Category: News

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

Floyd Miller announces his candidacy for District 4 Supervisor


From staff reports

Floyd is the son of Charlie Miller and the late Mattie Ruth (Big Sister) Coleman. He is the grandson of the late Mable (Sweetie) miller and the late Plumer and Minnie Miller.

Floyd was born and raised … Read more

News of the Past – 06/17/15

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – June 18, 1915

LOUISVILLE: John Jacks, one of the expert gardeners of our town, brought … Read more

Cakes, pies and soft biscuits—Southern Style

“Syrup and Biscuits”, a Facebook cooking place, is about the kindness in people, food and memories of growing up in the south. You will find recipes and food related stories about Southern food culture and history. The owner and sweet … Read more