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Villa Rica Lady Wildcats look for perfect season & State Championship  WSB Atlanta

If the Lady Wildcats win Friday night, they'll finish with an undefeated 33-0 record and a State Championship. The last time a Villa Rica team accomplished this ...



Former Grayson football coach Christian Hunnicutt headed to Villa Rica  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Former Grayson football coach Christian Hunnicutt has accepted the head coaching job at Villa Rica High School.



Wildcats trample Hornets on Senior Night  Times-Georgian

Playing in the penultimate home game of his prep baseball career, Villa Rica High School senior Noah Best stepped into the bat. Playing in the penultimate ...



Wildcats claw Raiders in opening round  Times-Georgian

After finishing as the runner-up in its region to close out the regular season, the second-seeded Villa Rica High School boys' soccer team kicked off the Class ...



VIDEO: 2020 South Carolina commit Mecose Todd goes #BeastMode on long TD run  USA TODAY High School Sports

You have to see this Marshawn Lynch impression from four-star South Carolina commit Mecose Todd.



Marquita Echols  Times-Georgian

Ms. Marquita Echols, 33, of Villa Rica, Georgia, died on April 6, 2019. Final arrangements to be announced at a later date. Ms. Marquita Echols, 33, of Villa Rica, ...



Villa Rica councilman resigns after admitted use of 'n-word'  FOX 5 Atlanta

A decades-long Villa Rica councilman has resigned after admitting he said the a racial slur in the context of a conversation with a black city employee.



Parents say student wrongfully charged after being attacked by bully  WSB Atlanta

A family says a bully attacked their son in school and now the son is the one facing charges.



Mother: I need answers after my daughter's body was found burned in her car  11Alive.com WXIA

EAST POINT, Ga. — Pearlie Haynes says she certain her 18-year-old daughter, Tayla Torres, is the woman found burned in her car in East Point. “It was my ...



John Henry Lee Jr.  Times-Georgian

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WEST GEORGIA JAZZ FESTIVAL  Times-Georgian

Classical jazz sounds, R&B, and Latin beats will fill the air Saturday in downtown Villa Rica during the fourth annual West Georgia Jazz Festival. Classical jazz ...



Trojans close out spring football practice with scrimmage  Times-Georgian

Standing inside the visor's locker room on a rainy November night in Stockbridge following the Carrollton High School fo. Standing inside the visitor's locker ...



COLLEGE STUDENT MURDERED: Friend arrested in murder of college student found in burning car, mother says  WSB Atlanta

Police said they received a tip that one of her friends had been talking about her death and had burns on his hands.



J. Christopher Greene  Times-Georgian

Mr. J. Christopher Greene, 36, of Villa Rica, Georgia, died on May 3, 2019. Final arrangements to be announced at a later date. Mr. J. Christopher Greene, 36, ...



New brewery on tap in VR  Times-Georgian

Villa Rica will get its first-ever microbrewery and taproom on May 1 when Hixtown Brewing Co. opens on Main Street. Villa Rica will get its first-ever ...



One of nation’s top-100 players commits to Mitchell, Cats  Lexington Herald-Leader

Deasia Merrill, a 6-foot-2 forward from Georgia who is rated among the nation's elite 100 players, announced that she will play for Kentucky on Sunday night.



Richards indicted on murder, cruelty charges  Times-Georgian

A Villa Rica man accused in the beating death of his 3-year-old stepson was indicted on charges of murder and cruelty to children by a Carroll County grand jury ...



NEW DETAILS: Another Georgia official steps down after using racial slurs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Villa Rica councilman has resigned from his post after making an “inappropriate racial...



10 Villa Rica locales designated historic sites  Times-Georgian

Ten significant structures and locations in Villa Rica were designated local historic sites on Tuesday, a move that will help preserve them for future generations.



Electric violinist Ford to headline festival  Times-Georgian

One of the Southeast's most well-known jazz musicians will be the headlining act next Saturday, when the fourth annual West Georgia Jazz Festival opens in ...



Prisoner escapes work detail near Temple  Times-Georgian

A Carroll County Prison inmate escaped from a work detail at around 9:30 a.m. Monday near the area of East Ranchette Road at Taylors Gin Road, northeast of ...



Georgia public school investigates a mass baptism on its football field  Washington Post

A Georgia public school is looking into a mass baptism on its football field that was posted on YouTube but later taken down. In a state where football is ...



Charles Ronald 'Ronnie' Hall  Times-Georgian

Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Hall, 61, of Temple, Georgia, died on Wednesday, April, 17, 2019, at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica. Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Hall, ...



District: Ga. principal unaware football team would join baptisms  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Villa Rica High School and its principal should not have allowed a local church to perform on-field baptisms at its football stadium last month, a Carroll County ...



