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Today's News

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  • Track Beat | May 1, 2013

    Osborne earns PR at NCKC Championship

    The Panthers competed at the NCKC Championship meet Tuesday, April 23 at Walton-Verona. The other competitors were Walton-Verona, Trimble County, Henry County, Owen County and Williamstown.
    Senior Brandon Franklin (shot put) and juniors Cody Osborne (300-meter hurdles) and Tre Burgin (pole vault) led the team with second place finishes. Osborne’s 300-meter hurdle time was his new personal best.

  • First responders recognized during May

    They may wear a variety of uniforms and have different areas of expertise, but one quality binds all first responders: They’re the ones who immediately run toward an emergency when the first impulse is to run away.

    Their invaluable contributions have been highlighted in recent weeks in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, the ricin-poisoned letters in Washington, D.C., and Mississippi and the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

  • Carroll County District Court | May 1, 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 Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

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  • Tips help recover faster from muscle soreness

    After a hard day or week of training, it’s common, even with proper technique, to build up a deep, unending soreness in the muscles. Soreness is a good thing, it means you worked a muscle or muscle group hard enough to feel it, but recovering isn’t always quick or easy. Here are a few great tips on how to minimize recovery time.

  • Board of Education | May 1, 2013

    Dropout age raised to 18 in 2015-16

    Carroll County Board of Education approved a resolution at its meeting April 25 to adopt the state legislation raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18. The change will not take effect until the 2015-16 school year.

    There is an incentive to being one of the first adopters.

  • Baseball Beat | May 1, 2013

    Panthers pound Warriors, 30-1

    John Michael Adams hit for the cycle in Carroll County’s 30-1 win over Eminence April 25. The junior third baseman was 6-6 at the plate, hitting three singles, a double, a triple and a home run, collecting six RBIs.

    Brandon Stewart also was perfect at the plate, 3-3 with two singles, a double and three RBIs. Zakk Hicks got one hit and made it count, a two-RBI home run.

  • CCHS basketball players honored for academic achievements

    The following Carroll County High School basketball players were named First Academic All-State: Kristen “Doodle” Amick, Jadyn Bailey, Natalie Bennett, Trey Boles, Austin Crowell, Raenah Hawkins, Taylor Hill, Isaiah Hogan, Makena Kindoll, Brad Osborne, Brandon Stewart, Kelly Wheeler and Jacob Wise.

    The following were named honorable mention: Chasity Burgin, Jackson Donahue, Jacob Evans, Teresa Garrett, Lauren Moore, Tatum McIntyre, Stevie Ogburn, Hannah Robbins and Sadie Smith. 

  • Ladies strike out vs. Gallatin in NCKC

    The third time was not the charm for the Lady Panthers, as mistakes proved costly in their 4-3 loss to Gallatin County Monday in the NCKC tournament. It was their third straight 4-3 loss to the Lady Wildcats this season.

    “We had the opportunity to win the game and stop some of these runs,” a disappointed head coach Dennis Hawkins said after the game. “Had we made the plays, we wouldn’t have lost it.”