| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Mechanicsville Elementary School's celebration of the opening of two new playgrounds on Saturday will be both a joyous and sad occasion.
The event will also honor Nathan Chris Baker, 5, who had just entered kindergarten at Mechanicsville when he died...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County — a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths.
Juvenile Services Secretary Sam...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Carroll County Public Schools joined with local law enforcement agencies Friday to announce the Adopt-A-School Program, which aims to increase school security and enhance health and safety instruction with the participation of police officers....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.
While board members voted to deny the application, they encouraged the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Carroll County’s third annual Restaurant Week starts Sunday, Aug. 18, with 28 restaurants participating countywide.
The event showcases county eateries by offering patrons the opportunity to visit a new restaurant or try an old favorite at an...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It is good news that the Maryland Court of Appeals used common sense regarding the unfair trials that occurred as a result of the faulty instructions given jurors prior to 1980 ("13 Killers go free after court decision," July 11, 2013).
In most European...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The beginning of the Carroll County school year is less than two weeks away. Stores are advertising back-to-school sales as folks prepare for the end of summer vacation and the first day of school on Aug. 26.
This news is greeted with sadness for...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:39 PM
The Episcopal Church in Maryland celebrated the life of its 11th bishop with all the formality and ceremony of a cathedral funeral Saturday, while remembering a man known as a fierce champion for society's outsiders.
"Bishop David Leighton knew the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Right Rev. David Keller Leighton Sr., the former Episcopal bishop of Maryland who ordained his diocese's first woman priest and led other church reforms, died of respiratory complications Wednesday at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville, an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
100 Years Ago
Who's visiting who
Social news in the Times: "Mr. and Mrs. Jack spent Thursday at Pen Mar.
"Miss Lewis of New York is spending some time with her uncles Messrs Thomas Lewis and Frank Engle.
"Miss Bessie Hutchins is visiting her...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Eldersburg's National Night Out activities have been rescheduled because of rain. Scheduled for Aug. 6, the Eldersburg "National Night Out Against Crime" has been rescheduled for Aug. 13, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Night Out event 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Fire Department, 6680 Sykesville Road.
More than 70 exhibits and tables — including...