Category: News

Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. to headline the Winston County Alcorn alumni gala

Dr. Alfred Rankin, Jr., the 19th president of Alcorn State University will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual “ PURPLE AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP BALL” Sponsored by the Louisville Winston County Chapter of the Alcorn State University Alumni Association. … Read more

Obituaries – 01/14/15

Clara Mae Davis Woods

Services for Clara Mae Davis Woods, 87, of Stewart were Jan. 7, 2015, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Terry Wills officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Choctaw County.

She was … Read more

Legals – 01/14/15


WHEREAS, on August 16, 2007, William Dean Huntley Jr., and Danelle Howard Huntley executed a Deed of Trust to J. Patrick Caldwell, as Trustee for BancorpSouth Bank, Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of … Read more

MLK parade set for Jan. 17

From press reports

Winston County NAACP’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

A parade will began promptly at 10 AM, beginning and ending at Louisville’s Coliseum.… Read more

Senator Giles Ward sworn in as State senate President Pro Tempore

Lt. Gov. Reeves swears in Sen. Ward with Ward’s wife Kay holding the Bible.

From press reports

District 18 Senator Giles Ward was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves on January 6, 2015, after his nomination was unanimously approved by the members.

Ward, in his … Read more

Deputies make arrest after search warrant issued

From press and staff reports

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at 1651 Zion Ridge Rd Dec. 31 which resulted in a drug arrest.

Marcus Johnson, currently on probation for possession of controlled substance, was arrested and … Read more

Sheriff request board examine implementing ‘byob’ ordinance

By Joseph McCain
The Winston County Journal

After receiving numerous complaints about a continuous late night party atmosphere at a leased commercial building, Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh requested that the board examining passing an ordinance to curb such establishments.… Read more