Category: News

Two ECCC teams claim NJCAA academic honors

From school reports

DECATUR — East Central Community College’s women’s soccer and softball teams have been named best in the nation in their respective sports for academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association for 2014-15.

The East Central … Read more

Only 6 of Mississippi’s 50 snakes are poisonous

By James L. Cummins
Special to the Plaindealer

The problem most people encounter with snakes is the ability to properly identify them. Of the 50 plus species of snakes found in Mississippi, only six are poisonous.

They are the copperhead, … Read more

ECCC to offer Electrical Technology courses at its Louisville Center in Fall  

East Central Community College in Decatur will begin offering courses in its Electrical Technology program at the Louisville Career Advancement Center in Fall 2015.

The for-credit courses, which can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, will be offered … Read more

Pats using summer baseball to move players around

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Second-year Winston Academy head baseball coach Justin Flake is using his team’s summer games to put together the jigsaw puzzle of what the Patriots will look like on the diamond next year.

“We lost … Read more

Winston County’s Sullivan among GSC Top 10 honorees

From press reports

Birmingham, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference announced its proud its 19th annual GSC “Top Ten” Award winners on Monday, June 22. Delta State University student-athletes Tyler Sullivan and Taylor Holland were among the honorees.

These awards, … Read more

Calendar of Events – 06/24/15

Hamm Reunion to be held June 27
James and Margaret Hamm reunion will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church Life Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., June 27. Please bring a covered dish and enjoy food and fellowship.  Friends … Read more

Two locals graduate from HCC

Hinds Community College graduated nearly 1,200 students on May 14, 15 and 17 at a record-setting eight ceremonies at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus and Utica Campus. The graduates earned more than 1,500 credentials including career and technical certificates as … Read more

Memories of Our County – 06/24/15

Nannie Maude Reynolds shares memories and thoughts about Winston County’s past.

The old Swimming Hole
Now days, folks have pools behind their houses and sometimes the really affluent have them inside. But back in the day, we had our own … Read more

Fine Cornbread: Summer Recipes from Brock

What else can I say about cornbread? It’s a staple of the south. From Mexican cornbread to buttery Jiffy cornbread to plain ole homemade cornbread to cornbread filled with all different types of ingredients, cheese, corn, peppers, tomatoes, sausages, cream … Read more

‘Smart Growth’ principles can help small Miss. towns

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Small, rural towns often face the challenge of providing a quality-of-life standard needed to attract new residents, while some communities on the fringe of large cities may struggle to meet the infrastructure demands that … Read more