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WONA NEWS



PARADE WINNERS

Rain, Sleet, nor Snow can keep your mail from being delivered. So the saying goes. Monday night Christmas Parade had the same slogan with the rain and cold weather throughout the day. The Winona Christmas Parade looked dismal, but the high spirits from all the chili cook out participants that braved the cold rainy weather all day long made it just a little bit more bearable. It gave the parade some hope. The parade ended up taking shape,but due to the weather it caused the cancellation of the pre-parade activities. The parade itself was a go. It's just to hard to reschedule an event as big as the Christmas Parade. So many of the participants with other commitments just had to go with what the weather gives you. So the parade went and the people came out right at parade time. They fill the streets and gave the Winona Christmas Parade some hope. The rain gave way and the Cartoon Christmas Parade was on. The floats was the best I've seen in a while. Great job to all the floats. The first place winner went to Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital with A Charlie Brown's Christmas. The second place went to Headquarters Salon with Who-ville. The third place winner was the Smurfs Christmas by Pleasant Hill Church. Fourth place went to Spongebob's Christmas for Jesus. The Winona Elementary School carried Patrick House “The Biggest Looser” as Grand Marshall. Thanks to Patrick House for coming by and participating in this years Christmas Parade. The judges had a very very hard time scoring the floats according to, Anna Austin a Montgomery County 4-H agent. Thanks to the judges, Jan Walton from Grenada 4-H, Melissa Morgan from Copiah 4-H, and Jennifer Williams Webster County 4-H. The chili cook off winner this year first place went to Bubba Bond and Melissa Ziggler. Second place went to DCPS and the third place went to Do Daddy and James. Thanks to all the chili cookers. A special thanks to Bebe Hemphill and his wife, and the entire parade committee. You came through in some really bad weather conditions. Like the saying goes “THE SHOW MUST GO ON”!

In basketball action WHS Lady Tigers beat a good Ackerman team Tuesday night 62-61 with, Desiree Harris scoring a career high of 38 points. The Tigers boys bulldozed the Indians 74-29 with a mercy rule in effect throughout the fourth quarter. In soccer the girls and boys traveled to Grenada and took on the Grenada Chargers. The girls lost 7-0 and the boys went into a shoot out and they won 4-2.



RAIN OR SHINE, THE PARADE WILL GO ON
Despite a bleak forecast, the Winona Christmas Parade will go on tonight as planned.  The festivities get underway around noonwith the chili cookoff.  Cookoff judging is at 6.  Patrick House, winner of NBC's "Biggest Loser" is the Grand Marshal for the parade.  Weather permitting, there will be fireworks display downtown following the parade.


BANK BREAK IN SUSPECT HAS HEARING

Brandon Willis of Carroll ton was bound over to the action of the grand jury in Winona City Court. Willis is charged in connection with the November 9th break in at the Renasant Bank in Winona. Captain Tommy Bibbs testified yesterday the bank manager arrived at work the morning of the 9th to find the back door had been jimmied. The perpetrator thought he had disabled the surveillance camera but it still recorded images. Captain Bibbs said they show a black male wearing all in black with the exception of a brown knit cap. Bibbs said immediately recognized the suspect in the video as Brandon Willis.

Cash drawers were pried open inside the bank, and the ATM machine was damaged. The only thing the suspect managed to take was coins, including one dollar gold pieces. Before lunch the same day, Kwik Way Liquors contacted police to report someone had used gold pieces there. Police identified Brandon Willis from Kwik Way's video, wearing a brown knit cap. On November 16th, Chief Hargrove received a tip that Willis was at a Grenada grocery store. The tip proved to be accurate and Willis was arrested.

Judge Donald Bond did find there was sufficient evidence to bind him over to the grand jury. Willis was out on bond on charges in Carroll County, therefore; the judge revoked that bond. No bond was set on the Montgomery County charges.

There was one felony in Montgomery County Justice Court. Chivan Thompson of Duck Hill had a burglary charge reduced to trespassing. He pled guilty to the trespassing charge and was assessed fines and court costs.

Tomorrow most Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. The WONA offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday. We here at WONA hope you have a happy and safe holiday.






CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

Volunteers were hard at work yesterday putting up Christmas decorations on the square in Kilmichael. Visiting the Kilmichael Town Square during the holidays has been a local tradition for many families for most of the last thirty years or so. This year, it didn't look like it was going to happen at all. Many of the people responsible for it in the past simply were not able to do it this year. One of them, Sally Woods, said she tells herself every year she's not going to do it. But, last week, when it really looked like the decorations on the square really weren't going to happen, she just couldn't stand it. Sally, and a handful of other volunteers got busy and went to work. In addition to lack of willing workers, funding is a real problem, too. There is only about $600 in the account, Ms. Woods said, and the most expensive part of the decorations, fake snow, hasn't been bought yet.

