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Today's News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • House bills target many issues as 2013 session resumes Feb. 5

    While most legislative sessions are often remembered for one or two major accomplishments, there are always other new laws that may not be as publicized but are important as well in their own right.

  • Champions tackles local drug problem from many fronts

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County works hard on a daily basis to help diminish the substance abuse problem in Carroll County. And as many of you know, there is a definite problem in Carroll County with alcohol and drug abuse.

    We don’t try to hide the problem, or “sweep it under the rug.” We want everyone to be as informed as they can be. That is part of our job, to inform and prevent.

  • Ladies fall to Cooper at home

    Cooper outscored Carroll 15-3 in the second quarter, en route to a 65-41 victory Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    After the game, head coach Paul Stone said he wanted to see better focus out of his young team.