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A new and dangerous drug concoction known as “Gray Death” might have made its first appearance.

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday described Carroll County as the envy of other communities across the state, saying that he is committed to remaining a friend and ally to the community as he begins his campaign for the governor’s seat.

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An “emergency situation” at the Bowdon Water Treatment Plant has been averted now that repairs to the main building are on the way to being completed.

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A Fulton County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of a University of West Georgia student last October.

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The city of Bowdon has met the May deadline to return documents to the state in order to qualify for a GEFA loan to help eliminate water loss.

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Bowdon Elementary and Villa Rica Middle School have each been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Shape School Nutrition and Physical Activity Program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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Carroll County has filed a counterclaim against a local businessman who filed a lawsuit over the denial of a rezoning application and conditional use permit to operate an event center, lodge, pro shop and shooting range.

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Ben Scott Boulevard through the Carrollton City Schools campus has been closed for a construction project scheduled during the summer break.

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The director of the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency said residents said heavy rain expected for parts of the state could leading to flooding in some areas over the next few days.

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A former director of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carrollton and three of its employees, claiming she was wrongly fired from her job and that her reputation was damaged.

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Mira Rubio is surprised with flowers by friends Madison Downer and Marilyn Bermudez Friday night at the school’s football field following Rubio’s graduation along with other members of the Class of 2017.

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Colorado Premium President Kevin LaFleur talked Thursday about how he made the decision to come to Carroll County and said that had he been younger, he would have considered moving the company’s headquarters to the area.

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Jim Carter will be returning to Carrollton High School tonight to present a plaque to the graduating class of 2017, which will be the last class to graduate from the current high school building.

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Carrollton City Schools and the Carroll County School District are planning for their Summer Meals Programs that will provide free food to children in the community while school is out for the summer.

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Carroll County Commissioner Michelle Morgan confirmed that the newly formed Carroll County Transit Advisory Committee has just received contracts to begin the implementation of the new transit system.

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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has been understaffed for the past few months, with several employees leaving for higher-paying jobs. The department has been able to fill a few of the vacant spots but not enough to come close to becoming fully staffed.

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With officials estimating the Tyus-Carrollton Road Fire Station to be open in another month, Carroll County Fire Rescue Chief Scott Blue said it is a great time for people in the surrounding area to consider becoming volunteer firefighters.

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Carrollton is one of 37 places recognized by The League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community. The list released this month noted that only nine cities nationwide, including Carrollton, received the Bronze award distinction on their very first application.

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The Carroll County Board of Education is proposing a $123.8 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year that will include teacher pay raises and the purchase of new buses.

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As he reviews his first budget as a Carroll County commissioner, Lee Powers said he is keeping his promise to protect farmers even if it means challenging the Board of Assessors on the way it taxes those in agriculture.

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Kevin LaFleur, owner and president of Colorado Premium, will take part this week in an agreement signing between his company, West Georgia Technical College and Quick Start at the Burson Center in Carrollton.

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A Carrollton housing resolution has been amended to satisfy local Realtors who have been back and forth with city officials for the past 18 months. One local Realtor who previously complained that Carrollton “is closed for business in the housing industry” said the passing of the resolution is a signal that the city is open to business ideas and proposals.

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Villa Rica’s Main Street program brought $791,000 in public and private investment to the city in 2016. In doing so, it has earned another year of accreditation.

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The Haralson County Health Department said Friday that the first case of rabies in Haralson County in two years was discovered this month in a family pet.

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Thursday’s ribbon-cutting to mark the official opening of Small Town Bank on Bankhead Highway is another sign the corridor is recovering from what not long ago seemed to be an economic drought.

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Music, comedy and even dinosaurs will be part of the entertainment this weekend when Villa Rica hosts the first Badge Fest Atlanta, an event designed to raise funds for first responders who sustain career-ending injuries in the line of duty.

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Four people gathered at the Poplar Springs launch of the Dub Denman Canoe Trail for a cleanup event Saturday morning.