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The Courthouse Cafe is back on Newnan Street, holding a soft reopening on Monday under new ownership after the original owners closed in May to retire.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Inspiration can come from unexpected places – and people.

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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.

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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.

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Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Monday that nearly 250,000 Georgia businesses will get a tax break in 2020.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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FoodCorps members, community partners and advocates visited Carrollton Elementary School on Monday to learn more about the FoodCorps/Carrollton City Schools partnership that began in the 2016-17 school year, the first of its kind in Georgia.

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and students from the University of West Georgia this semester received firsthand experience in bringing a product to a store shelf before Black Friday.

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This year is almost in our collective rearview mirror, so as we look forward to Christmas, it’s worth a quick look back at what was an altogether great year for tourism in Carroll County.

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State officers of the National FFA organization recently visited the Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative to tour the facility and learn about the cooperative’s close ties with agriculture and its active participation in local agribusiness affairs.

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The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative is accepting applications from area high school and undergraduate students to compete for a selection of scholarships. Eligible students may apply for an all-expense paid spot on the 2020 Washington Youth Tour (WYT), as well as for the Walter Harri…

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Computer technologies have become vital in nearly every industry from home building to health care. Geosciences certainly has felt the impact of computer science with geographic information systems (GIS) marrying drones to advanced software packages to create 3D maps of our world.

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Linemen from the Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative recently competed at the 36th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agriculture Center & Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

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Seven GreyStone Power employees were recently honored by Georgia EMC with statewide Lifesaving Awards at its Annual Meeting in Savannah. The seven GreyStone Power linemen are among 14 employees from five EMCs in Georgia to be recognized with a Lifesaving Award, which recognizes EMC employees…

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As the year draws to a close, we are consumed by the calendar. The events – from family gatherings to business luncheons and holiday breakfasts – clump together in November and December just like ornaments on the Christmas tree.

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The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Carroll County graduates from the 2019 Region 4 Multi-Day Training program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servan…

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Despite the inherent dangers of working with electricity, the Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative accepted the No Lost Time Award for the ninth consecutive year from Georgia EMC at its annual meeting in Savannah earlier this month.

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The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative recently completed safety achievement through the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) and received accreditation from the Electric Cooperative Safety Accreditation Program of Georgia (ECSAP). The cooperative was recognized during the …