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News of the Past

100 Years Ago – November 24, 1916

After one of the longest dry spells this country has ever experienced, a nice slow rain fell here during Wednesday night, and cleared up again yesterday. While it is not sufficient to furnish Read more

Burn bans remain as hunting season begins

From press reports

Deer hunting season (gun with dog) begins November 19, 2016, in most parts of Mississippi.  People will be out in the woods this weekend in large numbers, and they will be looking for ways to keep warm. Read more

Angel Tree gives chance to reflect holiday spirit

From press & staff reports

The Christmas holidays have always invoked the spirit of children, reminding us of the magic and awe that Christmas brings in their lives.

This spirit is reflected in the presents that they receive. The item Read more

Lady Warriors may be reloading instead of rebuilding this season

By Rocky Higginbotham

Winston County Journal

Nanih Waiya’s girls’ basketball team put together quite a run during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Lady Warriors reeled off 24 victories, won a district championship and advanced all the way to the “Elite Eight” Read more

Louisville drops boys contest to Kemper County

By Robbie Robertson

Winston County Journal

The Louisville Wildcats played only one contest last week, dropping a 68-50 contest to homestanding Kemper County on Tuesday night.

The game was the only one of the week for Louisville with the Nov. Read more

MAIS crowns football champions

From staff reports

The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools crowned their football champions this past week.

Jackson Prep won the MAIS’s top classifaction, taking the Class AAAA Division I title, beating Madison-Ridgeland Academy 34-7. In Class AAAA Division II, Lamar Read more

Thanksgiving leading day for home cooking fires

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home Read more

Orr says new football district will be tougher

By Robbie Robertson

The Winston County Journal

When the Mississippi High School Activities Association released its recent realignment, the Noxapater Tigers were definitely affected.

The MHSAA moved Montgomery County, McAdams and Durant out of Region 3-1A and replaced them with Read more

Celebrating Rural Health this week

Mississippi is among the most rural states in the nation.  To celebrate the quality healthcare delivered through Mississippi’s rural hospitals and rural health clinics, Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation in 2015 declaring November 20th of each year to be Read more