon Middle School resource teacher/ high school softball coach charged with sexual assault is free on a $50,000 special conditions bond.
Tallapoosa Police have two suspects in custody and two more are on the run following a break-in at a local pawnshop this morning.
Rate in Carroll drops .20 in October to 6.1-percent. More than a point lower than this time last year.
On 11-19-15 Officer Micahiah Swain with the Villa Rica Police Department responded to Wal-Mart due a stolen cell phone being traced to that location.
A Carroll County jail work detail inmate took his outdoor privileges just a little too far Thursday afternoon when he chose to flee from custody as he and his fellow crewmembers were returning to the jail at the end of the day.
VRPD is looking for a black Mercedes SUV that left the Villa Rica Wal-Mart parking lot before 10:00pm Thursday evening.
Day one of qualifying for two special elections in Carroll County produced four candidates.
Carroll EMC is alerting their customers to be aware of a phone scam that has targeted numerous residents this week.
Carrollton Schools Superintendent Kent Edwards, is a finalist for the same position in a school district in his native state of Nebraska.
Villa Rica City Manager David Milliron presented the city of gold’s 2016 proposed annual operating & capital budget to city council and the public for the first time Monday.
The release of statewide results for the new Milestones testing system shows that all Carrollton City Schools outperformed the rest of the state in critical categories with Carrollton Middle School performing above the state average in all subject areas.
The tragedy in Paris is a reminder that ISIS is still a grave threat to our American values and way of life.
A local mayor said Thursday, that residents who get water service from his city, should not have to pay their water bill this month.
BlazeSports America honored those in Georgia who have made a significant impact through adaptive sport and recreation at its Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards held earlier this month at the Art and Angela Williams Theater at the Primerica Global Headquarters in Duluth.
Are any rules or laws being broken when a city manager publicly endorses a candidate, running for mayor in the city he or she manages?
Thirty-four nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties received $358,600 Wednesday from the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Community Impact Fund.
 
Mayor Bridges called the meeting to order on Monday evening, November 9, 2015.
Bremen High School continues to have one of the highest graduation rates in the state of Georgia; while every high school in Carroll and Haralson counties saw an increase in their graduation rate in 2015 over the previous year.
US Army Colonel Robert Lee Washington Powell of Carrollton was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame on November 7, 2015, in Columbus, Georgia.  Colonel Powell was inducted under the Valor category.
Three teenagers are facing felony charges in Haralson County. They are alleged to have played rolls in the armed robbery of a local convenience store last week.  
The following is a press release approved by Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney, Peter Skandalakis... regarding fatal shooting of Kenneth Dothard in May of 2015.
Jason Roger Times (34) of Jonesboro has been arrested for burglary and racketeering charges. He is currently in the Carroll County Jail with multiple felony charges.
The Women’s Business Alliance on Wednesday named educator Paula Gillispie as the 2015 Woman of the Year.
Three incumbent mayors will be back in office in 2016. One local mayor’s race will continue into December; and, the education special purpose option sales tax will continue in both Carroll and Haralson counties.
Carroll County Elections’ officials are hoping for a good turnout of voters today. Less than 4-percent of the county’s 48,000 active voters cast early ballots during the three-week early voting period.
Kids love superheroes way more than they love vegetables.
Tanner Health System is partnering with the physicians at West Georgia Urology this November to offer free prostate cancer screenings to area men.
The first Monday in October marks the beginning of a new session for the Supreme Court of the United States where they have so far agreed to hear 34 cases.
The Haralson County School system is one of only nine school districts in the state of Georgia that would not see an increase in the money it gets from the state, if governor Nathan Deal and state legislators approve a new formula for funding schools that was proposed by the governor’s Education Reform Commission this week.
Here’s an idea of how much it costs to run a political campaign for mayor for the city of Carrollton.
Two members from Carroll County’s Fire Rescue squad were recognized with state honors Thursday.
Both Carrollton City’s and Carroll County Schools’ districts could benefit financially from a potential re-working of the way the state of Georgia funds schools.
Federal officials say a former Transportation Security Administration agent and Atlanta police officer was sentenced to 27 months in prison for his role in a Jamaican-based lottery scheme that targeted elderly victims in the U.S.
