Month: December 2014

Calvary Apostolic Church in Louisville rebuilding

From staff reports When the F-4 tornado came through Winston County, Calvary Apostolic Church on Eiland Street received a destructive strike with its van landing over on Beale Street. Now, the church is being rebuilt on Beale Street adjacent to…

Poultry is No. 1 among state commodities for 20th year

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications RAYMOND — Poultry experienced some moderate increases in 2014, grabbing the No.1 spot among Mississippi’s commodities for the 20th straight year. The industry ended November with a preliminary estimated total production value of $3.1…

Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

20 states raise minimum wage Editorial by Jack Ryan With an evenly divided government in Washington in 2015 — President Obama is a Democrat, and Republicans will control both houses of Congress — the political stalemate on the minimum wage…

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans…

Prep basketball returns in full force in January

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal It didn’t take long for prep basketball in the area to return to the hardwood following Christmas break, as the Patriots and Lady Patriots of Winston Academy have been taking part in the Kirk…

Palmer Home selected charity for SMR

From press reports Sturgis, Mississippi – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in August 2014 selected Palmer Home for Children as its benefitting charity. Palmer Home received the donation check for $7,182.90 on December 12, 2014. “We try to keep our…

Sports Schedules – 12/31/14

FRIDAY, JAN. 2 Prep Basketball TBA — Kirk Invitational Tournament (Winston Academy entered) TBA — Sam Dale Tournament (Kemper County entered) Men’s College Basketball 7 p.m. — Florida State at Mis

Memories of our County – 12/31/14

Nannie Maude Reynolds shares memories and thoughts about Winston County’s past. Featherbeds Someone mentioned the other day that nothing is free. Someone somewhere had to sacrifice for every good thing we enjoy. I began to think about that statement and…

Calendar of Events – 12/31/14

Family Center to host workshop The Family Center will host a Common Core workshop for parents with children in grades Pre-K through 6th Grade from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. January 15. Penny Hill will be the presenter. Louisville/Winston County Excel…