Today's News

  • Panthers soccer goes for ‘gold’

    For the Panthers’ soccer team, second place is no longer good enough.

    The Carroll County High School boys have finished second in NCKC the last two years in a row and are determined to hang a banner this season.

    “We didn’t maximize our full potential with our seniors class and junior class,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, whose team ended last season with an 8-11-1 record. “… This year, we expect a lot of good things, especially from our senior class.”

  • Juniors McMahan, Childs lead youthful golf team


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    The girls golf team has a new coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    Tamara Cady, an English and drama teacher at Carroll County High School, will begin her second year as a teacher this fall, in addition to being the girls golf team’s new coach.

  • CCHS Soccer Veterans Night

    CCHS soccer will host a Veterans Night Aug. 20 during a varsity doubleheader against Henry County. Active duty and retired military in the area will be recognized for their service. The girls will play at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard will present the colors and perform a gun routine. Girls head coach Greg Damron said he also has gotten approval for the National Guard armory to bring tanks to the field if they wish. Carroll players will switch out their normal home uniforms for camouflage t-shirts. 

  • Ladies set sights on district banner

    Entering its third year of existence, the Carroll County High School girls soccer team is feeling strong and ready to add some hardware.

    Following the annual black and gold intrasquad scrimmage July 28, head coach Greg Damron said he and assistant coach Vernon States agreed that this year’s team is “at the point we were at the end of last fall. It’s like we picked right back up and kept going.”

  • Christian Academy volleyball earns second in home tourney
  • Carroll defeats Trimble in first match of season

    The Lady Panthers golf team defeated the visiting Lady Raiders 224-226 in their season-opening match Monday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Freshman Jayden Bailey shot Carroll’s lowest score with a 52, followed closely by freshman Taylor Hayden. Junior Hannah McMahan shot a 55, and seventh grader Ciara Hamilton shot a 64 to round out the scoring for Carroll. Also competing were junior Ashli Childs, 65, and freshman Natalie Bennett.

    Trimble’s Kate Staples medaled, shooting a 45.

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 8, 2012
  • School lunch prices increase for 2012-13

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department has announced changes in the lunch prices for the new school year.

    The increase was approved by the school board in connection with the federally mandated increase for paid lunches.

    At Kathryn Winn and Cartmell, the lunch price for students will be $1.80; at the middle school and high school, the lunch price will be $2 for students.

    The student breakfast price will remain the same as last year – $1.15 – at all schools.

    Extra milk is also the same as last year, 50 cents.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 8, 2012

    Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August.  Sign your child up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Ask at the desk for details!

    Wednesday, Aug 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • James, board review school district’s goals for 2012-13

    Meeting the state’s College and Career Readiness expectations and requirements remains the focus at Carroll County’s schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James outlined all of her goals for the district to the Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 2.

    “We are working hard to infuse critical thinking in the classroom,” she said. “This is a pivotal point in education; [teaching is] no longer [done] the way we were taught.”