WINONA – The Winona Board of Aldermen adopted the proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which includes a 2.2 mil increase to combat the growing cost to do business and the anticipated loss in sales tax due to the closure of Fred’s Super Dollar.
Casey Carpenter will move on to November’s General Election in his race for the Carroll County Chancery Clerk seat, as he defeated challenger Christy Noah in Tuesday’s runoff election.
Carpenter, 38, received 1,716 votes to Noah’s 1,064 votes.
WINONA – A Vaiden teen was honored Sunday for achieving what no other scout in the Boy Scouts of America have ever achieved – earning all 138 merit badges.
Eagle Scout James Armstrong, 17, of Vaiden was honored Sunday with a reception at the American Legion Post 52 for meeting the requirements to earn all 138 merit badges.
The very first local election I covered as a journalist was nearly 20 years ago, in 2001, with Mississippi’s municipalities holding elections for mayor and boards of aldermen seats. I was editor of the Southaven Press, a 25,000-circulation weekly and my hometown newspaper – three years into my career in the newspaper industry.