Calendar of Events

Tennis for Life camp July 15-19

Tennis for Life camp will be held this summer, July 15-19, 08:30-10:00 am at the Ivy Park tennis courts. Tennis for Life is a Christian tennis camp, open to youth 9-12 years old. For … Read more

Taking the oath


The Mayor and aldermen of Noxapater were recently given the oath of office after the June election.

Taking the aldermen oath are Brian Burrage, Robert Wall, Tom Bartholomew, Jessie James Hudson, and Chris Wells. The oath was given by Municipal … Read more

ECCC Tennis Squads earn top NJCAA Academic Honors

NJCAA Academic Women’s Tennis Team of the Year!
The 2013 East Central Community College women’s tennis team earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors by achieving a 3.77 grade point average. Team members and their respective high schools include (kneeling from left) Haley Chapman, Newton County; Nan Hartness, Winston Academy; and Kelsey Tadlock, Newton County; and (standing from left) Alana Turner, Florence; Hayden Fryery, Winston Academy; and Amber Pierce and Hannah Smith, both of Leake Academy. Dianne O’Neill and Kyle Watson served as coaches.   (EC Photo)

Seven East Central Community College athletic teams and numerous student-athletes were recognized for academic achievement by the National Junior College Athletic Association, according to a news release from the NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart … Read more

Webb prepares for state DYW


From press reports


Anna Claire Webb, Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County, will be one of 33 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $44,500 in college scholarships when the Distinguished Young Women Program of 2014 begins Thursday, … Read more

Red, White, Blue Parade shows patriotic spirit


From staff and press reports


Flags, red, white and blue streamers and pinwheels were the decorations of choice Thursday for the Winston County Red, White, Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Louisville.

About 70 people, children and helpful adults included, … Read more

Pickett retires after 38 years

John and Johnny Fair help Pickett cut her cake.

Diana Pickett retired from Fair Oil Company in May after 38 years of service.

“It is a good company and much more,” said Pickett about her time at Fair Oil Company. “They are so special and treated me like family.”… Read more

Camp Jigsaw is a week of achievement for autistic youth

Camp Jigsaw participants prepare for a fun day at Lake Tiak O’Khata.

Youth who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders face challenges every day, from communicating basic feelings to making friends. Camp Jigsaw at Mississippi State University helps participants improve these skills while enjoying a traditional camp experience.

Now in its … Read more