According to Ms. Woods, tee shirts are being sold to help fund Kilmichael Christmas activities. If you'd like to order shirts, or if you'd like to help with the decorations on the Square, the contact person is Tracey Woods. She can be reached at the Bank of Kilmichael at 262-7844. This year's theme for the square is “Maybe Christmas....perhaps means, a little bit more”, a line from Dr. Suess's, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

The plan is for the decorating to be complete this week and the official lighting ceremony is after the 8th annual Kilmichael Christmas Parade on December 3rd. The parade begins at 4pm. Entry forms can be picked up at Kilmichael City Hall, phone number 262-4242.

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Volunteers hard at work on the Kilmichael Square

Winona's Christmas parade is set for Monday, November 28th at 7pm. The theme is “A Cartoon Christmas”. The day bets underway with the annual Chili cook off at 12. Judging is at 6pm. The parade starts at 7. For more information, contact B.B. Hemphill at 283-4565.

In other local news, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting today at 6pm at the Montgomery County House for their regular second meeting of the month.



FIRE DAMAGES APARTMENT

A Winona man is homeless after a fire yesterday at the apartments known as Beck's, located at 604 North Applegate St. Winona Fire chief James, Smitty, Smith said Dennis Williams was at work when a passerby called the EOC to report the fire. The fire report said Williams thinks he may have left the stove on. The fire was contained to Williams' apartment, but the building's other residents were evacuated for a time. 2 fire trucks responded to the fire, along with 4 full time firefighters and 6 volunteers. Fire Department personal was on the scene for approximately one and a half hours. A separate apartment building on the property burned in January of this year. The property is currently owned by Mike Rozier.

In local sports, it's the MAIS Class A North Half Championship Class A game for the Winona Christian School Stars tonight. The Stars face Tri-County in tonight's third round game. The Stars finished the regular season 9-1. Their only loss; Tri-County, who only bested the Stars by 3 points October 21. Tonight, Tri-County has the home field advantage, once again. The winner of tonight's game will go on to face the winner of the South Half Championship game between Riverfield Christian and Cenla Academy. The championship ship game will be played next Friday at Millsaps College. WONA wishes the Stars the very best of luck in tonight's game.

In local basketball, the Winona Christian School Stars play Kirk tomorrow at Kirk at 2:00. Tonight, Winona High School Tigers face Montgomery County High School in the J.Z. George tournament at 4 and 5:30 and the Jaguars face Pillow at 7 and 8:30. Tomorrow's schedule is Winona and J.Z. George at 6 & 7:30 and Montgomery County and Pillow and 3 & 4:30.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs face Arkansas tomorrow. Airtime on WONA is 12:30.



BANK BREAK IN SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Winona police have already made an arrest in last week's break in at the Renasant Bank. The bank manager found the back door damaged when she arrived at work last Wednesday morning. The surveillance camera was also damaged, but police were still able to get a look at the suspects face. A tip lead police to Brandon Willis of Carrollton. Chief of Police, Johnny Hargrove said, Willis was in Grenada at the time of his arrest.

Not only was the back door of the bank damaged, several interior doors were damaged, along with the ATM machine, apparently in an attempt to get cash. The only thing the suspect or suspects managed to take was about $100 in coins and some of that has been recovered.

In other local news, the State Department of Health reported earlier this week that Mississippi has the second highest number of diagnosed adult diabetes in the nation. According to Dr. Mary Curier, state epidemiologist more than 270,000 residents live with Type II diabetes and another 24,000 have per-diabetes and are considered high risk for developing full blown diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that results in blood sugar being too high. It's controllable, but more importantly, it's preventable. The medical community believes public awareness can increase the chance that Mississippians will get medical advise before they develop diabetes and the complications of the disease.

In local sports, the J.Z. George High School basketball tournament starting today. The Lady Tigers play the Pillow Academy girls this evening at 4 and the boys take on Pillow at 5:30. The Montgomery County Hornets take on the J.Z. Jags tonight at 7 and 8:30.

This afternoon the Winona Christian School Stars basketball teams play Humphreys Acadamy at Winona Christian School at 4:00 pm.







NEW ALDERMAN SWORN IN

Kelvin Winbush newly elected alderman for Ward 3 in Winona was sworn in yesterday just before the city board meeting. In other City news, Street Department Manager, Andy McCorkle reported the County and wants to remove rubbish behind City barn. McCorkle estimates this will save the the City between $5,000 and $6,000 in fuel and labor. The board is currently looking for a permanent solution for rubbish disposal.

City Attorney Ray Baum gave the Board his suggestion for an amended burn ordinance. The current ordinance states if anyone within 50 yards of a fire complains, the fire must be extinguished.

The proposed amendment changes that to within 200 yards of the fire. It would not affect agricultural use. It also stipulated there must have been rainfall within last 72 hours before citizens can burn yard debris. Residents would only be permitted to burn yard debris during non windy conditions. The board took the matter under advisement

The board decided to table a adopting the annexation ordinance. The board voted to purchase a Freightliner brush truck with a knuckle boom mower from Pac Mac for $103,901. There was a lengthy discussion concerning the award of a bid for a tractor to use with a separately purchased mower. Winona Tractor has the lowest bid for the tractor, however; it was decided to change the specs to include the mower as part of the package.

