Villa Rica High School Student, Mikey Palagano, has signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career with Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Ala. Comments (0)
There was plenty of pop for the Villa Rica High School baseball team on Monday night, but defense and timing let it down in an 8-5 loss to East Paulding. Comments (0)
On March 9, 1924, Mary Frances Meunier was born at home on Freeman Street. The sixth of the Meunier children grew up and developed a deep love and affection for Tallapoosa. Mother and I moved from Miami in 1955 back to her hometown. Comments (0)
The fight over Common Core standards — an effort of 47 states to create national education standards that some have demonized as a “national curriculum” — wages on in Georgia. But if you ask one Villa Rica City Council member, the only choice should be to reject them.
Villa Rica Wildcat wrestlers Moe McGuire and Tristan Ware advanced to the state wrestling championship this past weekend.
The Georgia Science Teachers Association announced the winners of the Science Quest Teacher Scholarship.
A traffic stop earlier this week may have yielded the first heroin arrest by the Villa Rica Police Department in at least 12 months, a sign the drug could be making a comeback.
Temple's city council passed an emergency 30-day budget Friday that saw city employees get their first paychecks in almost a month.
Thirteen years into a life sentence for the murder of Villa Rica Police Department Captain Robbie Bishop, Jeffrey McGee filed this month to withdraw his guilty plea and have a jury trial, but local judges would have none of it.
State Rep. Dusty Hightower's "Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2014" is working its way though the process to passage in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Chalk up another resignation in the city of Temple.
A Villa Rica man has died after he was tragically struck Sunday while inspecting damage to his pickup truck in Florida.
An investigation carried out by Atlanta’s Balch Law Group held that Temple Police Officer Creig Lee lied about his involvement in local politics, and an interview with then-police Sgt. Melvin Lankford revealed Lee may have ties to Temple Mayor Lester Harmon.
Temple Mayor Lester Harmon says he can’t write city checks because the city budget was passed illegally, and now some city employees will see paychecks delayed until an emergency 30-day budget can be passed Feb. 19.
Perry Emory Amidon was in his late 50s when he moved to Villa Rica in the 1980s. At a time in life when some are looking ahead to retirement, Amidon was just getting started on a 30-year journey, making a significant contribution to the city of Villa Rica in the process.
Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on a Tuesday two weeks ago, in the middle of the afternoon as snow fell and drivers worked their way through the early hours of impossibly long rides home.
A 20-year-old Villa Rica man was found murdered in Camden County, Ga. Jan. 30 leading to the arrest of 34-year-old Jeremy Christian Pittman, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Violating the two-hour parking rule in downtown Villa Rica could now result in a ticket.
Three hours and 51 minutes.
Villa Rica cluster schools came together Jan. 23 to host a VR cluster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) night.
Temple Police Chief Melvin Lankford turned in his resignation, effective immediately, Tuesday morning after a wild Temple city council meeting Monday night.
A saga involving a Villa Rica woman, her boyfriend and her son apparently took another turn over the weekend.
Friday night at around 7:21 p.m. Villa Rica officers responded to Berry Drive in the Ashbury subdivision after getting reports of shots being fired. When they got to the scene the officers found two subjects near a car parked in the road.
If the grand vision for the west Georgia wine industry does come around the way organizers hope, Friday will be seen as one of its landmark events.
Villa Rica jumped into crisis mode along with the rest of metro Atlanta on Jan. 28. The entire city police force was either working or on call, crews went out to salt roads and good Samaritans helped each other out wherever possible.
Heavier-than-expected snow has ground metro Atlanta traffic to a halt as local street crews work hard to get roads back to passable condition.
Carroll County is expected to get its first snowfall of the year today, with accumulations possible from a half-inch up to 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
State Rep. Dusty Hightower has introduced what he calls the "Georgia Student Religious Liberties Act of 2014," a bill that aims to "put faith back in our schools."
Healthiest Employers (HE) has announced the induction of Printpack into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Every one of these employers has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives, according to HE.
In the summer of 2013, a pioneering summer lunch program was launched in Villa Rica.
Fifteen years later, one doesn't have to look far to feel the influence of Robbie Bishop.
Members from a host of area churches gathered Monday night to celebrate the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Carroll County grand jury formally accused a Villa Rica man of shooting an 18-year-old female outside a Carrollton club last fall.
On the evening of Jan. 14, 2014, all five Carroll County high
The Villa Rica Police Department would like to welcome our newest officer, Matt Entrekin. Officer Entrekin has nine years of prior law enforcement experience. His experience includes investigations, patrol and the DUI task force. Please make him feel welcome.
A week after the new Temple City Council met for the very first time, they held a second January meeting Tuesday night to continue to hash out issues.
You can say “when Sid slid” to just about anyone in the Southeast and, if they’re old enough, they’ll likely know what you’re talking about. Sid Bream, the man who sent the 1992 Braves to the World Series with his famous slide into home plate, is still remembered fondly by fans more than two decades later.
The first meeting between a local man and his mother's new boyfriend did not end well, according to police.
Three Villa Rica men found themselves in jail after a traffic stop led to no less than seven bags of marijuana and other drugs being found in their car, according to police.
The Villa Rica High School wrestling team is asking everyone to come out on Jan. 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. for the Carroll County Duals at VRHS where the team will also be holding a “Lime Out” lymphoma benefit for one of our very own Mat Cat parents, Araceli Hurley.
Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, including the Villa Rica library and other libraries in Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard and Paulding Counties, this coming weekend.
A 20-year-old homeless man who was with a local 16-year-old girl as she ran away from home without contact for six days said he was sorry, had grown "very attached" and claimed he had "the best of intentions."
Villa Rica's newest version of its city council may have quickly picked up some fans Tuesday night. Less than an hour after three new members were sworn in, a tax cut was on the table.
It didn’t take long for sparks to fly during the first Temple City Council meeting of 2014.
The first day of spring semester was canceled Tuesday due to frigid weather, but there was a certain first day of school feel Monday night as the Temple City Council welcomed a new mayor and two new councilmen, plus a new city administrator and police chief.
The son of a former candidate for Carroll County Sheriff is facing multiple charges after a series of incidents that left four people with stab wounds.
While we celebrate a new year with renewed goals and objectives (and hopefully more trips to the gym), 2013 was quite a year in Villa Rica and Temple. There was news both big and small in our towns, from big-time entertainment to government and big business to, sadly, crime and controversy that made headlines not only here but across the country.
Douglas County plans to redraw its agreements for fire department and animal control services with local cities over the next year, and wasted no time getting round one started.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a private law firm are investigating the death of a young Temple man tragically killed on the job while working in Corpus Christi, Texas.
A couple admitted breaking into several vehicles in Villa Rica neighborhoods Wednesday night and face multiple charges. One of the suspects said he just wanted "to go out and do some bad stuff."
When they officially leave office new year’s day, Temple Mayor Rick Ford and Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw plan to start a private investigation company together.
In the third installment of a renewed tradition, the city councils of each Carroll County city met with the county’s Georgia General Assembly members ahead of the new legislative session.
Carroll Tomorrow announces that Decostar Industries, a manufacturing division of the automotive parts supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors, will expand its presence in Carroll County, creating up to 35 new jobs with a $2 million capital investment.