Jury selection begins in trial of former trooper  Times-Georgian

Jury selection began Monday morning in the trial of A.J. Scott, a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused in the deaths of two teenage girls, who died after ...



Emma King, Deasia Merrill sign with Kentucky WBB for 2019  WYMT News

Coaches always use the cliché “get better every day” and the University of Kentucky women's basketball team did just that Wednesday by signing two players ...



Trial of Councilman Scott begins  Times-Georgian

Opening statements for the trial of A.J. Scott, a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused in the deaths of two teenage girls, who died after his patrol vehicle ...



UWG hosts first open meeting on cemetery  Times-Georgian

The University of West Georgia hosted a Bonner Plantation Survey Meeting on Monday morning to share information about a slave cemetery recently found on ...



JARRED WRIGHT: Mom's final words to metro Atlanta teen hours before mysterious death: 'I love you'  WSB Atlanta

Parents of a Villa Rica teenager are preparing to bury their son Friday afternoon, and they still don't know how he died.



Jury selected in trial of former trooper  Times-Georgian

Following two days of jury selection, a jury was officialy set Tuesday for the trial of A.J. Scott, a former Georgia State Patrol trooper, accused in the deaths of two ...



‘He needs to be under a jail’: Mother reacts after family friend charged in killing teen daughter  WMBF

Pearlie Haynes said Kington Hyman-Bozeman was like a member of the family. Police say Tayla Torres was shot in a dispute over money. However, her mother ...



Jane Widner Arrington  Times-Georgian

Jane Widner Arrington, age 83, of Roopville, Georgia, passed away in Bowdon, Georgia, on Monday, May 6, 2019. She was born February 6, 1936, in Carroll ...



Mentors, appreciation of the program, lead defensive coaches to KSU  MDJOnline.com

KENNESAW -- Shortly after the 2018 season ended, things began to change on Kennesaw State's football staff.



Bowdon woman accused of pimping teen girls  Times-Georgian

A Bowdon woman has been arrested on charges of pimping four girls who were residents of the KidsPeace facility in Bowdon, which houses teens with ...



Racial incident takes a twist at Bremen  Times-Georgian

Bremen High School administrators are dealing with a student who left a racist sign in the girls' restroom on Thursday. Bremen High School administrators are ...



Carrollton one of three host sites for GHSA State Track and Field Meets  Times-Georgian

Beginning today, Grisham Stadium on the campus of Carrollton High School will serve as the host location of the 2019 GHSA Trac. Beginning today, Grisham ...



High school secretary Kristen Hammonds had sex with students, say Ga. police  CBS News

(CBS/WGCL) CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Georgia say high school secretary Kristen Hammonds allegedly lured at least three Villa Rica High School ...



Escaped inmate still at large  Times-Georgian

An escaped inmate was still at large late Tuesday after he walked off a Georgia Department of Corrections State work detail Monday morning, near the area of ...



Beverly Lynn Smith Lang  Newnan Times-Herald

Beverly Lynn Smith Lang, 69, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton. She was born October 30 ...



Second rabies case found in Carroll County  Times-Georgian

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed a rabies case in Carroll County this week, the second thus far in 2019. The Georgia Department of Public ...



Mass baptism at Georgia public high school football field spurs controversy  CBS News

Video of a church's mass baptism at a Georgia public high school caught the attention of critics after it showed up online. Now, administrators are investigating ...



Carrollton man arrested on molestation charges  Times-Georgian

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Carrollton kicks off 2019 Trojan Invitational  Times-Georgian

The Carrollton High School boys' golf team welcomed 11 of the top prep golf teams from Georgia and Alabama to Sunset Hil. The Carrollton High School boys' ...



Wilson joins race for commission chairman  Times-Georgian

Another candidate is entering the race for Carroll County commission chairman, upping the ante to four. Another candidate is entering the race for Carroll County ...



Carrollton gears up to host 20th Trojan Invitational  Times-Georgian

The Carrollton High School boys' golf team will welcome 11 of the top prep boys' golf teams from Georgia and Alabama to Sunset Hills Country Club this ...



'Fast Eddie' flying into festivities  Times-Georgian

Southern Hills' second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday will see hundreds of people packed into Grisham Stadium at Carrollton High School with a twist ...



Villa Rica sophomore Deasia Merrill receives 2019 offer from Tech  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Villa Rica High School forward Deasia Merrill received an offer from Georgia Tech, according to a Tw...



Fuller announces bid for District 4 seat  Times-Georgian

Steve Fuller announced Thursday his intent to run for District 4 county commission seat, bringing the number of those seeking the post to three. Steve Fuller ...