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Kelvin Winbush sworn in by City Attorney Ray Baum

 

In other local news, Ozell Small was bound over to the Grand Jury on felony domestic violence charges in Winona City Court yesterday. The Judge set bond at $10,000 and it is conditional that Small have no contract with the alleged victim and have good behavior. There were no felonies in Montgomery County Justice Court.

In local sports, the Winona High School Football season may be over, but there is more football left to be coached by Tiger Head coach Ken Chandler. Chandler was selected to be the defensive coordinator for the Alabama/Mississippi All Star Game. The game is December 10 in Montgomery Alabama. Coach Chandler says he believes he is the first Winona coach to have this honor since the its inception in 1988. Two Winona players, Wesley Beardain and Chief Brown, have represented Mississippi in this game.





TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 51

A two vehicle accident on Highway 51 in Winona sent a Grenada woman to UMC with injuries Sunday morning. Trooper Tony Dunn, of the Mississippi Highway Patrol reports 24 year old Stephanie Kendle was southbound on Highway 51 when she crossed into the northbound lane near Dixie Roofing. Her vehicle struck a 1993 pick up driven by 55 year old Robert Blackmon of Lexington. Mr. Blackmon, who was wearing a seat belt. Ms. Kendle was airlifted to UMC but Trooper Dunn said her injuries did not appear to be life threatening. It is not known if she was wearing a seat belt. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

22 year old Malcolm Jamal Melton of West was sentenced to life in prison last week after he pled guilty  to the November 2010 murder of 65 Jimmy Sanders of West. Melton was charged with three felony counts, I Conspiracy to commit murder. II, Kidnapping, III Capital Murder. He was sentenced to life in prison on the Capital murder charge, 30 years on the kidnapping charge and to 5 years on the conspiracy charge. The sentences on the kidnapping and conspiracy charges are to run concurrently with the life sentence. Melton's partner in the crime, twenty nine year old Erick Jermaine Ellis also received a life sentence without parole for his part in the crime.

John Bennett, Chief for the Duck Hill Volunteer Fire Department said it while the cause of Saturdays fire has not been determined, it appears the fire that destroyed 3 buildings started toward the front of the center building. The fire wasn't discovered until it broke through the roof. The flames damaged cable and phone lines, and according the Chief Bennett, that hampered volunteer firefighter's response time. Two of the buildings contained T's Antiques and Gifts and the third, on the north end, was a mini storage facility.



FIRE DESTROYS DUCK HILL BUSINESS

A fire destroyed several buildings along Highway 51 in Duck Hill Saturday morning. The a 911 was was received at the Montgomery County EOC at 8:30 am. Duck Hill Fire Chief John Bennett could not be reached for comment, but Winona Assistant Fire chief Ronnie Huffman said two buildings and a mini storage were destroyed. WONA will have more on this story in a later newscast.

A phone scammer from Jamaica met his match last week when he contacted a local couple and told them they'd won 1.8 million dollars. The couple didn't fall for the scam but kept the thief on the phone for thirty minutes trying to get as much information from him as possible to pass on to authorities. The man asked them to go to western union and put $500 in an account in order to get the first $10,000 of their supposed 1.8 million. He also told them he'd need their checking account numbers. He said he would meet them at western union with a film crew. When the couple told them they would have the sheriff with them for security, he balked, saying he would provide security.

Luckily, this local couple didn't fall for it. Even though it's virtually impossible for authorities to do anything about it, they did want other residents in the area to be aware of the danger. There is no sweepstakes or contest. These people are just trying to get you to put money in an account they can steal. They also want your account numbers so they can devise ways to drain your money out of your accounts. No matter what they tell you, and they can be convincing, it is NOT real. And they prey on older people. Your best bet if anyone calls you to notify you you've won a contest is to get their information and call your local authorities. DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING ACCOUNT NUMBERS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

The playoffs are over for the Winona High School Tigers after Friday's 21-30 defeat in Water Valley and the Carroll Academy Rebels were eliminated by Marshall Academy, 34-33 in double overtime. The Winona Christian School Stars are 3rd round bound after defeating Tunica Academy 27-19. The Stars face Tri-State Academy, the only team the Stars lost to in regular season play. The Stars lost that game by just 3 points, 25-22 October 21st. The winner of Friday nights game will advance to the MAIS Class A State Championship Game against the winner of the Riverfield Academy/Cenla Christian game.

In local basketball, the Winona Christian School Stars are at home tonight against Immanual School. The schedule says it's an away game, but according to WCS office personnel, the Stars are at home. Games begin at 4pm.



