Sometimes the most interesting journeys in life aren’t planned. For University of West Georgia alumnus Terry Gunnell ’85, following his instincts and working hard have given him a life he would never have imagined.
Being a college town has proved a blessing to Carrollton business owners, shielding the town from the kind of staff shortages being reported nationwide.
Southwire appointed four new members to its Board of Directors in October, including business leaders from the technology and manufacturing sectors.
Energy and sports beverage company Bang Energy will open its first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution center in Douglas County, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.
The film industry in Georgia has been booming, and the reason can be almost entirely attributed to Georgia’s film tax credit. However, for many budget-watchers, questions remain about the efficacy of the credit.
In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency.
The staff of Carroll Tomorrow, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Burson Center will continue to work in their office. All staff members will answer phone and emails. However, in order to remove any risk of viral transmission, the Chamber building will be closed to the public unt…
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the sixth consecutive year during an awards banquet Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Tommy Cook, vice president of Operations for Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative, received recognition as a Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association.
The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business will host a speaker whose vast experience in the financial industry will offer unique insight and wisdom to those in attendance.
Outdoor retreat and conservation center Historic Banning Mills recently hired new head chef Takesha Williams to helm the kitchen. With her skill set and experience as executive chef at Falling Creek Camp and Joe’s Bar and Grille, Williams will add a unique perspective and background to the k…
Real-world experience is an important component of academic and professional development, as 10 University of West Georgia student nurses recently had the opportunity to experience in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Jason Norton, an independent LPL Financial adviser at Norton Financial in Carrollton, was recently recognized as a top LPL Financial adviser and named to LPL’s Chairman’s Club.
While we may not be moving dirt yet at West Georgia Technical College’s new location in Carrollton, there is much work happening behind the scenes to prepare for construction.
You know how you’re watching the news, and the reporter says a criminal will be spending his or her life in jail, or will serve a 20-year jail sentence, or is languishing in prison waiting for trial? It’s not going to happen. Let me try to clear this up.
When Raequon Jones graduated from the University of West Georgia’s Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) in 2016, he had plans to work in Emory’s Nurse Residency Program, focusing on the intensive and coronary care units.
From the late 1800s until the middle of the 20th century, textiles – thread, cloth, cotton and other fabrics – were the primary economic driver of communities all over the South, including our own. Textile mills, clothing factories and cotton farms kept the vast majority of west Georgians em…
One of the best parts of my job is watching shovels break ground and scissors cut red ribbon. Not only does it mean that a new company is coming to town or opening its doors for business, but it also means that folks have an opportunity to make a living doing what they enjoy.
Georgia’s economic growth is forecast to slow substantially in 2020, but not to a complete stop, according to the latest projections from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
Agriculture has played a dominant role in Carroll County’s economy since its creation in 1826 and continues to play a leading role in the county’s economy today. Carroll County has a very strong and diverse agricultural presence. The farmers who work the land, committing their lives to agric…
Amanda Stewart Oven is a Carrollton native and graduate of the University of West Georgia. She began her career with Express Employment Professionals in 2013 as a staffing consultant. In 2018, Oven transitioned to franchise developer representative and helped support 27 Express franchises in…
Southwire officials are still investigating the cause of a Monday morning cyber security incident, which was confirmed Tuesday to be company-wide and had impacted company operations.