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Today's News

  • ‘Of course I’m right’

    Years ago I wrote a book about idols, which is just another word for sin.

    An idol is whatever you turn to first — a person, possession, position, relationship, substance, belief or experience — for comfort, security, identity, meaning, etc. Basically, anything other than God.

    As I wrote the book, I got halfway through it and decided I was tired of being smacked upside the head with my own idolatry.

    Sheesh. All I wanted to do was write about other people’s idols/sin and make a boatload of money.

  • Soccer squads host camp
  • Use caution when grilling to prevent foodborne illness

    It’s been a wonderful summer, and there will still be many days when we are outdoors at a picnic, grilling or eating outdoors. But, don’t ruin that time by getting sick from foodborne illness.

    Keeping bacteria at bay
    on your grilling day

    Thunderstorms, insects and annoying relatives are not the only thing that could ruin a cookout. Many beloved summertime foods are susceptible to contamination by several foodborne bacteria.

  • Ready Fair set for Aug. 1

    The Family Ties Resource Center will be sponsoring their annual Ready Fair from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Cartmell Elementary School.

    Ready Fair 2013 is open to all students enrolled in Head Start, Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. A parent or guardian must accompany children.

  • Farmers market provides fresh, locally grown items

    This week is full of neat agriculture-related events in and around the county.  Here’s a preview of what is to come:

    A taste of the RiverView Farmer’s Market

    The RiverView Farmers Market is open two days a week during the growing season. Times are on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., at Point Park and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at the Hometown Pizza parking lot.

    This week, I will be out at the Farmer’s Market on both days, providing information about a staple in the summer garden:  tomatoes.

  • Fun times at 4-H camp
  • Practice makes perfect

    Carroll County High School Band of Gold’s halftime show this season will consist of two songs, “Earth Dance,” and “Never More,” assistant band director Kelly Hash said. “Never More” is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, “The Raven,” but the show has more of an African rhythm-feel, he said. 

  • Carroll County District Court | July 31, 2013

    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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

    Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

  • Fiscal court lowers taxes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got the 2013 round of setting tax levies off to a good start by lowering the county’s real estate rate.

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, fiscal court set this year’s rate at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from last year’s rate of 4.5 cents per $100. This translates into savings of $6 for a home assessed at $100,000.