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Amsterdam woman indicted for arson found incompetent for trial; treatment ordered

An Amsterdam woman indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury will not be tried for at least a year.Meredith L. Wright, 33, (at time of arrest), was indicted on one count of Aggravated Arson, a felony 2) Feb. 5 by the grand jury. She was charged in connection to a fire Dec. 20, 2019, that began in the home where Wright resided, at 106 Front St., Amsterdam. The fire spread to the home an adjacent home, destroying both homes.Wright was originally arraigned and bond set during a Dec. 27, 2019, video conference. The case was bound over to grand jury

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Board votes to cancel 2020 Mill Festival

The Carroll County Historical Society’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at the June 24 meeting to cancel the 2020 Algonquin Mill Festival, scheduled for the second weekend in October.It was to be the 50th presentation of the annual event held

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Cornhole more than a game for local teenager

By Carol McIntireEditorA Carrollton teen is scheduled to play for a share of $25,000 in prize money at the American Cornhole League (ACL) Pro Invitational this weekend in Philadelphia, PA.Trey Burchfield, son of Misty and Shaun Burchfield, and his partner,

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Burchfield takes reins of solid waste district

By Carol McIntireEditorMissy Burchfield was named director of the Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison Solid Waste District board last month.Carroll County Commissioner Bob Wirkner, who serves on the board alongside commissioners from all three counties, said Burchfield had been performing the duties

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Recent Sports News

Peebles Racing has done it all

Dirt, asphalt, demo and circle track By Leigh Ann RutledgeAssociate EditorMoney can’t buy everything. It can’t buy happiness, health or a blown tire on a race car.Especially the tire that

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