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Today's News

  • Your best years are ahead. Invest wisely.

    The most frequent question I’m asked when telling someone what I do for a living is, “What is the best thing for me to invest in?” It’s as if they are looking for a great stock tip that is going to catapult them into instant wealth. Unfortunately, these opportunities are rare and usually pure luck when they do occur. Your co-worker’s story of a friend of a neighbor who instantly went from rags to riches is probably heavily embellished with little to no fact.

  • Want to clean up the county? Marsh explains county’s nuisance policy

    If you have not noticed, the election season is upon us. The same old indicators are present—little signs freckle the roadways, you are getting more visitors to your door than you may be used to, and everyone is talking about change.

  • Pension legislation was tacked on and rushed through without needed input

    The common thread binding all good legislation is that, by the time the actual vote arrives, the outcome is all but a foregone conclusion.

    It takes a lot of effort to get to that point, of course.  Stakeholders need to be included early on, because they are the ones who will be most affected by any change, and the public must have the chance to weigh in as well.  It’s a process that can take months, but when it works, the positive impact is measured in years.

  • Ribbon Cutting | Emery Wealth Management
  • School Menu | April 12, 2018

    Thursday, April 12: Breakfast: Dutch waffle with yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Hot dog with bun or BBQ on bun, baked beans, smiley fries, banana or Pear halves.

    Friday, April 13: Breakfast: Cinnamon roll, or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Chicken and cheese quesadilla or grilled cheese, black beans, fiesta rice, corn, fruit sorbet or apple.

  • Educational foundation seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County — an independent 501(c)3 — is accepting nominations for its two open positions for at-large directors for 2018 – 2019. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.

  • Carroll County High School Honor Roll | April 12, 2018

    Due to an error by Carroll County High School, the honor roll was incorrect in last week’s News-Democrat.

    Infinite Campus does not recognize a “P” grade as being an A or a B. Thus, the following students were left off of the honor Roll due to having a “P” in their online classes at CCHS for the third nine weeks:

    Ninth-Grade All A

    Gabby Bowen and Bailey Mefford.

    Tenth-Grade

    All A

  • The Golden Egg Winner
  • Information will aid in alfalfa production

    Degreeday (dd) accumulations provide the best way to estimate progress of the alfalfa weevil season. The relatively cooler winter and spring for 2018 should have weevils developing more slowly this year. Now is the time to check for feeding damage, especially in fields that had problems last year. While it has been a sluggish spring, the pace can pick up rapidly with more seasonal temperatures.

  • Growing and cooking with herbs

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.