The family of Bernard Yates will hold a benefit fundraiser on May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Montgomery County Coliseum. Proceeds from the Bernard Yates benefit will go toward the rebuilding of his home that was lost in a fire on March 14 and to help with his medical cost. Yates has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer.
When the winter months come, there will be 21 students at Marshall Elementary who will be warm and snuggly in their new coats. For some children, the winter can be harsh because their parents, guardians or relatives may not be able to afford a new coat. Something many teachers know all too well.
The town of Carrollton is beginning to see the fruit of its labor after working to have Carrollton included on the Mississippi Writers Trail as the native home of renowned author Elizabeth Spencer listed. In addition, the town has been working to get a history marker for the Carrollton Community House.
Starting in June, the town of Kilmichael will move to once per week garbage pickup. Currently, the town has garbage pick-up on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Public Works Superintendent Johnny Pearson proposed the town move to once per week pick-up.
As the school year winds down and seniors at J.Z. George High School prepare to graduate Friday, May 17, Michael Shute of Greenwood and JaKayla Phillips of Vaiden are still waiting to see who will be valedictorian and salutatorian. The two are separated by a point and neither know how final grades will come down.
Monday, seniors at Carroll Academy graduated from the school they’ve known for a good portion of their lives. Some began 13 years ago as Kindergarteners, some even further as Pre-K students and some came in between, but all walked the stage together.
For Jada Mims and Jacey Eldridge, it’s been a race to the top since Mims arrived at Winona Christian. Before her arrival, Eldridge and Cade and Colby Marlow were always neck and neck for the top average in the class. As the end of senior year approached, Mims advanced to the top of the pack.
Since Hannah Key and Faith Gammel both began school at Winona Elementary in the third grade, it has always been a friendly battle between the two. Key and Gammel will graduate Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 2019 class of Winona High School, respectively.