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Today's News

  • Coach upbeat after 4th Panther loss

    Class 2-A powerhouse DeSales galloped out of Carrollton with an impressive win Friday. The Colts, ranked sixth in the state in 2-A, scored early and often en route to a 54-6 triumph over the Carroll County Panthers.

    “That’s the best opponent we’ve ever seen since I’ve been associated with this team, hands down. They’re very athletic,” Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman said.

    In spite of the lopsided decision, Weedman was upbeat in post-game comments to his team.

  • 17 members of Search Unit attend fall training

    Editor: Trimble County Emergency Search Unit held its fall training at Avalon nature reserve on Saturday, Oct 17, with 17 members attending. During the event, members practiced the Wilderness First Aid and had a mock nighttime search. Instant command was set up, with two teams going out and looking for two lost subjects. One subject could

  • County awarded two homeland security grants

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reports that he has received notification that the county has been awarded two grants which will be used to improve communications and purchase mobile data computers for local law enforcement. A third application was not funded.

    “Two out of three is not bad,” Tomlinson said.

  • Riding for a cause
  • Milton PTO says thanks for successful fish fry

    Editor: The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to our annual fish fry. Your kind generosity has once again made this year’s event a huge success. We also would like to thank all the dedicated, hard-working volunteers who came out and spent part of their day on Oct. 17 helpi

  • HALLOWEEN

    Just because Trick-or-Treating will be early doesn’t mean kids of all ages still can’t have fun on Halloween night.

    Carroll County Relay For Life will be hosting their first Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carrollton Armory.

    “We always take donations, but there is no admission charge,” Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger said.

  • Actually, it IS rocket science

    The Trimble Banner Their mission seemed simple: Design a rocket out of plastic 2-liter soda bottles and other materials that can be fueled by water and air pressure and launched at least 150 feet into the air. It wasn’t as simple as it seemed, but most of the students in Angela Pacheco’s advanced physics class were able to meet the challenge on the Raider athleti

  • New evaluation system targets classroom tech

     “For something to get done, you have to monitor what is being done and look for ways to do it better,” Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said, prefacing his explanation of a new system of evaluating class work during the Oct. 22 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education.

    The new system of evaluating lesson plans and goals, the use of technology in the classroom and what type of information is being taught is accomplished through what Hogan called “eWalk.”

  • Council asks P&Z to clarify home occupation ordinance

     “We’ve got to make our mind up and move.” These words from Carrollton City Councilman Mike Gordon at the Oct. 12 city council meeting appear to sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance.

    After months of discussion and debate, council recommended Monday night that P&Z address the wording of the ordinance to clearly define that a garage must share a common wall, and detached garages are not allowed.

  • Stories, photos sought of veterans’ military service for newspaper

    This is a column about stories. Our newspaper is filled each week with stories about local happenings in government, school administration, courts and law enforcement, civic activities and the numerous happenings that influence our lives on an ongoing basis in Carroll County.