News

King named new EMA Director

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal With the retirement of Clarence Kelley as Emergency Management Agency Director, Winston County is excited to bring in William T. “Buddy” King to replace him in this position. King is looking forward to…

Law enforcement gears up for 4th

From press and staff reports For the July 4th holiday period the Mississippi Highway Patrol will have an additional 80 troopers on the roads to encourage motorists to abide by the rules of the road. Local Winston County Sheriff’s Department…

Burn ban in place to promote a safe holiday

From staff reports A no-burn order has been issued for Winston County and is in effect until July 13. Open burning, as well as the use of fireworks, is prohibited under the order. The order was issued by the Winston…

Library continues summer fun

From press reports The 5th – 11th graders Boys and Girls Club visited the Winston County Library. They learned about getting a library card and the many free services available at the library. They learned about using the Magnolia Database…

Library continues summer fun

From press reports The Winston County summer library program wounded down with a visit from The Snakeman. Terry Vandeventer thrilled children enrolled in the Summer Library Program on Tuesday, June 26 with his collection of reptiles. Children not only saw,…

Local veteran honored at WWII reunion

From press & staff reports Today is the day America celebrates its independence with the ritual of families gathering to have cookouts, parties, and as always, fireworks galore. However, the true meaning of the Fourth of July is not just…

Smart landscaping reduces wildfire risk

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications Mississippians can see footage of the West’s wildfires nearly every day, but many could be surprised to learn that their own state averages more than 600 wildfires a year. With urban sprawl infringing on…

ECCC kicks off second summer term July 9

From press reports East Central Community College will begin courses for the second summer term Monday, July 9, on the Decatur campus, announced David Case, dean of admissions, records and research. The deadline to register for the four-week session is…