The University of West Georgia and UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero were honored by Chancellor Hank Huckaby of the University System of Georgia with the Service Excellence Award as Outstanding Institution of the Year on Wednesday, Oct. 21 during a ceremony at Georgia Perimeter College.
Joshua M. Smith of Central High School, was named Carroll County School System Teacher of the Year at the Board Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015.
Villa Rica city officials announced Wednesday that the city has accepted a gift of more than 159 acres of conservation land that will be developed into a passive park for the community along Conners road at Nally road on the Douglas County side of the city.
If the existing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba is to be lifted any-time in the near future, Georgia’s 30th district state senator Mike Dugan says he wants The Peach State to be prepared to take advantage of new trading opportunities.
Villa Rica city officials Wednesday said they continue to look for ways to keep tractor-trailers from crossing the train tracks in historic downtown.
Carrollton City Schools has announced the results of the annual “Gold and Black Give Back” Homecoming program.
The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency is in the process up updating the county’s hazard mitigation plan designed to reduce risks from natural hazards and serve as a strategic guide for decision-makers as they commit resources.
Carrollton City Schools announced today that Carrollton High School has earned the prestigious AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) certification. 
Governor Nathan Deal announced this week that Carroll County Schools was one of four school systems selected to receive a 2016 Georgia Innovation Fund Implementation Grant in the amount of $700,000.
The Bremen City Schools District is reaching out to those affected by the severe flooding in South Carolina this week.
On Tuesday morning (October 6, 2015) Deputies responded to a residential burglary in the Cross Plains area where a large number of guns, jewelry, and other items of value were taken along with the theft of a “Side by Side” ATV.
Carrollton City Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.
The Haralson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 25-year old Buchanan man who was struck by a train Tuesday.
GSP investigators say alcohol was a factor in a crash that resulted in the death of a 67-year old Villa Rica man late Saturday. He was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife. 
WLBB has confirmed the Georgia State Patrol has fired the trooper involved in a violent crash that killed two Paulding County teenagers in Carroll County last weekend.
With students out for the Fall Holiday, an intruder drill will be held at Carrollton Junior High School as part of the staff’s professional development program on Thursday, Oct. 1.
EPA Pays Act is the second bill in a series of bills targeting EPA abuse and overreach
Georgia Power announced this week that the company is developing a closure timeline for all of its 29 ash ponds and expects to finalize and release the schedule within the next six months.
Five Carrollton City Schools eighth graders have been designated members of the Carrollton City Schools’ inaugural REACH Scholarship class, offering these students the opportunity to become the first generation in their families to attend college.
Almost 90 employers and other organizations are set to participate in the 12th Annual Career Expo Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Columbus.
Villa Rica mayoral candidate Jodi Mount says she hopes to see the city’s council and staff make every possible effort to prevent Mirror Lake Parkway in Douglas County from being closed to traffic.
Two teenaged girls were are killed and a state trooper injured following a two-car collision in Carroll County late Saturday.
Work could begin soon on resurfacing US 27/State Route (SR) 1 in Carroll County.
Carrollton City Schools announced Thursday the system has earned a $270,000 technology grant through the Federal Communications Commission’s category 2 e-rate program.
Bremen city officials say they expect to have new signage up around the city by the end of this month that will tell the tale of the city’s textile heritage history.
The city of Villa Rica is preparing residents for changes coming up soon in the way they will have to park when in the historic downtown area.
#UPDATE (6:00PM)
HCSO have captured escpaed inmate. He was captured less than a mile away from where he had walked away from inmate detail work, and without incident according to HCSO.

 
The City Of Villa Rica must decide whether or not it wants to take ownership of a private road in the Mirror Lake subdivision after the Home Owner’s Association announced it intends to close a portion of Mirror Lake Parkway this December.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation has used dental records to identify human skeletal remains discovered at a long abandoned house near the Haralson - Paulding county line in late August.
First Lady Sandra Deal, wife of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, toured Carrollton schools Monday to learn more about how schools, in partnership with the community, are creating a recipe featuring healthy foods and physical exercise to nourish academic success.
A former candidate for mayor in Temple looks to be the city’s next ward three councilman after the only other person to qualify in that race withdraws his name.
