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  • Receiving a shoebox can be life changing

    Imagine a six-year-old boy crying because he could not afford to go to school. His father was not a part of the family. His mother was splitting up her family because she did not have enough money to take care of them. The oldest daughter was going to live with her grandmother.

    This was the story Panama City, Panama, native Luis Gonzalez told the students at Christian Academy of Carrollton Oct. 24.

    “I am the little boy in the story,” Gonzalez said.

  • Board of Education | Oct. 223, 2014

    District passes audit

    The financial position of Carroll County Schools has improved by more than $550,000 since last year, according to auditors.

    Jerilyn Zapp of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, presented the results of the 2013-2014 school district audit to the Carroll County Board of Education.

    Zapp told the board that the current assets were up $3.6 million due to the bond issue for the middle school construction project.

  • Brown wants to re-open, time to re-pay
  • Meet and Greet

    Candidates for the City of Carrollton offices of mayor and city council will host a meet and greet session from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 30, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This will occur as a special meeting of City Council; no action will be taken.

    The evening agenda begins with citizen networking time with the candidates. The organizers will have a special guest speaker before opening up the floor for a candidate question and answer session.

    Light refreshments will be served.

  • Ordinance to address culverts

    A new ordinance in Prestonville will affect new driveways and road entrances in the future. The ordinance, which passed unanimously on first reading at the meeting Oct. 20, is a direct result of the issues the city has had lately with standing road water and property damage because of inadequate ditching and culverts installed by property owners in the past.

  • Rose hired at CPD

    Carrollton Police Department has hired former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose to fill the vacancy created by Steve Abbott’s retirement.

    Rose said Monday he is excited by the new opportunity and new direction the CPD offered. “I am excited to be working in a great environment,” Rose said.

    Rose was a deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office since March 2011, before resigning to accept the position with CPD. Rose will be working second shift.

  • Floyd Drive may be extended

    Carroll County Fiscal Court heard an update on the status of the contract for the 11-acre tract of land and easement for the property along Ladder Lane.

    Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty’ Tomlinson said the property and the easement area have been surveyed. The contract has been mailed out, and the county could possibly set a closing date by the end of the week.

  • Sidewalk Picassos

    Carrollton Main Street Program held a sidewalk chalk art contest Saturday, Oct. 25, in front of the downtown courthouse.  There were 30 entries total and four age groups. Carroll County Arts Board will be displaying photos of the sidewalk art in the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Helping hands for the elderly

    Project Comfort reached out to 15 local residents Oct. 25. Thirty-one volunteers cleaned gutters, fixed doors, winterized windows, cleaned up shrubs and trees, worked on plumbing issues, and visited with the residents. The event is organized by the Project Comfort Steering Committee.

  • Carrollton Two Rivers Bass Tournament