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Today's News

  • When is the perfect time to train? It depends on the person

    Does the time of day you train make any difference? Let’s talk about the science first because it is actually the less relevant aspect in this context, we will explain why later on.

    There are scientific studies that have said time of training makes no difference, morning is best and later in the day is best. What is trying to be said is that if you look for it, there will be a study which backs up the rhetoric you’re aiming to assert.

    From experience, it is believed the time of day you train makes a difference and here are some of the reasons why.

  • Father, daughter reunite after DNA test is a match

    It was Greek playwright Euripides that said, “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” For Mike Lillard, a return to Carrollton and a DNA test found something brought something extremely dear to him, as he enters the latter half of his life.

    Susan Page is 38 years old and never knew her biological parents.

    “It was a closed, private adoption. Very little information was provided to my family,” Page said in an e-mail.

  • 2018 Student-Athlete of the Year Abigail Aulbach
  • 2018 Student-Athlete of the Year Eli Yocum

    Eli Yocum is an all-around athlete. In his Carroll County High School career, he exceled at four varsity sports–basketball and baseball for four years and football and golf for two years. He matured into a leader over the past two years and earned the title of 2018 Student-Athlete of the Year, an award sponsored by The News-Democrat and Earl Floyd Ford.

    “It’s a good accomplishment, but I wouldn’t be here without people who showed me how to play sports–my coaches, my parents and my grandparents,” Eli said in an interview May 24.

  • Aulbach achieves dream of being valedictorian

    Nine years ago, Abigail Aulbach watched family friend Devon Hill walk across the Carroll County High School stage and give her valedictorian speech in 2009. Two years later, another family friend, Kyndal Curry (now Yager), took the podium for her valedictorian speech in 2011. Both times, Abigail returned home dreaming of doing the same. As she grew older, that dream became a goal, and on Sunday, June 3, that dream became a reality.

  • 8th Region honors
  • Arrest made in human remains case; more to follow soon

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall announced at a news conference June 6, that an arrest had been made in the human remains case. He said that Tammy Sculley, 40, had been arrested June 5, for falsely reporting an incident on an event from May 5.

    Marshall said that initially they were unsure where the remains came from and Sculley reported that dogs had brought the remains to her. After further investigation it was determined that the remains were antiquities. Marshall said they are undergoing testing to determine the age.

  • ‘Re-live yester-year’ at Heritage Day Saturday

    Heritage Day, Carrollton’s annual celebration of the skills and practices of years past, is once again being held by the Port William Historical Society Saturday, June 9, at the Masterson House.

    The event was originally scheduled several weekends ago, but inclement weather halted the event and the Historical Society postponed it to take place this week.

  • Bid awarded to Churchill McGee for baseball complex

    After two special meetings Fiscal Court awarded a construction management contract June 4, to Churchill McGee for the baseball complex at the county park.

  • Low attendance at methamphetamine town hall

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County held a methamphetamine town hall meeting April 24, to discuss the prevalence of the drug in Carroll County. The event took place in General Butler State Resort Park’s conference center.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite gave those in attendance drug-related statistics from CPD and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 2017, stating that 41 percent of all drug-related incidents local police faced last year were related to methamphetamine, more than twice the amount of marijuana-related cases.