Category: News

Picking up the pieces and more

The house after repairs and one year following the storm.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

As we go about our everyday lives, we do not recognize the significance nature has on it. Sometimes nature must show us its significance by unleashing a natural disaster. Natural disasters – hurricanes, … Read more

ECCC student newspaper staff receives top awards at state competition

Award-Winning Newspaper Staff
Members of the East Central Community College award-winning The Tom-Tom staff display some of the awards they received at the O.C. McDavid Journalism Conference held March 26 at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Shown are (front row, from left) Madison Barnett of Noxapater, editor; and Hannah May of Little Rock, design editor; and (back row, from left) Wil Johnson of Morton; Allison Johnson, opinions editor, and Macken’z Smith, cartoonist, both of Philadelphia; and ECCC Publications Coordinator Gennie Taylor of Forest.

East Central Community College’s student newspaper, The Tom-Tom, received 11 awards, including second place in General Excellence, the top award granted for student newspapers, in the 2015 Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Student Division for Community Colleges.

The awards … Read more

Relay For Life raises funds, spirits

Hannah Freeman points out a luminary during the ceremony at the end of the Winston County Relay for Life.

From staff reports

Several hundred residents laced up their running shoes and opened their purses and wallets for the Relay For Life Winston County event April 24.

“We had a good turnout even with the threat of bad weather and … Read more


EC Expo-USM 2521

Copeland, Triplett Attend ECCC Expo

East Central Community College students Lauren … Read more

First responder works first and picks up pieces afterward

First responders work to move all the patients at the Winston Medical Center after the tornado in 2014.

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

When disaster strikes a community, first responders are who all citizens depend on in these times for protection, as well as the preservation of our lives and property. We think of first responders … Read more

Noxapater student wins HCC departmental award

Joleigh Anna Wilkes, of Noxapater, center, was among Hinds Community College students recently recognized with a departmental award in a program April 17 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus. Wilkes received an Outstanding Student Award for agriculture, presented by Agribusiness Technology Instructor Wayne Boshart, right, and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse.

From press reports

RAYMOND – Joleigh Wilkes, an agriculture student at Hinds Community College, won a departmental award during a ceremony April 17 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.… Read more

Ac’cents perform

Ac'cents 2014

ECCC Ac’cents to Perform April 30

Members of the East Central Community College show choir, The Ac’cents, … Read more

Warrior lifters claim two gold medals


By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

A pair of Nanih Waiya High School powerlifters walked away from the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson with gold medals after stellar performances in the MHSAA Class 1A State Powerlifting meet held on Saturday, April … Read more