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  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 12, 2013

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  • 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.

  • Turnovers plague girls in loss at Trimble Co.

    The Lady Panthers committed an estimated 35 turnovers in their 70-37 road loss to the Trimble County Lady Raiders. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but moved to Saturday afternoon due to severe weather.

    “We weren’t getting any loose balls. They were outhustling us to every ball, and we didn’t take care of the ball,” head coach Paul Stone said. “When those two things happen, it’s going to be a long night. We’ve got to take better care of the ball.”

  • Panthers conquer Demons for third straight win

    Saturday night wasn’t the Panthers’ best game of the week, but it was good enough to get the win and a 3-0 start to the 2013-14 season. The Carroll County boys defeated the visiting Williamstown Demons, 60-44.

    “They had a good game plan, and we’re fortunate to be able to get the win,” head coach Carroll Yager said.

    Senior Dakota Corbin posted his third straight double-double with 19 points and 13 rounds, while senior transfer Blake Kruzan had his best showing of the season so far with five points and 11 rebounds.

  • 3-point shooting key to Carroll’s win over Trimble


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    The visiting Carroll County Panthers netted 33 of their 44 first half points from downtown en route to spoiling the Trimble County Raiders’ season home opener Dec. 5, 70-59.

    “I think we were 11 for 20 from three at the half. That’s lights out shooting right there,” Panthers head coach Carroll Yager said following the game. “We don’t normally shoot the ball that well.”

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