Category: News

East Mississippi Community College awards 375 diplomas to summer and fall graduates

East Mississippi Community College awarded 375 associate’s degrees and vocational certificates during two graduation ceremonies held Dec. 11 to honor its summer and fall graduates. The first ceremony, at 2 p.m., included graduates from EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus, Columbus Air…

New circuit judge named by the Governor for Winston, others

From Press Reports Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed George Mitchell Jr. of Eupora as Circuit Court Judge for the 5th Circuit Court District, which includes Webster, Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery and Winston counties.

WA Patriots take road win over Newton Academy

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal The Winston Academy Patriots improved to 3-9 on the season with a 48-41 win over homestanding Newton County Academy on Thursday. WA jumped out to an 18-6 first-quarter lead and was up 32-14 at…

Governor Bryant names new MEMA Director

Gov. Phil Bryant has named Col. Lee Smithson as incoming Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Current MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham is retiring effective Jan. 31 and Col. Smithson will begin on Feb. 1. He is…

Residents keeping tax dollars within the community

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal As the City of Louisville continues making strides in its recovery process following the April 2014 storms, many residents are assisting that process by keeping their tax dollars within the community. The Mississippi…

Lady Wildcats take hoops win over Choctaw County

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal The Louisville High School girls basketball team opened last week’s play with a 63-55 win over visiting Choctaw County on Tuesday, before falling to West Point 79-57 on Friday. LHS is off until the…

News of the Past – 12/23/2015

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 24 , 1915 LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Blackwood on the 18th, a…