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Michael Fulton a Senior at Louisville High School was recently invited to join the Early Entry Program at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Early Entry … Read more

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WLSM the Refuge 107, The Winston County Journal, The Webster Progress Times, and the Choctaw Plaindealer held their first Campaign Kick-Off Party on February 19 at Lake Tia O’Kata. Over 50 potential candidates were in attendance. … Read more

Pilot Club of Louisville holds monthly meeting

Susan Ray, Donna Thomas, Carnette Hudson, President kathy Sinclair.


Pilot Club of Louisville held  the monthly meeting at Lake Tiak O’ Khata on February 12, 2015.  President Kathy Sinclair called the meeting to order.  Gwynn Hall lead the club in our Pledge to the American Flag.   Bettie Glass … Read more

Two Lady Patriots set to play in MAIS All-Star Game

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Darby Nowell (4) takes a shot from long-range.

By Ryan Satcher
Winston County Journal

After leading Winston Academy to a fourth-place finish in the MAIS Class AA State Girls Basketball Tournament, Katie McCool and Darby Nowell will cap off their senior campaigns with a trip to the MAIS … Read more


Left to right is Michael Dotson, Gwenita Mays, and Aubrey Ray.

Aubrey Ray, Employer Outreach Director of Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves, presents Gwenita Mays, of the Louisville Walmart Super Center Store, a Patriotic Employer award for her support as an employer of the Guard and Reserve. Gwenita … Read more

Suspects in Choctaw County drug store burglary sentenced in court

Burglary- The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents seized nearly 6,500 dosage units of narcotics and other items during the arrest of Marcus & Maurice Taylor and Leabrian Myers on Dec. 7, 2013. All three men were charged with one count each of burglary of a commercial building after a burglary of Ackerman Discount Drugs earlier that day.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Three suspects in a burglary of an Ackerman drug store over two years ago have been sentenced during Circuit Court in Choctaw County held on Feb. 24.

Three individuals, 31-year-old twins Marcus and Maurice … Read more

UDC holds monthly meeting

Woodruff speaks to the group.


On January 5, 2015, the Winston Guards 2643 UDC held their monthly meeting at Lake Tiak O’Khata.

Following the meal, President Frances Woodruff presented the Historian General’s program for the month on “Lee’s Fighting Tigers.”

General Robert E. Lee … Read more

Doors of Hope recognizes Wal-Mart for contributions

Guyse gives Wal-Mart manager Cindy Schott certificates of award for their contributions.

From staff reports

The Doors of Hope Center which has helped over 450 Winston County residents fight hunger recently recognized Wal-Mart for their contributions to the program.

Rev. Lorene Guyse, the founder and administrator of Doors of Hope recognized the … Read more

Red Coat Day held at the Capitol



Winston County Republican Women participated with Republican Women across the state in Red Coat Day at the Capitol. Dean Watkins, local president, and members

Shirley Hawkins, Jane Wood, Kay Ward, and Tracey Verry participated in the activities.

Republican Women … Read more

Excel by 5 group working in the community

Members of the Excel by 5 committee.

From staff reports

A committee of dedicated residents are working on making Winston County an Excel by 5 Candidate Community with the goal of improving education, the economy and the community overall. While the process is usually a two-year process, … Read more