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USS John C. Stennis CVN74 Deploys with former resident
Electronics Tech 3rd Class Alice New paints a mural on a door aboard the USS John C. Stennis. She attended Grace Christian School in Louisville.

Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis … Read more

Drayer holds open house


Drayer Physical Therapy Institute held a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Winston County Chamber of Commerce for new outpatient center in Louisville.

This is the 19th in that state for the group. The business is open weekdays, the center … Read more

Lady Warriors take big win over arch-rival Lady Tigers

Photos by Trenton Steele
#12 Kiera Phillips maneuvers her way through traffic

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya girls continued to play well last week, picking up region wins over Leake County and Noxapater.

Ashlie Thames tossed in 23 points for the Lady Warriors in the 61-33 win over … Read more

Library visit

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Mrs. Patti Johnson’s eleventh and twelfth grade English classes visited the Winston County Library the second week of January to work on research papers.… Read more

Three Nanih Waiya standouts sign athletic scholarships

Three Nanih Waiya Attendance Center students made steps towards continuing their sports careers on the college level as they signed scholarships to play for East Central Community College in Fall 2016. 
Nanih Waiya softball players Marlee Parkes and Mackenzie Johnson both signed letters of intent to play for ECCC during a signing ceremony held in the Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Library on January 15. 
Both Parkes and Johnson signed their scholarships with parents and Nanih Waiya Softball Coach Ron Swart in attendance. Johnson’s parents are Lee & Marla Johnson. Parkes’ parents are Luke & Tammy Parkes. 
Nanih Waiya baseball player Wyatt Ball also signed a letter of intent to play for the school in the upcoming Fall semester. Ball signed his letter with parents Will and J.J. Ball and Nanih Waiya Baseball Coach Tyler Rogers.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Three Nanih Waiya athletes — two fast-pitch softball players and one baseball standout — signed with East Central Community College on Friday.

Signing with the Lady Warriors, one of the premier junior college softball … Read more

ECCC Surgical Technology Graduates

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These students recently completed the 12-month surgical technology program at East Central Community College in Decatur. The special group was honored at the program’s annual pinning ceremony held Thursday, … Read more

Warriors take solid hoops win over rival Noxapater

Photos by Trenton Steele
No. 23 Matt Smith rebounds and adds two

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya boys basketball team bounced back from a 66-59 road loss to Leake County earlier in the week to post a 63-43 region win over rival Noxapater on Friday night.

Nanih Waiya … Read more

Lady Warriors face SA in Mid-Mississippi Challenge Saturday

Photos by Trenton Steele
#34 Madelyn Wilkes & #22 Margretta Bridgeman provide defense against Nanih Waiya's #10 Marlee Parkes

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Jounrnal

ACKERMAN — Some of the best high school girls basketball teams in the state of Mississippi are set to converge at Ty Cobb Gymnasium on the campus of Choctaw County High School in Ackerman … Read more

The Annual Carr Reunion held

George/Hazel Carr Family
Front row, left to right: Angelia Taylor, Patricia Gauntt, Dorothy Taylor, Camille Carr. Second row, left to right: Amy Gauntt, Lena Dawkins, Luke Dawkins in Lena’s arms, Joshua Gauntt, with head down, Alayna Gauntt, Emma Gauntt, Clark Dawkins. Back row, left to right: Graydon Carruth, John Gauntt, J.C. Gauntt, Patrick Gauntt, Nicole Gauntt, Chris Green, guest of Nicole, George Gauntt. George Gauntt, and daughters, Alayna, Emma and son Joshua live in Georgetown, IN. All the others reside in Noxubee County.


Last summer the descendants of Robert Lafayette and Annie Mae Ingram Carr held their annual Carr Reunion.

The one pictured first Maxine Carr Hurt, the sole surviving member of the children of Bob and Annie Mae Carr.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 01/20/2016

Hiding bad news
The federal government has this irritating habit of releasing bad news late on Friday afternoons. Its thinking, apparently, is that unfavorable disclosures will be, if not overlooked, at least downplayed because journalists and other watchdogs will … Read more