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Two construction project bids for local schools were approved Thursday by the Carroll County Board of Education. Board members unanimously approved bids for projects at Mt. Zion Middle School and Villa Rica Elementary School with a combined cost of nearly $14.5 million.

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Amy Jay purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket on Thursday at the Metro Carrollton Food Mart on North Park Street. Anyone matching all numbers from tonight’s drawing will win a jackpot estimated at $970 million.

Last fall, Tallapoosa resident Nathan Hardeman, 47, had resigned himself to years of dialysis after his kidneys failed and he was placed on a long list for a kidney transplant.

Three area residents are in Haralson County jail after allegedly shooting at a deputy during a high speed chase in the county on Monday.

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CareTrack, a Carrollton-based health organization, has launched a remote health care platform that is intended to keep physicians connected to continuously monitor Medicare patients. The organization is trying to achieve this through its Telecare platform.

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The West Georgia Livestock Show at the Carroll County Ag Center has been canceled for February, but the local UGA Extension Service still has plenty of training and educational programs planned.

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The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Carroll County Soup Kitchen has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, event organizers are planning an event called “Empty Bowls Sunday” in February that they hope will accomplish the same fundraising goals, but within one day.

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Villa Rica’s finances remain strong headed into the new year with all three of the city’s major funds showing increases, according to city officials.

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Carroll County has a new Communication Center Coordinator and CAD Manager for its E-911 center. Matt Clotfelter was named the new coordinator and manager by County Commission Chairman Michelle Morgan. He will begin on Jan. 25, Morgan announced Thursday.

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The state legislature will consider a $26.3 million renovation of the University of West Georgia Humanities building during the 2021 session following Gov. Brian Kemp’s Fiscal Year 2022 Governor’s Budget Report. Kemp has included the West Georgia renovation in a bond package to the General A…

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The second mass COVID-19 vaccination event in the county took place on Tuesday, during which the Carroll County Department of Public Health used all its vaccine supply.

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Temple officials are making plans for several projects that could be funded with the new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) — provided county voters approve the continuation of the tax in March.

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A $95 million resurfacing project on Interstate 20 that has been a nightmare for anyone traveling between Bremen and Villa Rica since 2016 is expected to be finished in April.

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“Love” was the most spoken word in downtown Carrollton Monday morning when community members gathered for the “Beloved Unity Walk” and the “Laying of the Wreath” at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

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The death toll of COVID-19 in Carroll County surpassed 100 people this week, but vaccines are becoming more available. Tanner Health System officials announced on Friday their intention to begin a public rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine due to high demand.

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Carrollton residents are invited to City Station this Sunday afternoon for the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Service, which will be followed by a community walk on Monday morning.

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The University of West Georgia recently named Ginny Rae Turner, who’s served in the University System of Georgia for nearly a decade, as its new director of Career Services.

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Rebekah Williams, 17, of Bowdon will represent Carroll County as she competes for the title of MISS GEORGIA TEEN USA 2021 on Feb. 18-20 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough. Rebekah is the daughter of Tanya and Kenny Huggins and Vince and Anna Williams. She is the granddau…

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Tallapoosa council members heard from a representative of Comcast that the company is working its way through the list of people who have requested service from the company on its new beefed up network in the county.

The Bremen City Council on Monday tabled a water rate hike that members were considering after the Haralson County Water Authority raised its rates effective on Jan. 1.

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With the 2021 Georgia Legislative session underway, the Georgia Department of Education announced has announced its priorities for this term.

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The U.S. House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, a first for a chief executive in the history of the United States.

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Two new school board members representing Villa Rica had their first meeting on Monday as the panel learned that construction for the new VRHS stadium is going well.

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Following weekend confusion, Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccination event in Carroll County went smoothly as distribution hiccups are being felt statewide.