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  • Commonwealth Cup Soccer honors
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  • Closings

    Carroll County Circuit Court, Carroll County Public Library and Carroll County Senior Center are closed Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

  • Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7

    Medicare Open Enrollment began Oct. 15, and ends Dec. 7, and is the time when Medicare beneficiaries can review their current coverage and options for next year. It is important that people not make the mistake of keeping their current coverage without comparing other options first.

  • CAC Honor Roll

    First grade

    All A’s

    Leily Hernendez and McKinley Schlueter.


    Audrey Carli, Colton Leach, Mackenzie Owens, Autumn Shea, Brooklyn Shea, Sophia Smith, Macy Taylor and Brooklyn Young.

    Perfect attendance

    Abi Cano, Brooklyn Young, Leily Hernendez, Gregory Humphrey, Ryli Lenear, Mackenzie Owens, Sophia Smith and Lora Ann Thompson.

    Second grade

    All A’s

    Miguel Cucio, Abigail Stafford, Ella Tiller, Hannah Weedman and Quinn Willhoite.


  • CCMS Honor Roll

    Sixth Grade

    All A’s

    Donavan Avila, Richard Cayton-Wright, Andrew Frye, Payton Garland, Avery Gill, Samuel Gray, Tucker Harris, Katie McAlister, Caleb Melton, Anna Richter and Douglas Walker.


  • CCHS Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade

    All A’s

    Cheyenne Abrams, Laura Ball, Lorinda Bennett, Tori Burgin, Mason Byrd, Dalton Furnish, Esmeralda Garcia, Preston Hunter, Lauren Perkinson, Andrea Searcy, Carmen Simo Perkins, Alexis Stephenson, Derrius Watson, James Webster and Jenna Wilson.


  • School Menu | Nov. 10, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • District, schools close the Gap

    Education is full of dollar words for dime ideas. Jargon, in other words. In fact, there are even jargon words for jargon words: “eduspeak,” “edubabble” and “ed-talk” come to mind. This just shows that educators are aware of the problem, yet the complex words (and especially the acronyms) keep piling up.

  • Public Records | Nov. 10, 2016

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2-3, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.