Meet the Staff:
AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON, editor/publisher
Amanda began her career in journalism when she joined the editorial staff of The Southaven Press in 1999, being named editor shortly after. Eventually, Amanda ventured into non-profit public relations, directing communications for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South in Memphis, Tenn., for several years. With ink in her blood, Amanda returned to the newspaper field – becoming the editor and publisher of Montgomery Publishing and relocating to Winona. Amanda manages every aspect of the newspaper office, as well as reporting news from Carroll and Montgomery counties, advertising sales, and graphic design. Amanda and her husband, Keith, live in Carrollton with their son, Dean; dog, Don Juan; and cat, Deadline.
WANDA ROCHE', advertising consultant
Wanda Roche’ has worked in the newspaper industry since 1989. She attended Grenada High School through 1978 and furthered her education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and at the Associated Press Institute in Washington, D.C. Active in the community, Wanda is the chairman of the Grenada Lake Association’s Thunder on Water festival, was an ambassador for the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Grenada Lion’s Club.
SHONDA MLITON, advertising consultant
Shonda Milton is a native of Winnfield, La. She received a degree in journalism, public relations from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. She also teaches journalism and music at Carroll Academy and owns The Flora News, a free, monthly publication in Madison County. She and her husband, Bo, live in Carrollton with their three children, Georgia Lee, Mary Jordan and Andie Holliday.
LAINA JENNINGS, Graphic Designer
TINA GATLIN, Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Circulation and Classifieds Clerk