Today's News

  • The show must go on ...

    After being canceled last weekend due to snow and ice, the Christmas Carroll event –including the annual parade –marched on in the rain Saturday.


    Visions of Sugar Plums

    Grand Prize Winner: Vicky Hadley


    First - Vicky Hadley

    Second - Linda Davis

    Third - Eva Ingram



    First - Phyllis Leach

    Second - Chris Beard

    Third - Sarah Hamilton

    Cookies and Candy

    First - Martha Noffsinger

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Dec. 19, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 19

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 20

    AA Big Book study group meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Santa receives more Christmas wishes from local children

    Jaclyn McGahan’s

    second-grade class

    Dear Santa,

    For Christmas I want make up, stuffed animals, all a lot of books and Diary of Wipy Kid. Badaszelled balls. Slushy maker. More ds games. All of the One Direction songs. Dream lights, mp4.

    From Skilar Polley

    Dear Santa,

    I want 2 skat bords 2 of lgthats and 8 pars of black spares 2 pars of boys DCsd and a pare of pink spary and toys!

    Thak you for my stuff,

    Emily A.

    Dear Santa,

  • What I want for Christmas ...
  • Dow Corning employees bring real life perspective to math

    Dow Corning is changing the way that students learn mathematics at Carroll County Middle School. Twelve Dow Corning employees are volunteering one hour each week to tutor seventh graders in mathematics during the school day.

    “We are excited to have Dow Corning volunteers,” CCMS math teacher Laura Willhoite said. “It’s great to have professionals willing to come in and help the students. We have engineers, business administrators and others willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help, and we are extremely grateful for that.”

  • Student of the week: Carmen Simo Perkins, sixth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is that I get to learn more every day and I get to come to school.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because I get to learn more cool problems so that I can learn them in the future.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Big Nate: Game On”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Monster University”

  • School menu | Dec. 19, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 19: Sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, roll, cranberry sauce and fruit salad; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Dec. 20: BBQ, bun, smiley fries, kale, baked apples and orange; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday Dec. 23-31: closed for the holidays!

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 12, 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.


  • Carroll County family loses home to fire Friday

    Another family has lost its home to fire this holiday season.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Ghent Fire Protection District and Carrollton Fire Department fought a house fire at 2902 Mound Hill Road for almost seven hours Friday, Dec. 6.

  • Snowstorm results in many accidents but no injuries

    Last week’s ice, sleet and snow may have created traffic nightmares for many motorists or caused a power outage that affected an assisted living facility and several stores and restaurants.

    Overall, however, the storm didn’t have the impact many feared.

    “We spent most of the time pulling people out … helping people,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said in a Monday interview.