Category: News

Ackerman Church of God will host a Renew and Pursue Women’s Conference


From press reports

The Ackerman Church of God Women’s Ministries will host a Renew and Pursue Women’s Conference May 29-30, 2015. The church is located at 8162 Highway 12 West in Ackerman. Praise and Worship will be led by the … Read more

WMC’s Vowell earns Alan Clive Service and Spirit Memorial Award

(Pictured left to right)  Elizabeth Davis, Co-Chair  Healthcare/Accessibility and Functional Needs Session, Lacey Vowell, WMC Nursing Home Admininistrator, and Michael Weston, Co-Chair  Healthcare/Accessibility and Functional Needs Session.

From press reports

The National Hurricane Conference was held in Austin, Texas March 30th-April 2nd.

Lacey Vowell, Administrator at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home attended the conference and served as a Presenter during the Healthcare:   Accessibility and Functional Needs Session. … Read more

ECCC graduation scheduled May 8

Nearly 600 graduates are scheduled to receive diplomas Friday, May 8, 2015. Graduates participating in the program include (from left) Leah Ferguson of Philadelphia, Zach Allen of Louisville, Makenzie Rowzee of Hickory, Ramone Tate of Bay St. Louis and Haleigh West of Hickory. (EC Photo)

Nearly 600 graduates are scheduled to receive diplomas Friday, May 8, 2015, when East Central Community College holds its 86th Commencement beginning at 6 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia.

Included in the total are those who completed … Read more

Local band Children of Aries announces future plans

White and Bane

From press reports

Last September, Children Of Aries unleashed their debut album, ‘The Sands of Time.’

With the crushing debut still holding strong, the band is continuing to look to the future.

Vocalist and Guitarist Wil Bane told of the … Read more

Nanih Waiya track teams fare well in South State

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Jamarlo Smith claimed a pair of first-place medals to lead the Nanih Waiya High School boys to a second place finish in the South State meet last week.

Kenley McMullan had a first, second … Read more

ECCC Hall of Fame, additional award winners recognized

East Central Community College recently announced inductees into the 2015 Hall of Fame, the highest honor a student can receive at the college. They include (from left) Leah Ferguson and Allison Johnson, both of Philadelphia; Lauren Cantey of Collinsville, Caleb Stallings of Enterprise, Zach Allen of Louisville and Warner Parkes of Nanih Waiya.  The honorees were announced during Awards Day activities held April 30, 2015 in Huff Auditorium. Their photos will hang in the Hall of Fame Collection in the lobby of Huff Auditorium. (EC Photo)

Recipients of Hall of Fame and other honors were recognized during the annual Awards Day program held April 30, 2015, at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Selection to the Hall of Fame is considered the highest honor a student … Read more

NW Warriors continue to advance in baseball playoffs

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya Warriors headed into this week’s action riding a nine-game winning streak, including four straight wins in the MHSAA Class 1A State Baseball Playoffs.

The Warriors were scheduled to visit Stringer in … Read more

News of the Past – 05/06/15

C.J. Johnson, who has deep genealogical roots to Winston County, provides news from past editions of the Winston County Journal.

100 Years Ago – May 5, 1915

LOUISVILLE: R. O. Brasfield informs us that he will open a 5-cent … Read more

Church Memorials & Southern Cooks: My Memories

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time with friends and actually just be by myself for a change, and it was quite peaceful. I rested a bit, and I also visited a couple of stunning cemeteries … Read more