The so-called “City of Homes” has been a popular area for families to settle down in since the nineties. With highly rated schools, ample employment options, and proximity to Atlanta, it’s easy to understand why Newnan has seen the growth that it has over the last 30 or so years.
The nonprofit organization Impact West Georgia defines homelessness as a lack of dwelling where one can rest or places not properly adequate for habitation. This local organization is leading the charge in bringing awareness and resources to those in need.
The week of Nov. 6 was Alcohol Awareness Week. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the University Recreation’s Health Education peer educators held an obstacle course where participants were instructed to wear a pair of goggles that emulated the visual effects of being inebriated.
The University of West Georgia has recently partnered with two Carrollton-based breweries—Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Company and Local Ties Brewing Company—to produce new university-branded beers, called Red Blue Brew and Love Valley Lager, respectively.
The Mobilize Recovery Across Georgia bus tour made an important stop in Carrollton on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and local education figureheads from the University of West Georgia, Carrollton City Schools, Carroll County Schools and West Georgia Technical College were part of a large cast of local speakers.
Education and Central High School are hosting the Sources of Strength 5K Color Fun Run and Walk here at the University of West Georgia. At 9 a.m., the half-mile fun run will start for the kids. Then, the 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m.