CAR CHASE SUSPECT BOUND OVER

Kendrick Snow of West was bound over to the grand jury in Winona City Court yesterday. There were no felonies in Montgomery Justice Court yesterday. He was charged with felony evading and assault on a police officer. On October 20, Winona Police officers were conducting a routine driver's license checkpoint on on North Central Street when an officer observed a vehicle pull over and stop before getting to the checkpoint. When approached by officers, the driver turned the car around and headed up Highway 82 at a high rate of speed. Three separate patrol cars gave chase and the suspect lost control as he tried to exit onto the southbound ramp of Interstate 55, ending up heading west in the east bound lane of 82. It didn't take him long to cross the median back to the correct side of the highway, but in the process, his car struck the patrol car driven by Officer Mike Herring. The collision stopped the suspect but also caused more than $3000 in damage to the Winona police car. Officer Herring testified yesterday the suspect thought he was driving with a suspended license for a DUI. That turned out not to be the case. Judge Bond bound Snow over to the grand jury and set his bond at $10000 on each charge for a total of $20000.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has no leads on a break in that took place nearly a month ago on Highway 413 near Kilmichael. Sheriff Bubba Nix said the thieves gained entry through an unlocked back door. They took several guns including a revolver, a rifle and a muzzle loader, a 32 inch television set and DVD player, and a year old case of beer. If you have any information that could lead to an arrest in this case, you will receive a cash reward by contacting the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, at 888-672-8477, that's 888-672-tips. Crime Stoppers doesn't want your name, just your information.

In election news, Montgomery County Circuit Clerk, Lanelle Martin reported late yesterday afternoon the Mississippi Secretary of State's office had certified Tuesday's election.

In local high school football playoff action, it's Winona High School vs. Water Valley tonight for round two of the MSHAA 3A playoffs. The Tigers play at Water Valley. Game time is 7pm and airtime on WONA FM 95.1 is about 6:45.

The Winona Christian School Stars travel to Tunica for round two of the MSAIS Class A playoff's. Carroll Academy heads to Marshall Academy for Class AA Round Two. Kickoff is at 7pm for both.

Mississippi State faces the Alabama Crimson Tide tomorrow. Airtime on WONA 95.1 is 4:30.

The University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns play for the Sunbelt Conference Championship against Arkansas St. tomorrow. Former Tiger Harry Peoples has 47 catches for 592 yards going into tomorrow’s game. Game time is 2pm and it is available of ESPN3, according to the ESPN website.

The Murray State Racers take on Austin Peay tomorrow. The Racers are 5-4, with Winona's Sam Small leading the defense with 89 tackles on the year.



BREAK IN AT BANK

The Renasant Bank in Winona was broken into apparently sometime early Wednesday. Winona Police chief Johnny Hargrove reports the bank manger arrived at work Wednesday to find the back door had been jimmied. Security cameras at the bank were disabled sometime between 4:00 and 4:30 am. Bank curtains were pulled shut by the perpetrators in an apparent effort to hide their movements from anyone outside. In addition to the back door being damaged, police discovered several doors inside the bank had been damaged along with the ATM, apparently in an unsuccessful attempt to get to cash. Some coins were taken, but Chief Hargrove says they have already been recovered. No arrests have been made in connection with this break in.

There are close to 8,200 registered voters in Carroll County and nearly 62% of them voted in Tuesday's election. Election results from Carroll County were certified by mid afternoon yesterday. Right at 54 percent of the 7,692 registered voters in Montgomery County cast ballots. The final counts can be seen on the WONA website at www.hawg95.com.

In local sports, the Winona High School basketball teams head to West Oktibbeha. Games begin at 5.

 


***MONTGOMERY COUNTY TOTALS  INCLUDE ABSENTEE AND AFFIDAVIT BALLOTS BUT ARE NOT CERTIFIED***
 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY                
TOTAL
      
            MONTGOMERY COUNTY          
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR    
     STATE AUDITOR         
                       
 Bryant                                                       
2513             
                         
Pickering                                                               
2627
 DuPree 1600
  Norwood   978
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
 Reeves 2854
   Fitch 2337
 Shill   809
   Moran 1585
       O'Hara   109
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2353
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1302
   Gill 1920
       Hyde-Smith 2003
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
     Toole    85
Adams
1619
     
Presley
2395
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
       Chaney 2432
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
     Fondren 1498
 Minor 1624
   Washer    95
 Tagert 2390
     
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 1709
      Moore 1189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   MONTGOMERY COUNTY                  TOTAL      
MONTGOMERY COUNTY           TOTAL
 CIRCUIT CLERK         
   JUSTICE COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 2
 
Hall                                                            
1771                                      
Bailey                                                                   
1114                  
Martin 2259
  Bamberg 1264
         
 CORONER      INITIATIVE 26
 
Oliver 2238   Yes 1701
Woods 1826
   No 2242
         
 SHERIFF      INITIATIVE 27
 
Nix 2897
  Yes
2359
Williams
1020
  No 1618
Bevis   165
     
       INITIATIVE 31
 
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1
    Yes
3020
McGee
 737
   No   997
Vaughn  156      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2
       
 Middleton  306      
 Ware  625      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 5
       
 Forrest  480      
 Henley  248      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***CARROLL COUNTY TOTALS ARE CERTIFIED AND FINAL***

 

CARROLL COUNTY       
TOTAL               CARROLLCOUNTY           
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR  
 STATE AUDITOR
 
