Category: News

Over half of all Mississippi babies born to unwed mothers

From press & staff reports   The 2012 Mississippi Health Department report on live births provided some disturbing trends.   55 percent of all live births are born to unmarried mothers.  The statistic provides mirrors the racial divide in Mississippi…

Editorial Roundup – 04/13/2016

What bill is Bryant reading?    If you read Gov. Phil Bryant’s explanation for signing House Bill 1523 — the controversial law that, depending on your perspective, either defends religious freedom or encourages discrimination against gays — you have to…

Are you ready for the 2016 ‘Safety Town’ event on April 23?

Are you ready, Winston County parents and young people?…..because “Safety Town” is less than two weeks away! What’s on your calendar for Saturday, April 23rd?…..because if it isn’t “Safety Town,” you could miss Winston County’s most unique children’s event of…

Aldermen receive Winston County library report

The Louisville Board of Aldermen received the Librarians’ report as well as Retail Coach and Winston Plywood during its April 5 meeting held at City Hall. The board met with Librarian Beth Edwards of the Winston County Library to receive…

Consider motivations for buying local food

By Beth Baker MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — As the movement toward buying local food continues to grow, consumers may wonder if this trend is actually benefiting the environment. A 2011 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Survey reported that consumers…

MDAH meeting focuses on Courthouse Annex

From press & staff reports   County and city leaders came together April 5 to talk about historic preservation in Winston County with a focus on the Winston County Courthouse annex.   County supervisors, city aldermen and the mayor along…

Obituaries – 04/13/2016

Ms. Vivian Dianne Morgan Ramage Anderson April 4, 2016 Funeral services for Ms. Vivian Dianne Morgan Anderson, 66, were held at John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. Rev. Mack Alford and Rev.…

Obituary – Mrs. Janet Rose Watson Collins

Janet Rose Watson Collins, 57, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home…