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Tax aide set AARP Taxaide will began e-filing tax returns at the Winston County Library, every Wednesday throughout the tax season. The time will be 9 am until 2 pm, beginning Wednesday, February 1st. Please bring your last years tax…

A look at Ida B. Wells for Black History

By Elmetra Patterson Ida B. Wells, an educator, is chosen for this article because of the 2017 Black History Theme: The Crisis in Black Education. Since the beginning of slavery, educating slaves was adamantly opposed to by most White Southern…

Winston County native writes memoir

From staff and press reports “If it’s a boy,” Bill Strong announced to the crowded courtroom in Louisville, MS, “I’ll send up black smoke; if it’s a girl, I’ll send up white.” A few hours later, the entire town saw…

Hood gives update on House of Representatives

With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations. The House was responsible for looking at the preliminary budgets of 54 state…

EMCC hosts AWS Student Night

From press reports About 150 students from high schools in Choctaw, Clay, Holmes, Kemper, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston counties attended the American Welding Society’s annual Section 147 (Northeast Mississippi) Student Night at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden…

Winston County DYW program this weekend

From press and staff reports 2018 DYW program will be at Louisville High School Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  Wild Wild West is the theme.  There are 7 contestants. Contestant number one is Abigail Leigh Wells, daughter of…

City of Louisville receives tree donation

The City of Tupelo donated 25-30 large trees for the purpose of tornado recovery. The Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and other Tupelo city staff presented the trees at the Memorial Park cemetery on Highway 397, on  February 8, 2017. The…

Manhunt ends as suspect turns self in

From staff and press reports   The man sought in connection with the murder of Angela D. Collier, 39, turned himself in Sunday. Homicide suspect Kevin Ladexter Carter a 43-year-old black male surrendered to a Leake County deputy Sunday, Feb.…

Full Winston County Journal Electronic Version 02/15/2017

We now have a subscription service for our website. If you are a current print subscriber, please email us at bookkeeping@winstoncountyjournal.com with your name, email address and mailing address, and you can access this content as part of your print subscription. If…

Pastors in concert at Mobh Ways and Means program

The Mt. Olive Bethel Harmony District Association held it annual ways and means program on January 27 in support of its new multi-purpose building project located at 137 Armstrong Street in Louisville. The program was held at Pleasant Ridge M.B.…