WINONA -- Two local high school graduates were honored during the Ambitious Girls-Empowered Women and Brothers Building Brothers mentoring programs inaugural scholarship banquet. The banquet honored Winona High School graduates Ambra McCaskill and Cameron Huell and took place at the Winona Community Center on Aug. 4.
The Town of Duck Hill has to go back to the drawing board to find a company to help pilot their study for water improvements in the town. Joe Sutherland of Sutherland Engineering and Surveying in Grenada told the board he had to reject both of the proposals sent in to perform the water improvement study.
The family of the late First Lieutenant Guy Hester, Jr. never expected so many people to attend a memorial service for the fallen solder at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona last month, but many of those who knew Hester, his wife, Elsie Lynn, and their families turned out to show their respect.
As a new school year approaches, students in Montgomery County will begin a new tradition, transitioning into one school this year. For students, it’s meeting new friends or reconnecting with old ones they’ve known in the community but didn’t attend school together and for parents, its learning new teachers.
When Glen Hobbs began researching family members for the first Hobbs Family Reunion, a reunion that connected all of his father’s brothers and sisters, he found something interesting. He found out he was related to a Tuskegee Airman that grew up right here in Winona and Hobbs had no idea.
Tinesha Earnest decided that she wanted to do something for the children of Carroll County, so she along with Monique Meeks, Domonique McKinney and Candace Cobbs put their heads together and decided to host a Back to School giveaway.
In a time where there’s a strain between the community and officers, the Winona Baptist Church is stepping in as an olive branch and holding an event that’ll put the community and law enforcement at one table to eat and get to know each other.