Carroll County Schools’ officials Friday released the conclusion to their own investigation into the controversial baptisms on the Villa Rica High School football field.
Tanner Health System will offer outpatient access to diagnostic imaging services, as well as a new cardiac rehabilitation center and more with the construction of the Tanner Health Pavilion in Carrollton.
One of the Bremen Police Department’s most popular officers is retiring this year.
On Monday 09-07-15, at approximately 1:40 AM, Villa Rica Police Department responded to an accident involving a vehicle fire on Industrial Blvd.
On 09-07-15 at approximately 3:00 PM, Villa Rica Police Responded to the Watering Hole Sports Bar on Bankhead Hwy due to reports of a fight and a person that had been stabbed.
Would you reward your own son or daughter for talking back, telling lies, and stealing? No, of course not.
CARROLLTON, Ga., September  8, 2015 - After a career as the King of Morning Radio in Atlanta, Tallapoosa, Ga native, Rhubarb Jones, launched his new show on the west Georgia airwaves on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. on Great Classics 98.9. 
Despite having spent tens of billions of dollars on cyber security measures, the number of companies that have suffered data breaches reads like a Who’s Who of the Fortune 500 list. 
The following is a list of candidates who qualified this week for the November ballot:
Carrollton Mayor Wayne Garner has withdrawn his name from the qualifying list for the 2015 election, according to a Carroll County Elections official.
On 06-26-15 Villa Rica Police began investigating an armed robbery during which a juvenile was shot in the leg.
Georgia's District 16 House Rep. Trey Kelley says he is optimistic that state legislators can make a cut to Georgia’s income tax rate sometime in the 2016 session.
Villa Rica makes national news on Wednesday for a baptism video that has gone viral.
For the second consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica among the nation’s "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on community hospitals' accolades, quality and service to their communities.
 A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket has revealed a surprising prize for one lucky Carrollton warehouse worker.
On 08-31-15 a citizen witnessed a suspicious person on Parkway Circle.
Local authorities are awaiting lab results on human skeletal remains discovered Saturday at a long abandoned house on Coppermine Road near the Haralson - Paulding County line.
A couple of young entrepreneurs from Carrollton are developing a handy accessory for our I-Phones and Androids.
With qualifying for local municipal races about two weeks away, we have already heard from several residents who are preparing to run for office.
On its face, I am a supporter for capital punishment.
On 08/19/15 Villa Rica Police began investigating an armed robbery at the United Community Bank.
Villa Rica Police have arrested a Villa Rica- Paulding County man in connection with Wednesday’s armed robbery of United Community Bank.
A former vice-chairman on the Haralson County Board of Education is indicted this week on eight counts of child molestation.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will assist several other organizations with a career expo in Carrollton on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) J. Britt Johnson, in conjunction with Chief Michael P. Mansour, Villa Rica Police Department, requests the public’s assistance with regard to today’s armed bank robbery at the United Community Bank, Villa Rica, Georgia. 
Villa Rica Police and the FBI are investigating an alleged armed robbery this afternoon at the United Community Bank on West Bankead Hwy.
The Villa Rica City Council recently modified its golf cart ordinance in response to a high level of concern for occupant safety as well as pedestrians in neighborhoods and downtown Villa Rica.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie MIxon released a statement Monday, following an internal investigation into an incident in which a deputy shot and killed a local woman's canine.
Thanks to the generous support of the Carroll County Humane Society, June 2015 was the most successful month for cat adoptions in the Carroll County Animal Shelter’s history, with 98 cats and kittens being adopted. 
  The Carroll EMC Foundation awarded 55 local organizations with Impact Grants which totaled more than $97,000 for projects that will benefit local communities.
Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards has announced exciting enrollment numbers for the Carrollton City School system following the traditional five day count of students.
The idea of bringing a public bus system or something similar to Carroll County still has legs (or wheels).
Some of our listeners in Carrollton are making sure we make you aware of the latest wave of phone scams targeting the elderly.
Some students at Mt. Zion High School claimed this week that they are not being allowed to fly the American flag on the back of their vehicles on school property.
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the stabbing death of a Tallapoosa man over the weekend.

