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A virtual and interactive job fair is being held later this month that will include Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties

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.

One West Georgia Technical College alumnus has turned his degree into a way to give back both as an instructor and a supporter of the WGTC Foundation.

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.

He has a story to tell, a compelling one. But instead he wanted to focus on his life’s experiences as they relate to leadership training and today, after much reflection, he said he realizes it was some of the little things that changed the course of who he has become.

A little more than a year after starting her own jewelry line, Darlene Davis is hoping to put her new hometown on the map by sending out her products with labels stating they are made in Carrollton. Davis said she understands the importance of buying local, but for people who have never hear…

The University of West Georgia could get a new, state-of-the-art building thanks to a donation from UWG alumnus David Johnson, co-founder of St. Croix-based company Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP.

A classroom at Tanner Health System/Carrollton was recently filled to capacity with women from all over the region ready to support and learn from each other at the third annual Women Empowering Women event.

Driving along Columbia Drive in Carrollton, it’s hard to miss the new restaurant. It’s the  portion of the plaza that stands out with vibrant tropical irie colors and where the parking lot is full of cars, especially on Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons. It’s also one of the places you’…

Renee Keener, founder of Med Dog Waste Management (www.meddogwaste.com), a locally owned and operated medical waste transport company, has been selected to the board of directors of the newly created Medical Waste Management Association.

According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, in 2015, 14.9 percent of the nation’s population in 2015 were age 65 and older. In Carroll County, that percentage is 12.8 percent.

Stay-at-home moms, corporate professionals and students will be making up the audience at the third annual Women Empowering Women panel discussion scheduled for Sept. 16 at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton. Organizers say the theme “Owning Your Voice” is timely and topical for today’s women. 

In 1980, there were a little over 30,000 people in the United States who were at least 100 years old. According to Census Bureau data, there were 53,364 centenarians in 2010. As of this week, three of them are residents at Pine Knoll Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton.

The Georgia Trail Summit pumped $33,000 into Carrollton’s economy over the two and a half days the city host the event last spring. In their executive summary which was released last week, organizers said the event was so successful there is a $6,700 surplus for the 2017 summit which will ta…

It’s no secret that the black hair and hair care industries are worth billions. Mothers spend $20 to get their daughters’ natural hair braided on a Saturday and hope it lasts through the entire school week in the same style. Older girls opt for small individual “singles” or “box braids” whic…

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded Carroll Tomorrow a $250,000 grant to create The Tinker’s Box, an innovation laboratory that provides shared space, equipment and tools for product prototyping and testing for regional inventors to collaborate and develop concepts and ideas.

In the late 1980s, Sidra McWhorter was a 19-year-old University of West Georgia student with dreams of becoming the nation’s leading female broadcaster. To get to the anchor desk however, she needed to complete her degree and save up a few more dollars.

Southwire has released its 2015 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which highlights the company’s 13 identified material topics including product responsibility, communities, energy usage, workplace safety and health, and ethics and transparency, which are supported by metrics and plans to m…

Ideas related to adapting to millenials, changes in how chambers present their programs and offerings, and types of seminars that they could produce were some of the topics discussed at this year’s Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) annual board retreat. For the fi…

ASPR Consulting, a business still in its incubation phase at The Burson Center in Carrollton, is getting increased calls, Internet hits and is running out of promotional material.

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Dozens of human resources professionals will be at The Burson Center in Carrollton today to participate in the first of two West Georgia HR Academy sessions. 

According to the last U.S. government census, 9,344 men in Carroll County owned their own businesses while 4,742 women were in the same position. Six hundred and one of those businesses were owned by veterans.

Realtors say interest is up for commercial properties in Carroll County, with doctors and lawyers looking to rent on smaller properties while larger companies are looking to expand. The most popular areas of interest, they say, is the Bankhead Highway corridor, or near downtown Carrollton an…

Southwire broke ground on its new customer solutions center Tuesday, naming it in honor of former president and CEO Stuart “Stu” Thorn, a man hailed by many present as an “innovative leader.”


With a great-grandfather who specialized in paper printing, and a great-great-grandfather in the brewery industry, Greg Smith certainly has had a lot of inspiration for his latest venture which he hopes will manifest by the end of summer 2016.

When Randall Redding, owner of R.K. Redding Construction Co., decides to take a few days off he is not concerned about leaving the office.