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Carrollton Civic Woman's Club hosts internatio​nal students

Carrollton Civic Woman's Club hosts internatio​nal students

The Carrollton Civic Woman's Club hosted the annual dinner to welcome University of West Georgia international students to the community.

Republican Party welcomes Allen West to The Amp in Carrollton

Republican Party welcomes Allen West to The Amp in Carrollton

The Carroll County Republican Party will welcome Congressman LTC Allen West on Saturday, September 20, from 4- 6 p.m. at The Amp in Carrollton.

Other state and local officials will be in attendance.

For more information, call Rick Tillman at (770) 328-7474 or Barry Dalton at (770) 328-6056.

'Christmas Belles' tickets still available, proceeds go to 'Power of the Purse'

'Christmas Belles' tickets still available, proceeds go to 'Power of the Purse'

In Christmas Belles a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control with squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and many other zany characters.

2014 Charles W. Wynn Memorial Scholarshi​p recipient announced

2014 Charles W. Wynn Memorial Scholarshi​p recipient announced

Even after 13 years, a Local Funeral Director’s Legacy is still impacting the future of funeral service in a positive way.

Yard sale to help family raise funds for adoption

Yard sale to help family raise funds for adoption

Matt and Amie Clotfelter are a husband and wife team, strong in their faith and together in their vision as parents. Their five year old son, Tyler, is currently a kindergarten student at Sand Hill Elementary. When young Tyler was amidst his initial year at school, in Pre-k, the Clotfelters began serious conversation about how much they would love to have another child. After much discussion and prayer, they made the decision to extend their family, through adoption.

WES 'fabulous readers' treated to icecream party

WES 'fabulous readers' treated to icecream party

Forty-five children completed 18 hours or more of reading this summer through the ​Whitesburg Public Library. These fabulous readers were treated to an ice cream sundae party hosted by Dr. Marissa Ogando, principal at Whitesburg Elementary School. Pictured are a few of the children enjoying being waited on by their new principal.

The kids who participated were: Kami and Brody Wilbanks, Molly Scott, Olivia Pate, Parker Carnes, Lee Teal, Tina Lawson, Josie Huckeba, Katie Miller, Natalie Pline, Tannor Bryan, Ruby Bryan, and Payton Bryan.

Villa Rica High School Class of 1999 15 year "We Are VR" reunion coming up

Villa Rica High School Class of 1999 15 year "We Are VR" reunion coming up

The reunion is open to all Class of ‘99 classmates and all Faculty/Staff members of Villa Rica High (past/present) are also invited to attend.

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Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Hold First Meeting

from press release

The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its first meeting onWednesday, August 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia State Capitol.

Speakers on the meeting’s agenda include:

· Paige Figi, spokesperson and co-founder of the Realm of Caring Foundation, a Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit formed to aid in the research, education and advocacy for medicinal cannabis patients.

Standout crimes

by Sunny Kirby, StarNews

The Villa Rica Police Department has been alerted to an increase in school zone traffic violations, including driving on the wrong side of the road, illegal U turns, and failure to obey signals from officers directing traffic.

With the safety of students and drivers in mind, officers will now be issuing citations rather than warnings for these violations. Anyone dropping their child off, picking them up, or travelling through a school zone should adhere to the traffic laws at all times.

Public invited to next AARP meeting

Interested Carrollton and surrounding area residents are cordially invited to join friends and neighbors at the Carrollton Senior Center, 220 West Ave., Carrollton, on Tuesday,August 26, at 2:00 pm for the regular meeting of the Carrollton AARP Chapter.

The meeting will include an inspirational given by Ginnie Buchanan and country gospel songs performed by Terri Hornsby. Refreshments are served following a brief business meeting.

Georgia weekly gas price update and outlook

from press release

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Consider travel insurance to protect your vacation

from press release

With the Labor Day Weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

"Whether your family is headed to the mountains, beach or on a cruise, travel insurance can protect against possible financial losses if you are forced to cancel, delay or interrupt your vacation," Hudgens said.

Local leaders complete Alice Huffard Richards Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (AHRNLI)

from press release

The Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund (AHR) announces 17 nonprofit leaders’ completion of The Alice Huffard Richards Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (AHRNLI) a comprehensive year-long leadership development program for nonprofit executives. These local leaders will be celebrated during a final program, luncheon and mini-grant awards Aug. 18, at Oak Mountain Country Club in Carrollton.

Standout crimes

by Sunny Kirby, StarNews

On the night of August 6th, the Villa Rica Police Department was called to the Day-Nite Food Store on West Bankhead Highway, where someone had broken a window to enter the store. The suspect then, allegedly, took a box of cigarettes and an unnamed amount of cash from the register.