Rome High School Hosts Howlin' Wolf Classic Cheerleading Competition  Northwest Georgia News

Rome High School's gymnasium was full this past weekend with cheer enthusiasts as Rome High hosted the first Howlin' Wolf Classic Cheerleading ...



New superintendent hired in Harris County  Ledger-Enquirer

In a called meeting June 28, 2018, the Harris County Board of Education hired interim superintendent Roger Couch as superintendent. He replaces Jimmy ...



Report: Kennesaw State to hire Citadel assistant as defensive coordinator  MDJOnline.com

The man Kennesaw State is reportedly targeting as its new defensive coordinator knows a little bit about option football.



Douglasville man held in child molestation case  Times-Georgian

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PREP BASKETBALL: Local teams keep season going with wins in region tournaments  Northwest Georgia News

A day after Dade County rode a wave of momentum to defeat Pepperell, the Wolverines were stopped by the Model boys' basketball team in the Region 7-AA ...



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The Times-Georgian serves Carroll County, Georgia as well as entrusted as the legal organ for all municipalities within the county. You can trace our roots back ...



Mass baptism of players, coach on football field violated policy, school district says  Fox News

Officials in west Georgia say a mass baptism before a high school football practice violated school district policy.



Mother Gloria 'Big Mama' Cochran  Times-Georgian

Mother Gloria "Big Mama" Cochran, 94, of Whitesburg, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, peacefully at the home of her son, Leonard and Martha ...



Gwendolyn Louise Ables Cocklereece  Times-Georgian

Ms. Gwendolyn Louise Ables Cocklereece (Gwen to her family and friends), age 85, of Bremen, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounding ...



Report: Valdosta State defensive coordinator Danny Verpaele to coach DBs at Kennesaw State  MDJOnline.com

Kennesaw State appears to be getting closer to completing its rebuilt defensive coaching staff.



3 new Bartow principals prepare to meet students, parents  Daily Tribune News

When the bell rings Aug. 8 in Bartow County, three schools will have new principals at the helm. Stephen Revard, former assistant principal at North Cobb High ...



Several scenarios led to UWG survey  Times-Georgian

A possible cemetery has been discovered on the University of West Georgia's campus and school officials released additional information Tuesday to help ...



Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...



18 years old -- the end date for far too many  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA -. 18. It is such a symbolic number for young people. It means their first foray into adulthood. It means no more high school. It sometimes means ...



Elisabeth 'Betty' Rice  Times-Georgian

Mrs. Elisabeth "Betty" Rice, age 89, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Mrs. Elisabeth “Betty” Rice, ...



Controversy in Georgia over football team's baptism in memory of fallen student  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Freedom from Religion Foundation expressed concern after group baptism in memory of former Heritage HS student https://t.co/5sKeqYdyHq pic.twitter.com/ ...



Wojcik steps down from city council  Times-Georgian

Carrollton City Councilman Rory Wojcik announced Wednesday his intent to step down from the council, effective May 31. Carrollton City Councilman Rory ...



Jerry Wayne Hollis  Times-Georgian

Mr. Jerry Wayne Hollis, 64, of Douglasville, Georgia, died on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born July 12, 1954, the son of the late Mr. James Thomas Hollis Sr.



Jayson Shane Carroll  Times-Georgian

Jayson Shane Carroll, of Buchanan, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Carrollton, Georgia, on July 20, 1976, son ...



Football kicker crowned homecoming queen in Villa Rica  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Taylor Tidaback was a standout last Friday night as she was crowned homecoming queen of Villa Rica High School.



UWG officials were aware of slave cemetery  Times-Georgian

University of West Georgia officials knew about a slave cemetery on campus and that was the primary reason they conducted an archaeological survey earlier ...



Denny Ivey  Times-Georgian

Mr. Denny Ivey, age 63, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. Mr. Denny Ivey ...



Former Wolves Henry, Jackson howl into the NFL  Times-Georgian

A pair of former University of West Georgia football players made their dreams come true over the weekend by signing undrafted. A pair of former University of ...



Beck hit with federal indictment  Times-Georgian

BY KEN DENNEY THE TIMES-GEORGIAN. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Georgia Insurance Commissioner and Carrollton native Jim Beck, accusing ...



Richard N. Hendrix  Times-Georgian

Mr. Richard N. Hendrix, age 77, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday morning, May 11, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.



Rockmart boys mixing it up in summer play  Northwest Georgia News

The new Rockmart Yellow Jackets basketball coach Vic Calhoun has not wasted time in preparing his team for the upcoming season.



