Month: August 2017

Lady Patriots split four in season-opening tourney

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Winston Academy split four contests in the season-opening Winona Christian Invitational fast-pitch softball tournament last Saturday. The Patriots started the day with a 2-0 loss to Central Holmes, which won all four of…

Hire a pro for best floral value

By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale MSU Extension Service   MISSISSIPPI STATE — Many couples look for ways to reduce wedding costs, but cutting out a professional florist should not be an option. Lynette McDougald, an instructor in plant and soil…

Qualifies for National

Jake Kight Qualifies for National Championship Jake Kight, a junior at Nanih Waiya High School, has qualified to play in the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship. This 4 day event will be held at Annandale Golf Club in Madison,…

MSDH encourages all parents to immunize

With the start of a new school year just weeks away, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or…

Jobless Rate Increases to 6.9 percent

From Staff Reports   Winston County’s unemployment rate increased from 6.0 percent in May 2017 to 6.9 percent in June. The county’s jobless rate went up from May but is a full percentage point lower than in June 2016, when…

ABC agents make one arrest in Winston County

On July 26, 2017, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents alongside Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) agents executed a search warrant at the residence of James Patterson, at 234 Red Patterson Rd. McCool, MS. During the search, agents discovered an illegal…

Education Notes

University of Mississippi Honor Rolls Undergraduate students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74 will be listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll; those who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00 will be listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. To be…

Warriors to face five new opponents in 2017

By Rocky Higginbotham Winston County Journal   Nanih Waiya’s football schedule has been largely the same over the past four seasons, but there will be five new opponents on the slate in 2017. In fact, Warrior fans won’t have to…