Category: News

Senator Giles Ward sworn in as State senate President Pro Tempore

Lt. Gov. Reeves swears in Sen. Ward with Ward’s wife Kay holding the Bible.

From press reports

District 18 Senator Giles Ward was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves on January 6, 2015, after his nomination was unanimously approved by the members.

Ward, in his … Read more

Deputies make arrest after search warrant issued

From press and staff reports

The Winston County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at 1651 Zion Ridge Rd Dec. 31 which resulted in a drug arrest.

Marcus Johnson, currently on probation for possession of controlled substance, was arrested and … Read more

Sheriff request board examine implementing ‘byob’ ordinance

By Joseph McCain
The Winston County Journal

After receiving numerous complaints about a continuous late night party atmosphere at a leased commercial building, Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh requested that the board examining passing an ordinance to curb such establishments.… Read more

Rotary Book Buddies reach out to students

Rotarian and banker Bruce Lee reads to students at Fair Elementary prior to the holidays.

From press reports

Whether it was, “A Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss or “Miss Spider’s Tea Party,” Book Buddies from the Rotary Club of Louisville have a great time reading a book to local school children.

Prior to … Read more

Wildcat signs with Hinds


Former Louisville High School standout offensive lineman Orinthial Walker has signed to play football at Hinds Community College. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder is expected to enroll at HCC this spring.… Read more

Don’t whine over a couple losses, wake up and smell the success


One day can’t ruin a magnificent season, just as five games in a college football season full of games does not diminish the strength of a conference.

Sure, Ole Miss’ 42-3 loss to Texas Christian in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl … Read more

Lodge of the year


Pictured above are members of Estes Lodge 63-A, who were awarded “Lodge of the Year” by the MW Stringer Grand Lodge on November 30, 2014.… Read more

New Year’s Homemade Recipes: Warm Dips


Happy 2015 Everyone!!! I have enjoyed writing my columns for you for almost seven years now, and each year brings innovative and awesome recipes. I look forward to more great columns and more great recipes this upcoming year. And I … Read more

Rep. Hood discusses upcoming session


By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

I would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your state representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. It has been the experience of a lifetime working for and … Read more

Winston Academy lands Junior Graham as new head football coach


By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Winston Academy’s past history of football success didn’t deter Junior Graham in the slightest when it came time to accept the position as the proud program’s head football coach. In fact, it served … Read more