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Growth for Southwire continues with an expansion in Villa Rica
When Southwire opens its new Villa Rica distribution center on the Douglas County side of the city next month, it will be the fourth facility in the city and part of the ongoing expansion of a local company founded nearly 70 years ago.The 60 employees expected at the new warehouse will join more tha
Bridge update means headaches in Villa Rica
"When the work is being done, the ramps will be open. So, only half your day is potentially going to be ruined," Barber said at the Villa Rica City Council's June 5 council meeting. "But, if you, for instance, live in Mirror Lake and work in Atlanta you will not be able to cross the bridge."
Villa Rica 4th Of July Fireworks: 2018 Guide
VILLA RICA, GA — The 13th Annual Fireworks Display Extravaganza is a free event being held Tuesday, July 3 at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex, or V-Plex, located at 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica.
2 Missing Teens: Douglas County Deputies Need Info
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA—In unconnected incidents, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are looking for two runaway teens.
Tanner Hospitals Earn National Accolades For Stroke Care
VILLA RICA, GA — The primary stroke centers at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica are continuing to ensure top-rate care to stroke patients, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Residents can learn law enforcement in Villa Rica Citizens Police Academy
The Villa Rica Police Department will hold its 17th annual Citizens Police Academy Aug. 2 through Oct. 11.The classes will be held every Thursday during that time from 7-9 p.m. for residents who are 18 and older. The class will cover content from criminal investigations, bullying, active shooter, un
Health inspector calls Pizza Hut kitchen 'unsanitary from top to bottom'
Violations included a food handler eating in the kitchen and then handling food and supplies without washing hands, observed food handler preparing a pizza with bare hands and food items in prep cooler, including sausage and meatballs, not held cold enough.
All-Area Pitcher: Soliz the silent assassin
Jared Soliz is a young man of few words. But his game more than speaks for itself.The Carrollton High School senior right-hander served as a silent assassin for the Trojan pitching staff over the past three seasons, taking the mound in pressure-packed playoff situations and never allowing the moment
Shoplifting suspect arrested after being injured in car wreck
What began as a suspected shoplifting case Tuesday ended with the suspect facing numerous other charges after trying to flee from police.Villa Rica police were called to Wal-Mart about a man who was believed to be shoplifting a TV and electronics.Police saw the suspect leaving, according to Villa Ri
Southwire continues to grow with VR expansion
"We can't make enough product for what is going on in the utility space (sector), industrial space, commercial construction space and residential today," Stinson said. "We should (employ more than) 500 people in the Villa Rica area within the next year to two years."
Rapper Jim Jones arrested in Coweta County
CCSORapper and reality TV star Jim Jones is behind bars in Coweta County after his involvement in a brief police pursuit.Joseph Guillermo Jones, 41, is facing charges including theft by receiving stolen property, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana
Army recruiter arrested on molestation charges
The Newnan Times-HeraldAn Army recruiter is facing criminal charges after police allege he had sexual relations with a girl under 16.Brandon Miles Ross, 26, is currently charged with statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, furnishing alcohol to a minor and enticing a child for indecent purpose
World Series hero actually played on Jesus' team
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord…” (2 Timothy 1:7-8)Major League Baseball is in full swing. As a teenager, my summer hero was Bobby Richardson. If you are one of my younger readers, yo
Six Flags Waterparks make national Top 10 list
Six Flags White Water in Marietta and Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell have been voted by readers in the Top 10 of USA TODAY’s Best Outdoor Water Parks of 2018.White Water placed third and Hurricane Harbor finished in 10th place.“Six Flags is the largest waterpark operator in No
Enjoy $1 Family Movies This Summer At Douglas County Regal
DOUGLASVILLE, GA—Regal, a leading motion picture exhibitor operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, announces the return of its family-favorite program, the Summer Movie Express. This kid-friendly film festival is a nonstop adventure, and the perfect getaway for movie love
Bowdon considers annexing middle school into city limits
Bullock said should the Carroll County Board of Education decide to approve the annexation, then all of the Bowdon schools would be within city limits. In addition, he said the Bowdon Police Department would offer its protection and surveillance to the school should the annexation occur. The water r
Lithia Springs adjusting to Duane Kelley's style
Hardy, who is the county’s returning leading scorer, is having a good summer on the AAU circuit according reports from recruiting analyst.
Carrollton gets $1.5M grant Bankhead streetscape plan
The Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the city of Carrollton to start the first phase of the Bankhead Highway streetscape project.According to Carrollton Community Development Director Erica Studdard, the project will include pedestrian, roadway and landsca
VR planning classic rock, fireworks for July 4 bash
Independence Day promises to be a spectacular event in Villa Rica this year, with two nostalgia bands and a sky full of fireworks.The 13th Annual Fireworks Display Extravaganza is a free event and will be held on Tuesday, July 3, at the Villa Rica Civic Center and Sports Complex — better known as th
Wanted man found dead inside Cobb County home after SWAT standoff
SWAT team response on Millwood Drive OVER.Cobb County Police tell me a man wanted out of Cherokee County, barricaded himself inside a home.When they made entry, they found the man, dead inside.No residents hurt.@wsbtvpic.twitter.com/q2RmsmCh2G— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV)June 21, 2018