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Connecting to the future: Villa Rica considering growth plan

For years, Villa Rica has planned a roadway that would connect the neighborhood of Mirror Lake with downtown. Such a project, however, would be very expensive, especially in a fast-growing town whose resources are already stretched thin. But Villa Rica officials have come up with a unique plan that,

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:59:00

FSMS teacher killed in Saturday accident

A Factory Shoals Middle School teacher died in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 early Saturday morning. Jasmine McGhee, 27, of Oxford, Ala., was killed in the accident, which took place in Carroll County between Temple and Bremen on I-20 westbound near mile marker 14 at about 12:05 a.m. on Sept.

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:30:00

Former VR manager acceptsposition in Hogansville

BY KEN DENNEY THE VILLA RICAN David Milliron, former city manager for Villa Rica, was chosen Monday as the new city manager for Hogansville, in Troup County. The Hogansville City Council unanimously voted for Milliron during a meeting Monday night. He had been one of three finalists for the position

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Hundreds of dolls to be on display at Blunt House

More than 400 dolls of Dalton have come to the Blunt House, a historical home built in 1848. Dolls are on display in every room of the house. There are dolls for everyone's taste: Madame Alexander dolls; Dixie dolls; Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls; Shirley Temple dolls; infant and baby dolls; Bradley do

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-21 04:02:17

5 Recently Sold Homes In Douglasville

How much are homes selling for in your neighborhood? Take a look at the most recent ones that were purchased, courtesy of Realtor.com. DOUGLASVILLE, GA - Curious to see how much homes are selling for in your neighborhood? We've rounded up some of the homes recently purchased around Douglasville. Her

PATCH - 2017-09-21 15:34:34

Fried pies and history served at Fried Pie Festival

On the outskirts of Tallapoosa lies the Budapest Cemetery dotted with weathered gravestones from the early 1900s bearing such names as Ecsedy and Buzady. Many of the Hungarian names are not seen anywhere else in Haralson County but the families made their mark in the county during their short time h

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 15:03:00

Friends of Whitesburg Library Bookstore offers McIntosh Fall Festival half-price sale

The Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library bookstore, Harvey's House of Books, will be open extended hours on Saturday, Sept. 23, as it offers a one-day half-price sale on all books in observance of the McIntosh Reserve Fall Festival. The festival features arts and crafts, Native American program

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-21 04:35:00

Paulding mom recalls thrown object shattering windshield as baby sat in back

This story has been updated with new information from a victim. Salina Hake's first thought was someone was shooting at her SUV as she drove on Villa Rica Highway last week. Shards of glass had just hit her in the face after "something large" struck her windshield - shattering it and leaving glass t

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 10:28:00

VRHS collecting items to help homeless

The Villa Rica school cluster, which is usually on the receiving end of community support, is giving back. While the elementary and middle schools typically have a donation drive in the spring, Villa Rica High will have a Help the Homeless Drive during the school's homecoming week this week. "The Vi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

Native American Fall Festival returning to McIntosh

After a two-year hiatus, one of the most anticipated events held at McIntosh Reserve Park near Whitesburg is scheduled to return this weekend, complete with an authentic display of Native American culture. Park Manager Daryl Johnson said the two-day McIntosh Fall Festival and Native American Pow Wow

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:58:00

New DPD officers ready to go to work

The Douglasville Police Department is growing. On Friday, three candidates completed training from North Central Georgia Law Enforcement. Officer Austin Goodfriend, Officer Marcel Brown and Officer Andrew Lanier are now part of the Douglasville Police Department. "We're really excited," Lt. Mark Edw

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held every Monday at Macland Presbyterian Church, 3615 Macland Road, Powder S

PATCH - 2017-09-19 15:13:35

Judge Kravitch remembered as 'national treasure'

Phyllis Kravitch and Clarence Thomas may have been on the opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, but there were common threads that led them to become close friends, not to mention high-ranking members of the federal judiciary. Kravitch, the trailblazing jurist, died in June at the age of 96 af


DCHS tops national and state ACT averages

Douglas County High School outpaced the state and national average on the ACT, and most of the county's other high schools weren't far behind, according to school-level results released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday. DCHS had an average composite score of 21.6 on the college readi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:30:00

Carrollton Olympian Hardy Lavender dead at 87

City Councilman Gerald Byrd and the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department are paying their respects to honor gold medal Olympian Catherine Hardy Lavender, who died on Sept. 8 at age 87. Services were held Sept. 13 at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel in Atlanta, but a wreath-laying ceremony will b

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:58:00

Police charge duo in former high school football standout's death

When police asked a lease-holder about a man seen leaving her apartment on the day of a deadly shooting, she lied, police said. Shantavier Willis gave detectives a fake name for the man police suspected in the Aug. 6 shooting death of 20-year-old Rodricous Gates Jr., Clayton County police spokeswoma


Starr's Mill plane crash couple blames FAA, sues for damages

The couple involved in an October 2014 plane crash on a practice field at Starr's Mill High School is suing federal agencies for negligence and asking for damages. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the suit names the U.S. Department of Transportation and

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 18:30:17

Third Suspect Arrested in Bartow County Elderly Murder Case

Bartow County deputies arrested Tevin Ray Harris of Dalton on Tuesday afternoon for murder and armed robbery. Tevin Ray Harris This is in connection to a death investigation at a residence on Country Lane (off of SR 20 in Cartersville) on August 27th. Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators dis

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:55

BBQ restaurant headed for Marietta Square

A new barbecue joint will set up shop on Marietta Square at the start of the year. Hawg and Ale Smokehouse, a barbecue restaurant that opened in Peachtree Corners nearly two years ago, has plans to launch a second location in the building that housed Chantico Burrito Cantina, said Buddy Finethy, the

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:28:00

Old south Cobb Target site could become new townhomes, storage facility

An undated photo of the former Austell Target store at 3751 Floyd Road. The site of the store, which last operated in 1999, is being eyed by two developers for townhomes and a self-storage facility. Special to the MDJ-Courtesy of Cobb County Community Development A national retain chain's former sou

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 01:47:00