News

Wildfire prevention highlighted in March

From press reports

JACKSON — The arrival of spring means outdoor chores are at the top
of the to-do list for homeowners. But outdoor burning, coupled with
the season’s weather conditions, raises the risk of wildfire for
Mississippians.

Don Bales, … Read more

The Town & Country Garden Club holds February meeting

Submitted

The Town & Country Garden Club met February 21, 2013 in the home of
Mrs. Francis Pierce with Mrs. Teresa Ellis as co-hostess.
Inspiration was given by Mrs. Elaine Thompson. Roll call was
answered and minutes approved. President Debbie … Read more

ECCC announces SkillsUSA district winners

From press reports

East Central Community College in Decatur recently hosted the
Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Approximately 185
area students participated in the annual event.

All winners advanced to state competition held in February in
Jackson. Those receiving … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors

In last week’s column, complaints were made about the fact that the
Habitat For Humanity House built in 2012 was complete but not yet
having a family move into it.

Glenda Johnson, president of the local organization, was nice enough… Read more

Area schools named as value added schools in English II

From press reports

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss— Local school from the Louisville Municipal
School District has been recognized at the recent statewide
conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public
Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added … Read more

Area schools named as Value Added Schools in Algebra

From press reports

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss— Local school from the Louisville Municipal
School District has been recognized at the recent statewide
conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public
Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added … Read more

Locals complete Let It Rip class

Building Strong Families congratulates several members of the local
Let It Rip project, who recently celebrated their completion of the
Building Strong Families (BSF), marriage education classes-8 Habits
of a Successful Marriage.

The classes are free of charge and were … Read more

Library is on the move

From press reports

The Winston County Library is part of the Mississippi Library
Partnership, bringing more than 3.1 million titles to you.

Mississippi Library Partnership member libraries include the Columbus-
Lowndes Public Library System, East Mississippi Community College
Libraries, First … Read more

New of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –March 28, 1913
Our area suffered greatly from a storm last Friday. The cyclone
reached our town about 1 o’clock Friday morning, hitting the western
side of town first, after doing considerable damage in the Rural Hill… Read more

WA student takes second in state spelling bee

From press reports

Desiree Roby, a 6th grade student from Christian Home Educators
Connection, is Mississippi’s 2013 Spelling Bee Champion.

Desiree spelled the championship word dowager in the 26th round of
the Bee and will advance to the 86th Annual … Read more