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Villa Rica

Villa Rica police get a show of support

June 30, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica police officers got a public show of support by city officials last week after reports that morale has sagged within the force during recent attention to police actions in other cities.

VR businesses asked to enforce anti-smoking law

June 26, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

On June 16, Mayor Gil McDougal issued a memorandum to the city’s police chief and the community development director, asking that they take steps to ensure the enforcement of the city’s smoke-free air rule.

VR council faced with new water decision

June 5, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica officials are facing the choice of whether to build a new, multi-million-dollar water plant or to find some other solution for its water supply problem.

Villa Rica receives $100k grant

May 15, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica has received a $100,000 grant that city leaders hope will help improve the downtown area, as well as other parts of the city.

Villa Rica to open offices

May 15, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica will open more of its facilities to the public on Monday as part of a general easing of restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak

First phase of Kemp plan leaves some wary

April 22, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

“This flies in the face of local control,” Villa Rica Mayor Gil McDougal wrote in a statement. “It is frustrating as a local mayor to make decisions while the governor has gone out of his way to not only not consider local authorities, but to explicitly deny their abilities to govern as it relates to COVID-19.”

VR moves forward with zoning overhaul

March 12, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

A massive change in zoning for Villa Rica took another step forward Tuesday, as city officials approved an appeals process for those who object to how their land is to be rezoned.

Villa Rica needs new water plant

February 27, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica is suddenly faced with the necessity of building a new water plant, a multi-million dollar expense that adds to the myriad of costs the city is already facing over its water system.

VR council moves forward with traffic study

February 14, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica is moving forward with a traffic study that promises to help solve current traffic snarls and prevent new ones as the city grows.

VR to undergo massive zoning revision

February 3, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica is about to undergo a massive revision of its zoning, a process that some city officials worry will raise concerns among a few owners of property due for a "zoning correction."