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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate opened a new location in Villa Rica on Monday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at it’s Highway 61 office. Pictured front row left to right are Bernadette Bey, Broker and President Kevin Levint, Officer Manager Jen Delgadillo, Office Manager Danielle Black…

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VILLA RICA, Ga. — In August 1994, a sold-out Georgia Dome in Atlanta played host to two Rock legends, who had teamed up for a suitably legendary tour across the United States.

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An international government accounting organization has recognized the City of Villa Rica with its highest award.

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We’re old friends. Between us, we’ve raised 10 kids (me four, her six). Two of ours almost married each other then thought better of it (then they found their right ones, praise the Lord).

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”For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” — Matthew 6:14-15.

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Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage.

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City council members along with Mayor Gil McDougal, Sen. Mike Dugan, city manager Tom Barber, and other prominent city representatives met under tents at 108 Anderson Road to witness the much-anticipated groundbreaking of what will be the first project — Arbours at Villa Rica, an Arbour Vall…

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As of Monday morning, Carroll County Elections and Registration Supervisor Greg Rigby reported that out of approximately 88,000 registered voters in Carroll County, a total of 3,600 citizens had taken advantage of the early voting period for the General Election Primary that began May 2.

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Former Villa Rica school teacher Candace Dorrough, 45, was released from the Haralson County jail on Friday after posting a $20,000 bond issued by Superior Court Judge Mark Murphy, according to the Haralson County Sheriff’s Department.

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Georgia State Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan was the guest speaker at the weekly Carrollton Kiwanis Club meeting to discuss the recent senate session and take questions from members.

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The many moods of the sea were taunting us last week, as we made our annual family trek to the Gulf of Mexico. It started with iceberg waters, clear as crystal and frosty as mugs of root beer in the freezer. But the grandkids didn’t care. They were frothing about in it like it was the Fourth…

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”Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight; O Lord my Strength and my Redeemer.” — Psalm 19:14

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The suspect in a stabbing at Alexander High School turned himself in Tuesday evening.

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Anyone visiting the downtown Villa Rica area lately might have noticed that key businesses in the city are temporarily shut down, homes are taped off with yellow barricade tape, police officers and chiefs are out and about, and cameras are swarming all around. It is conceivable that neighbor…

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For five years in a row, Carroll County has been a recipient of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion and Wellbeing Grant in the amount of $5,000, according to the press release issued on Monday.

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Blush Hair Studio owner Julia Sanders hosted the grand opening for their new location on Monday morning along with Main Street Manager Janet Chumley present to celebrate Blush’s new location.

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Q. What garden tools give you the most “bang for your buck”? We are beginning gardeners and want to purchase the most useful tools. — Margaret and Christina

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After a lengthy discussion among owners of a Villa Rica business and the Carroll County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday’s monthly meeting, a vote whether to approve a conditional use permit to Clint and Amberly Nalley did not end in the Nalley’s favor.

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West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is announced a partnership with the Delta Ground Support Division (Delta GSE) of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

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The Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted in their meeting Tuesday evening to approve Jericho Design Group as the architect for the future county administration facility.

A Temple man is still in the hospital a week after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Friday night in Haralson County.

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The Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted in their Tuesday evening meeting to send a revised, draft version of an Intergovernmental Agreement back to the city of Villa Rica.

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It was a chilly, blurry middle-of-the night when Daddy woke my sister and I up. He was grinning from ear to ear, with a cup of coffee in his hand. The musty car was already packed and he tucked us in with blankets and a thermos full of iced tea. He reached into the utility closet and pulled …

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Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me, then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. — Psalm 19:12-13.

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The Market is back. The first day of the season was Monday. The Market will be held each Monday through October from 4 – 7 p.m at the The MILL Amphitheater, at 106 Temple St. in downtown Villa Rica.

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A Temple woman was denied bond Monday after being charged with shooting a teenager during a Sunday afternoon road rage incident in Douglasville.

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Professional learning opportunities abound at the University of West Georgia, and one such program — UWG Productions, a student-led production group — delivers live broadcasting of UWG’s athletic and signature events so both in-person attendees and viewers from around the world can enjoy the show.

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Every election cycle, we see an onslaught of poll results. If we don’t agree with the polls, we are quick to say, “Who did they poll? Nobody polled me!”

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The Villa Rica Police Department will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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My husband rarely gives up the steering wheel, but last weekend’s road trip had me driving and his Dad riding shotgun while Ken napped in the back seat. It had been nigh 40 years since I’d been the one to drive that trail back to the town where Ken’s folks first met as teenagers. His Pa is h…

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I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. — Psalm 9:1.

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A Villa Rica woman was arrested after pulling out a weapon in a family dispute.

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Jazz is the one American art form that is enjoyed by people of all tastes; those who enjoy a sophisticated blend of improvised melodies to those who just like a rockin’ good time.

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The Jeep was born as a utility military vehicle, but since World War II it has become one of the most popular recreational vehicles, as much at home on the interstate as it is on boulder-strewn mountain trails.

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ATLANTA — President Joe Biden pardoned an Athens man Tuesday and commuted the prison sentences of seven other Georgians, all non-violent drug offenders, in the first acts of clemency of his presidency.

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ATLANTA — President Joe Biden pardoned an Athens man Tuesday and commuted the prison sentences of seven other Georgians, all non-violent drug offenders, in the first acts of clemency of his presidency.

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Truffles Vein Specialists has opened its third location in Carrollton.

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It’s the soft things in life that beckon us — a cushy sofa, mashed potatoes, white bread, fluffy socks. It’s the yummy resting place that keeps crying out for the snooze button. The cold morning warrants a turn back into the toasty covers. The hot midday calls me back inside to the frosty ai…

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”You will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. Because he trusts in You. Trust the Lord forever.” — Isaiah 26: 3- 4a

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After a 2-1 win over Greenbrier in the first round of AAAAA state playoffs, the Villa Rica Wildcats found themselves in a matchup with the Northgate Vikings in the second round. Despite a late goal, the Wildcats came up short 2-1 to end their season.

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A former foster parent facing numerous child cruelty charges has resigned from her position at Villa Rica High School.

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A lab in Roy Richards Sr. Hall at the University of West Georgia has been approved to be an SAP Next-Gen Lab. The honor distinguishes UWG as a technology and innovation hub since it is the first approved SAP Next-Gen Lab in Georgia and currently one of 15 approved labs in the United States.