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Joe Morgan and Jimmy Riggs check on the hams at Sammy Hathcock’s house Thursday night. The cooking was in preparation for today’s annual American Legion Post 143 barbecue at the Ag Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 and can be bought at the door. All profits will go toward helping …

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The Carroll County School System has unified its gifted program curriculum. Teachers have placed an increased emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning for students participating in the district's gifted program.

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Villa Rica is on track for explosive growth over the next decade, and city leaders face the prospect of investing more taxpayer funds to accommodate that expansion.

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The Temple City Council will in October seek to levy a tax millage rate of 6.5 on city property owners, an amount that will have the effect of raising no extra revenues for the city.

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Attorneys representing two men who were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in November of robbing a Carrollton bank are expected to demand a new trial today.

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The Carrollton City Council took less than 10 minutes Wednesday night to unanimously vote to keep the millage rate at 4.62 mills. By keeping the millage rate the same as it was in 2015, property owners will see a 2.10 percent increase in their taxes. 

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The city of Buchanan will pay to re-pave and stripe an existing parking lot on Van Wert Street in order to clear some parking congestion around the Courthouse Square.

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Before Amy Norton's plea hearing on Monday, she was prepared to accept the consequences of her actions, whatever they may be.

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Gasoline should begin flowing again today — through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline — after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday.

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State prosecutors announced that a defendant in the murder trial of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to charges of home invasion and burglary. The trial of a co-defendant in the case is scheduled for trial on Sept. 26, though that could change.

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Local law enforcement officials said they are currently making progress in “bridging the gap” between themselves and the local community by holding regular meetings with clergy members from the Carroll County area.

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The city of Carrollton is expected to ratify its millage rate tonight during a special called meeting immediately following the final public hearing. 

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Carroll County school officials say student enrollment in its Move On When Ready program has increased by more than 100 percent since last year.

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Police are keeping an eye on the pumps after Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday warned against price gouging following the “substantial increase” in wholesale and retail gas prices over the weekend.

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Local businesses and the advertising company that leased a billboard that had been standing adjacent to the water filter plant on North Park Street are asking for it to be returned to its place, citing revenue loss for the city of Carrollton and their businesses. 

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A pilot involved in the fatal collision of two small planes Sept. 7 at the West Georgia Regional Airport did not communicate his intentions as he approached the runway, according to a preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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A trucker said he’s seen “fuel hysteria” in three states while several Carroll County gas stations reported being out of fuel over the weekend. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week declared a limited state of emergency due to the temporary shutdown of a primary fuel pipeline in Alabama that supplies many area stations.

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Joseph Law was considering his options for a beautification project, a task required to fulfill his Eagle Scout qualification, when he thought of his close friend and fellow Bremen High School student Matthew Jiles.

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Many of the security cameras in Carroll County schools are old and outdated, including some that have been in use for 12 years, and the Board of Education is trying to determine how to pay for improving them.

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The Carroll County Board of Education formally adopted its proposed millage rate of 18.001 mills Thursday night. The rate was rolled back from 19.5 mills after a county reassessment of property values was prompted by the state.

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Local epicureans converged on Adamson Square last night to say farewell to the city’s 2016 summer season with the 25th annual Taste of Carrollton. Thirty-nine local restaurants and chefs participated in this year’s event that drew a crowd of more than 5,000. 

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Villa Rica property owners are paying more than a quarter of the cost for the city’s wastewater plant, even though that cost is supposed to be paid for entirely by water and sewer fees.

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The city of Villa Rica is asking for help in identifying three people in connection with the disappearance of six to eight expensive Koi fish from a pond at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park.

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Carrollton police investigators are pleased with the sentence handed down Tuesday by a Carroll County judge to a known gang member responsible for two shootings in 2015. Judge Bill Hamrick sentenced Marcelious Devante Almon, 23, of Carrollton, to 20 years with 13 years to serve in prison.

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Improvements to the Lake Carroll spillway and concrete restoration on the North Park Street water treatment plant could begin as early as next week with a combined cost of $300,000. 

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When a patient started his therapy program, Colleen Goodwin was his first therapist on his road to recovery. Her patient had experienced a machine accident at work, resulting in partial hand damage and amputation of his ring and pinkie fingers.

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Before Amy Norton’s plea hearing on Monday, she was prepared to accept the consequences of her actions, whatever they may be.

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Thousands will flood the streets of Buchanan this weekend for the first-ever Haralson County Country Fried Pie Festival, to be held downtown from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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The Haralson County Board of Commissioners delayed its vote on whether county employees should face a monetary penalty for not completing a health and wellness program with the county’s health insurance provider.

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Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, the host of a weekly show on RFD-TV, is bringing his Country Family Reunion tour to Mill Town Music Hall next Thursday night.

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Temple City Council members failed to set a millage rate Tuesday night, throwing the city into uncharted waters in terms of how soon it can begin collecting tax revenues for the current fiscal year, and to begin planning for the next.

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The Carrollton Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a millage rate rollback. The new millage rate for the school system was set at 18.62 after previously being set at 19.05.

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Congressional candidate Drew Ferguson said those players in the NFL who refuse to stand for the playing of the national anthem and the presentation of the U.S. flag are showing disrespect to a symbol of freedom and are failing to honor brave Americans, like his daughter Lucy, who make their dreams possible. 

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Thirty-one years ago, Emily Huckeba was a teacher whose class at Roopville Elementary School performed at the first official Roopville Homecoming Festival. On Saturday, she and her husband Dale will be recognized as the grand marshals of the 2016 parade. 

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Carrollton police are working to identify suspects in a carjacking that took place on Sept. 6 near the University of West Georgia campus.

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Local officials say the water supply is in good shape, despite the state of Georgia implementing a Level 1 drought status for 53 counties, including Carroll.

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Temple Mayor Lester Harmon has asked a Superior Court judge to invalidate a July vote by three City Council members, arguing that council’s move to hire a human resources consultant violated the city charter’s definition of his mayoral powers.

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Villa Rica officials have started a new effort to market the city as a destination for tourists, and have hired an Atlanta-based company to “rebrand” the city as such.

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Carroll County Schools officials briefed the Board of Education during a work session Monday night about an upcoming ballot referendum that would allow the state to take over local schools that are deemed to be failing.

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Like many 4-year-olds, Alene "Allie' McClure is a superfan of Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins." Just as the lead character on the show does, she spends a lot of her playtime pretending to nurse her dolls (and her dog Sophie) back to health. Instead of simply placing Band-Aids on "boo-boos" and offering a kiss to make it all better, Allie uses correct medical terminology as she guides them through pretend chemotherapy sessions.