There’s a new Chocolate Factory coming to Newnan. Original owners Kerry and Phyllis Graham of Let Them Eat Toffee in Newnan announced their retirement and transition from toffee to chocolate. New owners Kelly McKinney and Debbie Burge are currently transforming the building into the Georgia Chocolate Factory where they will continue selling toffee treats along with new chocolate selections. To follow their progress, visit their website https://georgiachocolatefactory.com.
Due to inclement weather, the city of Carrollton rescheduled the Christmas in Carrollton event to Saturday December 9th starting at 10am. The city invites everyone to enjoy a magical day of fun festivities at Adamson Square. The Christmas Market and Santa’s Workshop are both open from 10am to 3pm. The Christmas Market is located around the Amp and alleyway filled with local vendors. The Santa’s workshop is at the Amp and allows kids to participate in activities, crafts, and take a photo with Santa. Everyone can indulge in hot cocoa and listen to joyful carolers. To wrap up the evening, this year’s Old- Fashioned Christmas Parade starts at 5:30pm, gathering at Bradley Street going through Adamson Square. For more information visit carrolltonga.com.
The University of West Georgia increases its wolf pack this year receiving 12,769 students, which is a 7.18% student enrollment increase in comparison to last year. According to the official census data, the last time the university saw this sort of accomplishment was in Fall of 2020. The census study includes a graduate enrollment increase of 33.72%, UWG total hours increase of 1.43% and even a new UWG history record breaking increase first to second year retention of 2.67%. Those responsible for the impact are every person who is an employee at the institution. Due to their strive to “look for work”, each employee encourages students to continue to go west.
This year’s second annual Winter West Wonderland celebrates the holidays with decorative lights, fun activities, and of course Winter Wolfie. The Carrollton community can explore all the holiday fun at the Campus Center from November 28th through December 1st from 4-8pm during those days. Attendees can expect a similar experience to last year with the return of light sculptures, holiday music performed by UWG students, cookie decorating demonstrations and more. An additional activity this year is the rock wall experience. For more information, visit https://www.westga.edu/winter/index.php.
WUTV participated in the 2023 Pinnacle College Media Awards and won 2nd place for Best Special Event Coverage. This category recognizes excellence in coverage of a special event, including writing, news judgment and objectivity in reporting, production quality and innovative use of audio/video in newscasting.
Jenkins graduated from the University of West Georgia in July 2014. During his time at UWG, his experience at the campus television station WUTV (formerly UTV-13) was instrumental in his career development. During this time he wore various hats, from news reporter to producer and video journalist. Currently, Jenkins is a digital copywriter at The Home Depot.
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