News

Sheriff’s office makes more arrest in the Henton murder

From staff and press reports

Two additional suspects have been arrested in a February 26, 2012 shooting at the Imperial Palace nightclub in Winston County.

Investigators of the Winston County Sheriff’s Department arrested Marvin Stingley of Sallis on a charge … Read more

King named new EMA Director

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal

With the retirement of Clarence Kelley as Emergency Management Agency Director, Winston County is excited to bring in William T. “Buddy” King to replace him in this position.

King is looking forward to … Read more

Law enforcement gears up for 4th

From press and staff reports

For the July 4th holiday period the Mississippi Highway Patrol will have an additional 80 troopers on the roads to encourage motorists to abide by the rules of the road.

Local Winston County Sheriff’s Department … Read more

Burn ban in place to promote a safe holiday

From staff reports

A no-burn order has been issued for Winston County and is in effect until July 13.

Open burning, as well as the use of fireworks, is prohibited under the order. The order was issued by the Winston … Read more

Library continues summer fun

From press reports

The 5th – 11th graders Boys and Girls Club visited the Winston County Library.

They learned about getting a library card and the many free services available at the library. They learned about using the Magnolia Database … Read more

Library continues summer fun

From press reports

The Winston County summer library program wounded down with a visit from The Snakeman.

Terry Vandeventer thrilled children enrolled in the Summer Library Program on Tuesday, June 26 with his collection of reptiles. Children not only saw, … Read more

Local veteran honored at WWII reunion

From press & staff reports

Today is the day America celebrates its independence with the ritual of families gathering to have cookouts, parties, and as always, fireworks galore.

However, the true meaning of the Fourth of July is not just … Read more

Smart landscaping reduces wildfire risk

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications

Mississippians can see footage of the West’s wildfires nearly every day, but many could be surprised to learn that their own state averages more than 600 wildfires a year.

With urban sprawl infringing on … Read more

ECCC kicks off second summer term July 9

From press reports

East Central Community College will begin courses for the second summer term Monday, July 9, on the Decatur campus, announced David Case, dean of admissions, records and research. The deadline to register for the four-week session is … Read more