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  • Judge considers whether Horine crucial to case

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe will decide whether Adam Horine is an “indispensible witness” in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow and if he should be compelled to appear at the trial, scheduled to begin March 1, in Carroll County. An orientation meeting for jurors was held Tuesday preceding a hearing in the case.

  • Completion deadline Feb. 25 for CCMS project

    Now that the new Carroll County Middle School gymnasium is in use, Marrillia Design and Construction has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project–both inside and out.

    The middle school boys basketball teams played the first official games on the court Monday, Jan. 25, and the girls teams played two nights later. The gym also is being used for the school’s PE classes.

  • Motion for dismissal on the table in Kinman case

    A response to a pre-trial motion seeking dismissal of the indictment against Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman raises questions about the grand jury process based on a comment by its foreman and the credibility of a witness.

    In papers filed Jan. 29, the Commonwealth argues there has been no prosecutorial misconduct, much less a flagrant abuse of the grand jury process, which would be grounds for dismissing the indictment against Kinman. Special Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine will decide on the motion.

  • Relay kicks off with new event Friday

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will kick off its 2016 fundraising efforts with a quarter auction fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

    A quarter auction is a particular type of auction where people bid on items using quarters instead of larger sums of money. Those who participate in the auction will pay a $5 admission charge that includes two paddles for bidding.

  • Carrollton man collects water for Flint, Mich., residents whose water was contaminated

    Carrollton resident George Moore is collecting donations of water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water.

    Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, according to USA Today.

  • CCMS gym's debut
  • Fiscal court discusses possible upcoming projects at park

    Fiscal Court discussed proposed changes/upgrades needed at the county park.

    Parks and Recreation Director B.J. Watts had emailed each of the fiscal court members a list of the items needed for the upcoming baseball and softball season. At the fiscal court meeting Jan. 26, Watts said since the total was several thousand dollars he was asking for their approval, which the court granted.

  • Shaw sues KDH, employees over release of records

    A former Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy has filed a civil suit against King’s Daughters’ Health and two of its employees for allegedly releasing private medical records and negligent supervision.

    James Thomas (J.T) Shaw filed the suit July 22, against KDH, Kimberly Kinman and Dr. Cecil Martin through Carroll County Circuit Court.  Representing Shaw is Lisa F. Osborne of Osborne Law Office PLLC and Stephen Bates II of Stephen Bates Law Office.

  • Trial may be rescheduled for Kinman

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office filed a motion to reschedule Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s trial, originally scheduled for Feb. 15, in Carroll County.

    First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney D. Berry Baxter filed the motion in the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s office Jan. 19.

    The new judge assigned to the case, Hon. Fred Stine V, a 17th Judicial Circuit judge in Campbell County, has not yet made a ruling on the motion.

  • Changes proposed to 911 interlocal agreement

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented a five-year plan for the 911 interagency agreement to Fiscal Court Jan. 26, that proposed the city and county split the costs of operating dispatch and 911 out of their general funds. It also proposed not taking any funds from the 911 budget line in the county budget for fiscal year 2017 and allow the fund to build up some equity.

    Carrollton will spend $135,798 this fiscal year, while the county will spend $236,000 from both the general fund and 911 Fund.