Carroll County Commissioners were met last week with divided views from community members over the control of private property.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Do you like Coca-Cola? Then you can indirectly thank Carroll County, because the man who made Coke popular, the one who made the Georgia-based soft drink a global brand, was born right here.
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…
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defended Georgia’s new election reform laws — and his own conservative politics — when he spoke to Rotarians in Carrollton on Aug. 24.
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.
“Yea though I walk through the shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me, You rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4.
Over the last few weeks, COVID updates issued by both Carrollton and Carroll County school officials have shown more city and county school students are being exposed to the virus.
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.
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.
This year, Oak Mountain Academy will be taking the concept of gaming and leveling up to specific courses to test students’ critical thinking skills.
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.
ATLANTA — With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations still on the rise in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp deployed the Georgia National Guard Tuesday to hospitals across the state.
Since 2016, when a “master plan” showing how Villa Ricans felt their city should look — with tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly streets — the city has seen many other plans for the future of their city.