• Carrollton’s own ‘59 Minutes’ is Thursday

    The public is invited to a play presented by fifth graders at Cartmell Elementary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the school gymnasium. Based on research conducted by Cartmell students, Artist in Residence Bob Ford scripted an original play about the history of Carroll County.

    Students will be portraying some of our local community members in scenes about Eugene Robinson’s Floating Palace, Old Stone Jail, Butler Turpin House, Plane crash in the Butler lake, James Tandy Ellis, and the Gypsy Grill. 

  • Children’s Expo to highlight services available for children

    Carroll County Attorney, Nick Marsh will be hosting the first Carroll County Youth and Children’s Expo on Monday, April 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton.

    “This event is designed to highlight the services and programs that are offered to the children, and families of Carroll County.”  Marsh said. The program is also designed to share information about potential volunteer opportunities to those who may be interested.

  • Student of the week: Abby Melton 11th Grade

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “My band activities and spending time with my friends.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Hope. She’s really nice and under appreciated.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Stitches In Time.’”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “‘Breaking Dawn, Part 1.”
    What do you like to do for fun? 

  • Champions warns of ‘Skittling,’ new violent video game

    A new fad called “Skittling” and a video game based around shooting fellow students are two items Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County warned educators could be heading into the community.

    At Thursday night’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Champions coordinator Matt Lipe said he learned about these two potential dangers for children during a training session he attended recently in Richmond.

  • March festival set for Saturday

    It’s March Festival time at Cartmell Elementary School, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. There will be games, basketball shoot out, career readiness with Lisa James at 2 p.m., Big Brothers and Big Sisters with Ron Gillespie at 1:15 p.m., a haunted room, concession stand and more. Come join the fun.

  • Student of the week: Tyler Stewart

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Lunch because I like to eat.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Froman because after we finish our work in that class she lets us talk usually.

    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Gym Candy”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “‘Green Lantern”

  • Student of the week: Katie Osborne

    What is your favorite thing about school?


    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mrs. Rohrer. She is friendly, but firm.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “‘The Ersatz Elevator’ by Lemony Snicket. That was a cool book. Now I’m reading ‘The Vile Village.’”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “‘The Lion King’ on DVD.”

  • Let Freedom Ring
  • ALC students earned distinguished ratings at KMEA state festival
  • Walkers make education a family affair at JCTC in Carrollton

    Billy and Angi Walker thought their educational opportunity had passed them by when they dropped out of high school to marry and raise their young daughter.
    However, nearly two decades after leaving school, as their daughter, Patricia, is finishing high school, the Carrollton couple are active on the Jefferson Com-munity  and Technical Carrollton Campus. 

    In May, they each will don a cap and gown and collect their diplomas as college graduates. And other family members are following in their footprints.