CEMC Funds Schooling for Aspiring Linemen

Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has named eight aspiring linemen as the 2021 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarship. Anderson Bradley, Carson Cummings, Anthony Graley, Matthew Miller, Seth Morris, Javen Sheppard, Kaden Taylor and Justin Wilburn will attend a lineman school in Georgia fully funded.  Since 2017, Carroll EMC has helped kick start the careers of […]

Carroll EMC Selects Scholarship Semi-Finalist

Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) recently named Emily Stone of Bowdon as its semifinalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The Walter Harrison Scholarship is a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations. The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. “To […]

14th Annual Oscar Night Live

Newnan-Coweta and Howard Warner Boys and Girls Club to Host a Party Befitting Hollywood Royalty at the 14th Annual Oscar Night Live Newnan-Coweta and Howard Warner Boys and Girls Clubs welcome our A-list supporters to our VIP event, the 14th annual Oscar Night Live. This year’s event will be virtual, with a livestream on Saturday, […]

WGRLS Helps Public Score Free or Discounted Passes for Popular Destinations

Did you know you can get free or discounted admission to popular destinations in Georgia just by having a West Georgia Regional Library System library card? Check out the WGRLS passes and partnerships below. Center for Puppetry Arts What can you get? Admission for four to the World of Puppetry Museum at the Center of Puppetry Arts in […]

Responsible Children

By Sandra Bolan Most parents have one main goal as they raise their children: to create responsible adults.  That’s a pretty broad expectation, but being responsible essentially means being dependable, accepting credit when due and criticism when warranted, as well as being a contributing member of society.   Some parents confuse responsible with obedient. However, […]

“Shop with a Cop” Brings Local Kids Christmas Cheer

Local law enforcement officers didn’t let the pandemic put a damper on the annual Shop With A Cop event, the highlight of the year for many local children and officers alike.Organized by the Carrollton Fraternal Order of Police, Shop With A Cop takes about 80-100 local special needs, at-risk and disadvantaged children on a Christmas shopping trip […]

CASA’s Annual Turkey Trot Raises Funds for Children in Foster Care

Keep the “giving” in Thanksgiving by joining Carroll County CASA for their annual fundraising Turkey Trot race. These funds go directly to benefit foster children by enabling CASA to purchase essential items for them. “Many children enter foster care with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” explains Briana Evans, Carroll County CASA executive director. […]

Local Law Enforcement Makes Positive Impact with Kids Through Christmas Shopping Program

The Carrollton Tony Jackson Garrett Lodge #35 of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is an organization that consists of full-time employed and retired members of local and state law enforcement. The lodge also consists of associate members who support the FOP’s mission.  The FOP is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement personnel, […]

Turkey Trot Offers Virtual Race with 5K/10K/Fun Run

The 2nd annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Turkey Trot will benefit children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. There are 173 children in foster care in Carroll County and 98 are being served by CASA volunteers.  Many of these children lack basic needs and do not have the ability […]

A Helping Hand

Ways You Can Give Back This Holiday Season Southwire Provides Hope for the Holidays in Final Phase of $1 Million Donation. Earlier this year, Southwire announced an expansion of its Giving Back efforts in response to COVID-19, creating three phases with a commitment to donate $1 million toward COVID-19 relief with a focus on hunger, […]