Month: March 2017

New police offers take oath in February

From staff reports Three new police officers were sworn on February 7 prior to the first February monthly Louisville Board of Aldermen meeting. Glenda Sherrod, Dylan Alford, and Steffan McCall were all sworn in by Mayor Will Hill. The three…

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level in more than 15 years  

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2% in February, which was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in January 2017.  The February rate is the lowest level of unemployment in Mississippi since May 2001.  The February…

Winston splits division pair with Leake

By  Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Winston Academy dropped a back-and-forth contest with division rival Leake Academy last Tuesday, but the Patriots rebounded to take a come-from-behind win over the Rebels in Louisville on Thursday. Winston also blanked Columbus…

Calendar of Events

Get Checked, Be Healthy workshop to be held The Family Center will host a workshop called “Get Checked, Be Healthy.” March is “Health Awareness” month at the Family Center. The Free Health Fair is opened to the public and will…

Volunteer Starkville seeks service records for 2017 Volunteer Awards Banquet

Volunteer Starkville and the MSU Maroon Volunteer Center co-host an Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet during April as part of our National Volunteer Week festivities and celebration of service in our community. Each year, we recognize individuals and groups for their…

East Central Tennis teams rebound from losses to sweep Holmes

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams rebounded from losses to nationally ranked Meridian teams earlier in the week to sweep Holmes Community College by identical 9-0 scores in matches played Friday, March 24, at the new…

Lady Warriors blank West Lowndes

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Nanih Waiya’s fast-pitch softball team had just one contest scheduled last week. But the Lady Warriors made the most of that opportunity. Kaylee Gregory threw a two-hit shutout and Madison Alford led a…

Lady Wildcats snap seven-game losing streak

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   The Louisville Lady Wildcats snapped a seven-game losing streak last week, beating 4-4A foe Leake Central 14-3 on Thursday. The lady Wildcats started the week with a 7-2 loss to Caledonia and finished…

MSU women reach NCAA Final Four

For the Mississippi State women’s basketball team, the music continues to play and the Bulldogs continue to dance. Behind an NCAA Tournament school-record 41 points from Morgan William, No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset No. 1 seed Baylor 94-85 in…

Lady Tigers pick up first division win of season

By Robbie Robertson Winston County Journal   The Noxapater Lady Tigers grabbed their first division win of the season last week, beating West Lowndes 20-8. In other action last week, the Lady Tigers lost 9-1 to Sebastopol and 11-10 to…