Category Archives: Community

Made In Carrollton: Southwire Company Produces a Broad Variety of Wire and Cable Products

Southwire Company is Carroll County’s largest employer, helping sustain the region’s strong manufacturing base. The company’s history dates back to 1937 when Roy Richards, founder of Southwire, started a company to erect power poles. Richards started Southwire in 1950, and since then, the company has grown into a worldwide leader in the production of wire and cable used in the... Read More »

Fall Fun-Looking Back

It’s hard to believe Halloween has now passed, and we are now looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Looking back on October, what were some of the things that you were able to enjoy during this past month? Pumpkin Patches, Colorful Leaves, Fall Festivals, Hayrides, Apple Cider, Roasting Marshmallows, or my personal favorite, Sorghum Syrup? If you’ve never... Read More »

Don’t forget to vote on Nov. 3

If you live in one of Carroll County’s municipalities, Nov. 3, 2015, is an opportunity for you to do your civic duty and cast a vote for your favorite candidates. In Carrollton, Mt. Zion, Roopville, and Villa Rica, several candidates are vying for the office of mayor. City council seats are being contested in Temple, Roopville, and Mt. Zion. In... Read More »

West Georgia Wolves Football

We’re several weeks into the college football season, and we just wanted to recognize our undefeated West Georgia Wolves.  They are currently 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Division II rankings. Make sure you go out and support the Wolves, and you’ll be treated to great plays like the one above by Marcus Sayles from Saturday’s Clark Atlanta... Read More »

Carrollton Recycling Program Means Cleaner, Safer Community

Last year, Americans trashed over 180 billion tons of recyclable materials like newspapers and aluminum cans. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 66 percent of the materials we trash every day could be recycled, but only 25 percent actually is. Keep Carroll Beautiful works to educate local residents about the importance of recycling and litter prevention with the... Read More »

Five Great Reasons to Call Carroll County, GA Home

It isn’t always easy to find a community that combines a laid-back lifestyle with big city convenience, but Carroll County, Georgia, has just the right combination. “Carroll County offers the complete package of education, healthcare, good jobs, qualify of life, pro-business atmosphere, stable and cooperative government, strong economic and community development, and a community that takes care of her people... Read More »

Happy Independence Day from Duffey Realty!

Independence Day has only been an official holiday since 1941, but the celebration of our nation’s declaration of freedom from Great Britain has been a tradition since the earliest days of our country. On July 4, 1776, delegates to the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Since that momentous day, Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July with parades,... Read More »

7 Great Places to Cool Off This Summer

No doubt about it – summers in West Georgia get HOT! When temperatures are too hot to move, cool off at these great spots in our area: 1.    John Tanner State Park: A landmark in Carroll County, the 138-acre park boasts a large sand beach, camping, hiking, fishing, putt putt golf, paddle boats, a group lodge, motel units, pavilions, and... Read More »

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about West Georgia

West Georgia’s history is filled with interesting places and people. Here are some fun facts to mention at your next dinner party: Susan Hayward, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1958 for her portrayal of a female death row inmate, lived in Carrollton during the last years of her life. Visitors can pay their respects at her... Read More »