Category: News

State Fire Marshal stresses greater need for smoke alarms

Jackson – There is one glaring fact that cannot be overlooked from an early morning house fire in Starkville, MS on February 3. Had there not been a working smoke alarm in the home, the Mississippi State University campus would … Read more

Chamber of Commerce seeks Man and Woman of Year nominations


The Partnership/ Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. The Chamber of Commerce/Main Street is once again asking you to seriously consider nominations for Man and Woman of … Read more

Rep. Hood gives legislative update

Rep. Joey Hood

The Mississippi House of Representatives convened on January 5, 2016. Philip Gunn was re-elected Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives without opposition. During the month of January, the House addressed two (2) election contests that were … Read more

Brock’s Best: Casseroles, Cakes & Cobblers

I enjoy all these different recipes that I receive each week, and I have received two very recently. One recipe came from Mrs. Helen Partridge, who, in my opinion, bakes the best sourdough bread in Winston County! She provided me … Read more

Extension Office to host Arbor Day celebration Feb. 12

From staff

The Winston County Extension Office will host an Arbor Day celebration Feb. 12 that will help residents recognize the importance of trees in our community.

The celebration, under the direction of Extension Agent Mike Skipper, will be held … Read more

Tree giveaway to be held in Louisville on February 26

LOUISVILLE, Miss.—The City of Louisville has partnered with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the National Arbor Day Foundation to offer the Mississippi Tree Recovery Campaign, in response to the tornado that hit the city on April 28, 2014. The tree … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors – 02/10/2016

Carolyn Mills provides a view from the community.

We have an excellent Library in Winston County and many patrons come from other counties to make use of it. Recently, at a garden club meeting, one of the members was overheard … Read more

Calendar of Events – 02/10/2016

AARP tax aide
AARP Tax Aide will be providing FREE Income Tax Return Services at the Winston County Library during the Income Tax Season. We will be available on Wednesdays beginning February 3rd, from 9 AM until 2 PM. We … Read more

News of the Past – 02/10/2016

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

100 Years Ago –February 11, 1916
( This edition was not available for review on microfilm .)

75 Years Read more

Honor rolls

Mississippi State University Fall 2015 Graduation/President’s/Dean’s lists
Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for … Read more