This week State Representative Howard Maxwell of Dallas, announced that he will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives.After thirty years of public service, he will depart the general assembly at the conclusion of his current term.

Reese told WLBB radio that he is challenging the method by which a pay parity increase for city employees was handled in the budget, as well as the water/sewer/sanitation rate increase that would affect some senior citizens who previously had received a discounted rate.

The City of Temple could have more budget deliberations to start the new year.

Local and federal authorities tracked down a gang member wanted for shooting at a police officer.

He was located in a trailer in Villa Rica before fleeing from authorities.

The University of West Georgia unveiled plans today for a new, state-of-the-art student health center that, when built through a partnership with Tanner Health System, will allow the university to better serve students with no increase in mandatory health fees.

Norfolk Southern Railroad officials are expected to meet with city officials from Temple and Villa Rica, as well as Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith to discuss what can be done to prevent trains from halting in downtown for extended periods of time.A Franklin man is spending a third day in the Carroll County jail after police said he told a government office employee that he would come to their facility and shoot the office staff and then shoot himself.Next month the Carroll County Board of Commissioners will revisit the discussion on whether to allow Carroll County voters to decide on Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated portions of the county.The suspect led police on a chase across two counties. Jon Anderson, longtime Board of Education Chairman for the Carroll County School District, has told WLBB radio that he will not seek re-election for his District Seven seat in 2018.District Seven is regarded as representing the Central Schools cluster.Qualifying for the elections begins in March with partisan races planned for May.