Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court

    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.
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, and Thursday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Swearing in city officials
  • Fiscal Court briefs Jan. 11, 2011

    Traffic light wins state approval

  • Fire damages home in English

    Volunteer firefighters from several area fire departments responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Old Gigal Road near English Tuesday afternoon.

    The fire was in the two-story frame home of Buster and Frances Wyman, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The Wymans were not at home at the time of the fire, Kinman said.

  • Council approved resolution to authorize Marsh to collect delinquent taxes for city and county

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-03, which authorizes City Attorney Nick Marsh to file suit against any person owing delinquent taxes on behalf of the City of Carrollton.

    Marsh said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson would be reading a similar resolution in Fiscal Court, as Marsh also serves as the County Attorney. Fiscal court approved the resolution at its Tuesday morning meeting.

  • Nursing students receive pins at ceremony

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus Practical Nursing Class of 2010 was pinned in a ceremony on Dec. 11.

    The event took place at the Carroll County Middle School with families and friends in attendance. The 10 students graduated after successfully completing the year-long program. They will now sit for their state boards to earn licensure for careers in nursing. Many of these new Licensed Practical Nurses desire to continue on to become Registered Nurses.

  • Sworn to serve: Cable named deputy

    Clay Cable has served Carrollton and Carroll County in a variety of roles, ranging from school board chairman to firefighter. His newest role? Deputy sheriff.

    Cable was sworn in on Wednesday by District Judge Elizabeth Chandler into a job he has “always wanted to do. … Since I left the military, I never really had the opportunity to do so until Sheriff (Jamie) Kinman gave me the opportunity.”

  • Spending set to double on county road projects

    Carroll County’s roads will get twice the attention in the next year with funding recommended for projects totaling $2.3 million on primary roads, with another $373,156 going toward secondary highways.

    This is more than twice the dollars that flowed into county road projects last year with projects totaling $1.06 million completed on the primary roads alone.

  • Students on dean’s list

    Andrea Carhart and Bessie Howard of Carrollton were named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Midway College. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be classified as full time and must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

  • NAS expansion would add line, 10-15 new jobs

    North American Stainless hopes to win the state’s approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Tuesday, Jan. 11 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.