Month: December 2014

Ag values set to top $7B for third year

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set in…

Louisville Community Blood Drive at Walmart

From press reports Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive in Louisville on Sunday, January 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the Walmart in Louisville. All donors will receive…

Chaney stresses caution with fireworks

JACKSON – For Mississippians planning to host New Year’s Parties or head out to a restaurant or club to ring in 2015, Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney stresses caution in celebrating in order to have…

New Year: Brock’s friend and author—Mrs. Christy Jordan

My friend Christy Jordan from Alabama is one of my favorite foodie friends, and I wanted you to all know that these are all recipes that I have enjoyed since dreaming about them for weeks and weeks, especially the fruitcake…

Sixteen EMCC Lions have already signed with four-year schools

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal SCOOBA — The evidence of just how deep East Mississippi Community College’s football roster was this season revealed itself earlier this month when 16 Lions signed four-year scholarships on the first day junior college…

Deer have antlers, not horns

By James L. Cummins Special to The Journal In many deer camps throughout Mississippi, it is not uncommon to hear someone refer to a white-tail buck’s headgear as “horns.” In reality, those “horns” are actually antlers. Horns are made of…

USDA seeks public comment on new environmental quality incentives program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014…

Landscape suggestions given for showy bark

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists In winter, garden features such as bark come into their own. If showy bark is missing in your landscape choose from these suggestions and add some winter interest to your yard.…

News of the Past – 12/31/14

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal. 100 Years Ago – January 1, 1915 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth of Attala county visited their son, W. J.…