City Spirit Award

The Vaiden Beautification Committee was awarded the 2019 City Spirit Award for a city under 10,000 by the Mississippi Municipal League. The committee won for the work over the past year. Pictured are: Alderman Curtis Meeks, Alderwoman Lesia Hemphill, Sandra Hull, Mayor Mel Hawthorne, Greta Purnell and Alderman Theodore Purnell.

Hot times in old Black Hawk


BLACK HAWK -- Jesse Salter, one of approximately 400 who worked the sweltering midway June 22 during the Old-Fashioned Political Rally, hadn’t yet taken the podium to ask Beat 2 voters to consider his candidacy for supervisor. He might’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out he hadn’t melted before he climbed the steps of the bandstand.

Neal seeks re-election

Longtime Carroll County Tax Assessor/Collector Wilton A. Neal is seeking re-election in the upcoming election.

The North Carrollton native has served as tax assessor/collector for Carroll County for 40 years.



Willie B. Carter, 84, passed away at her residence in Pearl on July 3, 2019.