First Families and Central Mississippi Inc. [CMI] have teamed up to ensure that students who dropped out of school, weren’t able to pass their GED, or were not able to finish high school for other reasons achieve their high school diplomas.
The field is deepening in Carroll County with challengers filing qualifying paperwork this week.
As of press time Wednesday, multiple candidates have qualified to run for the offices of sheriff, chancery clerk, supervisor- Beat 1, both Northern and Southern District justice court judge, and Constable, Southern District.
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.