Bryant                                                  
3358           
  Pickering                                                                
3463
DuPree                                                        
1357             
                       
Norwood                                                               
 813                        
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
Reeves 3683
   Fitch 3084
Hill  641
   Moran 1340
      O'Hara  135
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2426
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1858
  Gill 1685
      H yde-Smith 2736
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
    Toole   114
Adams
2546
     
Presley
2004
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
      Chaney 3268
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
    Fondren 1184
Minor 1579
  Washer   102
Tagert 2970      
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 3344
      Moore 1269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

               CARROLL COUNTY                
TOTAL        
               CARROLL COUNTY          
TOTAL
    SUPERINTENDENT OF ED
    CONSTABLE NORTHERN  
Ferguson                                                     
3259      
                       
Holman                                                             
1633                    
Wilkes
1291
  Jennings
  948
         
 TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR
     SCHOOL BOARD BEAT 2
 
Mann 3893
  Malone                                                                   
  246
Shute II
  779
  Strong
  381
      Wiggins
  289
SUPERVISOR BEAT 2
       
Ashmore
 578
   INITIATIVE 26
 
Wiggins
 404   Yes
2187
 
    No
2310
SUPERVISOR BEAT 3
       
Shute
  129
   INITIATIVE 27
 
Tackett
  454   Yes
3274
Coward
  513   No
1259
         
 SUPERVISOR BEAT 4     INITIATIVE 31
 
Fluker
  584
  Yes
3445
Blackmon
  217
  No
1127
Walker
    82
     
         
 JUSTICE COURT NORTHERN
       
Avant 1540
     
Clements
  511      
Sanders
  559
     

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



ELECTION RESULTS

***MONTGOMERY COUNTY TOTALS  INCLUDE ABSENTEE AND AFFIDAVIT BALLOTS BUT ARE NOT CERTIFIED***
 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY                
TOTAL
      
            MONTGOMERY COUNTY          
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR    
     STATE AUDITOR         
                       
 Bryant                                                       
2513             
                         
Pickering                                                               
2627
 DuPree 1600
  Norwood   978
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
 Reeves 2854
   Fitch 2337
 Shill   809
   Moran 1585
       O'Hara   109
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2353
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1302
   Gill 1920
       Hyde-Smith 2003
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
     Toole    85
Adams
1619
     
Presley
2395
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
       Chaney 2432
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
     Fondren 1498
 Minor 1624
   Washer    95
 Tagert 2390
     
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 1709
      Moore 1189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   MONTGOMERY COUNTY                  TOTAL      
MONTGOMERY COUNTY           TOTAL
 CIRCUIT CLERK         
   JUSTICE COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 2
 
Hall                                                            
1771                                      
Bailey                                                                   
1114                  
Martin 2259
  Bamberg 1264
         
 CORONER      INITIATIVE 26
 
Oliver 2238   Yes 1701
Woods 1826
   No 2242
         
 SHERIFF      INITIATIVE 27
 
Nix 2897
  Yes
2359
Williams
1020
  No 1618
Bevis   165
     
       INITIATIVE 31
 
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1
    Yes
3020
McGee
 737
   No   997
Vaughn  156      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2
       
 Middleton  306      
 Ware  625      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 5
       
 Forrest  480      
 Henley  248      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***CARROLL COUNTY TOTALS ARE CERTIFIED AND FINAL***

 

CARROLL COUNTY       
TOTAL               CARROLLCOUNTY           
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR  
 STATE AUDITOR
 
Bryant                                                  
3358           
  Pickering                                                                
3463
DuPree                                                        
1357             
                       
Norwood                                                               
 813                        
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
Reeves 3683
   Fitch 3084
Hill  641
   Moran 1340
      O'Hara  135
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2426
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1858
  Gill 1685
      H yde-Smith 2736
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
    Toole   114
Adams
2546
     
Presley
2004
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
      Chaney 3268
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
    Fondren 1184
Minor 1579
  Washer   102
Tagert 2970      
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 3344
      Moore 1269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

               CARROLL COUNTY                
TOTAL        
               CARROLL COUNTY          
TOTAL
    SUPERINTENDENT OF ED
    CONSTABLE NORTHERN  
Ferguson                                                     
3259      
                       
Holman                                                             
1633                    
Wilkes
1291
  Jennings
  948
         
 TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR
     SCHOOL BOARD BEAT 2
 
Mann 3893
  Malone                                                                   
  246
Shute II
  779
  Strong
  381
      Wiggins
  289
SUPERVISOR BEAT 2
       
Ashmore
 578
   INITIATIVE 26
 
Wiggins
 404   Yes
2187
 
    No
2310
SUPERVISOR BEAT 3
       
Shute
  129
   INITIATIVE 27
 
Tackett
  454   Yes
3274
Coward
  513   No
1259
         
 SUPERVISOR BEAT 4     INITIATIVE 31
 
Fluker
  584
  Yes
3445
Blackmon
  217
  No
1127
Walker
    82
     
         
 JUSTICE COURT NORTHERN
       
Avant 1540
     
Clements
  511      
Sanders
  559
     

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  



UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

***MONTGOMERY COUNTY TOTALS  DO NOT  INCLUDE ABSENTEE OR AFFIDAVIT BALLOTS***
 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY                
TOTAL
      
