Montgomery County has a new sheriff and a new tax assessor/collector following Tuesday’s General Election. Jeff Tompkins was elected Montgomery County Sheriff, and Laurie Lockett was elected Montgomery County Tax Assessor/Collector.
Area organizations and towns will honor our fallen veterans with programs on Friday and Monday.
On Friday, Carroll Academy will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at the school's gym at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 8 for the county. Senator Lydia Chassaniol will be the guest speaker. Local veterans will provide the color guard.
Barbara Young of Durant is a four-time cancer survivor. Young went from having it “all” to losing it all once she became sick. A board member of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, Young told her story to those in attendance at the Central Mississippi, Inc.’s Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Friday, Oct. 18.
Rumors about a supposed “gang” fight that took place at J.Z. George High School have some in the community scared. However, Superintendent Billy Joe Ferguson said it didn’t happen exactly the way it’s being told.
Ferguson said the truth is much different than what people are saying.
There is just five days until voters in Montgomery County return to the polls to vote for who will become the next sheriff, tax assessor/collector, justice court judge, constable, District 2 supervisor, and District 3 supervisor.
The J.Z. George High School Marching Band has qualified to go to state marching band competition. Band Director Shelby Stapleton said the band received an overall 2 when they competed at Grenada High School.
She said they had to wait for a call from the Mississippi Marching Band Association to see if they would qualify.