The 2016 legislative session undoubtedly will see the Georgia General Assembly discuss issues related to health care, including our rural hospital crisis, the growing number of Georgians on Medicaid and Medicare, medical education funding, physician retention and many others.

Two Temple women arrested for shoplifting in Atlanta last weekend say what they are accused of was all a big misunderstanding.
Villa Rica’s Golden City Lion’s Club plans to honor two of the city’s fallen soldiers with American Heroes Tribute Banners that will be permanently placed in well-traveled spots in the downtown area.
The Carrollton Police Department’s ACE Unit shuts down an alleged drug operation Wednesday, where those involved were allegedly working out of a local motel.
Local and state dignitaries joined officials of Yachiyo Manufacturing of America (YMA) to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase Two of the auto manufacturing operation which opened in Carrollton in 2014.
Tanner Health System will move forward with plans to build a new hospital facility in Randolph County, Ala., after voters approved a referendum to support a 1 percent sales tax to finance the new hospital’s construction.
Kids in Villa Rica getting ready for school to start this week got a big surprise Monday when NBA star Jae Crowder met up with them at Gold Dust Park and handed out free school supplies and backpacks.
It didn't take long for Carrollton Police to locate and arrest the man they believe robbed a local convenience store Sunday morning.
Southwire Company, LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity, knows that offering a solid sustainability internship not only attracts bright talent but can keep them on as sustainability experts.
Temple Elementary School​ partnered with Villa Rica Home Depot for a school beautification project over the summer.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says his office is investigating a recent incident in which one of his deputies is accused of shooting and killing a 6-month old Labrador retriever.
Carrollton welcomes new jobs and “Spirit of Alaska”
The 12-year old has been found by authorities and is safe (11:00am, Thursday)
Bremen Police are investigating the alleged armed robbery of a local restaurant Wednesday morning.
Bremen Police are investigating the alleged armed robbery of a local restaurant Wednesday morning.
Tallapoosa’s Dizzy Dean baseball team/12 year-old-division is spending the day today with media and getting fitted for new uniforms before playing in the first round of the Dizzy Dean World Series Wednesday morning.
The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.
The man who killed two people in a Louisiana movie theater has ties to Carrollton.
Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.
History will be made at the University of West Georgia’s summer graduation ceremony on July 25.
Approximately 175 mature marijuana plants were seized this month in Haralson and Cleburne counties after authorities received a tip of a large amount of marijuana growing near the border of Haralson County and Polk County.
A 2006 Alexander High School graduate and Carrollton, Georgia native is serving aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, living and working at a Navy base in Silverdale, Washington.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) sent a letter of support to the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fred Upton, and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, following their announcement that they would investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of recent allegations that the abortion provider is selling the organs of unborn babies.
Southern States Bank, with locations in Carrollton and Columbus, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Columbus Community Bank, which is headquartered in Columbus, Ga., for about $21.4 million.
Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama are investigating a reported kidnapping and the resulting murder-suicide involving two women. Both females were found dead in a vehicle on Interstate-20 in Cleburne County following a police chase Thursday afte
A Tallapoosa man has collected a hefty prize from the Georgia Lottery just days after accepting a new job.
Due to the extremely hot weather, the City of Carrollton Mayor and Council have suspended admission fees to the Midtown Water Park and Lakeshore Pool through Sunday, (July 19, 2015).
The Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 20 in Tallapoosa will close for renovations starting Monday, July 20 for a maximum of 55 days.
Carrollton Police have made an arrest following their investigation into the murder of a pregnant woman who was shot through the window of her home earlier this week.
Environmental health officials with the Haralson County Health Department have confirmed the first two cases of animal rabies in the county this year.  One case, a fox, was in the Temple area, and the other, a raccoon, was near Buchannan, but officials emphasize animal rabies can be found throughout the county.
The Villa Rica City Council publicly approved the purchase of 13.44 acres of bank-owned property at Tuesday night’s meeting. Land that is designated to expand the recreation facilities at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex (V-Plex) at 1605 Highway 61.
The Venue, a new special events hall, is soon to debut in downtown Villa Rica.
Carrollton Police are investigating an apparent homicide of a pregnant woman.
Alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in a single vehicle crash over the holiday weekend that resulted in the death of a 23-year old Villa Rica man.
Southwire Company has signed an agreement with ABB, Inc., to purchase a high-voltage and extra high-voltage underground transmission cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Carroll Symphony Orchestra performs an all-American concert on the lawns of Carrollton Elementary School, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and culminating with favorite patriotic marches and aerial fireworks show.
The 10th Anniversary Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for this afternoon and evening at the V-Plex in Villa Rica has been postponed until next Friday.
More west Georgians will be setting off fireworks on their own this Independence Day holiday thanks to new legislation that took effect this week allowing for consumers to buy and use fireworks in Georgia.
Villa Rica Police continue to investigate a home invasion that resulted in an 11-year old boy being shot in the leg.
Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell says he was so moved by a recent presentation from a local Director of DFACS that he wanted to be able to do something special for area foster children.
Move Over, Beethoven!
Young Composers Prepare Their Works for Debut
Marriage licenses will be issued to same sex couples in Carroll County-- as they can be all across the nation following the Supreme Court's decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
An Atlanta-area drug task force apprehended a Bremen man this week with the intent to transport him to Scott County in Indiana, where he’ll be charged in connection to an outbreak of HIV in the state.
Carrollton Police have charged a 30-year old Carrollton man with making terroristic threats after he allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton this morning.
Keep Carroll Beautiful is gauging community interest in holding a household hazardous waste collection event.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and regional authorities have now cleared a threat of an explosive device at the hospital that was phoned into the hospital before 9 a.m. Thursday.
UPDATE: All roads around Tanner/ Carrollton are now open following reported bomb threat...
Police have not yet positively identified the body of a man that was found in a wooded area off of Interstate-20 in Villa Rica but they say it is unlikely to be that of missing Douglas County teacher, Larry Bolen.
Students in Carroll, Haralson and Heard County’s school systems will receive extra support for their behavioral, emotional and developmental wellness through a new grant awarded to Tanner Health System.
The number of employers expected to participate in tomorrow's career expo in Douglas County has more than doubled in recent days...
Murder Indictment, City To Go With Only 3/4 Of Council in 2015, Community Remembers Teen Who Passed, DAV To Help Local Vets
Shooting at Bear... Scam Alert... Zero foreclosures... Vets retire flags
The Carrollton Housing Authority along with several sponsors is reminding fathers this weekend how important their roles are in the lives of their children.
Haralson County Fire officials are investigating an early morning house fire that claimed the lives of two males in Buchanan.
On June 16th around 3pm a Deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office encountered a suspicious person and vehicle with a Tennessee tag parked in a wooded area behind a vacant business in Temple GA near I20.
25-year-old digital media consultant from Villa Rica chosen to compete on Big Brother 17
Carroll County Schools Administrators released a draft for the system's 2018- SPLOST possible projects on Monday.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in alleged door-to-door meat scam.
Carroll County property owners have a little more than two weeks to respond to the 2015 fair market appraisal of their real property, including houses, land, commercial buildings and other properties.
One of the top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) students at Central High School has been invited to attend an exclusive assembly for the nation's future science and technology leaders in Boston, Massachusetts later this month.
A small plane bound for metro-Atlanta made an unexpected landing on a Carroll County road Thursday morning.
An initial report compiled by the University of Georgia’s Agricultural Extension Center in Carrollton suggests that agriculture continues to be a major supporter of the local economy.
A Carrollton man is behind bars in southern West Virginia after he allegedly attacked a West Virginia State Trooper.
The City of Villa Rica is working toward a new strategic visioning & planning program for the downtown.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its probable cause report on a July 2014 plane crash which resulted in the death of a 70-year old local businessman and his 9-year-old grandson.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and West Georgia Technical College will co-sponsor a career expo in Douglas County Tuesday, June 23.
According to a recent study by consumer finance site NerdWallet, Carrollton ranked as the ninth best place to start a business in Georgia.
On 06/05/15 Officer Terry was conducting a security checkpoint at the Villa Rica Municipal Court.
Carrollton Police arrest a man with gang-ties for the murder of 17-year old Timbaland Crowder of Carrollton outside a nightspot early Sunday.  
