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Mobile home destroyed by fire

A Carrollton man lost his home in an early morning fire Sept. 29. Carrollton Fire Department was called to a mobile home at 120 12th St. NW, Lot U,  at 3:08 a.m. The home is owned by Willard Hall, who received burns on his face and head. He was transported to the hospital by EMT Ambulance. The mobile home was a total loss. The fire melted the siding of the mobile home next to Halls. It appears the fire was caused by smoking and an oxygen tank inside the home, according to Carrollton Fire Chief Shane Thomas. The department was

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Brinker obtains license, takes over as elementary asst. principal

Contract renewals were among the topics discussed at the Southern Local school board meeting Sept. 15, where pacts were approved for one school administrator and two district staff members.Officials granted Southern Local Elementary Assistant Principal Emily Brinker a two-year contract after she obtained her administrative license in the midst of her current pact.“Instead of adjusting her contract in the middle, the board agreed to give her another full year,” said Superintendent Tom Cunningham, adding Brinker’s salary increased from $63,000 to $72,000 to reflect her move from faculty to the administrative pay scale.Leaders also approved three-year contracts to Julie Dowling and

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Cleanup begins at AAM Malvern facility

Company assessing damage after fire idles operations By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Carroll County Economic Development Director Chris Modranski is working alongside American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) officials to

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Recent Sports News

Rockets roll; shut out Bridgeport

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor The Conotton Valley Rockets continued their winning streak and celebrated homecoming wih a  50-0 shutout of the Bridgeport Bulldogs Friday night at Leesville. It

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