Today's News

  • City hires temporary workers to fill campground manager slot

    The City of Carrollton entered into a contract with Adecco to hire temporary workers to fill the manager position at the Two Rivers Campground.

    Council voted 4-0 in a special meeting held Friday to authorize the contract. Council members Ann Deatherage, Robb Adams, Mike Gordon and Kevin Craig were present for the vote.

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  • Rotary to host two breakfasts this year

    Carrollton Rotary Club will partner with Down on Main Street restaurant again for a pancake breakfast to fund scholarships for Carroll County students. 

    The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 7-10 a.m. at the restaurant located at 508 Main St. in downtown Carrollton. “Celebrity” waiters will again  work for tips.

  • Reader photos from the Derby
  • The EPA is wrong on coal, again

    Since assuming office in 2009, President Obama has piled billions of dollars in unaffordable burdens on electricity generation.  Now his team of regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched another misguided assault on coal with no regard for the cost to American families and businesses.

  • Figures show economy appears to be recovering

    Earlier this year, as the General Assembly was putting together the budget to run state government, it was becoming increasingly clear that the state was finally beginning to see some lasting growth.

    That was further confirmed several weeks ago, when one of the state’s economists said that “all signs are pointing to the likelihood that the recovery is here to stay.”

  • Look to the Lord to help with ‘soul pain’ suffering

    How many times have we gone through very difficult times in our lives; — being in a car accident, going to the hospital for an emergency or having an accident at work or at home. With time we find a way to overcome them, but they always leave us with scars.

    But there are other kinds of pain, like when parents get a divorce, having a family member in jail, when someone special in our lives passes away, having a family member that’s an alcoholic or a drug addict.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees

    The two award winners will be selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not be eligible to win again.

  • National Day of Prayer
  • Church news - May 9, 2012

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street in Carrollton, will host a series of revival services beginning Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20.

    The Rev. Bud Allman will serve as the evangelist for the meetings. Mark Chapman will be the song evangelist.

    Services will be held Weds.-Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday’s services will include Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and a concert at 2 p.m. by Mark Chapman.