Category Archives: Community

Talking Turkey (& the Fixings) with Duffey Realty’s Sandra O’Neal

Though she lives in Bremen now, Sandra O’Neal’s Atlanta raising influenced her in many ways, including in her enjoyment of the holidays. What we love about Sandra as a REALTOR is her positive attitude and attention to detail, both of which she credits to her upbringing. She brings those same qualities to her family Thanksgiving and is passing on these... Read More »


Talking Turkey (& the Fixings) with Duffey Realty’s Melanie Mitchell

As a daughter, wife, and mother, Melanie Mitchell knows that Thanksgiving traditions will create memories that last a lifetime. Thanksgiving is a time when community takes center stage as well. Melanie is active in her church and in local service activities through the West Metro Board of REALTORS®–both commitments that help instill an attitude of gratitude in her two children.... Read More »


Talking Turkey (& the Fixings) with Duffey Realty’s Whitney Davis

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here at Duffey Realty. We love that food, family, and friends are the foundation of the Thanksgiving celebration. With the holidays quickly approaching, our Duffey Realty agents are busy helping clients, but they took a few minutes to share some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions with the Duffey Realty Blog Editor, Carrie McWhorter.... Read More »


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 »


10 Fun Fall Events in October

There’s no better way to spend an October day than with fun, food, and friends. Check out these family-friendly fall events happening in our local communities. Gold Mine Ghost Train, Weekends in October, Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Park, Villa Rica, GA Halloween chills and thrills are guaranteed on the Gold Mine Ghost Train. Early rides are kid-friendly, but after... 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 »


5 Essential Tips to Prepare Your Family for Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month, and now is the time to prepare yourself and your family for emergencies. In the West Georgia area, tornadoes and severe storms are the most common threats we face regularly. However, even a heavy rain can cause a crisis, as happened in September 2009 when a foot of rainfall within a few short days, overflowing... Read More »


Grilling Out for Labor Day? 4 Tips for Better Burgers

For most of us, Labor Day is our final hurrah of the summer, and cooking out is a great way to celebrate.  It can be a great day for family too.  The Browns of Muscadine, AL, have made it a tradition for over 10 years now to have a family BBQ on Labor Day.  It is a great time to... Read More »