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  • Ghent must change ways to prosper, Browning says

    Ghent mayoral candidate Karen Browning says it is time for a change.

    “Ghent is on the cusp of progressing to a new level,” Browning said.  “We need to solidify our city government.”

    “City government needs to evolve to a more business-like atmosphere,” said Browning. “The general record keeping is not being given its due diligence.”

  • Mumphrey eyes another term to continue work

    William Mumphrey is seeking another term as mayor saying he wants to continue improving the future of the City of Ghent.

    “I am talking about having a good quality of life for the citizens of Ghent,” Mumphrey said. “There has been much accomplished during my eight years but much more to get done. Another four years will finish some of the projects I want going.”

    Mumphrey said it usually comes down to the math. What do the numbers tell us about where the city is and what does the city want to get done.

  • Mefford wanting Ghent projects to be completed

    Ghent city commissioner Lonnie Mefford is running for mayor because he wants Ghent to become a good town again.

    “Years ago this was a good town,” Mefford said. “I want us to get back on track to being a good town again.”

    To accomplish this dream, the city needs to decide what it wants to be, Mefford said. Goals need to be set with an end in mind and put into writing with deadlines attached so there is at least a five-year rolling plan.

  • Locals meet celebrities in scramble
  • Bates, Carroll compete in 3rd District magistrate race

    With the General Election approaching, 3rd District magistrate candidates, incumbent Mark Bates and challenger DJ Carroll, want to remind citizens to cast their votes Nov. 4.

  • Nibbles Welcome, Bites Preferred

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsored a youth fishing tournament during the Two Rivers Bass Tournament. The morning rain and overcast skies kept participation for the event to approximately a dozen children.

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  • City to file suit to recover EIP funds, pave River St.

    Following executive session, council approved a resolution authorizing the City Attorney Ed James to file suit against Rita Brown for recovery of the prorated amount of Enterprise Incentive Program funding. According to the resolution, the city issued a check to Brown Jan. 20, 2013, for $9,244.46 as part of the city’s EIP program. Terms of the agreement were broken when the business closed prior to the five-year operation period required by ordinance.

  • CSX to repair Hwy. 227 crossing

    Progress has been made on the railroad crossing repair project on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    The story ran in The News-Democrat on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday morning Tomlinson received a call from CSX asking if there was a problem. Tomlinson said that there is a problem, and we need to get it fixed.