Category: News

DSU inks Cooley to new four-year agreement

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Delta State University director of athletics Ronnie Mayers announced Monday, Dec. 14 that the school and head football coach Todd Cooley have reached an agreement on a new four-year contract effective Dec. 15, 2015. Cooley has led … Read more

Lady Warriors bounce back from loss to even score

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

After opening the week with a 53-48 loss to East Webster, the Lady Warriors responded to that defeat in a positive manner two days later, taking a 55-39 win over the Lady Wolverines in … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors

Carolyn Mills,
Provides a weekly view from the

A couple of weeks ago Friends of Legion State Park held the annual tree trimming party in the lovely historic Lodge. Harry Tabor, president of FLSP welcomed the group, several new … Read more

Jail Docket – 12/16/2015

Jail Docket 12/1 to 12/13
Deneka Jernigan, L-16 B. Gladney, Disorderly Conduct/Failure to Comply, Resisting Arrest, L-16 B. Gladney
Dustin Sullivan, 9/9/74, WM, MDOC Pritchett, CMDOC, Parole Violation
Ricky Lofton, 5/16/72, WM, W-13 Holdiness, WSO, old fines/hold for … Read more

Calendar of Events

New Dean Park Hours
The Dean Park Commissioners have set new hours for opening and closing of the park with the change of seasons.  The park will now be open from 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM, effective as of November … Read more

Red Cross receives donation


By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The Lebanon District Baptist Association in Lexington and local Red Cross members came together recently to make a donation to the Southeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Southeast MS Chapter Executive … Read more

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 – December 17 , 1915
LOUISVILLE: Mr. W. H. Curry was taken seriously ill at Newton a … Read more

GCS visits the library


Gina Roberson’s 6th grade English class from Grace Christian School recently visited the Winston County Library to gather material for a research project.  They were: (front row, l-r) Hunter Lee Smith, Bonner Brownlee, Isaac Barrett, Hagan Halfacre; (back row, l-r) … Read more

ECCC PTK Inductees

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Twenty-one East Central Community College students were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, during fall ceremonies held on the Decatur campus. Inductees and their respective hometowns include (front row, … Read more

Winston County Master Gardeners’ Holiday Feast held

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By Elmetra Patterson

Winston County Master Gardeners Association (WCMGA) held its Holiday Feast with over 30 members, staff of the Extension Service and guest on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the Extension Service Office. Christmas gifts were exchanged that were … Read more