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Carroll County 4-H 'Holiday Sweet Shop' fundraiser

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19
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Community blood drive coming up in Villa Rica

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17
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Bull sale coming up at livestock sales barn

Fri
17
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Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation donates book about farm life to local libraries

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book “Sleep Tight Farm” to the 409 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS).

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture has given each county Farm Bureau in Georgia enough books for every public library in the county. Carroll County Farm Bureau recently delivered a copy of the book to each of the 6 public libraries in Carroll County.

“Sleep Tight Farm,” by Eugenie Doyle describes how a farm family prepares their farm for winter after the family planted seeds in spring, tended crops in the summer and harvested them in the fall. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture selected “Sleep Tight Farm” as its 2017 Book of the Year for its accurate and positive portrayal of agriculture.  Doyle and her husband previously had a dairy farm in Vermont but now grow berries and vegetables.

Fri
10
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Perpetual Motion Bicycles is Carroll County Chamber’s 'Business of the Month'

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce features Perpetual Motion Bicycles, Inc. as the Business of the Month for November.

Established in Carrollton in 1995, owners Allen and Mikki Griffin provide bicycle sales, service and rental at the retail location at 1002 Maple Street.

In addition to sales and service, the staff strives to assist local and visiting riders in order to maximize their experience on Carrollton’s GreenBelt.

The Griffins consider it a privilege to serve Carroll County and the west Georgia region for more than 22 years.

“Business of the Month” is an activity of the Chamber’s Business Development and Ambassador Committees.

Thu
09
Nov
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Quick Start signs training agreement with TenCate Protective Fabrics

Training at the TenCate facility in Senoia, Ga., to support investment in new technology

TenCate Protective Fabrics recently announced a training partnership with Georgia Quick Start and West Georgia Technical College. TenCate Protective Fabrics USA is headquartered in Union City, has four manufacturing facilities and more than 500 employees in Georgia.

Georgia Quick Start, the state's No. 1-ranked workforce training program, will be providing customized training for TenCate to support a $5 million investment in new technology.

In addition to representatives from the technical college and Quick Start, attendees at the event included State Senator Matt Brass, of District 28, and State Representative Josh Bonner, of District 72.

"We've had great success working with Quick Start the past few months," said James Floyd, Plant Manager of TenCate, "and we're looking forward to their expert training support for this new expansion."

Thu
09
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Kiwanis presents check to tennis club president

submitted by Marilyn Weidenaar

Les Hubble, President of the Fairfield Tennis Club presents a check for $1,000 on behalf of those who worked so hard to make the Labor Day Tennis Tournament a big success.

Gratefully receiving it is Keith James the current President of our Club.

Tue
07
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FOMR 'Walk and Talk' to feature program on skunks

On Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 10 a.m., The Friends of McIntosh Reserve 'Walk and Talk' will take place at pavilion 2. William Cody Cornelison will present a program on Skunks. The program is free and open to the public.

Mon
06
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Election Day is here

 

 Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that tomorrow is Election Day in many counties and cities across the state. Kemp encourages registered voters to check the state’s My Voter Page or free “GA SOS” mobile app to see if their locality is holding an election and view personalized voting information.

“The right to vote should never be taken for granted,” stated Secretary Kemp. “There are important races going on all across Georgia, and your voice needs to be heard at the ballot box. We offer great resources for voters to know what to expect on the ballot, where to go, and what they need to bring. Once you do your research, go vote and wear your peach voting sticker with pride.” 

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05
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Carrollton City Schools receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School accomplishments

Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate the over 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students in Georgia, are now participating in farm to school. These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.

Carrollton City Schools was recognized at the Platinum level for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year, including:

Over 210 taste tests were held during the school year with 101 featuring locally grown food. Taste tests were offered throughout the school environment in the cafeteria, garden, at special school and community events, and with student focus groups.

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