Vaiden leaders attend conference

By TISH BUTTS,

BILOXI – The Vaiden mayor and members of the Board of Aldermen attended the 86th annual Mississippi Municipal League conference in Biloxi last week to learn how they can better serve Vaiden.

Mayor Melvin Hawthorne and Aldermen Theodore Purnell, Curtis Meeks, Doris Fluker and Lesia Hemphill attended the conference.


Community mourning loss of teen

By TISH BUTTS,

NORTH CARROLLTON – Students, faculty and staff at J.Z. George will return to classes in mourning of Elisabeth Guerra, who lost her life last week.

Guerra, a 16-year-old junior, died of respiratory failure at her home in North Carrollton on July 26, according to her obituary provided by Oliver Funeral Home.




At the theatre

By GWEN SISSON,

It is one of the most inspiring stories of all time, and this weekend, residents will have the opportunity to see it live on stage.

The Miracle Worker will be performed August 4 through 6 at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Performing Arts Center in downtown Winona. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.










Jail to get LED lights

By TISH BUTTS,

CARROLLTON – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors discussed several topics during a short regular monthly meeting on July 5.

Brandon Smith, warden of the Carroll Montgomery Regional Correctional Facility, discussed how the lighting at the Vaiden facility will be changed.


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Obituaries

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