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.
It’s rare that you find a nine-year-old interested in news, and it’s even rarer that the same nine-year-old takes his interest for the news and turns it into an idea to begin a newscast at school. However, Latravion Peeples of Vaiden isn’t your average nine-year-old.
The town of Kilmichael is moving forward on an overlay project that is set to begin in late May. During their Tuesday night board meeting, aldermen voted to award Murphree Paving of Tupelo the contract for the paving and overlaying the town wants to do.
On Feb. 25, Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency for Carroll County and the cities of Carrollton and North Carrollton due to the damage the county sustained during and after the severe thunderstorms of Feb. 20, according to the Proclamation Bryant shared on his Twitter page.
The Carroll County School Board has begun its superintendent search. During a special called work session, board members voted for member Donnie Wiltshire to talk to Mark Waldrip of the Mississippi School Board Association about prices and what consultants can do to guide the board to making an informed decision.