Category: News

Dozens of candidates qualify for 2015 elections

From Staff Reports

Six county elected positions at stake in the 2015 elections have unopposed candidates with all 6 being incumbents.

The two-month qualifying period for elective offices in the state ended Friday. Unopposed in Winston County are Kim T. … Read more

Noxapater celebrates Winston Medical Center clinic

The Winston Medical Center Noxapater Clinic Staff and other WMC staff members along with guests cut a ceremonial ribbon on the clinic.

From staff reports

For many residents in rural areas, getting medical care can be tough due to travel time and other issues, but thanks to the new clinic in Noxapater that has changed.

“We are proud how this has been … Read more

McMullan named DYW for Winston County

Kenley McMullan at the piano

From press reports
Nanih Waiya High School junior Kenley McMullan will represent Winston County this summer in the state competition as she was named 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County during the program’s main event Saturday night. Kenley is … Read more

Quick start


Michael Fulton a Senior at Louisville High School was recently invited to join the Early Entry Program at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Early Entry … Read more

Knowledge time


WLSM the Refuge 107, The Winston County Journal, The Webster Progress Times, and the Choctaw Plaindealer held their first Campaign Kick-Off Party on February 19 at Lake Tia O’Kata. Over 50 potential candidates were in attendance. … Read more

Pilot Club of Louisville holds monthly meeting

Susan Ray, Donna Thomas, Carnette Hudson, President kathy Sinclair.


Pilot Club of Louisville held  the monthly meeting at Lake Tiak O’ Khata on February 12, 2015.  President Kathy Sinclair called the meeting to order.  Gwynn Hall lead the club in our Pledge to the American Flag.   Bettie Glass … Read more

Two Lady Patriots set to play in MAIS All-Star Game

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Darby Nowell (4) takes a shot from long-range.

By Ryan Satcher
Winston County Journal

After leading Winston Academy to a fourth-place finish in the MAIS Class AA State Girls Basketball Tournament, Katie McCool and Darby Nowell will cap off their senior campaigns with a trip to the MAIS … Read more


Left to right is Michael Dotson, Gwenita Mays, and Aubrey Ray.

Aubrey Ray, Employer Outreach Director of Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves, presents Gwenita Mays, of the Louisville Walmart Super Center Store, a Patriotic Employer award for her support as an employer of the Guard and Reserve. Gwenita … Read more

Suspects in Choctaw County drug store burglary sentenced in court

Burglary- The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents seized nearly 6,500 dosage units of narcotics and other items during the arrest of Marcus & Maurice Taylor and Leabrian Myers on Dec. 7, 2013. All three men were charged with one count each of burglary of a commercial building after a burglary of Ackerman Discount Drugs earlier that day.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Three suspects in a burglary of an Ackerman drug store over two years ago have been sentenced during Circuit Court in Choctaw County held on Feb. 24.

Three individuals, 31-year-old twins Marcus and Maurice … Read more