Eleven-year-old Heval Mohamed Kelli thought his family was going on vacation after crossing the Syrian border into Turkey in 1996 as his father paid smugglers to fly them to safety in Germany.
Carroll County will be one of six new pilot sites for the new sexual assault kit tracking system developed by the Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signed a petition Thursday supporting a Georgia constitutional amendment that would limit voting in state and local elections to American citizens.
At least one Carrollton employer is planning to require that most employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations, mandating weekly tests and potential benefits surcharges if they do not.
Every week this month, community members are meeting to cheer on Tanner health care workers as they change shifts at the Carrollton hospital. Because the hospital is over 140% occupancy, members from Carrollton Presbyterian and students from the University of West Georgia are meeting on Tues…
National Guard troops have been deployed to two Tanner facilities in Carroll County as the COVID pandemic and numbers of unvaccinated patients continue to strain the hospital’s resources.
Roopville, the town down near the Heard County border, is getting bigger — and so will be the 35th annual Roopville Homecoming Festival this weekend.
The Taste of Carrollton, sponsored annually by Carrollton Main Street for nearly three decades, was cancelled last year because of the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and had been scheduled for today.
College professors across Georgia took up signs and bullhorns Monday to protest statewide policies barring university leadership from requiring COVID-19 safety precautions like mandatory masks inside campus buildings.
The continuing legal saga of Horton’s bookstore owner Dorothy Pittman and her popular resident cats, Poe and Dante, will play out Sept. 28 in the courtroom of Carroll County Chief Magistrate Court Judge Alton P. Johnson.
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of West Georgia has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction, an organization that awards institutions committed to excellence in higher education.
Firefighters from Carroll County Ladder 6 took time on Saturday to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 victims, including 643 firefighters, of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers 20 years ago. Displaying American flags over a bridge spanning I-20 were (left to right) …
All six of the Carroll County Schools that transitioned to different learning models over the last two weeks have now returned to in-person learning.
After more than 40 years in law enforcement Whitesburg police chief Eddie Thompson is retiring, and the city is in the final stages of finding his replacement.
WASHINGTON — Make it simpler to apply for rental assistance money. Allow landlords to apply on behalf of unresponsive tenants. And consolidate two overlapping federal programs aimed at getting financial help to struggling renters.
A Villa Rica man who authorities say threw a 6-month-old girl to the floor in 2019, causing severe head trauma, received a 30-year sentence Thursday in Carroll County Superior Court.
Law enforcement agencies from Carroll County, Carrollton, and Villa Rica presented Purple Hearts and medals of valor on Friday to lawmen involved in an April 12 shootout with a gunman.
Veterans and first responders in Carroll County each held ceremonies this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
West Georgia’s hospitals continued to be stressed this week by record numbers of COVID patients, even as the vaccination rate for Carroll County continues to increase.
A Lawrenceville man accused of tying up the clerk of a Villa Rica AT&T store before robbing it was given a 20-year sentence Wednesday in Carroll County Superior Court.
He was there two days after 9/11, and the view of the Manhattan skyline from his hotel is still vividly etched in his memory.
With 70 teams serving more than 4,000 middle school and high school students each week in Carroll, Douglas, Haralson and Heard counties, the West Metro Region of Fellowship of Christian Athletes has a four-pronged approach in its mission, according to Jay Webb, the FCA’s area director for we…
Kenny Rogers (center) of Hightower Family Funeral Homes picked up supplies from C.M.Tanner Grocery Company on Thursday that will be taken with many other materials to the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast. Pictured with Rogers are Tim Collins (left), warehouse supervisor, and Johnny Tanner, owner…
GreenCourt Legal Technologies LLC announced Thursday that they will be providing the next generation of electronic filing (e-filing) and communication capabilities through GreenCourt’s industry leading GovLink solution.
Villa Rica’s hospital has been at near 200% occupancy in the last two weeks. Stressed by COVID patients, the facility has also been diverting some patients to other hospitals.
What was to have been the 30th Annual Taste of Carrollton on Thursday will actually be the 29th annual since the advent of the COVID pandemic necessitated the cancellation of last year’s popular event on Carrollton’s Adamson Square. Consequently, the 29th Annual Taste of Carrollton - one yea…
When we moved to Bowdon almost four years ago now — my, how time flies when you are an “older” person — several things popped up in my aging memory banks about this place from many associations I have had here, all of them pleasant recollections.
Overdose deaths in Carroll County have become more consistent in recent years as area residents have fallen prey to suppliers who mx harmful and even fake substances with illicit drugs.