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  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.

  • Carroll County at Work | Farmer

    Billie Hotfil, who has farmed all of his adult life, said there have been more changes in farming in the last 20 years than in the previous two generations.

    “Technology has changed everything for farmers,” Hotfil said, as he pulled an old flip phone out of his pocket. “This old thing only makes calls, but the one like you have is like having a computer in your pocket.”

  • New doctor will specialize in pediatrics, youth sports medicine

    Pediatrics and youth sports medicine will be added to the services offered by Carroll County Family Practice, located at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, as the clinic welcomes Dr. Jessica Easterling to the staff.

    Easterling will offer comprehensive care for children up to age 18, which includes wellness care. She is excited to be offering pediatrics close to home.

  • CCHS students learn from Ghost Out

    The church bell gonged repeatedly as the Grim Reaper led 10 students and one adult into the darkened Carroll County High School gym.

    Carroll County High School students saw each of their classmates and CCHS secretary Richelle Wheeler eased to the ground and covered by a white sheet by Carroll County EMS as Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite, Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman read their eulogies.

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  • Four arrested related to drugs

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested four Carroll County residents on drug-related charges.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies Rodney Hawkins, Danny Stivers and James Dews went to 1550 Happy Hollow Lane April 1, to apprehend a suspect on a possible warrant.

    Upon arrival, Steven E. Hardiman, 28, allegedly ran out the back door of the trailer, Hawkins said Tuesday. After he was apprehended, police allegedly found a small quantity of marijuana and a large quantity of cash on his person.

  • Honored for service
  • CCHS graduation set for May 31

    Carroll County High School graduation is set for May 31, as the Carroll County Board of Education approved the revised 2014-2015 school calendar at its meeting March 26.

  • County to contract with Co. Atty. for fee collection, jail requests funding

    County Attorney Nick Marsh provided fiscal court March 24, with the rates from three outside outstanding debt collection agencies. After the court reviewed the numbers, Magistrate Mark Bates moved to enter into a contract with the County Attorney’s office to collect outstanding receivables at 20 percent holdback for services. Magistrate Floyd Bowling seconded the motion and the motion passed.

  • Moving the new campus forward