News

News of the Past

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

100 Years Ago – August 1, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Lightning demolished the east chimney of the court house last Tuesday afternoon … Read more

Rehearing denied

A Winston County man has lost his attempt to have the Mississippi County of Appeals rehear the appeal of his capital murder conviction.

J. C. Higginbotham, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for the December 2007 … Read more

Winston County Library reading program a success

The Winston County Library hosted a “Dig Into Reading” Summer Library Program each Tuesday during June 4 through and July 2 for children entering the first through sixth grades.

Children were encouraged to read throughout the summer, and the library … Read more

City leaders attend MML

From press reports

 

Elected officials of Louisville recently attended three days of training and leadership development presented at the Mississippi Municipal League’s 82nd Annual Conference at Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center.

“Strong Cities: Putting the Pieces Together” … Read more

Winston Winner

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Amanda Burdine won gift certificates and prizes from entry in the Sip and Shop held the Third thursday in Downtown Louisville in July. Merchants awarding the prizes were Market Cafe, Just Teasin, The Jewel Shoppe, Silver Goose, Something Special and … Read more

Calendar of Events

Celebration July 27

REPM meeting August 1

The Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi meeting will take place on August 1, 2013 at Louisville City Hall. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm. The speaker is Forest Thigpen, President of the … Read more

Local business owners honored at convention

The following local business owners were honored for outstanding revenue performance during SERVPRO’s 44th Annual National Convention, held June 17 – June 21 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

* Gary Rigby, Owner … Read more

WA attend cheer camp

WA Varsity cheerleaders

The Varsity Cheerleader squad at Winston Academy recentely attended camp at Mississippi State University.

They received all Superior ribbons, a trophey for all Superior, and a first place trophy in their Home Pom dance routine.

Members of the Varsity squad … Read more

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. announces new officers

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. - New Officers
L To R: Christine Waldrip, Treasurer, Elmetra Patterson, Vice President, Elder Richard Moncrief, President, 
Annie Hudson (not pictured), Financial Secretary, Macilean Jordan (not pictured), Secretary (photo by Eddie Littleton)

by Elmetra Patterson

 

On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) installed its newly elected officers at the regular monthly membership meeting. The installation was done by member, Rev. Henry Donald of Noxapater. The new officers:… Read more