Luncheon with Author Sybil Rosen

The Carrollton Center for the Arts will host a luncheon with local music legend Blaze Foley’s biographer and friend, Sybil Rosen, at 12:30 p.m., August 29. Her book, Living in the Woods in a Tree, is Rosen’s firsthand account of her life with Foley during the countercultural 1970s and Foley’s transformation from reticent hippie musician to enigmatic singer/songwriter. The two met in 1975 at Banning Mill and once lived in a tree house in Roopville. Foley wrote his most widely known song, If I Could Only Fly, for Rosen. His songs have been covered by Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, John Prine and Merle Haggard. Tickets to the luncheon with Rosen are $30.

Also…
On August 30, Underground Books will present the 2018 film, Blaze, based on Rosen’s book, at the Center for the Arts. The film was directed by actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke. Rosen will take part in a question and answer session after the screening. Blaze is rated R. Admission to the Blaze screening is $10, including popcorn and a drink.

Visit carrolltonarts.com or call 770-838-1083 for tickets and more information.

Notice of General Election and Special Called Election

General Election

TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF CARROLLTON, GA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 5th day of November 2019 an election will be held in the regular six (6) polling places for the City of Carrollton.

This election will be for the following offices:
Mayor – Qualifying Fee –  $180.00
City Council, Wards 3 and 4 – Qualifying Fee $ 108.00
City School Board, Wards 1 and 4 – Qualifying Fee $ 126.00
City School Board, At Large Seat – Qualifying Fee $126.00        

Qualifying will take place in the office of the Carrollton City Clerk, Carrollton City Hall, 315 Bradley Street,  Carrollton, GA  beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 , and shall end on Friday, August 23, 2019  at 4:30 p.m.

All candidates offering for Mayor must be a registered voter in the City of Carrollton for a period of twelve months prior to the election and be at least 30 years of age.

All candidates offering for City Council must be a registered voter in the City of Carrollton for a period of twelve months prior to the election, live in the ward you are qualifying for, and be at least 25 years of age. 

All candidates offering for School Board By Ward must be a registered voter in the City of Carrollton for a period of twelve months prior to the election, live in the ward you are qualifying for, and be at least 21 years of age.  All candidates offering for School Board At Large must be a registered voter in the City of Carrollton for a period of twelve months prior to the election and be at least 21 years of age. 

The last day to register to vote in this election will be Tuesday, October 7, 2019.

In the event of a Runoff from this election, it will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

For further information on this election, you may contact the Board of Elections and Registration at 770-830-5823 or the City of Carrollton at 770-830-2000.

Published at the request of Greg Rigby, Election Supervisor, and the Governing authority of the City of Carrollton, GA.


Special Called Election

CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL WARD 2

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in the city of Carrollton to fill the unexpired term in the office of City Council Ward 2 caused by the resignation of Rory Wojcik. The special election will be held on November 5, 2019.

Qualifying for the special election will take place in the office of the Carrollton City Clerk, Carrollton City Hall, 1st floor conference room, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA beginning Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:30am and ending on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:30pm. Daily hours for qualifying are 8:30am to 4:30pm. The qualifying fee shall be $108.00. Qualifications to hold a City Council seat are set forth in the City’s charter, a copy of which can be obtained from the City’s website www.carrolltonga.com .

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on Tuesday, October 7, 2019. Early voting will be held October 14, 2019 – November 1, 2019 at the office of Carroll County Election Supervisor Greg Rigby, 423 College Street, lower lobby, Carroll County Administration Building, Carrollton, GA from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. The special election will be held in all regular polling places in City Council Ward 2, Carrollton, GA. The polls will open at 7:00am and close at 7:00pm on Election Day.

Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on December 3, 2019.

This call is issued by the City Clerk, City of Carrollton, Georgia.