Farmer’s Market volunteers earn Community Sparkplug award

From staff reports

A program lead by the Appalachian Regional Commission is helping volunteers and community resident make a better community. Recently the Mississippi Appalachian Community Learning Project selected 11 programs that each received a $3,000 mini-grant to implement ideas … Read more

Thigpen talks charter schools

From staff reports

The Retired Education Personnel of Miss. (REPM) in Winston County discussed the hot topic of Charter Schools during its December 6 meeting.

Forest Thigpen of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy discussed and answered questions on charter … Read more

Cornerstone Clinic receives year-end funds

From press reports

Cornerstone Clinic continues to serve the community’s needs and has supporters throughout the community for its efforts.

Recently, BancorpSouth showed its support with a tax-deductible donation to the community health organization for the second time this year.… Read more

Holiday delivery to those working for community

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

One Winston County Church sent out special holiday cheer to the area’s everyday heroes.

The Whitehall United Methodist Church members baked dozens of cookies to deliver to first responders who had to work … Read more

ECCC to host public forum

From press reports

East Central Community College (ECCC) has been serving the educational needs of the communities since 1928. With an open-door policy and affordable tuition, the College has affected the lives of countless individuals who would otherwise not have … Read more

MLK parade and event set for Jan.19

From press reports

The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Saturday, January 19.

Parade participants will line up at the coliseum at 9:00 A.M. with the parade starting promptly at 10:00 … Read more

Group encourages park permit purchase

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

The Friends of Legion State Park are encouraging every citizen to use Legion State Park in the upcoming year to help insure its continued operation.

“As the recession continues it is becoming difficult … Read more

News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – January 3, 1913 MARRIAGES: Married, at old Hickory Grove on December 25th, 1912, Mr. Marshall Smith and Miss Florrie Pressley, J. D. Hill officiating. – On December 22nd, at home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and … Read more

Let’s be Neighbors by Carolyn Mills

The twelve days of Christmas have until January 6th before ending. However, the week between December 25th and December 31st have a slower pace giving everyone a needed break.

Kathleen Hatcher UpShaw and Sandra and Emily Holdiness hosted the December … Read more

Making the grade with home-grown teachers

By Diane L. Godwin

“My Teacher Academy student was truly inspired when she helped a 3rd grader at Fair Elementary reach his accelerated reading goal,” said Helen Black, Teacher Academy instructor at the Winston County Career and Technical Education Center. … Read more