            MONTGOMERY COUNTY          
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR    
     STATE AUDITOR         
                       
 Bryant                                                       
2267              
                         
Pickering                                                               
2361
 DuPree 1477
  Norwood   889
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
 Reeves 2571
   Fitch 2112
 Shill   741
   Moran 1428
       O'Hara   105
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2353
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1302
   Gill 1736
       Hyde-Smith 1806
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
     Toole    80
Adams
1493
     
Presley
2135
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
       Chaney 2198
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
     Fondren 1351
 Minor 1465
   Washer    88
 Tagert 2161
     
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 1516
      Moore 1094

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   MONTGOMERY COUNTY                  TOTAL      
MONTGOMERY COUNTY           TOTAL
 CIRCUIT CLERK         
   JUSTICE COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 2
 
Hall                                                            
1632                                      
Bailey                                                                   
1004                  
Martin 2003
  Bamberg 1148
         
 CORONER      INITIATIVE 26
 
Oliver 2015   Yes 1506
Woods 1656
   No 2068
         
 SHERIFF      INITIATIVE 27
 
Nix 2599
  Yes
2130
Williams
  957
  No 1476
Bevis   152
     
       INITIATIVE 31
 
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1
    Yes
2735
McGee
 660
   No   903
Vaughn  144      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2
       
 Middleton  282      
 Ware  559      
         
 SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 5
       
 Forrest  444      
 Henley  230      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***CARROLL COUNTY TOTALS INCLUDE AFFIDAVIT AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS***
 

CARROLL COUNTY       
TOTAL               CARROLLCOUNTY           
TOTAL
 GOVERNOR  
 STATE AUDITOR
 
Bryant                                                  
3115           
  Pickering                                                                
2219
DuPree                                                        
1253             
                       
Norwood                                                               
 749                        
         
 LT. GOVERNOR
     STATE TREASURER
 
Reeves 3426
   Fitch 2867
Hill  580
   Moran 1234
      O'Hara  125
ATTORNEY GENERAL        
Hood 2426
   COMM. OF AGRICULTURE
 
Simpson
1858
  Gill 1555
      H yde-Smith 2558
PUBLIC SERVICE COMM. NORTH
    Toole   106
Adams
2404
     
Presley
1806
   COMM. OF INSURANCE
 
      Chaney 3052
 TRANSPORTATION COMM. NORTH
    Fondren 1081
Minor 1455
  Washer    92
Tagert 2755      
        STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 14
 
      Chassaniol 3104
      Moore 1170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

               CARROLL COUNTY                
TOTAL        
               CARROLL COUNTY          
TOTAL
    SUPERINTENDENT OF ED
    CONSTABLE NORTHERN  
Ferguson                                                     
3014                
                       
Holman                                                             
1528                    
Wilkes
1198
  Jennings
  896
         
 TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR
     SCHOOL BOARD BEAT 2
 
Mann 1863
  Malone
  227
Shute II
 314
  Strong
  353
      Wiggins
  273
SUPERVISOR BEAT 2
       
Ashmore
 522
   INITIATIVE 26
 
Wiggins
 394   Yes
1989
 
    No
2186
SUPERVISOR BEAT 3
       
Shute
  121
   INITIATIVE 27
 
Tackett
  430   Yes
3053
Coward
  481   No
1055
         
 SUPERVISOR BEAT 4     INITIATIVE 31
 
Fluker
  546
  Yes
3203
Blackmon
  186
  No
1044
Walker
   74
     
         
 JUSTICE COURT NORTHERN
       
Avant 1438
     
Clements
 486
     
Sanders
 529
     

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ***NONE OF THE TOTALS LISTED ABOVE ARE CERTIFIED***

 



ELECTION TOMORROW

The Mississippi General election is tomorrow. Voters will vote for state offices as well as county political offices. There are also three statewide measures on the ballot for Mississippians to consider; Initiative 26 which asks should the term “person” be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or equivalent thereof. Initiative 27 asks voters if the Mississippi Constitution should be amended to require a person to submit government issued identification in order to vote. Initiative 31 asks voters to decide if government should be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons.

Local polls are open for voting from 7am until 7pm. WONA will have live election results as soon as they are available.

In other local news, MEMA wants Mississippians to be aware of the first nationwide Emergency Alert System test that will take place at 1pm Wednesday, November 9th . The test was originally scheduled to last for 3 minutes, but has been amended to 30 seconds. Listeners will be advised that it is a test at the beginning of the broadcast. During the test, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and satellite programming will be interrupted, including that on WONA.

Emergency Alert tests are conducted in Mississippi regularly on TV and radio stations, but this test will take over all radio stations and TV channels in the United States for 30 seconds. The Test will orginiate at the White House and it's being conducted by FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission, and NOAA weather as part of ongoing efforts to keep the nation safe during emergencies of all kinds. If you'd like more information of the national wide EAS test, visit http://www.fema.gov/eastest/.