Rosa Mae Shell Shackleford  Times-Georgian

Miss Rosa Mae Shell Shackleford, of Carrollton, Georgia, died on May 12, 2019. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Miss Rosa Mae Shell ...



Edmond Irvin  Times-Georgian

Edmond Irvin, 25, of Newnan, Georgia, died on April 30, 2019. Irvin was a Coweta County sheriff deputy. Final arrangements to be announced at a later date.



Major ground beef recall from Carrollton establishment  Times-Georgian

K2D Foods, doing business as (DBA) Colorado Premium Foods, a Carrollton, Georgia, establishment, is recalling approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground ...



Kenneth Reid Shope Sr.  Times-Georgian

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Brian David Siek  Times-Georgian

Brian David Siek, age 44, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was born May 24, 1974, in Decatur, Georgia, son of the late ...



Temple searching for public works director  Times-Georgian

BY KEN DENNEY THE VILLA RICAN. The City of Temple is again searching for a new public works director, after the man the council voted to hire declined to ...



Fite retires after 10 seasons as head coach  Times-Georgian

University of West Georgia head baseball coach Skip Fite is retiring after spending 10 seasons with the Wolves, West Georgia athletic director Daryl Dickey ...



Opening statements in Scott trial  Times-Georgian

Opening statements were made and the first state witnesses were called Wednesday, as trial began for former Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.J. Scott, accused ...



Coweta officer fatally shot in family dispute  Times-Georgian

Members of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office are reeling from the shock of losing a fellow deputy following a deadly shooting Coweta County's first officer ...



Kandis McKinney  Times-Georgian

Ms. Kandis McKinney, 44, of Carrollton, Georgia, died on May 17, 2019. Celebration of Life services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019,at Westside ...



Charlie A. Freeland  Times-Georgian

Charlie A. Freeland, 62, of Carrollton, Georgia, died on May 12, 2019. The viewing will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, ...



Red Devils continue to roll  Times-Georgian

The second half of the season continued to be kind to the Bowdon High School baseball team Friday night as the Red Devils rout. The second half of the season ...



Some Georgia lawns 'greening up' faster than others  Times-Georgian

BY CLINT WALTZ FOR CAES NEWS. While many warm-season turfgrass species have shown signs of significant green-up, some grasses and locations still ...



Teresa Powell-Robinson  Times-Georgian

Mrs. Teresa Powell-Robinson, 55, died on May 5, 2019. Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 12 p.m. at New Macedonia ...



Pastor defends mass baptism, with some regret  Baptist News Global

By Bob Allen. The pastor of a Georgia Baptist church at the center of controversy over a mass baptism on a public high school football field says he regrets not ...



Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School academic decathlon team wins state championship  Northwest Georgia News

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School's academic decathlon has been crowned the 2019 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon State Champions.



Betty Jo Smith North  Times-Georgian

Mrs. Betty Jo Smith North, of Carrollton, Georgia, died on May 11, 2019. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Mrs. Betty Jo Smith North, of Carrollton, ...



Alvin Junior Stephens  Times-Georgian

Mr. Alvin Junior Stephens, 73, of Douglasville, Georgia, died on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born March 14, 1946, the son of the late Mr. Henry Ford ...



Kathleen Cosby Calhoun  Times-Georgian

Mrs. Kathleen Cosby Calhoun, 84, died on May 2, 2019. Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist ...



Fendley Pittmon  Times-Georgian

Mr. Fendley Pittmon, 59, of Bowdon, Georgia, died on Monday, May 13, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. from Martin ...



William Everett Mahaney  Times-Georgian

Mr. William Everett Mahaney, 74, of Douglasville, Georgia, died on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was born March 14, 1945, in Crossville, Tennessee, the son of the ...



Linda D. Payton  Times-Georgian

Linda D. Payton, age 73, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Monday evening, May 6, 2019. She was born April 15, 1946, in Polk County, Georgia, the ...



Jerome Joiner  Times-Georgian

Jerome Joiner, 48, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on May 11, 2019, at Tanner Medical Center. He was born Oct. 22, 1970, in Peoria, Illinois, son of Larry ...



Harris County Board of Education appoints interim superintendent after resignation  Ledger-Enquirer

The Harris County Board of Education has appointed an interim superintendent. Roger Couch, who retired in December 2015 as Harris County High School ...



Dustin Jace Shreiner  Times-Georgian

Mr. Dustin Jace Shreiner, 22, of Douglasville, Georgia, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was born June 11, 1996. He was preceded in death by his mother, ...



Christopher 'Brad' Braden Wilkie  Times-Georgian

Mr. Christopher "Brad" Braden Wilkie, 38, of Wedowee, Alabama, died on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born April 14, 1981, in Austell, Georgia, the son of Mr.



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