Flower Ridge to host 31st annual Christmas Drive Thru

For thirty one years, church members of Flower Ridge United Methodist Church and other volunteers have braved wind chills, rainy nights, the occasional snow, and much more to bring to the community a heartwarming Living Nativity.

The 31st annual celebration … Read more

Registration for ECCC Spring classes set Friday, Jan. 3

Registration activities are scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, for new and transfer students planning to attend spring classes at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Students may register anytime from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Student Union … Read more

Christ is the reason for Christmas

You will read an advertisement in this week’s Winston County Journal how Christmas has “no more spiritual significance than July Fourth or Labor Day.”  I invite readers to hear what I have to say on this matter.

Jesus was born … Read more

News of the Past

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

100 Years Ago – December 19, 1913

LOUISVILLE: Rev. J. J. Smiley and family arrived here this week and are … Read more

REPM of MS hold Nov. meeting

From staff reports


The Winston County Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi met November 7 to discuss the economy.

Kyle Curran of BancorpSouth discussed recent upturns in the economy and the outlook for the local economy.

About 40 of the … Read more

Winston Garden Club meets




The December meeting of the Winston Garden Club was held on December 10 at Lake Tiak O’Khata. Sherry Flake served as the hostess for the evening. Sherry provided Christmas decorations on each table, dessert and … Read more

Sports schedules


Prep Basketball

TBA — Sumter Central Tournament (Kemper County entered)

6 p.m. — Noxapater at Eupora

6 p.m. — Louisville at West Point

6 p.m. — Choctaw County at East Webster

Men’s College Basketball

British Virgin Islands … Read more

WA vandals

By Joseph McCain

The Winston County Journal


In a packed courtroom, the two defendants entered in orange jumpsuits far from the school uniforms they once donned.

Hunter Glass, 19, and Vernon Brown, 20, had pleaded guilty earlier in the … Read more