In local high school football playoff action, the Winona Tigers defeated the Ripley Tigers in a hard fought 35-21 game. Winona goes on to Round 2 of the playoffs this Friday against Water Valley in Water Valley.

The Winona Christian School Stars handily defeated Bayou Academy Friday night 44-0 and will face Tunica for Round 2.







CELEBRITY GRAND MARSHAL FOR WINONA

Winona Christmas Parade organizers announced yesterday the Grand Marshal for this year's event is Patrick House, the 2010 winner of NBC's Biggest Loser. Patrick, a Brandon, Mississippi native, lost 181 pounds to win that contest. He is now a motivational speaker and focuses on fighting childhood obesity. He will speak at the Winona Elementary school and Winona Secondary School earlier in the day on November 28th before leading the Winona Christmas Parade. For more information on the Winona Christmas Parade, contact B.B. Hemphill at 283-4565.

Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour at 2am Sunday!

It's football Friday and three area teams begin their quest for a state title. The Winona High School Tigers take on Ripley. The Tigers have the home field advantage as the number 2 team in Region 2. Ripley is the number 3 team in Region 1.

The winner of tonight's game will go on to face the winner of the Water Valley/Leflore game next Friday night. Tune into WONA FM 95.1 tomorrow night at 6:45 to catch the radio broadcast. Due to restrictions in the MSHAA, there will be no live Tigervision broadcasts of the Winona High School playoff games. Game time is 7pm and according to WHS Athletic Director Wayne Gaines, the MSHAA has set a $7 ticket price for the playoff games.

The Winona Christian School Stars head into the playoff's tonight as the number 2 seed and play at home.  There is a change to the Stars' game, though.  Instead of playing Deer Creek School, the Stars will take on Bayou Academy.  Game time is 7pm.

The Carroll Academy Rebels are the North Wild Card team in the MAIS Class Aand face Leake Academy at Leake Academy.

WONA wants to wish all local teams good luck and safe travels in post season play.

In college football, the Mississippi State Bulldogs take of Tennessee Martin in Starkville. Kick-off is 6:30 with a WONA FM 95.1 airtime of 4:30.

Winona native, Harry Peoples has played in 8 games so far this year for the Lousiana Ragin Cajuns and has racked up up 42 catches for 526 yards. The Cajuns face Louisiana-Monroe tomorrow in Lafayette. Game time is 2:30. The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 2:30. It is available on Direct TV Channel 791 for those with gameday plan.

The Cajuns are second in SunBelt Conference play, behind Arkansas State. But with a 7 and 2 overall record, are bowl eligible.

The Murray State Racers take on Tennessee Tech tomorrow at 1:30. Sam Small of Winona plays middle linebacker for Murray State and leads the team in tackles. The Racers are 4 and 4.







RESIDENTS SPEAK TO BOARD ABOUT BURN BAN

The Winona City Board invited citizens to attend an open meeting prior to Monday night's board meeting to discuss a proposed ban on outdoor burning. Alderman Mickey Austin brought up the idea of a new ordinance at the October 18th City Board meeting, saying he has received numerous complaints about smoke that results from residents burning leaves. But, Tuesday night, the only citizens that came to the public meeting were opposed to such a ban. The board took the matter under advisement until further research can be done.

In other City of Winona news, the annexation process officially got underway Tuesday night. The City plans to annex approximately 60 acres of land located along the interstate. All of the proposed acreage is south of the Highway 82/Interstate 55 overpass, with the larger portion on the east side of 55. There is a small section on the west side of 55 included in the annexation. Alderman Travis Johnson made the motion to authorize City Attorney Ray Baum to prepare an annexation ordinance. The vote was unanimous.

Winona Police Chief Johnny Hargrove reported $12,925 cash in fines collected and $3003 in work program collections. Of that, $6,018 went back to the state for assessments. Last month, Winona officers wrote 5 DUI citations, 4 seat belt violations and 1 child restraint violation, in addition to speeding tickets. Chief Hargrove also reports the receipt of 4 new laptop computers from the Justice Assistance Grant Program.

The Special Election for Alderman in Ward 3, Winona has been certified, according to City Clerk, June Smith. Kelvin Winbush won that election with 103 votes to Carl E. Smith's 20. Winbush will take office November 15th. He replaces Alderman Charles Shelton, who passed away in September after a brief illness. Shelton represented the citizens of Ward 3 as alderman for over twenty years.

The Federal Communications Commission, most commonly known as the FCC will conduct the first ever nationwide Emergency Alert System test of November 9 at 1pm. The test is to asses the reliability and effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems for radio and television stations among other service providers that participate in the EAS system. WONA is one of those participants. This test will allow the FCC and FEMA to see how well the nationwide system works and determine what, if any improvements are needed. This test is different from the weekly and monthly tests we have come to recognize. This test will originate from the White House and will last for three minutes. It will look and sound exactly like a true emergency alert; although at the beginning, it will have the “this is only a test” line.

