Category: News

Believe there is good in the world


Jesus said THREE times, “If you love me, feed my sheep.” John 21
Backpacks of Hope is an ecumenical effort to ensure that none of our kids go hungry in Winston County.

Last school year, dedicated people from First … Read more

Display at the library

Dezundria Williams (left), Peer Counselor 1 for Winston and Oktibbeha County WIC Breastfeeding Program, and Bonnie Fulton (right), Peer Counselor 3 and La Leche League Leader, show off their Breastfeeding Awareness Display at the Winston County Library.  August is National … Read more

Officer with local ties earns medal

U. S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Allen, wing chaplain for the 186th Air
Refueling Wing (ARW), receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Col. David
Kennard, vice commander of the 186th ARW, on Key Field Air National Guard
Base, Miss., … Read more

Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show nears

From Press Reports

The newest technology and machinery used to advance the South’s timber industry will be demonstrated Aug. 26-27 at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. … Read more

Scenes from the Heart of Dixie


Competitors, standing in line awaiting the start.


Paraplegic triathlete, John Adam Long, from Winston County, goes into the water.

Jason Nail

Jason Nail makes a huge splash as he takes to the water.


A group of outward-bound swimmers.

Rafe Armstrong

Rafe Armstrong emerges from

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Calendar of Events

Pleasant Ridge Summer Revival
Aug. 14-17

Pastor Glass and the Pleasant Ridge Church Family would like to welcome you to our summer revival, which will be August 14-17, 2016 at 7:00pm nightly. The Minister for the week will be Reverend … Read more

Icedora Ball celebrates 100th Birthday with family

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Icedora Ball (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Courtesy of Elmetra Patterson

On July 16, 1916, Mrs. Icedora Ball was born, which was 100 years ago.
She celebrated her 100th Birthday at her home with family in Louisville, MS. Upon the … Read more

Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ends) increases nicotine exposure

Today, Mississippi State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), devices which increase nicotine exposure and which are not safe alternatives … Read more

County awarded federal funds for emergency food and shelter grant

Winston county has been awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program.

Winston County has been chosen to receive $10,805 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a … Read more

Two receive Rural Health Fellowships

By: Marianna Lunsford

The Mississippi Rural Health Association’s education committee has voted to approve two new Mississippi Rural Health Fellows. The recipients are Paula Turner, Rural Health Strategy Coordinator of North Mississippi Health Services, and Sherry Lindley, Regional Director of … Read more