Month: February 2017

Wildcats pick up two hoops tourney wins

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal The Louisville Wildcats won two of three games this past week in the Division 4-4A Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Wildcats opened up the week with a 70-51 win over Houston and…

Winston Academy Patriots begin new baseball season

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal For the first time under its new head coach, Winston Academy held a “First Pitch Banquet” to help usher in a new baseball season – welcoming legendary and former Mississippi State coach Ron Polk…

Ramsey to sign books at Winston County Library

From press and staff reports Award winning cartoon artist, Marshall Ramsey will be signing his book “Drawing the Line” at the Winston County Library on Tuesday, February 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free brown bag lunch for…

Tree giveaway set for Louisville Feb. 24

The opportunity to get a free tree sapling and some advice on planting will return with this year to Winston County. A Tree Giveaway will be held as part of the Community Tree Recovery Campaign with the Mississippi forestry commission…

Louisville Fortnightly Club holds monthly meeting

Submitted The Louisville Fortnightly Club’s January meeting, January 19, 2017 was on a dreary, rainy afternoon. But as club members entered the home of Mrs. Robert Allen, that dreariness turned into sunshine. The living area was filled with tulips, both…

Calendar of Events

Tax aide set AARP Taxaide will began e-filing tax returns at the Winston County Library, every Wednesday throughout the tax season. The time will be 9 am until 2 pm, beginning Wednesday, February 1st. Please bring your last years tax…

Nanih Waiya finds going tough in district tourney

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal Both Nanih Waiya basketball teams found the going tough in the Region 6-1A Tournament last week. The Lady Warriors saw their season come to an end with a 27-23 setback to rival Noxapater last…

A look at Ida B. Wells for Black History

By Elmetra Patterson Ida B. Wells, an educator, is chosen for this article because of the 2017 Black History Theme: The Crisis in Black Education. Since the beginning of slavery, educating slaves was adamantly opposed to by most White Southern…

Editorial roundup

Pollinators are essential for crops The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce…

Winston County native writes memoir

From staff and press reports “If it’s a boy,” Bill Strong announced to the crowded courtroom in Louisville, MS, “I’ll send up black smoke; if it’s a girl, I’ll send up white.” A few hours later, the entire town saw…