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And So On

  • Plan to stash extra cash since it won’t go into Social Security

    Have you ever received what appears to be good news, but then start wondering if it really is after you have a chance to start processing it.

    That’s how I felt recently when my company’s human resources department sent us all a note telling us that we would be paying less Social Security tax in 2011.

    Who wouldn’t want to pay less in taxes?

  • ‘Wish list’ addresses community’s needs

    With Christmas approaching, we all have a wish list that we would like to see under the tree come Dec. 25. I worked up mine a little earlier this month to help those who plan to shop for me this year.

    It was shortly after that I realized I also have a wish list for Carrollton and Carroll County. And what better time to share it than as we close the books on 2010.

  • Deck out the yard; adopt a snowman; get the holiday spirit

    It’s clear that the holiday season has arrived in Carroll County.
    The first real snow of the season fell Saturday, just as a number of Christmas events were held throughout the community.
    I spent all day Saturday working at A Christmas Carroll, which inspired me to haul out the tree and start decorating our home on Sunday. My tree is up and the remaining Christmas decorations will be up by the end of this weekend.

  • Shopping locally will boost our economy

    Everyone appears to be looking to Frankfort or to Washington to take action that will improve our local economy and put people back to work.
    But that’s not necessary.
    With the holiday shopping season here, you can have an impact on the economy in Carroll County by simply spending your holiday budget here at home.

  • City, county must take action to capitalize on community's potential

       If there is one thing that everyone agrees on, it’s that Carrollton and Carroll County have lots of potential.

    Those of us who have moved here in the past decade have heard this repeatedly. We’re not alone, because life-long residents have heard this throughout their lives.

    Why do people say we have this potential?

    It only takes a few minutes to come up with an impressive list of the items that make this the point of agreement.

  • New website offers a ‘gathering place’ for Carroll Countians

    People have long enjoyed getting together to talk about the news that’s happening.

    Some do it over coffee at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant, while others might stop for a chat in the grocery store or at a local ballgame.

    There’s now a new gathering place in Carroll County— a virtual one that is focused on our community.

    Getting there is easy, simply open your web browser and type in www.MyCarrollNews.com.

  • Beautify the county, hit the streets to take down campaign signs

    Now that the election is over, it’s time for the cleanup to begin.

    Some of you might think I’m talking about cleaning up the airwaves after all of the disgusting mud-slinging forced into our households through television campaign ads. Others might believe I’m talking about the mess in government. Pick your area of concern and the level of government  — local, county, state or national.

    This isn’t what I mean. I’m talking about the need to rid our communities of all the campaign signs.