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  • Thrills and Chills
  • Relay for Life event Friday, Saturday

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The 2012 edition of Carroll County’s Relay for Life will feature new events, including a Red Solo Cup architecture contest and a live auction. Relay will be held June 15 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Carroll County fairgrounds.

    Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m., during which the Pentecostals of Carrollton group will be singing.

  • Have you met ... Tom Turner

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Have you met Tom Turner? If you have, you may not recognize him, now. No one else does.

    The 66-year-old former welding teacher at the Carroll County Area Technology Center recently lost 270 pounds. He is a man of many talents, who not only enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and cooking, but was also an accomplished ballroom dancer for years.

    Tom taught at the vocational school from 1987 until he retired in 2003. He moved back to Carrollton in December.

  • Council: No long-term stays for now

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday night to table its discussion on long-term, off-season camping at the Two Rivers Campground until a later date.

    Instead, council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2012-23 amending the campground rates without it. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilman Larry Morgan absent. The second reading will be held June 25.

  • HVAC estimates high, road projects to be bid

    Bids for replacing the heating and cooling system at the old Carroll County Courthouse came in above what officials had estimated, while those for electrical upgrades for the historic building were in line with their expectations.

    This assessment came from county Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson at Friday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Muddy Good Time!

    About 1100 people competed in the Mudathon held at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday.

  • Collecting for Crusade

    Carrollton firefighters, Westside firefighters, scouts and volunteers collected door-to-door for the Crusade for Children on May 30 and 31. CFD also held a road block at the intersection of 5th Street and Highland Avenue on June 1 and 2.

  • Heroes In Training

    Firefighters from Carrollton Fire Department, Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Worthville Fire Department competed in the first Fireman’s Challenge at the Fair Monday night. Firefighters performed six events: a 85-ft bundle carry, a 100-ft hose drag, a 130 ft equipment carry, a 28 ft ladder raise and extension, a 200 lb rescue Randy doll carry and a weighted sled pull with 150 lbs on it that was drug 50 ft.

  • Convivial Carnival
  • Competing for the crown

    Fourteen women competed in the 2012 Miss Carroll County Fair
    pageant held Monday night.