News

SNAP benefits planned for storm victims 

Residents in the 12 counties affected by the April 27 – 29, 2014 severe weather, and who are not current SNAP recipients, can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 … Read more

Insurance challenges remain an obstacle

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The Winston County tornado’s path is littered with debris, but the biggest obstacles may not be visible on the property.
Insured property owners need to understand their policy requirements before moving debris … Read more

County residents warned of fraudulent contractors

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County residents need to protect themselves from another wave of tornado damage: fraudulent contractors.
Homeowners and landowners are anxious to get recovery efforts underway. Families may be displaced until repairs are … Read more

Avoid falling victim to a disaster scam

Volunteers active in disasters do not invoice for work

Communities across Mississippi are getting a helping hand from numerous volunteer organizations that are active during disasters, but the one thing that hand will never present to anyone they help is … Read more

Calendar of events

AARP to meet

Winston County Area AARP Chapter #2859 will hold their May 14 meeting in City Hall at 11 a.m. This is the last meeting before vacation. Members are asked … Read more

Let’s be neighbors

Carolyn Mills provides a weekly view from the community.

Teresa Ingram presented STEADY ON, her voice and piano students in a recital at Pleasant Hill UMC in the Family Life Center which had been decorated by Susan Jernigan, Sharri and … Read more

Center available to help farmers

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The Winston County Extension office will host an Agriculture Disaster Recovery Center from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 15.
The Agriculture Disaster Recovery Center will provide… Read more