Rabies cases up to five in Carroll County

The Georgia Public Health Laboratory has confirmed a bat in Bowdon and a fox in Roopville have tested positive for rabies. Both incidences involved encounters with a human and a dog. The incident in Bowdon occurred when a bat was captured in a home on August 8 in the vicinity of Sally Ann Circle. The […]

Superintendent’s Contract Offer Survives Divided Board Vote

The majority of the Carroll County Schools’ Board of Education has voted in favor of offering long-time Superintendent Scott Cowart a new one-year contract beginning June 1, 2022 to remain in that position. However—this is a Board divided, with three of the seven board members voting against bringing Cowart back under the terms presented. “I […]

House Committee Approves Legislation to Keep Individuals Convicted of Killing Police Officers in Maximum Security Prisons; Dedicated to Fallen Villa Rica Police Officer

ATLANTA – The House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee, chaired by State Representative J. Collins (R-Villa Rica), today passed House Bill 1553, or Bishop’s Law. Introduced by State Representative Clint Crowe (R-Jackson), Bishop’s Law would require individuals convicted of killing a police officer to serve their sentences in the state’s highest security prisons. “The […]