Month: May 2017

Man shot after attempting to steal pistol

From press reports On May 11, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a man being shot south of Franklinton.  When deputies arrived in the area, they discovered the gunshot victim lying on the side of Highway…

Ball retains seat; Massey voted in at Ward 1 Aldermen

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal Incumbent Alderman at large Frances Ball retained her seat while new comer Drew Massey earned the Ward 1 seat in the Louisville City runoff election on May 16. Ball defeated challenger Gerald Hayes…

Local fallen officers remembered at annual service

Law enforcement officers from across the state of Mississippi honored and remembered fellow fallen officers during the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, which honors deceased officers and those killed in the line of duty on Sunday, May 21 at 2…

37th annual Red Hills Festival this weekend

From staff reports The Winston County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a great Red Hills Arts and Crafts Festival this year. The event has returned to Main Street with high hopes of involving all the downtown merchants in…

Full Winston County Journal Electronic Version 05/17/2017

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Oxford to host 43rd Old-Time Piano Playing Contest

The Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and festival will take place at the end of May in Oxford, bringing with it many ragtime enthusiasts. However, ragtime music is not the only style that will be heard. Throughout the competition styles other…

Novelists to hold library book signing  

Joe Lee, a native of Starkville and the author of seven suspense novels, will visit the Winston County Public Library on Monday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lee will sign copies of Director’s Cut (Dogwood Press, 2014)…

Unemployment rate falls

Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0% in March, which was two-tenths of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in February 2017.  The March rate is the lowest level of unemployment in Mississippi since January 2001.  The March…

ECCC Board of Trustees Approves Budget Plan to Address Reductions in State Appropriations

The East Central Community College Board of Trustees this week approved the college’s 2017-18 budget plan aimed at offsetting a $1.04 million reduction in state appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2017. The budget plan, which…

ECCC Offering Numerous Courses During Summer Online, On-Campus Terms

East Central Community College in Decatur is offering a variety of courses this summer both online and on the Decatur campus, as well as its locations in Carthage and Philadelphia. The college is offering courses during three terms: Summer Online…