13th annual Thanksgiving event is Thursday

From press reports

Workers are busy continuing the week’s preparations for the Winston County Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

“Everything’s going well,” said Aline Haynes, who’s one of the main organizers of the event.

The group will be preparing to feed 1,500 … Read more

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate another home

Moore receives a completition form from MDS’ Shirk.

From staff reports

The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services continues to rebuild Winston County and completed another home on Nov. 21.

Leother Moore’s home at 101 Pineywood near Armstrong Street suffered extensive damage during … Read more

Community Blood Drive is today

From press reports

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive on Wednesday, November 26, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Walmart in Louisville. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the parking lot. All donors … Read more

School Board prepares for student assessments

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees discussed upcoming student assessments, as well as furthering the education of teachers within the district during their regular meeting held on Nov. 18 at the … Read more

‘Home for Christmas’ and other events upcoming


From press and staff reports

The 17th Annual Carl Jackson “Home for Christmas” benefit concert is set for Saturday, December 14.

The event will consist of two shows with one at 4p.m. and the other following at 7 p.m. in … Read more

ECCC Warriors

(first row, from left) Emily Shoemake of Conehatta, Kimberly Harrison of Forest, Grayson Harrell of Morton, Hannah May of Little Rock, Nat Reed of Nanih Waiya, Anna Claire Webb of Noxapater, Kaylee Yates of Decatur, Jade Smith of Louisville, Keri Ann Mayfield of Union, Layne Lepard of Philadelphia, Jenny Grove of Forest, Bridgette McFarland of Philadelphia, Brittany Rawson of Forest, and Megan Robinson of Nanih Waiya; (second row, from left) Haley Pierce of Noxapater (Co-President), Jordan Alonso of Chunky, Morgan Orr of Louisville, Emily Cook of Carthage, Sydney Keith of Philadelphia, Madelon Taylor of Louisville, Amy Hall of Nanih Waiya, Madison Barnett of Noxapater, Lindsay Hedge of Forest, Kimberly Talbert of Philadelphia, Samantha Morgan of Louisville, Cara Jackson of Nanih Waiya, Savannah Alawine of Philadelphia, Kaitlin Smith and Madison Pettigrew, both of Forest; Lalah McMullan of Decatur, and Jenna Lovorn of Louisville; (third row, from left) Daniel Giles of Union, Mackenzie Gannon of Decatur, Mikayla May of Chunky, Kaitlyn Blue of Ellisville, Allison Johnson of Philadelphia, Kristen Gordy of Forest, Kaley Bufkin of Decatur, Shelly Dowell of Lena, Warner Parkes of Nanih Waiya (President), Lauren Cantey of Collinsville, Karla Higginbotham, Logan Gregory and Leslie Estes, all of Nanih Waiya; Hannah Mitchell of Meridian, and Joelie Hill and Madelyn Peterson, both of Louisville; and (top row, from left) Alana Kron of Decatur, Skylar Davidson of Morton, Chase McNair of Philadelphia, Keifer Wolfe and Anthony Emmons, both of Lake; Bryan Burton and Zach Allen, both of Louisville; Devin Skinner and Ryan Gardner, both of Philadelphia; Brady McElhenney of Union, Channing Parkes of Nanih Waiya, Ben Pace of Philadelphia, Kardarius McClendon of Lake, Carson Vanderporten of Philadelphia, Brody Richardson of Louisville, Jessica Moffett of Meridian, and Macken’z Smith of Philadelphia. Student Services staff members Lanette Hanna and Romonica Evans serve as sponsors. (EC PHOTO)

These are members of the 2014-15 East Central Community College Warrior Corps, a select group of students who assist in recruiting and serve as hosts for special events on the Decatur campus. Members and their respective hometowns include … Read more

Mullen and Freeze transform teams

Ole Miss head football coach Huge Freeze leads his Rebels onto the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. 
(Photo/The Chronicle, James Pugh)

By Charlie Smith
Emmerich Newspapers

Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze aren’t completely different.

Both head coaches were early adopters of the fast-paced, spread option offenses that now dominate college football.

Demographically, they fit the same profile: youthful family men with … Read more