City of Carrollton offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020, in observation of Independence Day. Garbage and recycling collection will remain on its normal pick-up schedule the following week.
Fireworks and music will fill the air over the Carrollton City Schools campus this July 4, in honor of our nation’s birthday.
The evening’s festivities will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Sounds of Liberty concert on the front lawn of Carrollton Elementary School and culminate with the city’s fireworks show, just after dark. Spectators can watch the show in person while practicing social distancing (families should allow six feet between themselves and others) or tune-in to B92 FM and enjoy from their car or a vantage point near the schools complex.
The fireworks show will feature primarily high-altitude pyrotechnics which can be seen from a greater distance. The CSO will follow enhanced safety guidelines, including using a larger stage that allows greater spacing between musicians, checking the musicians’ temperatures before performing and wearing masks prior to the concert.
The Evening Sertoma Club’s annual People’s Parade through downtown was canceled this year to comply with the state’s social distancing guidelines for gatherings.
City of Carrollton administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. All garbage and recycling will be picked up the day following your usual scheduled collection day.
Many downtown and local businesses are beginning to re-open their doors and you can still call in a to-go order to scoop up or have delivered. Many downtown retailers and boutiques have online shopping options available to pick-up or ship right to your door.
Check out the list of merchants and their Facebook pages for current or changes to offerings.
4am – Drive-thru and Delivery
Alley Cat – Pick-up
Browndog – Dine-in, Outside seating, Pick-up
Butter’dudder – Pick-up
City Tavern – Outside seating, Pick-up
Corner Cafe – Dine-in, Pick-up
Gallery Row Coffee – Dine-in, Pick-up and Delivery
Highland Deli – Outside seating, Pick-up
Irish Bred Pub – Dine-in, Pick-up
Kristi’s Southern Eats – Drive-thru and Pick-up
La Fiesta – Dine-in, Pick-up
Little Hawaiian – Dine-in, Pick-up
La Trattoria – Dine-in, Pick-up and Delivery through DoorDash/JackRabbit
Leopoldo’s – Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery through DoorDash/JackRabbit
LocoMex – Dine-in, Pick-up and Delivery through DoorDash/JackRabbit
Nama Asian Fusion – Pick-up and Delivery through DoorDash
Pita Pit – Pick-up and Delivery
Samba Loca – Dine-in, Take-out, Delivery through DoorDash/JackRabbit (starting May 5)
Sam’s House Memphis BBQ – (Wednesday-Saturday) Pick-up and Delivery delivery through Uber Eats and Doordash
Shuckers Oyster House – Dine-in, Pick-up and Delivery
Suttons – Dine-in, Pick-up
Retail and Services
Artist Palette by Robin – Pick-up and Delivery (Paintings, Creative Sets)
Elle Salon – In-store, Products available Online
Horton’s Books – In-store and Online
Indulge Salon & Day Spa – In-store, Products/Gift Certificates Online, Pick-up, Delivery
Institute of Imagination / Play Pretend – Curbside Creative Service
Laurel Rose Co. – In-store, Online
Main Street Boutique – Online and Facebook
Merle Norman – In-store, Call Ahead Pick-up, Delivery, Shipping
Square Records – Online
Spa 3:16 – Online and select services available at Bremen location
Underground Books – Online
Westside Curb Market
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The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council Special Called Meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled Mayor and Council meeting is Monday May 4, 2020.
In support of state and local efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the City of Carrollton will be taking the following precautionary measures:
Effective immediately, we are postponing and/or canceling all large public events, meetings, programs and classes for a two-week period, or until further guidance recommends otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, all city-sponsored events, city-permitted events, tournaments and rentals in city-owned facilities. Cancellations and rescheduled dates of affected events will be announced on their respective social media pages, our carrolltonga.com and department webpages. We will continue to update you on the status of events based on CDC recommendations.
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all City facilities will be closed to the public until March 29. As we receive further information or guidance, we will communicate any changes. This includes, but is not limited to; City Hall, Parks and Recreation facilities, city parks, Center for the Arts, Senior Center, Depot on Bradley and The Amp. Our drive-through window at City Hall will remain open for utility bill payment, but we strongly encourage customers to utilize online services for utility billing, permits, etc. Some services will also be available by phone. Please contact our main line at 770-830-2000 to be directed to the appropriate department. Specific contact information will be listed online at https://carrolltonga.com/.
Essential services such as police, fire, sanitation and water will continue as normal.
While the risk to the general public remains low at this time, these measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community. For updates, please visit https://carrolltonga.com/covid19
Do business with us from anywhere!
Utility payments can be made online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/carrolltonga or by phone at 833-892-0172. You can also use the drive-through or drop box at City Hall.
Permit and license applications can be found online at https://carrolltonga.com/doing-business-with-the-city/ or call 770-830-2000.
For local information about COVID-19, visit Tanner Health System at http://www.tanner.org/coronavirus. For additional information, visit Georgia’s Department of Health at https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or find answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.
Worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19)? You can prevent the spread of COVID-19!
• Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
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The Carrollton Center for the Arts and the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum are joining forces this week to showcase the art of quilting, beginning February 21. The quilt museum’s Imagine 2020: A Quilting Expo, February 21 and 22, will feature exhibits, vendors, workshops, speakers and demonstrations for quilters at the Center for the Arts and at the museum.
In conjunction with the expo, the center will host a public reception starting at 5:00 p.m. to mark the opening of JAM Session, an invitational exhibit in the Roush Gallery of works by the members of the Georgia/South Carolina region of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
“These quilts show the potential of the medium to express complex ideas and realistic imagery, which can be difficult to do with sewn fabric,” said Carrollton Visual Arts Coordinator Marcella Kuykendall. “The four artists approach their pieces in a unique fashion, allowing visitors to see several techniques and viewpoints within one exhibit.“
In conjunction with Studio Art Quilt Associates, the quilt museum will host a show in their gallery called A Thread Runs Through It through the end of April.
“I would say that these exhibits are not your grandmother’s quilts,” said Tim Chapman, Carrollton’s arts superintendent. “The quilts do not include repetition in design and therefore might lead the viewer to think they are paintings.”
As an expo extra, the Carrollton Presbyterian Church will host A Congregation of Quilts, a free exhibition by the West Georgia Quilt Guild, from 9am-4pm, also on February 21.
Dads and moms, enjoy a fun night with your special girl or boy at the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Daddy/Daughter/Mother/Son dances, February 10, 11 and 13. The dances at the Depot on Bradley Street will feature hors d’oeuvres and desserts, door prizes and a gift for every child.
February 10 and 11, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 10: Pre-K through 3rd Grade.
February 11: Grades 4-8.
February 13, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pre-K through 8th Grade
$30 per couple, $10 each additional child
Register at carrolltonparksandrec.com or call 770-832-1161 for more information.
Whether it’s an altogether magical performance of a classic ballet, parading through downtown with Santa, finding a unique gift or just sharing a cup of good cheer, ’tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Carrollton!
Through December 14
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Great things come in small packages. These small-but-mighty works, created by members of the Carrollton Artist Guild, fit within a 12 x 12 x 12-inch space, come in a variety of media and styles and make great gifts for friends, family — or yourself. The Carrollton Writer’s Guild will present a selection of their members’ books, poems and other writings, which will also be available for purchase.
Christmas in Carrollton Choral Concert
December 13, 7:30pm
December 14, 4:00pm & 7:30pm
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Since the Carroll County Community Chorus was founded in 1979, it has become a Carrollton tradition to celebrate the holidays with the group’s Christmas concert. This year, the chorus will present both traditional Christmas music and some new holiday choral arrangements. Directed by Jack Gantt. Tickets: $10.
Carroll Community Wind Ensemble Winter Concert
December 16, 7:30pm
Carrollton Center for the Arts
The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble was founded in 2011 and is open to anyone living in West Georgia/East Alabama who played a symphonic band instrument in high school or college. The group has become a vital part of the musical life of Carroll County, Don’t miss their popular winter show at the Center for the Arts. Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Youth
Christmas with the CSO
December 19 – 20, 7:30pm
Carrollton Center for the Arts
The Carroll Symphony Orchestra is a West Georgia treasure. Christmas with the CSO is a Carrollton tradition. This year, the orchestra will perform the soundtrack of Polar Express and feature a local community choir. Patrons will again have the opportunity to submit musical requests for CSO Conductor Terry Lowry to perform on the piano. Tickets: $18 Adults / $10 Youth.
With help from Carrollton Main Street’s Downtown Beautification Grants, two local businesses are sporting new exterior upgrades.
“Over the last eight and a half years, we have worked hard to transform this odd little basement space into a quirky and lovable destination for book lovers from all over the southeastern United States,” said Josh Niesse, owner of Underground Books, whose new awning over the store’s entrance on Alabama Street was partially funded by one of the grants. “We are so grateful to Main Street for enabling us to make the beauty and life inside our shop more visible on the outside of our building.”
The purpose of the Main Street Downtown Beautification Program is to stimulate downtown development, improve the visual image of properties within the Main Street district and generate pride in the community.
“As with a lot of small businesses just starting out it took everything I had to scrape enough together to get the doors open and I have to stay scrappy to keep them open,” said Shane Galloway, owner of 4 AM Coffee Roasters, who used the grant to help pay for their new sign beside Highway 27. “I have tried to start the retail shop for 4 AM in other cities that weren’t as eager to see new businesses flourish. Carrollton makes it seem like they really want independent businesses and Main Street is the face of that commitment. The Main Street Grant helped us put up a real sign that makes us feel more permanent, helps us move toward being the welcoming spot that we want to be and, of course, helps business”
Successful grant applicants may receive up to $2,500 per project and must match the grant funding, dollar for dollar. The money can be used for awnings, signage and exterior painting and staining on the building, trim and door.
“The Main Street Board is thrilled to partner with our downtown merchants,” said Main Street board member, Lauren Yates. “It’s a pleasure to see how they have worked to improve their signage, storefronts and awnings. The beautification of our downtown benefits all property owners, business owners and patrons alike and adds vibrancy to our downtown area, thus attracting more people to enjoy everything our city has to offer.”