Category: News

Jaiswal gets big hometown welcome home after spelling his way to success

Dev very emotional after a hug from his father and his father talking about how proud of his son he is.

From staff and press reports

Dev Jaiswal arrived back in Winston County May 30 to cheers and flashing lights after his 5th place finish in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Winston Countians welcomed Dev back from the Spelling Bee with … Read more

DAR honors local Vietnam veterans

DAR Vietnam Veterans- Front Row is Billy Morgan, Tommie Jefcoat, Billy Metts, Marvin Hemphill, Tommy Hopkins, Garry Mayo, Bob Burks, and Royce Watkins. Back row is Walter Pitt, Billy Eaves, Mike Dowd, John Sharp, Glenn Peters, Wayne Parrish, Ray Bolton, David Taylor, and Larry Brantley.

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently held a Welcome Home Celebration of Honor event for Vietnam veterans at the First United Methodist Church.

Seventeen Vietnam veterans were recognized personal as attendees … Read more

Women’s Club

Left to Right: Beth Aldridge, Diane Jackson, and Dana Stringer

Trip to Heartwood Industries

The Official Mississippi Women’s Club held its April meeting at Heartwood Industries in Star, … Read more


ECCC Students Receive MSU Scholarships
These sophomores at East Central Community College received transfer scholarships to attend … Read more

Library has Superhero Theme for Summer Reading Programs

The June 2 theme was Animal Avengers: Heroes Of The Wild sponsored by Taylor Machine Works/The Taylor Group. 
Yesterday’s “Little Heroes” program, led by Mrs. Julie Chase, at the Winston County Library.  These 3-5 year olds enjoyed a puppet show, crafts, songs and storytelling..  “Little Heroes” programs are held every Monday in June from 10:00 – 11:00 at the library.  Children must be registered for the program by a parent or legal guardian.

From press reports

Superheroes are flying high at the Winston County Library this summer. Thanks to many local business sponsors, the library is able to bring many fun and educational programs to children and teens during June.

Children ages 3-5 … Read more

Health Tidbits – 06/03/15

Dr. Gentry

Dr. Dustin Gentry gives health tips.

It’s summertime in Mississippi and people everywhere are excited to finally go fishing, camping, hiking, and do other activities that can’t be enjoyed in colder weather. But if you live in Mississippi, you know … Read more


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ECCC Students Receive MUW Scholarships

These East Central Community College sophomores received transfer scholarships to Mississippi University for Women, which were presented during the annual East Central Community College Awards Day ceremonies held recently in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur … Read more

Nanih Waiya’s Johnson ready for All-Star experience


By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

Mackenzie Johnson knows for sure she wants to play softball on the collegiate level, she just isn’t sure where they will be yet.

“I have several offers, but I’m just waiting to see what … Read more

Quilt Display at Library


New quilt display at the Winston County Library.  It was done by a local quilter’s guild.  The name of the quilt is “Needle Turners Flower Garden”.  It is owned by Martha Dubard and was quilted by Colleen Eskridge.  It truly … Read more