Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick

Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick

Carroll County officials said Tuesday the county will pay a $1 million penalty to get out of a deal to build a waste-to-energy incinerator with Frederick County.

Commissioners propose Carroll County schools receive $3.3M of budget surplus

Commissioners propose Carroll County schools receive $3.3M of budget surplus

As the county budget process gets underway, three Carroll County commissioners have put two plans on the table to spend $12.9 million FY2014 in budget surplus.

Annual Peep Show attracts art fans and candy company

Annual Peep Show attracts art fans and candy company

Christian Twamley is a sugar artist.

Meet Carroll County candidates before June 24 primary election

Meet Carroll County candidates before June 24 primary election

The Carroll County League of Women Voters will be hosting a series of candidate forums around the county in preparation for the June 24 primary election.

Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers

Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers

A divided Carroll County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to no longer invoke Jesus Christ in prayers before government sessions, a measure one commissioner said “binds me to an act of...

Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

Challenging a judge's restrictions on prayer at Carroll County government meetings, a resident invoked the name of Jesus Christ before the county commissioners this week — raising new...

Provisions to recoup state education funding for Carroll schools falter in House

Provisions to recoup state education funding for Carroll schools falter in House

A pair of proposals that would have limited the amount of state funding lost by Carroll County Public Schools over the next three years was approved by the county's state senators, supported by the...

As Carroll debates prayer, founding fathers' faith comes into focus

As Carroll debates prayer, founding fathers' faith comes into focus

Despite a federal judge's order that the Carroll County commissioners stop praying to Jesus at their meetings, Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier reached into history and summoned George Washington...

Westminster to host bimonthly Veterans Job Club

Westminster to host bimonthly Veterans Job Club

More than 20 veterans from the mid-Maryland region attended the inaugural Veterans Job Club in Carroll County Friday and LeRoy Thomas has no doubt that attendance will grow in future events.

Finalists named for Carroll County Teacher of the Year

Finalists named for Carroll County Teacher of the Year

From a field of more than 300 teachers in Carroll County public schools who were recognized Wednesday, eight finalists for the 2014 Carroll County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award have been...

Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray

Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray

A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she...

Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

The Carroll County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers to Jesus Christ, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that comes amid a national debate over the limits of...

Carroll County proposes ban on synthetic drugs

Carroll County proposes ban on synthetic drugs

Joining local municipalities and cities around the state, Carroll County commissioners are looking to prohibit the sale and possession of synthetic drugs in the county.

Carroll BOE adjusts two early dismissals to make up for snow days

Carroll BOE adjusts two early dismissals to make up for snow days

The Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to convert two scheduled early dismissal days into full days to put the school system in compliance with state laws.

Mount St. Joe grad, Manchester resident gets ready for NCAA tourney

Mount St. Joe grad, Manchester resident gets ready for NCAA tourney

Charlie Jones sat on a couch in the front row with his teammates during a selection show party on Sunday evening at American University. A resident of Manchester in Carroll County, freshman swingman...

Carroll delegate proposes tax-free week on hunting, outdoor sporting goods

Carroll delegate proposes tax-free week on hunting, outdoor sporting goods

Del. Justin Ready, a Westminster Republican, has introduced legislation that would create a tax-free week on outdoor sporting and hunting goods.

Manchester Valley hosting first basketball playoff double-header

Manchester Valley hosting first basketball playoff double-header

After delays forced by weather-related school closures, Manchester Valley High School will host its first playoff double-header Wednesday evening when the school's boys and girls basketball teams both...

Manchester's Windisch named baseball player of the week for McDaniel

Manchester's Windisch named baseball player of the week for McDaniel

Marty Windisch, of Manchester, a sophomore on the McDaniel College baseball team and a graduate of Manchester...

Carroll BOE approves $331.9 million budget proposal

Carroll BOE approves $331.9 million budget proposal

Carroll County Board of Education members unanimously approved Superintendent Steve Guthrie's $331.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, calling it a "very modest" and "conservative"...

The Arc Carroll County to hire autism coordinator

The Arc Carroll County will soon hire an autism coordinator that will assist the organization to move forward with its efforts to bring "much needed autism program services" to Carroll.

Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists

Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists

More than a month after a judge ordered Carroll County commissioners to release their email distribution lists to several media outlets in accordance with the state's Public Information Act laws, some...


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