Category: News

Spectacular Star Trails photographed at Rainwater Observatory


From press release

Here is a spectacular astrophotograph taken here at Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi! The image was taken by Stephen Winkler of Tupelo, Mississippi and is a composite of 175- 30 second exposures revealing star trails with … Read more

WCRCF scores well on ACA audit


From staff reports

Winston Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility, (WCCRCF) in Winston County, received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).

The facility received a 100 percent on the 52 mandatory standards and … Read more


The Winston County Early Head Start program was proud to receive a donation of pampers for its Baby Room from The Ministerial Alliance based out of Winston County on April 5. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Head Start … Read more

Freedom Banquet set for April 23

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From press reports

The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will host its 36th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, April 23,2016, at 7:00 p.m.

The Banquet will be held at Lake Tiak O’Khata, Pine Ridge Lodge. The theme for … Read more


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Congratulations go out to Re-C Carter for being nominated as one Mississippi State University’s 2016 PCSW Outstanding Faculty Members. Nominations for the Outstanding Women Awards are taken each year beginning in … Read more

WA set to host Senior Night on Thursday

Patriot first-baseman, Zach Roberson, tags out a Leake Academy base-runner on a pick-off play.

From special reports

The Winston Academy baseball team was set to close out its regular season at home on Thursday night against Columbus Christian Academy. It will be senior night for the Patriots.… Read more

ECCC students named to All-Mississippi Academic Team

East Central Community College sophomores Ben Pace of Philadelphia and Anthony Emmons of Lake were named to the 2016 All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team.

The All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team recognizes scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in … Read more

Sports Schedules – 04/20/2016

Fast-Pitch Softball
6 p.m. — Starkville at East Webster
6 p.m. — Newton County at Neshoba Central
6 p.m. — Noxapater at Sebastopol… Read more

4 Easy Dips: Brock’s favorites for 2016

I have found four delightful dips that you can enjoy anytime of the year, but especially during this time of the year, the spring season. These dips are absolutely perfect for showers, weddings, anniversary parties, teacher appreciation days, or for … Read more

ECCC students participate in NASA Program

Six members of Alpha Alpha Epsilon engineering club at East Central Community College were recently selected to participate in NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars program.

Those selected for the prestigious program at Stennis Space Center April 11-14, 2016, included Kellen … Read more