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T-O-P spellers advance

A pair of seventh graders swept the top two places in the Carrollton Middle School Spelling Bee. Hayden Hixenbaugh claimed the championship crown by correctly spelling l-o-c-o-m-o-t-i-o-n. Rhemee Beadnell was the runner-up. Organizer Tim Albrecht said the middle school spelling bee included 19 participants from the sixth, seventh and eighth

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East Twp. burglars caught red-handed

Three individuals are in county jail after a deputy found them committing burglary in East Twp. According to Sheriff Dale R. Williams, Captain Jonathon Kampfer was on his way home at 2:14 a.m. near the intersection of Apollo and Aurora roads.  Kampfer noticed a vehicle at the Toalston property and

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Several projects on tap in village

By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor The village of Carrollton has a busy year of projects planned; some evident and some not, according to Village Administrator Mark Wells.  Projects ranging from sidewalk installation, street paving and water/sewer/gas line repairs to flooding issues and a community park, improvements will be continuous

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Audrey Cole murder trial slated to begin Jan. 31

The jury trial of Audrey Cole, also known as Audrey Branch, is scheduled to begin Jan. 31 in Carroll County Common Pleas Court.  The trial has been rescheduled twice, originally set for Oct. 4, 2021, and then rescheduled for Dec. 6, 2021, and now Jan. 31.  Cole, 34, is charged

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The news you want from the people you know

The Jan. 26 issue of The Carroll County Messenger is on newsstands this afternoon. Thinking of running for election? Find out the requirements for the May primary; catch up on area government news and how law enforcement is keeping the county safe.  With piles of snow apparent, find out how

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Area residents without water

By Eric Lowe CCM Reporter The colder the weather is for an extended period of time; the more water main breaks occured. This happened in Jefferson County, affecting many villages on the northern end of the county, when a 12-inch main line incased in another line ruptured in East Springfield

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Local news, Local views

Pick up the Jan. 19 print issue of The Carroll County Messenger on newsstands today. Catch up on local news, new business, sports, school events and more while staying inside in the warm.

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Outstanding elementary teacher ‘always helping students’

Lisa Truman tapped for Appalachian coalition award By Carol McIntire Editor Lisa Truman was recognized for being named the Outstanding Elementary Teacher at Carrollton Schools by the Coalition for Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) during the Jan. 11 Carrollton board of education meeting.  Elementary Principal Matt Nicholas, who nominated Truman,

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Residents present council petition to allow golf carts on streets

By Carol McIntire Editor Golf carts could soon join automobiles and motorcycles on the streets of Carrollton if a group of residents get their way.  Resident Danny Leggett presented Mayor Bill Stoneman and Village Administrator Mark Wells with a petition signed by about 50 residents asking village council to approve

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