Category Archives: Community

Light Traffic, Just One More Reason to Love Carrollton, Georgia!

Traffic. It’s a major headache in the metro Atlanta area, which is why Carrollton and West Georgia are such great places to live and work. In January, the American Transportation Research Institute released its annual list highlighting the 100 most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. Seven are in Atlanta, including the number one worst location for truck congestion in... Read More »


Georgians in the Olympics

Glued to the TV every night to watch snowboarding and ice skating? Checking the medal count every morning? Olympic fever is strong these days as the games enter their second week of competition, and Douglasville is one Georgia city with a higher temp than most. That’s because Douglasville native, Elana Meyers Taylor, is competing at the Pyeong Chang Games in... Read More »


Prepare Your Child for Safety at Night with These Tips

November 5 signaled the end of Daylight Savings Time for 2017. What does that mean here in Carrollton, Georgia, and the surrounding region? Afternoons get shorter and darkness falls sooner. Earlier darkness makes night safety a priority for everyone, especially our children. Often distracted by conversations with friends and hand-held technology, tweens, teens, and college students may not be paying... Read More »


Coffee in Carrollton, Georgia

Did you know that there is a day honoring coffee? October 1 is officially International Coffee Day 2017, a day when member states of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and dozens of coffee associations from around the globe encourage coffee lovers to celebrate their favorite hot beverage. This year, Oct. 1 is on Sunday, so the ICO has declared the... Read More »


Create Small Spaces with Big Style

Like colleges across the country, the University of West Georgia in Carrollton will welcome hundreds of new students to campus this fall. Many will find themselves adjusting to sharing space for the first time, and a smaller space at that. Whether you are moving for college, choosing tiny house life, or downsizing, living in a small space is trendy. That... Read More »


10 Things to Do with Your Kids in West Georgia this Summer

Summer vacation 2017 is here! Though kids and parents counted down the days, now that school is out, how are you going to fill those days? Here are 10 ideas sure to make both you and your children happy and active this summer. 1. Explore the world. Sign your K-2 students up for Wolves Exploration Camp at the University of... Read More »


Happy President’s Day! Celebrating Georgia’s Presidential Connections

Presidents’ Day recognizes those who have served in our nation’s highest office, and Georgia has some pretty cool presidential ties to celebrate. Here are just a few: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is the only U.S. president from Georgia. Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains. As a boy, Carter grew peanuts on his father’s... Read More »


West Georgia Schools S.T.E.A.M. ahead

Are your kids S.T.E.A.M.ed? Nov. 8 is National S.T.E.M. Day, a day meant to inspire kids to experiment, investigate, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In many programs, the acronym is S.T.E.A.M., adding Art to the mix. Schools in West Georgia and East Alabama are on board the S.T.E.A.M. train, not only incorporating exciting lessons into the curriculum but... Read More »


No Scrooges Allowed: Local Christmas Celebrations You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s easy to get into the Christmas spirit with all the holiday events going on in Carrollton and West Georgia during the month of December. Here are a few of our favorites, but we invite you to share others in the Facebook comments section below. Let’s support our local merchants and talent this Christmas and get some Christmas cheer to... Read More »


Talking Turkey (& the Fixings) with Duffey Realty’s Dale Johnson

Duffey Realty Managing Broker Dale Johnson loves Thanksgiving traditions, especially when they allow him some time to get outdoors. Thanksgiving is also about family, something else Dale knows, since he is not only part of the Duffey Realty family but also a son-in-law of Duffey Realty founders James and Irene Duffey and father of Duffey’s newest agent, Whitney Davis. Dale... Read More »