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Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

A recommendation that parking meters in Carrollton’s downtown business section be changed to only one-hour meters was briefly discussed at the village council meeting, but no action was taken.

James Lyle Tatterson was employed by the Conotton Valley Local Board of Education as principal and seventh and eighth grade teacher at Sherrodsville school.

Vince Costello of Magnolia, who played his rookie year with the Cleveland Browns pro football team, was guest speaker at the father-son banquet held at Carrollton Methodist Church.

Wilbur Hodges, Dellroy fire chief, was elected president at the initial meeting of the Carroll County Firemen’s Association.

Sunshine is always right

By Jim Zachary
CNHI Deputy National Editor
Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times


Open government is not a political platform.

It is a basic American right.

The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and progressives.

Transparency — keeping the light on the people’s business — ought to be something everyone can agree on.

Instead, conservatives want to reveal the secrets of liberals and liberals want to expose the actions of conservatives.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Hello, my name is Nicki Gordon-Coy and, like many Carroll County residents, I find it hard to identify completely as a Democrat or as a Republican.  The best description that truly describes my viewpoints is that I am a Conservative. A conservative that is exhausted by the lack of productive change at the state and national level the establishment has made.  This may be your viewpoint as well. I come to you from the perspective of an educator, a farmer, a wife, a mother of three young children and proud citizen of Ohio.

With the upcoming gubernatorial election, I am thankful I have found a candidate that fits my conservative views.  Lt. Governor Mary Taylor passionately defends our 2nd amendment rights, the right to life, our rights as landowners and our rights as parents and community members to have local control of education.  She supports Ohio regaining a fully elected state school board and opposes common core. She opposes Obamacare and will advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and continue to fight against the expansion of Medicaid.  Mary Taylor understands the gravity of the opioid addiction problem in Ohio and will continue to build on the efforts that have been put in place while encouraging new innovations to increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Steeple to Street

There is a practice during Lent to read a daily reading or devotion during the 40 days of Lent as one journeys toward Easter. Some people might read those in the morning as they start their day. This made me think of what is written in Lamentations 3:22-24 that new mercies come everyday, even when for some Lent might seem the same week in and week out over the forty days. There are days where it does not seem as something new might come. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;  His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” This is the hope, this is the good news, that even when we see what might be the same, God is at work making all things new.

May we continue through Lent with eyes that see the possibilities of something new, something bold, something unexpected, because we await this on Easter in the Resurrection of Christ. May we continue seeing this, hoping for this and awaiting this new creation in ourselves and others, saying “The Christ in me sees the Christ in you”.


Grace and peace

Pastor Eric Kluth

Harlem and Kilgore United Methodist churches

Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

After weeks of consideration, Carrollton Village Council unanimously approved a wage increase for members of Carrollton’s police and street department. The increase amounts to $15 per month for salaried employees and 10-cents an hour for employees paid at the hourly rate.

Joe Butler was elected president of Carrollton Rotary Club.

“Mystery Mansion,” a third book written by Mrs. Velma Griffin, Dellroy author, school teacher and widely known accordionist, was to be published March 24.

Miss Leah C. Hall of Carrollton, assistant local postmaster since 1942, retired after 44 years of service with the Post Office department.

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