Category: News

Winston Strong Volunteers repair home

By Elmetra Patterson

On Friday, November 14, 1 p.m. a home 125 Piney Wood Street in Louisville was blessed and turned over to the owner, Lucy Foster for her and family to move back in after more than 6 months.… Read more

13th annual Thanksgiving plans continue

From press reports

Plans are in process for the Thanksgiving Luncheon to be held Thanksgiving Day at South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center.

“As we begin to approach the Thanksgiving season, it brings to my mind the kindhearted and … Read more

Blocked punt sparks Nanih Waiya in win over Salem

NW offense in an earlier game in the season.

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Just when the Warriors of Nanih Waiya were needing a little spark on Friday night, Jamarlo Smith and Garrett Miles decided to deliver.

Smith broke through to block a Salem punt and Garrett … Read more

ECCC student body leaders

(front row, from left) Kaley Bufkin, freshman class president and Kaylee Yates, freshman vice president, both of Newton County; Anna Claire Webb, freshman class secretary, Noxapater and Hannah May, freshman class treasurer, also of Newton County; (back row, from left) Zack Allen, sophomore class president of Neshoba Central; Megan Robinson, sophomore class vice president and Cara Jackson, sophomore class secretary, both of Nanih Waiya; Matt Ferguson, sophomore class treasurer, Lake; Leah Ferguson Student Body Association (SBA) president, Neshoba Central; Hannah Mitchell SBA vice president, Newton County; Addie Ambrosier, SBA secretary, Magee; and Warner Parkes, SBA treasurer, Nanih Waiya. (EC PHOTO)

Selected to lead East Central Community College’s student body for 2014-15 and their respective high schools are… Read more

Garden speaker


Teresa Ward speaks to the Winston Garden Club’s October meeting on the topic … Read more


(seated, from left) Leah Ferguson of Philadelphia, Student Body Association; Jenna Lovorn of Louisville, Astronomy Club; Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services; Katy Ezell (vice president) of Decatur, Diamond Darlings; Zach Allen (president) of Louisville, Phi Theta Kappa and Sophomore Class; DeeJay Rolison (secretary) of Conehatta, Encore’; Dr. Billy W. Stewart, President; Kara Yates of Morton, ECCC Concert Choir; and Emily Cook of Philadelphia, Centralettes and Wo-He-Lo; (second row, from left) Bristol Buffington of Starkville, EC Art Club and EC Players; Mak Rowzee of Hickory, Cheerleading Squad; Virginia Easley of Philadelphia, Phi Beta Lambda; Warner Parkes of Louisville, Warrior Corps; Haley Pierce of Noxapater, Warrior Corps; Madison Barnett of Noxapater, The Tom-Tom; Trent Haden of Sumrall, EC Business Club; Colton Horne of Noxapater, Alpha Alpha Epsilon; Jamie Mathis of Meridian, ASNEC (Association of Student Nurses at EC); Katie Sanford of Decatur, Wall O’ Sound Band; Emily Shoemake of Conehatta, Native American Club; Lydia Wolfe of Decatur, Practical Nursing Association; Kierra Griffin of McCool, EC Surgical Technology Student Association; Kaley Bufkin of Decatur, Student Body Association; and Kodi Wright of Collinsville, Sigma Sigma Mu Tau; and (back row, from left) Tallie Johnston of Lake, Ac’cents; Houston Martin of Union, Collegians; Joshua Parker of Foxworth, Baptist Student Union; Caleb Stallings of Vossburg, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Resident Assistants; Duston Call of Union, Newman Club; Noah Corcoran of Louisville, Environmental Club; Colby Amis of Decatur, Association of Student Nurses at EC; William Milner of Lena, SkillsUSA; Sarah Freeman of Decatur, Wesley Foundation; Keona Foster of Philadelphia, Gospel Choir; Christopher Brown of Forest, Bon Appetit; and Allison Johnston of Philadelphia, Student Education Association. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Lee serve as sponsors of the President’s Council. (EC Photo)

ECCC Presidents’ Council

The above students currently serve as members of the President’s Council at East Central Community College in Decatur. The President’s Council is comprised of leaders of all campus clubs and organizations and was established to provide better … Read more

Pet of Week – 11/19/2014

Pet of week

Jodie is a sweet boxer mix who is available for adoption. She has been spayed, and her adoption fee is $20.00. She is great with the other animals in the shelter. … Read more

Learning for work

(right from left) Wes Spears and Micah Williams, both of Newton County High School; Desmond Stewart, Leake County Career-Technical Center; and Preston Breazeale, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center. Also pictured are (from left) hotel and restaurant management technology students Ashley Hill of Noxapater, and Alecia Breedlove and Delana Comans, both of Philadelphia. The annual conference is sponsored by the ECCC Career-Technical Division. This year’s theme was “Stampeding to Success.” (EC Photo)

Learning How to ‘Fold’ Properly!

How to properly fold dinner napkins and other information related to fine dining were among items presented by hotel and restaurant management technology program representatives at the annual Non-Traditional Conference for Male Students held recently … Read more



Lynne Cunningham visits lighthouse at Chinocteague Island, home of wild ponies, waterfowl and turtles; also a bed and breakfast for leagues of migratory winged visitors from the north making their way south to warm weather wintering grounds. … Read more

Fun and learning

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CAREER & TECH NEWS –Sergeant Montoya Rush spoke to the career and tech students at the John C. Stennis Vocational Complex on Friday, October 24, 2014. She spoke about the importance of … Read more