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Farmers who attended the 2017 Georgia Ag Forecast in Carrollton Friday were urged to keep an eye on Chinese competitors. They were also given estimates for when they could rebound from last year’s drought, and received hope that they will recover the “pretty significant” losses largely attributed to the 2016 drought.

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A family took home the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Citizen of the Year recipient drew a standing ovation for her contributions in helping troubled youth, and the #ThinkCarrollFirst campaign was officially launched Friday night at the Carroll County of Chamber Commerce Dinner and Awards.

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A local official said the combination of a police department that engages with the community and good citizenship from residents is a part of the reason why Temple earned a SafeWise Safest Cities badge and a place on the list of 50 safest cities in Georgia for 2016.

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Agriculture, long a leading industry in Carroll County, took a huge hit in 2016, due in large part to a drought that nearly broke a record set in 1904 and forced a few farmers to sell off some of their herd.

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On Wednesday morning, before the sun rose, Bremen band students left for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., to compete at a band competition and to see the inauguration of a new president.

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Senior citizens in Villa Rica could receive an $8,000 discount on the taxable value of their homes, based on a plan approved Wednesday afternoon by the City Council.

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Board of Commissioners Chairman Marty Smith is calling Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement of a $15 million investment into a local food processing plant a testament to having great community partnerships.

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Georgia Power said Friday that the 830 foot-tall stack for its retired units 1-5 at Plant Yates will be removed by controlled demolition on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather and safety conditions permitting.

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This is not your parents’ cafeteria. There is no iceberg lettuce here. And no mystery meat. The Carrollton City School system is reinventing school nutrition, and schools around the country are taking notice.

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Two men allegedly destroyed 18 mailboxes in one neighborhood Saturday night. It started just before midnight when a resident reported seeing a red GMC Sierra pickup weaving back and forth across the road, driving over mailboxes.

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A $360,600 construction upgrade, which includes new bathrooms and a splash pad, at Little Tallapoosa Park is under way, but the park is still seeing plenty of activity at its equestrian site.

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A high number of business travelers on weekdays combined with a “good number” of weekend leisure and event travelers contributed to a tourism increase of 9 percent in 2015 in Carroll County. Tourism spending created or supported 1,310 jobs in the county last year, up from 1,257 the previous year.

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Despite Carroll County being among the state’s leaders in agriculture, farming as an occupation is on the decline for the area. Last year, the total numbers of farmers was well over 1,000. This year, there are about 909.

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A special election has been called for March 21 to fill the unexpired term of Carroll County School Board member Denise Askin, who resigned last year.

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The suspect accused of killing his former girlfriend has a criminal record and served time in prison, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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How do you go back to class after appearing in a music video? A group of young students at Carrollton Middle School found out Thursday when they helped film a public service announcement for the Georgia Department of Education.

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The city of Whitesburg could see its first liquor store within city limits soon. The closest establishments of a similar nature are about 10 to 15 miles away in Carrollton.

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A proposal to raise the hotel-motel tax in Villa Rica to 8 percent will be sent to Carroll County’s legislative delegation, a first step in increasing the tax to the same level as it is in surrounding communities and on par with what is being proposed for Carrollton.

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Six young men were robbed at gunpoint as they were gathered this past weekend at a friend's home in Haven West Apartments on Lovvorn Road in Carrollton.

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Carrollton’s City Council voted Monday night to approve the purchase of a 2017 Dodge Charger for the Carrollton City Police Department. The $26,873.75 that will cover the cost of the vehicle will come from the seized drug money fund.

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The expected 2 to 4 four inches never materialized this past weekend but Carroll County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marty Smith praised the various agencies who proved their preparedness and utilized the new emergency operations center for the first time.

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The controversial Carrollton cemetery fee increase was laid to rest at Monday night’s special called City Council meeting with a decision to not raise the fee to $1,000 and leave it at $300.

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With construction of the first phase of the replacement Carrollton High School expected to be completed this spring, attention moves to the interior spaces and Carrollton City Schools is looking to the public for help in one area.

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University of West Georgia President Dr. Kyle Marrero was named for the third consecutive years as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians.” He is one of only 10 university presidents on the list, chosen from the 30 schools in the University System of Georgia.

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Several trees that once lined the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks through downtown Villa Rica are gone now, but city officials are hoping their loss will be filled by an expanded greenspace.