Monthly Archives: October 2013

Thinking about the history of a community

Hanna McCain As I was re-reading through Ms. Nannie Maude Reynolds and Mrs. Betty Suttle’s book The First Hundred Years: A History of Noxapater I was very flattered to find that my sisters and I were named “pillars of the…

First Nanih Waiya Fall Fest planned

From press reports   The Friends of Nanih Waiya Community Park would like to welcome everyone to attend their First Annual Nanih Waiya Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19 on Middleton Road in the Nanih Waiya Community. The Festival will…

‘Learn to read’ ministry program planned

From press reports   Mountain Top Ministries is now registering for the “Learn to Read Program”. The program is designed to assist adults with the fundamental reading skills that can assist them with the day to day functions of life.…

Man loses appeal in capital murder

From press reports   The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a post-conviction petition filed by J.C. Higginbotham who wanted a new trial on grounds that his guilty plea was involuntary. Higginbotham was one of four people arrested…

Smith Family, Choctaw Books preserved history

By Ken Strachan Columnist   I recently made my last visit to what is an institution here in Mississippi as far as history is concerned, Choctaw Books in Jackson. The bookstore, which began as a private library of former U.S.…

ECCC plans Military Appreciation Night Oct. 24

East Central Community College is honoring all military veterans during activities scheduled Thursday, October 24, 2013, when the Warriors host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the season finale. All military veterans and their families will be admitted free to…

Wildcats host Aberdeen in Region 4-3A showdown

By Austin Bishop The Winston County Journal   The Louisville High School Wildcats aren’t hiding from anybody these days. Most educated prep football observors recognize LHS as the team to beat in MHSAA Class 3A this season and the Wildcats…