Category: News

Find customer service when shopping local

From the Winston County Economic Development Partnership and Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Director Linda Skelton

For local businesses, it’s all about the customer experience. This means friendly attitudes and a focus on you, not your dollars. You aren’t likely to … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 01/28/15

Praise the Lord everyone.  My what a busy two weeks.  It seems like there has been so much going on.  People have lost loved one and there are so many sick.  So many with major problems and they don’t … Read more

Electronic resource enhancements are made at the local library

From press reports

Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) in keeping with their vision statement decided to invest in eight Facts on File online reference databases over the course of the last four years. The vision statement of MMRLS states “The … Read more

Let’s Be Neighbors – 01/28/15

Carolyn Mills provides a weekly view from the community.

Senior Citizens from Whitehall, Center Ridge and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Churches gathered at Pleasant Hill for their first meeting of 2015 with less attendance than usual. Don and Dale Shumaker … Read more

Patriots set to begin district tourney Tuesday

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Winston Academy Patriots will likely be the No. 6 seed when the District 2-AA Tournament opens play at Canton Academy on Tuesday.

WA is expected to be matched up against either Oak Hill … Read more

Education Notes – 01/28/2015

Mississippi State University GRADUATION List for the 2014 fall term for Winston county.

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition … Read more

WLSM The Refuge 107.1 down temporarily due to transmitter

From staff reports

The airwaves were lighter Tuesday afternoon after WLSM The Refuge 107.1 had damage to a transmitter.

The damage caused a temporary outage with the radio staff expecting to be back on the air this morning to wake … Read more

ECCC announces Fall Semester Honor Roll

Students named to the 2014 fall semester honor roll, which includes those selected to the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honorable Mention List, have been announced at East Central Community College in Decatur, according to Deanna Rush, Director of Admissions … Read more

Listening-The great challenge

From Ethen Gillespie

Whew, 2014 finally ended.

Another year of successes, failures, losses, achievements, disappointments, problems faced, problems resolved and unresolved has ended. As 2014 rolled to an end and 2015 began, I experienced a tremendous amount of angst because … Read more

Old Sports Dude: Mid-Mississippi Challenge hot spot for girls hoops

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Ackerman may have a population of just a busload or two over 1,500, but in late January the Choctaw County town becomes the center of girls high school basketball in Mississippi.

Since 2007 Gary … Read more