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Today's News

  • Arrested folks deserve fair treatment in courts

    Editor: When does justice prevail? First, accusations are made. Knowing you have nothing to hide, you voluntary cooperate with the detective. The detective uses all kinds of scare tactics, lies, etc., to the point he or she has you scared to death. Then he places you under arrest. They take you to jail and fingerprint you, take your mug shot a

  • Poker Run raises $4,553 to aid event

    Editor:

    At this time I would like to thank everyone who made this fund raising event possible and a huge success. Without all the bikes and their riders and all the individuals and businesses who donated door prizes and their time, this couldn’t have happened. We are delighted with the attendance of all who showed up.

    There are so many people and businesses to thank we are not going to do that right now for fear we will leave someone out. We plan to distribute certificates, like last year, to anyone who donated or helped.

  • Fiscal Court votes to support drug-free coalition

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide $10,000 to a local program battling substance abuse in the county’s youth.

    Members of the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coalition made a presentation during fiscal court’s Oct. 27 meeting. Chairman Leigh Ann Roberts said the community coalition was organized in 2006 with the purpose of working within the community to prevent substance abuse among the youth in the county.

  • Volunteers ready local homes for winter with Project Comfort

    Crews of volunteers set out Saturday morning to make repairs to homes of local folks who find themselves “in tough spots” as part of the fourth annual Project Comfort.

    Some jobs were as simple as putting plastic over windows to weatherize homes and fend off cold air, while others were more complex, requiring talents such as plumbing, electrical and construction.

  • Kelley-Jones’ work featured during November

    Windows, mirrors, jar lids and bottle caps. Marbles, beads, wallpaper and beans. What do these things have in common? They have all been used in Connie Kelley-Jones’ art pieces.

    “I’m pretty much open to using anything,” she said.

    Kelley-Jones will be the featured artist for the second time at the Carroll County Library this month. Her work will hang through the end of November, and the Meet the Artist Reception will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Alumni basketball game planned, past players from all eras sought

    The boys’ basketball team at Carroll County High School will host a Panther Alumni basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.  The proceeds from the game will go toward the team’s expenses to play in the Sunshine Classic Basketball Tournament at Daytona Beach, Fla.

    Any former Panther varsity basketball player that is interested in playing should contact Coaches Travis Snow, John Leep, Duke Boles or Carroll Yager at 732-6195. There is a participation fee of $10 which will cover the cost of each player’s game t-shirt.

  • Heating assistance program underway

    For those struggling to pay their heating bills this winter, consider applying for the low-income home energy assistance program, known as LIHEAP.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors

    Project Comfort brought out 68 volunteers who performed

    various repairs at 15 homes and yard work at five others Saturday

    morning. The community effort is now in its fourth year of helping homeowners with needed repairs.

     

  • Spray vaccine clinic Nov. 5

    The Trimble Banner If you’re anxious to get the H1N1 vaccination, tomorrow may be the day you’ve been waiting for – if you fall into the right target groups. The Trimble County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5, using the intranasal (nasal spray) H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine wil

  • Banner newsstand price raises to 75 cents on Nov. 4

    The Trimble Banner They say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. But there is one other thing – inflation. The recession has hit everyone hard, and our business is no exception. Costs that go into producing newspapers continue to rise, along with the price of gasoline and utilities. Overall, the cost of bringing you t