Election Qualifying Closed

The following candidates have qualified for the upcoming November 5 election:
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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.

City of Carrollton Property Tax Increase

The Mayor and Council of the City of Carrollton today announces 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.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Public Safety Annex, 115 West Center Street on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:30am and 6:00pm, and on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm.

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


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.

Fall Sports and Classes

Fall is fast approaching and we’re just weeks away from the kiddos heading back to school. Carrollton’s got all your after school activities covered!

Love sports? Register now for recreation football, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, track and soccer. Join our award-winning gymnastics and cheer program. Did we mention our array of aquatics and fitness programs? Find out more about the altogether active options for you and your family this fall.

Get creative. The Center for the Arts offers a broad range of classes in ballet, dance, theatre, visual arts, baking, jewelry making and more. Learn to play a new instrument with lessons from one of our experienced instructors. No matter what your passion, we have fun options that will make this an altogether artistic autumn.

Nutcracker Auditions

Become a part of this altogether magical performance.

Auditions for the November production of the Nutcracker Ballet are scheduled for August 3, from 9:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and August 4, from 12:30-7:30 p.m., at the Carrollton Center for the Arts. There are many roles for all ages and levels of ballet and dance experience. Actors must register to attend an audition. Click here for registration times and other details or call 770-838-1083. 

Public Hearing: Mayor and Council Special Called Meeting / Work Session

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a Work Session on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA. 

The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss the following items: variance request for The Bellamy student housing, citizen donation policy, CVB intergovernmental agreement, NSP construction bid and an executive session for real estate and litigation matters. 

The public is invited to attend. 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.