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Although District 3 has been relatively quiet when compared to others in Carroll County, Commissioner Tommy Lee said there are a few projects he is keeping an eye on, such as high-end home development on Sharp Creek Lake.

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Most people are probably unfazed by the sight of a deer carcass on the side of the road. But to see a dead dear with its head missing will likely catch you off guard.

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With approval from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, the local Department of Family and Children Services facility is a step closer to renovation and expansion.

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Carrollton police said a 12-year-old boy who went missing Monday was found after a search of about five hours.

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Carroll County Fire Chief Scott Blue and Human Resources Director Anne Lee will in December ask the Board of Commissioners for cancer insurance coverage for local firefighters.

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It was a normal day in Villa Rica on Dec. 5, 1957, with residents going about their daily business and looking forward to Christmas. But at 11 o’clock that morning, the city was rocked by what is considered the worst man-made disaster in Carroll County’s history.’

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At a time when the nation was dealing with the height of Civil Rights movement, and there were stories of people not being able to receive medical treatment because of the color of their skin, the hospital that would eventually become known as Tanner Medical Center unknowingly set a standard by making the progressive step in hiring Dr. Samuel D. Thomas.

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A defendant in the Nizzear Rodriguez murder case on Thursday received a 20-year sentence for first degree burglary in Carroll County Superior Court.

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Six out of 20 establishments checked were cited for selling alcohol to minors in an operation by Villa Rica police on Tuesday. Police say that they were not happy to see so many charged and that they plan to have another operation. 

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ROME, Georgia — Two men have been sentenced after pleading guilty to hijacking truckloads of copper wire and other copper products. The Southwire Copper Co. in Carrollton was one of the pair’s primary targets.

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Police said a man held a gun on a Family Dollar clerk Wednesday and left the Carrollton store after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.

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The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Natural Resource Service is requiring an emergency action plan for Lake Tisinger, which serves as the main water source for the city of Bowdon.

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Councilman-elect Lin Clayton takes the oath of office from Probate Judge Eddie Hulsey at the Bremen City Council meeting on Monday. The council members appointed Clayton to finish the term of former councilman Terry Crawford, who resigned.

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Sugar Foods Corp. plans a $53 million expansion of its Villa Rica plant, bringing more than 50 new jobs to the area within five years.

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Keep Carroll Beautiful helped young people participate in America Recycles Day on Wednesday by bringing paper recycling bins to every school in the county.

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Villa Rica officials have chartered a course toward “financial health by 2020” with a new budget that aims at solving many complex problems in a short amount of time.

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West Georgia Technical College President Steve Daniel has been named executive director of Quick Start, the economic development arm of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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A post on Facebook claiming there was an attempted child abduction at the Carrollton Wal-Mart Monday turned out to be a false alarm, but not before it quickly spread through social media.

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Dine West, the University of West Georgia’s internal food service program, contributed $16.6 million to the local economy in its first year, more than double the university’s impact for the previous year with a private vendor, according to a UWG report.

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It has been one year since Keep Carroll Beautiful teamed up with the Carroll County Sheriff’s office to fight against those who do not take care of our environment — litterbugs.

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In collaboration with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Education Task Force, the Times-Georgian publishes a monthly feature to focus on workforce education and development from the perspective of real people who are making a real difference in our communities. #ThinkCarrollFirst — everyone has the potential to learn, work and thrive right here in Carroll County.

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The Carroll County Board of Commissioners on Thursday denied a request to rezone a high-density residential property in the Whitesburg area to commercial following objections by residents who opposed the idea of looking out of their homes and seeing a tire shop and car lot.

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The Georgia High School Association’s state cross country meet that Carrollton City Schools hosted last weekend had an economic impact of $1.2 million on the community, according to school officials.

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Carrollton city police have an active arrest warrant for 24-year-old Nicholas Schley for aggravated assault, who they believe shot at another vehicle.

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The West Georgia Regional Library System has a new director. Jessica Everingham accepted the offer for the position made by WGRLS Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

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Haralson County voters narrowly approved the proposed transportation special purpose local option sales tax with 50.63 percent of the voters voting for the measure, according to the unofficial results of the election.

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The Community Foundation of West Georgia on Wednesday issued $300,000 to 34 nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties from its Community Impact Fund.