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Carroll Co. leaders to focus on the positive

Tuesday - 8/6/2013, 12:30pm  ET

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- After accusations of bullying, threats of lawsuits and some yelling, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners will try to set a positive tone for meetings.

The Carroll County Times reports (http://bit.ly/171w1JJ ) that Commissioner Doug Howard has asked the board to start meetings with a segment called "Positively Carroll."

Howard says the new segment will take place after public comment and could feature good news from the commissioners ranging from nonprofit organizations' activities or money-saving measures to recognition of residents. He says he hopes other commissioners will participate.

Commissioner Haven Shoemaker says he will participate because it's important for the commissioners to set aside differences and focus on good things going on in the county.

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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/


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