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State winners

state winners  2015

Pictured from Left to right Brady Griffith, Drew Fulcher and Christian Fulcher 1st place Welding Fabrication Joshua Watkins 1st place Sheet Metal, Marika Riddle 2nd Place CNC turning and Cody Reed 3rd place CNC milling.… Read more

‘Putting our children first’

Featured entertainment performed during the Louisville/Winston County Excel By 5 Town Hall meeting held on March 23. Performing during the meeting were the Melody Makers of Fair Elementary School, who were directed by Choral Instructor Mark Goldbeck. Also performing were students from the Winston County Complex/Head Start, with instruction from WCC/Head Start Director Irene Smith.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

“Putting children first.”

This was the theme of the Louisville/Winston County Excel By 5 Community Coalition Town Hall meeting held on March 23 at the Louisville Elementary School Auditorium. The purpose of this … Read more

LHS Wildcats continue to produce college football players

Dontae Jones will be attending Mississippi State University. Pictured with Dontae is Annie Carter and Kenisha Carter- Gladney.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

It’s nothing new for Louisville High School football players to earn scholarships to play on the next level, so it was no surprise when that tradition continued on signing day.

Dontae Jones, one of … Read more

ECCC Collegians to present Spring concert April 13

East Central Community College’s rock-n-roll band, “The Collegians,” will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.  The popular group will perform hits by Bruno Mars, Scorpions, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson and many more. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.  Pictured are (kneeling, from left) technician Acea Ange of Meridian; vocalists Garrett McDill of Conehatta, Ryan Godwin of Newton and Nick Stewart of Philadelphia; and technicians Justin Moore of Kosciusko and Michael Buntyn of Newton; (second row, from left) technicians Patrick Embrey of Hickory, Hannah Mitchell of Meridian, and Jeremy Collins of Forest; auxiliary percussionist Matt Mason of Union; vocalists Tallie Johnston of Lake, Cara Jackson of Louisville and Anna Wells of Noxapater; keyboardist Anna Girling of Carthage; director/guitarist Chas Evans and technicians Ben Avera of Hickory and Ryan McClendon of Forest; and (top row, from left) trombonist Evan Derrick of Morton, saxophonist Zach Peden of Philadelphia, drummer Chris Kelley of Newton, trumpeter Nina LaBue of Conehatta, guitarist Stephen Stewart of Decatur, trumpeter Daniela Vargas of Morton, bass guitarist Houston Martin of Union and technician Ryan Packer of Decatur. (EC Photo)

East Central Community College’s rock-n-roll band, “The Collegians,” will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus.

The popular group will perform hits by Bruno Mars, Scorpions, Ed Sheeran, … Read more

County’s unemployment rate increases to 10.1 percent


From staff reports

The unemployment rate for Winston County increased eight-tenths of a percentage point to 10.1 percent in January, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Records show the number of unemployed in the county was at 700 … Read more

Dev Day to be celebrated

Dev Jaiswal and Winston Academy Headmaster Rigby

From staff reports

Winston Academy and the City of Louisville have both recognized Friday March 27, 2015 as Dev Jaiswal Day.

Jaiswal, an 8th grade at Winston Academy, is the State Spelling Bee Champion for the second time.… Read more

HOSA promotes successful fundraiser

Pictured are the welding students taught by Shane McDaniel at Winston-Louisville Career & Technology Center.  They won a gift certificate to Domino's Pizza as recognition of being the top fundraising classroom.

From Press reports

Local HOSA students Lauren Lucas, Laura Verry, and Taylor Russell set out at the beginning of the school year to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of a local hero, Hunter … Read more

Republican visitor

Republican women

Republican Women met at Lake Tiak O’Khata at noon on Tuesday, March 16th.  Mike Tagert, Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District was the guest speaker.  … Read more

Supervisors recognize Red Cross Month

District 2 Supervisor Luke Parkes, District 3 Supervisor Mike Peterson, Red Cross Representative Carolyn Hampton, District 5 Supervisor Larry Duran, District 4 Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed and District 1 Supervisor Burr Warner recognize National Red Cross Month.

From staff reports

The Winston County Board of Supervisors proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the county.

“For more than 130 years, the devoted women and men of the American Red Cross have responded to challenges at home and … Read more

Woodward announces Re-election Bid for Tax Assessor-Collector

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From staff reports

Winston County Tax Assessor-Collector Larry Woodward this week announced his bid for re-election to that office.

In making his announcement Woodward stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Winston County for … Read more