Terminus Modern Ballet

Atlanta’s new contemporary ballet company, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, will open its first touring season at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, September 7.

“It’s time for Terminus to bring its programs to areas outside of Atlanta to highlight the fact that world-class programming is both being performed and created here in Georgia,” said John Welker, TMBT director and co-founder.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre was founded in 2017 by five principal dance artists, formerly tenured at Atlanta Ballet, who struck out on their own. The dancers have a collective 85 years of experience in classical and modern dance.

“The caliber of these dancers is among the best in the United States,” said Tim Chapman, arts superintendent.

Terminus’ resident choreographer and co-founder, Tara Lee’s show, Everything is Waiting, premiered in February, 2019, for the international contemporary dance festival “Off the Edge.”

“We are often waiting… waiting in line, waiting in traffic, waiting for a better future situation,” said Lee. “A more fulfilling life can always seem to be over there or coming soon. In this work, I questioned how we might find the profound joy of what’s waiting for us here and now and bring it into the commotion of our world.”

Lee is a dancer with more than 20 years experience and a choreographer who has created for Atlanta Ballet, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Emory Dance Company and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. Performing Lee’s new work are fellow Terminus members Heath Gill, Christian Clark, Rachel Van Buskirk, Alexandre Gonzaga and Laura Morton. The Carrollton performance will also feature local dancers who participated in a workshop with members of the Terminus team.

Terminus is supported by the Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment, a non-profit that supports the artistic, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre presents Everything is Waiting
September 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Youth, carrolltonarts.com, (770) 838-1083
Sponsored by Vision Realty    

Downtown Music Fest

Head to The Amp on Saturday, September 7, for the Downtown Music Fest, featuring some of your favorite local musicians:

11:00am Groove Gypsies (The Groove Gypsies will start jamming at 9:00am for the Half Marathon Finish Line Festivities)
12:30pm David Pippin Group
1:30pm Charlie Hudgins
2:30pm Andrew Weaver Music
3:30pm Megan Moroney Music
4:30pm Bekah Marie & John Paul Barry Music
5:30pm Homegrown

Special thanks to our sponsors Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep

Free

Public Hearing: Mayor and Council Meeting Cancellation and Notice of Special Called Meeting

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, September 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled as a Special Called Meeting to be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers of the Public Safety Annex located at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA.  

The September 9, 2019 Agenda for will be posted to the City website by 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2019. 

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov within 3 business days prior to the meeting.

Election Qualifying Closed

The following candidates have qualified for the upcoming November 5 election:
Click here for pdf with full details.

Mayor:
Betty B. Cason
Walt A. Hollingsworth 

City Council Ward 2:
Brett Ledbetter
Dr. Brent Harris
Ginna Blair

City Council Ward 3:
Jim Watters
Usama Ahmed
Tina Shockley
K. Dawn Goodwin

City Council Ward 4:
Chris Marlow
Bob Uglum
Jason Westbrook

City School Board Ward 1:
Greg Dothard

City School Board Ward 4:
Greg Schulenburg

City School at Large:
Melanie W. McLendon

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Auditions

Play your part in making this Halloween altogether spooktactular… but first you have to audition! The Carrollton Center for the Arts’ Teen Theatre will hold auditions, August 26 and 27, for its October production of Washington Irving’s gothic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The show will be directed by Cindi Winstead.

The Details
Audition Dates: Aug. 26-27, 2019, at the center from 5:30pm–7:30pm. Callbacks will be August 27.
Age: Must be in grades 6 – 9
Roles available: Eight males, 10 females and several ensemble roles
Show dates: October 25 – 26, 2019 
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8pm (other dates as needed)
Performance Fee: $50 (fee is waived if signed up for Junior Company classes)

The Story
A late-1700s school teacher named Ichabod Crane comes to Sleepy Hollow, New York, and finds himself at odds with a local named Brom Bones over a woman named Katrina. Meanwhile, the ghost of a soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the American Revolution haunts the area every night in search of his missing head.

Millage Rate Public Hearing Dates Changed

Public hearings for the City of Carrollton’s 2019 millage rate will be held Monday, September 9, 2019, at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 12:00 pm. All interested parties are invited to the hearings at the Public Safety Annex, 115 West Center Street. Due to scheduling considerations, the dates and times of the hearings were changed from those originally advertised.

The Mayor and Council of the City of Carrollton has announced its intention to increase the 2019 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.38 percent over the rollback millage rate.

Each year the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred. The budget adopted by the Mayor and City Council requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the Mayor and City Council of the City of Carrollton sets a final millage rate for 2019, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

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.