Tribute to Lewis Grizzard, starring Bill Oberst, Jr.

February 4 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Lewis Grizzard was the most widely syndicated columnist in America for 15 years until his death in 1994. Actor Bill Oberst, Jr. has stepped into Grizzard’s shoes more than 1,000 times in the last decade. Oberst’s portrayal of the Southern writer and humorist is a one-man show authorized by Grizzard’s family, which says it is the closest thing to seeing the late, great southern writer onstage since Grizzard’s death. The two-act performance features Grizzard’s best-loved stories and jokes, along with some poignant and funny readings from his books and newspaper columns.

Tickets: $20

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Carrollton City Council Meeting

January 4 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

City of Carrollton Mayor and Council Meeting are held at the Public Safety Complex in the Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers located at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA. Regularly-scheduled meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 pm, year-round. However, due to city-observed holidays, local events and our local area school spring breaks some meetings have been scheduled on alternate dates.

Carrollton Public Safety Complex

115 West Center Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117 United States
770-830-2000

CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world

$15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world

$15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

City Council Work Session

December 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

Monthly work sessions will be held at City Hall.

Carrollton City Hall

315 Bradley Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117 United States
770-830-2000

Carrollton City Council Meeting

December 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

courtroom meeting space

City of Carrollton Mayor and Council Meeting are held at the Public Safety Complex in the Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers located at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA. Regularly-scheduled meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 pm, year-round. However, due to city-observed holidays, local events and our local area school spring breaks some meetings have been scheduled on alternate dates.

Carrollton Public Safety Complex

115 West Center Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117 United States
770-830-2000

Christmas in Downtown Carrollton

December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Downtown Carrollton. Bring your family to Adamson Square for an altogether magical day filled with festivities and fun. Check out the special offers at your favorite shops and eateries throughout the day and enjoy the lights and decorations that will add a sparkle to your evening. Follow us on social for details.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:
From 1pm – 4pm, grab a cup of hot cocoa while carolers fill the air with sounds of the season. Shop the holiday gift market. Drop your wish list to Santa in our very special mailbox. Snap pics of your kiddos taking a sleigh ride with Santa – reservations required. Click here to book your time slot.

Adamson Square

Carrollton, GA

Alice Park Renovations

Two deteriorating wooden pergolas that had been in Carrollton’s Alice Park since it was built 20 years ago have been replaced with new, upgraded metal structures.

“The pergolas were in bad disrepair,” said Randall Eidson, detail officer/project manager for the Carrollton Police Department. “Vines had overcome them so we cut back the vines and tore the wooden structures down.”

Eidson, leading a crew of Carroll County inmates, designed and built the new metal pergolas and supports and welded them at city shops at the East Carrollton Recreation Complex and on Bradley Street. They were installed by crane and forklift with the help of the city’s Facilities Maintenance employees. Workers also repaired concrete around the bases of the pergolas, painted the structures black and painted the concrete to match the brick.

The price tag for the project was just over $9,000. Eidson estimated city employees doing almost all the labor saved the city around $6,000. The improvements to the park took just over a month to complete.

Two houses that once sat on the property at the intersection of Tanner and East Center streets in Carrollton’s In-Town South Historic District had become dilapidated by the late 1990s. Roy Richards, Jr., (the park is named after his late mother, Alice H. Richards) bought the property and donated it to the city. Alice Park was built with donations from the community in 2000.

“Concerned neighbors worked together to clean up a blighted spot and it became a nice property,” said Parks Director Kent Johnston. “It has been a very positive addition to the community.”

Johnston said the park is a popular spot for weddings, hosting several ceremonies each year.

The new pergolas join Alice Park’s other signature fixture, a water feature that was renovated a few years ago, as the park enters its third decade.

As a finishing touch to the project, Facilities Maintenance electrician, Jeremy Mashburn, wired the pergola at the park’s entrance for electricity and installed a lantern-style light fixture, formerly used at the Depot on Bradley, on it.

“I wish everybody would go by at night and see it.” said Eidson. “It looks beautiful,”

Alice Park rents for $75 for a half-day and $100 for a day. For more information on park reservations, contact Janice Kerr at (770)832-1161.