Residents of Coila now have their own store to pick up essentials.
Dollar General, located at 35218 Highway 430, opened last week for residents to enjoy the convenience of not having to drive to Carrollton, North Carrollton, Vaiden or Winona to grab a gallon of milk, household items, and even frozen foods.
Carroll County Emergency Management/Civil Defense Director Ken Strachan met with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to tour the areas around the county damaged from torrential rainfall Carroll County received in late February.
With the help of Representative Karl Oliver, the Lodi-Minerva Volunteer Fire Department is steps closer to reality. Members of the community have worked tirelessly to raise funds to build the fire department over the past couple of years.
The Town of Vaiden can feel the benefits of its new tourism tax. During their board meeting Monday night, Mayor Mel Hawthorne reported that the town received $909 in tourism tax in the month of January. He said they’re waiting to receive their numbers back from the Department of Revenue to see how well they did in February.
Carroll County residents who live on County Road 104 or have to travel the road and have been detoured by the closing of a bridge can now breathe a sigh of relief. Supervisor Terry Brown said a $400,000 bond has been approved to fix bridge 160 on County Road 104.