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Today's News

  • It’s time to do your part by voting in Tuesday’s primary

    Tuesday is an important day for Carroll County as voters go to the polls to make their selections in the primary election. For our county, this is more than just a primary because it will ultimately determine who will fill jobs such as sheriff, coroner, magistrate and constable for the next four years. All local candidates seeking office i

  • JCTC students get local support for Spring Fling

    Editor, Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Student Government Association held its annual Spring Fling on Tuesday, April 21. About 100 students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a cookout and free giveaways from local businesses. The event wouldn’t have been a success without the donations of the following organiz

  • Carroll County voters to see new voting process for Tuesday elections

    Carroll County voters participating in next Tuesday’s election will be using a new voting method for the first time, according to Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh. “We will be using paper ballots,” Marsh said. “The voting process will be much easier and less confusing. Our older voters especially should be more comfor

  • Writer concerned about comments on dispatch

    Editor: This letter is in response to comments made by Jimmy Pollard in regards to the position of Coroner in Carroll County. Mr. Pollard’s comments really didn’t surprise me knowing how disconnected and uninvolved he is in his own County. In reading his letter, I believe that Mr. Pollard implies that the outcome of the Coroners

  • Flapjacks, kilts and cars
  • Arrest made in Cton shooting

    A Carrollton man was arrested in connection with a May 3 shooting in Carrollton. Randy Howard Sr., 45, came to the police station with his attorney and was interviewed and arrested on May 6, according to police Chief Mike Willhoite. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Howard

  • Panthers top Raiders in 5

    Carroll County scored early and often Monday to defeat visiting Trimble County 13-2 in five innings at Panther Field. It was the second win over Trimble in four days for the Panthers who ousted the Raiders 17-7 in the opening round of the NCKC tournament on Thursday. The Panthers put four runs across the plate in the bottom of the first inni

  • Jihoo Kim leaves positive impression on Carrollton

    As the school year winds down, students are getting antsy about beginning their summer vacations. However, this time also marks the end for Jihoo Kim and his visit to the United States. A foreign exchange student, he will return to his home in Gwangju, South Korea on June 1 after spending the school year with Carroll County residents Dennis and Kathy Goff. The United Methodist Chu

  • Support for students’ prom dream appreciated

    Editor: The 2010 Carroll County High School Prom was a safe and successful event for our young people. I would like to thank Mr. Leeper, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Hilton, Ms. Martin, Mr. and Ms. Root, Ms. Alice, Richelle Wheeler, Herb Kinman, Kevin and Jeanne Brindley, Cornerstone Floral and everyone else for all the time and effort in making t

  • Melvin hopes to continue serving District 2

    Editor:

    As you read this article, the May Primary Election is fast approaching.

    I want to express my sincere thanks for the opportunity you gave me to serve as our magis- trate the past seven years.

    Knowing you trusted me to serve and be responsible for cre- ating ordinances to govern the county – as well as administrating the county’s budget and manag- ing services and departments that profoundly affect our lives –has been a great privilege.