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Carroll County Cheerleaders Place in State Competition

CARROLL COUNTY, GA -- Carroll County can boast not one, but two champion cheerleading squads.

On Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov.13, the cheerleaders from Bowdon High School in Bowdon and Central High School in Carrollton competed in the state cheerleading competition at the Columbus Civic Center.

The preliminary round was Friday, and the cheerleaders were among 24 teams trying to make it to the finals. Bowdon High placed second, while Central High came in fourth, ensuring their place in the next round.

On Saturday, the top 16 squads in the single A region competed for the title. Bowdon High's team, led by coach Coleen Reed, placed second again.

Central High also competed against 16 teams in the triple A region and came in fourth. Their coaches are Jodi Guess and Amber Melear.

The competition is set to air on GPB TV on Friday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m.

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Walking Guide for Historic Carrollton Cemetery Now Available

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Carrollton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Carrollton Main Street Program are pleased to announce the release of the Carrollton City Cemetery Walking Guide.

This new brochure was created, researched and designed by both organizations. It is now available to the public at no charge.

"We're very excited to make this booklet available to people who want to visit the historic cemetery in the heart of Carrollton," said Carrollton Area CVB director Jonathan Dorsey.

UWG Honor Society Hosts Soup Kitchen Reading

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society will host one of its most honored traditions on Thursday, Nov. 18: the annual Soup Kitchen Reading.

The event will be held in the Lower Level of the Z-6 dining hall from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This year's reading will highlight creative nonfiction. English professor Dr. Emily Hipchen and former UWG students Kate Peterson and Kendall Pope are the featured readers.

Attendees may bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations for the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.

Georgia High School Football Playoffs: 3A Preview


Favorite: Peach County

Predicted Final Four: Peach County, Sandy Creek, Cairo, Baldwin

Easiest Draw: Peach County. Assuming the defending 3A champs win their first three playoff games, the Trojans start things out with 6-4 Stockbridge, play either 8-2 Thomson or 6-4 Worth County in Round Two, and then face either White County or Grady in the quarterfinals.

Toughest Draw: In Round One, Carrollton plays 8-2 Stephens County. In Round Two, the Trojans would have to take on either 8-2 Allatoona or 8-2 St. Pius. Then, in the quarterfinals, Carrollton would probably have to play undefeated Cairo.

Best Round One Matchups:

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Jonesville Middle Named a Breakthrough School

CARROLLTON, GA -- Jonesville Middle School in Carrollton has been named as a Breakthrough Middle School for the State of Georgia.

This honor, which is bestowed by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals, is the highest honor a middle school can earn through the GASSP organization.

Members of GASSP met to honor Jonesville Middle School at the Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island on Sunday, Nov. 7.

"Jonesville Middle School was one of 13 school identified this year by GASSP as one of the best middle schools in the state," said Dr. Joe Hutcheson, middle school coordinator for GASSP. "The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals is an affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Our organization looks to identify schools throughout the nation that embody best practices for our students and schools that get results.

UWG Converts Student Health Charts to Electronic Medical Records

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia recently updated its medical software by turning all existing paper medical charts into electronic records.

This change benefits students, faculty and staff at the university in numerous ways.

The conversion was made possible by a software donation from Greenway Medical Technologies, a Carrollton-based health solutions provider.

The new system will be on display at a ceremony recognizing the Greenway gift on Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon at the Alumni House on the UWG campus.

Christmas with the CSO

Christmas with the CSO

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Carrollton Symphony Orchestra will host "Christmas with the CSO" on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite No. 1," along with the world premiere of S. Baltzer's "Holiday Suite for Orchestra." The conductor will also take holiday requests from the audience.

Tickets will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and $8 for children.

The concert will be at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia (1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, 30118).