News

News of the past

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – May 1, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Bennett are the proud possessors of a fine … Read more

The Day the Yankees came to town: 1863

By Frances King Woodruff
Winston Guards 2643
Louisville, Mississippi

Winston County and its county seat of Louisville had sent away her husbands and sons to fight in the War Between the States at Shiloh, in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and at … Read more

Lives spared; homes not

By Hanna McCain
The Winston County Journal

Winston County was hit hard Monday afternoon when tornadoes and storms touched down and obliterated the parts of the county.  Winston Medical Center, Natron Wood Products (the old Georgia Pacific building), and about … Read more

Rescue and recovery efforts still underway

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

Winston County residents are in a state of shock as they try to recover from a storm system that created deadly tornadoes that killed at least 9 persons, damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, … Read more

Winston Medical Center damaged by tornado

Joseph McCain/Staff
Emergency personnel work to evacuate the hospital.

From staff and press reports

The Winston Medical Center in Louisville had 37 patients transferred to various hospitals due to storms damaging the facility on the evening of April 28.
The facility was completely evacuated before the storm. In the … Read more

Book signing set for May 3

Hanna McCain with her new cookbook, Products of Grandma Hanna's Skillet

From staff reports

Noxapater native, Hanna McCain, recently published her first book, Products of Grandma Hanna’s Skillet which is a compilation of her family’s recipes that have been passed down through several generations.
McCain was raised in Noxapater and she … Read more

Fifth Annual Antiques and Collectibles Show set

Scenes from previous events

From press reports

Exhibitor display spaces are still available for the fifth annual Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale May 24 at First United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi. A wide variety of antiques and collectibles will be shown and … Read more

MSU sending personnel, equipment to aid local community

Mississippi State University Campus Operations and Extension Service personnel departed today [April 29] for the town of Louisville in neighboring Winston County to assist in clean-up efforts after tornadoes ravaged the area on Monday. Here, MSU Vice President for Campus Services Amy Tuck gives some final instructions to crew members and staff who are equipped with generators, chain saws and other maintenance supplies to aid in recovery.
Photo by: Beth Wynn

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Responding to a request for assistance from the town of Louisville, Mississippi State University sent MSU personnel and equipment to help in the clean-up of the neighboring community after it took a direct hit from tornadoes that ravaged central … Read more

Maben Home and Garden Club visits Louisville

Maben HOme and Garden club meeting April 007

The Gallivanting Gals of the Maben Home and Garden Club galloped on out of town, down MS Hwy 15 South, all the way to Louisville to the almost famous Market Café for lunch for the April meeting. Even though the … Read more