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Jackson man arrested in fatal boating accident

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A Jackson man who was driving a boat that caused the death of a former countian, Nickolas Willhoit, 21 of Jackson, has been charged with vehicular homicide and boating under the influence. Willhoit was formerly from McLemoresville and was a 2013 graduate of West Carroll High School. The Office of the District Attorney General, Matthew Stowe, announced…

Special awards presented at Huntingdon Heritage Day: Pat Dillahunty, Johnson family are recipients

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shirleyNANNEY editor Huntingdon’s Heritage Day Festival’s ten o’clock ceremony recognized a person for the Outstanding Citizen Award and a family with the Pioneer Family Award. Pat Dillahunty, who currently serves the Huntingdon Special School District as the director of schools, was chosen as the outstanding citizen and the Johnson family as the Pioneer Family. “The Outstanding Citizen…

West Carroll Special School District: Board interviewing four candidates this week

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ronPARK staff writer The West Carroll Board of Education is conducting interviews with four prospective candidates this week for the position of director of schools. Monday night the board interviewed West Carroll Junior-Senior High School Principal Dexter Williams, who is the only in-system candidate being interviewed for the director’s job. A Medina resident and graduate of WCHS,…

Vandals hit Palestine Church Cemetery again

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ronPARK staff writer The old Palestine Church Cemetery in the southwestern part of Carroll County has once again been the target of vandalism and desecration. Over 29 headstones were turned over with three older headstones totally destroyed and one foot marker completely removed some time after dark on Saturday, Sept. 17, according to a report by Deputy…

Kee wins ‘Dancing with Our Local Stars’

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lindseyBELL Staff writer The Dixie Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center’s twelfth season opened Saturday night with lots of legwork and laughs at the second annual “Dancing with Our Local Stars” fundraising event. The competition, which is modeled after the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, featured six local celebrities and their professional dance partners from…

South Carroll Special School District: Re-elected members sworn in, officers elected

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ronPARK staff writer Recently re-elected members of the South Carroll Board of Education were sworn in at the start of Thursday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Director of Schools Tony Tucker administered the oath of office to re-elected board members Philip Moore and Cory Bartholomew. Newly elected board member Jeremy Gurley was not present at…

Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District: Some new policies approved, some tabled

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ronPARK staff writer Eight new board policy amendments were approved while one was not approved and two were tabled by members of the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Board of Education at their Monday night meeting. Policy amendments approved by recommendation of Director of Schools David Duncan involved changes, additions, and/or language modifications to existing policies dealing with…

Local teen survives horrific crash

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ronPARK staff writer A local teen is fortunate to be alive after the SUV she was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer September 13 at the intersection of Buena Vista Road and Veterans Drive in Huntingdon. Kelly R. White, 16, sustained only superficial injuries in the crash. A witness at the scene told responding officers…

Miss Teen Fairest of the Fair is Callie Bratton

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shirleyNANNEY Editor   A 15-year- old Hollow Rock – Bruceton Central School student, Callie Bratton, was chosen Miss Teen Fairest of the Fair in the 13-15 age group from among 14 contestants. She is the daughter of Jenny Bratton and Rich Bratton of Hollow Rock. She has blond hair and blue eyes and wore a blue dress.…

Fairest of Fair is Bruceton’s Grace White

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shirleyNANNEY editor A sophomore at UT-Martin who wants to become a family doctor eventually was selected as Carroll County’s Fairest of the Fair in a Saturday night pageant. Grace White, 19, of Bruceton, daughter of Julia Haynes and Robert White, was crowned by last year’s queen, Carla Craddock. Contestants were in the 16 – 20 age category.…

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