25 years ago Approximately 1,100 Carroll County high school students are expected to enroll in the driver education program in the 1970-71 school year. Nineteen instructors will be employed to teach the classroom and the "behind the wheel" phases of the program. South Carroll High will utilize a multi-car driving range as part of the driver education program. This range was made possible through a grant from the federal government as part of a state Department of Education project to improve the driver education program statewide and to reduce the per-pupil cost. The $25 per-pupil fee will not be increased for the 1970-71 school year. -- Community Reporter, Oct. 16, 1970.
100 years ago The mayor and Common Council of this city had under consideration, at their regular monthly meeting last Monday evening, a proposition to prohibit the keeping of hogs within the city limits. The matter was brought to the attention of the mayor and council by Dr. J. Howell Billingslea and a committee of citizens who went before them to urge immediate action in the interest of public health. Dr. Billingslea is the health officer for Carroll County and has been giving the subject careful attention and inquiry and is convinced that the hog pens, even when kept as clean as possible, are disease breeders and a constant menace to the health of the people in towns of any considerable size. Dr. Billingslea's remarks impressed the members of the board very deeply with the importance of the question and a special meeting was called for next Monday night, when it will be further considered and the board will probably take action fixing a time after which it will be unlawful to keep hogs within the city limits. -- American Sentinel, Oct. 12, 1895.