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Molly Tompkins, a ninth grader at Winona High School, read Froggy’s Lemonade Stand to Mrs. Austin’s and Mrs.
There is a high-end pepper jelly glaze on the market that is divine! However, it’s expensive and sometimes hard to find.
In the 54 years he has driven a school bus in Montgomery County, William "Weedie" McChristion has seen it all -- from segregation to integration to two more consolidations.  What started as a way
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: •The Winona High School Tigers will take on the J.Z. George High School Jaguars at 7 p.m. in Winona.
Carroll Academy’s school newspaper staff prepares for the first edition of The Rebel Report for this school year.  Pictured are Emylou Hays, Madison Collett, Mary Kathryn Hill, Michael Frith, Zach

No funding increase for schools

By LAKEADRA COFFEY,

The Carroll County School Board decided not to request a $45,000 increase in ad valorem taxes that would have raised the millage .67. Now, the board is faced with a looming question, how are they going to pay for the three buses they approved and still have the funds to hire a new superintendent under the budget they approved?



Back to school events planned

By LAKEADRA COFFEY,

As summer winds down, children –and parents – anxiously await the opening of school doors and happy teachers welcoming them back for their first day of school. And as many parents prepare to shop their school’s supply list for all the needed items, there are two events, one in Duck Hill on July 27 and one happening on Aug.











A new dance

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

Renee Holman’s career in dance will take an intermission, as she focuses on her twin high school-age daughters in the coming years.  Holman announced she would retire as dance teacher at Carroll Academy, Central Holmes Christian School, and Winona Christian School recently, after spending 17 years teaching full time.


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Obituaries

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