Carrollton

Carrollton’s lagoon project complete

Superintendent Candidate Sherry Saulsberry addresses the Carrollton Town Council during last Thursday’s council meeting.

CARROLLTON - The October 1, 2020, Carrollton City Council meeting was called to order by President pro-tempore Freddy Lowe. Councilwoman Terisa Robbins and Mayor Walker were absent. The minutes from the last meeting were approved by the council. The first day of the month included five bills. They were approved to be paid by the council as well. The Carrollton Fall Festival took place on Saturday October 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Lowe mentioned that the Lagoon project is finished. “Somebody has to come down and do a test. Once that’s done and passed, the project will be over.

Municipal Election Results

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 09:59
Breaking News Alert

By Brian Hamilton

Reform - Mayoral Race
Melody Davis 47%
Charles Hagan 36%
Bennie Harton 16%
* Davis and Hagan will have runoff October 6th.

Aliceville - Mayoral Race
Terrence Windham 61%
Mitch Cockrell 25%
Marva Gipson 14%

Aliceville Council - Council District 1
Thomas Wilkins 61%
Algene Strickland 32%

Aliceville Council - Council District 2
Talya Ball 61%
Warren Lavender II 39%

PCMC owes Carrollton over 60k for water, sewer, and garbage service

BY BRIAN HAMILTON

The June 4, 2020 Carrollton Town Council meeting began with Mayor Mickey Walker giving a COVID-19 update. “Since the last meeting, the Governor has slacked up on the guidelines, so we slacked up on the stores as long as they maintain six foot distance,” Walker said. “If that changes again with the Governor, we will change with it because we’ve already got that ordinance in effect.”

Walker mentioned that the city had received a Pickens County Medical Center water bill and received payment for $5,623.11 last month and the balance is $63,869.20.

Tornado kills three; destroys homes in Settlement community

The scene near the Settlement community near Carrollton, where an EF-2 tornado touched down on Saturday, January 11, 2020, ravaging homes and claiming the lives of three. Clean up has been an ongoing effort since the storm.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, a tornado, confirmed to be an EF-2 by the National Weather Service, touched down near the Settlement community near Carrollton, claiming the lives of three individuals and destroying the homes of many more. Tyrone Spain, 51, Albert Barnett, 85, and wife Susan Barnett, 75, all lost their lives in the tornado. The NWS crews say that winds reached 132 miles per hour during the storm. The result was a mix of brick and wood-frame houses and mobile homes scattered all throughout the community.

Carrollton Music Festival raises money for future park

Rusty Hendrix and Allen Russell performing at the Carrollton Fundraiser Concert

Carrollton’s inaugural Music Festival Fundraiser kicked off at on Sunday, August 25, 2019 with Jesse Reece performing at 3 p.m ., Chance Britt at 3:30 p.m., Overtime at 3:50 p.m., Allen Russell at 4:30 p.m., and Starburst at 5: 30 p.m. Confederate Railroad guitarist, and Carrollton native, Rusty Hendrix was also on hand to play with the music groups as well. “We are very thankful for Rusty Hendrix coming back home to Carrollton to put on this event,” Carrollton Mayor Mickey Walker said.

Sewell holds Town Hall meeting in Carrollton

U.S. 7th Congressional District
Representative Terri Sewell speaks at her Town Hall meeting at the Carrollton Service Center on Friday afternoon

 Congresswoman Terri Sewell held a Town Hall meeting at the Carrollton Service Center last Friday at 4 p.m. where she met with Pickens County constituents to discuss healthcare issues, specifically rural healthcare and the Pickens County Medical Center.
Before the Town Hall meeting, health screenings were available to all at the service center. Pickens County was Sewell’s sixth stop on her 2019 Congress in Your Community tour, which includes 14 counties in the 7th Congressional Disctrict.