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Today's News

  • Cartmell renovations ahead of schedule

    The renovations at Cartmell Elementary are ahead of schedule and, according to a report from superintendent Lisa James, “the roofer is going to honor his contract.”

    The roofer and the roof with being completed properly have had some issues to this point, but James told the March 24 board of education meeting that all problems have been solved and the building will be completely finished before school starts in the fall.

  • Local painter, photographer presents work at library

    Multi-talented Sharon Graves is like the Martha Stewart of Carroll County: She can paint, take pictures, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, create jewelry and is currently learning how to cut maps and make picture frames. “For me, to see something come out of nothing is so exciting,” she said.

    Graves’ landscape acrylic paintings and photography will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during the month of April. There will also be an artist’s reception for her on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 23, 2011

    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.
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  • DUI prevention program
  • "It's Sew Fine" Sewing Expo returns for fifth year at park

    More than 100 sewing enthusiasts will convene at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 to take part in the fifth annual “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo.

    Grace Angotti, Carroll County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and co-chairman of the expo, said sewing is making a big comeback as women return to quilting, sewing for the home, and even sewing for themselves and their families. 

  • A good diet is key to healthy living

    The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture address our current American health situation and make some important recommendations.

    An increasing percentage of our population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines should raise awareness of the inherent risks prevalent in American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Signups underway for Phase I, 4-H Camp, woodland workshop

    Applications are currently available at the Carroll County Extension Office for Phase I funds.

    You have until 4:30 p.m. on Wed-nesday, March 30 to complete the application. The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match up to $2,500.

    We will be able to take receipts that are dated from Sept. 21, 2010 through the end of the program. 

    The applications will be scored the evening of March 30 and letters will go out by April 1 notifying you if you have been  approved for the cost-share program.

  • Kathryn Winn Primary data are more than numbers

    Three-quarters of the way through her first year as principal of Kathryn Winn Primary, Gerda Wise believes the students are making real progress, and she has the data to back her claims. In fact, she has a whole wall of data managed by Instructional Coach Debbie Cull that lets teachers and school administrators know exactly how students are progressing.

  • Candidate visits Carroll County
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 23, 2011

    Wednesday, March 23

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Carroll County Animal Support holds registration for its SNIP clinic at Carroll County Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, March 24