By most accounts, Jae Crowder had a stellar rookie season with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Comments (0)
Wins haven't necessarily been hard to come by for the Villa Rica High School girls' soccer team this season, but on Thursday night a 3-2 triumph in penalty kicks against defending Class AAAAA state champion Northgate is without a doubt the biggest to date. Comments (0)
We’re a week away from the Dogwood Festival and folks from near and far are expected to come to Tallapoosa for the celebration. If my memory serves me correctly, former Mayor Jim Walker was the city’s chief executive when the city officially adopted the “Dogwood City” as the town’s nickname. Comments (0)
A marathon meeting of the Temple City Council turned up new developments in a host of issues for the city as it adjusts to life with three new elected officials.
The Cultural Arts Division of the Carrollton Parks and Recreation presented the 2014 High School Creative Writing Competition Award Ceremony on March 6, 2014. The contest is an opportunity for students to share their literary talents and be awarded for their efforts. This year there were approximately 800 entries with four Carroll County students receiving recognitions.
Temple Middle School FBLA members placed in the top 10 in
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.
A man accused of planning a four-person armed home invasion more than a year ago pleaded guilty in Carroll County Superior Court.
The Boys and Girls Club has identified Villa Rica as a good place for a new chapter, and local officials hope to get the project moving soon.
Moses Morris could only be described as a survivor.
The Temple City Council's March meeting was postponed just hours before it was to begin when the city found out the minutes from its February meeting hadn't been recorded yet.
At its February meeting, the Villa Rica City Council decided to start having work sessions, which are non-voting meetings to help talk things through, the Thursday before the first Tuesday of every month.
Bay Springs Middle School and Central Middle School played a tennis match on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Fairfield Plantation in Villa Rica.
Temple Recreation Director Thad Ferguson turned in a letter of resignation Feb. 24, making him the sixth city department head to resign since election day.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2014 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the February membership breakfast held at The Burson Center.
The Temple city council’s three hour, 51-minute February meeting was by all accounts a memorable one.
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.