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Today's News

  • Ghent commissioners offer support for P&Z

    We will support you.

    That’s the new message from members of the Ghent City Commission to residents who may be interested in serving on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments.

    City business dealing with planning and zoning issues remains at a standstill because neither the P&Z nor the BOA has enough members to form a quorum, which is required for a meeting to discuss any city business.

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  • Have you met ... Margaret Walker

    What started as a way to get a job in education became life’s work for Margaret Brown Walker.

    The retired Carroll County High School special education teacher was born in Lexington, but moved to Carrollton in 1952 with her family when her father, Jim Brown, decided to open a retail lumber company in town. During that time, her mother, Caroline, taught health and physical education at Carrollton High School for four years.

  • Budget ups festival funding, offers raise

    Funds for the river walk and splash park have not yet been included in the city’s preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget, but should be added soon. Other highlighted items include new city entrance signs, a larger Fourth of July festival and a 3 percent pay increase for all city employees.

  • CPD looking for suspect after attempted bank robbery

    Carrollton Police are investigating an attempted robbery at First National Bank Friday.

    CPD received a call from First National Bank’s main branch at 604 Highland Avenue at 4:50 p.m. alerting them of the attempted robbery, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a Tuesday interview.

    According to police, a male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller asking for money. The teller questioned the individual, who then picked up his note and left.

    Willhoite said the man did not say he had a weapon.

  • STLP projects advance

    Cartmell Elementary had six STLP projects invited to the state competition:

    • Documentary Video “Country Music Hall of Fame Project Based Learning Collaboration called “Words and Music”” by Emily Blackburn and Bailey Mefford

    • Feature Video “The Best Me is Drug Free” by Hailey Robbins, Isabell Campbell, Genny Barrara, Caitlin Voils, Taylor Drennen, Kaycee Harrell, Trinity Robbins, Danyn Johnson, Lilly Young, and Adyeson Horine.

  • Abbott on Dean’s List

    Somerset Community College has named Scott Abbott of Carrollton to the dean’s list for the Fall 2012 semester. Abbott is a full time student working towards a degree in applied science while majoring in aviation maintenance technology. He is the son of Sandra Abbott of Carrollton. and the grandson of Mary Abbott also of Carrollton and the late George Abbott.

    A grade point average of 3.5 or higher must be maintained to be on the deans list.

  • Student of the week: Mason Byrd

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is math because I’m good at it.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is math because it is what I can do best in school.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Wreck It Ralph”

  • Student of the week (March 6): Connor Rowe

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because we are learning fractions and multiplication, and I like numbers.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because I like numbers and math is easy for me.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Oz The Great and Powerful”

  • Schools collaborate to plan College & Career Readiness activities

    Operation Preparation, a state-wide program promoting college and career readiness among middle and high school students, has expanded from one week in 2012 to the entire month of March this year.  Every student in eighth and 10th grade will meet face-to-face with a trained volunteer about a possible career area the student has identified in his or her Individual Learning Plan (ILP).