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  • Prestonville City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates,

    listed alphabetically. Each candidate answered questionnaire in phone

    or in-person interviews.

    Robert “Spike” Barnes, 49

    Lifelong Carroll County resident; Prestonville resident for 11 years.

    Has served on commission for two years.

    Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Organizers prepare for project's Blitz Day Oct. 25

    As fall approaches, most people work to get their homes ready for winter.

    But for many elderly people in Carroll County, preparing for winter is almost impossible.

    That’s where a project organized by the Carroll County Ministerial Association and staffed by volunteers can help.

    Project Comfort “Blitz Day,” this year set for Saturday, Oct. 25, offers weather-proofing and home repairs to seniors who have trouble paying for heat and other utilities.

  • Constable – 3rd Magisterial District

    Forrest Poland, 42, Republican

    Employed by North American Stainless as a wastewater operator

    U.S. Navy veteran

    Lifelong  Carroll County resident

    Why are you running for office?

    I have given this some thought and feel that now is the best time to run for this office.

    Why are you best qualified?

    I believe that my background, with some security training while in the U.S. Navy, qualifies me for the position.

     

  • Carrollton City Council

    Voters will be asked to select six of the following seven candidates,

    listed in alphabetical order:

    Kevin Craig, 49

    Owner of Craig’s Inc., including Craig’s Do-It Center and rental business.

    Lifelong resident of Carrollton.

    Has served on council for 10 years.

    (Answers submitted in writing.)

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    To continue working on accomplishments that have been started, plus many new ones.

  • Getting to know the candidates

    On Nov. 4, Trimble voters will head to the polls to cast their ballot for commissioners in both Milton and Bedford, as well as three of the five seats on the local school board.

    The Trimble Banner offered each of these candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves and their platforms via questionnairs. Their responses follow.

    Bedford City Commission

    Harold Greene, incumbent

    Immediate family: Wife: Norma Greene, Daughter Paula Williams; son: Steven Greene; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Ghent City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates, listed alphabetically.

    Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Lisa Barr, 42

    Deli manager at Cowboys in Ghent

    Carroll County resident for 33 years.  

    Why are you running for office?

    I would like to see if I can make a difference and hopefully make the town better.

  • Sanders City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four candidates. There are only two candidates on the ballot,

    listed here alphabetically. Write-ins allowed.

    Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Bobbie Abercrombie, 50

    Owner, Abercrombie Carpet

    Carroll County resident for 30 years

    Has served on the commission

    Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Threat aimed at principal sends student to detention center

    A Milton teen was in court last week, charged with making threats against students and administrators at Trimble County High School.

    Brandon Savage, 18, a student at the school, was arrested Sept. 29 and arraigned the following day on charges of misdemeanor abuse of a teacher, falsely reporting an incident and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was also charged with felony second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Increased code enforcement stirs up complaints

    For more than a year, residents  have been complaining that city ordinances weren’t being enforced.

    Now that code enforcement has been stepped up, plenty of angry people came to Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting at City Hall to complain about being cited for violations.

    In September, the city hired Art Zook as an assistant code enforcement official. Since Oct. 1, he has been writing warnings and citations to property owners who are violating city ordinances.

  • District in good fiscal shape

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    The Carroll County Board of Education got a boost for its plans to add needed space to overflowing schools.

    Joe Nance, a fiscal consultant said he believed the board would be able to proceed with a $10 million project, and likely could get additional funding.

    He said the board’s bonding (or borrowing) potential is $5.8 million. Added to the $4 million set aside for building projects, the district is in a good position to proceed on a project.