Wellstar Health System, one of the largest and integrated health systems in Georgia, recently received two prestigious awards that exemplify excellence: Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE magazine’s 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care®, and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2021 Healthiest Employers.

Above: The ROTC took to the streets of Villa Rica on Saturday during the annual Gold Rush Festival, the city’s largest outdoor celebration of the year. Along with the parade, the event featured a 4K race, vendors and a day-long series of entertainments. The festival honors the gold mining he…

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The Temple Tigers opened the season three weeks ago with a loss to the Bowdon Devils but were forced to sit at home for the next two Fridays as the COVID virus hit the school and football team hard and forced the cancellation of games against Villa Rica and Heritage.

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When Devan Powell’s keeper on fourth down from seven yards out as the third quarter clock expired cut Whitewater’s lead in half at 14-7, there was a glimmer of hope for the Central Lions in their third straight home game of the 2021 season.

There was only one thing that I ever really wanted as a child: a horse. I didn’t care about exotic trips, fancy clothes, or the latest fads. I dreamt only of a gorgeous gelding, with me flying beside the car or down our road on its shiny back. The color never mattered though black would’ve b…

Editor’s Note: Last week, an incorrrect article was published in the Times-Georgian and the Villa Rican regarding a special meeting of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. The numbers that were annotated in the article were not accurate nor was the account of the action taken by the BO…

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. Because He trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever.” — Isaiah 26:3-4.

The Villa Rica Wildcats softball team, led by Emily Ferro in the circle, shut down Grady, throwing a complete game 12-0 shutout on Thursday

Defense was the name of the game for area teams as they picked up some non-region wins Friday in Week 3 of the season.

After a convincing road win over 24th-ranked Carson-Newman to open the season, the West Georgia Wolves have broken into the top-25, coming in at 22nd in the d2football.com poll.

ATLANTA — The partial shutdown of the court system in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to the crime wave plaguing Atlanta and other cities, a representative of the state’s prosecutors said Tuesday.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners handed out nearly $200,000 in raises to eight employees earlier this month as part of a restructuring effort by new County Administrator Sharon Subadan.

Bull riding was one of the spectacular events that took place last weekend at the 16th annual Don Rich Ford Villa Rica Frontiers Rodeo outside the city. The event, which took place last Friday and Saturday, featured events sanctioned by The Professional Cowboy’s Association and the Internati…

In June 2016, state engineers proposed a “quick response” project that would finally end years of traffic congestion at one of Villa Rica’s most congested intersections.

If you want to sell your home in Villa Rica, all you have to do is put up a “for sale” sign and wait a short while for buyers to turn up.

I spent the day with two carloads of femininity. My Mama, my sister, her four girls and three of her daughter-in-laws. My sister has 11 children, so that was just a small fraction of that part of the family.

Though the effort on both sides of the line of scrimmage was valiant for the Villa Rica Wildcats on Saturday night, it was special teams that proved costly in a 28-21 loss to the Rockmart Yellowjackets, Villa Rica’s second loss in as many games.

Former Trojan pitcher Cooper Criswell made his major league baseball debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Criswell got the start and pitched an inning and a third allowing three runs on six hits.

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Villa Rica City Council members voted Tuesday to maintain the same millage rate as last year, a move that will collect $162,000 more revenue than in 2021.

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Villa Rica City Council members voted Tuesday to maintain the same millage rate as last year, a move that will collect $162,000 more revenue than in 2021.

Earlier this week, a Temple man received a 30-year sentence and was fined $300,000 for trafficking in methamphetamine.

The Mill Town Music Hall stage will go dark for the last time at the close of its Dec. 17 Christmas concert, the owners announced this week.

The 16th annual Villa Rica Frontiers Rodeo,a professionally sanctioned event that draws hundreds each year to the Villa Rica area, will be held this weekend.

ATLANTA — University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Raphael Warnock.

CARROLLTON — The University of West Georgia Athletic Department is mourning the loss to two beloved supporters over the past week with the passing of Murray Daniel “Dan” Gray Jr. and John Wasdin.