At their end of the month meeting, held December 27 in Vaiden, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors learned of the pending retirements for two county officials.
Emergency Management Director Gayle Beard announced to the board that she would retire at the end of 2018. The board accepted her letter of retirement.
Now that the presents have all been given out, the turkey’s been carved and everyone’s had their tradition “superstitious” meal of black eye peas, greens and the meat of their choice, many have switched gears to their second favorite time of the season. No, not tax time --- its election season.
As many prepared to ring in the New Year Monday, they first had to brave a severe thunderstorm that bought with it tornado warnings, watches, power outages and downed trees. Thankfully, Montgomery and Carroll counties were unscathed for the most part from the storm, which came through around lunch time Monday and died down around 2 p.m.
The question of how the desegregation order will affect the Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District is still up in the air, but the district will have to comply with how they report under the order, according to former Montgomery County Board Attorney Chynee A. Bailey.
Students at J.Z. George High School are getting a dose of real life through the school’s 21st Century Learning Center. The after-school program touches base on many topics that will help students once they graduate high school and well on into their adult life.