Carrollton

Town of Carrollton Honors Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremony

Carrollton releases balloons to honor Veterans for Memorial Day.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Town of Carrollton took time during lunch to celebrate Memorial Day at the new Happy Acres Pavilion. The program began with a welcome by Mayor Mickey Walker, a prayer by Brother Jerry Robbins, and the National Anthem, which was sung by Tammy Hall. Patriotic music was played, and veterans were honored for their service.

Citizen asks Commission help to fix road

Citizen asks commissioners about road fix.

By Kandis Snyder
Managing Editor

CARROLLTON-The Pickens County Commission meeting was called to order on May 24, 2022 by Chairman Jerry Fitch. Commissioner Bobby Ingram was not present at the meeting.

Before the call of roll and to approve the agenda, public comments from citizens was made by Marylin Saxton to discuss problems in concerns of the road on Hidden Acres Drive in the area that she lives.

Pavilion Named After Horace Lee Family Farm

Roger Lee, Nelda Lee, Horace Lee, Jr., Mayor Mickey Walker (not pictured Lyndall “Winky”Lee)

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON-The pavilion in Carrollton held its Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, honoring the Horace Lee Family. The pavilion was named after the family farm which is called Happy Acres Farm. After Horace and Faye Lee retired, Faye was trying to name their farm.

Commission authorizes purchases and contracts during meeting

County Commission discusses purchases and contracts during meeting.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on May 5, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray to approve the payables and to adjust the claims listings in new business. Commissioner Drew Elmore seconded the motion, and it was approved.

County Commission approves of hire of a new Accounting Assistant

Pickens County Commission hires Suzanne Pearson as Accounting Assistant

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on April 26, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray to approve the consent agenda as well as to reschedule the May 10, 2022, Commission Meeting to May 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Commissioner Bobby Bain seconded the motion, and it was approved.

Town of Carrollton is Buzzing With People Trying to Find the Golden Egg

Vickie Britt and Brandy Junkin holding the hidden Golden Egg

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON-People have been flocking the streets of Carrollton all week hunting for the es- teemed Golden Egg that has been hidden in the town on the square within the city limits by Mayor Mickey Walker. This is the First Annual Golden Egg Hunt in the town of Carrollton, and it has been a huge success. The town has been buzzing for five days with people both during the day and at night. Restaurants have been full, and people have been having a great time searching for the prize Golden Egg.

Carrollton Celebrates City Clerk Beth Goodson’s Retirement

Plaque given to City Clerk Beth Goodson

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON-The Carrollton City Council meeting was held Thursday, February 3, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Mickey Walker. Following the prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Walker introduced City Clerk Jessica Perrigin.
The minutes were approved, and on a motion by Councilman Phillip Charles and a second by Councilman Freddie Lowe the council voted to pay the city’s bills.

 

Commission meets for first time in a month due to commissioner quarantines

CARROLLTON - The January 12, 2021 Pickens County Commission was called to order by Commission Chairman Bobby Ingram with all commissioners present. The December 22, 2020 meeting did not meet quorum due to several of the commissioners being under COVID-19 quarantine, so several items from the agenda of the December 17th administrative meeting were also discussed under new business.