Month: March 2014

‘Real Women Rise’ book signing set for March 29

Coats' book

By Gwen Sisson

With a passion to empower women for better future relationships, Louisville native Angie Coats will share her first book, “Real Women Rise,” at the Winston County Library March 29.

The special book signing event will be… Read more

Four siblings from Winston County show great longevity

Sister and brother, Eichleberger and McDonald

By Gwen Sisson

The McDonalds believe a love of God and good genes plays a key role in their longevity, as the four remaining Winston County siblings have lived well into their 90s.

Major Jewel McDonald, 98; Ozola McDonald Eichelberger, … Read more

‘Growling at cancer’


Hunter Rogers is a 4 year old Winston County native who loves his big brother Brayden, dinosaurs, and Superman.

Kathy Johnson and Hanna McCain met … Read more

REPM hears from CrimeStoppers, visits LMSD

McMullan speaks to the REPM group during the early March meeting

From staff reports 

The Winston County Crime Stoppers met with the Retired Education Personnel of MS on March 6 at City Hall.  Speakers were Tom Bush, President of the Winston County Crime Stoppers and… Read more

Rotary Book Buddies make reading fun

Rotarian Dow Thomas reads to students at Fair.

By Gwen Sisson

Whether it was, “A Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss or “Miss Spider’s Tea Party,” Book Buddies from the Rotary Club of Louisville have a great time reading a book to local school children.

Rotarians recently … Read more

Mississippi Nature Conservancy celebrates 25th anniversary

Littlejohn speaking to the Louisville Rotary Club

By Gwen Sisson

Celebrating their 25th anniversary as a chapter in Mississippi, the Nature Conservancy has a rich history of working hard to help preserve the natural habitats that the state is well-known for.

Alex Littlejohn, Associate … Read more

ECCC Collegians to present Spring Concert

Pictured are (front row, from left) Zach Peden (saxophone) of Philadelphia, Adrian Tucker (trumpet) of Philadelphia, Anna Girling (trombone) of Carthage, Joseph Aulds (drums) of Decatur, Matt Mason (auxiliary percussion) of Union, Malcolm McBride (keyboard)of Auburn, Ala., Houston Martin (bass) of Chunky and Joey Holdiness (guitar) of Philadelphia; (second row, from left) director/guitarist Chas Evans, Kendall Wilcher (technician) of Carthage, Kara Miller (vocals) of Decatur, Krissy Winstead (vocals) of Philadelphia, Jake Wilbourne (vocals) of Forest, Claire Griffin (vocals) of Decatur and Clay Holdiness (technician) of Nanih Waiya; and (back row, from left) Cody Smith (lead technician) of Carthage, Chandler Smith (technician) of Philadelphia, Taylor Gressett (vocals) of Chunky, Jeremy Collins (technician) of Forest, Ryan Godwin (vocals) of Newton, Patrick Embry (technician) of Hickory and Ryan Packer (technician) and Acea Ange (technician), both of Decatur. Not pictured are Macy Seale (vocals) of Philadelphia, Ben Avera (technician) of Hickory and Matt Graham (trumpet) of Lake. (EC Photo)

From press reports

East Central Community College’s rock-n-roll band, “The Collegians,” will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31 in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.  There is… Read more

TAG students get chance to step back into history at Vicksburg

7th and 8th grade TAG students walking through a tunnel built during the Battle for Vicksburg by Union soldiers trying to get to the Confederate soldiers on top of the hill.


On February 24, 2014, the 7th and 8th grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) students from Eiland Middle School took a step back into history when they traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi. The first stop was the Mississippi River and Levee … Read more

Library aims to help community thrive

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Beth Edwards, Branch Librarian

Libraries and literacy go hand in hand. At the Winston County Library our goal is to provide resources that allow our patrons and our community to THRIVE through literacy:

Teaching and supporting basic … Read more