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Today's News

  • Service award | Dec. 26, 2012
  • Make bacon at home, save money

    With the price of bacon and sausage said to increase within the next few months, making your own bacon will become not only a fun side project, but also a cost cutting tool. 

    The only difficult part about this recipe is having to wait five days for your bacon.

    Although pork belly is sometimes difficult to find at local grocery stores, many will order in pork bellies on special request. 

  • Christmas in Ghent
  • Use old cut trees to help feed winged, feathered friends

    I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday week. As we wind down the holidays, and if you have a live cut Christmas tree this year, the question may arise, “What should I do with my Christmas tree?”

    Instead of pitching that tree in the trash, consider recycling it.

    One way to recycle the tree is to use it as a wildlife habitat and spread some holiday cheer to the birds.

    Not only will the birds appreciate the gesture, but a tree in the yard covered with bird-food ornaments brightens the winter landscape.

  • Fall season proves record-breaking for six at CCHS

    Six Carroll County High School student-athletes re-wrote the history books this fall.

    Junior Michael Hall and senior Brandon Stewart set offensive records on the soccer field, while seniors Megan Harris and Caitlyn Burke and sophomore Kelly Layton likely broke records on the volleyball court. Senior Tyshaun Embs was featured in the Nov. 21 edition of The News-Democrat for breaking six school records on the football field.

  • Research finds familiar names from the past

    In my searches through Carrollton’s history, I have come across the names of many families who can no longer be readily found in the phone book. Whether from death, disease, opportunity in other parts of the country, or simply being left without a male heir to pass on their family name, their memory is still visible throughout many parts of the community on street signs, parks, public buildings, and old houses. Through pure happenstance, one such family, the Howes, would become a major focal point of my research and ties to Carrollton. 

  • Relax, enjoy family time, enjoy healthy winter activities

    We are now in the midst of the holiday season. I hope that you are enjoying a more relaxed week and will have time for some family activities or time with those special friends.

    Family time is so very important today. Sharing meaningful times together with your children, playing, talking or eating a family meal together can make a difference in their lives.

    These times together strengthen family bonds and create special memories for both you and your children.

  • Students learn they have better things to do than drugs

    The spirit of Christmas doesn’t have to end Dec. 25. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County sponsors two clubs for students, and we are learning that we definitely have better things to do than drugs. One if them is doing good deeds for others.

  • Swearing-In Ceremonies
  • Future hoop stars

    The Carroll County Junior Panthers battled Walton-Verona Saturday, Dec. 15, at Cartmell Elementary and Carroll County High School.