Category: News

ECCC to offer GED ready practice test for $1  

East Central Community College in Decatur is offering the GED Ready practice test for $1 through Oct. 31, 2015, in a special back-to-school promotion.

Ryan Clarke, director of Adult Basic Education/GED Testing at ECCC, said that students who take the … Read more

Taylor Machine Works and ECCC announce training partnership

From press reports

Taylor Machine Works, a major manufacturer of power industrial trucks located in Louisville, and East Central Community College have announced a partnership to prepare individuals for skilled jobs at the growing manufacturing company.

“Beginning November 1, 2015, … Read more

Three County Governor’s Job Fair set for Oct. 29

From press reports

Ackerman, MS —Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties in Mississippi will host a Governor’s Job Fair at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman MS, announced Adam Todd, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network.

The job fair … Read more

National Wildlife Refuge Week set for Oct. 11-17

By James L. Cummins
special to the Winston County Journal

This year National Wildlife Refuge Week will be observed during the week of October 11-17, 2015. If you have never visited a refuge before, this would be a great time … Read more

SBA offers economic injury disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Mississippi as a result of drought that … Read more

Sports Schedules – 10/07/15

THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Prep Volleyball
5:30/6:30 p.m. — New Hope at Choctaw County
Junior College Football
7 p.m. — EMCC at Holmes… Read more

Nimble Thimbles

Nimble Thimbles
By:  Barbara Pou

October 4, 2015
We seem to be getting ready for winter in our group as the quilters seem to be getting darker hues for their quilts.  On our prayer list is Faye Peoples as she … Read more

Statesmen fall in 41-37 defeat; Comeback falls short

A comeback effort by the No. 5 Delta State University Statesmen came up short, as Florida Tech held on for a 41-37 victory on Saturday at Parker Field-McCool Stadium.

The Basics:
Score:  Florida Tech 41, Delta State 37… Read more

Designation of Winston County to receive FSA disaster loan applications

– “Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Oktibbeha County Office of the Farm Service Agency,” Douglas E. Naron, FSA Farm Loan Manager, said today.

According to Mr. Naron, this authority is pursuant to Secretary Vilsack’s … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 10/07/15

Why not at least one debate?
Gov. Phil Bryant’s refusal to debate his Democratic challenger in the governor’s race may be good politics, but it’s disappointing.

Robert Gray, the truck driver who didn’t even vote for himself in the primary, … Read more