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Easter Week services set March 25-29 Winston Baptist Association Easter holy week services South Louisville Baptist Church WEDNESDAY: Rev. Charles Rook, Pastor of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” THURSDAY: Dr. Mike Smith,…

ECCC announces SkillsUSA district winners

From press reports East Central Community College in Decatur recently hosted the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Approximately 185 area students participated in the annual event. All winners advanced to state competition held in February in Jackson. Those receiving…

Let’s be Neighbors

In last week’s column, complaints were made about the fact that the Habitat For Humanity House built in 2012 was complete but not yet having a family move into it. Glenda Johnson, president of the local organization, was nice enough…

Area schools named as value added schools in English II

From press reports MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss— Local school from the Louisville Municipal School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added…

Area schools named as Value Added Schools in Algebra

From press reports MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss— Local school from the Louisville Municipal School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added…

Locals complete Let It Rip class

Building Strong Families congratulates several members of the local Let It Rip project, who recently celebrated their completion of the Building Strong Families (BSF), marriage education classes-8 Habits of a Successful Marriage. The classes are free of charge and were…

Library is on the move

From press reports The Winston County Library is part of the Mississippi Library Partnership, bringing more than 3.1 million titles to you. Mississippi Library Partnership member libraries include the Columbus- Lowndes Public Library System, East Mississippi Community College Libraries, First…

New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –March 28, 1913 Our area suffered greatly from a storm last Friday. The cyclone reached our town about 1 o’clock Friday morning, hitting the western side of town first, after doing considerable damage in the Rural Hill…

WA student takes second in state spelling bee

From press reports Desiree Roby, a 6th grade student from Christian Home Educators Connection, is Mississippi’s 2013 Spelling Bee Champion. Desiree spelled the championship word dowager in the 26th round of the Bee and will advance to the 86th Annual…