Today's Top Stories

Right: The 2018 Carroll Academy Homecoming Court includes (front, left to right) senior maids Chloe Richardson, Sandy Rhea Tackett,  Belle Sanders; (back) Beth Upchurch, sophomore maid; Skylar Hodges, seventh grade maid; Mallory McCrory; ninth...

Homecoming for a high school student is an exciting time – a week of festivities, the annual parade, the crowning of the queen, and the big game.  For An’Darius Coffey, the freshman quarterback for Winona High School, this homecoming meant so...

Four years ago, Angela Britton of Poplar Creek went through two of the toughest times of her life -- the loss of her dad and dealing with her own personal battle with breast cancer. Four years later, she said she is “a tough old broad.”

Winona senior MyCala Helms has been named to the North Team for the Mississippi Association of Coaches All Star Slow Pitch Softball game that will be played on October 27, 2018, at Newton County High School.

After two straight losses, Carroll Academy Coach Bo Milton was wondering how his team would bounce back.

The Rebels answered all of Milton’s questions.

Another Friday night, another Winona victory. The Tigers dominated from start to finish in improving to 8-0 with a 51-0 victory over Kemper County.

Fight with faith in God


My friend is a big man, and he told me this story, in so many words.

My friend said he and three of his buddies went to Florida for a vacation. “I kept getting looks from people,” he said. “They moved away from me and said, ‘Man, you are big!’  They were scared of me.”

Wading Zilpher Creek


In the back roads in and around the Hesterville and Carmack communities runs a little creek, really just a little stream called Zilpher Creek.  All the trees and brambles have grown up on each side as far as the  little bit of water moves over the rocks covered in green moss and the sticks and skeletons of long-dead small wood animals. 

Crowning moment

Belle Sanders, second from left, was crowned Carroll Academy’s Most Beautiful 2018 Saturday.  Also pictured is Katie Teal, Savannah Correro, CA Most Beautiful 2017; and Graycen Wiltshire. See next week’s The Conservative for all the beauties from Carroll Academy’s Beauty Revue.

Reading Rewards

First, second, and third grade students from Winona Christian School who met their Accelerated Reading goal for the second nine weeks were rewarded with a trip to the movies at Plaza Cinema in Grenada.


Doors Close

The Walmart sign was painted over Tuesday afternoon prior to its final 7 p.m. closing that evening.  Earlier this month, Walmart’s corporate office announced the Winona store, opened in 1979, would close permanently.  Eighty-five employees were affected by the closing as well as the residents of the city and surrounding communities.  



Billy Ray Philley, Jr. 56, of Grenada, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at... READ MORE