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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Michael McMahan

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because I’m great in math. I get an A-plus in math all the time.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Gym because I can get rid of some energy in my legs.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Maximum Rise”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Super Eight”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • District partners with researchers to promote reading

    Learning to read is like learning to walk or ride a bicycle. Completing those tasks is a challenge at first, but, eventually children learn to accomplish them without thinking. They become as easy to perform as breathing. Some people, however, continue to struggle into adulthood with reading. These challenges often result from an underlying deficiency in one of the many processes necessary to learning to reading and comprehension.

  • Take your child to the store to develop language skills

    Do you take your children shopping? This can be the perfect opportunity to help your child develop language skills.

    There are many fun activities to do with younger children at the store to help them with language and reading skills.

    The store is a great place for teaching new words and for introducing your child to new people and places. You can turn the time you have together into a valuable way to teach language skills to your child. Just remember to make it fun and to pick a time when neither you nor your child is hungry or tired.

  • Winter is time to look at spring heifer development

    January is an extremely important “checkpoint” in spring heifer-development programs. 

    The key to proper heifer development lies in understanding the factors that influence conception in yearling heifers.

    One key factor regulating heifer fertility is age at puberty. Most producers do not consider age at puberty of their heifers to be a major problem, yet few know how many heifers are actually cyclic at the beginning of the breeding season. 

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Jan. 23, 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

  • CCAS Adoptions | Jan. 23, 2013
  • Attention elementary school athletes: Sign up now for CCHS track and field

    Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will now have the opportunity to participate with the Carroll County High School track and field teams. Fifth-graders are already competing with the Carroll County Middle School team.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 23, 2013

    Year in review for CFD

    The Carrollton Fire Department expanded its community service outreach and responded to more runs in 2012.

    Fire Chief Greg Beck presented his 2012 yearly report to city council at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 14. CFD responded to 113 calls for service, compared to 90 in 2011. The agency has experienced an 85 percent increase over a four-year period, according to the report.

  • Ladies fall at Williamstown

    The Lady Panthers (3-14) could not generate enough offense to pull off a road win at Williamstown (8-12) Saturday, losing 57-46.

    Freshman Miranda Groseclose led the team with 17 points, including 7-9 from the free throw line.
    Lauren Moore almost managed a second straight double-double, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds.

  • A quiet reflection on sexual abuse and gun violence

    In 2001, a large task force of men and women in the Catholic Church began to be well-trained to educate people in our church about child sexual abuse.

    Once this task force was equipped, all adults who had any contact with children or youth in church programs were required to take the course called “Protecting God’s Children,” to have a background check and to faithfully read a monthly bulletin provided on line about child sexual abuse for as long as their ministry involved children or youth.