In addition to the nationwide EAS test, the Mississippi Highway Patrol will test their statewide equipment on November 7th at 2:45pm.








SUSPECT BOUND OVER TO GRAND JURY

17 year old Dillon Markel Seals of Winona appeared before Montgomery County Justice Court Judge, Donald Bond yesterday for the probable cause hearing on capital murder charges. Seals is accused of murdering 41 year old Roy Sanders of Duck Hill. Sanders' body was found the morning of October 17 lying several yards off Graysport Road. Seals was taken into custody October 19 after an extensive manhunt.

The only person to take the stand in yesterday's hearing was Montgomery County Deputy Calvin Young, Jr. Young testified that based on the investigation and a statement from Seals, it appears on Sunday, October 16th, Sanders was taking Seals to a brother's Pontotoc home. When they arrived, the brother was not home and Seals refused to get out. Sanders then decided to bring Seals back to Winona to his mother's home. Seals allegedly refused to get out there, as well. Some sort of altercation began and Sanders was killed at the Convenience Corner on Jackson Street in Winona. His body was dumped on Graysport Road, then Seals headed to Grenada in Sander's car. The car was found in Grenada later Sunday night. Deputy Young said the murder weapon was a knife that has not been recovered, to his knowledge. Sander's wallet has not been found, either.

Capital murder charges apply when a killing is done in while the perpetrator is engaged in another felony, in this case the alleged taking of Sander's car and his cell phone. Judge Bond did find there was probable cause that a crime had been committed, that it was committed in Montgomery County and that there was enough evidence presented at the hearing the charge Dillon Markel Seals with the crime. Seals was bound over to the action of the grand jury and no bond was set. Seals faces other felony charges related to this case in Grenada, as well.

In other local news, the results of Winona's special election for alderman in Ward 3 aren't certified yet, the with only 6 affidavit votes left to count, Kelvin Winbush has the majority of votes needed to win the election. Winbush had 98 votes to Carl E. Smith's 19. The election is expected to be certified today. Winbush will be sworn in at the November 15th board meeting.

An early morning fire caused heavy damage at the Winona Dental Clinic, located at 1612 Highway 51 North in Winona. Fire chief James Smith said the fire was reported about 4am. Smith said the lab on the west end of the clinic was heavily damaged. Two trucks responded to the scene, with a total of 8 firefighters. Approximately 5,000 gallons of water were used to put out the fire. Fire department personnel remained on the scene for 2 hours. No one was injured as a result of the blaze.



WARD THREE SPECIAL ELECTION TODAY

According to Trooper Tony Dunn, Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened in the Sunday morning accident that claimed the lives of three young men. Dunn said what they do know is that a northbound 2009 Infinity left the road at the Vaiden overpass on Interstate 55 just before 8:30am. Based on yesterdays investigation, it is now believed the car hit the guardrail on the left lane, then left the road between the north and southbound bridges, ending up on its roof on Highway 35 below. Eighteen year old Samuel Kelly was driving, Nineteen year old Bryant Wilbanks was the front passenger and Charles Kelly was the rear passenger. Officer Dunn said drugs or alcohol were not considered to be factors in the accident. He said an accident re-constructionist would be on scene today or tomorrow to try to figure out what happened. Officer Dunn asked if anyone saw the accident to please contact him at the Mississippi Highway Patrol office. That number is 662-453-4515. No one reported witnessing the accident, but if anyone did and could possibly shed some light on the cause, it could give the families of the young men some closure. Although the driver,Samuel Kelly, and one of his passengers, Charles Kelly share the same last name, according to Dunn, the two were not related.

Carroll County coroner, Ken Strachan said all three victims were killed on impact. He confirmed at least two of the victims were wearing seat belts. He also commented that on the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 a very similar accident caused a fatality at the same location on I-55.

Winona Ward Three voters should head to the poll today to cast a ballot for their choice for Alderman. Long time City alderman, Charles Shelton passed away after a brief illness in September. Only Ward Three voters may vote in today's election and the poll is at the Winona-Montgomery County Library.

In local sports, with a 20-16 win over MS Palmer this past Friday night, the Winona Tigers hung on to their second place District spot. The Tigers will face Ripley, the Region Four, third place team in round one of the playoffs this Friday night. The second place spot means a home game for the Tigers. The Tigers ended their regular season with a 7 and 4 overall record, 4 and 1 in District play.

The Winona Christian School defeated Humphrey's Academy 46-6 Friday and head to the playoff's as the Number 2 team. The Stars will play Deer Creek School in Winona this Friday. The Stars finished a 9 and 1 district record and just 1 loss in District Play.

Carroll Academy defeated Indianola Academy 36 to 32 and head into the playoffs as a wild card. The Rebels face Leake Academy for Round One.

Montgomery County fell to Drew Friday and ended their season with a 3 and 8 record. The J.Z. George Jaguars defeated Williams Sullivan 42-0, ending with a disappointing 1-10 record.




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