Local News

  • Carroll County family loses home to fire Friday

    Another family has lost its home to fire this holiday season.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Ghent Fire Protection District and Carrollton Fire Department fought a house fire at 2902 Mound Hill Road for almost seven hours Friday, Dec. 6.

  • Snowstorm results in many accidents but no injuries

    Last week’s ice, sleet and snow may have created traffic nightmares for many motorists or caused a power outage that affected an assisted living facility and several stores and restaurants.

    Overall, however, the storm didn’t have the impact many feared.

    “We spent most of the time pulling people out … helping people,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said in a Monday interview.

  • Christmas Carroll event to be held this Saturday

     The annual Christmas Carroll event was canceled last Saturday due to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow overnight.

    But good news, everyone. Santa Claus will still be making a visit to Carrollton before Christmas Eve night.

    Parts of the event have been rescheduled for this Saturday in downtown Carrollton.

    Members of the Carrollton Main Street program made the call Friday afternoon to cancel the Christmas event.

  • After months indoors, local boy gets wish for Paradise

    After years of doctors and hospitals, and months of being forced to stay inside his home, it seems natural that 8-year-old Connor Mefford would dream of a vacation in Paradise – the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, to be precise.

    That’s where Connor and his family spent fall break in October – riding the 60-foot water slide at Atlantis, walking the white sandy beaches and swimming with dolphins.

  • Bike racks coming to downtown C’ton

    Carrollton will become more bike-friendly this spring, as bike racks will be purchased thanks to donations from the Carrollton Main Street Program and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism. Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Yoder told council Monday he submitted a proposal last month to the organizations to add bike racks to downtown. Main Street donated $1,000 and Tourism donated $750 to the project.

    The bike racks cost about $300 each.

  • Winter Wonderland

    Thank you to all of our readers who e-mailed snow pictures from this past week!

  • Serving those who served

    Members of the Ghent Fire Protection District and their families volunteered their Saturday to give back to the local National Guard unit. The volunteers served Christmas dinner to members of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery and their families. 

  • Grimes supporters meet candidate at Welch’s

    A campaign stop Tuesday morning by a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was a prime opportunity for Carroll County High School students to glimpse into the American political process.

  • Chandler denies motion to suppress, dismiss DUI case

    A motion to suppress and dismiss charges in an ongoing DUI case was denied Nov. 19 by District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    In his case presented during an Oct. 10 hearing, attorney Stanley Billingsley argued that Carrollton Police Department officers, because they are not sworn sheriff’s deputies, have no jurisdiction outside the city limits.

  • Fiscal funds assessment of Kysoc

    Camp Kysoc is seeing more use for events, but Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson hopes to make the most out of the potential the facility has to offer.

    At the Nov. 26 fiscal court meeting, Tomlinson asked magistrates to approve a $3,150 study to help county officials uncover the options for use and create a strategic plan for Camp Kysoc.