• Residents want mess at Hwy. 227 cleaned up

    It is disgusting that the residents of Carroll County must endure driving by properties that distort the definition of pride into ugly visions of shame. It even causes most residents to hang their head in shame when they realize that the first, and often lasting, impression of visitors to our county can be seen as they drive down the exit ramp off I-71.

  • Hicks credited for his work as coach

    Dear Editor:

    It takes a very special person to be dedicated to coaching a team of girls from the time they were in first grade through their sixth-grade year. The roster of seven girls eventually grew to 10, and Coach Brandon Hicks has been there from the first dribble. Coach Hick’s, or just “Brandon,” as the girls like to call him has managed to coach not only his daughter’s CCJP basketball team for six years but simultaneously his son’s basketball team as well.

  • Organizers thank community for support for Beach


  • Canadian couple enjoys trip to Carrollton


    My husband and I made our first visit to the town of Carrollton on Sunday, Jan. 9. We drove around enjoying this quiet old town, nice riverfront park, and the quirky driftwood home that caught my eye.

    We stopped for breakfast at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant and were greeted by the staff, served breakfast and enjoyed the river view. A friendly local answered our questions about the area, river and industries. We invited this local ambassador to join us while we visited and ate.

  • Thank you from Carrollton Manor


    The residents and staff at Carrollton Manor would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Christmas great. The generosity shown was greatly appreciated and helped us all have a wonderful month. Again, thank you and we wish everyone a Happy New Year.

    Melissa Tucker

    Administrator, Carrollton Manor

  • Franklin thanks community for help


    I just wanted to take a quick moment of time to let some people in the community know that they are so appreciated!

    During the holiday season I was able to participate in a few initiatives where the main goal was to ensure a family’s time during Christmas was happy and plentiful.

  • Animal shelter needs to be operated properly


    This letter is in response to the article in last week’s paper (Dec. 8, 2016) regarding Carroll Co. Animal Support.

    First, Mr. Bowling mentioned that the last time CCAS attended a Fiscal Court meeting was in 2015. Let me say this, why should we continue to go when they never do anything? Also we have met with Judge Westrick and Mr. Bowling with our concerns. We have even had Mr. Bowling meet us at the shelter to discuss different issues.

  • Holiday Food Pantry volunteer opportunities


    On Thursday, Dec. 15, volunteers are needed to pack boxes for food to be delivered for Christmas. Two shifts: 10 a.m. until noon and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Come to the Food Pantry at 517 Seventh St.

    On Saturday, Dec. 17, volunteers are needed to deliver food baskets for the needy. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Food Pantry to receive a route for delivery. Approximately 50 drivers are needed to deliver around 200 food baskets. In town and in county routes will be available. With everyone working just two hours we can make this project happen!

  • Bank thanks those who attended open house


    Carrollton Federal Bank hosted a Christmas open house on Dec. 9, between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event was held to celebrate Christmas with the community. The event was well attended and received. The attendees received individual gifts as well as homemade refreshments and enjoyed personal fellowship with the staff members.

    The Christmas open house celebration concluded with multiple drawings.

    Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that attended.

  • Scouting food drive proves successful


    A huge thanks to Carroll County community for your generosity with the 2016 Scouting for Food Drive. The Carroll County Schools’ students and staff turned in another stellar effort with 14,997 items donated. Special thanks to the Carroll County School administration for their continued support of this effort, without their support our overall totals would be significantly reduced.