From UWG Public Safety and Carroll County EMA: There will be some construction in and around the UWG Stadium this weekend. Please avoid the area if at all possible, as roads leading to the stadium and its surrounding grounds will be closed to the public. If you have any questions, please contact Carlos Ruiz at 678-839-6371. Thanks very much for your cooperation and patience!
Early voting will take place Monday, 7 July - Friday, 11 July, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM and Monday, 14 July - Friday, 18 July, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at the Registration and Elections Office in Carrollton: 423 College Street. If you miss early voting, you can always vote in your home precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, July 22 from 7-7pm.
For more information about your registration status and precinct, you may visit: http://mvp.sos.ga.gov/.
Carroll County is pleased to announce that it has received GATEway Grants for two projects on Highway 27 in both the north and south ends of the county to “Welcome” visitors to our community. We are very excited to begin our beautification projects in the near future.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AWARDS THE 2010 GATEway GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $ 1,346,000.00 for the 2014 GATEway Grants to 43 local government entities around the state. Funds from the grants are used to reimburse local government when purchasing and installing plant material for landscape projects on state routes.
“This is a wonderful chance to partner with our local governments as they improve the landscape throughout Georgia,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden said. “We want to seize every opportunity available to us to show our local governments just how committed we are to them and to this great state.”
Contact Karlene Barron (404) 631-1824 or Davie Biagi (404) 631-1399 at GDOT;
or Amy Goolsby at Carroll County (770) 830-5938, x2305 for further details.
Georgia Weapons Carry License
Effective July 1, 2014 there will be changes to the Georgia Weapons Carry License issued by the Carroll County Probate Court. The Georgia Legislature made changes to the issuance of the Georgia Weapons Carry License process in the 2014 Session; there was conflict in the language of the code section as to the process for a renewal license as it pertains to having a fingerprint background check verses a name check background. The Georgia Council of Probate Court Judges has reviewed the code revision with assistance from the Georgia Attorney General, Georgia Crime Information Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has adopted the following guidelines until such time that the legislation can be revised to remove the conflicting language.
You may renew your Georgia Weapons License 90 days prior to your expiration date, and there will be a 30 day grace period after the expiration date. The cost will be $35.00 for a five year renewal license. If your license is expired more than 30 days, you will be considered a first time applicant. There will be a name criminal background check conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department on each renewal license. You may apply in the Carroll County Probate Court Office during the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Applications will not be accepted after 4:30 PM.
If you would like to review the legislation, it is listed on the Georgia Government Website as HB 60, House Bill 60 is a revision to the Official Code of Georgia 16-11-29.