Carroll County, MD

Carroll County superintendent to become FCPS principal

The current superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools is returning to Frederick County to work as an elementary school principal. Steve Lockard will take over at New Market Elementary School effective July 1, Frederick County Public Schools announced Thursday. He’s served as CCPS’ superintendent since 2018. The Carroll County Times reported in November that Lockard’s annual salary as superintendent was $231,066.
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State Roundup: Audit of Medical Examiner’s Office called lacking; Covid cases ‘explode’ in Carroll; former Montgomery Exec Sid Kramer dies

DEL. REZNIK: AUDIT OF MEDICAL EXAMINER OFFICE LACKING: A performance audit of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner likely does not provide a full picture of problems within the agency, according to one state lawmaker. The audit made public Tuesday by the Office of Legislative Audits “did not disclose any findings that warrant mention.” Del. Kirill Reznik, D-Montgomery County, said it may fall short of painting a complete picture of the agency responsible for autopsies in the state. Bryan Sears/The Daily Record.

Westminster man claims record-setting $5.1M Multi-Match jackpot

A Carroll County man claimed the record-setting $5.1 million Multi-Match jackpot. Video above: New scratch-offs and promotions from Maryland Lottery. The anonymous player known as the "Mystery Millionaire" won the largest jackpot in-state jackpot game's history with a quick-pick ticket purchased for the May 9 drawing. The 41-year-old Westminster man...
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Blossoms of Hope donation benefits Zaching Against Cancer

Blossoms of Hope (BOH) presented a check for $10,000 to Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) at Centennial Park on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in support of its cancer-related programs. The two organizations partnered last December to bring Santa and his elves to the homes of children in Howard, Carroll and...

Many find redemption as new faces claim top titles at Carroll County tennis championships

The Carroll County tennis championships were held Tuesday. County champions were South Carroll’s Casey Reno, girls singles; Liberty’s Honour Zan, boys singles; Liberty’s Madison Haggerty and Grace Maerten, girls doubles; Manchester Valley’s Connor Neal and Declan McGarry, boys doubles; and Century’s Danielle DeLawter and Evan DeLawter, mixed doubles.

Missing Girl From Westminster Found Safe

Westminster, Md. (DG) – A 9-year-old girl taken from her home in Westminster has been found safe. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is reporting on Tuesday shortly after 6 PM Savannah Heaton was abducted by her sister, 33-year-old Magen Wallen, on Shamrock Circle. Savannah was taken from her...

Carroll County Students Protest School Board Policy That Would Prohibit Pride Flags

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — Students protested Wednesday night outside of a Carroll County School Board meeting in which board members will review a policy that would prohibit gay pride flags and other flags from county schools. The school board voted in its April meeting to develop a new policy on the use of political symbols, specifically flags, in school buildings. The Washington Post reported the decision came after parents raised concerns about the rainbow pride flags displayed inside some county classrooms. In the April meeting, some board members said they have already banned Confederate Flags, and the rainbow flag also goes against...

Outdoor Notes — May 14

Pheasants Forever, Carroll County Chapter #622, will hold a picnic and shoot at 3 p.m. June 25 at Forest and Stream Club in Detour. In addition to a fried chicken and pit beef dinner, there will be an afternoon of shooting trap and skeet, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. BYO guns, ammo, rods, kayaks, canoes, chairs, yard games and a side dish or dessert to share. Skeet and trap shooting is $5 per round. Dinner is $10 per person, ages 10 and under free. Send a check payable to: PF CCC #622 by June 20 and mail to Melody Smith, 4027 Baptist Road, Taneytown MD 21787. Include your name, address, phone number, number of adults, number of children, and PF memberships ($35). For more information contact Melody Smith at or 443-340-5651.