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Villa Rica’s boys and girls will be at home on Friday against Chapel Hill. For the boys, Chapel Hill will enter the game with a 12-2 record, with their only losses being a five-point loss to Southwest DeKalb and an overtime loss to Fayette County.

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”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He direct your path.” — Proverbs 3:5-6.

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Saranda Lynn (Miller) Laney, age 44, of Villa Rica passed away saved by the Lord and surrounded by family members on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:23pm. She was born in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, June 21, 1977.

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Tomato sandwiches, pound cakes, fried chicken and hash browns are just a few of the items considered strictly Southern, but it’s hard to argue that a warm, made-from-scratch biscuit has its own revered spot in Southern cuisine.

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Tucker Cole has joined the Newspapers of West Georgia staff as a news and sports writer.

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Carroll County Commission Chairman Michelle Morgan presented a broad overview of the current state of the county during a presentation made at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership breakfast held Tuesday morning at Carroll EMC’s Robert D. Tisinger Community Center.

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“Law enforcement officers walk the Thin Blue Line,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rafffensberger said Friday when he spoke to members of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club on Friday, “but I and my office walk the red, white and blue line,”

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State Representative Randy Nix of LaGrange, who represents portions of Carroll County in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced Friday that he will not seek another term as District 69 Representative.

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Villa Rica officers are currently investigating a burglary where they say $100,000 worth of race cars and equipments have been stolen at a Villa Rica RV storage lot.

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A great pain in my right leg woke me up tonight. They say if you don’t use it, you lose it. Apparently I haven’t used my legs, because I tried to yesterday and now I’m limping like an old gimp. Ken and I worked on our neighbor’s yard, to get it ready for sale. This was after I had vacuumed a…

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“ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ ” — Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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As part of its commitment to providing competitive career-building opportunities, the University of West Georgia is expanding its offerings in the area of computing, a high-demand career in Georgia and beyond.

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Living up to its name of being a “cooperative,” the Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative (CEMC) sent crews during the last several days to northern and eastern Georgia to assist sister EMCs in the restoration of power in Habersham County and Newton County where thousands of customers suff…

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A tornado with a track length of just over 2.5 miles and estimated width of 150-200 yards touched down near Temple on New Year’s Eve between Long Branch Road and Cown Road, according to a report released Sunday by the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Voices are important to me. I grew up listening to some of the most iconic voices of the 20th century.

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While sitting here, bloated from the Christmas feasting, though I’m not sure I feasted. I had no sugar, flour or wheat and turned down the immense temptation to order a pecan waffle at Waffle House. But I did have popcorn (non-GMO, of course) a few times and some amazing (real) french fries …

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The Fullerville Mission conducted its Live Nativity to celebrate the Christmas season.

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Each new legislative session brings the opportunity for lawmakers to bring home a victory for their constituents, and for Georgia Republicans, passing an expansion of gun rights in 2022 could be just the thing to make their base happy in an election year.

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Villa Rica officers arrested a woman Monday who they say was involved in a domestic dispute case in September of this year.

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Even as Foxhall Resort in south Douglas County has added villas, a $10 million clubhouse and other amenities in recent years, a Westin Hotel and conference center that have been talked about for a decade have been elusive.

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Heating equipment is a leading cause of residential fires in the U.S. according to data from the National Fire Prevention Association.

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According to a statement from Tanner Health System issued Monday afternoon, with the arrival of colder weather and the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the system’s medical leadership is closely watching infection rates and hospitalizations in the region.

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The office at Mill Town Music Hall was filled with boxes, some packed and taped, others in the midst of being filled on Friday. Steve Bennett, general manager of the concert venue, was bent over his computer checking on last minute details for the show that night. In the theater, stage hands…

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For unto us a child is born. Unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder and His name will be call Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.

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I am not that old, but have already reached my cake quota. Well, I’ll make a list...I’ve reached my pie, candy, chocolate, ice cream and popcorn quotas as well.

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During their annual shop with a cop event, Villa Rica officers budgeted approximately $18,000 to purchase presents for children in need.

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Five local girls teams played last week in the SMI holiday basketball tournament with Villa Rica, Mt. Zion, Central, Temple and Bowdon all participated.

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Sports Turf Company, a sports facility construction and speciality surfacing company, has announced that full renovation of the Sam McIntyre’s Stadium has been completed.

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The approval of the Livable Center’s Initiative grant was not the only business item that Villa Rica city council voted on during Tuesday night’s meeting.

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When our grandchildren come for a visit (usually because their beleaguered parents need a date night or a doctor visit), I do what I like to do. We either paint or play instruments. Of course, sometimes there’s a meal (and a fluffy, mindless movie, if Yaya needs a quick nap on the couch). I’…

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The Carroll County Board of Education voted Monday night to accept bids for natural gas as well as the Sand Hill Elementary School project bid.

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Southwire’s Project GIFT will be hosting a disaster relief drive to collect much-needed supplies and holiday gifts for those impacted by devastating storms in Kentucky.

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This week’s basketball games between Villa Rica and Carrollton were initially supposed to be played on Saturday, but the teams had to postpone until Monday due to a power outage. It was clear the fans had a little extra time to anticipate the matchup. Carrollton’s girls impressed with a 67-4…

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The City of Villa Rica has applied for its first Livable Centers Initiative implementation grant for the engineering phase of the Northside Downtown Streetscape Project.