‘Mississippi Girl’ sings for a million on NBC


From press reports


Watch Amy Showalter, native Mississippian, compete for one million dollars on NBC’s new summer hit “The Winner Is…” on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 8pm central.

This summer, NBC’s whips up its latest summer hit “The … Read more

Sunflowers add beauty and attract doves



Johnny Gregory and his family have a 5 acres of sunflowers to brighten the landscape but have been growing the flower not for its added beauty to the landscape but for the attracting of dove. The mourning dove is … Read more

Raychal Reed prepares for Miss Hospitality Pageant

Reed at the Winston County Mural on Church Street.

From staff and press reports


Raychal Reed will be heading off to the 64th Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant on July 26-27 at the Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg to represent Winston County.

She plans to introduce all attending to … Read more

Pet of the week


Pawla is a very sweet, loving dog who has been spayed and is ready for her very own home. She is very calm and laid back. Call 662-773-8280 or 662-705-0398 to see her or any other animal at the Shelter.… Read more

Art winners

Elementary- 1st place- Waterfront by Bailey Wood

RHAA Student Art Competition 2013 winners

The Red Hills Art Association showcased another year of talented young artist with its 12th annual RHAA Student Art Competition held in April. Local young artist were awarded in May for their efforts in … Read more

BSF hosts successful marriage class

Front Row- L-R: Pastor Jerome Wilson, LaTayna Wilson, Amanda Barnes, Alvin Barnes, Bessie Collier, Alveria C. Crump, Rev. W. Bernard Crump
Back Row- L-R: Donna Poe, Mary Williams, Demetria Neal, James Neal, Rena Rogers, and Sue Danzy.

From press reports


The most recent class to complete the Building Strong Families (BSF) marriage education workshop entitled 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage was held last week at Rock Hill UM Church in Starkville, MS. The classes, free … Read more

Visitors research family history at library


The Winston County Library helps boost the local economy in many ways.  These two lovely ladies traveled 700 miles to do family research at the library.  First cousins Sue Tim (left) from Moline, IL and Donna Welty from Davenport, IA … Read more

Visiting ECCC


Madelyn Peterson (center) of Winston Academy and Lauren Peterson (right), a product of Forest High School, were among area students who attended orientation/registration activities earlier this summer at East Central Community College in Decatur. The two cousins are shown receiving … Read more