Today's News

  • Photography classes

    Did you receive a new camera for Christmas, want to learn more about the camera you have or is there one sitting around collecting dust because you do not know how to operate it?

    The Carroll County Public Library is offering free photography classes on Jan. 13, and Jan. 27, from 10 a.m until noon.

    The classes will cover basic camera functions, understanding camera settings, image composition, managing light, image storage and printing. The classes are open to all skill levels.

  • Area residents suffered during ‘Deep Freeze of 1918’

    The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 11, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 11

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the First National Bank basement.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Carroll County Arts Board meets at 1 p.m. at Subway, 1207 Highland Ave.

  • Church News | Jan. 11, 2018

    Church security class

    Carrollton Police Department is hosting a Church Security Overview and Training class Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Carrollton city hall.

    Chief Mike Willhoite will lead the class. He has taught previous classes on church security, as well as attended training sessions.

    The meeting is for pastors and church leadership, as well as all those who would like to learn how to make sure their congregations are up to date on church security methods.

    Revival at Relevant Church Jan. 15-17

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  • Carroll outscored in fourth, drop tough one to Gallatin

    Carroll County Panthers played great basketball through three-plus quarters against the visiting Gallatin County Wildcats Jan. 5. But the district-leading Wildcats spoiled the Panthers’ bid for an upset, outscoring them 18-6 in the fourth quarter to win 60-43.

  • Public Records | Jan. 11, 2018

    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, Jan. 3-4, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk


  • Lady Panthers suffer disappointing loss to Henry

    After traveling for two weeks and playing seven games in six days in two holiday tournaments the Carroll County Lady Panthers were ready to play two district games their home court before the Eighth Region All “A” Classic.

    What Carroll did not plan on was dropping a district game to a one-win team as Henry County defeated Carroll 44-43, Jan. 2.

    “The loss put us behind the eight ball,” Carroll County head coach Ron Henderson said. “We are two games behind Gallatin County in the loss column.”

  • Panthers overcome deficit, hold on for win over Henry

    Carroll County overcame an eight-point deficit early in the second quarter to take the lead at the end of the third and hold on to win 49-47 over district rival Henry County Jan. 2.

    “That’s five our of the last six games we’ve had something positive happen, so it’s starting to get there, which is great because the end of the year is only six weeks away. Now is the time to move forward,” head coach Brian Crank said.

  • Lady Panthers pull upset over Gallatin County, 49-45

    Coming off a disappointing loss to Henry County Jan. 2, the Lady Panthers needed a win over district-leading Gallatin County Jan. 6.

    Carroll County head coach Ron Henderson has talked about the team’s inconsistency all year and the consistent team showed up as the Carroll defeated Gallatin 49-45.

    The first half of the game was a back and forth affair as Carroll’s largest lead was four points and Gallatin’s largest lead was two points.