A 17-year old Carrollton man is dead; the victim of a gunshot wound to the chest outside a local night-spot early Sunday morning.   Carrollton Police Capt. Chris Dobbs tells WLBB Radio that several witnesses have said the shooting may be gang-related
Last night around 9 p.m. Carroll County 911 received a call from a female stating there was a suspicious subject with a gun in the area of the Community Southern Bank on Bankhead Highway in Carrollton.
A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Carrollton late Thursday.
Rumored plans of an expansion by Tanner Health that would result in an open heart surgery facility in Carrollton, a $30-million health pavilion on Dixie Street and extensive hospital additions in Villa Rica were confirmed Thursday when Tanner President/CEO Loy Howard publicly asked the  Carroll County Board of Commissioners for county support on a $102 million revenue anticipation bond issue to finance some of these projects.
April rate for Haralson County at 6.3-percent
April rate in Carroll County at 6.7-percent
J & R Construction could soon begin working on proposed additions and renovations to the Carroll County E-911 and emergency operation center this summer, if the CCBOC approves the Carrollton-based construction firm's bid of more than $2M for the project next week.
On 05-27-15 Villa Rica Police responded to the BP Station at 650 Bankhead Hwy due to a report of a person being shot.
What city is the number one place to raise a family in the state of Georgia?
A former vice-chairman on a local board of education is charged with child molestation.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is now recruiting workers to help Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) staff its manufacturing plant under construction in Lithia Springs.
Effective immediately:  GLASS is no longer accepted in the Single Stream Curbside Recycling Collection in the City of Carrollton.
Better employment figures and increases in housing numbers recently suggest that the west Georgia region is continuing an economic recovery, according to a report released this week by the Center For Business & Economic Research at University of West Georgia.
A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while walking alongside Bankhead Highway near Ferrell Drive Wednesday evening is in the intensive care unit at Atlanta hospital.
Carrollton High School senior, Katy Duncan has been named a semifinalist in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the highest honors for high school students.
It’s time to break out your tuxedos and cowboy boots for West Georgia Technical College’s most anticipated fundraiser, Black Tie & Boots, with Tracy Lawrence as this year’s performer at the August 8th concert.
A new 'spray & splash' water park in Villa Rica that city officials hoped would be open this year will likely not be up and running until the summer of 2016.
Carrollton-based food distributor Walker's Foods hoped to clear up any public misconceptions regarding their recall of pork with sauce products, when a company official spoke with WLBB Radio Tuesday.
Buchanan City Council will need more time to decide who will serve the remaining term of a vacated city council seat.
Buchanan City Council is expected to appoint a qualified Buchanan resident to serve the remaining term of a vacated city council seat this evening.
The Carroll County Board of Education Monday adopted a tentative budget for the Carroll County school system's FY 2016.
Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley said Thursday that his deputies’ salaries need to be more competitive with other nearby jurisdictions, or he fears his office will see an increase in deputies leaving for higher paying jobs.
Just to show you how competitive college football recruiting is these days... a 13-year old seventh grader from Carrollton was reportedly offered a Division-1 football scholarship this week.
Spike TV recently announced that Carrollton tattoo artist and owner of Skin Werks Tattoo in Carrollton, Craig Foster is returning to the network's realty competition program "Ink Master"
A Carrollton man died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle wreck in Barrow County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The 18-year old Carroll County jail inmate who escaped from investigators near the Carroll County/ Heard County border Monday is now back in police custody.
Potential action regarding a public transportation system in Carroll County was postponed Tuesday...
Villa Rica city council Tuesday agreed that city attorney David Mecklin can now offer the job of city manager to the candidate that two weeks ago was determined and announced to be the "best qualified" to fill that role.
Carrollton City Schools students are invited to lace up their sneakers and oil their bicycle chains for Walk and Roll Wednesday.
A new litter ordinance approved by Carrollton city council Monday calls for a fine to be levied “at not less than $250 and no more than $1,000 for those found guilty of dumping, depositing, placing, throwing or leaving of litter” in any public or private property in the city or any city waters.
The Temple Police Department has officially moved into a new location in the former Community & Southern Bank building at Hwy 78 & Hwy 113.
