Category: News

Jail Docket – 12/16/2015

Jail Docket 12/1 to 12/13 12/1/15 Deneka Jernigan, L-16 B. Gladney, Disorderly Conduct/Failure to Comply, Resisting Arrest, L-16 B. Gladney 12/4/15 Dustin Sullivan, 9/9/74, WM, MDOC Pritchett, CMDOC, Parole Violation Ricky Lofton, 5/16/72, WM, W-13 Holdiness, WSO, old fines/hold for…

Calendar of Events

New Dean Park Hours The Dean Park Commissioners have set new hours for opening and closing of the park with the change of seasons.  The park will now be open from 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM, effective as of November 3,…

Red Cross receives donation

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal The Lebanon District Baptist Association in Lexington and local Red Cross members came together recently to make a donation to the Southeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross. Southeast MS Chapter Executive…

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 – December 17 , 1915 LOUISVILLE: Mr. W. H. Curry was taken seriously ill at Newton a…

GCS visits the library

Gina Roberson’s 6th grade English class from Grace Christian School recently visited the Winston County Library to gather material for a research project.  They were: (front row, l-r) Hunter Lee Smith, Bonner Brownlee, Isaac Barrett, Hagan Halfacre; (back row, l-r)…

ECCC PTK Inductees

Twenty-one East Central Community College students were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, during fall ceremonies held on the Decatur campus. Inductees and their respective hometowns include (front row,…

Winston County Master Gardeners’ Holiday Feast held

By Elmetra Patterson Winston County Master Gardeners Association (WCMGA) held its Holiday Feast with over 30 members, staff of the Extension Service and guest on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the Extension Service Office. Christmas gifts were exchanged that were…

Students work to give back to the community

The students in Health Sciences at Winston-Louisville Career and Technology Center have been giving back this year through their volunteer service with Sta-Home Hospice. Direct personal support by volunteers is an essential component of hospice care.  Hospice philosophy and service…

Memories of our county

Nannie Maude Reynolds shares memories and thoughts about Winston County’s past. Scraps  I have been saving scraps for a long time, thinking one day I will get around to making a quilt. As I look at my stash of scraps…

Southern Miss awards degrees at fall 2015 commencements

The University of Southern Mississippi held fall commencement exercises Dec. 11 on its Hattiesburg campus. Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees during two ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum. Gregory Favre, a renowned American media…