Category: News

Recongizing a Winston Countian with grit and more

Since 1990, four Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters from MSU have faithfully gathered annually to celebrate good times past and present.  Here, Gail Hudson Donald, Vicky McNeel Eickerman, Susie Valentour Broadhead and Nan Wilkinson Hollimon are shown with their children on the MS Gulf Coast at their December 1996 "sleepover." All of the children pictured are now grown and gone from home, but the sisters still carry-on their 25 year tradition. 

By Susie Valentour Broadhead
On Friday, March 27, Jean McNeel of Noxapater will celebrate her 85th birthday.

Many Winston Countians remember Jean from her 25 years of loyal service to the Bank of Noxapater and some remember her even further … Read more

Dobbs named new CPD office manager and reporter


From press reports

The Choctaw Plaindealer has recently welcomed Jonathan Dobbs as their new Office Manager and reporter.
Jonathan grew up in the Choctaw County School District, graduating with Ackerman High School’s class of 2009.

Mr. Dobbs received a Bachelor’s … Read more

Ms Scholars and Ms Tech Masters Scholars: Building an incredible workforce

2014 Mississippi Scholars

From Mary Snow, Coordinator Of Ms Scholars For Winston County And Co-Owner Of The Jewel Shoppe, The Diamond Store

Recently, both my husband and I attended a luncheon and small group session sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council. Attending this … Read more

Assists at State Capitol

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Chandler Wells of Noxapater recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.  … Read more

The History of the Excel By 5 Certification Program

Featured entertainment performed during the Louisville/Winston County Excel By 5 Town Hall meeting held on March 23. Performing during the meeting were the Melody Makers of Fair Elementary School, who were directed by Choral Instructor Mark Goldbeck. Also performing were students from the Winston County Complex/Head Start, with instruction from WCC/Head Start Director Irene Smith.

From press reports

Several years ago, kindergarten teacher Debby Renfroe told her husband Steve about the problems many kindergarteners face when they start school—they just aren’t developmentally ready to grasp the material.  Debby asked Steve what could be done to … Read more

Car winner

William Smith, James Ashley, and Jurlean House

James Ashley and William Smith are excited to announce the winner of the Customer Appreciation Car Giveaway. … Read more

International Women’s History Month acknowledges Chief Warrant Officer – 3 Carmen E. Cole USMC Ret.


Submitted by Elmetra Patterson

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) 3 Carmen E. Cole a native of Milwaukee Wisconsin, with roots in Louisville, MS, began her military career enlisting in the Marine Corps in November 1980. She completed recruit training at Marine … Read more

Legion State Park full of outdoor fun and more

From staff, press reports

For many Mississippians, this is the time of the year to venture outside to explore.

This is a perfect time of year to hit the trail and find the beauty of Legion State Park according to … Read more

District winners

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Winston Academy students who competed in the District spelling bee were:… Read more

ECCC Tennis squads drop decisions to Itawamba

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Members of the 2015 men’s tennis team at East Central Community College in Decatur and their respective high schools include (back row, from left) Robert Strong, Forest; Alex Chapman, Mary G. Montgomery, Semmes, Ala.; Eduardo Santillan, Forest; and Tyler Patrick, Morton; and (front row, from left) Juan Miranda, Morton; Javon Yarbrough, Louisville; Devin Skinner, Neshoba Central; and Cole Duty, Winston Academy. Robert Thompson serves as head coach and Dianne O’Neill is adjunct coach. (EC PHOTO)

ECCC tennis teams dropped a pair of decisions to Itawamba Community College Tuesday, March 17, at Gaddis Park in Forest.

The Lady Warriors fell 8-1 to the visiting Lady Indians and the Warriors lost 9-0.

In women’s competition, results were … Read more