Community Events
National Crime Victim's Rights Week will be observed the week of May 2nd. The goal of this annual observance is to unite communities in honoring and empowering victims of crime and bringing awareness to the local community about victim's rights. T
Buchanan Car Show will be held on the 1st Saturday of the month through October at the Old Courthouse in Buchanan from 4-7 p.m. They will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, & drinks, and will have door prizes. The money raised will go to the Buc
Keep Haralson Beautiful Tallapoosa River Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 9 a.m. at the Water Works on Highway 100, 4689 Georgia 100 in Tallapoosa. Take your kayak or canoe and join them for a ride down the Tallapoosa River as they clean up
Book Club will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. For more information call 770-459-7012.
Senior Dance will be held on Friday, May 6th, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Villa Rica Civic Center at the V-Plex, 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica. The cost will be $6.00 per person. For more information call Ray Berryhill at 678--431-0449.
Main Street Design Committee will be held on Friday, May 6th, 1 p.m. at City Hall Conference Room, 571 W. Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica. For more information contact Main Street Manager Christopher Pike at 678-840-1160.
Main Street Organization Committee will be held on Friday, May 6th, 11:30 a.m. at City Hall Conference Room, 571 W. Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica. For more information contact Christopher Pike at 678-840-1160.
Babies Introduction to Books will be held on Friday, May 6th, 10:30 a.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica, for ages 0-2. All children must be accompanied by Parent/Caregiver. For more information contact Miss Laura at 7
Tech Thursdays will be held on Thursday, May 5th, 5 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. They will be featuring test prep, resume writing, e-learning courses, online tutoring, e-language and learning webinars. Please
Family Movie Night will be held on Thursday, May 5th, 4:30 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. The movie will be "Norm of the North". Free popcorn and drinks.
Little Listeners Story Time, ages 3-5,  will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 10:30 a.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. All children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver. For more information contact Miss Lau
City Council Monthly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 6 p.m. at the Municipal Courthouse, Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica. For more information contact City Clerk Alisa Doyal at 678-840-1212.
Tenn Twilight Movie Night will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 4:30 p.m. at the Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. The movie will be Star Wars. Free drinks and popcorn. For more information call 770-459-7012.
Book Lovers Together Book Club will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 10 a.m. at Villa Rica Public Library, 70 Horace Luther Drive, Villa Rica. For more information call 770-459-7012.
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.
Cheerleading registration for the 2016 season opens Monday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 21st. Sign up to cheer on the Wildcat Youth Football teams when play begins this fall. Registration will be held at Gold Dust Park, 646 Industrial Boulevard, in Vill
The open burning ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and landclearing debris from May 1st - September 30th. This restriction is in addition to a ban on the burning of household garbage, which is enforced year-round throughtout Georgia.
Fair On The Square in Buchanan, Buchanan Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, May 21st,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. They will have a parade at noon, entertainment, food, fun, and Live Remote with WKNG. Sponsored by DBR, Inc., for more information call 770-646
The Haralson County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at the old courthouse in Buchanan. All interested parties and those interested in becoming members are welcome to attend. For more informat
Biker Care Unit Life South and James O'Neal Dodge will be having Riding to make a difference on Saturday, May 14th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, 1004 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton for a car show/bike show. Sign in 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., entertainment will be by B
Mother's Day Plant Sale will be held at Haralson County High School on Tuesday, May 3rd - Friday, May 6th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information call Jesika Holloway at 770-574-7647.
Lucky Paws Humane Society Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 2-4 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. Take as many pets as y
Scott McGuire presents the Temple Old Days Summer Festival.  Saturday, May 21st, 2016.
