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  • First reading approved for smoke-free city buildings

    Anyone using tobacco products in buildings owned or maintained by the city may soon be asked to ‘take it outside.’

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance making all buildings owned or maintained by the city tobacco-free environments. Use of tobacco products inside of the buildings will be prohibited. The second reading of the ordinance will be held at the next council meeting on Aug. 8.

  • Church news - July 20, 2011

    Apostolic church holds yard sale July 21-22

    Inside yard sale at First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 beginning at 8 a.m. Brand name clothes, shoes and lots of miscellaneous items.

    Sanders church holds monthly hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing on Sunday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. The congregation invites the public to attend.

  • Health district urges caution in extreme heat

    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week and the region being placed in another heat advisory, the Three Rivers District Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

    The following tips can help local residents remain safe during the hot weather:

    • Drink plenty of fluids. Individuals will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.

  • Widening of Park Avenue delayed

    Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday that a state project to widen Park Avenue for a turn lane from Fisher Avenue southbound to the Carroll County High School entrance is on hold.

    He said he was informed of the decision by state Transportation Cabinet officials, who said the state is having problems getting the right-of-ways needed for the expansion.

    As a result, Park Avenue was paved last weekend. That project was bid last year, but put on hold because of the expansion.

  • Council discusses lack of fireworks

    Councilman Larry Morgan informed Carrollton City Council at its meeting July 11 that some concerned citizens had contacted him about the lack of fireworks at General Butler State Resort Park for Fourth of July this year.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said the state stopped funding fireworks at the state parks two years ago. At that time, Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism had the available funds to foot the bill. Councilman Mike Gordon said last year, the city and county split the bill and the tourism office covered what was not paid for.

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming back to The News-Democrat

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, The News-Democrat will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside The News-Democrat each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Welch leaves Butler-Turpin for new adventure

    In 1993, when Carrollton native Evelyn Welch took on the job as manager of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House, she wrote up a “bucket list” of things she wanted to accomplish for the museum, located inside the 11th Street entrance of General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carrollton Wifi moves ahead following several delays

    The city of Carrollton continues to work on implementing its citywide, public wireless Internet, or Wifi, project.

    Mayor Gene McMurry expressed his frustration with both the project and the company installing the Internet, Powered On, with city council at the Monday, July 11 meeting. The project, which council approved at the April 11 meeting, was to be completed in June.

  • Why wait ‘til it’s too late?

    Many people pre-plan their funerals, paying in advance for burial plots and headstones.

    Charles French has gone at least one step further – not only did he design and commission the creation of elaborate headstones for himself and his mother, he has had them installed in front of his home in the 900 block of Highland Avenue so that he can enjoy them before they are put to their intended use.