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Today's Opinions

  • Sheriff acquitted of 1877 murder

    The story reads like the synopsis for a 1950s television pilot about the old west. But it really happened—not in Hollywood but here in Carroll County in 1877. Sometime late in the evening hours of Monday, July 16, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 17, 1877, Carrie Anderson was shot to death at her family’s home in Worthville. Those arrested and charged in connection with

  • Reader questions Trick-or-Treat on Sunday

    Editor: For those who don’t know yet and to those who care, our local government (confirmed by the mayor’s office) has set the annual Trick-or-Treat night to be actual Halloween, Oct. 31. While I don’t have a problem with children having fun dressing up and getting candy, I do object to it being on a Sunday. The hours are usually from 6-8 p.m. spanning the time that most if no

  • Concern raised over school tax rate hike

    Editor: It is a well known fact that we are going through tough economic times. Most of us have experienced higher rates on our utilities. Also the cost of the basic necessities of life have gone up. Many people are struggling to make ends meet. A couple of weeks ago the paper reported that the county and the Ghent fire district were going to leave taxes at their present rate. I don’t r

  • Cheerleader’s mother responds to letter

    Editor: This letter is in response to Jennifer Liter’s letter about the CCHS cheerleaders. First of all, thank you for such a wonderful letter. The CCHS Cheerleaders are an amazing group of young women. They are all full of love and caring and are always looking out for or helping others. I love them all like daughters! As for the young lady in the wheel chair, her name is Skylar and she

  • Respect the landscape

    Editor: There are some very disrespectful people in Carrollton. They walk their dogs and let them defecate in other people’s yards, and don’t pick it up. I have a dog, I let out in my own yard to do its job and I pick it up. Be nice and pick it up please. Jenaette Montgomery Carrollton  

  • Pioneers Senior Event was successful community effort

      The 2010 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came out to enjoy “Pioneers at the Point.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, time given to building the fort, wishing well and other effects for the event. We wis

  • English school reunion planned Saturday, Oct. 2

    Editor: It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since the little town of English experienced a very unique event: the first-time ever English School reunion. The idea was born by a hand full of alumni and nurtured by a 17-20 member committee. The event came to fruition the first Saturday in October last year and was a huge success. Pastor Dave and Mrs. Willena Finley, present

  • Bird’s-eye view of the county worth a moment of terror

    I would have to say that it takes a lot to really scare me. I get creeped out by scary movies and scary novels, but it’s a type of “scary” that I love. I rarely am so scared by them that I lose sleep or have nightmares. There is, however, just one exception: It is because of Barnabas Collins that I