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Two bills introduced to make school board elected

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

JACKSON – Two bills have been introduced, one in the House of Representatives and one in the Mississippi Senate, to amend the current school consolidation legislation that created the Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District.  The bills propose amending the makeup of the district’s board of trustees to be made up of all elected members, v






Lady Stars take dramatic win over Lee

The Winona Christian Lady Stars opened the Class AAA North State Tournament with a thrilling 50-48 win over Clarksdale Lee last week to secure a spot in this week’s Class AAA Tournament.

The Lady Stars then lost two straight, falling 48-29 to Central Holmes and 42-36 to Kirk Academy to finish fourth in the tournament.


Focus should always be kids

By AMANDA SEXTON-FERGUSON,

Currently, two bills have been introduced in the Mississippi Legislature that aim to change the current makeup of the Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School Board of Trustees.  Currently, the board is made up of two members elected from outside the corporate city limits of Winona and three members appointed by the Winona Board of Aldermen.  The



Fellowship

The Winona Police Department hosted Coffee with Cops yesterday morning at Honest Abe’s Donuts in Winona.  Citizens were invited to get to know their local law enforcement officers from the Winona Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, troopers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and Mont



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Body found in canal in Stewart

Two local fishermen discovered a body in a canal off the Big Black River in the Stewart area.

According to Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Tompkins, the body of Jimmy Threadgill, 53, was found floating in the water the afternoon of January 29, 2020.  Montgomery County Coroner Allan Pratt pronounced Threadgill dead at the scene.




A story about George

As part of a lesson on illustrators, Dee Hazelwood’s third grade students from Winona Christian School wrote a story about George ,the dog of Eupora, a quite famous dog around his hometown that even has his own Facebook page, Where’s George?

George can be found most days visiting local businesses in Eupora.




Dennis Warren Musgrove

Dennis Warren Musgrove, 57, died on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born on May 26, 1962 in Vaiden, to the late Jack and Evelyn Barrett Musgrove. Dennis was of the Baptist faith and was a carpenter.



Hal Johnston

Hal Johnston passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 98, joining his beloved wife, Helen Johnston. Born in Carrollton, MS on March 9, 1921, he enjoyed a

successful career in banking working for many years at the Capital Street branch of Sunburst Bank.


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Meet the TIgers

The Winona High School cheerleaders get the crowd on their feet at Monday night’s Meet the Tigers, held at Tiger Stadium.  Pictured are (from left) Cristina Seals, Mason Boyette, Tyra Weathersby, Lana Branch, and Haylan White.




Meet the Stars

The Winona Christian cheerleaders show their Star Spirit at Tuesday’s Meet the Stars event, held in the school’s gymnasium.  Pictured are (from left) Carlyn White, Swayze Marquerdt, Lennie Kate Wood, and  K.K. Mullins.


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Orvlie Hunt

Funeral services for Orvlie Hunt of Weir were held on Saturday, June 15, 2017, at First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir, with Rev. Lyndon Geeter officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery in Weir.










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Obituaries

Jimmie Donald Orr of Vaiden, 84, passed away at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson on Sunday,... READ MORE