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Kee wins ‘Dancing with Our Local Stars’


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


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


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


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


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


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.…

Huntingdon police officers now using body cameras


Sept. 16 began a new chapter in the history of the Huntingdon Police Dept. Police officers are now using body worn cameras to record encounters with the public. This comes as a result of the need for police departments to take steps to help develop transparency and build public trust, says Public Safety Director Walter Smothers. “I…

City Hall drive-thru named after Martha Taylor


shirleyNANNEY editor The Huntingdon Town Council honored Town Recorder Martha Taylor Sept. 13 in a special way at the close of the council meeting. A sign that proclaims the wording, “Martha Taylor Way” with white wording on black, was formally presented by Public Safety Director Walter Smothers. It has already been erected on the driveway by the City…

UTM graduate is town’s new administrative assistant


shirleyNANNEY editor Katie Chadwick Dill, 23, is the new town of Huntingdon’s administrative assistant. She will work closely with Mayor Dale Kelley in dealing with his appointments, travel and e-mails. She will also record minutes at some of the various town boards and coordinate special events. “I have really liked my job since I began…

Full or partial payments taken for property taxes


There are options for the payment of property taxes, according to Carroll County Trustee Paula Bolen. The 2016 taxes can be paid in full or in partial payment. There is no set amount to be paid at one time on the partial payment. The 2016 property taxes will become due on Oct. 1 and must be…

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