The 24th anniversary of America's great days of giving the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 14th. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox and your letter carri
In observance of the National Day of Prayer, on Thursday, May 5th there will be prayer at the following locations:  Bremen City Hall at noon, the Old Courthouse on the Square in Buchanan at noon, and Tallapoosa City Hall at 10 a.m. Please join them a
The 13th Annual Haralson County National Day of Prayer Breakfast co-hosted by the Haralson County Ministerial Association and the Pregnancy Resource Center. The breakfast will be held at Sewell Mill, 126 Hamilton Avenue, Bremen, at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday,
Carrollton High School Performing Arts presents Bye Bye Birdie on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th at 7 p.m. in the Holcombe Theater of the Mabry Center for the Arts. Tickets will be $10.00 each. Call 770-834-2116 for credit card purchases or more
Tallapoosa Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 5th from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall, Tallapoosa. To schedule an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: tall. Please give blo
Get Healthy, Live Well and Tanner Health System are pleased to offer free tobacco cessation class and phone support to the residents of Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties, on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 3 at Tanner Medical Center
Kids N Fitness is a free, healthy lifestyle program for children ages 8 to 16 and their parents. The program consists of six 90 minute sessions for the entire family and meets once a week. Each session includes a nutrition lesson, physical activity, goal
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a series of free classes that can help you make lasting changes to fight the key risk factors for diabetes. If you are interested in attending one of these free programs, check the event calendar for upcoming classes and
Carroll County/West Georgia Council on Aging Spring Fling will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at East Carrollton Recreation Building, 410 North Lake Drive, Carrollton. Doors open at 9 a.m. Open to all senior citizens in the West Georgia area. Lunch provide
The Haralson County High School Army JROTC will host its 11th annual Military Ball on Saturday, May 7th from 7-11 p.m. in the West Georgia Technical College's main ballroom. The military ball court will be represented by the princes and princesses of
The Tallapoosa Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. in the Tallapoosa Library reading room. The group will be discussing "Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good" by Jan Karon. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
Riding For A Reason Benefit Ride for April Lambert Benefield will be held on Saturday, May 21st at Bowdon High School. Registration will be at 10 a.m. and kickstands up at 11 a.m. The cost will be $25.00 per bike. Police escorted ride, ends at Smokin'
Friends of the Buchanan Haralson Public Library will be having a 5 K Run on Saturday, May 21st. If you would like to be a runner or walker in the 5K Run, the registration fee will be $15.00 and does include a T shirt. The deadline for pre-registration wil
The Outreach Southern Gospel Music Park, County Road 31, Muscadine, Alabama will be having a American Country, Gospel and Bluegrass Groups of 2016 on Friday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 5th. An information booth will be set up with information for Country, Go
Early Voting for the May 24th, 2016 General Primary will begin on Monday, May 2nd until Friday, May 20th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday voting will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2016 between the hours of 9 a.m.
The 35th Annual Haralson County Wildlife Association's Trout Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 14th 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 throug
The Villa Rica Police Department will be hosting their Youth Academy 2016 beginning on Monday, June 27th through Thursday, June 30th from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at the V-Plex. The event is for 5th- 8th graders for the 2015-2016 School Year. The deadline for ap
Buchanan Car Club Shows will be held the 1st Saturday every month from April 2nd to October 1st from 4-7 p.m. on the Historic Buchanan Square, Buchanan. They will have food, lots of fun, prizes and giveaways. Hosted by Kim Verner, for more information cal
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
Full Gospel Church, 3678 Bankhead Highway off Highway 78, Lithia Springs will be having a Gospel Singing on Saturday, May 7th at 6 p.m. The singers will be Brother Curtis Smith, and Songs of Truth. Everyone welcome to attend.
Highland Baptist Church, 1541 Highway 78, Tallapoosa will host the Diplomats for a Saturday night singing on Saturday, May 14th at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information contact Greg Patterson at770-616-3213
Bremen Church of Christ will host "Origins" a Christian evidences seminar from Friday, April 29th through Monday, May 2, with Dr. Brad Harrub speaking on numerous topics. The seminars will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights at 7 p.m.
The Outreach Southern Gospel Music Park, County Road 31, Muscadine, Alabama will be having a American Country, Gospel and Bluegrass Groups of 2016 on Friday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 5th. An information booth will be set up with information for Country, Go
Friendship Baptist Church, 9400 Highway 166 East, Winston will be having their Homecoming on Sunday, May 22nd at 10 a.m. They will have special singers, lunch and great fellowship. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call 404-925-0749.
Friendship Baptist Church, 9400 Highway 166 East, Winston will be having their Revival on Sunday, July 24th - Friday, July 29th at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call 404-925-0749.
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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
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