News

Debris concerns mount in Winston County

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County officials are receiving reports of problems with the ongoing debris removal from property throughout the tornado damaged area.
Residents are being warned of issues connected to insurance claims and safety … Read more

News of the past

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

100 Years Ago – May 15, 1914

LOUISVILLE: Mr. M. W. Whatley and little nieces Lucile Wilson and Dora Lee … Read more

Let’s hear it for the budget in a marriage

We all know the old saying “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”, and while it might sound like a cliché, it is grounded in fact. Planning does not guarantee success, but it will increase your chances.
The same can … Read more

State approves $17 million in disaster relief

Lawmakers in a special session May 8 quickly approved $17 million in state disaster assistance after April 28 deadly tornadoes.
Gov. Phil Bryant called lawmakers into special session at 1 p.m. Thursday, and the measure had passed unanimously by 4 … Read more

Ongoing donation dos and don’ts

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Volunteers managing the donation center at the Louisville Coliseum are reporting excesses and shortages.
There is an abundance of bottled water, dental items and clothing.
Donors are asked to focus efforts on … Read more

There are many reasons for a letter from FEMA

PEARL, Miss. – Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains FEMA’s decision, what to do next if you disagree with FEMA’s decision, and how grant money should be spent if … Read more