UMCOR pledges to match donations to WinstonStrong

The Rotary Club of Brandon held a concert to raise funds for WinstonStrong and the Crossgates Exchange Club also raised funds for WinstonStrong. The Louisville Rotary Club presented the funds to Mike Dowd of WinstonStrong. The Brandon Rotary Club raised $1,525 and the Crossgate exchange Club raised $1,000 for WinstonStrong.  The community based “Winston Strong”, a 501(c)(3) non profit recovery fund, is used for longer term rebuilding efforts across the community. Winston Strong is  established to help survivors of the EF 4 tornado with their unmet needs.  Donations are still needed for this organization to continue to help.  All donations are tax deductible and can be made through the web site: or call the office at 1-405-403-3404.

From staff and press reports

In its efforts to help Winston Strong, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will match every dollar donated to Winston Strong up to $100,000 now and until Jan. 23.

“We need these funds,” said … Read more

Volunteers mobilize to bless needy children

Crystal Ridge Baptist Church made 130 Operation Christmas Child boxes for Samaritan's Purse.

From press reports

As the community gears up for another Thanksgiving, many are expressing their gratitude by sharing their blessings with children facing poverty, disease, war and natural disaster.

For months, residents, families and groups have been filling empty shoeboxes … Read more

WCSHC’s members complete pass on event

From press reports

Winston County Self Help Cooperative membership assembled on Monday November 10, at 3:40pm at the Winston County extension office to congratulate members for completing their pass on obligations through WCSHC’s Heifer Program.

Frank Taylor, WCSHC Team Leader, … Read more

Winston Strong Volunteers repair home

By Elmetra Patterson

On Friday, November 14, 1 p.m. a home 125 Piney Wood Street in Louisville was blessed and turned over to the owner, Lucy Foster for her and family to move back in after more than 6 months.… Read more

13th annual Thanksgiving plans continue

From press reports

Plans are in process for the Thanksgiving Luncheon to be held Thanksgiving Day at South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center.

“As we begin to approach the Thanksgiving season, it brings to my mind the kindhearted and … Read more

Blocked punt sparks Nanih Waiya in win over Salem

NW offense in an earlier game in the season.

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Just when the Warriors of Nanih Waiya were needing a little spark on Friday night, Jamarlo Smith and Garrett Miles decided to deliver.

Smith broke through to block a Salem punt and Garrett … Read more

Garden speaker


Teresa Ward speaks to the Winston Garden Club’s October meeting on the topic … Read more


(seated, from left) Leah Ferguson of Philadelphia, Student Body Association; Jenna Lovorn of Louisville, Astronomy Club; Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services; Katy Ezell (vice president) of Decatur, Diamond Darlings; Zach Allen (president) of Louisville, Phi Theta Kappa and Sophomore Class; DeeJay Rolison (secretary) of Conehatta, Encore’; Dr. Billy W. Stewart, President; Kara Yates of Morton, ECCC Concert Choir; and Emily Cook of Philadelphia, Centralettes and Wo-He-Lo; (second row, from left) Bristol Buffington of Starkville, EC Art Club and EC Players; Mak Rowzee of Hickory, Cheerleading Squad; Virginia Easley of Philadelphia, Phi Beta Lambda; Warner Parkes of Louisville, Warrior Corps; Haley Pierce of Noxapater, Warrior Corps; Madison Barnett of Noxapater, The Tom-Tom; Trent Haden of Sumrall, EC Business Club; Colton Horne of Noxapater, Alpha Alpha Epsilon; Jamie Mathis of Meridian, ASNEC (Association of Student Nurses at EC); Katie Sanford of Decatur, Wall O’ Sound Band; Emily Shoemake of Conehatta, Native American Club; Lydia Wolfe of Decatur, Practical Nursing Association; Kierra Griffin of McCool, EC Surgical Technology Student Association; Kaley Bufkin of Decatur, Student Body Association; and Kodi Wright of Collinsville, Sigma Sigma Mu Tau; and (back row, from left) Tallie Johnston of Lake, Ac’cents; Houston Martin of Union, Collegians; Joshua Parker of Foxworth, Baptist Student Union; Caleb Stallings of Vossburg, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Resident Assistants; Duston Call of Union, Newman Club; Noah Corcoran of Louisville, Environmental Club; Colby Amis of Decatur, Association of Student Nurses at EC; William Milner of Lena, SkillsUSA; Sarah Freeman of Decatur, Wesley Foundation; Keona Foster of Philadelphia, Gospel Choir; Christopher Brown of Forest, Bon Appetit; and Allison Johnston of Philadelphia, Student Education Association. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Lee serve as sponsors of the President’s Council. (EC Photo)

ECCC Presidents’ Council

The above students currently serve as members of the President’s Council at East Central Community College in Decatur. The President’s Council is comprised of leaders of all campus clubs and organizations and was established to provide better … Read more

Pet of Week – 11/19/2014

Pet of week

Jodie is a sweet boxer mix who is available for adoption. She has been spayed, and her adoption fee is $20.00. She is great with the other animals in the shelter. … Read more