http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml/todaysnews/rss.xml en Completion deadline Feb. 25 for CCMS project http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/completion-deadline-feb-25-ccms-project <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ccms-jeffimg_1826.jpg" alt="RossTarrant Architects deemed the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium and renovation substantially complete as of Jan. 25. Marrillia Design and Construction now has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project–both inside and out." title="RossTarrant Architects deemed the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium and renovation substantially complete as of Jan. 25. Marrillia Design and Construction now has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project–both inside and out." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Now that the new Carroll County Middle School gymnasium is in use, Marrillia Design and Construction has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project&ndash;both inside and out.</span></p> <p> The middle school boys basketball teams played the first official games on the court Monday, Jan. 25, and the girls teams played two nights later. The gym also is being used for the school&rsquo;s PE classes.</p> Judge considers whether Horine crucial to case http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/judge-considers-whether-horine-crucial-case <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe will decide whether Adam Horine is an &ldquo;indispensible witness&rdquo; in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow and if he should be compelled to appear at the trial, scheduled to begin March 1, in Carroll County. An orientation meeting for jurors was held Tuesday preceding a hearing in the case.</span></p> Motion for dismissal on the table in Kinman case http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/motion-dismissal-table-kinman-case <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A response to a pre-trial motion seeking dismissal of the indictment against Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman raises questions about the grand jury process based on a comment by its foreman and the credibility of a witness.</span></p> <p> In papers filed Jan. 29, the Commonwealth argues there has been no prosecutorial misconduct, much less a flagrant abuse of the grand jury process, which would be grounds for dismissing the indictment against Kinman. Special Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine will decide on the motion.</p> Actions help avoid conflict of interest in story’s coverage http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/actions-help-avoid-conflict-interest-story%E2%80%99s-coverage <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/moore_jeff_color_2011_10.jpg" alt="Jeff Moore" title="Jeff Moore" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">As you read today&rsquo;s news related to the indictment of Sheriff Jamie Kinman, you may have questions about how we make decisions on coverage of stories such as this and maintain our ethical standards.</span></p> <p> I hope to provide you with answers that not only apply to our reporting on this case, but everything we cover, to explain the steps we take to maintain the integrity of the news we report.</p> Relay kicks off with new event Friday http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/relay-kicks-new-event-friday <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will kick off its 2016 fundraising efforts with a quarter auction fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.</span></p> <p> A quarter auction is a particular type of auction where people bid on items using quarters instead of larger sums of money. Those who participate in the auction will pay a $5 admission charge that includes two paddles for bidding.</p> Carrollton man collects water for Flint, Mich., residents whose water was contaminated http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carrollton-man-collects-water-flint-mich-residents-whose-water-was-contaminated <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/water_7353.jpg" alt="George Miller of Carrollton is collecting water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water. Donations can be dropped off at Paul’s Tires in Prestonville, at local churches or at a water donation drive at Earl Floyd Ford Feb. 17." title="George Miller of Carrollton is collecting water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water. Donations can be dropped off at Paul’s Tires in Prestonville, at local churches or at a water donation drive at Earl Floyd Ford Feb. 17." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Carrollton resident George Moore is collecting donations of water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water.</span></p> <p> Flint&rsquo;s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, according to USA Today.</p> God wants us to enlarge our lives, to help others http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/god-wants-us-enlarge-our-lives-help-others <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/butcher_pat_9.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As we enter into 2016, we often find ourselves wanting to do better. January is a time of New Year resolutions, that many are forgotten in the first week. You and I really try hard, but many times we fall short. God knows you are really trying.&nbsp; Should it be this tough? Why does it still feel this hard?</p> Being in shape is not always about losing weight http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/being-shape-not-always-about-losing-weight <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/arney_beau2015_7.jpg" alt="Beau Arney" title="Beau Arney" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">We all know controlling what we eat is easily the hardest part of getting in shape. It&rsquo;s a lot more fun just focusing on the gym and the training that feels good. It is the adrenaline pump. So let&rsquo;s check out these 20 dietary/nutritional tips that may help take the guesswork out of the hardest part of gaining lean mass!</span></p> <p> For most people, eating is a slippery slope. Getting just the right amount of calories to maintain scale weight can be a challenge, and the dangers of over eating are everywhere.</p>