Category: News

Hospital demolition underway

From press and staff reports Demolition has begun at Winston Medical Center to replace the facilities that were destroyed by the EF4 tornado that struck Louisville on April 28, 2014. “Demolition is expected to take 90 days” stated Paul Black,…

Scoring name of the game for vaunted EMCC defense

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal SCOOBA — For most teams, playing defense is all about keeping the other team from scoring. But for East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Marcus LeFlore and his fellow Lions, it’s also about scoring…

People died for every citizen to have the right to vote

From press & staff reports One of the most precious aspects of voting is just how hard people before us have fought to protect it. Think back to the early American patriots who stood up for the right to vote…

Polling Places for Winston County offer several different ballots

From staff reports The upcoming Democratic and Republican Party Primary Election in Choctaw County will feature a 4 split precincts. “There will be 6 different ballot styles at the Fairgrounds, 4 ballot styles at Nanih Waiya, 4 ballot styles at…

Samaritan’s Purse completes home; dedication today

Winston Strong gives keys to 4 homeowners From staff and press reports Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, will dedicate the a completed home as part of the Winston County, Mississippi Rebuild Project on Wednesday, July 29 at 9:30…

Winston Place Summer Camp and Food Program

By Elmetra Patterson The Winston County Self-Help Youth Group sponsored a summer food program at Winston Place Club House July 20-24, 2015 with Jean Harper as the facilitator. There were two parent volunteers: Shondalyn Roberson and Charlene Rush. The cook…

Voters must show photo ID card

From Press Reports All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card. Also, individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the circuit clerk’s office are required to show a photo ID. Eligible…

Know the offices voters are electing

From press & staff reports Historically, the role of counties has been to serve as an administrative arm of the state – maintaining records, providing courts and law enforcement, building roads, assessing property and collecting taxes, and conducting elections. Counties…

Awarded

Each year The Citizens Bank gives a scholarship in each county we serve, High school Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to bring in their 9 weeks report card and registers their “A’s” for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.…

Market for kids

The held its first ever Children’s Day event Thursday, July 23. Children were all given farmer’s market bucks to make their own healthy food purchases. “This is a great way to teach the children about making healthy food choices,” said Jean Harper, Winston…