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Sprint retailer opens in Villa Rica

Sprint

Residents of Villa Rica now have a new cellular option in town. PG Wireless, a Sprint Preferred Retailer and Authorized Business Representative, opened on November 16 in the Wal-Mart shopping center on Highway 61. This is the 26th location for PG Wireless, which also owns the store on Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville, and one…

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Villa Rica says “Welcome to Moe’s!”

In the works since 2016, construction is increasing pace at 700 Highway 61 on the new retail space that will include Moe’s Southwest Grill. The development is also slated to include a Starbucks and a nail salon. Moe’s, created in Atlanta in December 2000, is one of the country’s fastest growing restaurant chains of its…

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Chuck Beck: Living Legend

Chuck Beck sitting in car

Dirt roads give a landscape character. Some are rutted and bone-jarring to the unsuspecting traveler. Some are convenient shortcuts, while others are country lanes leading to family farms that have been there for generations. One of west Georgia’s dirt roads leads to a character who also happens to be a genius, named Chuck Beck. Ask…

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How Far to Bethlehem Live Nativity

How Far to Bethlehem Live Nativity

Live nativity will be held during the first weekend in December Lithia Springs United Methodist Church will host its annual How Far to Bethlehem live drive-thru nativity December 1st through December 3rd from 7pm to 9pm. The production celebrates its 25th year in 2017 This well-loved event is a free drive-thru Christmas Pageant. Visitors experience…

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Local author finds Lonnie the Little Lost Book

Lonnie the Little Lost Book

Celeste Easter is excited about the release of her new children’s book, Lonnie the Little Lost Book. Ms. Easter, a New Orleans native and Carroll County resident whose two sons attend Temple Elementary School, has long been involved in volunteering in school media centers. It was that experience and her love of books that inspired…

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Cover Me Southern Wins 2017 Boutique Award

Cover Me Southern

In August, more than 400,000 votes were cast around the world to recognize and celebrate boutiques for their business, service, charm, style, and outlook on dressing women of all ages, styles, budgets and sizes. Local business Cover Me Southern Boutique was chosen Georgia’s Storefront of The Year in the 2017 Boutique Awards. The award was…

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Main Street Douglasville T-Shirt design Contest

Main Street Douglasville T-Shirt design Contest

Main Street awarding $500 for T-Shirt design, beginning December 2017 The 2018 Main Street Douglasville T-Shirt Design Contest is underway. December 31 is the deadline for submissions. Submit your original artwork and graphic design and your design may be chosen for use on the 2018 Main Street Douglasville T-Shirt. The winner will receive $500 cash,…

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Douglas County Celebrating 2017 Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

You are cordially invited to participate in the 5th Annual Douglas County Festival of Trees! This year’s festival will be held in the Douglas County Courthouse Art Gallery on the 3rd Floor, and will feature miniature Christmas trees, full-sized Christmas trees, and wreaths. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit The Pantry and their…

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Christmas in the Courtyard to be held at the Courthouse

Christmas in the Courtyard

November 17th, 5pm to 9pm Paulding County Courthouse The Paulding County Chamber of Commerce announces Christmas in the Courtyard: A Hometown Holiday Celebration. The Paulding County Courthouse will host the free, family friendly event. There will be crafts for kids, carols in the courtyard, snapshots with Santa (from 6pm to 7:30pm),story time with Santa (from…

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