Category: News


Lodge with Kemp_0175

Recently, Jerry Kemp (center) of Winstonville Lodge # 277 received his pin and certificate for 50 years of membership from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.… Read more

ECCC visitors

Winston County Visitors to ECCC

Winston County Officials Visit East Central Community College

Winston County officials were special luncheon guests of the East Central Community College Board of Trustees during its June 2015 meeting on the Decatur campus. … Read more

Rotary Club busy in community

The Rotary Club of Louisville recently welcomed Adrian Marcus of Social In as their weekly speaker. Marcus explained the ins and outs of social media and how they can benefit everyone.

From staff reports

The Rotary Club of Louisville meets each week at Lake Tiak O’Khata at noon and enjoy a time of fellowship and learning.

Each week Louisville Rotarians host and enjoy outstanding programs that are informative and interesting. The … Read more

Winston County Branch NAACP elected Delegates 106th Annual National Convention

L to R: Annie Pearl Hudson, treasurer, Charles Hampton, President, Carolyn Hampton, Chairperson Women in the NAACP (WIN) (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

The Winston County Branch NAACP held its regular monthly meeting at Center Ridge MB Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 with Charles Hampton presiding. Delegates were elected to attend the 106th Annual National Convention, July 11-15, 2015, Philadelphia, PA. … Read more

A day for dad: The roots of Father’s Day

By Tresa Erickson

Picture it. It’s the early 1900s, and while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon, a young woman begins to reflect on her life. She had lost her mother in her teens and was raised by her father. … Read more

Awards FES


The Fair Elementary Special Education Class recently held an Achievement Celebration.  The teachers of this class are Miss Kay Dempsey, Mrs. Esther Coleman, and Mrs. Michele Freeman. … Read more

Ndiaye heads Outreach Center in Kosciusko


The Imani Community Outreach Center, 207 Poplar Street in Kosciusko, is a non-profit and minority owned business headed by Allie Ndiaye.

The business provides varied services including home health care, medication administration, homemaking, respite care and mental health services.… Read more

Letters to the Editor – 06/17/15

Photos provided by E.L. Miles

Concerned over Road Maintenance

This photo was taken last Saturday at the Farmers Market behind the old firehouse in Noxapater. Mayor Sammy Carter said Mr. Duran had promised to fix the holes in the parking lot. Well he put sand … Read more

Local among Outstanding students

Photo: left to right,
Gary Beeland, MCEF, Central Mississippi Director, Stephen Murphy, instructor, Pearl/Rankin CTC; Trey Culpepper, instructor, Kosciusko-Attala CTC; Caleb Self, welding, Kosciusko-Attala Career and Tech Center; Cody Courtney, building trades, Pearl/Rankin Career and Tech Center; Ryan Love, carpentry, Leake County Career Technical Center, Brady Burchfield, welding, Winston-Louisville Career and Tech Center; Shane McDaniel, instructor, Winston-Louisville Career and Tech Center; Hayden Craft, metal fabrication, Simpson County Technical Center; Kirk Sullivan, instructor, Simpson County Technical Center. Not pictured: Andrew (Drew) Pankratz, Construction Trades (carpentry) Smith County Career Center.

Outstanding Voc-Tech Students Honored

Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) recently honored the 23 outstanding students enrolled in the “School to Work” construction and manufacturing courses in the 18 high schools in Mississippi. These … Read more

Louisville resident arrested for medicaid fraud


A Louisville woman is facing charges for filing false claims to her former employer, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Labeatris Estes, 31, was arrested June 9 by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following her recent … Read more