By Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Editor and Publisher
The Winona Times
WINONA — Since it was formed in 1980, the E.H. Sumners Foundation has paid out more than $118 million to educate residents of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster counties.
John Sumner, retired attorney for the foundation, said the current payout for tuition for students to attend five Mississippi institutions for higher learning has reached a new milestone for the foundation.
“The foundation has been in existence for more than 40 years,” Sumner said. “This is the most [the payout] has ever been.”