Today's Opinions

  • Don’t miss out on Second Sunday walk


    I have seen the flyers notifying everyone of the Second Sunday Fitness Walk that is being held on Oct. 11 from 2-5 p.m.

    I hope everyone in the community will take advantage of this event.

    I, along with several friends, attended the Second Sunday Fitness Walk last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The walk was not strenuous and we had time to socialize with other attendees.

     There were drawings for prizes and plenty of water provided.

  • Taxes keep people from ‘owning’ their property


    I want to commend Kelley Crutcher for having the courage to speak out about property taxes.  

    I hate property taxes more than any other tax because you do not really own your home/land as long as you have to make a yearly payment to the government just to keep it.

  • Safe Night event served 160 at CCMS


  • Fundraiser a success for Shop-With-A-Cop


    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Carrollton Police Department-in conjunction with the Carroll County Regional Detention Center-held our fourth annual Shop-With-A-Cop Trail Ride. It proved to be a very successful venture for our yearly Shop-With-A-Cop event. We had a total of 76 riders and $1,412. was raised to help fund this program.

    We are now in our ninth year of Shop-With-A-Cop and have helped almost 600 children and spent more than $100,000 to provide Christmas to children in our county who otherwise might not receive anything during the holiday season.

  • Ghent is proud of first River Sweep event


  • Housing authority celebration a success


    The housing authority of Carrollton recently hosted its’ 10th annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic. It was an evening of good food, fun and fellowship among neighbors. Attendance increased this year indicating the popularity of this annual event.

    We owe a great debt of gratitude to the Carroll County Fair Board for providing a tent, chairs, drink tubs and ice and to Mike Humphrey and crew for tent erection and takedown.

  • Local taxes increase despite recession


    Here’s the whole country in a state of economic depression. The worst in decades.

    Businesses shutting down, people losing jobs, their homes and vehicles. The President ordered Congress to pass bills to pass out stimulus monies to save banks and the auto industry, which in turn we hope will save homes and jobs.

    There’s talk in the news media that those receiving social security benefits will not see a cost of living increase for the next two years.